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Thursday, 13 July



Bad Climate: An Illustrated Guide To Kiribatis Ongoing Fight For Survival "IndyWatch Feed National"

Earlier this year, Swiss cartoonist Felix Schaad accompanied Australian staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to Kiribati, to learn more about the island nations epic battle to survive the growing impacts of climate change.

Schaad met with community members, political leaders, advocates and MSF team members during his trip, and documented it with a unique cartoon feature about climate, health and environmental challenges Kiribati is confronting.

Notes on Kiribati and MSF

MSF has been present in Kiribati since mid 2022. An MSF paediatrician, obstetrician, midwife and paediatric nurse are working alongside i-Kiribati staff to ensure care can be given to patients in Kiribatis main hospital and support the Ministry of Health staff. An MSF team has also worked on some of the...


Dont Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight Or Piers Morgan To An Interview With Noam Chomsky "IndyWatch Feed National"

It started with Piers Morgans trademark sycophancy, introducing the giant left-wing intellectual Noam Chomsky as in my view, one of the great minds of our generation. Which is of course, hard to argue Chomsky is a genius. But before you could say UK phone hacking scandal, things started to head south as it became clear Morgan was in way over his head.

Without wishing to spoil any of Chomskys slap downs of Morgan for asking extraordinarily stupid, loaded alternative fact style questions, as an example, when asked about Chinas intent to invade Taiwan, Chomsky replied: I would suggest distinguishing between western propaganda, and the facts. And when Morgan had a second crack at it, But I would like to describe the world situation as it is, not as its presented by US-British propaganda.

Morgan also raised mad man Vladimir Putins motivations for the war in Ukraine (which he claimed were about restoring the great Russian empire), asking Chomsky what should we do? The first thing we do is try to be clear about the facts. Vladimir Putin said it was a disaster for the Soviet Union to be destroyed, but he added Anyone who thinks it can be restored is out of his mind. That part of the quotation is not given in the West.

So Morgan tried to switch to more familiar ground the culture wars, and specifically, the assault on free speech, with things like teaching critical race theory to children. You can guess how that went.

The interview was going so badly, Morgan was forced to retreat to questions like, What big unanswered question do you have about the universe?

Needless to say, Chomsky made it clear he was uninterested in talking himself or his private life. The video is almost 40 minutes long, but its a masterclass in what happens when a right-wing fluff merchant tries to interview someone with deep knowledge of global politics.

The post Dont Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight Or Piers Morgan To An Interview With Noam Chomsky appeared first on New Matilda.


Native Title Authorisation Meetings "IndyWatch Feed National"

The claim area is roughly bounded by Port Douglas, Mossman, Mount Molloy, Mareeba and Cairns.

These meetings are being called to consider the important question as to whether or not the Yirrganydji (Irukandji) People (QUD14/2019) and Yirrganydji (Irukandji) People #2 (QUD337/2015) claims should be COMBINED with the Djabugay Nation (QUD692/2016) claim comprising of the Djabugay, Bulway, Yirrganydji, Nyakali and Guluy Peoples.

Meeting 1 - Djabugay Nation  (QUD692/2016) Claim Group comprising the Djabugay, Bulway, Yirrganydji, Nyakali and Guluy peoples. 

Apical ancestors are listed as follows
1.   Biddy Tangir Coleman;
2.   George Coleman;
3.   Ginny/Jinny Njujingai;
4.   Worundu and Maritjima (parents of Ernest Bounghi);
5.   Billy Boyle;
6.   Nellie Kuranda nee Street (mother of Topsy Thomas and others);
7.   Andrew Thomas aka Billy;
8.   Jerry Bardon;
9.   Maggie (mother Janie Clarke nee Brown);
10. Robert Clarke;
11. Joshua Barron;
12. Merukan (father of Toby Brim and others);
13. Annie Brim;
14. Barney Hunter and Minnie Street;
15. Tambo/Sambo Street and Kitty Street;
16. Jimmy Hobbler;
17. Billy Hobbler;
18. Tommy Newbury;
19. Jimmy Newbury and Polly Thompson;
20. Waikanigai;
21. Joe and Annie Davidson;
22. Andrew Dabah;
23. Billy Long and Nellie (parents of Nellie Hastie);
24. Jimmy and Nellie Street;
25. Jinny (mother of Tambo Banning);
26. Minnie (mother of Buttercup Banning);
27. Billy and Rosie (parents of Bella Robinson who raised Charlie Levers and Peter Banning);
28. Annie Courtney;
29. Polly Courtney;
30. Kitty Courtney (mother of Dick Richardson and others);
31. Charlie (who partnered Kitty Courtney);
32. Molly Dingga and her partners Ngunbitji and Patupita;
33. Tommy Hobson and his partners Cissie and Rose;
34. Kitty Donald;
35. Nellie and Micky (parents of Mary Anne Lawrence);
36. Cissie Hunter/ Fourmile;
37. Wulwai;
38. Waimbul and Jakere;
39. Jikangoman (mother of Charlie Hyde);
40. Nellie of Redlynch (who partnered Jiritju);
41. Charlie Fourmile;
42. Walter Fourmile;
43. Billy Jagar;
44. Kitty Ikitjiti (mother of Maggie Aleck);
45. Lizzie and Peter Harwood;
46. Frank and Jinnie of Redlynch;
47. Billy and Rosie of Speewah;
48. Jeanie Graper;
49. Charlie McGrath aka Frank Lyons;
50. Nellie (mother of Peter, Charlie, Mick and Phillip Reid);
51. Henry of B...


The War Against Humanity "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction by DM

It seems clear there is a war against humanity from land, sea, and air. The powers above are trying every which way to poison populations. The posting of this is not to scare but to make one aware.

I quote extracts from a Dave Hodges article, on Lioness of Judah Ministry, entitled:

Dont Believe in the Globalist Depopulation Agenda? Then Have The Courage To Read This Article!

[The article below is from Dave Hodges:]

I have over 50 quotes from globalist leaders, both past and present, that clearly state their disdain for the average person and their desire to...


ABC abandons legal defence to avoid admission that Mark Willacy lies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Could there be anything more ridiculous? The ABC is abandoning its defence of a massive defamation claim brought by Commando veteran Major Heston Russell because it wants to protect its journalists. So the ABC will lose and taxpayers will be hit with a major damages bill. Truth be known, this...


AFTINET Submission to the Inquiry into Australias Human Rights Framework "IndyWatch Feed National"

July 13, 2023: The Australian government has launched an inquiry to review the scope and effectiveness of Australias Human Rights Framework and assess whether improvements can be made.

There has been strong civil society support for a reform of Australias Human Rights Framework, particularly for a new Federal Human Rights Act or Charter.

AFTINETs submission shows the profound impact of trade and investment agreements on human rights related to environment, gender, indigenous peoples, labour, health and access to essential services. The submission recommends Australias new human rights mechanism, in whatever form this takes, be capable of evaluating the impact of trade and investment on human rights before they are signed and include enforceable commitments to internationally recognised human rights, labour rights and environmental standards for Australia and other signatory countries.

You can read the full submission here.



The 4th Industrial Revolution - We are all alone together "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ants respond to isolation in a similar way to humans. Studies reveal changes in social and hygienic behaviors in ants subjected to isolation from their groups. Another interesting finding has to do with the fact that immune and stress genes are severely downgraded in the brains of isolated ants. This makes the immune system less efficient, which has also been observed in isolated humans.

Socialization, physical contact and the ability to do the things we like are vitally important to the health and well-being of humans. Isolation can be very stressful leading to rapid decline in a person's mental and physical health. Isolated individuals become lonely, depressed, anxious and more easily prone to addictions. Their immune systems become weakened, which also negatively impacts their overall health and resistance to diseases. 

There is also an additional unexpected consequence observed in one particular species of ants, which lasts beyond the term of social deprivation - the loss of interest in their adult colony mates, a rather alarming finding in the context of social distancing practices, lockdowns and isolation during Covid.

The artificially manufactured identity crisis aims at destroying traditions, cultural norms, and established value systems in order to leave humanity a blank slate susceptible and open to new trends and iterations. Our environment, habitats and urban organization are also subject to targeted infrastructure upgrades, alterations, and technological manipulations, all incrementally and strategically executed in accord with the unfolding social reformations. The purpose of this exercise is part of an ongoing social engineering experiment designed to undo and remake the fabric of society, and deliver us to the frontiers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, trapped in the Digital Panopticon - ALL ALONE TOGETHER.





Tooth Discolouration: What Causes It and How You Can Prevent It "IndyWatch Feed National"

We all want a bright and healthy smile. But sometimes, tooth discolouration gets in the way. Tooth discolouration is the staining or darkening of your teeth, and can have a variety of underlying causes. Today, well dive into all that you need to know about tooth discolouration and what you can do to get that radiant smile back.

The Type of Tooth Discolouration

  • Extrinsic DiscolourationExtrinsic discolouration refers to when the outer layer of the tooth, known as the enamel, becomes stained or discoloured. This is usually caused by external environmental factors, such as consuming certain foods and beverages.
  • Intrinsic DiscolourationIntrinsic discolouration begins inside your tooth and affects the layer underneath your enamel called dentin. Common causes include dental trauma and some medications.

Common Causes of Tooth Discolouration

  • Food and Drinks

    Dark-coloured food and drinks like coffee, cola and red wine contain pigments that can adhere to the enamel of your teeth over time. Regular consumption without a proper oral hygiene routine can eventually lead to intrinsic staining over time.

