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Sunday, 16 December


APRadio podcast 16-12-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Australian Patriot Radio

Harry comments on the UN is a corporation, Tasmania removed genda on birth certificates, Australia again being in the dark from summer power outages, Bill Shortens push to be king on battery power, Government gives PNG $2BILLION to update their power grids, a joint standing committee convened to investigate Australian electoral cyber fraud that we dont have. A Christmas from from Australia you will enjoy. Harry and Mike Holt present their weekly OZ CHAT program that opens closed doors to government unaccountable corruption and mismanagement of your nation CLICK HERE


1) Thousands of people take refuge to the forest, says the Church authority "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

2) Four residents reportedly died, others run to forest following the evacuation of shooting victims in Nduga
3) The government never take Papuan resource wealth, says Indonesian Vice President
1) Thousands of people take refuge to the forest, says the Church authority
Published 5 hours ago on 16 December 2018
 By pr9c6tr3_juben
Jayapura, Jubi  Thousands of residents of Mbua, Yall and Yigi sub-districts reportedly sought refuge in the forest following the raid conducted by the joint police and military forces towards the West Papua Liberation Army that claimed to be responsible for the shooting incidents of the workers of PT. Istaka Karya on 2 December 2018.


Young Friarbird chooses to get a hand-up "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Hard to thumb a lift if you've no fingers, but no youngster should be left standing in the middle of the road through Townsville Common.

Surprise this afternoon though when very young Helmeted Friarbird chose to leap aboard for hand-up.

No thanks from parents, but they did stop swooping after safe place found for junior.


The fuck is wrong with you cunts "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I've lived in 3 capital cities, 6 major regional cities and a few country towns all over Australia, but the quality of driving in this town is just some next level shit. It's like being passed by another driver is to be avoided at all costs. Merging? Hah! Fuck that shit, "me first cunt!", at the cost of keeping the flow of traffic going. It's even so bad that cunts will just straight up sit at the end of a merging lane if they "missed their chance" instead of being comfortable speeding up to the traffic speed and having someone let them in. And indicators? Nah cunt, too good for that faggy shit. The extreme levels of testosterone have also rubbed off onto the Sheila's also. God Townsville, you cunts are just the fucking worst drivers.

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Summary of events in West Papua (11 November-16 December 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

Summary of events in West Papua  (11 November-16 December 2018)

Indonesian security operation
An Indonesian security force operation (sweep) is taking place in the Nduga region at the moment. The sweep is in response to the killing of 16 construction workers who were building bridges on part of the 4,300-kilometer Trans-Papua road project (from Strong to Merauke) which is expected to be completed next year . A soldier was also killed and another wounded in a clash with an armed gang in the area.  There have been a lot of conflicting reports in relation to this incident including the number of those killed which was originally reported to be 31. 

A faction of the West Papuan National Liberation Army (TPNPB) led by Egianus Kogoya has claimed responsibility for the deaths of the construction workers but said that the workers killed were not civilians, but were members of the Indonesian Army Corps of Engineers.

In a phone interview with BenarNews (7 December), Sebby Sanbom, a spokesman for the TPNPB, made it clear that the separatist group rejected the governments infrastructure projects. This attack is a message to the colonial government of Indonesia that we are fighting for the freedom of the West Papua Republic. We are not asking for the...


Scientists are developing a breakthrough test that uses gold to detect all types of cancer in 10 minutes "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

  • Scientists at the University of Brisbane may have found a simple way of detecting the early stages of cancer.
  • The method is inexpensive, takes 10 minutes, and can work for all types of cancer.
  • The test uses gold particles to detect cancerous DNA.

According to Nature, researchers at the University of Brisbane may have developed a simple test thats able to detect the early stages of cancer.

Not only that but the method is inexpensive, takes a mere 10 minutes, and works for all types of cancer and the central component used for identifying cancer cells is gold particles.


