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« Reply #1540 on: February 28, 2012, 08:33:06 PM »

Babybear I do enjoy your posts as they raise some interesting subjects and inspire me to do some more research.  Also it is intriguing to me what people in other countries may or may not know and understand about our way of life.

I forgot to mention that Ayers Rock is now known by it's Aboriginal name of Uluru (OO-loo-roo) and is a World Heritage Site.  It is a sacred site of the local Aboriginal tribe and is a large sandstone rock close to the centre of our continent.  There are many beautiful pictures of the changing colours as the sunlight reflects off the Rock.

Now on to Kangaroo meat.  I found this explanation with pictures of Kangaroo steaks which are much too rare for my taste.

http://www.benjaminchristie.com/article/how-to-cook-kangaroo-meat-properly

As for a suitable wine to accompany it I would guess a good strong red wine.  In recipes for Roo or Wallaby dishes that are slow cooked such as a hot pot or casserole they add a red wine to the ingredients.

I thought also you may be interested in this clip : 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofgud4wLLo

 

There are some exceptional wines grown here in Tasmania and when the industry was restarted in the 1950s they mainly concentrated on dry whites.  Since then with our climate slowly becoming more moderate the reds have become popular.

http://www.winetasmania.com.au/

From what I have read and seen on TV Lindy Chamberlain has been steadfast in her story of the dingo taking baby Azaria.  Back then people found it difficult to believe a dingo was capable of doing such a thing but in recent years there have been several attacks by dingos and some on small children.  I do hope this case can be put to rest after so many years.

Hawaii is about a 12 hour flight from Australia and tourists from here usually head for closer Pacific Islands or Asian countries like Thailand.

As for the Royal family we do not think about them much either and they have negligible affect on our daily lives, unless there is an occasion like a Royal Wedding.  The Queen has an official representative here with the title Governor General and the post used to be occupied by one of her younger male relatives but in the past several years there has been an Australian in the position and at present it is a woman.

Looking forward to your next post with more questions.  I love questions. 

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« Reply #1541 on: February 28, 2012, 08:35:55 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/gay-dads-from-queensland-arrested-in-los-angeles-child-porn-probe-involving-their-six-year-old-son/story-e6freoof-1226284796971

Gay dads from Queensland arrested in Los Angeles child porn probe involving their six-year-old son

    by: EXCLUSIVE by Paul Toohey
    From: The Courier-Mail
    February 29, 2012 9:00AM

The gay fathers of a six-year-old Australian boy have been arrested in Los Angeles after being indicted on child sexual exploitation charges relating to their own son.

The men, a US citizen and resident of Queensland in his 40s, and his partner, an Australian citizen in his 30s from north Queensland, were arrested in a 6am raid at a house in Los Angeles, on Thursday morning.

 A third man, a lawyer from Florida, has also been arrested and indicted, and is named as the lead defendant. He is further charged with procuring a boy aged between eight or nine for sexual exploitation.

 The indictment alleges the gay couple’s son was induced and coerced by all three defendants to appear in sexually explicit images and videos, either by himself or with the lead defendant.

All men are charged with counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and the sexual exploitation of a child. The indictment carries no direct information on what the seized material allegedly depicts.

The boy is a joint Australian and US citizen with grandparents and relatives both in both Queensland and the United States.

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« Reply #1542 on: February 28, 2012, 08:38:26 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/love-comes-knocking-a-second-time-for-rochedale-south-couple/story-fn8m0u8i-1226284213151

Love comes knocking a second time for Rochedale South couple

    by: Stephanie Masters, Albert & Logan News
    From: Quest Newspapers
    February 28, 2012 3:36PM

Having divorced and lived apart for more than 30 years, Stan Cordell and Joan Thompson are to be married once more.

The pair married for the first time on March 24, 1951, divorced 27 years later on March 31, 1978, and are ready to "pick up where we left off" with their second wedding to be celebrated on March 31.

The matching dates were a coincidence only noticed by their daughter after the wedding had been arranged.

In 33 years of separation, the couple only saw each other once, despite having two children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren together.

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« Reply #1543 on: February 28, 2012, 09:13:51 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/kim-dotcom-says-he-needs-at-least-200000-a-month-to-survive/story-e6freonf-1226284890783

Kim Dotcom says he needs at least $200,000 a month to survive

    From: AAP
    February 29, 2012 10:11AM

MEGAUPLOAD founder Kim Dotcom and his wife need more than $200,000 a month to get by, a New Zealand court has heard.