  • Tobacco Use

    Smoking or chewing tobacco products can cause significant tooth discolouration. This is because the nicotine and tar found inside them can penetrate the enamel, resulting in persistent stains that are stubborn and hard to remove.

  • Poor Oral Hygiene

    Poor oral hygiene, generally due to a lack of brushing or flossing, can lead to a buildup of plaque and tatar on your teeth. This will eventually lead to discolouration and abnormally high amounts of bacteria in your mouth, resulting in tooth decay and intrinsic staining.

Unavoidable Causes

  • AgeingAs we get older, our tooth enamel gets thinner and thinner. This exposes the dentin hiding underneath, which has a yellow hue and can lead to your teeth appearing discoloured with age.
  • GeneticsThe natural colour, brightness and translucency of your teeth are different for everyone, and can be heavily influenced by genetics.
  • Dental TraumaDamage to your teeth caused by anything from car crashes to sports-related injuries can cause trauma that then leads to discolouration.
  • Health ConditionsCertain health conditions such as liver disease, celiac disease and eating disorders can cause a higher chance of teeth discolouration occurring.

Treatments for Teeth Discolouration

  • Professional Teeth WhiteningProfessional...


Found, or self-found poetry, in an age of instant trash "IndyWatch Feed National"

Poetry, like air, exists everywhere, particularly when it comes to findable material in a plethora of things ranging from books of fiction or nonfiction, memoirs, biographies or autobiographies, history books, books of philosophy, diaries, books of letters, newspaper articles, remarks made by people online, including social media platforms such as FB, Twitter, IG, and WeChat, particular WeChat, and even emails, all, in my opinion, instant trash that contains gold only an appreciative eye could pick.

The post Found, or self-found poetry, in an age of instant trash appeared first on Overland literary journal.


Adelaide households paying too much to heat and cool homes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 13 July 2023

Adelaide households are paying far more than they need to heat and cool their homes, according to new research commissioned by the South Australia Council of Social Service.


Jacobin on how to perfect the architecture of control "IndyWatch Feed National"

My interview in US outlet, Jacobin, about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory. The conversation, conducted by Mattha Busby, covered a wide range of areas from Israeli spying to the role of the Zionist lobby:

Wars and occupations have long been testing grounds for technology, science, and surveillance. In a domain mostly controlled by the oppressor, subject populations are sure to find ingenious ways to rise up but their captors also find new ways to subjugate them. This is the reality in the occupied Palestinian territories, where Israel has maintained the longest occupation in modern times fifty-six years and counting.

The Israeli state and its closely aligned military-industrial complex writes its own rule book. Its soldiers watch as extremist Jewish settlers launch pogroms against Palestinians in the West Bank. Over one thousand Palestinians are held in indefinite detention without charge in Israeli jails.

Palestinian access to water is used as a potent state-controlled weaponfor the settler movement. Meanwhile, Israeli arms companies promote their weapons with real footage in which Palestinian children are left injured.

But in the court of international opinion, the tide is turning against Israel. In May, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories denounced the apartheid system over which colonial power Israel rules Palestinians. Tens of millions of dollars are sent from the United States by registered charities to bankroll illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, but the New York State Assembly will soon consider a bill that would prevent the tax-deductible practice.

As journalist, author, and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein writes in...


NATO summit in Vilnius proved to be a major failure "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Victoria

The just concluded NATO summit in Vilnius ended by producing little, except to reveal uncertainty and lack of member unity. This was supposed to be a stage-managed affair, showing the world solid support for the Kyiv side of the war in Ukraine, and a determined launch of NATO presence in Asia. Neither was delivered.

Part of the problem was Kyiv leader Zelenskyys dig at NATO for not permitting Ukraine to join it at once. NATOs problem is that public support for backing him is weak, and NATO members are under political pressure. They are compelled to at least make what they do look good.

Besides waning public support, especially in Europe, for the war, there is the problem that Kyiv is supposed to meet the supposed democratic credentials for membership. This is awkward, when a range of political parties have been banned, political critics are being arrested, and pro-Nazi groups elevated. This is not a good look and NATO would have considerable difficulty selling it.

Then there is failure of the present offensive on the battlefield. As many as 26,000 soldiers in the past month, and most of its tanks, personnel carriers, and other advanced equipment. There is speculation that Zelenskyy knows he is not going to have a chance of winning without NATO putting boots into Ukraine and escalating to the use of nuclear weapons, and this is what he is ultimately pushing towards. In doing so, he is making NATO nervous and building divisions within it.

Photo from AP: Ukraines President Volodymyr Zelenskyy failed at NATO summit

The decision of the United States to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs is unpopular and creates more difficulty for NATO.

Immediate membership of Ukraine is not supported by some of the member nations. Zelenskyy asked for a roadmap for joining. He got a Vague promise that membership will be organised as soon as possible.

Zelenskyy complains that he is not coming away with enough armaments. NATO nations are also c...

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Wednesday, 12 July


The recent Jenin operation looks different when considering Palestine as a weapons laboratory "IndyWatch Feed National"

A strong review of my new book, The Palestine Laboratory, by writer Syndication Bureau (focusing solely on the Middle East).

An extract:

The occupation of Palestine is the most funded and resourced state project in Israels history. On the surface, the occupation has been sold as a temporary defensive measure necessary for Israels survival. However, it satisfies many other needs. Given the biblical connection to the West Bank, the occupation provides a religious veneer to the project of secular Zionism. Control over holy cities with deep meaning in Jewish religious history rallies Jews worldwide to support Israel and its government.

More importantly, Israels military control over an entire population has facilitated the creation of a lucrative weapons industry. In his new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World, Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein has documented the intricate connection between the occupation of Palestine and the development of the modern weapons industry. Controlling millions of people requires more than a strong military. Israel has dominated virtually all aspects of Palestinian life with remarkable efficiency through a matrix of checkpoints, physical barriers, and advanced surveillance technologies.

Read the whole thing: What Drives Israels Lucrative Weapons Industry | by Joseph Dana | Jul, 2023 | Medium

The post The recent Jenin operation looks different when considering Palestine as a weapons laboratory appeared first on Antony Loewenstein.


Victorias rural three-day summer festival OK Motels unveils its first lineup "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p><a href= "" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Watty Thompson & his Total Fire Band will deliver their unique flavour of heartfelt country-folk melodies alongside Melbourne buzz band, <a href= "" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Belair Lip Bombs</a>, with more artists to be announced.</p> <p>Adding an element of unbridled fun, Melbournes least-professional (but most clamtastic) feminist water ballet team, <a href= "" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Clams</a>, will take to the pool.</p> <p class="p1"><b><i>Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s1"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a><b><i>.</i></b></p> <blockquote class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <p> </p> <div style="display: flex;"> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex;"> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style= "display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style= "color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;"> View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"></div> <div style="display: flex; margin-bottom: 14px;">...</div> </div> </blockquote>


Crickets Big Bash League brings the Melbourne Renegades back to Geelong this December "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

While its still months away, the Melbourne Renegades have announced that once again they are bringing the juggernaut that is the Twenty20 Big Bash League back to our doorstep.

In a massive coup for the City of Greater Geelong yet again, the Renegades confirmed their loyalty to the Geelong region, with the Renegades KFC BBL|13 home opener against the Perth Scorchers set to take place at GMHBA Stadium at Kardinia Park on Sunday, December 10.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

where games usually last approximately three hours with each team having twenty overs to bat. This means entertainment right from the outset with inventive and big-hitting batting, quick and clever bowling, acrobatic and athletic catching and fielding, plus those moments that leave fans gasping on the edge of their seats.

The return of the Renegades to Geelong will see the likes of local hero Aaron Finch lining up alongside new overseas players, promises to be an exciting contest against the reigning BBL champion Perth Scorchers.


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We dont have to be defined by what happens in our youth: The Unbreakable Jess Hitchcock "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains footage of deceased persons.

Presenting talent and wisdom beyond her years, Jess Hitchcock has stirred the Australian music and performing arts scene as a genre-defying force. Her powerful voice and knack for storytelling have seen her shine across pop, country, folk, opera and music theatre, sharing the stage and studio with some of Australias industry favourites. 

Hitchcock shined with her 2019 debut Bloodline, inspired by her family origins from Saibai Island, in the Torres Strait, and Papua New Guinea. Now the artist comes to life on her new album Unbreakable, a dynamic and sweetly soaring outpouring of feel-good sounds and raw, vulnerable emotion. 

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Released on 30 June, the album delves into compelling depths with grace and stirring confidence, providing an ode to overcoming inner and outer life battles and exploring resilience through a female lens.  


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Terrible truths about nuclear energy exposed "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

We are all seeing a global political agreement centred in the UN organisations, tie IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency], the World Health Organisation All the international agencies are whitewashing what is happening in Fukushima.

By Karl Grossman | 11 July 2023,17704

A NEW documentary titled The Fukushima Disaster: The Hidden Side of the Story is a powerful, moving, informative film that is superbly made. Directed and edited by Philippe Carillo, it is among the strongest ever made on the deadly dangers of nuclear technology. 

Australians featured in the film are Dr Helen Caldicott, former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and John Keane, professor of politics at the University of Sydney. Carillo is a resident of the nation of Vanuatu, 1,750 kilometres northeast of Australia.

