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Saturday, 18 August


Hey all ya's. Moved from Brissy, never lived her before - looking for some work and some mates "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hey all of ya's. Just move from Brissy to the Charters because I just couldn't cop the big smoke anymore and this is where home family was. Not much more to it. I am a good worker though, got uni degrees and certs and diplomas up the wazoo but unless you know someone down the local rag or on the radio thats all useless. Also got quals in shit like tourism and cabling etc. I dunno what I can offer you specifically other than being a good cunt, but seriously anyone who's looking or knows of someone looking for some work PM me and ill give you my number

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The first unintended consequence of Malcolm Turnbull's perverse $487M grant to the small Great Barrier Reef Foundation surfaces "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Turnbull government's claim its $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation would spur private donations has been disputed by a leading coral scientist who says funding for his own venture has dried up in the wake of the cash splash.

Charlie Veron, a marine biologist dubbed "the godfather of coral" for discovering more than one-fifth the world's coral species, said US donors to his Corals of the World website dropped plans to donate $60,000 once they saw "the Australian government was going to pour a fortune" into reef projects.

"My source of funding has completely stopped," Dr Veron said.

Dr Veron said his website, a decade in the making, would be crucial for any future recovery work on the reef, such as the $100 million reef restoration and adaptation program that will now be under the foundation's stewardship.

Dr Veron said he met last week the foundation head, Anna Marsden, who said she "didn't have any money that could go" to his project despite it needing $200,000, or one-quarter of 1 per cent of the government's largesse, to survive.



ESP Test Zener Cards "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

ESP test Zener cards online. Zener cards are a set of 25 cards with five basic symbols repeated five times a circle, a star, a square...

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Journalist Shane Dowling to be sentenced to possible jail for criticizing a judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

I will be sentenced on Wednesday the 22nd of August and possibly jailed for contempt of court for saying something in court that was critical of a Supreme Court of NSW judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford. I cannot say what I said as there is a suppression order and bail conditions stopping me from doing []


Now is the time to pull out all stops preventing the removal of Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The treasonous Liberal party-room has endorsed the Labor-lite NEG. There must now be a grassroots revolt like 2009. StopTurnbullcom (@Stop_Turnbull) August 14, 2018


Reader: Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship

What is feeling products?

Nice number, Fast track service likes ID, Passport, Car plates number, fast completion service like 24 hour Passport, ID card, 1 year fast track to citizenship.

There is already that type of products/services on the market but mostly on black market/corruption & appear on very small nations.

The World heading from National to Global Earth, but you still must keep traditional practice, you must separate the bad & the good things.

You must separate the original people & the immigrant people. But by what?

From the Passport, National Identity Card!

There are two types of Nation on Earth now:

- The original where white, black, yellow like the Asia, Europe, Africa, South America.

- And the second one is the immigrant regions like: North America, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, you can count some nation as semi-immigrant like the Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom.

The first type especially in Europe are being take advantage of by the stupid group like what happening in the UK, France, Sweden, Germany, etc.

The future is global one but at least in next 30-40 years you must separate the original people versus the immigrant people by add new line in the Passport: From: Original/Immigrant.

You can check that by just the skin color, language, family lineage.

What about Immigrant Nation?

They must start allowing dual citizenships, but they must raise the standard to become citizenship like: must own a house/flat. It is so stupid to see...


[Academic Survey] Australians' Attitudes towards Migration & Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hi there! If you are an Australian citizen and 18 years or older, I would really appreciate it if you could fill out the survey linked below on attitudes towards migration and citizenship. It is for my 4th year psychology thesis, and should take approximately 10 minutes and is completely voluntary and anonymous. Thank you!

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The death of democracy in Cambodia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Cambodians thought there was some light at the end of the tunnel but it appears to be on the way out. Check out this captivating account from the daughter of the imprisoned leader of the main opposition party. Top of the list of Sydney Institute podcasts.

With a heads up on the way Australia is being used by the ruling kleptocracy and the expansion of Chinese influence in the region.


Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Australian-based Demand Film has released a new virtual currency to reward users who promote and watch movie trailers. Demand Film is officially releasing the cryptocurrency, known as Screencreds, before the company launches in Germany next Tuesday. The new digital coin is the latest example of how digital currencies and blockchain technology are making waves in Continued

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My letter to Bill Shorten about his political party's logo on Vietnam War commemorations "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Dear Mr Shorten, I applaud you on your personal effort in commemorating Australia's veterans who fought for our country and in particular those who were killed by the enemy in the Vietnam War. However, could I please make one simple request? Would you please consider reworking your commemorative artwork to...


Australian parliamentarian calls for plebiscite on immigration levels "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

An Australian parliamentarian, Senator Hansen, has called for a plebiscite on immigration levels to this country. "In the decade to 2016 the Australian population increased by 3.5 million, 60% of which was from overseas migration. Given the impact a continuing population growth of this same order will have on already over-stretched infrastructure particularly, in our major cities, a national plebiscite should be held at the time of the next general election to allow the people of Australia to express their opinion.  The plebiscite will ask Australian their views on continuing with the current high rate of migration. The Plebiscite (Future Migration Level)Bill 2018 (the Bill) would establish the legislative framework for a compulsory, in-person vote in a national plebiscite that would ask Australians, in view of the level of population increase from migration in the ten years to 2016: Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?"


Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

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Disgracebook: Work With Us or Die "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

According to witnesses who were present at the meeting a private conversation with Australian news publishers and broadcasters, Facebooks head of news partnerships told the group that if they do not work with Facebook that their businesses would die.

The comment is totally at odds with the effect that Facebook claims to have on journalism. At the meeting, the Facebook executive in question had been speaking about revitalizing journalism, and later stated that our goal at Facebook what the team works on every day with publishers and reporters around the world is to help journalism succeed and thrive, both on our platform and off.

Although Facebook has demonstrated a pattern of removing or blocking content from its website, the news last week that Alex Jones InfoWars media outlet had been removed from a number of social media platforms (including Facebook) has caused renewed interest in the topic of internet censorship. It has also highlighted the market dominance of Facebook, Google and YouTube, which collectively with the mainstream media, now control a dangerous proportion of the information consumers are accessing.

It is noteworthy that Australias competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is currently investigating whether Facebook and Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment o...


Child abuse, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical law not working "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Pope Francis I and child abuse survivor Peter Saunders when he joined papal commission in 2014

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.

Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.

In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.

Soon, the powerful cardinal George Pell will also have to stand trial in Melbourne. Recently, the Australian was the number three man in the Vatican, and he seemed untouchable.

Many Chilean clergy are accused of absuse and the covering....


PERTH Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told .

August 17, 2018 at 05:30PM .

who has not yet entered pleas to two charges of intent to do grievous bodily harm, will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court for a committal mention, .



PERTH Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA .

August 17, 2018 at 01:45PM .

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 17 August 2018. The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any .


PERTH Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA .

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He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday 18 August 2018. The passenger in the vehicle, an 18 year old .



W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


18 August 2018


Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani

~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab

~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title

~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title

~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent

~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform


In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA,  Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...



The Weekend Quiz August 18-19, 2018 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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

Question 1:

Only one of the following propositions is possible (with all balances expressed as a per cent of GDP):

  • A nation can run an external deficit and equal government surplus while the private domestic sector is saving overall.
  • A nation can run an external deficit and equal government surplus while the private domestic sector is dissaving overall.
  • A nation can run an external deficit and a larger government surplus while the private domestic sector is saving overall.
  • None of the above are possible as they all defy the sectoral balances accounting identity.

The best answer is the second option A nation can run an external deficit and equal government surplus while the private domestic sector is dis-saving overall.

This is a question about the sectoral balances the government fiscal balance, the external balance and the private domestic balance that have to always add to zero because they are derived as an accounting identity from the national accounts.

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

From the sources perspective we write:

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

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

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

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

Further, as...


Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined.

Unprecedented levels of heat have been recorded in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. According to The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) record cold May temperatures were registered in northeastern Canada and the northern Atlantic Ocean, off the southern coast of Greenland. Global temperatures for the first five months of the year were the highest on record for a La Nia year; higher temperatures, lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts.

These extreme weather patterns are the ferocious signs and sights of climate change in 2018, and, because so little is being done to tackle the causes, year on year they become more and more intense. Planet Earth is becoming a world in which the extreme becomes the expected, the disastrous the everyday.

How bad must it get?

The year began with the coldest first week of January on record for numerous cities in eastern America; freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall swept across Europe in March as the Beast From the East hit. Britain was severely affected, with up to three feet of snow in some areas and temperatures down to minus 10C.

Floods have affected East Africa killing dozens of people, tropical cyclones hit Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen and Oman, dust storms killed hundreds in India, and Pakistan had an intense heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40C. Heavy rains and 70 mph winds in Bangladesh caused landslides, deaths and injuries. California had the largest wild fires ever recorded, and down under, Australia is becoming the Land of Drought according to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

A heat wave of unprecedented temperatures scorched Europe and Japan, where 40C (104F) temperatures were recorded, 30 people died and thousands needed medical treatment for heat related conditions. A month earlier Japan had some of the worst floods in its history, more than 200 people lost their lives and almost 2 million people were evacuated; the Caribbean is bracing itself for this years hurricane season, while still recovering from last years devastation, which, the UNFCC say, was the costliest on record.

The list of extreme weather events across the word is endless; extremes that are increasingly normal as the impact of man-made climate change become more and more apparent, and yet little is being done to address the primary causes. How bad does it have to become before substantive action is taken to reverse the terrible damage we are doing t...