Climate change drying soil, threatening water supplies "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The widespread drying of soils, due to higher evaporation rates due to global warming, is shrinking water supplies to the point that drought-like conditions may become the norm in many parts of Australia. At a news conference held in Sydney, Prof Ashish Sharma of the University of New South Wales who led the most []

The post Climate change drying soil, threatening water supplies appeared first on Westender - West End 4101.


Trust in God and man "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

It's not really work
It's just the power to charm
I'm still standing in the wind
But I never wave bye bye
But I try, I try ...

- David Bowie Modern love
Having blown his precious first Hundred Days to define himself and his government, Scott Morrison has finally found an issue to make his own.

Conservatism needs religion, and vice versa. Conservatism is the default form of government in overtly pious countries. In postwar Australia, the Coalition consistently won government when people felt obliged to put bums on pews; this was particularly true in Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland, the states with highest church attendance; it was less true in the other states where church attendance was traditionally lower.

The last time a conservative government in Australia put its relationship with religion to the test was in 1961. Before then, marriage legislation basically ratified weddings consecrated in what were then the three major Christian denominations: the Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian churches. The changing demographics of postwar Australia saw increased numbers of marriages in Orthodox churches and synagogues; the Marriage Act 1961 removed the primacy of churches and even allowed for civil ceremonies facilitated by public servants or registered celebrants. It allowed for adults to be married despite church rules limiting marriage, such as where one party was not of the same denomination as the celebrant.

Churches were livid at what they saw as the intrusion of the secular state into their core business. Prime Minister Menzies, a church-going Presbyterian, felt the full force of ecclesiastical displeasure. His government had a one-seat majority in the House thanks to a misjudged economic policy that resulted in a credit squeeze; nervous backbenchers fretted at the government being denounced from the pulpits to a significant proportion of voters.

The following year, Catholic schools in the Goulburn diocese near Canberra locked students out and sent children to the local overstretched state schools. Church schools had been able to employ ordained clergy or devout loyalists as teachers, but the growing professionalism of teaching combined with the increased importance of science meant church schools could not compete with public schools for quality of education. Menzies found a way to mollify the churches without backing down: he lavished money on church-run schools so they could expand at the same rate as government schools did at the time, in response to the postwar baby boom.



Babe a life undiminished by disability "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Undiminished by her disability, Babe, a rescued bobby calf inspires us daily that sight is but a state of mind, and that a vision for a kinder world rests within us all.  The very first photo we saw of sweet Babe told of the fondness she had found at the hands and heart of a kindly worker who had ever so gently painted a red heart on the calfs side. Determined to find a happy outcome for Babe, several phones calls lead to Edgars Mission where happily ever after and a life unhindered by prejudice awaited Babe.  Watching the sweet Babe and her belled buddy, Sophie we have pause to thought that the greatest disability held is perhaps by those humans who see animals not for who they are, rather only for what they can produce.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

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2018 Image of the Year Awards "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Award Winners

Image of the Year


Ron Gale

Gaze of a Child

Award Category


Jenny Donhardt

Most Improved

Award Category


Ron Gale

Childrens Portrait

Award Category


Members Name

Image Title

Experienced Colour Print

First Place

Ron Gale: Gaze of a Child

Second Place

John Fountain: My Friend Bently

Third Place

Ron Ga...


Birmingham Jihadis "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Birmingham UK is alive with Muslims. This is indicative of the downfall of the UK. Islam now controls much of the country. Will we allow Bill Shorten to do this to our country?

If he gets control he already promised to open up the borders. Will you vote for the ALP/Greens?



Endangered Red Goshawks netted and tagged during nesting season "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Red Goshawk on Cape York (Image by John Young)

The Queensland Labor Government has handed responsibility for a controversial program that nets and tags the endangered Red Goshawk on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula to international mining giant Rio Tinto. The goshawks are caught and tagged during their nesting season.

A Red Goshawk caught near its nest near Weipa in a bow net and fitted with a GPS satellite transmitter in a harness disappeared three months later. The then Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection told north Queensland blogger Tony Nielson in February 2017 that a month after the adult female disappeared, its female fledgling was also netted and fitted with a tracking device; the movements of that bird were being tracked 12 months later.

