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Saturday, 20 October


Car Boot Sale and Market Day "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Saturday 20th Oct, 8.30am 1.00pm, Chairo Christian School, Leongatha Campus

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Saturday, 06 October


Breathe: Michael Johnson & Evripides Evripidou "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Saturday 6th Oct, 7.00pm 9.30pm, Inverloch Visitor Information Centre

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Friday, 10 August


Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

You cant tell me what to do, youre not my dog!  [Anon]

Take your hundred dollar hat on your 1 dollar head and get back to rorting the system for you own greed you lying, dribbling fraction of a man.  [Self-confessed reformed journalist Ronnie Salt tweeting about the Nationals MP for New England NSW, 6 August 2018]


Tweet of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


The Book Group and Gerald Murnanes Collected Short Fiction "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Gerald Murnane, Collected Short Fiction (Giramondo 2018) Before the meeting: Gerald Murnane has been described as Australias most distinguished unread writer. His most recent novel, Border Districts, is shortlisted for this years Miles Franklin Prize. He is the author of seven other novels, two Continue reading


1) Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

1) Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case
2) Papua pastor a ray of light for HIV patients

1) Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case

Published 10 hours ago on 10 August 2018

Illustration of human rights. ...


Commissioned diamond row ring with all her recycled family diamonds off to Sydney client "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Two princess cuts and five baguette diamonds equally spaced around the 18ct rose gold, hand made band with individual 18ct white gold rub over settings Bh 2018.

Barbara posted the small movie of this on her Instagram @barbyheath and to date it has had 489 views and a similar ring request from a Melbourne client to source three larger diamonds.



3 Friday nuggets from the SOMP "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Statement on Monetary Policy

A sumptuous SOMP from the Reserve Bank of Australia today.

Particularly of interest were some useful explanations of bank funding costs, which are up a bit, if not a lot. 

Melbourne on fire

A couple of other interesting things jumped out to me. 

Firstly, we already knew that job vacancies are very healthy in Sydney and Melbourne.

In fact I was just down in Melbourne for a couple of days, and it looked to me like the economy is absolutely screaming along down there. 

I couldn't even make the weather look nice with an Instagram filter, but to witness the consumer economy down their in full swing is something else. 

It's almost as though Melbourne has been sucking the energy out of a number of the second tier capital cities in recent times, and jobs vacancies in Victoria are rapidly approaching the highest levels imaginable. 

With half of the state seemingly now getting under construction it's very much a case of full employment here we come for Melbourne. 


Check out the hectic lineup for the Courier-Mail Spiegeltent at Brisbane Festival "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Theres less than a month until Brisbane Festival begins, and the lineup is their heaviest yet! Whilst there are massive gigs happening all over town as part of the festival, one of the most exciting venues involved is the Courier-Mail Spiegeltent.

The nomadic venue will be making its yearly trip to Brisbane for the festival and boasts a massive lineup of artists slated to perform in the tent. This years breath-taking line-up includes Destroyer (Canada), Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverJen CloherThe Teskey BrothersTkay Maidza and Touch Sensitive / CC : Disco B2B.

The lineup shows the Spiegeltent moving away from the circus and dance performances many people are used to seeing in the renowned venue. The festival is aiming to showcase the beautiful venue in a new light to attract a new crowd of attendees. They promise even if youve seen the artists play before, youll never have experienced it like you will in The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent.

Watch: Destroyer Tinseltown Swimming In Blood

A nomadic performance venue, The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent only comes to town for Brisbane Festival. Located in the centre of Treasury Brisbane Arcadia on the South Bank Cultural Forecourt its the heart and soul of Festival. The Treasury Brisbane Arcadia features multiple performance spaces where fans and festival-goers can see a variety of performances. However no venue in the festival showcases the diverse array of performers or h as much as the iconic Spiegeltent.
Check out a the full Courier-Mail Spiegeltent lineup below, as well as a video of the full Brisbane Festival lineup.

Music Line-Up At The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent Brisbane Festival:

Sat Sept 15 Tkay Maidza @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent

Sat Sept 22 Touch Sensitive / CC : Disco B2B @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent

Sun Sept 23 Destroyer @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent

Wed Sept 26 Jen Cloher @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent

Thurs Sept 27 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent

Fri Sept 28 The Teskey Brothers @ The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent



Artists Wanted For Free Queer Art Exhibition During Brisbane Pride Festival In September "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Queensland artists are invited to register their interest for a free queer art exhibition organised by QNews Magazine as part of the Brisbane Pride Festival next month. This years Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be held in the weeks following as part of Brisbanes Pride Month. QNews ...

The post Artists Wanted For Free Queer Art Exhibition During Brisbane Pride Festival In September appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Dave Sweeney urges Federla government to pause and consider, rather than rushing into nuclear waste dumping in Kimba "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Slow down nuclear process: Sweeney, Whyalla News, Louis Mayfield 7 August 18  An environmentalist is urging the federal government to slow down their site selection process for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility as a community vote looms for Kimba and Hawker.


Great shirts for a great cause the Mountain Pygmy Possum "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

At the backcountry festival, we will be raising funds for a number of great causes (check here for the full list).

As part of these efforts, we will be selling tshirts, and all profits will be directed to the Mountain Pygmy Possum recovery program at Mt Buller. Please see below for details on this important and very successful initiative.

You can buy tshirts through a bank transfer.

Please specify:

1/ decide on your size: from XS to 4XL. These are Australian made shirts. Check here if you want to see the size specifications.



2/ decide on whether you want a male or female style shirt.

3/ pay by bank transfer, leaving a note in the appropriate spot in the transfer form so I know where it comes from: BCF tshirt & your surname

Acc name: Campbell Walker



Australian prawn farmers claim biosecurity undermined by trade considerations "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

August 10, 2018: The ABC reports that until recently, Australia had been free of the deadly white spot prawn disease which is harmless to people but has the potential to wipe out both farmed and wild prawns. Quarantine border checks were intended to prevent the disease from being imported in raw prawns.

The ABC reports that, despite an outbreak of the disease in Queensland in 2016 documented by Four Corners, the Federal government had not revealed that two of 101 retail samples taken from Melbourne and Sydney retail outlets in May and June  2018 returned strong positives for white spot disease, while another four returned weak positives. In 2016, seven prawn farms at Logan, near the Gold Coast, had to destroy all their stock.

In contrast, when white spot was confirmed in 2016 in the wild in Moreton Bay, after quarantine regulations were tightened, the Queensland Government imposed a movement restriction order for raw wild caught prawns, crustaceans and marine worms between Caloundra and the New South Wales border.

In December 2017 a report by Australia's inspector-general of biosecurity, Dr Helen Scott-Orr, found a major biosecurity failure likely led to the 2016 outbreak. More than a $100 million of taxpayer money has since been spent on compensation, clean-up, monitoring and increased border security.

Containers of imported prawns are now required to be tested for the virus at the country of origin and again when they reach Australia, but the recent Melbourne and Sydney evidence shows this may not be effective.

The ABC reports that the Queensland Seafood Industry Association believes the differences between the response from the state and federal governments boiled down to international trade.

"Unfortunately our industry has been sacrificed on that altar of trade and it's never been good enough, said the Association spokesperson, Mr Eric Perez.

If we put restrictions on then suddenly, 'Oh well you export to our countries, what if we put restrictions on what you export out' so it is a trade issue," Mr Perez sai...


The inherent radicalism of Tasman Keith "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Photo by Tom Black, styling by Asia Carino

  • Tasman Keith :: Interview with Maia Bilyk on Lunch
Days after dropping new single My Pelopolees, Tasman Keith swung by to chat with Maia Bilyk on Lunch.

An ode to his Uncle Spits, and grandfather Billy Jack, My Pelopolees reflects the strength of Tasman Keiths ancestry, his community and the role of hip-hop intertwining. Keith references the interconnectedness between the future and past, wields his personal triumph to motivate other Indigenous people, and inspired by artists like Outkast bringing southern slang into hip-hop he incorporates mission slang out if his home town in Bowraville.

Keith is the son of Wire MC one of the most prolific voices in early Indigenous hip-hop. Keith recounts growing up, the similarities between their music, and the environment that was forged for future musicians, paved by pioneers like his father.

I thought everyones dad was a rapper.. that was just normal to me

Keith touches on the inherent radicalness of Indigenous people taking up space in the public sphere.

Straight up, waking up and being black, no matter whether you like it or not, its political. Being a black man on a stage on this land that was stolen and we were supposed to be wiped out is crazy enough

With an EP coming down the pipe, expect massive things from TK in the second half of 2018.

Listen to the whole chat above, get out to the Botany View this Saturday for the launch of My Pelopolees + check out the hauntingly beautiful visuals from Bowraville in the vid below.


WHAT: My Pelopolees Single Launch (fb event here)
WHO: Tasman Keith with Slim Set,...