Knights of the Dub Table "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


With an impressive career spanning over a decade now and an epic 2017 tour across Australia in light of their Unity EP release,the Knights of the Dub Table are back for a run of shows across regional and metro Australia. New Zealand Electro Dub band Knights of the Dub Table return to Oz this September/October as a Sound System to showcase their most recent single The Journey from the EP Brotherhood.


The tour The Journey named after the single is a taste of the hard work this dubtronic band puts into mastering their craft, with it being the seventh single in a matter of 12 months. The Journey Tour will see the Knights visit Far North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney including the Wallaby Creek Festival and Caloundra Festival over a 2 week period.

Hailing from Hamilton City in New Zealand, and forming into Knights of the Dub Table in 2008 The Journey tour will be a high intensity soundsystem show featuring two of the original members Mr SamySamson (Vocals, Guitar) and Saximus (MC,Sax) and include the most recent member to the Knights, Black Jack (Vocals, Trumpet, Bass). People can expect a dynamic live show with inspiration from their homeland infused with uplifting grooves, live dubs, featured rocking guitar riffs including sassy reggae funk and an infectious sonic bassline. Top this off with soulful vocals and Hip-hop inspired MC notes and you have the sound of Knights of the Dub Table!


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APRadio latest podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Australian Patriot Radio
APRadio podcast logoHarry Palmer exposes Melbourne beaches now Islam controlled, NO PORK-NO BEER-NO BIKINIS. Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katters KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.

Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.

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Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM Back at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On Thursday 16 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was back at Rockhampton Airport, touching down from the Sunshine Coast.  It had flown down there from Rocky on Tuesday 14 August - as posted below.

VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit  (File photo)

After spending the night, VH-KXM was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for the Toowoomba-West Wellcamp Airport before it flew back to the Sunshine Coast.  It then flew North to Cairns and Vanrook Station before returning to Cairns.

And just to complete the 'deja-vu' of our BLog post below, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" was back in CQ once again this week, completing yet another medical evacuation flight out of Mackay Airport.  Early on Friday 17 August, it flew down from Townsville and then departed to Brisbane.

Finally, on Thursday 16 August, the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ was noted departing Mackay Airport for Brisbane.

Photo taken by IAD  


That'd do me for attempted murder "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A police officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape yesterday after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton before driving away at high speed. Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 18, 2018


Alex Jones warns of false flag terrorism attack to take down Infowars and Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


by Brent Melville
ALEX Jones, front man for and Prison Planet in Austin, Texas, has warned that a major false flag terrorism event may be attempted soon to discredit and destroy him and President Trump in order to push the corrupt Clinton Democrats across the line in the US mid-term elections.

Jones was taken off Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other social media early in August at the urging of major media channels such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post and New York Times.

The same media are now spreading blatantly false reports that Infowars is broadcasting illegally and that Jones is threatening violence against the media.

US independent news commentator Alex Jones has been taken off the air for exposing the corruption of the Democrats and George Soros

One CNN contributor, author Rafia Zakaria, accused Infowars of being complicit in domestic terror.

Channel after channel including the so-called comedians like Bill Maher are chiming in with the same anti-Jones/Infowars message accusing him of hate speech, lurid conspiracies, running an illegal broadcasting operation and so on.

Infowars has become one of the top five US broadcasters an audience of some 6 million people with Jones the leading agitator of US opposition to globalism for two deca...


Muslim land development scammers claim they are exempt from Australian law "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Liberal Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Bill Shorten want to allow more grubs like these into the country

You dogsI step on your cross said the Imam

from ABC

A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his groups religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.

Hawkesbury City Council has launched civil action against Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and Diaa Kara-Ali in the Land and Environment Court, alleging they carried out illegal land clearing, earthworks and built gates, fences and driveways without seeking any of the relevant development approvals at a property in Colo, in Sydneys north west.

Mustapha Kara-Ali, a former member of then Prime Minister John Howards Muslim Community Reference Group and past postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, is the Imam of religious guild Diwan Al Dawla.

A letter he wrote to a council staff member, filed in the court documents, says the members of the guild live separated from secular lifestyles to pursue a religious mode of worship and an ascetic lifestyle under an oath of self-sacrifice and dedication to the purposes of Diwan Al Dawla.

Dashcam vision of Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (right) and another man during a visit to the prope...


Could you solve Chairman Mal's million dollar ideas boom challenges?????? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Turnbull needed programs and examples for his ideas boom. The public servants were scrambled to find them. The graphics above are from just one of the programs. Of course the program has its own logo, staff, premises etc etc etc. ... and of course there's a website. You will laugh...


A Pair of RAAF British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 Jets Heard Flying Around Fraser Coast "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

During the afternoon on Monday 13 August, a pair of  Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 jet training aircraft were heard flying around the Fraser Coast region and specifically Maryborough.

A pair of Hawks depart Rockhampton Airport in 2016  (File photo)

While it appears that the Hawks were at no stage able to be photographed, after being heard in the Maryborough area, they flew South via Fraser Island and exited the area.

Both Hawks were heard to be using the radio callsign of "Bobcat".

Photo taken by Scott Harris 


STROKE!   What type of Stroke? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the medical name for a stroke. This name indicates that there has been an accident in the blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the brain. There are two types of stroke: 1: The blood vessel becomes blocked Ischemic stroke It takes years for plaque to build up and []

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MACKAY Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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MACKAY Drug Enforcement, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Drug Enforcement, Mackay

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She was remanded in custody to re-appear on September 6 in the Mackay Magistrates Court. A 24-year-old man from Mackay was arrested and

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MACKAY Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY August 18, 2018 at 05:52AM ,

Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business

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Lirije Citaku, 37, spent around $120,000 through what the Mackay Magistrates Court was told was her gambling addiction, pouring her hard earned

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MACKAY Mackay police officer faces court "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Mackay police officer faces court

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A MACKAY police officer accused of accessing the police computer system data to provide information to others faced Mackay Magistrates Court

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MACKAY Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY August 15, 2018 at 08:07AM ,

Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session

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Luigi Berardi, of West Mackay, pleaded guilty to drink driving in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard he was driving home last month

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Peace for our time ? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Amid the recent upsurge of leadership speculation, this time affecting the government, a crucial observation on the so-called National Energy Guarantee seems to have been missed.

This half-baked compromise, if it works at all, wont resolve anything. Theres no target for emissions reductions, which might help get legislation through Parliament, but leaves the most important single issue for later. The already messy pricing system is to be complicated further by unspecified policies to reduce prices directly. And the denialists are still pushing for a publicly funded coal-fired power station.

Supposing this chimera somehow struggles into existence, it will last as long as the political stars with which it is aligned. If Turnbull loses to the right of his own party, the whole thing will be dumped in favor of policies driven by culture war concerns rather than economics, let alone climate. If Labor wins, they will need to dump this mess and start again, effectively from scratch.

I have in my mind a picture of Turnbull, descending the steps of a plane and waving a peace of paper while he announces Peace for our Time. I guess that cant literally happen since the relevant meetings will all take place in Canberra and tarmac photo-ops are confined to state visits these days. But I doubt that Turnbulls deal will last as long as Chamberlains did.


Europe Is Burning Will the Fire Reach You? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In October last year, I decided to leave Australia for Europe. Australia may be the sunburnt country. But Europe is downright burning.

And over the next year, the reckoning will fall due.

I want to be there when it happens.

The question for Australians is whether we can safely ignore Europes woes once more. 2008 and 2012 didnt have a big impact on our economy. Just the stock market.

Our currency usually does most of the heavy lifting when a global financial crisis strikes. It protects us from a recession by tumbling. Just as the pound protected Britain after the Brexit referendum.

In fact, its the inability of countries inside the Eurozone to use the same safety valve thats making the euro so unpopular and destructive. They cant devalue when they get into trouble.

Lets look into some of whats going wrong in Europe. And then how it could reach you.

The EU predicts a Brexit bonanza (for Britain)

The latest news on Brexit might be the most important yet. The UK Telegraph claims to have seen a slide presentation given to EU officials. The EU claims it might have been stolen by British spies!

The presentation says that a soft Brexit would rob the EU of 89% of GDP over the next 15 years. Why? Because Britain would become an economic powerhouse that undercuts Europe and gains a competitive advantage!

In other words, the EU is terrified Brexit will be a roaring success. It even expects just that.

Meanwhile, Remain campaigners in Britain have been fighting for a second referendum on the basis that Brexit will be too destructive to the economy.

The EU just pulled that rug out from underneath them.

The slides expose the EUs true nature. It retards economic growth. It is anti-trade. And Brexit negotiations are motivated by holding Britain back, not by mutual gain.

The real threat to Europe is that others might realise this. And vote to leave.

Theyre not far off.

Euroscepticism goes mainstream

Widespread and coordinated riots in Sweden have pushed the Eurosceptic party there ahead in polls according to Bloomberg. The election is in early September.

In Spain, the new left-wing government is trying to buck the anti-immigration trend. Its accepting more refugees and migrants than before. But local governments are complaining about the burden this puts on them.

Within hours of the Genoa bridge collapse, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini was already blaming Brussels. The way he sees it, the EU budget constr...


Grey Matter "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Is your brain getting in the way of the body you want?  What is the most important factor in health? Exercise? Diet? Sleep? Recovery? How about mindset? Have you ever tried to do a workout when youve just had an argument with your significant other, or your boss has just shouted at you for the []

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The mountain of debt Malcolm Turnbull will leave us "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Turnbull has far surpassed Rudd and Gillard in wasting money. Federal Government debt stands at $531,743,000,000.00. That's $531 billion - more than half a trillion bucks. When Turnbull took over debt was $383BN. He's borrowed an extra $150BN since then. And he's stopped caring about reducing it. On Wednesday next...