Dotcom, facing extradition to the United States, and his heavily pregnant wife Mona are seeking to have some of their seized assets to be released at a hearing at the High Court in Auckland today.

Crown prosecutor Anne Toohey told the court that together Dotcom and his wife have requested that $220,000 a month in living costs be released.

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« Reply #1544 on: March 04, 2012, 06:29:53 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/kim-dotcom-says-he-needs-at-least-200000-a-month-to-survive/story-e6freonf-1226284890783

Kim Dotcom says he needs at least $200,000 a month to survive

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    February 29, 2012 10:11AM

MEGAUPLOAD founder Kim Dotcom and his wife need more than $200,000 a month to get by, a New Zealand court has heard.

Dotcom, facing extradition to the United States, and his heavily pregnant wife Mona are seeking to have some of their seized assets to be released at a hearing at the High Court in Auckland today.

Crown prosecutor Anne Toohey told the court that together Dotcom and his wife have requested that $220,000 a month in living costs be released.

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No doubt . . . Lordy, I won't spend that kind of money between now and the time I die, unless of course I live to 187.
 
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« Reply #1545 on: March 05, 2012, 03:00:11 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/bruce-morcombe-in-court-to-watch-accused-killer-of-son-daniel-morcombe-appear-via-video-link/story-e6freoof-1226289387967

Bruce Morcombe in court to watch accused killer of son Daniel Morcombe appear via video link

    by: Jasmin Lill
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    March 05, 2012 12:04PM

THE father of murdered Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe travelled to Brisbane to watch his son's accused killer in court today saying he owed it Daniel to be there.

"As often as we can, I like to participate and be there and soak it up even though I really can't do too much," Bruce Morcombe said.

"I just owe it to Daniel that I attend."

Daniel's mother Denise was also at the Brisbane Magistrates Court but opted not to sit in the court room and watch Brett Peter Cowan as he appeared from jail via videolink.

"She just finds it very gruelling and I think it's more saving herself for the committal if we're allowed to sit through that. It's just a matter of limiting your exposure so that your health is still strong and that's what we're trying to do," Mr Morcombe said.

"You can do nothing so you just sit there and perhaps look at the floor and think what might have been."

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« Reply #1546 on: March 08, 2012, 02:18:51 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinski-takes-first-steps-back-on-long-road-to-recovery-after-losing-family-in-fire-tragedy/story-e6freoof-1226292739187

Matt Golinski takes first steps back on long road to recovery after losing family in fire tragedy

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 08, 2012 12:00AM

MATT Golinski has taken the first tentative steps in a journey few people can comprehend.

Ten weeks after a devastating fire took the lives of his family, the 39-year-old husband and father has started to speak and to walk again.

But while he is slowly recovering physically after emerging from a medically induced coma, the emotional journey has just begun.

In an exclusive interview, his devoted dad, Keith, said Matt was aware of losing his wife, Rachael, and daughters, Starlia, aged 10, and twins Willow and Sage, 12, in the Boxing Day blaze at their Sunshine Coast home.

"He was probably aware on the night of the fire but still needed confirmation of that when he did awaken," Keith said.

"Thankfully, we did not have to go into any major detail about what had happened and were able to confirm Matt's understanding of the outcome of the fire."

The celebrity chef, who received severe burns to 40 per cent of his body, is under the care of a psychologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

"Everyone processes these things differently. We take his lead," Keith said.

"We don't try to give him too much information. He's got to process it in his own time, in his own way. It can't be forced.

"He's got quite a bit to work through. He's coping in a very mature way. He's still got tremendous will and tremendous spirit."

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« Reply #1547 on: March 08, 2012, 02:23:13 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/maddies-family-relieved-after-guilty-plea/story-e6freooo-1226293439570

Maddie Pulver's family relieved after Paul Peters's guilty plea over bomb collar hoax

    by: By Vincent Morello
    From: AAP
    March 08, 2012 12:01PM

THE family of fake collar bomb victim Madeleine Pulver says they are relieved they've been given some closure after the man responsible pleaded guilty in a Sydney court.

Paul Douglas Peters appeared briefly in Sydney's Central Local Court today via video link and pleaded guilty to aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.