Thank Folk Its Friday 10th August "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week Sunday Morning Cinema Dan Parsons Bandcamp Meet Me at the River Dawn Landes Bandcamp Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Julia Johnson w/ Clarissa Mei, Emily Stewart, Rosanna Stevens Friday 10th August 107 Projects, []


Australian Christian Lobby Petitions Against Gay Conversion Therapy Ban "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a petition calling on federal Labor not to ban the harmful practice of gay conversion therapy. The anti-transgender petition, which now has 19,000 signatures, hits out at Labor over the consultation draft of the partys platform, set to be debated at their national conference in December. The draft ...

The post Australian Christian Lobby Petitions Against Gay Conversion Therapy Ban appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Catholic Church Takes Historic Step In Embracing LGBTIQ Community "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Catholic Church will take an historic step towards embracing the LGBTIQ community at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month. Father James Martin (pictured) will speak about welcoming LGBTIQ people and their families into their parishes, a topic he says was proposed by the Vatican. Pope Francis will attend the final ...

The post Catholic Church Takes Historic Step In Embracing LGBTIQ Community appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Featured Dish: Bocconcini "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Bocconcinis relocation from Elsternwick to Barkly St has been accompanied with this big hitter from their authentic Italian menu. The Lamb Shoulder secondi is slow cooked for 4 hours and comes with crispy potatoes and gremolata sauce. Its rich and sumptuous, with enough garlic to kick-start a corpse. Welcome to St Kilda! Bocconcini 192 Barkly Street []

The post Featured Dish: Bocconcini appeared first on St Kilda News.


In which the pond is given a hydrological restoration by a visionary Flinty ... "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

It will be remembered the pond had decided to ban the Speccie mob for their failure to deliver some new Giles or a fresh Flinty what with the tedious arm-breaker simply not a good enough reason to reproduce what can be freely found on the intertubes, while Brownie too frequently resembles a Melbourne brown-out with a Leonski on the prowl

And Donald McDonald scribbling about Lang Lang?  Well, he's qualified, because if the pesky "Mc" is taken out of the name you get Donald Donald on Lang Lang ...

Luckily this Donald isn't needed, because the Speccie mob have come to heel - get around behind Speccie mob - and they didn't just deliver up Flinty, they made him the Friday feature and blessed him with a cartoon that had Lobbecke looking  nervously over his shoulder at the threat posed by Anton, even if he had to rely on Sarah for the concept ...

Actually the pond can't begin to count the number of times it's heard Mackellar cited over the last few days, usually by climate science denialists reminding themselves that this is all just business as usual and don't you worry about that

Of course there's a final line usually cited in these renditions, but at this point the Speccie mob inserted an ad, and the pond is too discreet to remind punters that the thoughts of Flinty might be had for a humble introductory bait and switch offer of six weeks for a buck (get ready to pay 45 smackers for every 13 issues after that once you forget you gave them your credit card)



Heres Why The Gay Games Are Still Relevant "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Ryan Storr, Western Sydney University and Caroline Symons, Victoria University The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports. The Games have grown in size and stature since their inception in San Francisco in 1982, developing ...

The post Heres Why The Gay Games Are Still Relevant appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Hold Adani to account for pollution "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Politicians are lying when they say a coal industry can co-exist with the Great Barrier Reef. Photo AAP Image/Supplied by Greenpeace, Dean Miller.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is calling on the Queensland Government to hold Adani to account, following media revelations the company knew it would pollute the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area during Cyclone Debbie and breach their special licence to pollute by up to 900 per cent.

Dr Lissa Schindler, AMCS Senior Reef Campaigner, said: According to media reports Adani actually suspected that its water on site was more polluted than what was allowed to be released into our Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area during Cyclone Debbie. This demonstrates yet again that Adani cant be trusted with our Reef.

To knowingly allow this water to be released and pollute the area surrounding the Abbot Point coal terminal would be to recklessly risk the health of our threatened dugongs, turtles, snubfin dolphins and the nationally significant Caley Valley Wetlands.

How can Adani challenge its measly $12,000 fine and fight an environmental assessment of Abbot Point when it reportedly knew it would pollute the Reef and breach its licence before the cyclone hit?

This is blatantly unacceptable to everyone who loves the Reef, let alone depends on it for their livelihoods. The Queensland Government must fight for our Reef and hold Adani accountable for this coal pollution.

The post Hold Adani to account for pollution appeared first on Echonetdaily.


Aged care suffers under funding freeze "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Southern Cross Care is implementing new rosters which will see 734 working hours lost per fortnight (equivalent to 8.5 full-time employees) at its facilities in Grafton and Casino.

Regional and remote aged care facilities are suffering the most as a result of the federal governments indexation freeze on the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) according to HSU NSW Secretary Gerard Hayes.

The cutbacks will affect services for residents such as nursing, laundry, cleaning, care planning, podiatry, dental, hearing aids and recreation. 

The freeze has put further pressure on the aged care sector at a time when it is already struggling to cope, said Mr Hayes.

The reality is now starting to bite in places like Grafton and Casino, where shifts are being slashed and services reduced.

This will have a downstream effect on the local economy, as local aged care workers will have less to spend in local shops. But more importantly, it means that our older citizens will not be getting the same level of support and care.

Labor says government fails to provide care

Labor candidate for Page Patrick Deegan responded to the news saying that the federal government was failing to adequately fund aged care, and failing to support older Australians in regional areas.

These cutbacks are a clear sign of an aged care system in crisis, Mr Deegan said.

In contrast Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan was out in Ballina on Wednesday at the newly upgraded $22 million Crowley Aged Care Facility in Ballina.

The upgraded and expanded facilities include a new residential care building, a two-story education centre with library and conference rooms, new entertainment area, main entrance and administration centre, chapel, caf and central plaza with improved landscaping and way-finding. 

However, industry research has showed that in the six months to December 2017, 41 per cent of aged care fac...


New Foreign Interference Laws Are Aimed at Stifling Dissent "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Donald Trump has insisted throughout his presidency that there was no collusion between his election campaign and the Russian government. Just hours before his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was set to go on trial for tax and bank fraud charges, Mr Trump and his lawyers changed their tune.

The post New Foreign Interference Laws Are Aimed at Stifling Dissent appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.


Costa Ricas Top Court Orders Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Costa Ricas Supreme Court has ruled that the countrys ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The court ruling gives the Central American countrys lawmakers 18 months to change the current law. President Carlos Alvarado, who supports same-sex marriage, welcomed the ruling and said he wanted to ensure no Costa Rican person faced discrimination ...

The post Costa Ricas Top Court Orders Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down appeared first on QNews Magazine.


Media Release: Adani must be held accountable for polluting our Great Barrier Reef "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is calling on the Queensland Government to hold Adani to account, following media revelations the company knew it would pollute the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area during Cyclone Debbie and breach their special licence to pollute by up to 900%.

Dr Lissa Schindler, AMCS Senior Reef Campaigner, said: According to media reports Adani actually suspected that its water on site was more polluted than what was allowed to be released into our Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area during Cyclone Debbie. This demonstrates yet again that Adani cant be trusted with our Reef.

To knowingly allow this water to be released and pollute the area surrounding the Abbot Point coal terminal would be to recklessly risk the health of our threatened dugongs, turtles, snubfin dolphins and the nationally significant Caley Valley Wetlands.

How can Adani challenge its measly $12,000 fine and fight an environmental assessment of Abbot Point when it reportedly knew it would pollute the Reef and breach its licence before the cyclone hit?

This is blatantly unacceptable to everyone who loves the Reef, let alone depends on it for their livelihoods. The Queensland Government must fight for our Reef and hold Adani accountable for this coal pollution.


AMCS visited the wetlands following the pollution breach and took samples of the surrounding soil. We were only able to sample the surrounding area because Adani refused to grant us access to the W2 area where the pollution breach into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area occurred.

Media Contact: AMCS Communications Manager, Ingrid Neilson 0421 972 731 to seek comment from Dr Lissa Schindler, AMCS Senior Reef Campaigner.

The post Media Release: Adani must be held accountable for polluting our Great Barrier Reef appeared first on Fight For Our Reef.


Israel Constitutionally Enshrines Its Apartheid System "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

On 19 July, the Knesset the Israeli parliament  passed the Nation-State Law, which officially relegates Palestinians in Israel to the rank of second-class citizens. This has effectively enshrined Israels decades-old system of apartheid in the nations Basic Laws: its de facto constitution. The legislation stipulates that only Jewish people have the right to self-determination

The post Israel Constitutionally Enshrines Its Apartheid System appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.


Lovely card from a recent home stay "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

His house always has a room available for friends, we were so chuffed to make our spare room available for him recently. His divine card of appreciation (cover detail above) was a delight to read as was his illuminated conversation about most things here that caught his eye. We love the exchange of old-world cards.