Hawker vote on nuclear dump siting delayed, after Bangarla peoples court win "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Second nuclear vote delayed in SA Kathryn Bermingham, Australian Associated Press August 17, 2018

Another resident vote about a nuclear waste facility has been stalled in South Australia, after an indigenous group argued a similar poll was discriminatory.

A vote on whether the facility should be built near the rural town of Hawker has been delayed, after the Barngarla people were on Thursday granted a Supreme Court injunction to delay a vote on whether it should be built near Kimba.

Flinders Ranges Mayor Peter Slattery said the decision was made because the Kimba matter, due to be heard before the full court next week, may have consequences for the Hawker vote.

He said the decision to delay the Hawker vote was jointly made by the council and the federal government.

Two sites near Kimba, on the Eyre Peninsula, and one near Hawker, in the Flinders Ranges, have been short-listed as potential locations for a low-level radioactive waste storage facility.

The traditional owners of the Hawker site are the Adnyamathanha people, while the Barngarla are the traditional owners...


Malcolm Turnbull caves in to climate denialists again "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Malcolm Turnbull dumps plan to legislate Paris emissions targets, ABC News, By political editor Andrew Probyn and Melissa Clarke , 17 Aug 18 


Drought, wind and heat: Bushfire season is starting earlier and lasting longer "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

ABC News, The Conversation By Owen Price 17 Aug 18 


The glass very full "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On HODL...

A double-shot Friday, with speeches from both Reserve Bank Governor Lowe and Assistant Governor Luci Ellis. 

Lowe's speech effectively confirmed that the inflation target is asymmetric.

Although 'committed' to the 2 to 3 per cent inflation target, the next move in interest rates will be up, even though inflation is yet again set to fall below the target.

Whether you agree or otherwise, at least that's clear: the cash rate is going to be set at 1.5 per cent for a long time!

Probably a very long time.

Lowe also delivered an interesting interpretation of housing credit dynamics, noting that the slowing of the housing market had reduced demand for credit by investors (citing low mortgage rates as evidence that the reduced supply of credit has not been the main story). 

The plural of anecdote is not data, but that's not quite the feedback we've been getting from mortgage brokers. 

Semantics, maybe, given the reflexive nature of such things.

On lags

Luci Ellis also presented an interesting speech on lags, showing how the unemployment rate has been improving, if not very much for the long term unemployed.

No arguments there, although building permits are now falling away outside Melbourne (and Hobart), while money growth is now at the lowest level in more than a quarter of a century. 

If that persists, then eventually the economy will start to slow too...those pesky....


The link between climate change and wildfires "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

we can say it is highly likely that they would not have had such extreme impacts without global warming. Indeed, all weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.

Climate change and wildfires how do we know if there is a link?   Kevin Trenberth Distinguished Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, August 10, 2018 

Once again, the summer of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires.

These burn forests, houses and other structures, displace thousands of people and animals, and cause major disruptions in peoples lives. The huge burden of simply...


BlackBerry another dodgy corporation defrauding customers and shareholders "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

When you mention the BlackBerry brand name to people apart from a common response of "are they still around?", it could conjure up thoughts of secure communications of yesteryear.

After all the POTUS (President Of The United States), Barack Obama had one, so it's got to be secure right?

EVEN in the colony called Australia, MPs were issued BlackBerrys where the phones were work-centric with security policies in action.

This had the unfortunate effect of hindering the politicians from playing games and social media distractions during business hours of course, where Apple and Google based operating system phones were installed in order to support the 'needs' of the politicians, to the dismay of the IT support crowd who actually knew a thing or two about security.

Once upon a time RIM (Research In Motion) founded by a Greek engineer Michael Lazaridis,  later becoming BlackBerry was king of the mobile telecommunications world due to new technology enabling email to its mobile devices via proprietary communications which were even operational during a mobile network blackout which proved invaluable to its users during certain scenarios. 

Let's just forget the 4 day global BlackBerry outage where RIM lost $54 million, oops!



Abrupt thaw of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

August 16, 2018
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new study. Unlike shallow, gradual thawing of terrestrial permafrost, the abrupt thaw beneath thermokarst lakes is irreversible this century. Even climate models that project only moderate warming this century will have to factor in their emissions, according to the researchers.


August 17 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

World: EU backs Norway and Germany power link A power grid link between Norway and Germany is being backed by the European Investment Bank. It signed a 100-million financing agreement with TenneT, one of Europes major electricity transmission system operators. The the 624-km, 1.4-GW interconnector will go under the North Sea. [Energy Reporters]  []

via August 17 Energy News geoharvey


Californias Wildfires and Nuclear Radiation A Personal Story Fukushima 311 Watchdogs "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

August 7, 2018 When I purchased a commonly available radiation detector right after the Fukushima disaster in 2011 I never would have dreamed how it would impact the way I saw the world. Since then I would periodically test the level of radioactivity around my home here in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Nothing []

via Californias Wildfires and Nuclear Radiation A Personal Story Fukushima 311 Watchdogs


ARENA, Finkel lead push for massive renewable hydrogen exports RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Australia has huge potential for renewable hydrogen exports, possibly requiring enough new solar and wind capacity equivalent to the existing grid by 2040. The post ARENA, Finkel lead push for massive renewable hydrogen exports appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via ARENA, Finkel lead push for massive renewable hydrogen exports RenewEconomy


Sapphire renewable energy hub wins approval solar and storage to come RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

CWP Renewables wins planning approval to add 200MW solar plus battery storage to existing 270MW wind farm at Sapphire in northern NSW. The post Sapphire renewable energy hub wins approval solar and storage to come appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Sapphire renewable energy hub wins approval solar and storage to come RenewEconomy

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How's that Ideas Boom panning out Mr Chairman? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

EXHIBIT ONE Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018 EXHIBIT TWO


Earliest known original colour film of London - taken in 1924 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Beautiful, evocative and moving: This is the earliest known original colour film of London, taken in 1924 - only 5 years after Armistice. BabelColour (@StuartHumphryes) August 16, 2018


Reverse Alchemy ... STT turns forest gold into more chips and debt "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Even after the 2017 fire sale of the states hardwood plantations, it is without doubt that STT will incur a net debt again over the past financial year. Regardless of what the balance sheet reveals in October, native forest logging in Tasmanian will continue to be a retrograde step both economically and ecologically. So what is the future for this out-dated industry ... ?


1) 49 West Papuan students released after police questioning "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

2) Police in Ternate violently break up protest commemorating New York Agreement

1) 49 West Papuan students released after police questioning
2:48 pm on 17 August 2018 

All 49 West Papuan university students taken in for police questioning in the Indonesian city of Surabaya have been released, according to a legal aid group.



Brian Houston head pastor of Hillsong Global Church should be charged with pedophile protection crimes "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


Please listen to Johnny Cash singing Gods gonna cut you down.


Brian: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston Head Pastor of Hillsong mega-church: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes recommended by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.



Reviewed! Eroding the Edges of Nature "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Book review by Geoff Holloway: Eroding the Edges of Nature by Kevin Kiernan. Fullers Publishing, Hobart.  ISBN 978-0-6482180-2-9 But tourism can be a double-edged sword. The quest for money that might be earned from tourism has the same potential to result in excess and over-reach as can occur in any other form of commercial enterprise. Its environmental consequences can be severe. An old axiom cautions that tourism is like fire, because while it can cook your food and keep you warm if managed properly, if poorly attended it can also burn down your house. The key determinants of whether good or bad is delivered by tourism are the degree to which the natural, cultural and social values present are recognised an observation that we can only hope all levels of government might heed  


MyHealth: everybody should be in "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

THE furore in the past fortnight over whether MyHealth should be opt-in or opt-out misses the point. Once the security concerns are fixed, there should be no opt at all. Everyone who uses Medicare or the PBS should be in MyHealth whether they like it or not.

Australia seems to be increasingly infected with the US contagion of an instinctive distrust of government so strong that people believe everything government does is bad and that no government would be better than any government.

It is a very destructive position.

Data, kept by government or in the private sector, is more often a friend than a foe.

Yes, it can be misused. But the answer is not to block its collection and distribution, but to make sure its collection and dissemination are secure.

The advantage of MyHealth most often cited is that it provides accurate details about individual patients to health providers thus preventing, for example, the administration of drugs to which the patient is allergic, or administering incompatible drugs or other treatment that might clash with the patients past treatment.

But the value of MyHealth could be much greater. With modern computing power the data could reveal astonishingly useful stuff things like cancer clusters, the effectiveness of drugs, and geographic prevalence of disease. Even drug incompatibilities or bad side effects could be detected well before case-by-case events bleep on the radar.

Stripped of individual identification the raw data of every interaction between people and the health system would reveal correlations, possible causations, trends, and lines of further inquiry that could lead to better treatments and avoidance of bad ones.

However, if people are allowed to opt out or fail to opt in, the database would become biased. In particular, socially disconnected and disadvantaged people are unlikely to opt in, and careful, fretful people would opt out. The remaining database would then not be reflective of the whole population.

If anything MyHealth is not comprehensive enough. A lot of the record relies on the patient manually inputting events and treatments.

It should be more automated. Virtually every health transaction goes into a computer somewhere, so it should not be too difficult to have them all automatically transmitted to each patients MyHealth account.

The Australian Taxation Office does it using the same MyGov portal as MyHealth.

The ATO automatically gathers wage and salary information, interest payments from financ...


Did you know ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

How many people know that in mid-summer the very first light of each new day that touches the continental land mass of Australia, does so on the pinnacle of Mount Wellington? The deeply spiritual significance of this is without compare. Do we want that light to illuminate a place that should be sacred to all Australians, or would we rather it lit up a crass commercial project, devised primarily to loot the wallets of visiting tourists ?