The documentary begins with the words of U.S. President John F Kennedy from 1961:

Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by an accident, or miscalculation or by ma...


Safe or septic Japans nuclear wastewater dumping "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

RNZ, From The Detail, Tom Kitchin, co-host of The Detail @inkitchnz 11 July 23

There are diplomatic headaches and heated scientific debates after Japan revealed plans to dump the wastewater its been using to cool the Fukushima nuclear power plant  in the Pacific. 

Sea and ground water has been used to cool the damaged reactors, and now theres about 1.3 million tonnes of that sitting in tanks while the Japanese government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) figure out what to do with it.

They want to release the wastewater into the ocean  diluting all the cancer-causing nuclear fission products out of it  such as caesium, which can build up in muscles, strontium-90 which can build up in bones and iodine-129 which can build up in the thyroid.

. journalist Nic Maclellan, a Melbourne-based correspondent with Islands Business Magazine, tells The Detail.

The Pacific Islands Forum has been especially critical, and appointed an independent scientific panel to investigate safety issues around the proposed dumping, he says.

The panel has raised a series of issues around the quality of the sampling, the cost of the sampling, the cost of the programme over decades, the maintenance of safety sampling and the fact that they really dont know whether Japan can maintain the quality that will stop other radioactive isotopes being released into the ocean.

There are also questions over whether the wastewater dump is a breach of the Treaty of Rarotonga, signed in 1985, which created a South Pacific nuclear-free zone.

It was largely about nuclear weapons, but article seven talks about preventing nuclear waste dumping. 

Japan has been acting as if these safety concerns are not serious and its taken a lot of pressure for Japan to be dragged kicking and screaming into addressing questions, many of which are still unresolved, Maclellan says.



AliExpress enabling frausters doing nothing about it? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Any selling medium does attract criminals and while in Australia there may be law against false or misleading advertising, Australian 'consumers' are at the mercy of others.

There are plenty of fraudsters, Chinese nationals, on AliEpress, where they are blatantly ripping off overseas buyers.

What is AliExpress doing about it? Very little, not enough.

What is the Chinese government doing about it? Nothing!

Would one seriously expect a government to act against its nationals defrauding 'round eyes', when (globally recognised) copyright law has zero effect or execution in China?

What about Team America World Police, when are they going to save the day?

As they say, buyer beware.

In any event you can see this video, for 'entertainment' purposes:

Fake SSD from AliExpress | How to recognize a fake

See also:

I Got Scammed - Fake 4TB Samsung SSD from AliExpress


I bought a $58 "64TB" External Drive from AliExpress...same scam, bigger storage claim


30+ live music gigs are happening across regional Victoria this year for flood recovery "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The stunning Victorian valleys we all know and love will come alive this Spring with a slew of live gigs taking over intimate venues, rural hotels and regional halls in a show of strength, support, love and commitment to extraordinary communities who have been affected by the floods of October 2022.

Through Music Victorias Live Music for Flood Recovery program, supported by Creative Victoria, small towns and villages in regional and rural Victoria will host 30 live music events at local venues for communities to revive and gather in the 12 months of clean up and rebuilding since floods impacted the region.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

The program of live music events will be delivered across flood-impacted regions of Victoria including the townships of Tallarook, Pyramid Hill, Boort, Newbridge, Rochester, Bridgewater, Mooroopna, Baringhup, Horsham, Euroa, and the Pyrenees this Spring.

On Saturday 14 October, the inspiring and resilient community of Rochester are invited to come together for Rochella a family-friendly festival of live music and local food at the Rochester Recreation Reserve. This special event, organised by community with support from sporting clubs and committees of the region, is an opportunity for locals to reunite and take a moment to share, commemorate and gather to appreciate the spirit of the Rochester community.

In the Loddon Valley, Whole Loddon Love will see the likes of Dan Kelly, Felicity Cripps Band, Queenie and Jess Parker perform over two weekends in October, in local halls and hotels in Boort, Pyramid Hill, Newbridge, Bridgewater, and Baringhup.




The Brian Jonestown Massacre are coming to Castlemaine in November "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Psychedelic rock icons The Brian Jonestown Massacre are set to bring their distinct brand of psychedelic rock to Australia this November with a 10-date tour, stopping in Australias biggest cities as well as a few more.

Headed by music visionary Anton Newcombe and an ever-changing cast of other characters, the band will be playing new material as well as favourites pulled from their vast archive.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre 2023 Tour

  • Nov 11 Odeon Theatre, Hobart
  • Nov 13 Astor Theatre, Perth
  • Nov 15 The Gov, Adelaide
  • Nov 16 Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • Nov 17 The Northern, Byron Bay
  • Nov 18 Princess Theatre, Brisbane
  • Nov 19 Kambri ANU, Canberra
  • Nov 21 The Forum, Melbourne
  • Nov 22 Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
  • Nov 24 UOW Unibar, Wollongong

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

With some 20 studio albums, 14 EPs, five live albums, six compilation albums and 22 singles behind them most released on their own A Records the band is nothing if not prolific. Since taking shape in San Fransisco in the early 90, The Brian Jonestown Massacre has built a reputation as a staple of the scene.

Their most recent release, The Future Is Your Past, came out in February this year and received praise from critics. The bands previous release, 2022s Fire Doesnt Grow On Trees, sprung up from an intense period for Newcombe as the artist wrote one song a day for 70 days during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bringing together elements of kaleidoscopic rock and droning shoegaze with an experimental edge, the music that emerged from this period just added to the rich discography that makes up the legend of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Since coming out of the pandemic, the band has toured throughout the US and Europe. Theyre all set to bring their mesmerising show down under this summer.

Tickets to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre will go on sale on July 6. Get yours here.

The post The Brian Jonestown Massacre are coming to Castlemaine in November appeared first on Forte Magazine.


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Above: Tim Wilms (The Unhinged) and Jarrad Searby (Proud Boys/National Socialist Network/Finks/Melbourne Magistrates Court) pose for the camera. Wilms is wearing RWDS merch popularised by the Proud Boys and, more recently, mass murderer Mauricio Garcia. This week on Yeah Nah Continue reading


Two stern warnings must be given to the arrogant NATO "IndyWatch Feed National"

 Two stern warnings must be given to the arrogant NATO: Global Times editorial

Global Times Editorial

July 12, 2023: Information Clearing House -- The NATO summit is being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from Tuesday to Thursday. The meeting focuses on plans to "counter the threat" from Russia, including discussions on NATO's expansion and Ukraine's future membership to NATO. Meanwhile, NATO's strategic impulse to meddle in the Asia-Pacific region is also imminent at this summit. Expanding cooperation with the four "Asia-Pacific partners" - Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand - is another major topic of the summit. In this regard, the US media boldly stated that NATO is trying to "deter China's strategic ambitions."

This is the second year that Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand have been invited to the NATO summit. In order to firmly rope in these four countries, NATO imitated the "Quad" mechanism of the US, Japan, India and Australia at last year's summit, and specially created a new name for these four countries called "Asia-Pacific Four (AP4)." This aims to institutionalize the cooperation between these four countries and NATO, and make them de facto new allies of "NATO+" in the Asia-Pacific region. According to sources, the joint statement to be issued in Vilnius will change the name of AP4 to "Indo-Pacific Four (IP4)," which is undoubtedly more in line with Washington's tone.

There are 31 NATO members, but they have never been monolithic and have different views on many international issues. However, they are in general dominated by the will of the US. Now they have been kidnapped by the panic and tension instigated by the US, becoming "Washington's axe, spears and shovels." Wherever NATO goes, wars are likely to break out. These are not only the subjective impressions left by NATO, but also objective facts to a large extent. This situation is actually more worthy of the high vigilance of those member states within NATO that have no intention of being pa...


NATO is malicious poison former Australian PM "IndyWatch Feed National"

  NATO is malicious poison former Australian PM

By News Agencies

July 12, 2023: Information Clearing House -- NATO has no place in Asia and should stick to its original focus, that is the security of the Transatlantic region, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has argued. The Labour politician, who served in office from 1991 to 1996, also warned against attempts to circumscribeChina. 

In his statement published on Sunday, Keating appeared to refer to a recent report in Politico, which claimed French President Emmanuel Macron had blocked NATOs plans to establish a liaison office in Japan.  

The former premier lauded the French head of state for doing the world a service by apparently emphasizing the military blocs focus on Europe and the Atlantic. 

According to Keating, the alliances very existence past the end of the Cold War has already denied peaceful unity to the broader Europe.

Exporting such malicious poison to Asia would be akin to Asia welcoming the plague upon itself, he insisted. The former prime minister warned that NATOs presence on the continent would negate most of the regions recent advances.  

Keating went on to describe NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as the supreme fool on the international stage who is conducting himself like an American agent. 

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Milk! Records to close at the end of the year with final Courtney Barnett album "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

After 11 years, Milk! Records is set to close at the end of 2023 and theyre going out with a final release from Barnett herself. An instrumental album and the soundtrack to the film Anonymous Club, End Of The Day is slated for release on September 8.

Milk! Records

  • Milk! Records are closing at the end of the year
  • Their final release will be an instrumental, improvisational film soundtrack from founder Courtney Barnett
  • End Of The Day will be released on September 8 this year

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

This will be the final release of Milk Records, Courtney Barnett said on Facebook, on End of The Day. It has been one of the great honours of my life to be a part of this incredible community and to work alongside so many amazing artists. Thank you to every single person who has been part of this journey, it wouldnt be the same without you.

