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Thursday, 28 June

04:00

Lloyd Spiegel "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Wednesday 27th Jun, 6.00pm 11.55pm, No. 5 Church Street
Bellingen

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Sunday, 15 April

00:15

It is getting harder and harder to believe Facebook Inc's denials of intentional harm "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


The fact that Facebook Inc. re-named the street in which it is headquartered "1 Hacker Way" should have been a clue to this social media giant's business ethos but it obviously didn't register with national governments and everyday Internet users. 

By the time All tech reported this on 11 November 2016 we were all a little more informed, but Facebook was still trying to pull the wool over our eyes:

Mark Zuckerberg says the notion that fake news influenced the U.S. presidential election is "a pretty crazy idea."

The Facebook CEO is finding himself in a unique position in this election cycle. Many news organizations have come under fire for their coverage of the campaign. Now Facebook is getting it too, as a modern media company that does not vet fake news from its News Feed and that, critics argue, allows users to stay in information bubbles that reinforce existing prejudices.

Zuckerberg took both these criticisms head-on yesterday, at a conference called Techonomy. (You can find the full interview on his Facebook feed.)

He says hoaxes existed before his platform was created. They aren't new, and people who say misinformation is why Donald Trump won simply do not get it...

00:12

Capilano Honey CEO fails to sign affidavit declaring their honey is safe "IndyWatch Feed National"

Capilano Honey CEO Ben McKee has failed to sign an affidavit declaring that the honey Capilano sells under its numerous brands is safe in an application by me to have Capilanos defamation case against me summarily dismissed. Instead Capilano and Mr McKee have relied on an affidavit from their lawyer Richard Keegan, who has a []

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Saturday, 14 April

22:27

MACKAY Mackay magistrate court "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 14, 2018 at 07:50PM ,

Mackay magistrate court

April 14, 2018 at 07:50PM ,

Date Notes, N/A. Denise M. Click on the refresh or reload button in your browser to view the most recent versions. Oct 18, 2013 For those persons interested in viewing the list of defendants appearing before the Mackay Magistrates Court each day, the Queensland Courts website now. Kathleen Y. Police

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21:20

What Does Sorry Mean? "IndyWatch Feed National"

SORRY MEANS DON'T DO IT AGAIN

https://www.facebook.com/excludedmum/videos/1845144618835038/

#FURA

FORCED UNLAWFUL REMOVALS AUSTRALIA

What do we want?

OUR CHILDREN BACK

When do we want it?

NOW

What does sorry mean?

DON'T DO IT AGAIN

 

 

 

21:00

Maules Creek geology and our water "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Maules Creek geology has a lot to do with the groundwater behaviour in the area. The above map was taken from the Upper Namoi Groundwater Source Status Report 2006 2011, which provides a useful summary of groundwater history in Maules Creek pre-mining.

Zone 11 is a small part of the Namoi Valley Groundwater Region (see map) but boasts a significant inventory of groundwater monitoring bores (12), including 5 with telemetry. Find out more here Groundwater monitoring at Maules Creek.

The Status Report makes it plain the financial and operational pain that groundwater entitlement holders have shouldered, with allocations reduced by 75% in order to stabilise the declining groundwater levels in the district, ;

At the commencement of the Plan on the 1st November 2006 groundwater entitlements in the Zone 11 were reduced from approximately 8.7 GL down to 2.2 GL.

The objective of the Plan is to reduce the total extraction in Zone 11 to 2,200 ML by the 2016 2017 water year.

The objectives of the Plan were largely achieved by 2011 with a significant reduction in entitlements and annual groundwater usage, well before the 2016 2017 deadline.

Ironically, 2016 2017, could see the biggest threat to Zone 11 groundwater levels that weve seen. And this threat could come not from the irrigation industry but from the connectivity of the alluvial aquifers with the coal seams  which underlie much of Maules Creek.

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19:43

Yes it is possible to terminate adoptions in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Forums: 

Termination of Adoption Legislation in Australia with thanks to http://adoptingback.com/

Adoption termination is known in Australia as discharging an adoption order.  Legislation exists in several Australian states for allowing this on a limited basis (thus, still discriminating against the adopted person).  The purpose of this page is to collect references to relevant state legislation and individual accounts from former adoptees who have used this method to terminate their adoptions.  which permits   



Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Adoption Act 1993

Part 3 Adoptions under this Act, Division 3.6 Proceedings for an adoption order
39L Discharge of adoption order

(1) On application by a prescribed person, the court may make an order

(a discharging order) discharging an adoption order if the court considers that
(a) the adoption order, or any consent to the adoption, was obtained by fraud, duress or other improper means; or (b) there are other circumstances that justify the discharging order.

(2) For subsection (1) (b), a breakdown in the relationship between the adopted person and the adoptive parents must not be taken to constitute a circumstance justifying a discharging order.

(3) A discharging order must not be made if it appears to the court that the making of the order would be prejudicial to the best interests of the adopted person.

(4) On an application under subsection (1), the court may require the director-general to investigate the matter and to provide a written report to the court.

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17:00

Father Treats Crohn's Disease by Juicing Cannibis "IndyWatch Feed National"




Here once again we have private use been interfered with by government fiat. The whole controversy regarding the use of cannabis has now switched over from its application as a recreational drug to its burgeoning applications in therapy generally.

The fact is that it can be readily processed at home to produce a therapeutic juice. Smoking is not indicated at all for therapeutic applications.  What has been quickly learned is that there is no reason to get high which is always undesirable anyway.

All this tells me that there is ample reason to grow a patch well out of sight back in some bush.  Easy enough to do and if small enough it would take real luck to locate.  Plenty of good old boys do hie off into the bush to avoid spending money on living and here we have an excellent way to produce a real living to boot.
 
I would never recommend any such thing, but i do want to indicate the real absurdity of attempting to stop this movement now that it is breaking out from the smokers and shifting over to the health juicers..


Father Treats Crohn's Disease by Juicing Cannibis

March 27, 2018


Anna Hunt, Staff Writer

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/03/27/father-effectively-treats-daughters-crohns-disease-by-juicing-cannabis/


ABC News Australia recently reported on a story about a desperate father. Stephen Taylors two daughters were fighting Crohns disease, which causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. 


When all else failed, Taylor turned to juicing cannabis and discovered that the plant may have the potential to cure his daughters illness.

Cannabis Juice Eases Gut Inflammation and Pain

Taylors two daughters, Morgan (21) and Ariel (25), have been fighting Crohns disease for many years. This auto-immune disease attacks the lining of the digestive tract, causing chronic inflammation. The symptoms include weight loss, chronic pain, ulcers, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, and anemia.


Both Morgan and Ariel were repeatedly hospitalized due to the illness. At one instance, Ariel almost hemorrhaged to de...

16:54

Hybrid swarm of 'mega-pests' threatens crops worldwide, scientists warn "IndyWatch Feed National"

New strain could be significant biosecurity risk and has potential to go 'completely undetected' A pair of major agricultural pests have combined to produce a "mega-pest" that could threaten crops around the world. Losses from the original pest species, cotton bollworms and corn earworms, already amounts to billions of dollars worth of food. But a hybrid of the two, shows signs of rapidly developing resistance to pesticides and it scientists fear it could cross international boundaries undetected, wiping out all the crops it comes across. Bollworms and earworms are closely related. The bollworm has its origins in Africa, Asia and Europe while the earworm is a native of the Americas. Both are in fact moth caterpillars and they feed on more than 100 plant species including vital crops like corn, cotton, tomato and soybean. A team of Australian scientists who discovered the hybrid mega-pests think the combination of international species could be creating a new strain with unlimited geographical boundaries. It is impossible to tell which individuals are hybrids just by looking at them, meaning by the time the hybrids have been detected it may be too late. "A hybrid such as this could go completely undetected should it invade another country," said Dr Paul De Barro, a biosecurity expert at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The scientists studied nine from Brazil and found that every one was a hybrid.

16:34

Delta Govt Denies Report Of Misappropriating N1bn Released For Construction Of Asaba Stadium "IndyWatch Feed National"

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LAGOS APRIL 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, Tony Okowa has described as untrue story making the rounds that N1billion released by the state government for construction works of Asaba Township Stadium has been misappropriated.
I want everybody to know that work currently going on at Asaba Stadium is a contractor-financed project, Okowa told The Guardian during the week on phone from the Gold Coast, Australia, venue of the on-going 2018 Commonwealth Games.
There was a media report earlier this week that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had released N1billion for the project and that the money was misappropriated by the supposedly trusted handlers. The report further stated that the governor had expressed serious anger over the way the project earlier billed to be completed in April, 2018 had abysmally failed, and as such, had constituted a three-man probe panel to look into the fraud.
But an angry Tony Okowa revealed that there was no iota of truth in the story saying: This is certainly the work of mischief-makers, who are doing everything possible to prevent the government from completing the project. As I said, the work is a contractor-financed project, and as we speak, government has not released one kobo to the contractor. He will get his money as soon as the job is completed.
There are some people whose major work in the state is to cause trouble by crying wolf where there is none. They move from one location to another trying to paint people black because of the...

16:00

The Weekend Quiz April 14-15, 2018 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

Assume that the external deficit of a nation is on average over the economic cycle equal to 2 per cent of GDP and that the government balances its fiscal position when averaged over the same cycle. We can conclude that on average the private domestic sector overall:

(a) Is spending more than it is earning.

(b) Is spending less that it is earning.

(c) Cannot say for sure as we dont know the pattern of fiscal balances over the cycle.

The answer is Option (a) Is spending more than it is earning..

Note that this question doesnt investigate how the economy might get into this situation. But whatever behavioural forces were at play, the sectoral balances all have to sum to zero. Once you understand that, then deduction leads to the correct answer.

To refresh your memory the balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewed in (at least) two ways: (a) from the perspective of the sources of spending; and (b) from the perspective of the uses of the income produced. Bringing these two perspectives (of the same thing) together generates the sectoral balances.

From the sources perspective we write:

(1) GDP = C + I + G + (X M)

which says that total national income (GDP) is the sum of total final consumption spending (C), total private investment (I), total government spending (G) and net exports (X M).

Expression (1) tells us that total income in the economy per period will be exactly equal to total spending from all sources of expenditure.

We also have to acknowledge that financial balances of the sectors are impacted by net government taxes (T) which includes all tax revenue minus total transfer and interest payments (the latter are not counted independently in the expenditure Expression (1)).

Further, as noted above the trade account is only one aspect of the financial flows between the domestic economy and the external sector. we have to include net external income flows (FNI).

Adding in the net external income f...

15:55

PERTH South Lake man arrested after attempted robbery of pizza delivery driver "IndyWatch Feed National"

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South Lake man arrested after attempted robbery of pizza delivery driver .

April 14, 2018 at 10:22AM .

of scissors while making demands. The victim ran away from the man before calling police, who arrived to arrest the offender a short time later. He has been charged with attempted armed robbery and possessing an article with intent to cause fear and will appear before Perth Magistrates Court today.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/south-lake-man-arrested-after-attempted-robbery-of-pizza-delivery-driver-ng-b88806421z&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHF5Vu0QwyoPmpZaCV3_Om5uBXMrg

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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PERTH Man charged over armed robbery with pair of scissors "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man charged over armed robbery with pair of scissors .

April 14, 2018 at 11:30AM .