Peters, 51, appeared in prison greens and did not express emotion when his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

Outside court, his lawyer Kathy Crittenden said Peters was "profoundly sorry" to the Pulver family.

Madeleine's father Bill spoke outside the court to offer thanks for the support the family had received.

"Today's guilty plea brings closure to a crime that remains a mystery and random to us in our minds as it did back on August the third," he said.

"A poor decision by one man has prompted a truly extraordinary and inspiring response from many thousands of people and we will be forever grateful," he said.

Court documents show that Peters entered the Pulver family home about 2.15pm on August 3 through the unlocked front door carrying a black aluminium baseball bat and a small backpack.

He cornered Madeleine in her bedroom and said "I am not going to hurt you".

Peters took a black box from the backpack and pushed it against her throat, securing it around her neck with a bicycle lock that was attached to the device.

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« Reply #1548 on: March 08, 2012, 02:41:31 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinski-takes-first-steps-back-on-long-road-to-recovery-after-losing-family-in-fire-tragedy/story-e6freoof-1226292739187

Matt Golinski takes first steps back on long road to recovery after losing family in fire tragedy

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 08, 2012 12:00AM

MATT Golinski has taken the first tentative steps in a journey few people can comprehend.

Ten weeks after a devastating fire took the lives of his family, the 39-year-old husband and father has started to speak and to walk again.

But while he is slowly recovering physically after emerging from a medically induced coma, the emotional journey has just begun.

In an exclusive interview, his devoted dad, Keith, said Matt was aware of losing his wife, Rachael, and daughters, Starlia, aged 10, and twins Willow and Sage, 12, in the Boxing Day blaze at their Sunshine Coast home.

"He was probably aware on the night of the fire but still needed confirmation of that when he did awaken," Keith said.

"Thankfully, we did not have to go into any major detail about what had happened and were able to confirm Matt's understanding of the outcome of the fire."

The celebrity chef, who received severe burns to 40 per cent of his body, is under the care of a psychologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

"Everyone processes these things differently. We take his lead," Keith said.

"We don't try to give him too much information. He's got to process it in his own time, in his own way. It can't be forced.

"He's got quite a bit to work through. He's coping in a very mature way. He's still got tremendous will and tremendous spirit."

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Thank you so much for this update.  He and his family remain in my prayers as they journey through this most difficult time, on so many levels.
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« Reply #1549 on: March 08, 2012, 02:42:49 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/maddies-family-relieved-after-guilty-plea/story-e6freooo-1226293439570

Maddie Pulver's family relieved after Paul Peters's guilty plea over bomb collar hoax

    by: By Vincent Morello
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    March 08, 2012 12:01PM

THE family of fake collar bomb victim Madeleine Pulver says they are relieved they've been given some closure after the man responsible pleaded guilty in a Sydney court.

Paul Douglas Peters appeared briefly in Sydney's Central Local Court today via video link and pleaded guilty to aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.

Peters, 51, appeared in prison greens and did not express emotion when his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

Outside court, his lawyer Kathy Crittenden said Peters was "profoundly sorry" to the Pulver family.

Madeleine's father Bill spoke outside the court to offer thanks for the support the family had received.

"Today's guilty plea brings closure to a crime that remains a mystery and random to us in our minds as it did back on August the third," he said.

"A poor decision by one man has prompted a truly extraordinary and inspiring response from many thousands of people and we will be forever grateful," he said.

Court documents show that Peters entered the Pulver family home about 2.15pm on August 3 through the unlocked front door carrying a black aluminium baseball bat and a small backpack.

He cornered Madeleine in her bedroom and said "I am not going to hurt you".

Peters took a black box from the backpack and pushed it against her throat, securing it around her neck with a bicycle lock that was attached to the device.

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« Reply #1550 on: March 09, 2012, 01:54:47 AM »

Good to see you Sister.  Prayers continuing for you and your loved ones and I hope improvements are on the way.

I so admire Matt Golinski's family for the way they are handling and reporting his recovery.  What an ordeal for them all.  The latest report which I will post shows his improvement and the issues he is facing. 