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A bastion of Melbournes flourishing music scene, Milk! Records founded in 2012 to release Courtney Barnetts first EP Ive Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris. Having released over 60 titles in the last decade alone from independent and internationally established acts, theyre a queer and queer-friendly community of artists and arts workers.

Milk!s roster includes Australian artists Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Hachiku, Liz Stringer, The Finks, Jade Imagine, Mess Esque, Loose Tooth, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir as well as international artists Sleater-Kinney, Chastity Belt, Hand Habits, Tiny Ruins and Bachelor.

Vale, Milk! Records, you absolute legends. Thanks for everything.

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Hmmm. Have we seen this before? "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the 1970s, Whitlam set up the Royal Commission into Human Relationships (fascinating stuff).

One of the many topics they considered was comprehensive sex education.

There is a need for early and continuous sex education and for an educational program which will help young people to be responsible to themselves and to each other and to decide and act with knowledge, not in fear or ignorance.

Royal Commission into Human Relationships, Final Report, 1977

Conservatives at the time went into a frenzy of pearl clutching, insisting that priests and parents were the only people who should ever talk to children about sex. They ignored the evidence that many parents didnt have the information their kids needed, or didnt know how to talk to kids about sex, or had deeply disturbing attitudes towards sex that needed disrupting.

Most of all they ignored all the parents who wanted schools and experts to teach their kids about sex because they knew it would make their kids safer and happier.

Almost 50 years later, the only thing thats changed is a different Royal Commission stopped even the LNP demanding that priests should talk to children about sex.

Effective consent education stops the weaponisation of fear and shame. It gives kids and teens the power to make safer, stronger choices about their own lives and bodies.

People who reject consent education and people who think their power base depends on weaponising fear and shame theres a Venn diagram thats pretty much a perfect circle.

If you want to know more about consent education, heres something I prepared earlier



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Will the Brics launching a gold backed currency be the catalist for bankrupting 3rd world economies? Or is it rising interest rates on their debt?

Tks for all the light u share in a confusing economic landscape.


ANSWER: It is unlikely that we are looking at a BRICS single currency like the euro, for that would require a central monetary authority, surrender of sovereignty as in Brussels, end any possibility of QE, etc. We would need to completely collapse the idea of Keynesian Economics insofar as it has evolved, allowing deficit spending.


There is no special magic to gold. It was first restricted to only kings, for it was considered to be the tears from the sun god. As more gold was discovered, it began to be used for the jewelry of wealthy aristocrats. Then it became used as money in its natural form, known as electrum, a natural alloy of gold mixed with silver.



Angie McMahon announces two special Australian headline shows for September "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The celebrated Aussie singer hit triple j airwaves early this morning to reveal her tour news, five shows in total including three solo dates in New York City, Los Angeles and London. The September live shows come in celebration of McMahons other big news today: Light, Dark, Light Again is the title of her highly anticipated second album, set for release on Friday 27 October via AWAL (pre-order here). McMahon also revealed her latest single, titled Letting Go steam/watch here.

Angie McMahon tour

  • Wednesday 27 September Metro Theatre, Eora/Sydney, NSW
  • Thursday 28 September Northcote Theatre, Naarm/Melbourne, VIC

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Fans can catch the captivating McMahon at Sydneys Metro Theatre on Wednesday 27 September, followed by a performance at Melbournes Northcote Theatre on Thursday 28 September.

Utilising a bolder, bigger, brighter expanse of sound than ever before, Light, Dark, Light Again is the follow-up to McMahons assured, ground-breaking 2019 debut album, Salt. That release hit #5 on the ARIA Album charts, and took home multiple accolades including the AIR Award for Best Independent Rock Album. The Melbourne singer-songwriters second LP was co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby), songs written from the ashes of a tough but transformative few years of relationship changes, private breakdowns and core-shaking revelations.

The multiple ARIA nominee first entered the cultural consciousness via 2017 breakthrough track Slow Mover, with Salt cementing her as a globally recognised artist to watch. With an explosive live show reminiscent of Big Thief and The War on Drugs, Angie McMahon has become renowned for her truthful storytelling that speaks to the unpolished and messy experiences of life. Shes toured the US supporting Hozier, performed at Dot To Dot (UK), Best Kept Secret (NL), Splendour In The Grass and Groovin The Moo festivals as well as shows alongside Julia Jacklin, Mumford and Sons, Angus and Julia Stone and more.

Frontier Members can get early access via the Members Pre-sale, which starts Monday 17 July (10am AEST see website for full details). Tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 July (12pm AEST) via

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Lies, Lies, and Autism, Part 5: Putting Something Malicious in a Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Frank Rochelle, plaintiff veteran, Photo: CNN (C) Dan Olmsted of, Photo: UPI (R) Dr John Walker-Smith, Photo: Wikipedia
(L) Frank Rochelle, plaintiff veteran, Photo: CNN (C) Dan Olmsted of, Photo: UPI (R) Dr John Walker-Smith, Photo: Wikipedia

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Bioweapons are the type of weapon directed at human health. Of course, weapons such as a gun or a spear are also directed at human health, but here the method is to make the person sick rather than wounded. How to deliver a bioweapon? Put it in the food supply or water supply, inject it, or put it in an insect (or a rat?) which will then deliver it via a bite.

Its claimed that today there are higher-tech bioweapons. You get a chip put into your body which has a receiver of information. The perp can then send instructions for it to interfere with one of your bodys systems. Arent we just marvelous human beings that we have fi...


Federal Court does not recognise age pension discrimination, despite Australian Government's failure to close life expectancy gap "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed the legal challenge seeking fair and equal access to the age pension for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Proud Wakka Wakka man Uncle Dennis* brought the case in which the Federal Government faced court for the first time in connection with its failure to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people.

Despite recognising the ongoing gap in life expectancy, the Court did not accept that Australia's racial discrimination laws should give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people earlier access to the age pension.

It comes on the same day as The Closing the Gap Annual Data Compilation Report found that Australia is still not on track to meet the target of equal life expectancy by 2031. No progress towards this target was reported since the previous year.

The Albanese government has a responsibility to address age pension inequality out of court, by lowering the pension age for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The current pension age of 67 years does not account for the stark differences in life expectancy and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not have the same opportunity to retire and receive support through the age pension as other Australians. Equal access to the pension would also support several Closing the Gap targets.

Uncle Dennis brought the case with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and the Human Rights Law Centre, with support from DLA Piper.

Proud Wakka Wakka man Uncle Dennis said:

Im frustrated with this white system, its not a system of the land. It doesnt give us a say. White people are living longer because they havent lost what we have lost. As an Aboriginal man, Ive seen too many of my people dying at a very early age. We are lucky to get to 50 years old. This case was about telling the truth, and asking the Government to work together with us, to give our people the same chance in life as everyone else.  

Things will never get better unless the Government closes the gaps it created. We didnt have a problem, a problem came here. Our language, our culture and our identity comes from here, it doesnt come from another country. Truth, justice and accountability are important.

Nerita Waight, CEO at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service said:
Everyone deserves to live a life with dignity but this is not possible for our communities who have been left with no choice but to live shorter lives in poverty because of decades of racist colonial policies and a continued lack of investment and change in the systems, institutions and policies that affect their lives day in day out. 



Make it new? Art and knowledge in the age of automated content generation "IndyWatch Feed National"

In its combination of the already-known, AI cannot respond to the important challenges of our ageclimate change, various forms of prejudice, the inequalities of capitalism and settler colonialism, incipient fascisms. We need, more than ever, art and thought that gives us the authentically new, that tells us something about human life beyond the norms of media normativity of tech platforms and billionaire tyrants.

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Melbourne punks Clowns announce Australian tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Australias favourite punks Clowns have just announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, ENDLESS, due out October 20, 2023, and to celebrate will be heading out on a six-date Australian tour in October and November, supported by label mates VOIID.

The album unveils an exciting new chapter in the bands storied career and is their first full-length offering since 2019s ARIA-nominated NATURE/NURTURE.

Clowns Australian Tour 2023

Friday October 20th 170 Russell, Melbourne/Naarm
Saturday October 21st Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide/Kaurna
Saturday October 28th Crowbar, Sydney/Eora
Friday November 3rd Amplifier, Perth/Boorloo**
Saturday November 11th The Black Wreath, Alice Springs/Mparntwe**
Saturday November 18th The Brightside, Brisbane/Meanjin

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

This marks their first proper headline tour since 2019, just before the world descended into unprecedented chaos. With a swathe of postponed shows now completed behind them, and their creative ideas born over the pandemic now crystallized into their most compelling record to date, ENDLESS promises to serve as an emphatic conclusion to the tumultuous past few years, ushering in a new chapter for the band and igniting a fresh wave of thrilling prospects.

Accompanying the album and tour announcement is the explosive release of the second single, BISEXUAL AWAKENING, along with a provocative music video certain to turn heads and raise eyebrows. Check it out above!

Written between 2020 and 2022, ENDLESS represents a significant milestone for CLOWNS. During these isolated times, the period forced the band to fully appreciate the importance of in-person rehearsals and studio time to feel connected to their music. As the early home demos unfolded, a powerful theme of immortality emerged in the music, capturing their unyielding determination to persevere and adapt to a rapidly changing world. The concept of immortality naturally revealed itself, first bubbling subconsciously in the bands creative hive mind and eventually taking centre stage in the albums narrative. ENDLESS delves into uncharted sonic territories, incorporating elements of 80s heavy metal, new wave, and analogue synthesizers.