Queensland Environment Department & Rio Tinto personnel with captured juvenile Red Goshawk
Netting and tagging can provide valuable information about the movements of migratory waders and other birds, but such programs should be conducted in moderation and with great care. An important shorebird roost at Toorbul in South-East Queensland, for instance, was deserted for a considerable time after ca...

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Saturday, 15 December


Flash floods cause havoc in Melbourne, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Flash floods have caused havoc for some in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, with flash flooding turning backyards, suburban streets and ponds into gushing rivers. A Christmas party at a Pakenham housing estate in the city's outer southeast was called off Saturday afternoon when heavy rainfall halted celebrations. Organiser Samantha Thorpe said a little pond nearby became "like a raging river". "It has never happened like this before."


Baby power appears to be a ticking time bomb for consumers "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Reuters Investigates, 14 December 2018:

Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public.

J&J didnt tell the FDA that at least three tests by three different labs from 1972 to 1975 had found asbestos in its talc in one case at levels reported as rather high.

J&J has been compelled to share thousands of pages of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents with lawyers for some of the 11,700 plaintiffs now claiming that the companys talc caused their cancers including thousands of women with ovarian cancer.

A Reuters examination of many of those documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the companys raw...


Australian Electoral Commission sets up temporary counting house in Grafton ahead of 2019 elections "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Daily Examiner, 10 December 2018, p.4:

After  more than two years without a tenant one of Graftons largest retail outlets has a new tenant.

The store at 51 Prince St, formerly tenanted by failed electronics retailer Dick Smith, has been leased to the Australian Electoral Commission to be used as a vote counting centre in the upcoming state and federal elections.

The commercial manager at Ford and Dougherty Natasha Watkinson, said the lease was for just six months, but would be a welcome change to the main street after being so long without a tenant.

She said the owner has given the building a new coat of paint to cover up the previous tenants corporate colours.



Is headspace any good? (Mental health) "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

My metal health is something I've been putting off for a long time, I've recently come to terms with it. And I was thinking of going to headspace to sort out my feelings (maybe even get a diagnosis). But all the reviews have said that staff are rude and basically told them to toughen up? Has anyone recived such treatment? Would I be wasting my time, should I try someplace else? Thank you in advance.

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Hows the rain for others? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Its 10pm and I am just listening to the frogs go hyper over the rain :-)

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Sydney and Melbourne join Powering Past Coal Alliance at COP24 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Powering Past Coal Alliance announced on Friday that Sydney and Melbourne had joined the Alliance at an event: Accelerating the global coal transition. This follows the Australian Capital Territory joining in September 2018. Other states and businesses that joined at COP24 included Israel, Scotland, Senegal, and Scottish Power. The Alliance, formed in Bonn in 2017 at COP23, now includes 80


One small gully "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

This one small gully on the edge of the Sandon bush yielded a rich bounty of birds, and other creatures on Friday evening.

Brown Treecreeper with food for youngster, Sandon State Forest, 14th December 2018


Torres Strait Air Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander VH-TRS Ferries North via CQ Airports - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Interesting to note that on Friday 14 December, Torres Strait Air Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander VH-TRS was noted ferrying North from Archerfield to Cairns via Gladstone and Mackay Airports.  It appears to have completed planned maintenance after arriving into Archerfield in October.

As we posted below, fellow Torres Strait Air Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-8 Islander VH-MBF was noted flying South to Archerfield from Mareeba via Mackay and Gladstone Airports on Wednesday 12 December where it appears to have entered the maintenance hangar.

Meanwhile, a couple of bizjet movements at Mackay Airport also on Friday 14 December included the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 N142GZ departing to Brisbane, while the the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-PSU popped in while on a busy day of flying out of and back to Cairns.  VH-PSU also called into Rockhampton Airport too!


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-207 Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

On Thursday 13 December, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-207 was noted completing a missed approach and low overshoot at Rockhampton Airport.