The man was arrested nearby a short time later and was charged with attempted armed robbery and possessing an article with intent to cause fear. He has been charged with attempted armed robbery and possess an article with intent to cause fear and will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-charged-over-armed-robbery-with-pair-of-scissors-20180414-p4z9ll.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGe92tvcOIUbopgEEvMdlvHA-SRvw

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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15:15

U.S. inspects Chinese-funded Vanuatu wharf ahead of military exercise Does China want to establish a permanent military base in the Pacific island nation? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) The United States has conducted a survey of a Chinese-funded wharf in Vanuatu ahead of a military exercise by U.S. forces planned for the South Pacific later this year, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Saturday.

Location of Vanuatu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu

The wharf had been the subject of reports in Australias Fairfax Media that China wanted to establish a permanent military base in the Pacific island nation.

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Vanuatu warf before improvement

Image result for Vanuatu's Luganville wharf, photos

Vanuatu warf after improvement

Both Vanuatu and China denied the report amid heightened tension with the United States over Chinas activity in the South China Sea.

U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Curtis L. Hill told Reuters by email that a small contingent of Marines from 1 Marine Expeditionary Force based in California had conducted a site survey in preparation for the exercise that U.S. forces will hold.

The site survey was conducted due to the likely participation of a Military Sealift Command support vessel in the exercise, he said.

Vanuatu, about 2,000 km (1,200 miles) east of northern Australia, was home to a key U.S. Navy base during World War Two that helped beat back the Japanese army as it advanced through the Pacific toward Australia.

There is heightened interest in the wharf in Luganville town because it could be big enough to allow warships to dock at it. Its primary use is to cater for cargo vessels and ferries.

Reporting by Alison Bevege and Tom Westbrook in SYDNEY.; Editing by Robert Birsel

See also:

The great wharf from China, raising...

15:00

Im An Expat Scientist Coming Home To Stop Trumps War On Science "IndyWatch Feed National"

Top climate scientists are accepting President Emmanuel Macrons invitation to move to France. This U.S. researcher in Australia is going the other way.

This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

Read Full Story

15:00

Documentary Stare Into the Lights My Pretties "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Dr. Mercola

Technology didnt come about by accident, its a reflection of human will, or so claims the intriguing documentary, Stare Into the Lights My Pretties. Yet, with the rate of technological development continuing to grow exponentially, its unclear if anyone envisioned how society would become obsessed with staring at screens, such that our waking hours are dominated by them in one form or another.

In the beginning, there were only a few ways to get new technology funded, known as the ABCs. A, for armed forces, included ARPA, the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which commissioned the work that started the internet. B, for bureaucracy, refers to innovations such as government sites intended to deliver information and services, including online tax returns. C, or corporate power, made up the third arm, which drove the development of new products to draw in new markets.

According to Lelia Green, a professor and senior lecturer at the school of communications at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, who is featured in the film, Google would offer many examples of corporate power driving development.1 Yet, social engagement is the new driver of technology that has taken off more so in recent years. Green notes that distributed collaborators and everyday innovators are now an important driver of technology.

The acknowledgement of distributed networks of collaborators allows recognition of the creative power of harnessing the hive; the community of people engaged in a shared activity, she says. We see these alliances of enthusiasts working creatively and productively in gaming contexts, in wikis and on fan fiction sites to name but a few, but what does all of this mean, and what will happen if this technological culture is left to continue unchecked?

Are Machines Running Our Lives?

At the foundation of the documentary is the unsettling question of whos really in control: the machines or us? The film gives some unsettling statistics of how integrated technology has become in our 21st century lives:

  • Over 3.8 billion people have access to the internet
  • There are 2 billion active Facebook users every month
  • The average adult spends more than eight hours a day with screens (more time than sleep)
  • Within the first 15 minutes of waking up, 4 out of 5 smartphone users check their phones
  • By the time the average person reaches 70, they will have spent the equivalent of 10 to 15 years of their life watchin...

Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mint (genus Mentha) plants are perennials known for their fragrant, toothed leaves with purple, pink or white flowers (depending on the species). Furthermore, they are regarded for their fruity, aromatic taste.1 According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are 25 species belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). They are native to Eurasia, North America, South African and Australia, but they have become naturalized in many other places around the world.2

One mint plant much-loved around the world is spearmint (Mentha spicata), which can grow up to a height of 12 to 24 inches. Spearmint is distinguished by its bright, green leaves that are pointed, along with spiky lavender flowers that reach up to 4 inches in length.3 This particular species is known for being the source of spearmint tea, a type of herbal tea enjoyed around the world.

What Is Spearmint Tea?

Spearmint tea is essentially a drink made by brewing fresh leaves of the spearmint plant in boiling water. This contrasts to other types of tea, which are mainly prepared using dried leaves that are steeped in a bag. The reason for this is because spearmint tastes best when used fresh. The plant is also known for its sweet taste that is slightly weaker than peppermint.4

Aside from tea, spearmint makes an appearance in a variety of foods, mainly soups, salads, meats, fish and other beverages. Extracts from the plant are used to flavor a diverse range of products, such as toothpastes, jellies and sweets.5

Studies Regarding the Potential Benefits of Spearmint Tea

Drinking tea is one of the most popular pastimes around the world and is noted for bringing a variety benefits to your health. In the context of spearmint tea, it may help:6

Boost Your Immune System

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14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00010 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.00 AUD
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13:52

CWealth Games: Team Nigeria soars in Gold Coast "IndyWatch Feed National"

Adekuoroye, Oborodudu,Amusan, Galadima clinch gold     Adekuoroye, Oborodudu,Amusan, Galadima clinch gold Nigeria on Friday made a giant move to the 8th position on the medals table after winning four gold medals at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games taking place in Gold coast, Australia. Nigeria has eight gold, five silver and five bronze medals. Team []

The post CWealth Games: Team Nigeria soars in Gold Coast appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:40

Dr Brian Potter Dr Chris Rikard-Bell Child and Adult Psychiatrist NSW Human Services Alleged Hitmen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dr Brian Potter - Child and Adult Psychiatrist NSW Community Services Alleged Hitman. Psychiatrist/psychoanalytic psychotherapy. potterb7@bigpond.com

This parasite of the unfortunate is appointed by the following agencies, one would have to assume it is to discount the information supplied by other legitimate independent psychiatrists and medical experts, with the intent to minimise the compensation paid to the victims.

What is not stated below is that he often supplies psychiatrist reports, sometimes at the cost of $30 000 per family, for NSW department human services.

This man gets the cost of a luxury car for each family he desecrates.

In an emergency he will be contacted by Child Protection Hospital Units (CPHU) for a quick over the phone assessment which gives department community services the power to remove any child. This is called an hypothesis.

hypothesis:
an assumption used in an argument without its being endorsed; a supposition.

You have no defense against this DoCS hitman. You have nowhere to turn for help, your baby has been legally kidnapped, and this man has been awarded the cost of a trip around the world for his evil.

Appointments

Current

Authorised Report Writer, Victims Compensation Tribunal - 1999

Motor Accident Impairment Assessor - 2001

WorkCover Impairment Assessor - 2002

Comcare Impairment Assessor - 2006

1983 - Current

Private Practice, Adult Psychiatry; Child and Family Psychiatry; Medico-legal Psychiatry

Visitin...

13:38

Bombing in Syria not the way to peace in Syria - Julie Bishop reckless "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bombing not the answer for peace in Syria, rather a dangerous mistake - Independent and Peaceful Australia Network. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishops reckless support for a military strike by the US in Syria demonstrates Australias lack of independence in its foreign policy.

IPAN spokesperson Mr Stephen Darley said, Surely it is clear that any military exchange between Russian and US forces threatens a dangerous widening of the conflict and the lives of millions.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has accepted an invitation from the Syrian government to inspect the region where an alleged chemical weapon attack occurred demonstrating a willingness to support its claim they had not conducted such an attack.

The video showing children being hosed down allegedly from a chemical weapons attack needs to be investigated. Any chemical attack is an inhumane and illegal act, requiring the strongest condemnation.

If there is proof that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, regardless of who was behind it, then there needs to be serious consequences in the international court of justice where crimes against humanity are legitimately dealt with.

What is clear is that a bombing assault on sites in Syria is neither legal, effective nor acceptable. The risks of even more innocent people suffering death, injury and destruction of homes and the risk that a major powers war could ensue is being recognised internationally.

Mr Darley is calling on the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister to clearly reject the proposed missile attack and instead be a voice of reason in calling for all non-military means possible to be adopted to resolve the conflict.

This press release was issued two days before Mr Trumps attack of today.

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13:04

Norway's Child Protection System as Heavy Handed as Western Countries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Forums: 

I read an article this morning regarding "The Barnevernet" as child protection authorities are called in Norway. They have unlimited powers and answer to no one, much the same as the child protection system in Australia, Canada, the UK, the US. There is no other authority policing the corruption which has now taken of this system portraying itself as a protector of children when it is nothing more than a kidnapping rort.

Norways Orwellian system of child protection and care

The story is written by a politician who did not believe that children could be wrongly taken by the state, until he personally investigated The Barnevernet. He quotes several different stories that he himself personally investigated and when he took the evidence to other politicians they did not want to know about it.

Why do child protection systems such as The Barnevernet, CPS, FACS, DoCS... all the different names they come under which portray themselves as protectors of children, why do they get away with such corruption? Because if you have a complaint about these departments, you only have a complaints system run by the department you are complaining about. There is no transparency or accountability.

In Australia they have been apologising for stolen generations by the government for years, yet they continue to increase the number of children they are removing, over 40 000 children are in Out of Home Care in Australia. It is time for the incredible number of parents, children and foster carers complaints to be acknowledged instead of just being swept under the carpet.

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12:35

Did Martin Bryant Fake-Kidnap Rick? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sydney lawyers Glenn Pears and Zoe Hall, two of the victims of the 1996 Port Arthur massacre (photo credit  couriermail.com.au)

by Mary Maxwell, LLB

I am 100% persuaded that Martin Bryant had nothing to do with the Port Arthur massacre  on April 28, 1996. He says he was not there and he says it credibly. Someone else did the shooting in the Broad Arrow Caf. Several of the authorities must be aware of who did it, as it was a massive, complicated operation.

No doubt they chose Bryant in advance to be the patsy, maybe even years in advance. And most likely they lined up a few other Joe Schmoes to be the patsy in case Martin died.

Who Is the Main Witness for Martin Bryants Itinerary?

The person who is best placed to know where Martin went on April 28, 1996, is of course Martin himself. His memory could be compromised if he is of low brains but I doubt that he is. It could also be compromised as any of us can be compromised by someone maliciously altering his mind....

10:33

Horrendous lies in under-reporting poverty and homelessness "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is an under-reporting of poverty and homelessness. The horrendous lie of our generation is the one that poverty is being reduced right around the world. In fact it is increasing but there are diabolical efforts to mask this. Poverty relative and abject is increasing in Australia and within a couple of decades []

09:59

Accelerating rate of heat increasing in oceans, especially around Australia "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Concerning: Marine heatwaves increasing, especially near Australia, https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/marine-heatwaves-australia-tasman-sea-climate-20180410-p4z8qq.html, By Peter Hannam, 10 April 2018 

Marine heatwaves are increasing in their frequency and duration at an accelerating rate in many parts of the world, especially around Australia, a team of international scientists has found.

The number of oceanic heatwave days a year has increased by 54 per cent in the past century globally, the researchers determined, using data of sea-surface temperatures from long-established sites and satellites.