Tickets to the shows are on sale now here

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World Federation of Trade Unions issued statement on the NATO Summit 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

The NATO summit in Vilnius is about to conclude. It faced some serious issues. Notably the situation in Ukraine and the controversy over an intended expansion into Asia. Critics point out that NATO is on a course towards war and that the push for the prevention of war and for a peaceful relationship between nations is critical to our collective future. The World Federation of Unions, representing 105 million workers in 133 countries issued the statement below just prior to the summit.

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 105 million workers who live, work and struggle in 133 countries of the 5 continents strongly condemns the imperialist plans of NATO and considers the 2023 Summit which is going to be held July 11-12 in Vilnius, Lithuania, one more blatant provocation to the whole peaceful humanity.

The peoples all over the globe know we well the bloody mission of this imperialist alliance is to maintain, and expand if possible, the existing favourable correlation of forces for the NATO countries in order to safeguard the profits of their monopolies.  In the imperialist system which is characterized by the fierce competitions of the imperialist forces for geopolitical control and the control of energy resources and their transport routes, both the peoples of the member-states of NATO and the other counties peoples have nothing to expect from the imperialist alliances and wars except death, suffering, poverty, and misery.

The class-oriented world trade union movement, the militant unions, and those who truly want peace consistently and continuously struggle against NATO which constitutes an aggressive war machine in the service of the interests of the imperialist countries of the alliance.   The peoples of the world have a first-hand experience of NATO crimes and they know that NATO means nothing but interventions, wars, juntas, refugees, starvation, destruction, and death.

The WFTU condemns the continuation of military interventions and wars, the accelerated militarization of international relations, and the soaring military expenditures; it demands an immediate end to all imperialist armed conflicts, full respect for the sovereignty, independence, and right of every people to freely choose their present and future.

We denounce the exclusions, discriminations, embargoes, and sanctions imposed by the US, NATO, and the EU against various countries, as they negatively impact the standard of living of low-income families, workers, poor small farmers, and popular strata in general.



Anyone With Drugs, Put Them On The Table: The Redgum Years In The Sunshine State "IndyWatch Feed National"

John Schumann (ex-Redgum lead singer/songwriter) and the Vagabond Crew are returning to Brisbane with The Redgum Years in August. Here, Schumann reflects on gigging in the dark days of the Bjelke-Petersen regime, and finds Redgums protest songs from the 70s and 80s still apply today.

It was September 1979. We were staying in some crappy three-star holiday units in Tweed Heads and Tim Woods, our tour manager, assembled us in one of the kitchens after breakfast.

Redgum was very much a part-time band then. Two of us were high-school teachers so touring opportunities were confined to school holidays. Tim, now a successful concert promoter, was the only member of the touring party who had the faintest idea about the music industry and Queensland.

Okay, anyone with any drugs at all I mean at all  put them on the table now.

People shuffled uncomfortably and little by little, small quantities of marijuana in tobacco tins and Gladbags and the odd morsel of crumbly black hash in tinfoil appeared on the Laminex table. It was pretty pathetic, really. These days the combined stash would be considered well within personal use limit for one person.

Iconic Australian band, Redgum.

Right. Were going into Queensland. Were Special Branch targets so we need to be as clean as a bottle of Dettol. Smoke it now, flush it, bury it somewhere I dont care. But its not coming across the border.

Wed released our first album, If You Dont Fight You Lose, barely a year before. One of my contributions was a strident song delivered in my strangulated, nasal tones called Letter to BJ. It was addressed to Queenslands notorious premier and it had garnered a fair bit of attention on both sides of the civil liberties argument. Plenty of Queenslanders were dying to see us play it live. Plenty more would have been just as happy to see our heads on pikes lining the road out of Tweed Heads.



The Lies We Were Told "IndyWatch Feed National"

How long does it take to conclude some authority is lying? We dont know this answer yet apparently many years.

BY BILL RICE, JR. | JULY 11, 2023

I recently discovered an excellent Substack Newsletter authored by a registered nurse (Dee Dee) who has treated many (alleged) Covid patients. This nurse finally had enough and decided to share her stories and thoughts via her own Substack, which she started May 25th.

From reading a couple of her pithy posts, my take-away is Nurse Dee must feel like the main character in Joseph Hellers classic novel Catch 22. 

In that novel the experiences and observations of a fictional WW II bombardier tell readers the guidance and logic used by his superiors is complete madness.

Dees observations prompted my own question: When do citizens or employees finally realize that every supposedly-true thing theyve been told is, in fact, a brazen lie?

For most people, at least with Covid proclamations, the answer seems to be never.

In other words, for many people, being lied to over and over doesnt matter.

To put it mildly, such a revelation is a tad disconcerting.

One message and it wasnt subtle

Dee Dees observations from a June 2nd dispatch might show readers why I thought of Catch-22, where the message to bomber crews was just do what you are told; dont try to figure out the logic.

With Covid, Nurse Dee identifies the goal of all orders. Instead of just fly the dangerous mission, the key message is: Just take the shot.

The logic surrounding COVID-19 was circular. Every dictated premise, required blind faith and the goal was always the same; to take the shot.

You could not question the narrative and remain a good citizen The mantra erupted, this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

No argument could be interjected in the logic. It didnt matter if you had not seen a new illness with unique symptoms It didnt matter if the science didnt make sense. It didnt matter if the measures were opposite to all your previous medical training.

It didnt matter that the vaccine did not stop transmission, and it didnt matter if you had natural immunity.  Essentially, we were told to accept every claim without evidence or reason. The orders had been given, just take the shot.

What one nurse was told



What Is Zero Waste? "IndyWatch Feed National"

New to the zero waste movement? We explain exactly what is zero waste and how living a zero waste lifestyle can help reduce your impact on the planet.


Meredith Music Festival ballot opens today for 2023, Kraftwerk to headline "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A transcendent and intangible experience thats often referred to as the greatest music festival on the planet, the culture of the festival is a true testament to the strength of Melbournes own music scene. This year, German pioneers of electronic music as we know it Kraftwerk will be gracing the supernatural amphitheatre and boy, we couldnt be more stoked.

Meredith Music Festival 2023

  • Where: Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith
  • When: December 8, 9 and 10
  • Lineup: Kraftwerk, + more to be announced when the ballot is drawn

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Heute angekndigt: formed in 1970 by Ralf Htter and Florian Schneider in Kling Klang, West Germany, they crafted a visionary and futuristic sound that would influence generations to come. Their discography including Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine, and Computer World are the reason that music sounds like it does today.

A self-funded and non-commercial event thats been delighting festival goers since 1991 with a diverse selection of local and international acts. A festival like no other, it was the winner of the Licensee of the Year award at the APRA Music Awards of 2020.

Meredith Music Festival is held on the family property of one of the festivals organisers, a farm complete with a Ferris wheel, an Ecoplex Cinema, the extremely popular Pink Flamingo Bar and famous nude running race, The Meredith Gift.

With only one stage, so no timetable clashes, Meredith Music Festival is known primarily for its great music and great culture the reason that we love the Melbourne music scene so much in the first place.

It all goes down on December 8, 9 and 10. Try your luck at the ballot here. Viel Glck!

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Two men charged after alleged car theft from Coalcliff "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

TWO men have been charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle from Coalcliff on Tuesday.

Police were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coalcliff, following reports a vehicle had been stolen from a residence about 5.10am on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Following inquires, Wollongong police found the vehicle travelling on Towradgi Road, Towradgi.

With the assistance of Polair and officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District, police tracked the vehicle to Haywards Bay Drive, Haywards Bay.

The 24-year-old driver and his 21-year-old passenger allegedly abandoned the sedan, climbing on nearby house roofs before they were arrested by police. The two men were both taken to Illawarra Police Station.

The 24-year-old man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The 21-year-old man was charged with be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

Both men were refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday, July 12 2023).



Clive Palmer launches second ISDS case against the Australian government with third case likely "IndyWatch Feed National"

12 July, 2023:  The Attorney Generals Department has confirmed that Clive Palmers company, Zeph Investment which is registered in Singapore, has lodged a second Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) claim suing the Australian government for $41.3 billion under the 2012 ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

ISDS is a mechanism within some trade agreements which enables foreign (but not local) investors to sue governments for millions and even billions of dollars of compensation if they can argue, among other reasons, that a change in domestic law or policy has reduced the value of their investment.

Clive Palmer is claiming to be a Singaporean investor, as Zeph Investment is registered in Singapore, to utilise the ISDS mechanism to lodge his claim. He is alleging that the refusal of coal exploration permits in Queensland, which were refused on environmental grounds, entitles him to ISDS compensation.

Clive Palmers most recent ISDS case is just one of the two new prospective ISDS cases revealed in the May budget papers. The Attorney Generals Department has confirmed that Zeph Investment is expected to lodge a third ISDS case.

These cases follow two previous cases that Clive Palmer has taken against the Australian government. In October 2021, Clive Palmer lost his $27.8 billion High Court (non-ISDS) case against the Western Australian government over a disputed mining lease. He moved assets to  Singapore to take this case to an ISDS tribunal and in April 2023 he sued the Australian government for almost $300 billion.

Clive Palmers latest case means he is currently suing the Australian government for $337.3 billion under ISDS, not accounting for a potential third case. Even if Clive Palmer loses these cases, it can be expected to cost the Australian government billions in legal fees. A previous ISDS case between Phillip Morris and the Australian government over plain cigarette packaging cost Australia than $12 billion in legal fees and over 5 years to resolve.