File photo

It appears that the Globemaster flew North from RAAF Base Amberley, and after completing the airwork at Rocky, flew South to New South Wales where it was heard to complete low-level operations around Armidale.

A41-207 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Stallion 47".

Meanwhile, late on Wednesday 12 December, Australian Army MRH-90 A40-002 was noted completing airwork around Fraser Island and Hervey Bay on a flight out and back of the Oakey Army Aviation Centre as "Saxon 99".


MACKAY Drunk smashes in window as women and children cower inside "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

MACKAY December 15, 2018 at 07:33AM ,

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MACKAY Mackay men charged with taking of protected green turtle "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

MACKAY December 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Mackay men charged with taking of protected green turtle

December 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Jaffa Godfrey Ahwang and Patrick John Sabatino appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court alongside each other on Tuesday. The co-accused men

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Current State and Federal policies may rip New England apart beyond repair "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

My slow posting reflects my personal preoccupations. The problem is that while I have been preoccupied, issues have arisen, decisions are being made, that will adversely affect New England. In each case the adverse affects come from the simple fact that people don't recognise our existence. To illustrate this, I thought that I would simply list a few examples without great detail.

A few things to remember in considering the examples I will be citing:

  • The broader new England does have its own identity and geographic validity. But because we don't exist, no statistics are collected, we don't appear as an entity in policy making.
  • In economic and geographic terms, New England is being ripped apart by the growth of the South-east Queensland conurbation in the north, the growth of Sydney and Canberra with its spillover affects in the south. 
  • The definitions used for policy making and statistical terms, regional is an example, act to smash our attempts to create identity and to overcome long term structural decline. 
  • The longer this process goes on, the harder it is to recover.
Now for my brief points. I will give links later.

When you look at the Commonwealth Government's regional university initiative, it is concentrated in the outer metro rim and South Eastern NSW. There is almost nothing for New England.

When you look at the the NSW Government's regional development and tourism strategies, they have a bias towards Southern NSW.

When you consider the discussion on infrastructure, the focus is on metros or links between the metros. There is very little that will benefit New England

When you consider the new discussion on migration and decentralisation policy, not only is there little recognition of the history decentralisation policy, but the discussion focuses on growing the metro rim to abosrb more people. They talk about state based migration policies, but that won't help us because me have no state. The question of achieving better population balance within New England does not come up because New England does not exist.

While I have been absorbed on other things, the policy discussion has taken off in ways that will leave us worse off.        


Tournaments? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I was wondering if anyone would be interest in a games torment. This would be including. Tekken 7 and dbz fighter on the ps4, smash ultimate and a card tournament either magic the gathering or yu-gi-oh. So far this is just an event that I'm planning. Just wondering if people would participate.

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Australian governments hypocritical performance at UN Climate Summit "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

New energy future: Minister touts Australia at climate summit, Brisbane Times, By...


World cup memories "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I think my friend was a bit taken aback really, when she asked me what I did to just to zone out and relax. I thought for a second, then remembered my guilty pleasure: I watch old sports videos on youtube.

It is a bit odd, I know. And maybe even more unusual because I only vaguely follow the contemporary sports world, yet some nights I can for several hours watch videos of games, many of which I watched the first time around back in the 90s. But thinking about it more, I realised there are ways my worldview was affected by my boyhood love of (some would say obsession with) sports. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few of my favourite sporting memories, united by the fact they were from world cups in the late 90s (my peak sports-loving period).

The first goes back to when I was very young. I was nine years old when Sri Lanka came to Australia in 1995/96 for their first full tour of the country. Sri Lanka was young too as a nation it had been independent from its British colonial masters for less than half a century (it had been known as Sri Lanka for half that time again) but was still trying to work out its national identity and was in the middle of a bitter civil war. As a cricketing country it had played its first test in 1982 and in the time since then had won only a handful of games. Apparently the team were so poorly paid several of them couldnt afford rent in Colombo and lived at the family home of captain Arjuna Ranatunga.