Priests using childrens faith to abuse them "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Victim of priest abuse: Church teaches morality but has none

15 August 2018

Shaun Dougherty talks to CNNs New Day about being sexually abused by a parish priest who was also a teacher at his school, saying the church has a morality problem.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, August 17, 2018

Predator priests abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

PREDATOR priests weaponised victims faith to groom, abuse and rape more than a thousand children over decades in the US state of Pennsylvania, a grand jury investigation has found.

An 884-page report detailed horrors including a priest who tied up a victim with rope in the praying position and then sexually assaulted him with a seven-inch crucifix.

At one rectory, four priests made a boy strip and pose as Jesus on the cross while they took photos. Altar boys were told to serve naked beneath their cassocks as God did not want any man-made clothes during Mass, while a seven-year-old gang-rape victim who went to a priest for help was...


An Australian schoolboy hacked into Apple Servers and stole 90GB of secure files "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

According to Australian media, a teen hacker broke into Apple mainframe and downloaded 90GB of secure files. He dreams to work for the Tech Giant.

I believe it is time for Apple to hire an Australian 16-year old schoolboy who hacked its computer systems. Yes, it is not a joke, according to Australian media the teen hacker broke into Apple mainframe and downloaded 90GB of secure files.

It is embarrassing, the young hacker targeted Apple system from his home in Melbourne.

Downloaded data included extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as access multiple user accounts, Apple declared that no customer data was exposed.

When the authorities identified the young hacker, he explained that he attempted to hack Apple because he is a fan of the company and dreamed of working for it.

According to the Childrens Court of Victoria, the schoolboy hacked the companys servers numerous times in more than a year, only when Apple finally discovered the intrusion, the company contacted the FBI.

Feds with the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) blocking the hacker and identified him.

The Apple security team discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement.

[We wanted] to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised added Apple.

Apple hacked

The police raided the home of the schoolboy last year and found evidence of the hack, the agents found hacking files and instructions saved in a folder called hacky hack hack. The police also seized a mobile phone and hard drive.

Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems, a prosecutor was quoted as saying by Australian media The Age. A mobile phone and hard driv...


16-year-old hacks Apple and steal 90GB of secure files "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Australian teenager hacks into Apples secure network and steals 90GB of data

An Australian teenager is facing criminal charges for repeatedly breaking into Apples computer system after the company contacted the FBI, reports The Age. The teenager who began hacking at the age of 16, reportedly hacked into Apples private servers and stole over 90GB of sensitive corporate information on multiple occasions over a year.

The teen, who cannot be publicly named, was well known in the international hacking community. He pled guilty in Australian Childrens Court on Thursday, with sentencing set for next month. The teenagers lawyer said in court that the boy was a big fan of Apple who dreamed of working for the company.

Hacky hack hack

During a raid on his family home in Melbourne, the authorities found downloaded files saved in a folder called Hacky hack hack. They also seized two Apple laptops, along with a mobile phone and hard drive. According to the prosecution, the two Apple laptops that were seized and their serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems.

Modus operandi of the teenager

Apparently, the boy downloaded tens of gigabytes of secure files and accessed authorized keys that granted login access to users. He then managed to use security keys that worked flawlessly to access Apples information. He also allegedly had a look at customer accounts. The teenager used a virtual private network (VPN) to disguise his location.

Apple last year alerted the FBI, when it detected the unauthorized access and blocked the source of the intrusions, who launched the investigation. FBI, then coordinated the case with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), after the source of the intrusions was traced to Australia.

It is unclear if any of the acquired data was forwarded to third parties. However, it is understood that the teen hacker used WhatsApp to communicate his intrusion to others. Also, there is no clarity on the extent of the breach, or what type of accounts or other information were accessed, and if the breach was only limited to Australia or was it worldwide.

Apple has not yet commented on the case.

The post 16-year-old hacks Apple and steal 90GB of secure files appeared first on TechWorm.


Why I Believe This Situation With My Dogs Is a Set Up "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This was the anonymous complaint made against my dogs:

Yet the Sherriffs dept told me they had never recieved even ONE complaint about my dogs. EVER.

I dont leave my windows open when I am not here due to the break ins I have had. And I dont let them obsessively bark when I AM here. And this complaint was obviously done in August- and since I have had my air conditioner running all summer- logic would dictate that my windows arent open.

I am NOT saying my dogs dont bark. They are dogs and dogs bark- but since my neighbors have all said they rarely hear them- and I live on a dead end street DIRECTLY beside the highway- this anonymous complaint is a lie.

My dogs are NEVER outside without me as someone has tried to poison them twice. The first time was directly preceeded from an email from Doug Mesner who claimed he could do to my dogs whatever he wanted. The Sheriff HAS that email.

And I wont let them bark outside as I usher them in immediately if they do, as they are never outside without me.

In Earling dogs run all over town freely. Mine never have- as I had a 5 ft chain link fence built the day after I moved here.

And as far as problems with other dogs in town- one of the city councils dog bit his neighbors dog, which required stitches.

And the next door neighbor to the city manager- their dog has bit TWO PEOPLE.

Did they loose their dogs? NO- they didnt.

Mine are incredibly loving and gentle- as my neighbors said in their letters. And quiet and well maintained.

And this city attorney- who the Des Moines Register had QUITE the write up about in their watch dog report- has never met me NOR my dogs. But the city manager has- DOZENS of times. She knows EXACTLY what they are like- and what I am like with them.

There is a nefarious reason behind all of this. The secrecy surrounding it- not letting me speak at the city council (although the entire town knows all about it- probably because many read my blog and the whole town ta...


Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Tralee Snape (above) believes her non-Hodgkins lymphoma was caused by the chemical glyphosate. (ABC Rural: Josh Becker) When a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289.2 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, currently dying of non-Hodgkins lymphoma due to his use of Roundup, it worried some Australian farmers but relieved others. Because a growing number of them want a []

The post Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers appeared first on Health Nut News.


#TimeToBackHome Flash-mob: Syria is Waiting for Its Citizens to Come Back "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Recently, Syrian activists have launched an incredible campaign, called #TimeToBackHome. Users, among them popular bloggers, local politicians, analysts, and experts, are posting the image tagged #TimeToBackHome on their social media accounts. Those first who supported #TimeToBackHome flash-mob were an independent Australian political economist and writer, internationalist and academic, member of Hands Off Syria, Tim Anderson, []


Age Of Debauchery "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Well, there's something quite embarrassing for Apple fans. Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school student proved that nothing is impossible. The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Apple servers and downloaded some 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as


Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview With Justice Advocate Renee Eaves "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Fitzgerald Inquiry into Queensland police corruption was sparked by media reports linking police officers to illegal activities. Tabling its report in 1989, the inquirys findings led to an overhaul of policing practices and the prosecution a former police commissioner and four ministers. Key recommendations made by the inquiry were that an independent oversight body

The post Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview With Justice Advocate Renee Eaves appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.


Apple hacked by 16-year-old who dreamed of working for firm "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Apple hacked by 16-year-old who

An Australian teenager has admitted hacking into Apples internal network and stealing 90 GB worth of files. The 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to breaking into Apples systems on multiple occasions over the course of a year, from his parents home in Melbournes suburbs.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


Bellingen History | Bellingen Chamber of Commerce "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The first land selectors did not arrive on the river until 1863 and because of navigational restrictions Fernmount became the principal village. However, Boat Harbour as Bellingen was first known, was selected as the site of the first court house and lockup, and shortly after the village site was proclaimed as Bellingen in October 1870.

Source: Bellingen History | Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

13:16 Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Chinese ecommerce giant has launched a blockable maintenance platform alongside its first application one which digitally monitors corporate bills for among the biggest publicly traded insurers in China. Based on a release on Friday, said the application moves bill information for Pacific Insurance on a dispersed network at every step of the issuance cycle, automating the process and making it visible to all participants. Invoices, or even commonly referred to like Fapiao in China, play an essential part among businesses in the nation both as a benchmark for book keeping and for taxation purposes. The target of the application, as clarified by the ecommerce giant, would be to increase issuance efficiency and also to streamline the accounting process by maintaining the bill data updated on a dispersed ledger.

The application comes as the primary use case for JD.coms Blockchain Open Platform that was also declared today. The blockchain-as-a service merchandise rolled out months after the company announced its plan for the project in Apr was designed to help companies wishing to develop their very own blockchain applications, including those for monitoring supply chain info, charity donations, certification authentication and property assessment. has announced several blockchain trial applications within its own company divisions. In Mar, the company partnered with an Australian beef producer to track the distribution chain info import beef on its platform utilizing blockchain technology.

CoinDesk reported in June the JDs financial services arm planned to issue its asset backed securities on a blockchain in partnership with a local bank and a brokerage firm. image via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

strict set of editorial policies


Silver stackers "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Silver lining

One for the contrarians and bottom pickers.

The silver price has now fallen for a 10th consecutive week.

That's the precious metal's worst ever run.

Not much joy to be seen here over 10 years.


Weekend reads - must see articles of the week "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Weekend reads

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Clerical child abuse in Pennsylvania, USA "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This 15 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Bombshell Report Exposes Catholic Priest Pedophile Ring

Will these victims ever receive justice? Ana Kasparian and Brett Erlich hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Pennsylvania grand jury report spanning over 1,300 pages was released on Tuesday, detailing various sexual abuses that occurred in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including one instance in which a priest received a letter of reference for a job at Walt Disney World after he quit following abuse claims.