Citizens Group to Fight Police Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Many believe the culture of misconduct in the Queensland Police Force (QPS) is worse than ever before, even poorer than prior to the states 1987 Fitzgerald Inquiry into police corruption. Despite recommendations for better accountability mechanisms, police in Queensland and indeed across Australia have largely been left

The post Citizens Group to Fight Police Corruption appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.


NEWS: Ben Leece Announces Album and New Label "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Newcastle singer/songwriter Ben Leece has had a big year with a nomination for the inaugural Australian Americana Music Prize and winning Alt-Country Song of the Year award at the 16th annual Independent Music Awards with his song Trace. Now hes adding a brand new album to those achievements, with the announcement that the Shane Nicholson-produced No Continue reading


Lennox fig tree taken down "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The stump that is left of the once beautiful 200 year old Moreton Bay fig on Castle Drive Lennox Head. Photo Facebook.

To the great sorrow of a wide section of the local community the fig tree located on Castle Drive, Lennox Head was removed yesterday.

Around half a dozen people were there in the morning along with Gory who was chained in the tree.

We told the police we are here to protect the tree and the rights of nature, said activist and retired town planner John Sparks.

Protestors pleaded with the police and council to at least allow the work to be held off until the duck eggs located in the tree had time to hatch, which takes 28 days.

WIRES had explained to Ballina Council the unlikely chances of survival for the ducklings if the eggs are removed.

The Moreton Bay Fig tree on Castle Drive, Lennox Head that was removed yesterday. Photo Jenny Grinlington

However, the council had been given a License to Harm from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith had received a letter from OEH dealing her request for extra time for the fig tree to allow the duck eggs to hatch. The letter from the OEH declined to recommend an Interim Heritage Order (IHO) for the fig tree.

The Heritage Division said in its letter that without the support of the local Council to assess its heritage significance and consider listing as a local heritage item on its Local Environmental Plan, an IHO would be ineffective and is thus not appropriate in the circumstances.



150 sleeping rough in Byron homeless headcount finds "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Around 150 locals were found to be sleeping rough on the streets of the Byron Shire during a homeless headcount this week, highlighting the need for more crisis accommodation and support services in the area.

The headcount was conducted by around 20 volunteers including council compliance staff on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at known homeless hotspots in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads.

Led by Byron Community Centre Manager, Paul Spooner, the group found rough sleepers living in a range of conditions across the three areas.

This included people sleeping in cars, clustered together in public parks, huddled in shop doorways and camping in the bush.

There was a disabled guy sleeping on the ground with a piece of cardboard around him for warmth, and another in the alcove of a bank in town, Mr Spooner said of his observations in Byron Bay.

Then there was a whole crew of people in railway park. A few of them had old mattresses and a few blankets.

Once you get out into the bush near Bruns and Mullum you see more people in tents.

Mr Spooner said that when the statistics were considered in light of the broader ABS figures for homelessness in the region an interesting picture emerged.

Drilling down a bit more, the national average for rough sleeping is seven per cent of the homeless population, he said.

In Byron what were seeing is that were up around 40-50 of our homeless are sleeping rough, as opposed to couch surfing or sleeping in refuges. That means were six to seven times the national average when it comes to sleeping rough.

Mr Spooner said the headcount demonstrated the need for more frontline services and crisis accommodation.

I think it demonstrates that we really do need to do something about this problem, he said.

Yes we need more affordable housing stock in the region, but we also need the services at the coal face to assist those people who are right on the edge or already over it.

The post 150 sleeping rough in Byron homeless headcount finds appeared first on Echonetdaily.


Can the electricity system be fixed ? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Im going to be talking to Steve Austin on ABC 612 Brisbane today, hopefully about COAGs rejection of the Turnbull governments National Energy Guarantee. As I said when this policy was cooked up in a matter of a few weeks last year

The most important thing to understand about the federal governments new National Energy Guarantee is that it is designed not to produce a sustainable and reliable electricity supply system for the future, but to meet purely political objectives for the current term of parliament.

Those political objectives are: to provide a point of policy difference with the Labor Party; to meet the demands of the governments backbench to provide support for coal-fired electricity; and to be seen to be acting to hold power prices down.

To expand a bit on the first point, this is a policy that wont survive past the next election. If Labor wins, theyll need to raise the emissions reduction target and that will entail dismantling most of the elaborate structure of the NEG. If, regrettably, Turnbull is re-elected, hell face immense pressure from the backbench to do more for coal. On past form, and the indications of recent weeks, hell comply. If it should survive, the policy wont deliver any significant change from the current no-policy trajectory, because its essentially designed to do nothing.

But if not the NEG, what can be done to fix the shambles that is our electricity system? Heres a very brief outline:

(i) a publicly owned national grid, operated by a statutory authority with a service orientation encompassing the goals of security of supply, affordable electricity, and a transition to a fully renewable generation system
(ii) the abandonment of the electricity pool market, in favor of longer dated supply contracts, with an order-of-merit system of supply management
(iii) a mixture of public and private electricity generation and networked storage
(iv) reintegration of distribution and retail services


Cocos palms prove deadly for wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Grey-headed flying-fox caught in South-American Cocos palm. Photo Shaun Murphy.

The Cocos palm is a South-American palm used to be a popular garden and street tree for its fast growth and tropical appearance. It is proving deadly to native wildlife. WIRES were called to Casino when a local noticed a  the local currawongs swooping something stuck high in a palm tree. It was a Grey-headed flying-fox which had become entangled in the palm fronds. This species is classified as vulnerable to extinction on the Federal Threatened Species list.

Grey-headed flying-fox caught in South-American Cocos palm. Photo Shaun Murphy.

Starving bats are attracted to the green seeds of the Cocos palm as well as the palm fronds which can provide a feed of insects such as lerps. The fronds become split and stringy, creating a trap for entanglement. 


Port Arthur Shooting coverup revisited "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


26 Coincidences Which the Media and Officials Cannot and Do Not Want to Explain at Port Arthur Can you explain them?

  1. Martin Bryant got the Tasmanian authorities to have a 22-body refrigerated morgue truck available for his handiwork.Specially built and the only one in Australia, advertised for sale afterwards. YEAH RIGHT ! read YEAH RIGHT after each point .

2 The actual advertisement:


Vehicle for Sale. Genuine Enquiries only. Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with refrigerated body, holds 22, this vehicle was primarily used as the disaster vehicle in the Port Arthur Massacre. This vehicle is currently for sale and all reasonable offers will be considered. The vehicle has value as not only a refrigerated unit for body removal, it is the only one of its kind in the entire country. The memorabilia value of it for anyone making a movie/series or writing a book on Port Arthur is limitless. Not only would the purchaser be getting the disaster vehicle, but the whole Port Arthur Story would be given as well.This vehicle is currently for sale and all REASONABLE OFFERS will be considered....


ABx Subsidiarys Aluminum Fluoride Technology To Be Licensed Globally "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced to the market yesterday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited will have the rights to employ ALCORE technology throughout the world.

In a press release issued yesterday, ABx said that the technology, which is used in producing aluminium fluoride (AlF3), will be available to ALCORE for utilization as it builds plants abroad. The process will yield more AlF3 at a lower cost in order to meet an ever-expanding demand, especially in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.

Plants utilizing the process have already begun construction, with groundwork laid on such a plant in New South Wales last month. Once commissioned, the plant will produce AlF3 for the production of Corethane, a pure hydrocarbon powder derived from coal that can be used either as thermal power or in high-efficiency batteries.

ABxs CEO Ian Levy greeted the news as a major advancement in the ALCORE project and the technology it utilizes.

Step by step, ABx is bringing ALCOREs powerful new bauxite refining technology closer to becoming an important domestic producer and supplier of key AlF3 products for the Australasian aluminium smelters. However, in the longer-term, these global technology rights allow ALCORE Limited to produce AlF3 in any location globally. Creating ALCORE Limited as a project-specific subsidiary is expected to unlock considerable value for shareholders in both the short and medium terms.

ALCORE Technology also produces several valuable co-products including silica fume for the cement industry and Corethane pure hydrocarbons for energy and fuel security. Upside potential includes production of pure AlF3 for Lithium-ion batteries, iron oxide pigments, titanium oxide pigments. Further potential exists for developing ultra-pure products such as high purity alumina (HPA) for the manufacture of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for phones and computer screens.

Based in Sydney, ABx conducts operations in Tasmania, Queensland, and New South Wales. The fir...


LGBTIQ Homelessness A State Emergency, MP Says "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has called for epidemic levels of homelessness in New South Wales to be treated as a state of emergency. Greenwich said the number of people with no fixed address in New South Wales had risen by 37 per cent since the 2011 Census. Research shows the issue disproportionately affects gay, ...

The post LGBTIQ Homelessness A State Emergency, MP Says appeared first on QNews Magazine.