With the bomb collar hoax I have no idea what sort of sentence this weirdo will receive as I do not think there has been anything like this carried out here before.  The latest reports appear to show that it was a case of mistaken identity that this lass was the victim and a neighbour may have been the target.  Report to follow.
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« Reply #1551 on: March 09, 2012, 01:56:53 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinskis-lesson-for-us-all/story-e6freoof-1226294159554

Celebrity chef Matt Golinski's lesson for us all

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 09, 2012 12:00AM

KEITH Golinski has a simple message for the public as his son, Matt, deals with the loss of his wife and three daughters in a house fire: "Life can change in a minute, or a second."

As his celebrity chef son comes to grips with his physical injuries and the traumatic events of the Boxing Day fire, Keith said he hoped the family tragedy encouraged other people to focus on the important things in life.

"Nobody really expects such a sudden and serious change in their life, but it can happen," he said. "You just don't know.

"This has had enormous repercussions, not just for our family, but for people right around the country.

"Of course we wish it didn't happen at all.

"But if it makes some people look at what their life is about, and perhaps take an extra hour off work to go home to spend time with their kids and family, maybe that will be a positive influence."

Matt Golinski remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after receiving severe burns to 40 per cent of his body - mainly his back, upper arms, shoulders and scalp - in the fire at the family's Tewantin home.

The 39-year-old, described by friends as a devoted husband to wife Rachael and dad to daughters Starlia, Willow and Sage, spent two months in a medically induced coma but has started speaking again and is able to walk small distances.

"I'm grateful that he's got his mobility," Keith said. "He has full function of the lower half of his body and his hands.

"Although it could be some time away, he'll still be able to cook and he'll still be able to run. He used to do half-marathons."

Keith said he had had to wait until Matt emerged from his coma to be sure his eyesight had not been damaged.

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« Reply #1552 on: March 09, 2012, 02:00:16 AM »

http://www.news.com.au/national/was-maddie-pulver-targeted-by-mistake/story-e6frfkvr-1226294351258

Retired CEO Ken Cowley says he was not the target of failed extortion attempt

By Staff Writers
news.com.au
March 09, 2012 6:19AM

FORMER News Ltd boss Ken Cowley does not believe he was the original target of next-door-neighbour Madeleine Pulver's collar bomb ordeal.

Court documents released yesterday revealed accused extortionist Paul Douglas Peters had a conversation with Mr Cowley, the Pulvers' next-door neighbour, before the incident.

Fairfax reported today that last August's attack, orchestrated by the 52-year-old Peters, may have been a case of mistaken identity at the wrong address.

Today the retired executive said he did not believe he was the intended target of the failed extortion attempt.

Mr Cowley told the Macquarie Network: "I don't think it was (planned against me),"

"I don't think he ever intended it (to be against me). I think he always had the Pulvers on his agenda," he said.

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Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/was-maddie-pulver-targeted-by-mistake/story-e6frfkvr-1226294351258#ixzz1obH5CpLd

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« Reply #1553 on: March 09, 2012, 02:09:03 AM »

http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-tsunami-anniversary-recovery/story-fnclkkmm-1226293182226

On the ground in Japan: One year after the tsunami, the struggle is far from over

By Helen Davidson in Miyagi, Japan
news.com.au
March 08, 2012 10:41AM

THE countless hours of footage of the Japanese tsunami are no preparation for standing in the middle of what used to be a suburb of nearly 10,000 people and seeing nothing but wasteland.

This is what Yuriage, a fishing village in Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, looks like now.  It's one of several towns,  villages or suburbs that no longer exist in Miyagi, the region hardest hit by the March 11 disaster.

News.com.au has been on the ground in Miyagi to see how the recovery and rebuilding efforts are progressing.  What we've found is that they are not.

This is a shattered region still struggling to clean up debris, bring down condemned buildings and resettle survivors, even before the hard task of rebuilding begins.

To experience what it’s like on the ground now, explore the interactive below. Panoramic images of key areas in Miyagi contain videos, photographs and further information about the devastated region.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-tsunami-anniversary-recovery/story-fnclkkmm-1226293182226#ixzz1obJDL5VI

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« Reply #1554 on: March 09, 2012, 08:51:59 AM »

Hi Tib!  

I stop by often to read and don't always comment, but I wanted you to know I really appreciate this thread, with all the news and updates. 

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Hi Tib!  

I stop by often to read and don't always comment, but I wanted you to know I really appreciate this thread, with all the news and updates. 



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« Reply #1556 on: March 13, 2012, 12:51:05 AM »

   Waving to Muffy     Thank you.  I try to find items that I think should interest the Monkeys, and updates when I see posts in reply to the items.