The report included abuse charges against Father Edward George Ganster, who began his career with the church in 1971 as an assistant pastor at the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 2002, a victim who was then age 37 contacted the diocese and said that when he was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Joseph in Frackville, Pennsylvania, Ganster fondled and groped him. On one occasion, Ganster dragged the boy across a living room floor, pulling him by the underwear. Ganster also beat the victim repeatedly, once using a metal cross, the report states. The abuse at the hands of Ganster lasted for over one-and-a-half years and all happened in St. Josephs Rectory.

Read more here.

This 16 August 201...


The Bridge from Milson's Point "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Blue sky after another afternoon on Milsons Pt station platform. Everyone who came along was really friendly, like Andy who took a photo of me and the painting and his son Jordan. Even the security guard on the cycletrack on the bridge asked for a look as I was leaving


A painting I started today at Milson's Pt station and hopefully can return without controversy to complete. The attendant saw me get off the train with my canvas and all she said was to stay within the yellow lines as I headed to the end of the platform to set up where I'm out of the way, and the view is spectacular.

Luckily I'd managed to get a composition going an hour or so later when some kind of railways authority/security figure showed up and seemed
annoyed I was painting without being moved on.After a bit a lady came down(I think she'd been asked to), the current attendant, saying she was worried I'd make a mess(I hadn't/didn't), or get in way, or drivers might think I was about to commit suicide by...


Threatened-Listed Species And The Proposed Cable Car "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The debate about the proposed cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington has already been a dismal spectacle of false claims and questionable standards on both sides.  On this site I have already dealt with claims that concern polling or other poll-shaped objects that claim to mention public opinion (see the rolling Polling on the Mt Wellington Cable Car Proposal article and the earlier Public Opinion and the Mt Wellington Cable Car.) 

Now it is time for me to post a new article covering the already suspect claims in the area of threatened species impacts, in the hope of deterring any more threatened species nonsense and encouraging everybody involved to actually do some research.  While this is mainly a psephology site, most of my professional income comes from working on invertebrates of the non-political kind, and I am Tasmania's only living expert on native land snails.  I also have a keen amateur interest in native orchids, and have worked on or surveyed for a range of threatened species of various kinds.

The catalyst for the current burst of threatened species claims is a proposal by the cable car proponent, the Mt Wellington Cableway Co, to have its proposed cable car depart from a site on Main Fire Trail.  This proposal includes a new road from McRobies Gully (see route maps here and here) in an area of bushland that includes extensive areas of a state-listed threatened vegetation community (Eucalyptus tenuiramis on sediments.)

While permission might in theory be given to destroy a threatened vegetation type through this area, the status of this forest means the chance of the proposed road gaining "social licence" from the residents of nearby suburbs is zero, and would be low even without a cable car at the end.  That an impression was originally given that the road would run along an existing firetrail, only to turn out that it would mostly require fresh clearing, hasn't helped.  The proposed road has run into further opposition from the Hobart City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee, which has not only not supported the proponent's request to conduct a flora and fauna survey, but has also recommended that the Council refuse to allow any use of its land on the foothills of the mountain for the project at all.  However a future Council could overthrow that decision, making the whole issue a magnet for political shenanigans on both sides in the leadup to the October council elections.

Not content with all that, some o...


Tropical Fruits Announces Lineup For 30th Anniversary New Years Eve Festival "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits have unveiled the lineup for their special 30th anniversary New Years Eve festival this December. The festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the Rainbow Region on the land of the Bundjalung people. Tropical Fruits chair ...

The post Tropical Fruits Announces Lineup For 30th Anniversary New Years Eve Festival appeared first on QNews Magazine.


This week in nuclear news Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Abrupt thaw of permafrost beneath Arctic lakes is irreversible could accelerate climate change. Climate change is starting to pack an economic punch.

Nothing dramatically new in the nuclear news. Nuclear waste problems are still intractable around the world, while governments continue to promote new nuclear in what looks like a sad act of religious faith.


Julian Assange may have to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, due to his poor health. BBC wants to place cameras in apartments opposite Julian Assanges refuge at Ecuadorian embassy. Julian Assange should be assured of immunity before taking risk of testifying to U.S. Senate.

CLIMATE.  Climate change is increasing Australias heat and drought.   At least 75 bushfires raging across New South Wales and Queensland. But hey!...


Sustainable House open day Sept 16 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Got a sustainable home you would like to show visitors so they can learn from your experiences?

Eco-home owners are being sought for Sustainable House open day, to be held Sunday September 16 across the northern rivers.

Co-ordinator Andia Cally says, We are proud to provide ongoing support to an event that inspires and educates local residents and has a tangible impact in helping them see firsthand how they can make their homes more sustainable, fit for climate, comfortable to live in and cheaper to run.

Sustainable House Day is a national event that has been running for more than a decade and has seen the majority of visitors taking steps to live more sustainably as a result of their experience.

To get involved visit

The post Sustainable House open day Sept 16 appeared first on Echonetdaily.


The Weekend Quiz August 18-19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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

1. Only one of the following propositions is possible (with all balances expressed as a per cent of GDP):

2. The more funds that commercial banks have on account with the central bank the more they can lend out to customers.



Woman rescued from cliff at Cape Byron "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A woman, believed to have been on a walking track at Cape Byron, became trapped about 10m from the top on Cape Byrons southern end above Tallows Beach this afternoon. She was hanging onto a rock ledge that was estimated to be around 45m above the water. Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association attended the incident.

Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association set up a up a roping line with one of a the members abseiling down to the female secured her was the was able to be pulled to the to of the cliff. The Westpac helicopter was able to carry out top cover until the rescue was completed,  said Barry Walton Community Liaison & Media Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The patient believed to have minimal injuries and was checked out by paramedics.

The post Woman rescued from cliff at Cape Byron appeared first on Echonetdaily.


Rough roads and BasicsCards "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

All we knew about this new job on the remote cattle station we were heading to was that there was a general store, a few living quarters (for staff and stockmen), and two Indigenous communities just ten kilometres away. My friends comment was nave, possibly Surely they wont be racist, she said cheerfully, not if theyre all living together so closely.


Barngarla Aboriginal people win injunction to halt nuclear waste dump vote "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

South Australian Aboriginal group wins injunction to halt nuclear ballot, By Claire Campbell  


Several federally-owned land parcels, including Woomera could be assessed as nuclear dump site "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the Industry Department last year identified several federally-owned land parcels which met the suitability criteria to be assessed as possible waste dump sites
Supreme Court orders temporary halt on vote to build nuclear waste facility near Kimba
Peter Jean, The Advertiser August 16, 2018
A COMMUNITY vote on whether a radioactive waste storage centre should be built near Kimba has been stalled by a Supreme Court injunction.

The court action comes as The Advertiser can reveal the Turnbull Government looked at federally-owned land parcels as possible alternatives to the three South Australian sites short-listed for a national radioactive waste management facility.

Residents in the Kimba and Hawker districts had been due to begin voting next week in ballots to determine whether they would be willing to accept a low-level radioactive waste dump.

But the Barngarla indigenous people argued the Kimba ballot was discriminatory because native-title holders who lived outside the municipal boundaries would be denied voting rights. An injunction was granted ahead of a hearing before the full court next week.

Two sites near Kimba and one near Hawker have been short-listed for...


Resources Minister Matt Canavan is deceptive in his statements about Low Level nuclear waste "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Greg Bannon, Quorn 16/08/2108

Senator Canavan introduces the concept of nuclear energy into the debate on radioactive waste storage, (The Advertiser, 15/08/2018) but refers only to low level waste.

He does not mention the long-lived intermediate level waste. In April, he announced that this would also be stored at the facility. His Department admits there are no plans for its disposal at this stage, only moving it from current temporary storage, to park it temporarily near Hawker or Kimba for several decades.

People in both communities, including the Traditional Owners have said No.

Nuclear power generation is another matter entirely. The Scarce Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle rejected nuclear power generation two years ago. The Citizens Jury even rejected the Commissions recommendation to investigate storing nuclear waste in South Australia. The Senators Department vehemently denied any connection between their waste facility and the Scarce Commissions investigation. The Senators reference to nuclear energy seems strange timing.


Nuclear stooge Senator Matt Canavan deplores delay in decision on nuclear waste dump "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Note the Advertiser makes the mistake of saying its only for low level waste. 

Federal Industry Minister Matt Canavan says Australia cant have a serious debate about nuclear energy until a radioactive waste dump is built, Peter Jean, Senior Federal Political Reporter, The Advertiser, August 15, 2018   

AUSTRALIA cant have a mature debate about nuclear energy until a permanent home is built for low-level radioactive waste, federal Industry Minister Matt Canavan has declared.

Senator Canavan made the comments after lawyers for the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation launched legal action to try to prevent a community vote on radioactive waste going ahead in the Kimba district next week.

Kimba and Hawker district residents are scheduled to vote on whether theyd be willing to accept a low-level radioactive waste facility in their local areas.

A hearing on the Barngarla application to stop the Kimba vote will be heard in the Supreme Court today.

The Barngarla group argues that members who are native title holders in the Kimba District but dont live there should be permitted to vote on the waste dump proposal.

Senator Canavan sa...


Inadequate report from Senate Committee on selection process for nuclear waste dump "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


We must not allow the federal Government to go ahead with this ill-advised nuclear waste dump plan for South Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

South Australians reject proposed nuclear waste dump, Pascal Cannarozzo, August 16, 2018  Issue 1192

A nuclear waste facility site is on the cards for South Australia. The federal government has whittled down its list of potential sites to two communities: Hawker in the Flinders Ranges, and Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula.

But local populations, and the people of South Australia in general, have come out strongly against what they see as a natural disaster coming their way.

Local Indi...


Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG files defamation proceedings against Fairfax "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Good on you Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG for taking the fight up to the enemy again. Here are the Federal Court files for the various actions Ben's launched against various Fairfax companies. It can't be cheap - I hope he wins a motza. Name File Number File Title Application Filing...


Donald Trump now plans to turn space into a nuclear war zone "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Turning Space Into a War Zone  

The Trump administration is pushing hard on its scheme to create a Space Force.  Last week Vice President Pence, chairman of a newly reconstituted National Space Council, in a speech at the Pentagon declared: The time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield.

Pence claimedfalsely: Our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already and the United States will not shrink from the challenge.

Trump, who in June announced he was directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, following Pences address Thursday promptly tweeted: Space Force all the way!

At the same time, signaling that the Space Force drive will be used politically, the Trump campaign organization sent out an email asking supporters to choose between six Space Force logos that were depicted. President Trump wants a Space Forcea groundbreaking endeavor for the future of America and the final frontier, wrote Brad Parscale, campaign manager of Donald J. Trump for President, 2020. To celebrate P...


Nuclear waste clean-up workers at Fukushima are being exploited "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Fukushima: UN says cleanup workers in danger of exploitation  UN human rights experts have said the workers, most of them migrants, risked exposure to radiation and coercion. They have called on Japan to protect the workers cleaning up the damaged nuclear power station.

Tens of thousands of cleanup workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station risk exploitation, UN human rights experts said in a statement on Thursday.

The three experts, who report to the UN Human Rights Council, warned that exposure to radiation remained a major risk for workers handling the cleanup of the plant.

Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum-seekers and people who are homeless, said the three: Baskut Tuncak, an expert on hazardous substances, Dainius Puras, an expert on health, and Urmila Bhoola, an expert on contemporary slavery.

We are deeply concerned about possible exploitation. The workers risk exposure to unhealthy levels of radiation not only because they work in places with high radiation but also because they work for longer hours than they should, Tuncak told DW after the statement was released.

They are not sufficiently trained, which exposes them to serious health risks. Also, most of them are economically vulnerable, who may not turn down the job despite hazardous working conditions, he said.



Tweed hospital site selection triggers questions in federal parliament "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Local federal MP Justine Elliot has put questions in writing in the federal parliament to the minister for agriculture concerning the NSW state governments decision to build a new hospital on the protected Cudgen farmlands at Kingscliff.

After the Cudgen site was announced as the site for the new Tweed Valley Hospital in June 2017 significant community backlash lead to health infrastructure revisiting the selection criteria and extending time for consideration of alternative sites

As State Significant farmland the Cudgen Plateau is considered one of the most productive food bowls in northern NSW.

Ms Elliot has asked the minister (a) is he aware that the NSW government does not appear to be considering the concerns of local farmers and the community regarding the suitability of this site, (b) what action will he take to protect the site from rezoning for the proposed development (or any other development), (c) does the Australian government support this plan, (d) does any Commonwealth legislation exist to protect this land from development, (e) is he aware that the NSW government has rejected a planned, approved and shovel ready site for the hospital at Kings Forest in favour of the proposed Cudgen site, and (f) is he aware that the NSW Member for the electoral district of Tweed has been widely criticised for supporting the proposal to use Cudgen as the site for the hospital.

Political football

While Labor have thrown themselves behind the Kings Forest site this site does not come without issues including impacts on koala populations, flood levels that will require a significant amount of fill to bring the entire site above flood level and lack of local infrastructure.

Alternatively the Greens have been calling on the redevelopment of the current Tweed hospital site. This site also has constraints around site expansion and flood levels.

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Concerns in Michigan about dangers of transporting nuclear wastes through this Sate "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Request to ship nuclear material through Michigan draws concerns MLive News, By Brad Devereaux


Tsunami risks increase with climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide

Even minor sea-level rise, by as much as a foot, poses greater risks VIRGINIA TECH 16 Aug 18 

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

Even minor sea-level rise, by as much as a foot, poses greater risks of tsunamis for coastal communities worldwide.

The threat of rising sea levels to coastal cities and communities throughout the world is well known, but new findings show the likely increase of flooding farther inland from tsunamis following earthquakes. Think of the tsunami that devasted a portion of northern Japan after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, causing a nuclear plant to melt down and spread radioactive contamination.

These findings are at the center of a new Science Advances study, headed by a multi-university team of scientists from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University, and National Taiwan University, with critical support from Virginia Techs Robert Weiss, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, part of the College of Science.

Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today, Weiss said, adding that smaller tsunamis genera...


Youre Invited To Our Queer Art Exhibition During The Brisbane Pride Festival "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

QNews Magazine will host an exhibition of local queer artists work to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane in September. This years Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be launched on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and ...

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Signs of nuclear waste cask breakdown in less than 20 years! "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Paul Richards 17 Aug 18 The San Onofre transport/storage cask, was, and remain placed next to the ocean, in a high-risk area for a Tsunami.  In a state that has over 75% of the seismic activity in North America, within close proximity of the well-known earthquake fault line in California.

The citizens of Orange, & San Diego County along with Los Angeles were assured these casks were guaranteed for a hundred years.  As opposed to the many thousands of years needed in guarantee for future generations, yet there were and still are signs of cask breakdown in under twenty years.

Let that sink in, U N D E R  2 0  Y E A R S.

It was the typical, nuclear industry message when this plant was phased out as economically and environmentally unviable, demonstrating the nuclear energy experiment had failed:

Trust us, we know best, these casks are world best practice

What are the probabilities after over 70 years of using the same line of logic others in the Nuclear State have;

* that this industry has solved its spent nuclear fuel cask containment problem, or ever will?

Even without going into the long-term storage issues, of a final dump site, as a repository for the indefinite cost of backdoor waste, the IAEA acknowledges has no solution;  the whole concept of nuclear energy looks far more trouble, in terms of cost, wasted development and risk to life on earth be r...


University Of Western Australia Cancels Doctors Anti-Transgender Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have a delusional disorder has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van ...

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Lack of clarity on South Australian nuclear waste dump plan "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Dump clarity Letter to the Editor, The Advertiser, 17 August 2018
IT is little wonder that the Barngala group is using legal action on the Kimba and Hawker vote on nuclear waste.
The Federal minister misrepresents fully what is happening by telling us that it is a low-level waste dump, when it is also a dump to receive intermediate waste temporarily for 100 years.
We were told more than three years ago it was a low-level dump until the Government reluctantly admitted that it was about intermediate waste as well. The local federal MP has said it was about more money. Last month, the Government boosted the employment numbers from 15 to 45 and the money from $2 million to $31 million just before the vote due to start on Monday.
It is vital that we have the full truth on this issue.


San Onofre nuclear station described as a Fukushima waiting to happen "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The San Onofre nuclear plant is a Fukushima waiting to happen, By STEVE CHAPPLE, AUG 15, 2018    Southern California Edison is keeping 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant in San Clemente.



Hydrogen could be Australias next multibillion dollar export opportunity, according to a panel of energy, technology and policy leaders who presented their findings to the COAG Energy Council last week., 17 Aug 18 
Dr Alan Finkel, Chair of the Hydrogen Strategy Group and Australias Chief Scientist, said that hydrogens time has come.

Hydrogen produces only water vapour and heat when burned. When produced from water using renewable electricity, or from coal or methane combined with carbon capture and storage, its a close to zero-emissions fuel. With appropriate safeguards, its just as safe as natural gas, and just as convenient for consumers.

In Australia, we have all the necessary resources to make hydrogen at scale: wind, sun, coal, methane, carbon sequestration sites and expertise.

Its simply never been commercially viable. Now, the economics are changing.

Dr Finkel explained that the key developments were the falling costs for renewable energy and Japans commitment to be a long-term, large-scale customer for hydrogen produced through low-emissions methods.

Japan currently imports 94% of its energy in the form of fossil fuels. To reduce its emissions, government and industry have put ambitious hydrogen uptake targets at the heart of a comprehensive energy transition plan, Dr Finkel said.



New Mexico State could still block Holtecs plan for nuclear waste dump, despite Federal govts powers "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

State could block nuclear storage site near Carlsbad even if federally licensed, By Adrian C. Hedden / Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M. (TNS), August 16th, 

State lawmakers maintained they will have a say in a proposed facility to store high-level nuclear waste near Carlsbad and Hobbs, despite an opinion issued by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas suggesting New Mexi...



Kim Mavromatis No Nuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia, 16 Aug 18 

 Transporting Radioactive Nuclear Waste from all over Australia (upto 10,000 times more radioactive than uranium ore), thousands of kms several times a week thru Spencer Gulf cities, roads and ports (Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta) and dumping it on farmland or floodplain in one of the most seismically active regions in Australia, is pure insanity.

25 million people will be effected as our national highways become Nuclear Waste superhighways and the fate of the whole nation is confined to just 600 people (living within 50km radius of the proposed sites) in Kimba and Hawker who will vote this month FOR or AGAINST a Nuclear Waste Dump in our backyard. When a Nuclear Waste accident happens (and it will happen), dont expect insurance companies to cover you for Nuclear Waste exposure. When is the next federal election?


An end to 34-year saga:  Final stones laid at Aboriginal burial ground  at Moree Cemetery "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Aidan Wondracz , 14 Aug 18

The Aboriginal burial ground at Moree Cemetery now stands completed,
after the final stones were laid at the site on Tuesday.

I finally feel like its a job done. It has taken me nearly 34 years
to see this part of the cemetery come to fruition,
Aunty Noeline Briggs-Smith OAM said.

The sandstone blocks were placed at the foot of the Ngindi Baababili Tubbiabri sign,
followed with a carpet of pebbles. Aunty Noeline said
the sandstone matched the type of rocks at the Tranquility Area.