We have seen an increasing trend in the frequency and duration [of marine heatwaves], and that trend has accelerated in the past 30 years or so, said Lisa Alexander, associate professor at University of NSWs Climate Change Research Centre, and an author of the paper published in Nature Communications on Wednesday.

Rather than a precursor, the number of heatwave days may even be an underestimate of what is to come as the planet warms, Professor Alexander said. We could see it accelerated even more, given what weve seen recently, she said.

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08:00

April 14 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1829 - E. Hayes, editor of The Australian, was fined and gaoled for six months for libelling Governor Ralph Darling.

1842 - The Bunya tree was declared off limits to white man due to its importance to the indigenous people. However, this was largely ignored and in 1860 revoked by the first Government of Queensland.

1846 - The Aboriginal leader of the Awabakal clan, Biraban, who assisted the Rev Threlkeld compile the first grammar of an Aboriginal language in Australia, passed to the stars on this day near Newcastle. It is thought he is buried in the Aboriginal burial grounds located under or near the Newcastle School of Arts.

1847 - James Malcolm was hanged at the site of the crime, the Burswood Estate (Victoria Park, Perth), for highway robbery and murder of Clark Gordon.

1852 - Thomas Wilmore was hanged at Goulburn Gaol for the murder of Phillip Alger in the Wellington District.

1858 Francis Thomas Gregory lead an exploration in the Murchison-Gascoyne-Lyons region of Western Australia.

1860 - George Robertson, who many rudely only refer to by his surname these days, was pupped. Who is George Robertson? Just the other book publishing and book selling half of Angus & Robertson, who brought to the masses the brilliant Australian poets and writers we keep breeding in these sunny climes.

1866 - James Crookwell, Bushranger, was hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of Constable William Raymond in the Bargo Brush.


1870 - Gulgong became a glittering, shining beacon to miners when GOLD! was found there.

1871 - James Fanning was hanged for the rape of 13 yo Mary Dawes on 24 November 1870 on the Albany Road. The first private execution and the last execution for rape in the (Perth) colony.

1871 - After serving six months in Beechworth Gaol for assaulting a hawker, Ned Kelly appeared in court soon after for stealing a horse. When it was shown Ned had been in gaol at the time the horse had disappeared, the charge was amended and he was instead convicted of 'receiving a stolen horse', for which he was given a three-year hard labour gaol sentence which he served in Pentridge Gaol. The borrower was his friend Isiah"Wild" Wright, who inexplicably received a sentence of only 18 months.

1874 - Copper miners at Wallaroo and Moonta, SA, returned to work after striking over wage rates and conditions.

1875 - Jackey Clayson was an Aboriginal man hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for a rape at Palmerville.

1876 - The Scallan's Hill to Stawell Railway Line (VIC) opened, a whole one long galloping mile.

1877 - Henri L'Estrange, adorned in a dark coloured tunic topped of with a red cap and turban, waltzed across a tightrope strung across Willoughby Bay, Sydney.
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07:37

Australien will auch Blockchain machen!Also machen ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australien will auch Blockchain machen!

Also machen sie, was jeder machen wrde, und fahren ein 2014 abgeschaltetes Kohlekraftwerk wieder hoch.

06:31

Meanjin / Brisbane, So-Called Australia: Arson Attack Against the Commonwealth Games Countdown Clock on South Bank "IndyWatch Feed National"

Statement and video about an attack against the Commonwealt Games countdown clock.

Submitted to enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Meanjin / Brisbane, So-Called Australia: Arson Attack Against the Commonwealth Games Countdown Clock on South Bank

Yesterday in Meanjin (Brisbane, so called Australia) we watched on social media as the police brutalised and arrested peaceful Stolenwealth Games protestors on the Gold Coast. They used excessive force on young people, people with disabilities, and elders.
The police also tried to claim one young person self harmed while in their custody. Allies are urgently needed at Camp Freedom on the last two days of the Commonwealth Games, to join peaceful protests and protect the camp, which over the last two weeks, has been threatened by Neo Nazis, racists, and the Queensland Police force.

06:04

U-Turn? Trump proposes rejoining TPP agreement he left a year ago - now a better 'deal' "IndyWatch Feed National"

US President Donald Trump has ordered top administration officials to "negotiate entry" back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the deal he pulled out of last year, describing it as a "horrible" one. The apparent U-turn in Donald Trump's stance on the agreement was announced by Republican senators, following a meeting at the White House on Thursday. The President instructed White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to explore the options to re-join the deal. "The best thing the United States can do to push back against Chinese cheating now is to lead the other eleven Pacific nations that believe in free trade and the rule of law. It is good news that today the President directed Larry Kudlow and Ambassador Lighthizer to negotiate U.S. entry into TPP," Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) said in a statement. The US president said: "Larry, go get it done,"while instructing the official, Sasse told reporters. The TPP was a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States, negotiated in the mid-2000s and signed in February 2016. It never entered force, as most signatories failed to ratify it in time.

06:02

Numerous Countries Have Now Banned WiFi & Cell Phones Around Small Children and Newborns "IndyWatch Feed National"

Information is constantly coming out in regards to the technology we use most. From our smartphones to our WiFi, and well everything else. That being said, these are things we do not often hear much about, why is that?

Did you know that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF/EMF are listed on the same list as things like chloroform, gasoline, and lead as class 2B carcinogens? Certain exposure levels can sometimes be harmful enough to literally cause cancer. Dont get me wrong, this is quite the controversial topic, but if you look at other countries and the way they look at cellphones and Wi-Fi you may not feel so conflicted.

For example, France passed a law back in 2015 that banned all Wi-Fi from nursery schools. This meaning it is not allowed, they even went so far as making it a law that in elementary schools when not in use Wi-Fi would need to be turned off. Wi-Fi has been removed for quite a few places in France including the French National Library.

There are laws in place for things like this in many different countries. Places like Spain, Belguim, Israel, Australia, India, and even Canada have enacted several different measures to reduce exposure to wireless radiation. These countries are cutting down for a reason, no one would go out of their way to reduce wireless radiation exposure without cause. Experimental research shows that chronic exposure to wireless actually reduces brain cells and can cause brain cell death in the memory and learning areas of the brain itself.

A study carried out back in 2011 actually found that just 50 minutes of using a wireless transmitting device near the brain would increase glucose in the area most closely exposed. It clearly has many negative effects on us and in the end will lead to something dreadful. These neurotoxic effects are nothing new, and they have been happening for some time now and are not going to be leaving anytime soon. If anything, we could see an increase in damage done with new and more innovative technologies being created as we speak.

There have been far more studies done on this kind of thing that you would think, but of course, you wont ever hear too much about them. Making sure we are educating ourselves and those around us is the best that can be done.

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05:57

MACKAY Clermont man locked up, accused of three rapes "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 14, 2018 at 05:07AM ,

Clermont man locked up, accused of three rapes

April 14, 2018 at 05:07AM ,

A CLERMONT man has been locked up, accused of three counts of rape in a domestic setting, among other offences. The young adult faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday in custody. Legal restrictions prevent The Daily Mercury from naming the man. The defendant has been charged with

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05:57

MACKAY Speedway seating collapse: Cavalier approach to safety "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 14, 2018 at 04:56AM ,

Speedway seating collapse: Cavalier approach to safety

April 14, 2018 at 04:56AM ,

Another 11 months passed before RobnJosh Pty Ptd, represented by Darren Hawkings, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with its health and safety duty in Mackay Magistrates Court. Mr Hawkings faced court on Friday, April 13, supported by a man and a woman, who watched on from the public gallery.

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MACKAY Rider guilty of drink-driving after private property crash "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 14, 2018 at 05:07AM ,

Rider guilty of drink-driving after private property crash

April 14, 2018 at 05:07AM ,

POLICE added insult to injury when they charged a man who had been drinking when he suffered a nasty gash on his leg in a dirtbike crash on private property. Timothy William Phillips, 29, faced Mackay Magistrates Court this week, pleading guilty to driving under the influence at Mount Martin on

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05:51

Aussies Bringing Shuttered Power Plant Back Online For Electricity Sales To Miners "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia's Hunter Energy will be bringing the coal fired Redbank power station back online in order to offer cheap pre-grid electricity to miners (archived). Bringing the mothballed power station back to active use is expected to take less than one year. Prepare more of this.

05:31

Alchemy Bellingen House of Devils and Bad Spirits "IndyWatch Feed National"

In our town, there is a healing centre called Alchemy. Its an alternative treatment and herbal medicine shop, house in a two-story building.
On the ground floor theres a reception, displays of alternate medicine products, a office, a couple of treatment rooms and a sauna and spa out in the external courtyard. On the second floor there are four treatment rooms.
A local lady friend of mine who is into Hindu meditation said she doesnt go to Alchemy because it has bad spirits and bad energy.
I agree with my friends perspective on Alchemy, but from a Christian point of view.
The practices at Alchemy are listed on its website.
Of the practices listed, Clairvoyant and Psychic Services and Energy Healings are demonic and should be shunned and avoided for personal spiritual and wholistic safety. The Holy Bible is very clear on this.
 Some of the other services offered are very dodgy spiritually too, but if youre not a Christian and not spiritually attuned that way, it will be hard to understand how and why this is.
Any strong Bible-Believing Christian will understand what Im writing.
Below is the home page for Alchemy Bellingen on-line.
Please be careful. Alchemy is not a good place spiritually or natural to go to.
Alchemy Bellingen should be shunned and avoided like the plague. The practices there are too demonic. As my friend said, There are bad spirits at Alchemy and I wont go there.
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05:22

Crypterium and its CRPT coin: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

Crypterium was launched in 2013 with the goal of developing a contactless Q-based payments platform. By 2015, the company had created a global payment solution interbank payments and transactions. Increased acceptance and use of cryptocurrencies led the company to launch []

The post Crypterium and its CRPT coin: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

03:04

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 13, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tropical forests A government agency in Indonesia aims to restore peatlands and help communities (CIFOR Forests News). Planting cocoa trees could help farmers and ranchers avoid further deforestation in the Amazon (Reuters). Leeches help scientists assess the array of species present in forests (The New York Times). CITES finds that some reptiles and amphibians sold as captive bred are actually captured from the wild (The New York Times). Pollution appears to be changing the chemistry of the air in the Amazon (Phys.Org). Habitat loss killed most of the koalas that died in recent years in Queensland, Australia (The Guardian). The proliferation of wildlife on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi happened more recently than scientists previously estimated, according to a new study (Phys.Org). Other news Sperm whale succumbs to 29 kilograms (64 pounds) of trash in its gut, according to an autopsy (The New York Times). Animals charismatic status may increase their risk of extinction, a new study finds (PLOS Biology/EurekAlert). Increased snowfall in Antarctica over past 200 years isnt enough to compensate for the sea-level rise caused by melting ice (BBC News). Now a different dodo, a small pigeon in the South Pacific, is facing extinction due to hunting (The Guardian). Scientists debate the danger that climate change poses to polar bears, and denialists use the discord to sow doubt (The New York Times). New research suggests that as mountains erode, they release climate-warming gases (Science Magazine). In a bid to save dugongs, conservation groups are trying to set up

Coinsecure reports $3.5 million worth of bitcoins are missing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indian-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced that 438.318 bitcoins, or $3.5 million at the current bitcoin price, are missing and its putting the blame on its chief security officer. Coinsecure, one of Indias biggest cryptocurrency trading platforms, posted a message []

The post Coinsecure reports $3.5 million worth of bitcoins are missing appeared first on The Global Mail.