Win Geelong Arts Centres Golden Ticket "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Geelong Arts Centre is preparing to unveil its highly anticipated $140m Little Malop Street Redevelopment. The Art Centre is Victorias only state-owned cultural institution outside of Melbourne, and with this new development, it will be Australias largest regional arts centre.

Geelong Arts Centre is bringing the ultimate arts adventure into your hands. To celebrate its exciting Grand Opening, the Geelong Arts Centre is giving a Golden Ticket to one lucky winner, packed with money-cant-buy experiences and valued at over $4K. Think epic experiences, heart-stopping performances, and mind-bending spectacles. This is your opportunity to witness highly regarded shows in one of Victorias most creative cities.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

So, whats included in this adventurous giveaway?


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Discussing Lachlan Murdoch with Paddy Manning "IndyWatch Feed National"

Journalist Paddy Manning has written a fascinating book on Lachlan Murdoch, the heir apparent of the global media empire, called The Successor.

I interviewed him about the book and his methods behind it at this years Newcastle Writers Festival:


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Barnaby Hunts A Name For New Nationals Think Tank. Hilarity Ensues. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Apparently (and by apparently we mean possibly) the Nationals are contemplating a Think Tank and Political Activist Group to rival GetUp!, Advance Australia and the IPA. Which, for pretty obvious reasons isnt going to be easy. Because, you know, the words Barnaby Joyce and Think Tank appearing in the same sentence is almost certain to evoke fits of laughter in most quarters, and get in the way of the very thing that think tanks are supposed to promote namely, thinking.

Ever ready to assist, the Twitterverse has exploded with suggestions to help the Member for New England find his way through the confusing maze of word thingies (and in the interests of accuracy its also possible that the Twitterverse is equally responsible for creating the whole concept but wheres the fun in fact-checking that). The batting was opened by a Mr. Philip Riley, proud Wiradjuri man and retired schoolteacher, whose suggestions include Intellecta Nullius, All Hat No Cattle, and Happy Hour.

Other suggestions forthcoming include Septic Tank, Lie Down (a play on GetUp!, arf arf), Drink Up!, No Flies On Us, Empty Paddocks, No-one Left, Rorting Rooters, Bourbon Bangers, All Hat No Head, and Cattlemen Up No Trails.

Some of the more classy names included The Bull Dust Institute, The Mudguard Centre (all bright and shiny on top but filthy underneath), the Fertiliser Forum, and the Sir Les Patterson Foundation.

And in a flurry of suggestions, Greg Burch offered: Drink Tank, Gin Up!, Institute of Public Bars, Institute of Elicit Affairs, Institute of the Public Purse, and Integrous Nullius. Its possible Mr Burch is either no fan of the Nationals, or believes them to have a drinking problem.

Judy Lloyd Dalton offered more of an interpretive artwork than a name a photo of Barnaby Joyce sleeping through a session of parliament, prompting Mr Riley to remark, Hes got 2 of the Seven Dwarfs covered Sleepy and Dopey.

Keiran Dwyer also offered up some artwork:


Tech giant Meta to safeguard Australian referendum integrity, arbitrate truth "IndyWatch Feed National"

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How (and When and Why) to Cite Your Sources - #SolutionsWatch "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today on #SolutionsWatch, James goes into further detail about the theory and practice of source citation. In addition to the hows and whys of citing sources, James also addresses the weaponization of the "What's your source?" question and how people can use citations to improve communication, not interfere with it.


No consultation with new planning body "IndyWatch Feed National"

NSW Reconstruction Authoritys key powers.

The NSW Reconstruction Authority has released a draft document, Protocols exercise of powers and functions under the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022, outlining its powers to act in relation to promoting community resilience to the impact of disasters in NSW. 

The Authority has absorbed both the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Infrastructure NSWs HawkesburyNepean Valley Flood Risk Management Directorate (HNV).

The NRRC retains its Northern Rivers identity and continues to focus on rebuilding communities in the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed local government areas. This includes delivering the Resilient Homes Program, states the NSW Reconstruction Authority.

While the draft document outlines that it seeks transparency and engagement with stakeholders, the Overview of NSW Reconstruction Authoritys key powers clearly identifi...


The two-tier economy "IndyWatch Feed National"

Have you tried to get a tradie recently?

How about booking your car in for a service, or hiring a removalist that can fit you in before Christmas?

If youve tried calling any of these local businesses recently, youve probably discovered that demand for basic services like these is majorly outstripping supply.

Welcome to the north coasts two-speed economy.

While the local retail sector struggles under the dual pressures of rising interest rates and the increased cost of living, industries involved in providing basic, grass roots services are booming.    

Many tradies have waiting periods of two months for an average-sized job, while some, such as carpenters and tilers, are almost impossible to get, unless youre willing to pay a premium.

The average wait to book your car in for a service in the Shire is two-to-four weeks, and if youre moving house within the local area youll want to plan at least eight weeks ahead.

A series of interviews conducted by The Echo with experts and those working in these industries suggest the boom and consequent shortages in these industries are the outcome of multiple factors.

They include the increase in demand for the building industry brought about by the 2022 floods, and the mass migration to the Northern Rivers during covid.

At the same time, there is a critical shortage of workers in some of these areas, particularly in the trades sector.  

Jason Bentley, from the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce, said the region was definitely seeing different industries at different levels.

The trade sector is going gang busters. Some are struggling to keep up with demand.

But at the same time, others are having to close down their operations or move out of the area.

Jane Laverty, President of the Northern Rivers chapter of Business NSW, said businesses in the region typically fell into one of three lanes: those that were really struggling, those who were hanging in there, and those who were seeing ongoing very high demand.

Golden triangle

All of these businesses are facing what I call the golden triangle, which is housing, staffing and skills, she said.

These are the three biggest challenges that pretty much everyone is facing.......


God vs. Love "IndyWatch Feed National"

Can you define love? Its not tangible. Is it measurable in any way? How do you know you love someone or something, and dont say, You just know. 

I feel a lot of love in my life for different people and different things, all for different reasons. I can describe love, but I cant define it. Google kept using the term affection when I looked it up, but I wasnt really satisfied with that. Why is something so meaningful so hard to put into words?

Have you heard this argument how can you believe in love and not god? You cant see or touch love just like you cant see or touch god.

How do you answer that question?

First off, do you really believe in love? If so, what makes love believable and not god?

Obviously, I dont believe in god but I do believe in love. Why is that? Wheres the evidence? Whats your best defense?

I dont have a good answer. I think love is real because I can feel it, but many people would probably say the same about god.

Back me up give me a definition of love. Why is love real and god isnt?


Market Talk July 11, 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"



Walt Disney is considering various strategic options for its Star India business, such as a joint venture or a sale, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company has engaged in discussions with at least one bank to explore opportunities for growth and cost-sharing for the India business. However, the talks are in the early stages, and it is uncertain which options, if any, Disney will ultimately pursue.


The major Asian stock markets had a green day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 13.84 points or 0.04% to 32,203.57
  • Shanghai increased 17.67 points or 0.55% to 3,221.37
  • Hang Seng increased 180.11 points or 0.97% to 18,659.83
  • ASX 200 increased 104.90 points or 1.50% to 7,108.90
  • Kospi increased 41.79 points or 1.66% to 2,562.49
  • SENSEX increased 273.67 points or 0.42% to 65,617.84
  • Nifty50 increased 83.50 points or 0.43% to 19,439.40



The major Asian currency markets had a negative day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00098 or -0.15% to 0.66652
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00269 or -0.43% to 0.61821
  • USDJPY decreased 0.806 or -0.57% to 140.504
  • USDCNY decreased 0.00861 or -0.12% to 7.21969


Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 6.23 USD/t oz. or 0.32% to 1,931.22
  • Silver decreased 0.065 USD/t. oz or -0.28% to 23.050


Some economic news from last night:


NAB Business Confidence (Jun) increased from -3 to 0


Some economic news from today:


New Loans (Jun) increased from 1,360.0B to 3,050.0B





national currency, the rouble, with consumers starting from August. The country has been actively working on developing digital currency in order to modernize its financial system and counter the rise of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The central bank of Russia has confirmed these plans, highlighting the countrys efforts to keep pace with global digital currency trends.


The major Europe stock markets had a green day today:

  • CAC 40 increased 76.32...


Peter Duttons puppet is National Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy Commissioner Jaala Hinchcliffe. Has the NACC already been corrupted? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Peter Dutton and Jaala HinchcliffePeter Dutton covered up a lot of corruption in the previous government and one of his puppets he used to do the dirty work was Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) []


Light at the Museum "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

I walked into a training session yesterday and overheard someone say "he looks like a curator"

One of the best things about returning to work at the Museum has been the feeling that this is where I should be working.

Another thing I like is this council have an excellent HR section.

Different councils do things differently, but the fact that I've done multiple training sessions and only just got past my employee probation is one sign of an organisation that invests in their staff.

One sneaky thing they did was to give me gifts when I completed that three-month probation.

I can recognise that unsolicited gifts generate goodwill, which is something council normally remind staff about for the risk of corruption.

The fact they are trying to use this technique in a way that produces a psychologically-demonstrated effect in employee behaviour is something that I can admire and revile in equal measure. 

That's equal opportunity for you!