The laying of the stones closes off more than a three-decade saga,
during which time Aunty Noeline has sought to restore identities
to more than 200 previously unmarked Aboriginal grave sites.

Its a relief to know all are now resting in eternal sleep
and that people from the community can come and visit
their relatives at the final resting places, Aunty Noeline said.


South Australia will be at 100% renewables by 2025 market operator RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

South Autralia is likely to reach 80 per cent renewables by 2022 and the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables by 2025 as its major baseload gas fired power stations exit the market. The post South Australia will be at 100% renewables by 2025 market operator appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via South Australia will be at 100% renewables by 2025 market operator RenewEconomy


Nanette Star Hannah Gadsby Is Writing Her Memoir "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby is following up the success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette with a memoir. The book will be titled Ten Steps to Nanette, according to Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, and the project is a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedians life leading up ...

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One Way Stocks Could Soar "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

US stocks had a big session overnight. The Dow Jones had its best day since April.

All in all, the market looks bullish going into the second half of the year. And no wonder.

The earnings coming out are good. Management teams in the US are upbeat about the short-term outlook.

Retail sales especially have come in a lot stronger than expected as US consumers go shopping. Walmart says it saw the best quarterly sales growth in a decade.

US stocks can certainly rise from here, lifting the ASX with it.

Goodbye long-term bonds

Heres one reason why US stocks could be in for a lot more fun.

I came across an interesting market video this week. It pointed out that long-term bond prices are weakening relative to the US stock market.

You have to put this into a very long-term timeframe to get the point.

Imagine for a moment the typical US investor in the year 2000. Its highly likely their financial adviser gave them a portfolio that was half long-term bonds and half US stocks.

Over the last 20 years or so, it wasnt a bad way to go about investing. Both asset classes have done well.

But the main point is that when the US stock market dived, bond prices went up. This dragged down the overall risk and volatility of the portfolio.

But something notable happened with long-term bonds when the US stock market tanked in February. They went down too!

Something about the old relationship broke from the norm.

This is a relationship we need to carefully watch going forward. A lot of money could shift out or away from the bond market and head into US equites instead.

Big money in the market that needs fast returns

Its also interesting to note that the Wall Street Journal reported recently that US pension funds have a major problem: Their assets arent enough to cover future liabilities. They need growth of 78% to keep meeting their commitments.

One consequence of this is that theyve raised their percentage allocation to stocks. This is also pumping more money into the share market.

The pension funds are also allocating money to private equity and hedge funds. Bonds are losing appeal because yields are lacklustre.

This might be part of the dynamic that takes the share market to a top. Investors may be tempted to overreach.

Consider: Two of the biggest pension funds in the US are for Californian teachers and civil servants.

One of them is knowns as CalPERS. Theyre paying out huge sums ...


Tracking the Exchange Rate of my Trust "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Content warning: themes of sexual assault

In the winter of New Delhi, the birds of prey drew imaginary circles below the smog; they wouldnt be seeing blue for a long time. The buildings that surrounded my hotel were hungover, power lines strewn over their stocky bodies like streamers at the end of a party. The horizon was heavy and vast, the streets siphoned activity from block to block with the incessant howling of horns and growling engines.

I never got truly acquainted with Indias capital, but the hotel bathroom and I were inseparable. They dont call it Delhi Belly for nothing. But much like toilet paper, the rupees in my money-belt were dwindling; it was time to step outside and find an ATM.

I must admit I was nervous: watching Indias Daughter wasnt the smartest move for getting pumped up to travel this part of the world. I had only just left the building when I encountered the familiar feeling of being followed. From my peripherals, I spotted the rickshaw driver. He was barely crawling as he gestured to me with big waving hands.

Imagining cartoon dollar signs in place of his eyes, I changed my pace from dehydrated-and-fatigued to hurry-up-before-you-shit-your-pants. But the longer I ignored him, the more he persisted. This carried on for some time, until I realised that I had no idea where I was going.

It was in that moment the feeling seized my gut.

Get in the rickshaw, it told me.

My gut and I were on good speaking terms and it has proved me right before, so I did. I stepped in, shouting the word ATM like a tourist. When I confirmed that he had put the meter on, I settled into writing my own eulogy in the back seat. A minute later, he pulled up by an ATM around the corner, waiting patiently as I refuelled my wallet and faith in humanity.

The hotel in sight, I was touched by the fact he hadnt ripped me off, so prepared some extra notes as a tip. But when he pulled up by my hotel, he shook his head in refusal.

No money, he insisted.

Me, the classic foreigner, assumed that he didnt understand and continued to do the awkward take my money dance. It was useless. I ended up saying denyavada too many times (the word for thank-you in the wrong dialect) and left. I can...


Aretha (1942 - 2018). Respect. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Universal Pictures originally didn't want #ArethaFranklin for "Blues Brothers." They wanted the band that sang "Car Wash." Aykroyd and Belushi said Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) August 16, 2018


That 2009 AATIP letter from then US Senator Harry Reid "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


In a new story by George Knapp and Matt Adams, dated 28 June 2018, titled "I-Team exclusive: Nevada Senator fought to save secret UFO program," the authors reveal that they possess a copy of a 2009 document, sent by former Senator Harry Reid, to the Department of Defense, in which Senator "Reid made the case for protecting and expanding the project." I further quote from the story:

"The letter is not classified but a footnote says it is exempt from disclosure under FOIA because of what it contains...Only 14 people were copied, all of them with security clearances."

Black Vault

John Greenewald of the Black Vault website, mentioned this letter in his ongoing case file on the AATIP. In a section titled "The Official Line," John mentioned that he communicated with a Major Audricia Harris, at the US Department of Defense. One email to John from Major Harris contained the words:

"AATIP was funded in the July 2008 Supplemental Appropriations Bill (a Sen Harry Reid add). Its mandate, as outlined in a 2009 letter from Reid to DSD was to assess "far-term foreign advanced aerospace threats to United States..."

Roger Glassel
Swedish researcher Roger Glassel, also communicated with Major Harris. Her reply to him included the following:


Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Low-range drink driving is where a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.79 millilitres per 210 litres of breath. The maximum penalty when its the drivers first major traffic offence within 5 years is an automatic licence disqualification of 6 months which can be reduced

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Average weekly earnings figures - top earners are in the ACT which produces bugger all "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MEDIA RELEASE 16 August 2018 Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Low Average Earnings Growth Continues The average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults in Australia in May 2018 was $1,585.30, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. This was an increase of 1.0 per cent over the...


North coast shark net trail abandoned: triggers call for state-wide ban "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A ray caught in netting that is meant to deter sharks. (Sea Shepherd)

The third shark net trial for the five beaches across the north coast has been abandoned following the significant decline in support. During course of the two shark net trials, community support for nets halved, from 52 per cent to 26 per cent of Ballina residents.

The controversial shark nets were installed at Lighthouse, Sharpes and Shelly beaches at Ballina, as well as at Lennox Head and Evans Head over the summer of 2016 and 17. 

Ballinas Deputy Mayor Keith Williams, who has been leading the charge to rid Ballina of the dreaded nets for the last two years, is celebrating the news.

The final nail in the coffin was the news that the nets had killed twice as many dolphins as they had caught target sharks in the second trial, said Councillor Williams.

After that, even the staunchest supporters of nets realised that something was seriously wrong.

Up to 35 SMART drumlines will continue to be trialled daily, from Lennox Head to Evans Head, weather permitting, until mid2020 while trials of helicopter and drones for aerial surveillance, and VR4G listening stations would continue.

Two shark net trials have been conducted and while there were no shark attacks at netted beaches during both trials, a survey of the community found that the resulting bycatch of the trials was unacceptable, said Nationals parliamentary secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin.

Minister can still install nets

While the trial has been suspended the NSW primary industries minister Niall Blair retains the  ability to deploy nets or iss...


Koala death incident brings calls for change "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The last moments of the koalas life were captured in heartbreakingly-vivid detail.

In the early hours of August 30 last year, a sharp-eyed officer in the RMS control room at Grafton saw a small fuzzy shape on the live feed from the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale.

Closer inspection revealed that an adult koala was lying in the right lane of the highway at the St Helena tunnel.

The controller and his colleagues activated the tunnels signs in a bid to close the right lane.

But it wasnt enough.

The driver of a prime mover from Lindsay Bros Plant and Equipment who either ignored or failed to see the signs, changed into the right lane and ran over the ailing animal, killing it instantly.

A volunteer from Friends of the Koala was just minutes away.

With documents obtained under freedom of information laws revealing the details of the incident for the first time, questions are being asked about the protocols and policies in place to protect wildlife in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

The Local Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, said there should have been a protocol in place on August 30 requiring the tunnel to be closed.

If there had been a horse or a cow on the motorway they would have closed the whole tunnel because it would have been a threat to human life, why couldnt they close it to protect the life of a native animal? Ms Smith said.

Yes it would have disrupted traffic for a while but I think most people would agree that thats reasonable in order to potentially save the life of a koala.

Ms Smith called on Roads and Maritime Services to reconsider its protocols when such incidents occurred.

I dont blame the people in the control room that morning, or even the driver because we dont actually know why he changed into the right lane.

I think the RMS needs to have a clear policy that if a native animal wanders onto the roadway in a tunnel like this steps should be taken to safely close the tunnel until the animal can be rescued.

According to the recently released documents, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage elected not to take any further....


Government Seeks Power to Intercept Phone Communications "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The best way to take control over a people and control them severely is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which

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Anna Von Reitz -- The Big Switch "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Big Switch

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

So how did your nationality get combined with citizenship? A friend from Australia recently sent me a nicely summarized list of legislative acts from the 1920 through the late 60's, and what it very neatly summarizes is a fundamental change that happened in the 1940's and which has never been corrected.

