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Brisbane 6th leading the list in antisemitic posts

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Brisbane 6th in the non-Arab non-Muslim world leading the list of antisemitic comments made or posted.

Brisbane may be a hotbed of anti-Jewish activity on social media according to new research produced by the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Ministry of Diaspora unveiled a new system that monitors antisemitic posts on social media and exposes them.

J-Wire posted the story about the system. But Labor MP Michael Danby spotted the picture above.

The picture below shows a slide with a breakdown of antisemitic tweets from non-Arab and non-Muslim countries, particularly from cities with active Muslim/Arab populations.

It is very surprising to us that Brisbane appears 6th in the world in a computer generated algorithm of anti-Jewish posts.

The research process uses many factors and algorithms to analyse FB posts and tweets. The system scans over 200,000 a day, in four languages: English, French, German and Arabic. The results are analysed according to time, geography and language.

Michael Danby says: “This initiative while welcome, may have some shortcomings, and its results should be received with an air of caution.

It is clear that give the volume of antisemitic material being published online and the online discussions that surround material of this type, that a monitoring system will be a useful tool in combatting commentary of this nature.”

Jason Steinberg

Jason Steinberg is a spokesman for the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies and said the results of this survey were disturbing and surprising.

“While we are not privy to the research, the fact Brisbane has been listed as a hotbed for anti-Semitic posts is alarming and distressing,” Jason said.

There is a strong anti-Israel and anti-Semitic feeling in Queensland from the left and the right-wing that has been growing over the past year. We’ve had the Israeli flag being burned and a Neo-Nazi group posting vile posters around South-East Queensland.

These anti-Semitic incidents reflect the trend nationally and globally. It also demonstrates the racial hatred that exists in our seemingly tolerant and multicultural state.

This is not solely a Jewish issue, nor is it just a Brisbane matter. It should be of grave concern to all decent Australians who care about their fellow Aussies and wish to continue to live in this tolerant, accepting country of ours.”

The Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies will be raising these matters with the Queensland Government and other authorities.

Original source: https://www.jwire.com.au/brisbane-6th-in-the-non-arab-non-muslim-world-on-list-of-antisemitic-posts/

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Insolvency Statistics and the Flood of Insolvencies to come

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Insolvency Statistics and the Flood of Insolvencies to come

Insolvency industry watcher Peter Gosnell is reminded that the first sign of an impending tsunami is evidenced by the waterline receding. He was reacting to data showing a dramatic decline in insolvency administrations – down 55 per cent in June, with just 463 administrations, compared to the prior June at 1,040.  The insolvency analytics report by Tony Sivaa also calculated industry-wide declines of 17 percent for April and 38 per cent for May, year on year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 stimulus packages.

“The numbers for the past three months lay bare the crippling effects on the insolvency sector”, advised Sivaa, who heads Sivaa Consulting, in his latest update. “There has been commentary that with the upcoming influx of insolvency appointments, there are not enough liquidators to do the work. But a significant portion of liquidators this last financial year did less than 10 appointments”, he noted.

The busiest of the 630 liquidators was Worrells, which had 757 files under its supervision – reflecting 8 per cent of market share. Cor Cordis followed with 424 files, followed by SV Partners with 401. Sivaa calculated that the top 20 firms nationally hold more than 50 per cent of all appointments among some 197 firms. NSW was the busiest for appointments with more than 3,250 filings.

Mackay Goodwin principal Domenic Calabretta had the highest number of files under management in 2019-20 with 162, followed by SM Solvency AccountantsBrendan Nixon with 152.

Of the big four professional services, KPMG has the most registered liquidators, having swooped on Ferrier Hodgson. Worrell’s 30 liquidators, which is five less than KPMG, handled the administration of Italian restaurant chain Criniti’s as well as the recent collapse of Gold Coast international phone company Travelsim, which is to be wound up after a creditor vote last week.

Extracted from “Margin Call” column by: Jonathan Chancellor

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Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance to buy Tasmania’s TEMCO smelter from South32 – ABC News

A troubled manganese alloy smelter in Tasmania’s north has been saved from closure and is set to be sold to an international company headed by British businessman Sanjeev Gupta.

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A troubled manganese alloy smelter in Tasmania’s north has been saved from closure and is set to be sold to an international company headed by British businessman Sanjeev Gupta.
Key points:

  • The TEMCO smelter in Tasmania’s north employs 250 people, whose jobs are now understood to be safe
  • South32 had been weighing up the future of the facility
  • The sale to British businessman Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance is subject to approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Bo…

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Coroanvirus cases at Victorian Woolworths and Coles supermarkets – 7NEWS.com.au

Shoppers who recently visited the Victorian stores are being urged to monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

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Three Coles stores and a Woolworths supermarket have confirmed workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
One of the Coles stores is near Geelong while the other two are on the outskirts of Melbourne.
The Woolworths store is also located in Melbournes southeast.
Coles on Wednesday confirmed workers at stores in Lalor Plaza, Clyde North and Corio Village had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The employees last worked on August 7, August 3 and August 9 respectively.
File image of Coles shoppin…

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