Drata appoints Sydney Sloan as CMO "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Drata announced the appointment of Sydney Sloan as the companys first ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Sloan will oversee global marketing at Drata to help market and brand leadership, fuel customer engagement, and accelerate the companys commitment to delivering value to its over 3,000 customers. Sloan is an expert in spearheading and executing successful global marketing strategies while building world class teams for high growth SaaS companies. She most recently served as CMO of Salesloft More

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Rental price growth has...peaked! "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Rental growth peaks

SQM Research has been ahead of the curve on picking rental market trends with its asking rents index ballooning more than 25 per cent higher in Sydney and some other cities.

In real time, they are now seeing the rental crisis easing as tenants push back on rental price increases and make more efficient use of the housing stock. 

Nationally the rental vacancy rate ticked up from 1.2 per cent to 1.3 per cent in June, and asking rents actually declined over the past week in Sydney, for the first time in ages. 

Looking at the smoothed 6-month trend, Brisbane and Adelaide and still very tight, but there are signs of pressures easing elsewhere. 

Of course, there is still rollicking rental demand expected over the next 5 years - and there probably is a seasonal element to this - but this does suggest that we may be through the immediate worst of the rental crisis, especially in Canberra and Hobart, and much of regional Australia to boot. ...


Fire at powdered milk factory burns for 2 days in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Firefighters will need to lift the roof off a powdered milk factory in order to extinguish a fire that has been burning for almost two days on the New South Wales South Coast. The factory in Bomaderry, north of Nowra, caught alight at about 1:30pm on Monday. Several employees attempted to fight the fire before Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW crews took over. Shoalhaven Fire and Rescue Inspector Rick Jones said the factory was full of highly flammable powdered milk, which had prolonged the firefighting efforts. "The product itself is something that burns very fiercely, which was evident yesterday," he said.


City of Perth wants you to report anti-social behaviour to a hotline "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT TOTT NEWS  Perth authorities, who already have a smart city network comprising...


Checking In "IndyWatch Feed National"

  What Happened to the Federalnaya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii? The FSB answers directly to Vladimir Putin For the most part, it is the successor organization to the KGB in that the security of Russia is its mission. Since 2014, the FSB devoted substantial resources to preparing for a Russian takeover of Ukraine. Although Russias []

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When Net Zero Describes Common Sense And Progress, Rather Than Emissions "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Australias path to net zero emissions isnt so much rocky as it breathtakingly foolish. That is unless were all okay with wide-scale habitat destruction both here and overseas) while wasting trillions of dollars in the process. Geoff Russell weighs in on the renewables vs nuclear debate, which seems to be going from the bizarre to the absurdum.

Mathematicians often use a form of proof called Reductio ad absurdum. If you want to prove something is false, then assume its true and see what that implies. If the implication is false or contrary to something we know is true, then the job is done.

Heres an example. Suppose Jill and Joe are having a discussion. Joe believes in the power of prayer and Jill wants to prove that praying for something doesnt work.

JOE: If I pray, then I can pass my exam.

Jill assumes prayer works and so tries to see what that implies.

JILL: If prayer works, then few, if any Christians would ever have died from cancer.

Thats true if most Christians with a cancer diagnosis respond by praying not to die (from the cancer).

Jill: So, since many Christians die of cancer (every day), prayer doesnt work.

Theres a bit of slack in that argument. Maybe Christians dont all take to prayer when given a cancer diagnosis, and maybe some die without being diagnosed. A mathematician doing mathematics would be more rigorous, but Reductio arguments are often used in this rough and ready way.

Of course, you can escape the argument by exploiting a common loop hole.

Joe: Prayer definitely works, just not all the time and only if you are devout.

Enter Net Zero Australia.


Best laid plans

All over the world, research groups are producing net-zero plans of one kind or another. The latest local work came out in April 2023, from Net Zero Australia (NZAU).

NZAU is a consortium of universities and consulting companies, with most of the people being from Melbourne University.

The University of Melbourne. (IMAGE: Geoff Penaluna, Flickr)....


Animal Liberation is hosting a webinar and you're invited "IndyWatch Feed National"

Our webinars are a great place to learn about animal rights issues and the campaigns that are working to create a kinder world. You will also discover ways you can get involved, and connect with like-minded people. See below to know some of the people who will be presenting there.

During this meeting you'll hear from:

Tara Ward, co-founder and volunteer principal solicitor for the Animal Defenders Office (ADO). The ADO is a nationally accredited, volunteer-run community legal centre based in Canberra. Tara has also taught animal law at the University of New South Wales since 2008, and is an animal welfare representative on a university's animal ethics committee. Tara will be discussing some recent cases, with a focus on animal advocates.


Alex Vince, Animal Liberation's campaign manager, will be showing a snippet of On The Fence, an upcoming documentary about Australia's most misunderstood apex predator, the dingo. Alex was interviewed about 1080 poison in this documentary.


Tracey and Mick, founders of Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary, will be sharing why they started Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary, and how they break the cycle of abuse for children and animals, by nurturing empathy and compassion towards others.

When: 6:30 pm (AEST), Thursday, 13th July 2023



New views of a cough: From TB and chronic cough to hope for Parkinsons "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Michael Shiloh had been studying tuberculosis for about two decades when he started wondering about a seemingly basic question: What makes people with TB cough? This is the diseases hallmark symptom and a main mode of transmission, but despite training as an infectious disease physician and many years of probing the pathogen as a researcher, Shiloh realized that he didnt know. A quick search of the literature suggested that essentially nothing had been studied about it, at least not at the molecular level, he says.

Elucidating the role of cough in illness means first appreciating its role in health. Cough is one of these critical defensive processes that we have to clear the respiratory system, says Stuart Mazzone, a neuroscientist at the University of Melbourne. But it also contributes to disease spread, as research by Shiloh, now at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and others has described. And dysfunctional control of coughing resulting in too much coughing or not enough can cause serious health problems.

Heres a look at how and why we cough, and some of the ways that coughing can go wrong.


The Fukushima Disaster: The hidden side of the story "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Arnie Gundersen speaks of the clich that the solution to pollution is dilution, but with the radiation from Fukushima being sent into the Pacific, there will be bio-accumulationwith vegetation absorbing radiation, little fish eating that vegetation and intensifying it and bigger fish eating the smaller fish and further bio-accumulating the radioactivity. Already, tuna off California have been found with radiation traced to Fukushima. With this planned further, and yet greater dispersal, thousands of people in the Pacific basin will die from radiation, he says.

Exposing the nuclear industry and its lies.

The Fukushima Disaster, The Hidden Side of the Story, is a just-released film documentary, a powerful, moving, information-full film that is superbly made. Directed and edited by Philippe Carillo, it is among the strongest ever made on the deadly dangers of nuclear technology. 

It begins with the words in 1961 of U.S. President John F. Kennedy: Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by an accident, or miscalculation or by madness.

It then goes to the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plants in Japan after they were struck by a tsunami. Their back-up diesel generators were kicked in but  did not run for long, notes the documentary. That led to three of the six plants explodingand theres video of thisreleasing an unpreceded amount of nuclear radiation into the air.

Fukushima is the worlds largest ever industrial catastrophe, says Professor John Keane of the University of Sydney in Australia. He says there was no emergency plan and, as to the owner of Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Company, with the accident its CEO for five nights and dayslocked himself inside his office.

Meanwhile, from TEPCO, there was only good news with two Japanese government agencies also involved in the cover-upthe Nuclear Industry Safety Agency and Ministry of Economy,...


Melbournes Triple R radio on The Palestine Laboratory "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

My interview with Melbournes Triple R Radio program, The Grapevine, about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory:

The Palestine Laboratory is a new book by journalist Antony Loewenstein that documents how Israels subjugation of the Palestinian people serves as a testing ground for weapons and surveillance systems that are then exported around the world.

Built on extensive research, interviews and on-the-ground reporting, the book draws on modern events including Harvey Weinstein, 9/11 and the current crisis in Ukraine to show the consequences of a military industrial complex that facilitates the persecution of groups in many parts of the world.

Antony joined Dylan and Kulja on The Grapevine to talk through it all.

Whats happening in Palestine is not staying there the occupation is being exported The technologies and tools that Israel has developed over decades whether its spyware drones or facial recognition technology is now a massive export business to countless countries around the world.

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Fanny Lumsden "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Fanny Lumsden. Anglesea Memorial Hall. Anglesea. 7pm. $25 $40.

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Jess Hitchcock "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Jess Hitchcock. Anglesea Memorial Hall. Anglesea. 7pm. $40.

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Cable Ties "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Cable Ties. Anglesea Memorial Hall. Anglesea. 7pm. $35.

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Get your paintbrushes and pencils ready! Art competition celebrates love of books "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Caroline Wang, Donald Smith, and Ramona Watt have already entered the competition. Picture: Wollongong City Council.

PRIMARY school students are encouraged to create an original artwork inspired by this years Childrens Book Week theme: Read, Grow, Inspire.

There are 13 prizes on offer and first-place winners in each category will receive an exciting Childrens Book Week prize pack valued up to $100.

The competition will be judged by Wollongong Art Gallery and Wollongong City Libraries staff.

To participate, pick up a free entry template by visiting Helensburgh, Thirroul or Corrimal libraries. Once your artwork is ready, drop it back in to your local library before Friday August 4 2023 for a chance to win.

Wollongong City Councils manager library and community services, Jenny Thompson said Childrens Book Week is a chance to highlight the stories which are in the libraries collection.