Its official: Yahoo Japan to buy 40 percent shares of BitArg "IndyWatch Feed National"

In March, news erupted that Yahoo Japan was buying a stake in the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitArg, but those rumors were squashed by BitArg hours later. At the time, BitArg said it was exploring possibilities, including capital and business tie-ups []

The post Its official: Yahoo Japan to buy 40 percent shares of BitArg appeared first on The Global Mail.

03:00

PERTH Dramatic arrest: Alleged bail jumper facing drug charges caught using phone while driving "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Dramatic arrest: Alleged bail jumper facing drug charges caught using phone while driving .

April 13, 2018 at 02:41PM .

Those four charges are escaping from lawful custody, assault public officer, breach of bail undertaking and using a mobile phone while driving. He faced the Perth Magistrates Court briefly on Friday morning. His lawyer Abigail Rogers did not apply for bail and she requested a three week adjournment.

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00:15

Tweets of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"




00:15

Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



We have the right to store a copy of your  [personal e-health] record and we are the only ones in the market to have this level 4 certification.  [Romain Bonjean, co-founder Tyde, app developer registered portal operator with Australian Government Digital Health Agency & My Health Record, quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 6 April 2018]

Life is short and shorter for smokers. Just legalise vaping.  [Andrew Laming MP, Dissenting Report, submitted to Australian HoR Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, March 2018]

When we kick their ass they all like to claim were drunk. Ive been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hoggs ass. Busy working; preparing.  [St. Louis radio host Jamie Allman threatening anti-gun activist & highschool student David Hogg, as reported by Snopes, 9 April 2018]


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23:29

Leonie Martin Consulting - Is this another FACS Hitman? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is it right for ex FACS workers who have been accused of being corrupt to be in business on their own providing psych assessments for FACS?

I visited Leonie Martin's website and sent the following message...

I have received reports in my group "Luke's Army" that you do fake psych reports for FACS giving them what they want to hear. You are an ex FACS worker are you not? Doesn't this make it even more susceptible to corruption with you being highly enlightened as to their dirty little tricks. Certainly those who spoke about you in the group gave you no credibility and blamed you for ruining their families. May I ask how much you are charging for a standard psych assessment for the department? How wealthy have you become riding on the back of this new stolen generation by FACS???

If you read the site, Leonie and her "Team" are based on the Mid North Coast of NSW.  Leonie is able to travel within NSW, Australia and overseas to provide services. Seems no family is too far away for her alleged fake psych reports.

Leonie Martin is a qualified Social Worker with substantial experience in the child protection and human services sector. Yes she is one of those repsponsible for the decimation of many families. Now she has moved onto bigger money. If these psychiatrists don't give FACS the reports they want, then FACS go elsewhere and the psych is set to lose out on a lot of money.

If you have had a fake psych report done by Leonie Martin please leave a comment below this blog.... Or if you have received a fake psych report from any FACS appointed psychiatrist.

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23:23

Calling for Violent Jihad in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Mark Durie, APRIL 11, 2018 There is not a Bible, Jewish or Christian, containing such incendiary commentary as populates page after page of The Noble Quran, which for four years has preached to the faithful in Canberra Airports prayer room. Continue reading

23:13

The Kids In The System "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 
The pain of a child being abused is unbearable for them

The Kids In The System

From ABC NEWS
19th October 2017


Every day, Australias child protection workers face a heartbreaking and fraught decision: leave a child in a potentially dangerous family situation, or place them in foster care?

Taking them out of harms way might seem like the obvious option. But removing them can place them at risk in Australias child protection system, and can lead to long-term psychological damage to the child and other family members.

Removing children from their family of origin is a huge loss, even if that family of origin is abusive.

Helen Keevers, former child protection worker

Can you make the impossible choice?

The six cases below are real situations where child protection workers had to decide whether to remove a child from their family.

Make your choice, then see if the experts agree.

1. Jakob

You are asked to visit Amanda and her toddler Jakob by a childcare worker, who has concerns that Jakob is not meeting his developmental milestones. Amanda readily admits that she struggles to stay on top of her daily routine and to manage Jakobs behaviour. She gets welfare benefits but is behind on the rent at a public housing unit in the southern suburbs of Brisbane that she finds unfriendly and sometimes scary. She seems depressed and admits that she has been taking strong stimulants and anti-anxiety prescription drugs to help her through and sometimes feels like killing herself. Amanda says that some days she cant get out o...

21:46

This week's "innovation" contracts from the EU - tens of millions of Euros for absolute bullshit "IndyWatch Feed National"

As our reader RL observed, no wonder the UK wanted out! From: TII Secretariat [mailto:tii@tii.org] Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 8:00 PM To: XXXXX Subject: Tenders Alert from TII Project Lab TENDERS ALERT FROM TII PROJECT LAB CSA-FOR-LIGHTHOUSE INITIATIVE INDUSTRY4.E Ref: ECSEL-2018-3-CSA-Industry4E Deadline: 24 May 2018, Call budget: EUR 500...

21:42

Blockchain Platform Is on the Verge to Developing a Tokenized Sharing Economy "IndyWatch Feed National"

New research highlights that by the end of 2018, 66.3 mln people will use the sharing economy. Defined as an economic ecosystem where private entities share services and goods, studies predict that the industry will one day be valued at $1.93 tln. Ruled by sharing economy giants like Uber, AirBnB and Lyft, other companies are catching up on the growth potential of the new industry.

As young tech startups and industry giants fight for supremacy, others are looking at the sharing economy from a different perspective. By implementing Blockchain-powered solutions, it is now possible to share new types of assets, like storage capacity, computing powers, and more. The problem with the sharing economy is that theres no single platform to streamline access. Consumers have to sign up on multiple platforms to rent cars, book accommodation, or secure other goods and services.

To solve the issue of trust and improve transactional transparency, new Blockchain-based platform ShareRing is looking to become a disruptor of the sharing economy. By developing an all-in-one app, the project is looking to integrate existing sharing platforms (e.g. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb) into one interface. This way, users will be able to access sharing goods without dealing with multiple accounts.

Keaz technology at the core of ShareRing

The idea to create a single app for renting, borrowing and sharing assets first emerged about 4 years ago from the minds behind international car-sharing leader Keaz. At the time, technological limitations didnt allow the Keaz team to develop one app to provide universal access. Therefore, they focused on becoming the worlds first platform for sharing vehicles on a global scale.

Now, the team plans to use the perks of Blockchain technology to fill in the gaps and solve issues that were once holding back the sharing economy. With office across the United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Australia, the technology that will backup the ShareRing platform is KeazACCESS API. Released back in 2015, KeazACCESS is d...

20:35

Legally Kidnapped & Luke's Army Interview Shavon Davis-Fero "IndyWatch Feed National"

Alyssa Mae Fero was born on July 9, 2017, she died in suspicous circumstances in foster care on January 12 , 2018.

This week Legally Kidnapped and Luke's Army sat down and interviewed the mother of Alyssa Mae Fero and she gave an in depth explanation of what happened and how there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her daughter in foster care.

In the interview Shavon described how she was devastated by the fact that a judge had ordered her daughter be returned, and how little Alyssa Mae had been neglected by her foster carer to the point of needing hospitalisation, which was refused by Child Protection Services (CPS).

Shavon also explains in the interview how money is needed to give Alyssa a proper burial, and to get a second opinion about the cause of her death, which grows harder each day her body is left lying in the morgue.

Help lay Alyssa May Fero to rest...

Shavon Davis-Fero has also started a facebook page in memory of Alyssa and to keep a documentary of the developments of the case which was supposed to have had the medical report for Alyssa back by now but is stalling for some reason. Please...

19:58

Messiah Udumbara: Europe, Eurozone, European Union Must Change or Exit "IndyWatch Feed National"

Source: Messiah Note

Europe, Eurozone, European Union Must Change or Exit


The Europe white races throughout history has conquered successfully America, Africa, Australia Pacific, but they lost in Asia. They did not lost to the Asia because of material physical, they lost because they were fighting in the most Spiritual Place on Earth, they were fighting against advanced beings from this & other worlds. The truth is hard but Europe must accept that.

Spirit World is miraculous & magical, many top groups/governments who had opportunity to verify their hidden history knew that. I am not talk about that subject for it mean nothing now on Earth.

The Current Old Money System cannot continue, the Euro cannot continue with that kind of gambling style controller. The new system based on real public assets & later land-backed must implemented as soon as possible. The Western has benefits too much from the Corrupt Money system already, it is not fair for people from low rate currency regions.

European Union is a great project but it is fail because lack of knowledge. One of the reason is because of the currency rate between each Nations. The other reason is subsidy money policy from this nation to that nation.

But now Europe is facing bigger problem which is called fake refugees, many of you already knew that problems, just like the same problem in the USA with smuggling Latino people.

The Cabal Deep State lost this battle again because White Europe people are the smart & with the support of their ancestors spirit.

Here is the suggestion for the EU:
Stop take any kind refugees, return all refugees taken from 2012 to the present back to their home country. Cut all kind of business & diplomat if their home country do not accept.

Stop subsidy money, welfare to all country & people. (by take money from one nation to give others)

Minimum Wage is set the same for all Nations, otherwise...

19:05

The Effect$ of Climate Change are Extensive and Profound, Now & Later "IndyWatch Feed National"

Climate Change Impacts to Increase with Time

What we face as the climate changes

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Professor & Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV

Rising ocean level causes migration. There are many reasons areas just above sea level are densely inhabited, ports are there, broad expanses of tillable or easily developed land are there, and close contact with the ocean makes it possible for people living there in the past to enjoy bounty of both land and sea.

One of the worst affected areas in the U. S. is the area around Norfolk, Virginia, home to so many military bases that it has been called the worlds greatest collection of military might. It is sinking, as well as the ocean rising. Since 1927, the tidal gauge at Sewells Point has recorded the highest relative sea level rise on the East Coast, nearly 15 inches. Storms bring water into residential streets. The military is already taking steps to preserve the usefulness of the new construction, but has no plans for overall protection.

Another is the coast of Louisana which now is losing a football field of land (an acre) to the sea every hour, due to a combination of subsidence, sea-level rise and reduced sediment flow from the Mississippi River. Extraction of oil and gas and removal of salt deposits causes the sinking. Dams on the Mississippi prevent sediment from rebuilding the delta. Two thousands square miles have already been lost. The island where Tabasco Sauce has been manufactured for 150 years is threatened.

On the West Coast and elsewhere coastal marshes are threatened, which will allow storms to come in to human habitat and development.

Many low lying islands are increasingly uninhabitable. Kirbati Islands, an island chain halfway between Hawaii and Australia is looking to find a home for its 102,697 inhabitants. The Maldive Islands, to the West of India, has an average height of 51 inches above water, and is increasingly affected by storms. The Seychelles, also in the Indian Ocean has been a great tourist destination, great for scuba diving, but the beaches are being lost. The Solomon Islands of WWII fame are disappearing.

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18:08

Vic Gov DELWP Block Seal Protection on the Mornington Peninsula "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian Wildlife Protection Council has serious concerns about the protection of seals on Mornington Peninsula beaches. Seals are a fascinating visitor to our beaches all year round, whether a regular inhabitant or the occasional day-tripper, they come to rest during the day after a night of feeding in the bay. But they are increasingly at threat of human interference when they rest on our busy beaches during the holiday season. Our pleas for help have fallen on deaf ears and our state government department the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), authorised to protect wildlife, is failing miserably when it comes to wildlife welfare and seal protection. They refuse to meet with ALL relevant stakeholders and fail to support wildlife volunteers to establish any kind of system to actively manage the situation.

