Hi-tech software pinpoints Aussie Jihadists
Intelligence officers are using geo-tracking software to track Australian Jihadists and their social media supporters. Geofeedia and other tracking software has been used to monitor terror suspects and persons of interest on their social media accounts. The software can collate videos and other jihadist propaganda from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
University reaches for the sky in Parramatta
An iconic new high rise will be built in the centre of Parramatta as part of a massive UWS campus housing 10,000 students. The $120 million flagship campus will spearhead one of Australia’s biggest urban renewal projects and turn Parramatta into a university city. UWS plans to double the number of international students enrolled in three to five years.
North west rail link means job and housing boost for Castle Hill, Bella Vista and Kellyville
Bella Vista, Kellyville and Castle Hill Showground precincts will see a reconstruction in coming years as the NSW Government plans to revitalise the area. About 19,000 jobs are expected to be created and 12,000 new homes are due to be built across the three suburbs. The plans are part of the NSW Government’s Urban Activation Precincts program that aims to work with communities and councils to increase the number of homes near infrastructure and employment opportunities.
Film director seeks $30k to fund online dating doco
Newtown director Ehsan Knopf has launched a crowdfunding proposal to make a film documenting his modern online dating experience Lovesick: Myths of Modern Love. He aims to document the changes the online dating scene has made with the emergence of dating apps such as Tinder.
Medical marijuana for children?
Parents of sick children are turning to medical marijuana in the hope to save their children’s lives. Health minister David Davis has warned families to not expose their children to the substance, as it remains illegal. Despite warnings one woman has continued medicating her child, who is suffering with severe epilepsy, claiming the drug saved her child’s life. Cheri O’Connell spoke to the Herald saying that, “She was dying. She could barely walk or talk”. – Compiled from web sources by The Newsroom team
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