They werent expected to beat the cricketing superstars of Australia and to be honest in the test series they didnt losing all three games resoundingly. The series really heated up though when the Sri Lankans were accused of ball-tampering; and when a couple of Australian umpires no-balled Sri Lankas promising young off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing. Muralis controversial action had been cleared by world crickets governing body, and the Sri Lankans saw this as an act of Australian arrogance to overrule it.

They seemed to take this as a rallying point when it came to the triangular one-day series with Australia and fellow cricketing giants (albeit in decline) West Indies. There the Sri Lankans played cricket with a  new self-belief; but also a startling tactical innovation that surprised their opponents.

Opening batsmen in cricket were traditionally of a slow and steady inclination, making sure to wear the shine off the new ball before starting any attack. Sri Lanka though saw an opportunity through rules that restricted fielding positions in the opening overs. They replaced their normal opening batsmen with middle-order batsman Sanath Jayasuriya and wicket-keeper Romesh Kaluwitharana.

Kaluwitharana was improbably tiny when he hunched over for his batting stance you could almost see the top of the wickets behind him. His bat seemed to be a...


Feisty by name, feisty by nature "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Shes a feisty one, we cooed as we gently plucked the bemused little Muscovy duck from the back of the rangers vehicle. Despite her vocal and wing-flapping protests, we loved her the instant our eyes meet. Found doing unwelcome laps on a householders pool, Feisty had flown in from who knows where. Highlighting how poorly protected our feathered friends are, there exist no statutory requirements for holding lost, stray or abandoned birds. Fortunately, in this instance we were able to offer sanctuary to this sweet, albeit forthright duckher fate is now good, but sadly this does not address the problem so many of her kind face. Feisty did not fall from the sky, she is not the result of native waterbirds breeding; rather, her existence is the result of human intervention. And so to tackle the dire circumstance so often faced by unwanted, lost or abandoned birds, we need to go back to the root, or in this case the nest of the problem, and remind one and all that we are forever responsible for who we have tameda feisty problem indeed.

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Friday, 14 December


Recycled Packaging "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Have you bought lots of pressies online?

Did you know all the Auspost packaging can be recycled for free buy Planet Ark in conjunction with Auspost.

Follow this link to find out more. 



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Ive got 5.5 pieces of fresh Sir Walter Buffalo turf if anyone needs (but over 2.5metre sq) to give away. Needs to go in ground ASAP. 

Can drop of in north Coburg today if anyone interested?

Jason 0411 987 264


1) Villagers flee fighting, hide in forest in Indonesia's Papua "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

2) Indonesian military to take over construction in Papua after brutal violence
1) Villagers flee fighting, hide in forest in Indonesia's Papua 

JAKARTA: At least 300 villagers are hiding in a forest in Indonesia's Papua province on Friday after they fled fighting between soldiers and separatists who killed a group of workers building a bridge in the area this month.
They are cold and hungry after 11 days in the forest, Pastor Benny Giay, the head of Papua's Gospel Tabernacle Church, told Reuters by telephone.


Tweet of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

If you want to know what caused those conditions, Ill give you an answer its called climate change, the Queensland premier told reporters. It is only the LNP who could watch Queensland burn and then blame the trees.  [Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczukquoted in The Guardian, 7 December 2018]

Last year, more Australians bought their seventh home than those who bought their first  [Journalist Timothy Swanston quoting an incorrect statment by Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni, ABC News, 8 December 2018]

 Most people just consider Assange a spoilt-brat egomaniac with murky motives, a limelight habit and some profoundly questionable political affiliations.  [Journalist...


Brown-headed Honeyeater at Glendale, Central Queensland reported by Andrew McDougall on 10-12-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

At least one bird seen and heard 9th and 10th December. Sighting coincided with mass flowering of Moreton Bay ash in area. This is a northern distribution record. First bird/s recorded at this site.