Threats to Seals

Over the past two years seals resting on Mornington Peninsula beaches have endured crowds of thousands of onlookers, dog attacks, jet ski harassment, drunken people riding on them, objects thrown at them, kicked, yelled at, poked and chased back into the water. The Mornington Peninsula community and local wildlife groups are very concerned that if the seals are not protected and a seal acts to protect itself, it may be seen as a risk to public safety and DELWP may see fit to destroy the animal.

What the Seals Need

In order to ensure seals are protected into the future we need an urgent response from the authorities. We envisage an improvement to the current situation in a short space of time if several easy measures are undertaken:

1. We need an urgent meeting with ALL stakeholders, including volunteers, to establish a consensus as to who manages seals on particular stretches of beach.
2. Standard protocols for an action plan to be initiated when a seal arrives.
3. Communication systems, contact numbers of foreshore rangers (from foreshore Committees of Management (COMs), shire rangers and volunteers to be accessed when a seal arrives.
4. Several seal kits to be stored along the coast for easy access when a seal needs protection. These kits should include, signage, t...

17:08

Jacob Hersant : An Antipodean Resistance Lad "IndyWatch Feed National"

In September last year I published a post titled Who Are Antipodean Resistance?. It gave a brief outline on the neo-Nazi groups origins on Tumblr and its development by way of Reclaim Australia and, moreover, the United Patriots Front (UPF). Continue reading

16:45

Are you looking for a real man "IndyWatch Feed National"

It is supposed to be a good time to be single and trans. Were hot property, after all the flavour of the month. Were on magazine covers and winning civic and cultural awards. Were mostly allowed to use the bathroom in public, and you can even marry us in any number of uncomplicated ways.

16:00

The Weekend Quiz April 14-15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blogs I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. Assume that the external deficit of a nation is on average over the economic cycle equal to 2 per cent of GDP and that the government balances its fiscal position when averaged over the same cycle. We can conclude that on average the private domestic sector overall:




2. Trade unions that manage to push aggregate wages growth ahead of the inflation rate will ensure that workers gain a greater share of national income.



3. Sovereign government spending becomes more expensive when government bond yields for new issues rise.

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15:48

Expendables, Sacrifices, Hoaxes, False Flags, and Fakery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Colin Powell protecting himself from the WMDs at the UN

[Editors Note: Reported in the MSM today: Western powers are thought to be preparing for strikes, but Russia, a Syrian ally, opposes such action. Moscows UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said he cannot exclude the possibility of a war between Russia and the US. (BBC) It might be wise to reflect on the past lies from governments that are controlled by their shadows.]

by G5

The problem of Deep State and the Shadow Government must be addressed by Trump. He must succeed where JFK failed. Yet still the usual enemies refuse to co...

15:35

Final results of the 2017 Nakata Brophy Prize! "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. Sponsored by the University of Melbournes Trinity College, the prize alternates each year between fiction and poetry; this years prize is for the best poem (up to 88 lines) by an Indigenous writer under 30.

15:25

Solidarity with la ZAD from Wiradjuri country, in so-called Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

received 4/13/18

For almost a decade la ZAD in Notre Dame Des Landes has been an autonomous zone, liberated from the French republic. The zone is currently being attacked by a massive police operation intent on the complete destruction of this seed of another possible world, a world free from the logic of capital.

ZAD Partout!

in German

15:24

New evidence from Slater and Gordon shreds GILLARD's claim she was incorporating an election fund for boyfriend Bruce Wilson "IndyWatch Feed National"

TURC Commissioner Heydon on Gillard's evidence: If just allowances are made, all important parts of her evidence fall into two categories. One category is those parts which can be accepted positively. The other category is those parts which have not been demonstrated to be incorrect. This is one of Commissioner...

14:01

MACKAY Driver put windows down to try and stay awake before crash "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 13, 2018 at 03:37AM ,

Driver put windows down to try and stay awake before crash

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But there were no apparent lasting injuries when she appeared before Magistrate Damien Dwyer in Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday. She pleaded guilty to driving without due care. Kaur, who had no criminal record, had been charged with dangerous operation, but it was downgraded. Prosecutor

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12:18

Calls to stop water mining in Tweed shire "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

A call for the halt of water mining in the Tweed Valley has been made by NSW Greens MP and North Coast spokesperson, Dawn Walker in state parliament this week and is supported by the Tweed Water Alliance. Concerns over the impact on underground water resources, alleged poor compliance with extraction licenses and the damage caused by heavy vehicles have all been raised.

Water is our most precious resource and gigalitres of water beneath Tweed Valley are being sucked up and bottled for commercial profit, leaving the community high and dry with the impacts. Water mining licences are being handed out by the government without adequate monitoring and in many cases, water meters havent even been installed, said Ms Walker.

Water mining licences are controlled by the state government while work on the property and permission for truck movements are controlled by the local council.

We certainly support the ban, said Jeremy Tager, spokesperson for the Tweed water alliance who believes the water extraction companies are operating lawlessly.

Extracting water is a lose lose prospect for here and most other places. Water is taken away from local users; it creates little or no employment as most of the operators are water transporters. That means the trucks come in and get filled up and then are taken away to be bottled elsewhere.

They only pay a a small road contribution to drive these big trucks on rural roads that were never designed for them.




Ammending LEP

In December 2017 the Tweed council voted to amend their LEP (local environment plan) 2014 to remove the clause that the previous council had put in to allow water extractio...

11:54

Byron Spirit Festival We Are The Mandala April 2022 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Not long until the Byron Spirit Festival looks inward to its hometown and fills it with a blissed out weekend full of self-love, nurturing and healing, as part of this years festival they are offering the whole community free access to their vibrant Spirit Village.

The Spirit Village is where you will find a divine array of healthy food and market stalls featuring unique services & products, all aligned with Byron Spirit Festivals vision.

The Healing Village will offer a myriad of well-being opportunities; from Zen Thai Shiatsu & Aromatherapy through to Chakra Alignments and Tarot Reading.

The Spirit Stage is the heart of the Spirit Village and offers a live program during the day, showcasing the creators, musicians, visionaries, ethical entrepreneurs, healers and seers that collectively weave the web of these spiritual heartlands. The Spirited Master of Ceremonies, Paul Hunt, will ensure abundant laughter, insight and love shall flow all weekend in this warm tribal heart.

YOGA
Mark Whitwell (NZ), Dena Kingsberg, Angel & Gopala, Sophie Sofree (Bali), Tymi Howard (USA), Flo Fenton, Dean Gladstone, HarJiwan, Delamay Devi, Charles Du (USA), Zoe Braithwaite, Dr Lauren Tober, Rachel Zinman, John Weddepohl, Beth Borowsky, Gwyn Williams & John Ogilie.

SOUND HEALING & MUSIC
Amaru Pumac Kuntur, Tijuana Cartel, OKA, Lulu & Mischka, Sacred Earth, Haitch, Edo Kahn, Benjamin Last (Temple Step Project), Murray Kyle, Matiu Te Huki (NZ), DJ RAIO (Bali), Dr Didge Arpana, Steve Mazabow, Vanessa Forbes, Rebekah Ray.

DANCE / MOVEMENT / SOMATIC
Tommy Franklin, Geash Bowler, Travers Ross, Paul Dumais, Suebee Fae, Kathryn Riding, Gabriel Otu, Rob Weber & Hamilton Barnett

HEALING / RELATING / MEDITATION
Professor Marc Cohen, Greg Lahood, Miranda Chance, Gary Gorrow, Jeff Slayter, Chrissie FireMane, Jeremiah Abrams, Ixchel Love & Dustin Brooks, Si Mullumby, Franko Heke & Nikki Rhodes, Xavier & Issia, Christabel Zamor, Katie Manitsas, Ella Noah Bancroft, Jemma Gawned & Mason Taylor.

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11:53

Spare caravan? Murwillumbah Art Trail needs your help "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Heidi Ledwell explores the life of the Australian Gypsy. Image supplied.

The Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT 18) has been growing from its early days when it ran on the cost of an oily rag to a key event on the regional calendar.

Currently they have found themselves in a bind and are asking the community to lend them a hand.




As the event develops it is spawning all sorts of interesting spin-offs and occasions. One of them is an art installation in the Budd Mitre10 car park at the same time there are laser light shows being projected, said Pat Miller, one of the organisers.

The art installation will be housed in two to four caravans but there is a slight glitch The Murwillumbah Art Trail doesnt have any.

The installations will involve poetry and paint, stories and sculpture attended by MAT18 volunteer staff. To house them the MAT18 organisers are appealing to residents to borrow the caravans.

Your caravan will be co-star with our art and artists to create a fun precinct that nobody would dream could exist, said creative director Dev Lengjel.

The Murwillumbah Art Trail 2018 runs from Mat 18 to May 27  If you have a caravan that you could lend then during the event email dev@sculptureshow.net or contact MAT 18 on their Facebook page or website.



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11:53

Tweeds mega-hospital site will kill off prime farmland "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

A Glossy Black Cockatoo. Several of the endangered birds have been recently photographed in bushland near the site for the new mega hospital. The photos of the sightings and other data have been uploaded to the Atlas of Living Australia.




By Luis Feliu

A Tweed shire councillor says the NSW governments preferred site for a half-billion dollar Tweed Valley Hospital will pave the way for the destruction on prime agricultural land at Cudgen west of Kingscliff.

Local vegetable farmers working the prized red soils of Cudgen are also said to be incensed about the decision by Tweed MP Geoff Provest and state health minister Brad Hazzard (see our story at https://www.echo.net.au/2018/04/new-site-5bn-tweed-valley-hospital-announced/)

It is also a concern to local wildlife watchers who say endangered koalas and glossy black cockatoos frequent the area, just west of Kingscliff township.

While Mr Provest says the decision will bring a jobs bonanza, Kingscliff-based Cr Ron Cooper calls it a a disgrace as it means losing prime agricultural land which many wanted to preserve.

The site, at the corner of Turnock Street and Cudgen Road opposite Kingscliff TAFE, would also be locked in during major floods in the area.




Rumours that the site is believed to be owned or controlled by local National Party royalty, Don and Lynne Beck (both former state MP and Tweed mayor respectively) have been denied by the office of National Party member for Tweed, Geoff Provest.

A spokesperson for Mr Provest stat...

11:53

Cardiovascular health in remote and rural communities "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

This report provides analysis of RFDS aeromedical transport data for the period July 2013 to December 2016. This analysis revealed:

- An average of 112 patients per week or 16 patients per day were transported for CVD;

- On average, per day, 10.1 (63%) were male and 5.9 (37%) were female, a ratio of 1.7 males for every female;

- All age groups were represented; the mean age group was 5559 years, more than one-third (35.3%) were aged 6074 years, and 1% were children under the age of 5 years.

More than half (52.5%) of all CVD transports were for CHD. The two main CHDs that lead to a patient requiring an aeromedical transport were 'acute myocardial infarction' (heart attack) (38.9%) and 'angina pectoris' (angina) (9.4%). Almost one-quarter (22.2%) of CVD transports were for patients experiencing other forms of heart disease; the two main other forms of heart disease were 'heart failure' (4.6%) and 'atrial fibrillation and flutter' (4.0%).

