Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose | ZDNet

I used to think that cybergeddon, the much-hyped digital Pearl Harbor, was just hawkish scaremongering. Now I’m not so sure. The evidence that we’re in the midst of a cyber cold war is mounting daily — as is the evidence that one of Australia’s key defenders isn’t fit for purpose.As industrial control system ICS hackers told me two years ago, while the SCADA systems that control everything from power stations and oil refineries to chocolate factories and hotel air conditioning have shockingly bad security, you need to know how the systems are set up. Knowing how to hack controller number 75454 is useless, unless you know what controller 75454 actually does, and how it interacts with the rest of the system.

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Calls to protect sugar cane industry in NSW from impacts of coal seam gas – ABC Rural Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Northern NSW, Mt. Warning in background.

A local council in northern NSW is calling on its State Government to protect the regions main agricultural crop from the impacts of unconventional gas extraction.The Tweed Shire Council wants the sugar cane industry to be given ‘critical industry cluster’ status like the equine and viticulture industries in the Upper Hunter.Tweed councillors unanimously voted in favour of a motion that the mayor write to the NSW Premier Mike Baird, the Minister for Planning Pru Goward and the Minister for the North Coast Andrew Stoner, requesting the protection

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Is There Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves? | The Mind Unleashed

Whether you’re battling a life-threatening illness, saddled with a “chronic” health condition that Western medicine hasn’t been able to cure, or battling nuisance symptoms that decrease your quality of life, or just hoping to optimize your energy, vitality, looks, and longevity, there is scientific proof that you can heal yourself.As a skeptic herself, Dr. Lissa Rankin makes an irrefutable case, documenting with cold, hard science that the medical establishment has been proving that the mind can heal the body for over 50 years.

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