Cardinal Pell "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Not too many years ago, the West freed the queer boys and girls from continuous judicial assault.  That was good.  What we are seeing now is the various hideouts used by those once under threat been shaken out and we are seeing what they had been up to.
We discover aggressive homosexuality preys on vulnerable young men and boys of course. These victims often then go on to become perpetrators.  All this places the problem of mutual consent into a deep grey area twisted by the imbalance of power, just as sexual harassment does in the work place.
The Church will have to end the demand for celibacy and perhaps limit that to promotion candidates.  Considering the ample supply of divorced older men with a potential long lifespan, this may well solve itself.  The real problem is how to accommodate homosexuality at all except through legitimate celibacy, but that is exactly what has not worked.
We have not heard the details of this man's crimes, but perhaps that is as well. It will take little for our culture to slam the legal door back down on all this.  Instead we need to work with the natural community in order to resolve human sexuality safely..  .. .
Cardinal Pell, top advisor to Pope Francis, found guilty of historical sexual offenses

Gerard OConnell December 12, 2018

Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court Oct. 6. (CNS photo/Mark Dadswell, Reuters) An Australian jury has found Cardinal George Pell, 77, guilty on five charges of historical child sexual offenses that go back decades, according to various media reports and confirmed by America. The 12-member jury gave their unanimous verdict in the County Court of the State of Victoria in Melbourne on Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Philip Ruddock Says Review Found Very Little Evidence Of Religious Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The head of the religious freedom review, Philip Ruddock, has said the review panel found very little hard evidence of religious discrimination in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the reviews long-awaited report and the governments response on Thursday. Ruddock told ABC Radio on Friday that the review panel had heard from a wide range ...

The post Philip Ruddock Says Review Found Very Little Evidence Of Religious Discrimination appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Bendigo Sustainable Living Festival "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

When: Saturday May 4, 2019

Where: Bendigo Town Hall and Library Gardens

Further information will be supplied closer to the date.


ICU "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Almost run down by a fast-paced BMW, the terrified kid goat dodged yet another bullet, or more to the blunt point, a fancy car. The previous day it had been chaotic traffic on an overpass that nearly claimed her life and the day before it could well have been a train. Whilst her past remains uncertain it was clear her future would have been both bleak and sealed had she not been seen for the vulnerable little being in urgent need of a kindly hand that she was. With the universe guiding her to the safety of a secure backyard, all kind-hearted council rangers could do was watch and thank their (and her) lucky stars they were at the right place at the right time. Not long thereafter the Lady in the Hat stood peering into the back of the Edgars Mission Kindness van cooing the words I see you, youre safe now, and for the first time in a long time ICU was.

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The message of this story is simple: if only people could take the time to peer into the eyes of the animals who are farmed for food and fibre they would see before them, staring nervously back, a being who, just like us, desperately wants to live. The power balance here is enormous, yet the garden of our souls knows it should also tilt towards kindness as we utter the words I see youand the world will be as it should.

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Thursday, 13 December


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best. "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Roaming in a public reserve with many years fleece eventually proving too great a burden to carry, this handsome boy found kindness in the nick of time. Named Better because thats exactly what he deserves, a much-needed haircut was promptly scheduled as our work begun to ensure his would be a life worth living from here on in.

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With Betters body soon relieved of over 13 kilograms of wool, it is unlikely this five year old sheep had ever met with a shearer in his life. With painful burrs and spear grass gently removed from his skin, this dear wether told us he did indeed feel better, half closing his eyes and sinking into the touch of our hands across his now closely clipped fleece as we removed the painful grasses that had penetrated Betters skin.

Edgars Mission - Better, Sheep

One thing we know for sure his life is about to get a whole lot Better from here! Our unending thanks go out to the kind hearted workers in the area who refused to rest in their effort to seek a safe outcome for Better.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome



Warning shameless self promotion ahead "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Just a reminder that our show, Nature Photography in the Goldfields, is on for another two weekends at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub.

Bronwyn, Patrick and I have been delighted with the response so far and it would be great to see you drop by.

The Hub will be open from 10am 4pm, this weekend and next.

Praying Mantis by Patrick Kavanagh

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