This report's purpose is to detail the CVD burden on remote and rural Australia, and to propose action to ameliorate CVD impacts. Many CVD events are preventable. Increased investment in, and access to, evidence-based, culturally appropriate prevention and early intervention for people at increased risk of CVD, and those who have experienced a CVD event, is required.

Similarly, better treatment options for remote and rural Australians are also required. For example, between 2001 and 2008 the South Australian integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network (iCCNet) established a support program for remote and rural primary care services to manage heart attacks by providing expert risk stratification, point-of-care troponin testing and cardiologist-supported decision making. The program's evaluation demonstrated a 22% improvement in 30-day survival rates for remote and rural patients, which closed the mortality disparity that had previously existed between city and country hospitals.

Cardiovascular health in remote and rural communities.

11:46

Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Cognitive decline is feared by many as they approach old age. Yet the severe cognitive decline associated with dementia is not a normal part of ageing. In Australasia, the prevalence of dementia in those aged 60 and over is less than 7% (Alzheimer's Disease International, 2015). Nevertheless, the personal and economic costs associated with dementia are considerable, and due to Australia's ageing population, an increasing number of Australians require treatment and exit the workforce due to cognitive impairments. 

So, how do we combat this? How do we lower the risks or delay the development of dementia, and design care and treatment interventions that reduce the personal and economic costs of the disease?

This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy. The brief emphasises how cognitive impairment is a significant barrier to those over sixty staying in the workforce and managing their finances properly. The brief also discusses the current and proposed future ways to diagnose and prevent cognitive impairment before it becomes severe.

Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research

11:43

The Fed Is About to Light the Fuse on This $14 Trillion Market "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Aussie investors are often misled when it comes to US stocks.

All we ever hear about are big tech firms.

You know the names: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.

And its not without justification.

They have led the huge surge in US stocks over the last nine years.

In fact, theyre even causing short-term interest rate signals to spike around the world as they shift their huge cash hauls back to America.

But there is another sector of the US market thats just as important for the US economy and the direction of asset markets from here.

They dont get the same press. And they certainly dont get the same affection.

But they can give US stocks a big lift when they really start to fire.

That could be about to happen

This sector is crucial to the US economyand to Australia

If you havent guessed, Im talking about the US banks.

The major firms here are about to report their latest earnings.

You might be familiar with the names Im talking about: JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup.

Their earnings reports will provide huge insight into the state of the US economy and the outlook for markets from here.

Banks are the lynchpin of any economy. They control the credit markets, by and large.

The more people borrow, the more spending and economic activity takes place.

This is important for us here in Australia.

A booming America will keep Aussie shares in a positive environment.

Why are banks so important?

Im sure youve read for years about quantitative easing (QE) in the US. That was the policy former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke put in place after 2008.

The QE term is meaningless to most of us. But heres how Ben Bernanke described it: credit easing.

The powers that be want banks to lend for the most part.

And theyre making it easier for them to do just that.

Trumps administration has already loosened banking regulations.

Its part of the reason the US bank index is up about 40% since Trump was elected.

Now we have news there are even more changes coming.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Reserve is proposing loosening the supplementary leverage ratio.

This affects eight of the largest banks in the US.

It means these US banks would not need to hold so...

11:00

Chairman Mal's glossy email announcing his sleeves-up, shovel-ready infrastructure cred "IndyWatch Feed National"

Andrew Bolt and Steve Price spoke with Victoria's Liberal Party leader Matthew Guy about this $10 Billion announcement last night. What a surprise to hear that Turnbull leaked the story to Melbourne's Herald Sun first, then phoned Mr Guy on Wednesday night to let him know there'd be a media...

10:38

Chainlink and its LINK coin: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

Decentralized technology may very well be the way of the future, as multiple industries are working to use blockchain into their space. However, there is one big problem standing in the way: moving current online data and information into the blockchain. Doing []

The post Chainlink and its LINK coin: A starter"s guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

BitBay and its BAY token: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

When bitcoin was first introduced to the world in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, many believed it would revolutionize currency and global trade as we know it. Almost a decade later though, that promise remains largely unfulfilled, primarily due to the []

The post BitBay and its BAY token: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

10:28

Survey of Health Care: selected findings for rural and remote Australians [AIHW] "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Survey of Health Care: selected findings for rural and remote Australians

Among Australians 45 and over who visited a GP in the past year, those living in rural and remote areas were less likely than others to have a usual GP or place of care. Not having facilities nearby was a barrier to seeing a specialist and having a medical test.

Key findings: * 3 in 5 people in Remote/Very remote areas said not having a specialist nearby stopped them from seeing one. * People in Remote/Very remote areas were the most likely to report going to an ED because no GP was available. * People reported decreasing information sharing between health providers as remoteness increased. * People in Outer regional and Remote/Very remote areas were the least likely to have a usual GP.

Survey of Health Care: selected findings for rural and remote Australians

10:13

Video: Los Borbones son unos Ladrones "IndyWatch Feed National"

Prominant Spanish  rapper  who goes by the name of  Valtonyc,  was recently jailed for three years for a song against the countrys monarchy. The King had recently gone to Barcelona, insulted the people there who want their independence and faced widespread protests. The Royal family has also been caught up in the corruption scandals involving hundreds of politicians and officials.

Many if the countys leading rappers have come to defence and joined in the opposing the royal family. Hence the title, which translates to the Bourbons are thieves.  The Spanish Royal family are part of this European wide dynasty.

The song goes even further, with words, which call for the creation of a new politics and building a new society. They confront the rising use of repression by the state to silence dissent. This is a call for freedom of expression.

Video From Propaganda pel fet!

 

The post Video: Los Borbones son unos Ladrones appeared first on The Pen.

10:12

Ninjas in training at Teven-Tintenbar school "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Teven-Tintenbar students from Years 5 and 6 were delighted to have first go on the new playground following its opening. Photo supplied.

The ninjas of Teven and Tintenbar are in training on the new play equipment that has been installed at the Teven-Tintenbar Public School. Through the hard work and dedication of the schools P&C a state of the art playground has been installed for students in years three to six.

I think the new playground is going to be a really great fun challenge for senior students, said Tilly after enjoying a go on the equipment.

Cake stalls, raffles, and trivia nights were just some of the ways the school worked towards raising the $50,000 needed to buy and install the equipment.





Georgina enjoyed hanging five from the monkey bars. Photo supplied.

We are ecstatic to see the playground come to fruition, and know that our students will thoroughly enjoy the challenge of playing on its many different components, which are essentially like a mini ninja course, said Teven...

10:10

NORPAs political thriller to show in city halls new space "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

NORPAs upcoming production, A Prudent Man, asks what makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick?

What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?




Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and headlines, actor Lyall Brooks portrays a confronting  amalgamation of recent historys conservative politicians.

This award-winning darkly comedic political thriller asks what it means to be right in more ways than one.

Inspired by real life political events and people, A Prudent Man is a gripping, intense work and will be the first work of NORPAs 2018 season to be performed in The Studio space at Lismore City Hall.

As NORPA continues to develop Lismore City Hall as a significant performing arts centre, were extending our offers of experience to our audiences by starting a studio series which will present really dynamic intimate and powerful theatre like A Prudent Man, says NORPA artistic director Julian Louis

With these shows you can get close up to the action, the actor and experience the full weight of the story.

A Prudent Man was the critical and audience hit at both the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival a...

09:54

Alexis Wright adds major prize to her stellar writing career "IndyWatch Feed National"

WAANYI writer Alexis Wright has won the Stella Prize for Tracker, her book about Eastern Arrernte man Tracker Tilmouth. I want to express my gratitude to my friend Tracker Tilmouth, a visionary leader in the Aboriginal world, she said. I thought very deeply about how to develop this book about him by using our own storytelling principle of consensus, to give everyone the opportunity to tell their part in the story. I was not even sure if it would work as the manuscript of stories grew, but I pushed on for the six years it took to create Tracker. I worked on this book because I felt that Australia needed to hear what Tracker had to say. It is important. It involves the future of Aboriginal people and our culture. All Australian writers and their readers should be grateful that the Stella Prize has created enormous opportunities for women writers.

09:49

Ripper murders a plot to blame Jewish ghetto: Tweed author "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

On the trail of the assassin the author (inset) outside the old Darlinghurst gaol in Sydney.






By Luis Feliu

Always look for a motive, aspiring sleuths are told. And thats exactly what Tweed Coast author Stephen Senise did when he looked once again into that most infamous crime which occurred in the London slums and gripped the world 130 years ago.

In research for his new book, the journalist and political researcher from Cabarita wasnt as much interested in trying to unmask the identity of Jack the Ripper, but what drove the notorious serial killer to commit the crimes.

After all, the perennial question of who was behind the murders of at least five prostitutes in the slums of East London in the 1880s has been written about ad nauseam, its been a whodunnit ever since.

But Mr Senise had a hunch




In the recently-published and widely acclaimed first edition of his book: Jewbaiter Jack the Ripper New Evidence & Theory, he puts forward his bold new theory that the killing spree was a plot to blame Jewish immigrants residing in Whitechapel, a Jewish ghetto.

As a result of a recent feature article in a popular Ripper magazine, Mr Senise was invited to address the Jack the Ripper conference in the United Kingdom.

I...

09:47

Incredible 'Green-Haired' Turtle Might Not Be Around For Much Longer "IndyWatch Feed National"

With its punky green hairstyle, chin spikes and unique underwater abilities, the Mary River turtle is a true original but it might not be around for much longer.

The unique freshwater turtle holds the 29th spot on the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)s new list of the worlds most vulnerable reptiles, and has been categorized as endangered on the IUCN Red List since the 1990s.

Native to the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, the distinctive turtle has the ability to stay underwater for three consecutive days thanks to glands in an opening that serves as both the reptiles butt and genitals. The ZSL refers to this evolutionary wonder by the not-so-flattering nickname butt breather.

The freshwater turtles green mohawk, which gives it a Troll doll-like appearance, is the result of algae growing on its head while submerged for extended periods. Sadly, the docile turtles ability to hide underwater did not protect him from the Australian pet trade. From 1962 and 1974, people legally raided the turtles terrestrial nesting sites and sold 15,000 hatchlings a year to pet shops around the country nearly wiping out an entire generation.
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09:44

Trump backflip on the TPP exposes its problems: full parliamentary scrutiny needed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Media Release, April 13: " US President Trumps announcement that he will renegotiate what is now the TPP-11 exposes the dodgy nature of the deal. The remaining 11 countries reached agreement on the basis that bad provisions sponsored by the US are identified as unacceptable but are only suspended and remain in the deal, and could be reactivated if the US re-joined, AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.

The suspended clauses include longer monopoly rights on medicines which would delay the availability of affordable medicines and stronger copyright monopolies that would increase the rights of copyright holders at the expense of consumers.

Australia has never before signed a deal containing essentially unacceptable provisions that could be re-activated if an outside party re-joins the deal. This demands close independent scrutiny by both the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) and the Senate inquiry, said Dr Ranald.

Many questions remain unanswered. If the suspended clauses are reinstated through negotiation with the US, this will change the nature of the deal again, demanding further public and parliamentary scrutiny. Trump has also said he would want a substantially better deal for the US which is likely to mean even longer monopoly rights on medicines than are in the suspended clauses, and other more outrageous demands, said Dr Ranald.