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Thursday, 09 August


Clunes dog attack fine increased after appeal "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Fines issued to a Clunes resident over the dangerous behaviour of their dog have been increased as a result of their appeal against the $550 fine.

Lismore City Council successfully defended the appeal by the dog owner in the Lismore Local Court recently. The appeal related to a dog attack that resulted in significant injuries to a neighbour on 19 March 2018.

Following an investigation by Council Rangers, a fine of $550 was issued to the dogs owner in relation to the dog attack as well as a Menacing Dog Declaration, said a council spokesperson.

The subject dog had exhibited a history of nuisance behaviour and aggression that had escalated over a period of time and Council took enforcement action under NSW Companion Animals legislation to promote responsible pet ownership.

While the owner appealed the fine they did not appear in Court, instead sending a written plea of guilty and requesting leniency.

The Local Court Magistrate handed down the following sentence:

  1. Conviction recorded.
  2. Fine increased to $800.
  3. Dangerous Dog Declaration against the subject dog.

Council Rangers are currently taking action to ensure the subject dog is properly contained and managed to protect Clunes residents from future attacks of a similar nature by the dog concerned.

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Poowong finals bound almost "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Tane Derrick of the Poowong U16s gets away from the pack while making a solid contribution to the teams win on Saturday. Photos courtesy of Jeff Tull.

POOWONG travelled to Neerim South on Saturday looking for a victory in the seniors and reserves to push towards a finals berth, and came home with the dream intact.
The Magpies were also hoping Ellinbank did not cause an upset and defeat Catani in the seniors.
Poowong regained Trevor Hooker, Tim Francis and Josh Chivaroli this week with only Ben Hancock missing, hopefully back next week.
This will result in the first full list of available players.
Tim Hancock led the team on to the ground in his 100th senior game. Hes been a real stalwart for Poowong over the tough years.
Poowong kicked to the Noojee end of the ground against the breeze.
The game opened at a brisk pace with Neerim scoring the first goal.
Poowong worked the ball around until Chris Robinson marked and goaled.
He then set up Trevor Hooker for Poowongs second.
Neerim came back with two late goals, one from a snap and the other a running goal to take a four-point lead into the second quarter.
Poowong set out to open up a margin by half time with the aid of the breeze. A snap from Thomas Wyatt followed by a goal from Michael Harris after his strong tackle was rewarded gave Poowong a nice start.
Lachie Green added a good running goal and then Michael Harris added his second from a hand pass.
Clever goals from Chris Doria and Hooker just before half time led to a 29-point lead at the long break.
Neerim came out after the break and tried to go forward but the backline of Poowong held firm allowing only one point for the quarter.
Jake Hazendonk passed to Chris Robinson who kicked his second goal, and Wyatt kicked his second after a free kick.
Poowong led by 43 points at the last change but started to play short and this resulted in a poor last quarter.
The only goal came from a great running effort by Josh Chivaroli.
Neerim came back and kicked their fourth goal for the game.
Poowong with the four points moved back into the five after Ellinbanks 14-point loss to Catani.
This week Poowong play Buln Buln at home while Ellinbank takes on Nyora away.
Both results will have a bearing on the finals run home.
Poowong will need to play four quarters of football to hold their place in...


Summary of events in West Papua (10 July - 9 Aug 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

Summary of events in West Papua  (10 July - 9 Aug 2018)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a number of urgent actions that people can respond to.

INDONESIA: Papuan human rights defender intimated and threatened by Yahukimo Regents campaign staff
July 18, 2018
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-040-2018
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the terror and intimidation experienced by Mr. Theo Hesegem, a Papuan human rights defender. Prior to this intimidation, Theo advocated against the Yahukimo Regents abuse ofpower in unlawfully dismissing 199 village heads. While this has been reported to the authorities, no action is being taken.
On 25 June 2018, Mr. Theo Hesegem, a senior and credible human rights defender from Papua, was threatened and intimidated by the campaign team of the Regent of Yahukimo, Mr. Busop MA. According to Mr. Theo, the campaign team, a total of four people, came to Theos house. They came by two cars and parked in front of the house without any permission.


1) Vanuatu appoints special West Papua envoy "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

1) Vanuatu appoints special West Papua envoy
2) Indonesia: speaking for rights
3) Australia ramps up arms exports to Indonesia
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1) Vanuatu appoints special West Papua envoy

6:48 pm on 9 August 2018 

The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini as special envoy for West Papua.
Ms Lini is the daughter of Wal...


MACKAY Stunning discovery by police as home-made weapon unearthed "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Stunning Drone Photos Capture the Hidden Patterns of Our World "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Drone Photography of the Australian Forest

Though he only picked up a camera six years ago, Indonesian photographer Demas Rusli has quickly developed the skills to take stunning imagery. His drone photography offers a particularly artistic look at the landscape of Australia, where Rusli is based. Squeezing in time outside of his full-time job as an architect, Rusli travels in and around Sydney and uses a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to capture breathtaking views.

Rusli was first inspired to pick up a camera after helping his cousin, who is a professional photographer, with a photo shoot. Inspired by the interaction he saw between his cousin and the clients, he bought his first DSLR a week later. He also got an Instagram account and began posting his work. The interaction and feedback he received pushed him to keep going, and now he has over 100,000 followers.

Rusli's training as an architect is immediately evident when looking at his work. The harmony of lines, use of geometry, and symmetrical compositions all speak to his profession. My photos are always heavily influenced by leading lines, geometry, symmetry and balance and I always try to put a human figure in my photos to give the image a sense of scale and relate-ability, Rusli tells My Modern Met. This is something I learned from architecture school.

While we see a lot of drone photos, Rusli's stand out from the crowd for their crisp compositions and his ability to capture that unknown patterns that make up our world.

Architect Demas Rusli is passionate about photography and takes incredible drone photos to capture a unique perspective on the world.

Drone Photography by Demas Rusli...


The fight against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic continues.... "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Minke Whale Breaching at

Australia states its position

Joint media release
Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for the Environment and Energy, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP



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Tomi Gray is an Australian born Artist; Singer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Programmer & Performer. Accomplished Writer & Published Poet. Producer and Engineer.

Podcast Addict.

Psychedelic Explorer.

Personal Evolution Enthusiast.

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Alien Advocate.

Van Dweller.

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600,000 + listens online.

150 + demos on the pile.

250 + shows in 2 years Sidewalks to Festivals.

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Losing Earth the decade we almost stopped climate change "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save our planet. Almost nothing stood in our way except ourselves.

 The New York Times recently devoted its weekly magazine to one article only, a lengthy feature by American novelist and essayist Nathaniel Rich.



Follow the AGL "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

How does this make for cheaper power prices? AGL triples profit after Hazelwood closes.

On the lighter side: Vigilante cows.


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-001 Calls into Longreach Airport "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

On Thursday 9 August, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-001 was noted arriving into Longreach Airport as "Wisdom 5" direct from Melbourne (Tullamarine).  It had earlier flown down from Canberra and is believed to have brought the Federal Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten to town.

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A37-001 was later noted departing Longreach Airport for the East and is believed to have landed at Barcaldine Airport where it will possibly spend the night.  Media reports suggest that Mr Shorten will continue and visit Emerald on Friday 10 August.

Meanwhile, also at Longreach Airport but late on Tuesday 7 August, RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air A32-651 "Beaufort 07" arrived from Canberra and RAAF Base East Sale.  It later departed to RAAF Base Richmond.

Finally, a couple of light General Aviation (GA) visitors into Longreach Airport over the last few days has included Moree-based Cessna 206 VH-ZEU which arrived from Charleville also on Thursday 9 August.  While Australasian Jet Piper PA-31-325 VH-ZMJ called into Longreach Airport on Wednesday 8 August for fuel while flying from Cairns to Bourke in New South Wales.

And over the weekend on Saturday 4 August, FlightTech Air Logistics / Townsville Airlines AeroCommander 500-S VH-WZQ flew North from Ballarat to Thargomindah and Longreach Airport before continuing to Cairns.  It had flown South to Melbourne from Cairns back in June.


Police swoop on alleged north west Sydney serial sex attacker after DNA breakthrough "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

DNA evidence has helped police crack a 30-year-old cold case involving 20 rapes and a dozen women,  with a 51-year-old Epping man arrested at his home this morning.

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Stone & Wood Brewing reintroduce Cloud Catcher, their Australian Pale Ale "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Cloud Catcher was first brewed in 2014 to celebrate the opening of Stone & Woods Brewing Cos larger brewery in Murwillumbah, and after a couple of appearances as a limited release beer, has been available permanently in 500ml bottles and kegs with limited distribution due to capacity constraints.

Stone & Wood founder Jamie Cook says with the recent completion of another expansion project at Murwillumbah we now have new capacity coming on line which will mean we are able to let the hand brake off our gold medal winning Australian Pale Ale and release it in 330ml bottles and keg. Pale Ale continues to grow and is still the biggest segment within IRI defined craft market representing more than half of it. The wider roll out of Cloud Catcher represents our first serious step into that part of the beer market. Its something our customers and drinkers have been asking for now for a few years, so its an exciting opportunity for us.