We want to help encourage young people in our community to fall in love with reading, Ms Thompson said.

This competition is a great way to celebrate everything thats great about books. I cant wait to see the a...


Lowercase Poetry "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Gold Coin Donation

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LIVE An Exhibit by Lucinda Goodwin "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

LIVE An Exhibit by Lucinda Goodwin

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Guess What Is Keeping the US Economy Afloat "IndyWatch Feed National"

Have you ever wondered what or who really funds the activities of hegemonic America, from its domestic spending through to its foreign wars? The answer isnt immediate and it may surprise you.


DJ Wormboy Residency "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

DJ Wormboy Residency

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Come Talk Art "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Come Talk Art

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Saturday Night Vinyl DJs "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Live vinyl DJs from 8pm at Medusa.

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Saturday Night Vinyl DJs "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Live vinyl DJs from 8pm at Medusa.

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ABC National helps UDIA push to cover golf-courses with housing VIC "IndyWatch Feed National"

We predicted this would happen when the Vic government put developers in charge of and regional Victoria.  The seizure of these green public and private lands is now being normalised on public media. Affected and ordinary citizens are not being interviewed, or their community organisations, such as Planning Democracy, PPLVic, Sustainable Population Australia, only property developers, who are given an undeserved moral authority via the ABC, simply by promoting their opinion via interviews that allow them to justify overdevelopment and overpopulation without putting any of the obvious logical challenges to their false and self-interested arguments. Australians deserve more, much more from the ABC.

Max Shifman of the Urban Development Institute was interviewed on ABC Radio National 792 Brisbane today around 8.30 am about a push to develop golf courses in Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs - which would include the Mornington Peninsula. This interview used and abused the problem of Australian homelessness as an excuse to overturn hardwon community land and property rights that have to date prevented wholesale slaughter-planning. 

Shifman, without any acknowledgement of the utter irony, pointed to the 'need to house new migrants' who he suggested don't want to live in high rise appartments - contrary to the Vic Government's current 'policies' to build this stylel of dwelling (e.g. activity centres)  - but would rather detached homes. (So would most Australians, Mr Shifman - but not at the price the developer industry likes.)

The obvious rejoinder to the mention of migrants needing such developments to live in was that surely we should be limiting migration if it is causing us to disrupt communities and wildlife.  No such comment. The ABC is so apparently corrupt with regard to pleasing the developer-led agenda.

Of course, we have massive population pressure due to the political pressure groups that have been brought to bear on our polity by the property developer institutes and their financiers, who have got government to engage with a huge expanding migration program.  So, the Urban Development Institute has a history of issuing press releases to justify mass migration, yet we all have to put up with the ABC acting as if mass migration has nothing to do with such interest groups.

Every time I turn on the ABC, they are advocating more housing, more mi...


Alex Jones calls on God to blow up the earth before the Globalists do "IndyWatch Feed National"

During his show on Sunday, Infowar host and career conspiracy theories Alex Jones called on God to destroy the earth before the Globalists get a chance to. Jones said was hopeful God would answer his call for the sake of the children. We have to talk to the establishment and say you know you have []


Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating partner- its a gay man "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Above recent photograph: Two old Sydney gays. Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating with Sydney radio shock jock Alan Jones.

I dont know who Paul Keatings live-in gay partner is.

Below photograph: former Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.



Handling Trump Media Coverage: An Answer For Media Dummies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Donald TrumpThere are no 'mistakes' for the media to learn from. They can either cover Trump like everyone else, or they can give up on the news.


NATO is 'malicious poison' - former Australian PM "IndyWatch Feed National"

Paul Keating has argued that the military bloc should remain confined to Europe and the Atlantic and not try to expand into Asia. NATO has no place in Asia and should stick to its original focus, that is the security of the Transatlantic region, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has argued. The Labour politician, who served in office from 1991 to 1996, also warned against attempts to "circumscribe" China. In his statement published on Sunday, Keating appeared to refer to a recent report in Politico, which claimed French President Emmanuel Macron had blocked NATO's plans to establish a liaison office in Japan.


Mystery: Young Man Found Dead In Popular Hotel Room In Ughelli "IndyWatch Feed National"


LAGOS JULY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A 23 years old man, identified as Victor Benjamin has died in a popular hotel located along the East West Road axis in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased had lodged in room No: 414 of Wetland hotel Ughelli, on Saturday before his mysterious untimely death on Sunday.

According sources, The young man had gone to the hotel to relax and when his friends came looking for him, a receptionist told them that he has checked out of the hotel.

Not satisfied with the answer of the receptionist, they went to the room of the deceased only to find his lifeless body on the floor and they raised alarm. the anonymous source revealed.

When contacted via phone call, an investor in the hotel, Richard Kpedi Esq said, I was told a young man checked into the hotel at about 11-12 in the night and during the routine check and checkout time at about 1:pm his body was found on the floor.

When the house keeper got there he saw the man, he went and call his manager and he came, luckily for them, his relations were already coming because they said he came from Ghana.

He was rushed to the hospital in Ughelli there and when they got there, the doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.

We as a corporate organisation, we decide to inform the police and a statement under caution was taken from the management, before we talked about bail and all that.

I think the next thing now is to wait for the autopsy report and know the cause of his death

When contacted the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright said, I will find out.

However, a source from the Delta State Police Command who confirmed the incident stated that the deceased lodged in the on July 7 and at about 2:pm the next day being July 8, his corpse was found lying on the floor.

According to the security source who spoke on anonymous condition said, The Chief Security Officer, CSO, of Wetland Hotel Ughelli, Oglagha Selebibia came to incident the case about the guest and their discovery.

He was rushed to Shekinah, a private hospital where he was confirmed dead by the Doctor and his body has been deposited at the morgue awaiting the autopsy report and while further investigation is ongoing.

As at the time of this report, it was further gathered the Manager of the...


The UN holds a robot press conference about the state of AI "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The AI for Good global summit hosted by the UN tech agency invited a panel of robots and their creators to a press conference to answer questions from reporters.

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Construction insolvencies at decade highs "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Building bust

There were 519 more construction insolvencies in the June quarter, with Victoria and Queensland notably higher than the prior year comparative figure. 

Over the financial year there were 2,117 construction insolvencies, up by 75 per cent from an artificially low 1,284 last year. 

Annual construction solvencies are now at decade highs, and they haven't peaked yet. 

The heaps of pressures on builders and developers continue, despite the growing housing shortage.

The off thing is the demand for accommodation has never been higher, but it's just not profitable to build at today's prices.

Student visa applications continue to accelerate.



Antidepressants Can Cause Chemical Castration "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

From Maryanne Demasi Reports: Antidepressants can cause severe, sometimes irreversible, sexual dysfunction that persists even after discontinuing the medication. Sufferers have described it as chemical castration a type of genital mutilation caused by antidepressants, mainly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The condition is known as post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD), a condition largely unrecognised, and the true incidence of which is unknown.

David Healy, psychiatrist and founder of said, I saw my first patient with PSSD in 2000, a 35-year-old lady who told me that three months after stopping treatment, she could rub a hard-bristled brush across her genitals and feel nothing. Josef Witt-Doerring, psychiatrist and former FDA medical officer said, This condition is so devastating that it will cause serious changes to your life and to those around you.

It happened to Rosie

In 2020, during protracted Covid lockdowns in Melbourne, 23-year-old Rosie Tilli felt an increasing sense of anxiety and depression. Her psychiatrist prescribed a low dose of Lexapro (escitalopram), an SSRI to help Rosie calm down, assuring her that if she experienced side effects, theyd go away once she stopped the medication. Soon after taking the medication Rosie felt emotionally blunted, but took it as a positive sign. At first, I thought it was great because it felt like the medication was working. But then I couldnt feel my emotions, I couldnt cry, I had no sexual desire, and my genitals went numb.

After four months, Rosie decided to slowly wean herself off the medication. Some of her symptoms improved and the fog lifted, but over the next two years her libido faded to nothing. It has been two years of hell. Now, I have no sexual function. Im numb down there. I cant have an orgasm. It feels like my soul has just been vacuumed out of my body. I feel completely asexual, said Rosie. She sought help from various professionals, but none believed it could be the antidepressant because the drug had already left her system. They concluded it was all in her mind.

Rosie went to a local youth centre for help, but they ended up sectioning her under the Mental Health Act with an Involuntary Treatment Order, insisting she take antipsychotic medication. I refused to take an antipsychotic because I knew I wasnt psychotic. Instead, they forced me to take another antidepressant against my will in order to leave the facility, said Rosie. It was the most traumatic thing Ive ever been through in my life. I fel...

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Donald Trump Jr cancels speaking tour in Australia over doubt the country would grant him a visa "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Donald Trumps eldest son had to cancel a planned speaking tour in Australia just days before he was due to arrive in the country over doubts the country would grant him a visa, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Donald Trump Jr was scheduled to make appearances in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne between July 9 and []

Tuesday, 04 July


Listings remain low, but... "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Listings remain low

Property for sale remained relatively tight across each of the major capital cities, and significantly lower than a year earlier in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Listings have increased notably in Canberra and Hobart, after some stellar price performance in recent years. 

Asking prices are higher over the year in most cities, but there has been some weakness in regional markets of late, including in 'lifestyle' locations such as the Sunshine Coast (which I can attest to personally) and the Mornington Peninsula (which I can't).

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