Many other unacceptable provisions remain in the deal, including foreign investor rights to sue governments (ISDS), restrictions on government regulation of essential services and increased numbers of temporary migrant workers without first testing if local workers are available, said Dr Ranald.

The government has been trying to cut short the JSCOT inquiry from 20 joint Parliamentary sitting days to only 10 days, so that it would report in June rather than August, exerting pressure on the Senate to constrain its inquiry which is due to report in September.

We call on the government to confirm that both Inquiries will not be curtailed, to enable full assessment of whether the current TPP-11 deal or any renegotiated deal is in the public interest.

If it is not in the public interest we will campaign for the Senate to block the implementing legislation, said Dr Ranald.

Contact Dr Patricia Ranald 0419 695 841...

09:42

Australian Power Company to Reopen Coal Power Plant to Mine Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian power company have signed a contract with a cryptocurrency mining firm to provide them with cheap off-grid power. The IOT Group will be building a digital currency mining hub thats actually inside a disused coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley region.

Off Grid Power Will Allow the IOT Group to Compete With Global Miners

Typically, cryptocurrency mining operations happen in places where its cold and power is cheap. Locations like Siberia, Iceland, and Canada are often touted as the planets best. On paper, it seems as if setting up a mining facility in Australia would be a spectacularly bad move. Its not cold there and the electricity is expensive.

However, in what represents a historic deal, the mining company, the IOT Group, have signed a contract with Hunter Energy to provide them electricity off-grid. This will mean huge savings since the power will be sold at wholesale prices. Australian news publication, The Age, reported a statement made by the company:

The average consumer pays around 28 cents per kilowatt-hour, with what IOT are doing its pre-grid [price] is 8 cents and will be 5 cents at night time.

The rationale behind providing the cheap energy is to encourage cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation in Australia. Typically, companies have avoided the nation because of the high price of electricity. However, deals such as the one between the IOT Group and Hunter Energy are hoping to make it a more attractive location for startups in the space. The executive director of the first beneficiary of the rock bottom power is very optimistic about the development. Sean Neylon explained:

With these current prices, by having a blockchain application centre behind the grid offers cheaper power. It offers the potential to create a new Silicon Valley in Australia.

Since the rumours of a crackdown on mining operations in China earlier this year, operations have sprung up all over the world. Typically, they have appeared in locations that offer cheap energy, as well as a cold climate to help cool the high powered hardware. Chinese used to represent around 70% of the tota...

09:30

Bitmex Research: We Doubt Ethereums Ability to Reduce Reliance on PoW "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bitmex Research: We Doubt Ethereums Ability to Reduce Reliance on PoW

The proposed and upcoming changes to the operation of the ethereum cryptocurrency have been a matter of debate recently, with questions like employing ASIC resistance mining, capping and others splitting the community. Now an outside party is also taking issue with the concept of ethereum shifting away from PoW.

Also Read: Australias Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Pure Proof of Stake Possible?

Bitmex Research: We Doubt Ethereums Ability to Reduce Reliance on PoWBitmex Research has released their latest report, meant to serve as a guide for understanding proof of stake (PoS) consensus systems and to review the latest ethereum proposal. PoS is an alternative to bitcoins proof of work (PoW) which is regarded by some as being less susceptible to mining centralization and more environmentally friendly an issue which is often used to a...

09:12

Second working bee for Boomerang Bags "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

[ Saturday, 14 Apr; 9:00 am; ] Saturday 14th April, 9pm, The Jacaranda Room out the back of Kent House is the location of Armidale Boomerang Bags second sewing bee. Join us to help reduce the use of plastic by sewing cloth bags. If you can't sew, no problem, we can help you or there are non-sewing tasks also. Great company, great food and [...] full article 

09:11

Nonviolence Film Festival 2018 enviro film: Blowpipes and Bulldozers "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

[ Thursday, 10 May; 1:00 pm; ] Peace Studies presents the Nonviolence Film Festival 2018 7-11 May - Oorala Lecture Theatre, UNE Mon 7 May: Winter Go Away (2012, 82 mins) Tues 8 May: My So-Called Enemy (2010, 90 mins) Wed 9 May: Concrete, Steel & Paint (2009, 55 mins) Thurs 10 May: Blowpipes & Bulldozers (1989, [...] full article 

09:10

Speed finance "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Live event review

Thanks to all who came along, a great event in Brisbane yesterday, and I certainly learned a lot!

In particular, I picked up some mind-blowing information about stock market returns and how much money is made during periods of global stock market distress. 


And, yes, it's Queensland, so there was plenty of finance networking too.


I'll be speaking next month in Sydney CBD (book launch).

Before then, I'm doing a seminar mini-series of 3 presentations in Brisbane, so keep an eye out for those, details to follow. 

08:48

PNG Passes Tougher Gun Laws. Genocide in West Papua!!! "IndyWatch Feed National"


This is aimed at disarming the populous in West Papua where the Indonesian Government is committing Genocide sanctioned by the US & Australia!!!
In Australia we have had our semi-automatic rifles & pump action shotguns confiscated! DO YOU TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT NOW!!!



08:41

Medicinal cannabis offer on the table "IndyWatch Feed National"

Canberra [AAP]

Patients in all states and territories could get faster access to medicinal cannabis under a deal to to be put to health ministers on Friday.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has already signed up NSW to the process which is expected to make medicinal cannabis available to patients within two days.

However other states, especially Queensland where the wait can be as long as six months, have been harder to convince.




The deal involves a single approval process under the Therapeutic Goods Administration, avoiding duplication with state authorities.

Tasmania and Victoria are understood to be the most interested in taking up the offer.

The health ministers will also discuss at the Sydney meeting a plan from Western Australia to raise the smoking age to 21.

However, it is unlikely to get any traction.

Likely to gain support is a national action plan for endometriosis, including research, GP training and education in schools.

Endometriosis is present when the tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus occurs outside this layer and causes pain and/or infertility.




There will be ongoing discussions on hospital funding, with WA and NSW already signed up to new agreements but other states holding out.

 

The post Medicinal cannabis offer on the table appeared first on Echonetdaily.

08:35

Bali judge gives Aussie drug smuggler rehab, not jail "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indonesian police officers escort Australian Isaac Emmanuel Roberts, right, after a press conference in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)






Bali [AP]

An Australian accountant has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offences on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

The court in Denpasar on Wednesday said Isaac Emmanuel Roberts sentence, which includes time already served in prison, will be carried out at the Anargya Foundation, which specialises in drug and alcohol rehabilitation therapy.

The 35-year-old was arrested at the islands Ngurah Rai airport on Dec. 4 after arriving from Bangkok with 14.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 14 ecstasy tablets.

Indonesia has very strict drug laws and convicted traffickers can be executed by firing squad.

Im thankful to the government for giving the opportunity to recover from the illness. Im depressed, Roberts told reporters after the sentencing.




Presiding Judge Gusti Ngurah Putra Atmaja said the panel of judges lightened Roberts possible sentence because he regretted his acts, promised to reform and was proven not to be a dealer or trafficker.

During the trial, the court was told that Roberts used meth and other drugs to counter severe depression.

The defendant needs medical rehabilitation due to his dependence on those drugs, Atmaja said.

More than 150 people are on death row in Indonesia, mostly fo...

08:10

Farm Planning Takes Innovation Approach "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

[ Monday, 16 Apr; 5:00 pm; ] Landholders in the Southern New England are set to take advantage of farm planning with an agro-ecology focus and a twist of innovation at the end of April. This particular opportunity has emerged out of feedback from participants at an event with David Hardwick run by the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services at Kentucky last year, [...] full article 

08:00

April 13 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1814 - Angelo (Giuseppe) LeRose was hanged for the assault and robbery of Samuel Larkin on Parramatta Road, Iron Cove.

1814 -Francis Barry and Richard Dowling were hanged for stealing three oxen that were the property of the crown.

1823 - James Smith was hanged at Hobart for sheep-stealing.

1829 Melbourne's first post office opened.

1831 - Capt Collet Barker arrived at Gulf St. Vincent in Isabella. Barker climbed Mt. Lofty, saw the site of Port Adelaide (19th April), but Barker was killed at Lake Alexandrina 11 days later.

1836 - Gov Richard Bourke sent opposing petitions to the Colonial Office from ' exclusives' and 'emancipists'.

1839 - The good folk at Albury were no doubt popping their corks in celebration at the news their bush blocks were gazetted as a village.

1840 - The Kulin Nation, a collection of 5 tribes, complained to Aboriginal Protector William Thomas about the dispossession from their land, and that they were excluded from the Melbourne area where they had met for many generations for political and ceremonial reasons. Thomas told them they annoyed the white colonists, to which it was pointed out that the Woiworong had protected the European settlers from attack by the Wathaurong.
no good white man, take away country, no good bush, all white man sit down, Big one hungry Black fellow by & by no Kangaroo White man take away Black fellows Country

1841 The first photograph was taken in Australia by a visiting naval captain, Captain Augustin Lucas.
Not a selfie.
Or his lunch.
Twas a view of Bridge Street, Sydney.

Which has since been misplaced.
Like most of our history.

1841 - Get to the milliners, gals!
The first races held at Flemington were on this day.
No, I have not the foggiest who won or the odds involved....but I'll bet my last dollar that Eddie MacGuire was calling the Fashions on the Field even then.

1853 - Regulations were published (in the Govt Gazette) under which a public competition was to be conducted in order to discover designs for Legislative Council chambers and a Government House.

1855 The University of Melbourne was established by act of the Parliament of Victoria.

1869 - Vida Goldstein, tireless Aussie feminist and reformer, was found in the carrot patch.

1887 - The first Intercontinental Medical Conference was held in Adelaide.

1892 Singer Gladys Moncrieff was born in Bundaberg, Queensland.

1893 - The E.S & A Bank (English, Scottish and Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi Counting House) shut up shop for *ahem* "reconstruction" during the savage 1890's depression cause...

07:42

Men arrested, handgun seized in Casino police raid "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Two men were arrested and a handgun seized during an operation in Casino yesterday targeting the supply of illicit drugs in the area.

Police say that shortly after 9am today, officers from Richmond Police District Target Action Group executed a search warrant at a premises in Walker Street.

Police will allege that they located a quantity of cannabis, an ice-cutting agent, a home-made electrical control device, a hand gun, a bladed weapon, restricted prescribed medication and licence plates.

A 29-year-old man and 44-year-old man were arrested at the location and taken to Casino police station.

The younger man was charged with supplying methyl amphetamine, supplying cannabis, possessing cannabis, possessing prohibited weapon, possessing a pistol and associated firearms offences.

The older man was charged with possessing cannabis, possessing prescribed restricted substance and goods in custody.

The 29-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Casino Local Court tomorrow (Friday 13 April 2018).

The 44-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 18 April.

Anyone with information about the possession or supply of illegal drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.

