trina_p's Articles In Current Events
September 4, 2006 by trina_p
Elana's been sick all day watching dvds etc so I only just saw this.
While I wasn't a fan there is no doubt that he is an Australian Icon
Apparently he was stung by a stingray and died from heart failure on the way to the hospital. His family are believed to be in Tasmania but the news has had said there's been now word from Australia Zoo.

How sad for Terri, Bindi and Bob and how even sadder that next year the first anniversary of his death will be Father's Day.

He was 43.
RIP Crocodi...
February 21, 2005 by trina_p
I can't stand the word miscarriage, it somehow makes it sound like the woman wasn't carrying the child right and so it left.

But worse then miscarriage is "lost the baby" - Lost? It's not lost, it died, it's gone.

A person asked me this morning when a friend of mine "lost their baby" - they had a misccariage at 7weeks a days ago I was appauled. Firstly because why would you ask that -the question was "What day did ....... lose her baby" secondly what has it got to do with you - what busin...
January 26, 2005 by trina_p
Looking around the forums in the last couple of weeks I'm surprised at what I haven't seen, especially in the Politics or Current events categories.

Yesterday was Australia day, the day Australians celebrate the landing of the first fleet.

This morning I woke up to hear that insurgents fired at Australian troops, but didn't injure any and in a separate incident there was a suicide car bombing near the Australian embassy injuring six soldiers.
This on top of the Australian embassy in Ba...
June 27, 2004 by trina_p
There's alot of debate and discussion on JU about welfare and women having babies for the money - I read this comment on Wisefawn's women entrapaneurs blog

Women are not going around spitting out babies to get welfare money, as she is saying they are

and I thought Yes, some are!
I went to ( and typed in a search for $3000 baby bonus and this is what I came up with Link
however I've posted two of the more relevant posts below.

It's all over the news ...
June 10, 2004 by trina_p
Watching Sunrise this morning I saw a headline "USA threatens to limit intelligence sharing with Australia under a Labor government"

What the? So if Labor wins the election this year then USA won't be our friend anymore?
May 4, 2004 by trina_p
In the last month we've had like 4 public holidays. I mean April 9 was Good Friday, April 12 was Easter Monday - no work those days. Then we had a full work week - then Monday 26th April was the Anzac Day public holiday because it was Anzac day on the previous sunday (25th) and then yesterday was Labour Day - actually that was only in QLD where I am but still - that's alot of holidays. If I still lived in Ipswich then I'd get another public holiday next week for the Ipswich Show but since I'm in...
April 22, 2004 by trina_p
The best thing in the world is when the whingy baby who doesn't want to go to sleep even though she's rubbing her eyes profusely, while rolling around on the mat trying to hide actually falls asleep. You think hey she's quieter then she was 2 minutes ago and your heart jumps into your mouth as you walk into the room only to see that little contented baby breathly softly and evenly with her eyes closed and her blanket in her hand tucked around her chin. And you breathe a sigh of relief then smile...