The new Cloud Catcher packaging is the first Stone & Wood product to adopt the IBAs Certified Independent seal, and as the largest member of the IBA they we will continue to roll it out across the rest of their range in the coming months.

Stone & Wood Brewing Co continues to grow in what is an exciting and dynamic time within the Australian beer market, with sales volumes growing another 20% in the year ending June 2018. As the engine room of the business, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale is still in strong growth as the originator of what is now the summer ale / tropical ale segment.

Our continued growth is made possible due to the great support we get from our suppliers, customers, drinkers and local communities. We continue to sell 50% of our beer within three hours of the brewery and it is the support of our local communities from Coffs Harbour to Noosa that provides us with the confidence to continue investing in the region says Jamie Cook.

The beer will now be available in keg and 330ml bottles. They have upped the hops and reduced the abv to 5% and passed on those excise savings by reducing their price to be in line with their other core beers.

The tasting notes:
This refreshing Australian Pale Ale, hopped with Galaxy, Ella and Enigma has tropical stone fruit aromas and flavours. With a medium bodied mouthfeel from the blend of pale and crystal malts, it finishes crisp, with a firm bitterness.

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Premiere: ALTA give us the perfect tune to crydance to with Figured Out "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

ALTA are keeping up their consistent output of gentle, yet ever-so move-to-able house tracks, on their second single of 2018, Figured Out. Just a day shy of its official release through Melbourne label Soothsayer, Tommy Codling premiered this gem of a tune on Arvos.

With Hannah Lesser on vocals and Julian Dowson on production, this Melbourne duo make music that can soundtrack every feeling on the spectrum. Theyve been building the love since 2014. Supporting Bonobo at the start of their career, theyve spent the past year touring alongside Eden and Jungle, venturing on a national headline tour, and smashing their Splendour in the Grass set last month. Its clear that their unique mix of emotionality and sultry, electro attitude is taking them places.

On Figured Out, ALTA adds another downtempo groover to their growing catalogue, which holds combinations of pop, UK garage house, and experimental sounds. Figured Out tells a tale of coming to realise that you need to break away from someone you thought you could fix.

The disjointed, lo-fi beat emerges from beneath a jazzed-up piano, its percussive punch peaking in the chorus. The whole song feels doused in nostalgia and reflection with syncopated vocal chops echoing, plus vinyl crackles and squeaks it all places you in a hazy regret, reflecting on what could have been. In the softer, sparser moments, Hannahs gentle emotive vocals keep it sparkling. Rounded off with soulful vocal samples, the tone moves from muted to bold with masterful ease. Figure it out below


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ILO Organics @ Northey Street Sunday Organic Farmers Maket "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Ilo Organics made the most luscious handmade organic soap & organic essential oil blends made with 100% pure organic plant extractions. Angela just loves Northey Street City Farm and ILO Organics. Its my Sunday sanctuary. I just love it. Other people go to Church, but I come here. I have bought a lot of oils []

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Keen to come up to Cairns for FFA Cup match, where should I stay? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

My club Sydney FC have drawn Cairns in the FFA Cup. I'm keen to come up for it, but want to know about where to stay for it as I'm planning on only coming for one night.

Game is 21st August, 7:30pm at Barlow Park.

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Check out Cline Dion performing Youre The Voice with John Farnham "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Its one of the biggest collaborations weve seen on Aussie soil recently, with international musical icon Cline Dion bringing out a special guest for last nights Melbourne show: none other than John Farnham himself.

Just last week, Cline Dion hit up Sydney where she delivered a pretty stunning performance of John Farnhams 1986 hit, Youre The Voice.

A noted fan of the track, Dion had trouble getting through the performance due to her excitement, and actually had to briefly stop herself. Needless to say, it was quite endearing.

Now, shes gone one better, bringing out Whispering Jack himself for a duet of the legendary track.

Halfway through her final show of her Aussie tour at Melbournes Rod Laver Arena last night, Cline Dion jumped into a performance of the track, expressing her love of the song, and explaining how shes always wanted to perform the song live.

Following her performance of the songs first verse and chorus, John Farnham strode casually onto the stage, lending his voice to the track as rapturous applause filled the stadium.

Taking to Facebook early this morning, Dion shared her gratitude at being able to perform the track with Aussie icon.


Ive wanted to sing John Farnhams You're The Voice on my tours for so many years, and its been so great to finally

Gepostet von Cline Dion amMittwoch, 8. August 2018

Ive wanted to sing John Farnhams Youre The Voice on my tours for so many years, and its been so great to finally do it on this tour, she wrote. But I still cant believe that I got to perform it with the one-and-only, John Farnham!

I will never forget this, the thri...


Kurdish asylum seeker writer Behrouz Boochani speaks from Manus Island about his new book "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish journalist and writer who fled from Iran to try to seek asylum in Australia. En route, after a frightening boat trip from Indonesia, he was intercepted and eventually transferred to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea where he has been incarcerated for the past five years. At the beginning of August, he published a book to provide a testimony of his own experience and that of other asylum seekers. No Friend But the Mountain defies an easy categorisation, mixing fiction and non fiction and written with the lyricism of a poet, the literary skills of a novelist and the profound insights of an astute observer of human behaviour.

Eastside Radios Mick Paddon interviewed Behrouz Boochani about his revelatory and very personal new book on the day it was published in Australia. Though the nearly 400 page book was produced in extraordinary circumstances, thumbed on a phone and sent as thousands of text messages in Farsi to a translator in Australia, Behrouz Boochani makes it clear he wants it to be read and understood as a piece of writing; a work of art. It was written, not as a bid for freedom, but to provide an account and a testimony for others to make up there minds. The interview, first broadcast during Eric Gyors Wednesday Drive show on August 8th , 2018, is now available as an Eastside Radio Podcast

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The Tale of One Arabian Night "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Kebab (Heath OConnell, Princess Jasmine (Frances Smith, Mr Y (Saffron Shand) and Prince Poo Bah (Zion Stewart) in the Tale of One Arabian Night. Photo Aslan Shand.

The Tale of One Arabian Night played to a full house yesterday bringing hilarity and engagement as part of a totally inclusive event.

The mixed ability drama group Arcadia Plus has been working towards their performance for several months and gave a hilarious show that was enjoyed by family, friends and the students of Brunswick Heads Public School.

The drama group has been run by local drama teacher Brian Dale, who also runs Bright Lights performance school, for the last six years.

The kids from Brunswick Primary had a great time being included in the  show throughout the performance.

It is good for the kids to see people of different abilities, said Brian.

Madam Prue in the performance of The Tale of One Arabian Night. Photo Aslan Shand.

Everyone is welcome to join the group. We had a lot of fun putting the show together. I write the shows to be really interactive and in a way that plays to everyones strengths. We get ideas from everyone, theres a lot of improvisation and we use what they enjoy doing.

While the show did suffer from a sound issue part way through Mr Y (aka Saffron Stand) stepped in to save the day with a brilliant range of Y jokes involving chickens, eggs and bicycles with flat tyrese.

The group is also support...


JBs World: Another Moocooboola Success "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

MOOCOOBOOLA FESTIVAL on Sunday was another outstanding success with brilliant winter sunshine and two ovals at Boronia Park filled with a wide variety of stalls, entertainments and games for young and old.

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Ancient megashark Victoria's surf coast - fossil find exhib opens today "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A jaw-full of mega shark teeth rare evidence that a shark twice the size of a Great White stalked Australia's ancient waters is to be unveiled at Melbourne Museum on today, Thursday 9 August. Usually shark teeth are found singly, but this time they have the whole set for the gigantic Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark.

A prehistoric shark feast, the 9m long Great Jagged Narrow-Tooth Shark becoming a meal for several Sixgill Sharks. Credit: Peter Trusler / Philip Mullaly, the local Ocean Grove resident who found the mega shark teeth with Dr Erich Fitzgerald. Credit: Museums Victoria

Victorian Fossil Find Uncovers Prehistoric Leftovers of Colossal Shark Feast

A visit to his local beach will never be the same again for Philip Mullaly. The keen-eyed fossil enthusiast has found an extraordinary set of shark teeth - evidence that a shark nearly twice the size of a Great White once stalked Australias ancient oceans. The citizen scientist made the find in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victorias Surf Coast.

I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed. I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people, recounts Mr Mullaly.

Up to 7 cm long, the teeth have been identified as being from an extinct species of mega-toothed shark - the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark (Carcharocles angustidens) - which could grow to more than 9-metres long, almost twice the length of todays Great White Shark.

This shark stalked Victorias ancient sea ap...