 

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07:40

SOTT FOCUS: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - March 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs "IndyWatch Feed National"

Four Nor'easters hit the East coast of the US and Canada this March, bringing arctic conditions and meters of snow, leaving millions without power, disrupting traffic and destroying crops. Interestingly enough, the fourth Nor'easter arrived just hours after the Spring equinox. Storms in Texas and Alabama dumped enormous hailstones that caused widespread destruction over many counties. Meanwhile, California suffered one of its worst floods in decades, and record snowfall hit elsewhere in the US West. On the other side of the Atlantic, the UK continued to suffer the ravages of the 'Beast from the East' that joined forces with Storm Emma, plummeting temperatures and breaking March snowfall records. The rest of Europe also had its share of unseasonable extreme cold, with rare snowfalls in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania. Meanwhile, frozen canals in Amsterdam stunned locals. Saudi Arabia was battered once and again in March by (formerly rare) snowfall, hail, and flooding. Kenya suffered one of their its heaviest rainy seasons, with record flooding, landslides and a 3 km crack in the earth that disrupted traffic and baffled locals. Meanwhile Algeria was blanketed with a rare snowfall that damaged crops and disrupted transport. Australia continued to suffer from heavy rains, hail and flooding during March, not least from tropical cyclone Marcus, which smashed into Darwin and left widespread destruction. The animal kingdom is apparently also telling us that something is not quite right with the environment: March also saw another series of enraged animals, stranded whales and dolphins, and mass animal deaths. Recent news that our planet's ocean currents are undergoing dramatic change just adds to the rather frigid global outlook. Check it out below!

07:30

Nchain to Offer Smart Contract Patents Exclusively to the Bitcoin Cash Community "IndyWatch Feed National"

Nchain Smart Contract Patent Approved by the European Patent Office

According to the blockchain firm Nchain and its CEO Jimmy Nguyen, the company has secured its first approved patent recognized by the European Patent Office. The patent involves an invention that provides a method for an automated management and blockchain-enforced smart contracts.

Also Read: Australias Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund  

Blockchain Firm Nchain Gets an Automated Management and Smart Contract Patent Approved by the European Patent Office  

Nchain Smart Contract Patent Approved by the European Patent OfficeNchain is a blockchain technology-based research and development organization led by Jimmy Nguyen, chief scientist Dr. Craig Wright, and over sixty researchers, engineers, and other professionals based in Europe and Canada. Over the past couple of weeks, Wright has been releasing a series of research papers that apply to the bitcoin infrastructure and the overall network. The subjects discussed within his latest papers include Turing completeness for the bitcoin protocol, and other mathematical distributed consensus critiques.

Now the firm has secured its first approved patent among ma...

07:01

Digital Asset Taps Former JP Morgan Exec for ASX Project "IndyWatch Feed National"

Digital Asset has hired Stewart Cowan to work on its clearing and settlement blockchain system for the Australian Securities Exchange.

06:53

Trump Exploring Rejoining Pacific Trade Talks, Lawmakers Say "IndyWatch Feed National"

WASHINGTON President Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining negotiations on the Pacific Rim agreement after he pulled out last year as part of his America first agenda.

Farm-state lawmakers said Thursday after a White House meeting with Trump that he had given that assignment to his trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, and his new chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would open more overseas markets for American farmers.

Im sure there are lots of particulars that theyd want to negotiate, but the president multiple times reaffirmed in general to all of us and looked right at Larry Kudlow and said, Larry, go get it done,' said Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

Eleven countries signed the agreement last month. Trumps rejection of the deal has rattled allies and raised questions at home about whether protectionism will impede U.S. economic growth.

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, said he was very impressed that Trump had assigned Kudlow and Lighthizer the task to see if we couldnt take another look at TPP. And that certainly would be good news all throughout farm country.

The discussions came during a meeting in which Trump told farm-state governors and lawmakers that he was pressing China to treat the American agriculture industry fairly. Midwest farmers fear becoming caught up in a trade war as Beijing threatens to impose tariffs on soybeans and other U.S. crops, a big blow to Midwestern farmers, many of whom are strong Trump supporters.

Trump has mused about re-joining TPP negotiations in the past but his request to his top aides show a greater level of interest in rejoining the pact he railed against during his 2016 campaign.

During a February news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump raised the possibility of rejoining TPP if the negotiators offered more favorable terms. In a CNBC interview in January, Trump said, I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal. The deal was terrible.

The White House meeting was aimed at appealing to the Midwest lawmakers at a time of high anxiety because of the China trade dispute.

During the exchange, Trump suggested the possibility of directing the Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-round sales of renewable fuel with blends of 15 percent ethanol.

The EPA currently bans the 15-percent blend, called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days. Gasoline typically contains 10 percent ethanol. Farm state lawmakers have pushed for greater sales of the higher ethanol blend to boost demand for the corn-based fuel.

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06:47

Melbourne wharfies and supporters affirm intention to fight on "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

From next Thursday the whinging stops and the working starts.  These words came from electrical Trades Union Victorian Secretary Troy Grey, when giving support to and addressing a  members of what was the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), who had assembled in front of their union office in Melbourne.

Two weeks ago, the union amalgamated and became part of the new  with the Construction Forestry Mining Maritime and Energy Union (CFMMEU).

On this occasion, the wharfies met outside the new  union headquarters in Melbourne, to re-affirm their preparedness to stand up for their right to belong to a union and defend wages and conditions, and this year, has involved two important battles. One is with a stevedoring company called Qube, which has been trying to cut wages by up to 56 percent. The other is at the Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICT), owned by International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), a company also notorious for brutalising and underpaying its mainly third world workforce.

The battle with ICTSI has been ongoing and ultimately concerns unionisation of the Australian waterfront and the use of cheap labour. A drive that is supported behind the scenes, by the federal government and sections of big business.

Out on the street, the gathering was joined by representatives of the other sections of the amalgamated union and various other unions, and this was reflected in the list of formidable speakers.

Although Troy Grays statement referred to the to ongoing action to take on ICTSI, it was equally concerned with the bigger battle of all Australian workers to put an end to an industrial relations system that has done so much to take away what previous generations had achieved, it terms of the dignity, rights and voice of the Australian workforce.

He also said, the focus is not the coming election. Getting rid of the Coalition government is only a stepping stone. We need to go past this, referring to the need to ensure that all workers, are in a position to ensure their interests.

Another key speaker was the Victorian Construction division secretary, John Setka, who said, they hate us. They are always attacking us. They hate us because we keep on winning. He observed that companies like ICTSI have always been around, trying to impose their conditions. This is not new. Theyve been around before. They disappeared and were still here. This lot will disappear too.

 

06:10

Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian tech company recommissioned an old coal power plant to provide cheap energy for cryptocurrency mining.

06:00

INVISIBLE HOUSE curated by BRENDAN WALLS at DARK MOFO 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

  DARK MOFO 2018 FULL PROGRAM 13 24 June 2018, Hobarth, Tasmania, Australia. Dark Mofo, Monas winter festival, delves into centuries old solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary... The post INVISIBLE HOUSE curated by BRENDAN WALLS at DARK MOFO 2018 appeared first on disinformation.

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05:37

JPMorgan Chase hit with lawsuit for surprise fees related to cryptocurrency purchases "IndyWatch Feed National"

While banking giant Santander is being praised in the cryptocurrency community this week, another one bank, JP Morgan Chase, is getting ready for a legal battle. Chase has been hit with a million dollar class-action lawsuit that accuses the banking institution of charging []

The post JPMorgan Chase hit with lawsuit for surprise fees related to cryptocurrency purchases appeared first on The Global Mail.

04:05

Malta Attracts Cryptocurrency Exchange Okex "IndyWatch Feed National"

Malta Succeeds in Attracting Another Cryptocurrency Exchange, Okex

The Maltese governments plan to bring more international cryptocurrency business to booster the local economy, by positioning itself as a hospitable jurisdiction within the EU, appears to be paying off. Following Binance moving to the island just last month, Malta has now succeeded in attracting yet another exchange, Okex.

Also Read: Australias Digitalx Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Maltese Blockchain Ecosystem

Okex, the Chinese-run cryptocurrency exchange based in Hong Kong, has announced today that it will be expanding to the European island nation of Malta. The countrys Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, commented: We welcome Okex, a world-leading digital exchange, to our growing blockchain ecosystem. Malta is fast becoming the jurisdiction of choice for Distributed Ledger Technology companies in the European Union and globally.

Malta Succeeds in Attracting Another Cryptocurrency Exchange, Okex

Chris Lee, CEO of OKEx, said: We look forward to working with the Malta government as it is  forw...

03:45

Jonathan R Wain Chairman Dilworth School, Auckland, New Zealand and barrister Brisbane, Australia part one Why Im no longer friends with Jonathan Wain Jonathan R Wain was dishonest, deceptive and disloyal to me "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jonathan R Wain a student at Dilworth School, Auckland New Zealand in the early 1970s- now a barrister in Brisbane, Australia. Pictured as I knew Jonathan in the 1970s, before he was corrupted and lost his Christian character

Dilworth School website:

Board

Chairman Dilworth School

Jonathan R Wain, Chairman

Barrister
Dilworth Old Boy

 

I knew Jonathan R Wain, Chairman of Dilworth School, Auckland, New Zealand and now a barrister in Brisbane, Australia, in the 1970s in Te Atatu in Auckland, New Zealand.

I write with sadness what Im about to write, because 20 years ago Jonathan Wain behaviour led me to terminate a very close friendship. I have no regrets in cutting my friendship and ties with Jonathan. In 1997, I decided he is capricious, dishonest, unfaithful, an adulterer and not honest with money.

I have had no contact with Jonathan since 1997, except briefly at my son Josephs wedding 3.5 years ago, and cannot speak for his character, honesty or loyalty to friends since 1997.

In 1979, Jonathan R Wain was my best man at my first wedding and soon after I was Jonathans best man at his wedding to Kaylene, his long-time wife.

I met Jonathan R Wain in 1974 at Rutherford High School in Te Atatu, Auckland, New Zealand. I was only at the oppressive, b...

00:57

Time For Russia To Renounce Use of Chemical Weapons "IndyWatch Feed National"

Opinion

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned Russia to ensure the latest chemical weapons attack in Syria is investigated.

Russia has vetoed the United Nations Security Council investigating the attack in Douma, where up to 80 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

We call on Russia to use its enormous influence in Syria to ensure that this is investigated and those who have been responsible are brought to justice, Mr Turnbull told Triple M radio on Thursday.

This use of chemical warfare whether its in Syria or on a park bench in Salisbury in England is a shocking violation of international law and an affront to humanity.

US President Donald Trump earlier tweeted that Americas relationship with Russia is worse now than its ever been including during the Cold War.

Asked about that assessment, Mr Turnbull said it was a very strong judgment.

I think what hes doing there is calling on his counterpart in Russia, President Putin, to stop this disruption of the international order and bring to an end these offences against international law and humanity, he said.

Mr Trump also told Russia there would be imminent military action, as Moscow warned any US missiles fired at Syria over the deadly assault on a rebel enclave would be shot down.

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart!, the president tweeted.

You shouldnt be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!, he wrote, referring to Russias alliance with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later clarified final decisions had not been made.

Were maintaining that we have a number of options, and all of those options are still on the table, she said.

Defence Minister Marise Payne said Australia had not been asked by the US to join military action, but would consider any reasonable request.

It is absolutely vital the international community stands up and opposes the use of chemical weapons in the strongest possible terms, Senator Payne told ABC radio.

She pointed to Australias support for last year...

Thursday, 12 April

23:28

Alexis Wright wins 2018 Stella Prize for groundbreaking memoir Tracker "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Share this Post Wright, a member of the Waanyi nation was awarded the $50,000 prize at a special event held last night at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, taking out the top place amongst 170 entries.  Tracker caught the attention of the judges by deftly weaving stories about Eastern Arrernte man, Tracker Tilmouth told about him and also ...

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