And thanks also 4 Donks.  Love reading about your exploits on the farm.  (We need a donkey icon) - hint hint

 
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« Reply #1557 on: March 13, 2012, 12:54:44 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/chef-finds-support-in-bali-bombing-victim/story-e6freoof-1226297575049

Chef Matt Golinski finds support in Bali bombing victim Peter Hughes

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 13, 2012 12:00AM

BALI bomb survivor Peter Hughes has lent his support to Matt Golinski as the celebrity chef deals with the impact of the fire that claimed his wife and three children.

Mr Hughes said the Sunshine Coast chef, who received severe burns to 40 per cent of his body in the Boxing Day blaze, would take years to recover physically.

"Matt'll have some pain for at least two years," he said. "He'll need a lot of support.

"It's not going to be easy. He'll have to dig deep."

Mr Golinski will have to wear pressure garments for months after leaving hospital and even his diet will be affected.

"You've got to have a lot of protein because your skin needs protein," Mr Hughes said.

Mr Golinski's father, Keith, emailed the Perth-based burns survivor for advice to help his son after the blaze, which killed Matt's wife, Rachael, and daughters, Starlia, 10, and 12-year-old twins, Sage and Willow.

Mr Golinski, 39, has spoken and taken a few steps after being in a medically induced coma at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for two months.

He is also under the care of an RBWH psychologist since being told his family's fate.

Mr Hughes, who has set up a charity to help burns survivors, has advised Keith Golinski, other family members and Matt's close friends to also seek counselling.

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« Reply #1558 on: March 13, 2012, 01:16:22 AM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/martin-bryant-painting-prize-outrage/story-fn7x8me2-1226295743686

Tasmania's art prize winner features mass murderer

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    From: The Mercury
    March 10, 2012 1:54PM

A PICTURE featuring Port Arthur gunman Martin Bryant was awarded Tasmania's leading prize for landscape painting yesterday.

Sydney artist Rodney Pople, who won the $35,000 Glover Prize, defended his controversial painting saying that as an artist he saw it as his role to sometimes bring up issues that were uncomfortable, the Hobart Mercury reports.

"There are too many artists just doing things for the market and I tend to want to do work that has a bit more of an edge to it," he said.

Mr Pople said he was living in Sydney on April 28, 1996, when 35 people were murdered.

A Hobart detective, who spent 24 hours at the scene of the massacre and twice interviewed Bryant, is outraged over the art award.

Former Tasmania Police inspector John Warren said: "I can't comprehend how someone can be so insensitive to all the victims and people who have been scarred for life.

"They would be outraged and so am I."

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority chief executive Stephen Large said that any publicity or images associated with Bryant were not helpful to those affected by the Port Arthur massacre.

Mr Warren said he found the painting totally outrageous, adding: "I think it is in very poor taste.

"He might be a good artist but he has shown no common sense."

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I have featured this particular report as it's illustration shows the entire painting where other media reports only show the closer version which highlights the killer even more.

My comments on this outcry is that it is far too soon to be depicting this murderer in a painting such as this, and to win such a prestigious award gives it way too much publicity. Too many people who lost loved ones and others who were at Port Arthur and the surrounding areas that day have been traumatised for life and do not need this reminder.  To put this into perspective for the monkeys - it would the same if someone painted a scene of the school at Columbine, and the beautiful surrounds, then painted the killers as a focal point.
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« Reply #1559 on: March 13, 2012, 03:44:44 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/sunshine-coast-funeral-for-matt-golinskis-wife-and-three-daughters-who-died-in-boxing-day-fire/story-e6freoof-1226298521988

Sunshine Coast funeral for Matt Golinski's wife and three daughters who died in Boxing Day fire

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 13, 2012 5:27PM

MATT Golinski's wife and three daughters will be farewelled on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, but the celebrity chef is still too unwell to attend.

Mr Golinski will remain in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital during the service, where he has been recovering from burns to 40 per cent of his body since the Boxing Day fire.

His wife, Rachael, and daughters Starlia, 10, and twins Willow and Sage, aged 12, died in the blaze at the family's Tewantin home.

Matt's father Keith said the decision to proceed with funeral arrangements had been made in consultation with his son.

"With Matt's blessing, we have decided to organise a time to say goodbye to Rachael and the girls," Keith said.

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