My Health Record: A Further Erosion of Civil Liberties "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Turnbull government oversaw the 2015 implementation of a system that allows 21 government agencies warrantless access to all citizens metadata, while last year, it announced a national facial recognition system that will allow all citizens ID photos to be matched with CCTV footage images. The government is currently in the process of rolling out a national

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New Tweed Valley hospital site becomes political football "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Labors shadow minister for primary industries Mick Veitch Mick Veitch and Labor candidate for Tweed Craig Elliot. Photo supplied.

The question of the new Tweed Valley hospital site is a complex one with emotions in the community running high over the benefits and detriments of the various sites that have been investigated. Labor is throwing its weight behind the Kings Forest site highlighting the importance of the state significant farmlands at the Kingscliff Cudgen site however, the Kings Forest site does not come without its own issues.

Labors shadow minister for primary industries Mick Veitch has stated that There is a clear choice at the next election; a vote for Labors Craig Elliot is a vote to build a better, faster and on budget new hospital at Kings Forest while protecting local state significant farmland, whereas, a vote for Geoff Provest is a vote for a seven storey hospital to be imposed on Cudgen along with Gold Coast style traffic gridlock, congestion and highrise overdevelopment.

Kings Forest was originally ruled out by NSW Health Infrastructure on seven grounds, including that 70 per cent of it was flood prone, 30 per cent was adjacent to a former tip site that had the potential to release toxic gases and the entire site was in the middle of a koala corridor. 

According to the site selection report issued in July 2018 the site has only 5.8ha above the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) that would mean the site is  proposed to be filled in the order of 0.5m1.5m to bring it above the PMF.

Koala population and potential Wallum Frog habitat will also be impacted with advice stating that this may present a serious and irreversible  impact under the Biodiversity Conservation Act (State legislation).

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Tickets for this years Northern Districts Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Dinner night are on sale now and selling fast.

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Making Peace with My Hands "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I have my fathers hands and feet. And his face, but thats another story. Whereas my mother and sister have sleek, elegant hands, I have chunky palms and stumpy sausage fingers which are routinely garrotted by rings. Theyre proper peasants hands. Darling, they do a lot of work my mother reassures me, when I bemoan []


Nurdles prove major hurdle for marine life "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Whats a nurdle? A nurdle is a very small pellet of plastic which serves as the key material in the manufacture of plastic products. Countless billions of these small plastic balls are used each year to make nearly all our plastic products.

Accidental spillage and mishandling means that countless nurdles have ended up in our oceans, wreaking havoc on the environment.

Mistaken for food by our marine-life and seabirds, nurdles and other plastics can make animals very sick when ingested.

Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast has led a number of nurdle searches along the beaches of the Surf Coast over the past 12 months. Most recently, a team of 15 volunteers conducted a search at Fairhaven Beach who were surprised to find hundreds of nurdles along a small stretch of beach just north of the surf lifesaving club.

Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast President John Foss said that the amount of nurdles found washing up along the Surf Coast has proved more extensive than first thought.

We were blown away by how many nurdles we found along Fairhaven in such a short period of time. Its a bigger issue along the Surf Coast then we thought.

Mr Foss said that the worst affected areas seemed to be beaches that faced directly out to sea, possibly pointing to shipping containers or pollution further afield as potential sources.

The ocean facing beaches seem to be catching the highest number of nurdles. I picked up half a dozen that had literally washed up on the sand in front of my eyes.

Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast collected the following number of nurdles:

  • 13th Beach (Barwon Heads north of Black Rock Ocean Outfall) 700+ nurdles
  • Point Impossible (Torquay) 100+ nurdles
  • Bells Beach 10-20 nurdles
  • Fairhaven Beach 600+ nurdles



Brisbane Athletes Do Us Proud In Paris At 2018 Gay Games "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A contingent of Aussie athletes were among the 10,000 sportspeople converging on Paris last weekend for the opening ceremony of this years Gay Games. Among the Brisbane sportspeople attending this years Games are players and coaches from the inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons, attending the competition for the first time. Tritons President Sean ...

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Cathies Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The 55th annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm.

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WATCH: New video about our human rights collaboration in Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Marius Smith 

Today, a new video is being released detailing our collaboration with the Vietnam National University (VNU) to strengthen human rights education in Vietnam. The program, which commenced early this year, has recently been extended and enlarged due to its success.

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through its Aus4Skills program, the Castan Centres staff is working collaboratively with staff from VNUs School of Law to develop a world-class human rights masters program.

Since spending time on the ground in Hanoi, weve come to appreciate the commitment of the VNU academics to human rights education, and to improving Vietnams human rights situation through education. They are one of the key groups working towards a stronger human rights culture in their country, said Castan Centre Deputy Director and the projects team leader, Dr Julie Debeljak.

Using a global to local approach, students are able to investigate human rights in the Vietnamese context and compare Vietnams record to that of other countries. Meanwhile, the academics exchange ideas not just on human rights but also on innovative teaching methods.

During the projects first phase, two VNU academics Dr Vu Cong Giao and Dr La Khanh Tung spent time in Australia. The two academics met with Monash Law academics and visited a range of human rights and government institutions in Sydney and Melbourne and came away with many ideas for improving human rights. Twenty years ago, it was so difficult for us to do human rights research and education, says Dr Vu in the video. Human rights is a very new area in Vietnam and [the program] improves our capacity in terms of not only teaching methods but also knowledge.

In the second phase, Monash and VNU staff will collaborate on delivering a further four human rights masters units, and another four VNU staff members will visit Australia to exchange ideas.

The program is part of a wider engagement between Vietnam and Australia on human rights, and our academics will also be attending the annual human rights dialogue between the two nations in Hanoi at the end of this month. We hope to use the opportunity to showcase how collaboration and coordination can create a human rights culture said Castan Centre Director, Professor Sarah Joseph, who will also talk at a human rights conference in Da Nang.


Scarlet Robin time "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I had a fascinating encounter with some Scarlet Robins along Walkers Lane earlier in the week.

Three adult males and at least two adult females were found within the same general area (half tennis court size), seemingly at the perimeter of their respective territories. There was some mild aggression and chasing as the birds foraged on the ground and from the bark of various eucalypts. Seems that I had inadvertently lucked on to a real Scarlet Robin hotspot.

Scarlet Robin (male), Walkers Lane Strangways, 7th August 2018


NSW Opposition attacks government on vaccination following North Coast diphtheria case "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The North Coast has recorded its first case of toxigenic diphtheria since 2001, leading Shadow NSW Health Minister Walt Secord to accuse the government of failing the community on public health and vaccination.

The report of the potentially fatal disease occurred on August 6, and is said to have involved an adult patient.

The North Coast Public Health Unit has confirmed that the patient was found to have toxigenic diphtheria, the rarest and most dangerous form of the disease.

The patient is now being treated with antibiotics and has been released from hospital.

It is the first time this particular strain has been reported on the NSW North Coast since 2001.

Mr Secord said NSW was now seeing diseases which we thought were eradicated due to vaccinations.

These cases should be setting off the alarm bells in the corridors of the NSW Government, Mr Secord said.

The Berejiklian Government is failing the community on vaccinations and vaccination rates.

Mr Secord said that, if elected, Labor would increase the range of vaccinations available through pharmacies further protecting the community.

Under the plan, NSW pharmacies would  be able to provide vaccinations for the dTpa vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), and the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).

This would bring NSW into line with South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

A spokesperson for the NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazard, said they had been advised that there was no evidence whatsoever that low vaccination rates were associated with the local case.

Under the NSW Liberals and Nationals, we have seen vaccination rates climb from 87.6 per cent under Labor in 2010 to their highest level ever, the spokesperson said.

 NSW now also has the highest vaccination rates in Australia for Aboriginal children at five years of age, at 97 per cent which is a phenomenal achievement.

We have done more to promote vaccination than Labor ever did.


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Premiere: The existential howl of Bored Shorts Figure 8 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Former Indie Artists of the Week Bored Shorts are back at it with a couple of extra band members and a new single Figure 8.

Kicking it off with a haunting verby bass line, the song quickly erupts with crisp guitars, drums and synth into something distinctively Bored Shortsian. Full of 20-something yearning but still lithe and optimistic, the instrumental gets painted down by Dom Hobans viscous vocal spread thickly across it.

The song is about the patterns were forever doomed to repeat, with Hoban playing a sort of modern day Sisyphus pushing his boulder up the hill over and over. His long pained lines, often landing flat and sliding up to their note, go past melancholy into a sort of existential agony, made even more authentic and visceral by his unattenuated aussie accent. In support, a gang vocal serves as sort of an 80s pub rock greek chorus witnesses to the central tragedy of an anti-hero trapped forever by his futile assignment. Maaaate.

The video (), directed by Rudolf Zverina, physicalises the tortured vocal with Hoban being dragged howling across the sand by torch-light by his bandmates at times submissive; at times resistant. A perfect distillation of what is becoming Bored Shorts signature.

