The All NEW Blacksnake Super A-10 Warthog Just SHOCKED The World!

The geopolitical situation in the world is rapidly heating up. The conflict in Syria is still raging, it exploded almost in the very center of Europe when a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine began, then erupted in Gaza between Palestinians and Israelis, the Houthis are mercilessly shelling merchant ships in the Red Sea, blocking the Suez Canal, China is carnivorous towards Taiwan. In such a situation, you need to be armed to the teeth. In such a situation, every piece of weaponry matters. The United States has begun a major modernization of the A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft.

Climate Change Minister Releases ‘Largest-Ever’ Tender for Renewable Energy.

The Albanese Labor government has unleashed what it dubs the “largest-ever” single tender for renewable energy in Australia, spelling disaster for taxpayers.

This announcement coincides with the Australian government’s lofty goal of achieving 82 percent renewable energy by 2030, a target that seems more like a fiscal black hole. Under the expanded Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS), which was rolled out in November, taxpayers will be left footing a staggering bill of $67 billion between 2024 and 2027, with no guarantee of return on investment.

This massive tender specifically aims to procure 6 gigawatts (GW) of new variable renewable energy projects for the National Electricity Market (NEM), a gamble with uncertain outcomes. In a dubious move, the federal government has inked a deal with the New South Wales (NSW) Labor government for 2.2 GW of renewable energy, purportedly to power one million households. However, the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of this endeavour remain dubious at best. Adding to the fiscal irresponsibility, 300 megawatts of renewable energy are earmarked for South Australia (SA), contingent upon final agreement between federal and state authorities.

Such uncertainty only adds to the financial burden on taxpayers. In a bid to further deplete public funds, tenders for 500 MW of renewable energy storage are set to open in Western Australia, with no assurance of cost efficiency or long-term viability.

The government’s insistence on releasing market briefings and initiating new tender rounds every six months until 2027 only exacerbates the financial strain on taxpayers, with no clear path to sustainability.

Despite mounting concerns over fiscal prudence, Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen remains steadfast in championing renewable energy as the “cheapest, cleanest” option. However, his rhetoric fails to address the exorbitant costs and uncertain returns associated with these ventures. Echoing Bowen’s misguided optimism, NSW Climate Change and Energy Minister Penny Sharpe expresses her eagerness to collaborate with the federal government, oblivious to the financial quagmire that lies ahead for taxpayers.


Tomorrow is April 25th, Australians and New Zealanders unite to honour a pivotal chapter in our shared history – ANZAC Day.

This day carries immense significance, reminding us of the valour and dedication of those who served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I, as well as those who followed in the service of the nation.

On this day, we pause to reflect on past sacrifices, to pay homage to the courageous individuals who defended our freedom, and to reaffirm our commitment to supporting those who follow in their footsteps.

The ANZAC spirit has become ingrained in the Australian ethos, representing unwavering support in times of adversity and a solemn vow to never abandon a comrade.

Through tough times, we’re reminded of the enduring power of mateship … a force that fosters unity and resilience, shaping our nation’s character.

As we gather to commemorate ANZAC Day this year, let’s honour the courage and sacrifice of those who served, and uphold the legacy they’ve bestowed upon us.

I share your thoughts of remembrance tomorrow and every day.



Travel Update: Experiencing ANZAC Day in Dubbo, NSW

Greetings from Dubbo, NSW! We’ve successfully reached our destination, greeted by splendid weather upon our arrival last Sunday. Our caravan is now snugly settled for a week-long stay, coinciding with the solemn occasion of ANZAC Day. Our first order of business was a visit to the RSL Sub-Branch drop-in centre, a truly remarkable establishment exuding warmth and hospitality.

At the drop-in centre, we gathered valuable insights about the ANZAC Day march, a cornerstone event in Dubbo’s commemorative calendar. The centre provided us with comprehensive printed materials, which we later discovered were readily available in numerous shops across town.

Our journey then led us to the RSL Club, where we were deeply moved by the array of commemorative memorabilia and captivating visual displays adorning the premises—a poignant tribute to the sacrifices of generations past.

The ANZAC Day march route spans approximately 1.5 kilometres, commencing at the RSL, weaving through the bustling main street, and culminating at the hallowed grounds of the Cenotaph. It’s heartening to learn that all veterans are afforded seating throughout the service, ensuring their comfort and reverence during this solemn occasion. Notably, we were informed of the absence of smoking and Welcome to Country ceremonies, as they are deemed unrelated to the essence of ANZAC Day commemorations.

In reverence, we paid our respects at the Cenotaph, capturing moments of reflection through the lens of our cameras. Below are some photoraphs from our visit.

Our time in Dubbo continues to be enriched by the spirit of remembrance and camaraderie, as we honour the legacy of the ANZACs and the profound significance of this day in Australia’s history.


he Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) today announced the recipients of the 2024 RSL ANZAC of the Year Awards.

The nominations for the ANZAC Awards are assessed and selected by the National RSL ANZAC Awards Committee whose members include:

  • Chairman – Greg Melick, RSL National President;

  • Paul Singer, Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia;

  • David Belgrove, Assistant Secretary Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet;

  • former Senator Margaret Reid;

  • Phil Winter, RSL Australia CEO.

The ANZAC of the Year Awards are presented ‘to recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and to the community in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner.’

The 2024 recipients are:

Mr Ian Smith of South Australia, in recognition of decades of tireless, dedicated, and passionate service to the veteran community of South Australia and his contribution to the State Veterans’ Advisory Council, the ANZAC Day Committee, the Aboriginal Veterans of South Australia Committee, and the Consortium of South Australian Ex-Service Organisations.

Mr Robert Mitchell CD of Western Australia, in recognition of his 30 years of dedicated, committed, and selfless service to the RSL and wider Veteran community and as a respected contributor and advisor to many communities/groups including the Australian Army Museum, the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society, the National Trust, the Royal United Services Institute, Scouts Australia, and the Rottnest Island Cultural Advisory Committee.

“On behalf of the RSL National Board and Members of the RSL I would like to congratulate the two individuals who have been selected for ANZAC of the Year Awards,” Greg Melick said. “They are exemplars of community service and an inspiration to all Australians.”

“This year’s Award recipients exemplify the Spirit of ANZAC in the community through their dedication and commitment to the benefit of others.”


Families of Veterans Guild: Extending Support Beyond Widows

Australian War Widows NSW has undergone a transformation, now known as Families of Veterans Guild, with an expanded mission to provide comprehensive support and services to all family members of Australian veterans. The decision to rebrand came after thorough consultation with group members.

Under its widened scope, the organization will deliver peer support, social work services, and advocacy for all family members of veterans, prioritizing their social and emotional well-being.

Renee Wilson, CEO of Families of Veterans Guild, emphasized that the name change aims to ensure accessibility to assistance for anyone connected to a veteran. Wilson stated, “We recognize the essential need for support, services, community, and representation within the veteran system for families of veterans. By altering our name, we’re opening doors for widows, veterans’ children, partners, parents, siblings, and extended families.”

Wilson elaborated that the decision stemmed from identified gaps in the veterans’ support landscape. She highlighted, “Our services complement existing ones. Comprehensive support for veterans’ families requires collective effort. Together as a community, we can bridge gaps and enhance the lives of these families.”

The shift aims to eliminate barriers for defence and veteran families in Australia, ensuring that the organization caters to all segments of this community, totalling nearly half a million individuals.