Figure 8 is another A+ release from a great fucking band who are just at the beginning. The EPs on its way so get into it.

Bored Shorts are launching Figure 8 with another former Indie of the Week The Buoys at the Hollywood on Sunday. Check the FB event HERE!


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Vet a legend finalist "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Drysdale Cricket Club stalwart Robert Malcolm is a finalist in the Viva Energy Club Legend Award.

Known affectionately as Veteran by his clubmates, Malcolm has played more than 500 games for the Hawks.

Malcolm will win at least $1000 for himself and his club after making the finals of Viva Energys Club Legend Award.

The companys refinery manager, Thys Heyns, congratulated the finalists this week on their contributions to local sport.

Were proud to be part of a community made up of so many inspiring role models, he said.

Its a great honour to recognise their efforts and achievements.

Geelong Cats star and Club Legend ambassador Daniel Menzel was delighted with the diverse and deserving group of finalists.

Its a huge buzz to see a large organisation like Viva Energy getting involved at a grassroots level by recognising the efforts of these unsung heroes, he said.

The awards offer $5000 each for the overall legend and their club. Other finalists win $1000 each for them and their club.

Mr Heyns urged readers to inspect the finalists stories and pick their most deserving sports legend at when voting for the $2000 Peoples Choice award opened last week.

This years 20 finalists are: Jim Rendevski, Peter White, John Beckworth, John Robert, Romeo Purlija, Sue Cormack, David Rea, Rod Smith, Daniel Noonan, Robert Malcolm, Margaret Harry, Geoff McDonald, Rohan Greaves, Jenny Fagan, John Biviano, Scott Smith, Sean Clark, Garry Birch, Alison Roberts-Wray and Christine Scott.


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My Monster: Animal Human Hybrid "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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COVER August 2018: Ronnie van HOUT, Sculpt d. Dog 2001, print on archival museum rag paper, 81 x 51 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kate CLARK, Gallant 2016, fallow deer hide, antlers, clay, foam, thread, pins, rubber eyes, wire, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist. | Lisa ROET, Humanzee Part 2 from the When I laugh, he laughs with me series 2014, C-type photograph,103.5 x 145 cm. Image courtesy of the artist, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and MARS Gallery, Windsor | Barthi KHER,.....


From Royalty To Refugees: How Uganda Became So Dangerous For LGBTIQ People "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

After reports that Australia has accepted 50 primarily Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country, QNews Magazine looks at how Uganda came to be such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ community. Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality with males risking ...

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What should get built where? Have your say "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Community feedback on councils new draft Employment Lands Strategy is now being sought, which will help shape how much land and where should be allocated for industrial, retail and commercial purposes across the Byron Shire.

Director sustainable environment and economy Shannon Burt says, We know that the digital economy is really changing the business landscape in the Byron Shire.

Whatever the future of work might look like, we need places for people to run their businesses and we also need to plan for employment precincts, business centres and infrastructure that will attract desirable investment and growth in the future but it needs to be aligned with our communitys vision and values, she said.

The strategy forecasts that additional land will be required to meet demand over the next 20 years, Burt says.

Town expansion?

She says expansion of the town centres of Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Bangalow is being considered to meet the growing demand for commercial/retail land in these centres.

The anticipated need for 812 hectares of additional industrial land could be provided in potential new industrial sites around Manns Road, Mullumbimby, southern Gulgan Road highway interchange and just east of the highway near Bangalow. 

Council would like to hear from businesses, chambers and the wider community during the exhibition period, which ends September 21.

The draft strategy is available on Byron Shire Councils website.

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A bunch of disco legends are kicking off a new summer music series in Sydney "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Do you like to spend your summer nights listening to some of the finest music available? Then you might want to listen closely, because Sydney has just scored itself a brand new summer music series, and some of discos biggest names are helping to kick it off.

Kicking off at the start of 2019 the Sydney Summer Series is set to bring some of the worlds biggest stars to Sydneys Domain throughout January.

To help launch the series though, some of the biggest names in the world of disco are set to descend upon Sydney, with the likes of The Jacksons featuring original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon topping the bill.

It doesnt stop there though, with Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People, and Sister Sledge all joining the party, while the Sounds of The Supremes a tribute to the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s will be opening proceedings.

The first concert of the Sydney Summer Series is set to take place on January 12th, at The Domain. Tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime lineup are set to go on sale at 10am, on Tuesday, August 14th.

Check out The Jacksons Can You Feel it:

Sydney Summer Series 2019

The Jacksons
Kool & The Gang
The Pointer Sisters
Village People
Sister Sledge
Sounds Of The Supremes

Saturday, January 12th
The Domain, Sydney, NSW
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Almost Half Of The Worlds Countries Dont Permit LGBTIQ Groups "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Nearly half of the worlds countries do not allow LGBTIQ groups to organize, with many facing the threat of arrests or state-sanctioned violence, a new report has found. Just 56 per cent of countries 109 countries out of 194 freely allow such groups, according to analysis by advocacy group OutRight Action International published ...

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Meet new local inspector Kehoe "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Inspector Matt Kehoe outside the Brunswick police station. Photo Aslan Shand.

The Byron Police Station has welcomed its new inspector, Matt Kehoe, who joined the Tweed Byron Police District six weeks ago.

While Matt has lived in the Byron Shire since 2005, when he and his family moved here from Sydney, he previously worked with the Lismore Police LAC before spending the last three years in Murwillumbah as the general manager for Industry Regulations at the Firearms Registry. 

Living in the Shire, Detective Inspector Kehoe said he is able to bring a local perspective to the force and is looking to be more involved in the local community and the concerns and issues it is facing. 

Some of the key issues facing the Shire are mental health, both for the broader community and the police; homelessness, and road trauma, said Detective Inspector Kehoe.

Mental health on frontline

Police are called upon daily to manage mental health situations and this often leaves the police on the frontline dealing with the outcomes.

Inspector Kehoe is actively pursuing training for the local police in relation to mental health. He is aiming to collaborate with local providers of mental health intervention training to support police in coping both with their jobs as well as dealing with mental health issues in the broader community. 

Highlighting that it is currently Homelessness Week, he points out that This is something we see and deal with every day across the Shire. 

Often people who are homeless have complex needs and can also have mental health issues that compound these.

During Homelessness Week, there are a number of ways that people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can access services, including through the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre and the Byron Community Centre.

Responding to questions about the level of drug-fuelled violence in the communi...


Tall tales in the sunshine "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Photo Jeff Dawson.

Extraordinary fables, memoirs, political analysis and tales of hope and tragedy all made for another successful Byron Writers Festival, held at the Elements of Byron resort under crisp blue winter skies.

Festival director Edwina Johnson said, We were honoured to have so many writers grace our stages to share their stories and help us find meaning, connection and the power of hope in our fast-spinning world. The connections made at the festival between the writers and the audience can be profound and it is my hope these vital conversations will continue to resonate long after the festival has finished.

Organisers say more than 12,000 patrons attended over the three days, which also included 117 sessions on the festival grounds, 12 workshops, 14 off-site feature events, primary and secondary schools programs and the Byron Writers Festival Road Trip to regional towns.

New Writers Centre Chairperson Adam van Kempen. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Incoming festival chair Adam van Kempen said, A lively community atmosphere pervaded the entire festival, owing in large part to the extraordinary work of 150 volunteers who put everything into delivering the best experience possible for our patrons,

Numerous sessions attracted capacity crowds...


Knights win the Newey Shield "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

WITH the Brian Newey Memorial shield up for grabs, the Leongatha Knights were looking to upset Korumburra City by enough goals to win the shield back.
Korumburra have won the shield five years out of six. City started the match with a 4-2 lead on aggregate.
Leongathas youthful side took an early lead and appeared to dominate the game, at half time leading 3-nil.
All three goals came from Pierre Cohignac. The first after a defensive error, and the second after a one-two combo with PJ OMeara.
Ethan Bath set Pierre free on a long run which resulted in his hattrick.
The second half saw the City team get more attacks on goal and when a City player was brought down in the box, Thomas Sorrell booted Korumburras first.
Shortly after, Aidan Richards slotted it through and it was game on.
The PJ and Pierre show returned, this time PJ scored.
The next was a shattering back play header, an own goal from veteran Rory Cull that missed Burras keeper.
Brian Gannon scored another for the Knights, adding to his hat-trick from the reserves.
Burras Aidan Richards hit the net in the closing stages.
A 36 loss and a loss of the prized Newey shield by one goal shattered Korumburra City.
Brian Newey will be long remembered in local football, a life taken too early in a workplace accident.
Both teams respectfully stood together post-match and remembered Brian, Leongatha taking the shield in his memory.
With both sides staying to see the awarding of the Shield it was given to the referee of the day Pat Couty to do the honours.
The match was as usual played in a spirited manner befitting the esteem that both teams regard the Brain Newey Memorial Shield.
Leongatha travel to Phillip Island next week in a match that will determine their chances of sneaking a spot in the finals.

The Korumburra City girls came from 3-1 down to defeat the Knights.
A fighting performance levelled the match 3-3 at half time.
After halftime, City played even better.
The fight, intensity and skill level was magnificent to come from behind again to win the game.
Korumburra City attacked the ball with nothing on their mind other than to hit the net.
Forward attack after forward attack had Leongatha on the back foot.
Dakota Decarlo found the net to open the scoring for Korumburra. Leongatha bounced back with three goals in 10 minutes.
Korumburra with their never give up attitude saw Milly Hurst find the net and shortly after Dakota Decarlo slotted the equaliser.
Some awesome defence from Korumburra held off Leongatha, Halkett, Hurst and Jephcott once more very solid.
This brilliant defence would eventuate with Milly Hurst putting Burra back in front with assistance from Tahli Swain, Brid...


Adi safe after Indo earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A view of a collapsed house after an earthquake struck in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, 29 July 2018. Photo EPA

Long time resident of Byron Shire, Adi Noersadi aka Adi Oet, is reportedly safe after a an earthquake killed at least 98 people in his hometown in Lombok, Indonesia.

Lisa Noersadi says, He is safe but his house has been totally destroyed in the earthquake on Lombok on August 5.

He is in a nearby refuge and is traumatised by experiencing the walls and ground crack up around him.

There is little he can do as the whole island is in chaos. They are without power and have limited phone connection.

Half of the houses have been reduced to rubble or are too unsafe to enter.

The is a general feeling of despair, with over 90 people dead and the body count is rising.

Adi has been a musician and resident in Byron Shire since 1994. Many people know and love Adi.


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Massive Penis Drawing Can Be Seen From Outer Space, Thus Proving that Humanity Will Never Change "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Humanity has been responsible for some pretty strange things, however, this may very well take the cake.  Could you imagine if alien life really did come across this in space?

Of course, there are many great wonders that can be seen from space, and this, unfortunately, is one of them. While people have been drawing penises on plenty of things for quite some time, this one has been making headlines since it was noticed.

This penis drawing is in Australia and is being referred to as the Aussie Weiner. You can even see it on Google Maps. These kinds of aerially-visible creations are known as geoglyphs and cannot be seen when just walking past or so forth, if you werent above them you would never know they existed. Im sure when you think of man-made things that can be seen from space giant dicks would not normally come to mind but, to each their own.

Google Maps


This penis is etched into a dry lake bed just outside the town of Geelong which is relatively close to Melbourne. You can tell this huge member most likely took a while to make so whoever created it definitely put a lot of their time and energy into it. What once was an overlooked dirt pit is now one of the most viewed places on Google maps at the moment. If you look close enough you can even see that it appears to have what was meant to be cum drops shooting out of it.

Creativity at its finest? With plenty of lake bed left who knows what might end up popping up in the area later down the line. The group known as Take The Piss Geelong was first to post about this massive member and from there it went viral.

They posted as follows:

If the legend who did this can inbox us with any form of proof, thatd be awesome.

We have a beer with your name on it.



GOP Congressman From New York Charged With Insider Trading "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

NEW YORKRepublican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when bad news came out.

Collins, 68, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the first two sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House.

An indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court charges Collins, the congressmans son and the father of the sons fiance with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.

Prosecutors said the charges stem from Collins decision to share with his son insider information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Collins was the companys largest shareholder, with nearly 17 percent of its shares, and sat on its board.

According to the indictment, Collins was attending the Congressional Picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017, when he received an email from the companys chief executive saying that a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure. After a public announcement, the companys stock price plunged 92 percent.

Collins responded to the email saying: Wow. Makes no sense. How are these results even possible??? the indictment said. It said he then called his son, Cameron, and, after several missed calls, they spoke for more than six minutes.

The next morning, according to the indictment, Collins began selling his shares, unloading enough over a two-day period to avoid $570,900 in losses before a public announcement of the drug trial results.

Prosecutors said the son traded on the inside information and passed it to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. Their combined trades avoided over $768,000 in losses, authorities said. They said Zarsky traded on it and tipped off at least three others.

Collins, a conservative who was first elected in 2012 to represent parts of western New York between Buffalo and Rochester, has denied any wrongdoing. When the House Ethics Committee began investigating the stock trades a year ago, his spokeswoman called it a partisan witch hunt.

We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name, his attorneys, Jonathan Barr and Jonathan New, said in a statement Wednesday. It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock. We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated.



SALON August 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Sam SMITH, Nystrms Cafe at Bungens 2017. spaced 3: north by southeast, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth (WA), 18 August 2018 7 January 2019


Kylie MINOGUE, Kylie Kiss Me Once tour, 2014, Photograph by Ken McKay, Reproduced courtesy of Darenote Ltd. Kylie on Stage, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat (VIC), 4 August 7 October 2018


Sidney NOLAN, Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 1947, enamel paint on composition board, 90.80 x 121.50 cm. Gift of Sunday Reed 1977, National Gallery of Australia. Sidney Nolans Ned Kelly series, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth (WA), 11 August 12 November 2018


Sarah crowEST, Beaten and Left for Dead 2013 2018, 254 x 218 cm, linen, synthetic polymer paint. Material Constructs: The Home Stretch Sarah crowEST, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat (VIC), 3 August 28 October 2018



Life on the Line podcast "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I stumbled across this obscure treasure because Alex Lloyd, my former editor at Pan Mac, tweeted it out. As he should, it's his passion project. Alex and the rocksteady LoTL crew have been interviewing Australian veterans and packaging up the results as a podcast: Life on the Line.

The most recent ep, the one which drew me in, was a session with Trooper Mark Donaldson VC. I'd read his book, The Crossroad, a couple of years ago and it went straight to the shelf in my professional library.

The interview is fascinating, and hugely valuable if you're somebody like me who writes about military characters while having conspicuously avoided the inconvenience of military service.

There are seventy-eight interviews so far, with vets both male and female going back to WW2. There are episodes which delve into the Great War, but with no living particpants available, as far as I know, these often involve historians and family members.

It's a great collection, avaiable on iTunes.

Or you can check out the website here.


Gang Of Youths announce mini-festival A More Perfect Union "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

When Gang Of Youths announced their massive Say Yes To Life tour, fans noticed that Brisbane was left out. Last week, on triple J drive the band confirmed that thered be something happening in Brisso. Now we have confirmation that the band will be hosting its own mini-festival.

A More Perfect Union will take place at Brisbanes Riverstage this November, and the lineup is to die for. Appearing will be Gang of Youths, Jack River, Thelma Plum, Luca Brasi and Charlie Collins.

Gang Of Youths stated that A More Perfect Union is something we have been excited about doing for a while now, bringing a festival to Australia that we can grow into something incredible for people. This is the first of hopefully many, and we have asked some friends we really respect to join us.

Tickets are available from Thursday 9th August, 11am. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to supporting the efforts of Aboriginal Legal Service.

Watch: Gang Of Youths Let Me Down Easy live at Splendour In The Grass:

Gang Of Youths 2018 Say Yes To Life Tour

Saturday, November 3rd
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Sunday, November 4th
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Tuesday, November 6th 
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, November 7th 
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, November 8th 
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Monday, November 12th
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, November 13th
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, November 14th
The Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Friday, November 16th
The Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Saturday, November 17th (Sold Out) (Sold Out)
The Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Sunday, November 18th
The Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Wednesday, November 21st (Sold Out) (Sold Out)
Enmore Theatre, S...


Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, 2018. "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I am sitting in The Project Gallery at Queensland College of Art listening to The Pilgrims Song by wonderful Irish music makers The Gloaming. A pilgrim is what I am and what we are, a juggling mob of wanderers. We have put up our tent of 26 drawings here, our drawings by others who are the finalists in this 9th year of the  Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing. Drawing, the making of marks onto something with any medium.

The poetry of movement in the marking elevates this prize to the capture of thousands of moments. The evolution of drawing from single line linearity to a silent spacial performance captured only in an instant in the viewing means Maries legacy is full of possibilities. Awarding someone a prize for a drawing captured in a memory bank? Reminiscent of graffitis ephemeral marking making, drawing juggles styles, media, interpretations, thresholds, geography, makers.


Sha Sarwari & Affifa

Here are marks on a lonely northern NSW beach at dawn when Sha, his wife, Affifa and a couple of friends dragged his boat sculpture to its death by burning. When I take time with this image the process and history of the marks strike me: Sha and Affifa collecting the ashes of the boat, the strong lines of dragging drawn on the sand behind them and the millions of marks left by feet, tid...

Monday, 06 August


Comparison Rates Dont Give Aussies Enough Credit "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

THE BAREFOOT BROKER with Jason Khoury Comparison Rates were rolled out by ASIC with good intentions but have turned out to be quite useless, so [more]

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