At the beginning of the legislative history there were numerous "Nationality Acts" in the 1920's and 30's. Then, beginning in the 1940's all of these became "Nationality and Citizenship Acts". This is where your nationality got confused and "lumped together" with your political status as a "citizen" or not.

The organizations passing all these "Nationality and Citizenship Acts" were all functioning in Territorial jurisdictions, so it was no big leap for them to include "citizenship" presumptions with the topic of "nationality". For them, the two are synonymous.

If you live your life as a "resident" (temporary sojourner) in the "State of Wyoming" (a Territorial State of State) you are a federal "citizen" by definition, so that your nationality and citizenship are tied together.

If you live your life at home in Wyoming, you may or may not be a "citizen". It is entirely possible to live your entire life and never be employed by any "federally connected" employer and to never hold any office related to any federal corporation.

And that is the fundamental difference between "us" and "THEM".

We have no natural obligation to serve and obey the government. The government has a natural obligation to serve and obey us. Our nationality is not tied to any obligatory citizenship, but theirs is. And therein lies the rub and the misunderstanding.


No earthquake recorded in New South Wales, Australia, despite reports of rumbling "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A Geoscience Australia spokesperson says there were no seismic events recorded for the area, despite residents reporting tremor-like activity on Tuesday, August 14. Around lunchtime residents from locations including the Camden Haven, Redbank, King Creek, Rosewood and Wauchope reported feeling their houses shake and some heard a loud rumble noise. A spokesperson from the Department of Defence said a single F/A-18 Hornet was conducting a navigational flight from RAAF Base Williamtown in the region on August 14. The spokesperson said the aircraft flew over during the lunchtime period. However the spokesperson said fast jets are authorised for supersonic flight no less than 37 kilometres (20 nautical miles) out to sea from the coastline.


Turnbull explains why his NEG will make electricity bills higher "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Piss off Paris. Here is the video you are looking for, gents! @rowandean @RossCameron4 #Outsiders @SkyNewsAust #BringBackAbbott (@TeamTAbbott) August 16, 2018


How Are We Going To Get Out of This Mess? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The hunt for pedophiles is now on. Let us hope they dont look the other way and neither must we

by Phil Hingston

There is a theory that Presidents Trump, Putin and Xi are possibly planning to resolve the horrendous situation the world finds itself in at the moment. Our present situation is thanks primarily to the scourge of Central Banking, which are ostensibly under the control of individual governments but more likely, covertly being controlled by a Cabal of the wealthiest people on the planet. Think Rothschilds, Rockefeller, the Vatican and the European Royal families. 

Professor Carrol Quigley gave us a clue back i...


Public land being sold under market value "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The sale of public land significantly under its market value in Woy Woy on the central coast by the NSW coalition government in 2015 has outraged the local community and led to questions about the ethics around the continuing sale of public land by the government.

Greens MP David Shoebridge has referred the sale of prime waterfront land in Woy Woy to ICAC saying the sale raises grave concerns about the integrity of the remainder of the $9 billion plus of public lands sales that have occurred under the NSW coalition government.

It is understood that the land sale was negotiated behind closed doors without going to market. Once the deal was done the proposed sale was only advertised in a distant newspaper in Batemans Bay, a five hour drive from the site, in breach of legal requirements under the Crown Lands Act.

The Act requires that the sale of public land is advertised either in a state wide newspaper or in a newspaper with prominent circulation in the area where the land is being sold said Mr Shoebridge.

This was prime waterfront land on the Central Coast, but its proposed sale was only notified in a small, regional newspaper based in Batemans Bay, said Mr Shoebridge.

The prime public waterfront land on the NSW Central Coast was sold in 2015 for just $38,000, significantly below its real value, and despite internal valuations suggesting a sale price should be at least $120,000.

According to the ABC residents started asking questions about the sale shortly after the development application was lodged for a four-story apartment block for seniors on the site which also includes the local bowling club and sits at the edge of the waterfront with a playground, bike track and walking path.

This governments multi-billion dollar fire sale of public land has robbed New South Wales residents of public assets and a fair return, said Mr Shoebridge.

From the outset this was a contentious proposal that has seen a much loved local bowling club being sold off for development. For many residents of the area to then be excluded from even basic notification is an added insult.

Firstly, this is clearly a gross underpayment for the site and secondly, it is a gross breach of notification requirements.

It is quite literally unbelievable that the only notice given by the coalition of the....



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MEDIA ALERT: FED CT BRIS FRI 4.15PM Trad Owners v Adani and others judgment "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MEDIA ALERT: FED CT BRIS FRI 4.15PM Trad Owners v Adani and others judgment

17 August 2018

Critical judgment in W&J Traditional Owners fight for their land rights against Adani

WHAT: Justice Reeves of the Federal Court delivers his decision in the case in which Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners have challenged the legitimacy of a meeting funded by Adani to authorise an ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), the certification of that purported ILUA by Queensland South Native Title Services, and the subsequent registration of the Adani ILUA by the National Native Title Tribunal. Further background to the case below.

WHEN: 4.15pm, Friday 17 August 2018.   

WHERE: Federal Court, Court No. 2, Level 7, Cth Law Courts 119 North Quay (Tank St entry), Brisbane.

Adrian Burragubba, spokesperson for the five W&J applicants, and the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council, is available for comment before and after the decision.

Mr Adrian Burragubba says: No matter what happens today, we are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out extinguishing our native title in any part of our land. No matter who wins, we expect an appeal.

It would be a travesty for the Government to wipe out our title for Adani. If Queensland can stop them dredging the Reef before Adani has money, or pull the pin on $1 billion NAIF funding, they can surely protect our rights to our land. They must not hand a private corporation land title at our expense, based on discriminatory laws.

We know its the Queensland Governments choice. Enough is enough. We have called on the UN for international scrutiny of whats happening here. The Government must bring itself into the modern era on our human rights and leave us to protect our country and chart a better future than coal mining.

Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owner Council advisor 0418 152 743

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Wollongbars future open for inspection "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Wollongbar residents can now provide Ballina Council with feedback on their ideas for the future of their town and surrounding area. Ballina Shire Council has developed the draft Wollongbar Planning and Environmental Study and the draft Wollongbar Strategic Plan 2018 2038 and both will go on public exhibition between 22 August and 2 November 2018.

Ballina Shire Council consulted with Wollongbar residents in 2017 about the future of the local community and these two documents provide a framework to put those ideas, as interpreted by staff, into action.

It was great to see the Wollongbar community engage with the process during last years consultation period. They provided a number of ideas and comments that have helped inform the draft strategy for the future of Wollongbar until 2038, said Ballina Shire Councils acting manager strategic planning, Mr Klaus Kerzinger.

The study outcomes reinforce the retention of the rural separation between Wollongbar and Alstonville, particularly along Lismore Road, so that each township maintains a separate character and identity.

Also discussed are options related to maintaining a supply of conventional lots for home building, and an expansion of the Russellton Industrial Estate to help create local jobs.

Council is particularly interested in hearing from Wollongbar residents during the exhibition period. The community is encouraged to review the ideas and actions proposed and nominate additional ideas for Council to consider. Feedback can be provided through the online survey available on Councils website, or by letter and email.

The draft strategic planning documents can be viewed on Councils website at (search Wollongbar 2038), Councils Customer Service Centre or shire libraries.

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Cloud-Based Genesis Mining to Drop Lower Tier Bitcoin Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

As cryptocurrency mining profitability continues to suffer due to price decline, many cloud-mining services have been forced to cease operations. Today Genesis Mining announced they would be ending one of their bitcoin mining services.

Genesis Mining Drops Lowest Tier Bitcoin Contracts

Leading cloud-based cryptocurrency mining service Genesis Mining announced this morning via an official blog post that the firm would no longer be supporting its lowest tier Bitcoin mining contracts. The firm cited a combination of Bitcoins downtrend and a difficulty increase around April and May that reduced mining outputs.

Genesis Minings contracts include a clause that says if the cloud-mining contract returns less than it costs for Genesis to operate the service, the contact will move into a 60-day default grace period. During the grace period, if cryptocurrency prices dont improve to the point of profitability, the contract will be terminated.

Genesis Offering Users Upgrades to Five-Year Term Packages

Genesis wont be closing their doors entirely. The firm instead is offering users affected by the cessation of their lowest tier Bitcoin contracts a discounted upgrade to their new Radiant plans. Radiant tiers range from $285 for 1 TH/s to as much as $6,875 for 25 TH/s.

The discounted upgrade only applies to the cheapest Radiant Gold tier, bringing the total cost of the normally $285 plan, to a more affordable $180. However, the new Radiant contracts require a five-year term, which could deter signups given the uncertainty in the crypto market looking ahead five months, let alone five years.

Other Cloud-Mining Services Share the Same Fate

Its not just Genesis feeling the sting from the cryptocurrency bear market of 2018. Competitor HashFlare announced in July that they would be ending their SHA-256 Bitcoin mining contracts.

Days later, HashFlare announced via their Facebook that the services will be resumed and contracts would operate on....


Austria Rejects Afghan Asylum Seeker Because He Didnt Walk, Act or Dress Gay "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

An Afghan teenager has had his asylum application rejected by an Austrian official who said he did not walk, act, or dress like a gay man. The 18-year-old is fleeing Afghanistan fearing persecution for his sexuality, Agence France-Presse reported. The way you walk, act or dress does not show even in the slightest that you ...

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Young Yazidi girl sees the Islamic State man who sold her into sex slavery in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This is Ashwaq. She's a Yazidi girl from Kurdistan, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. After her escape from the terror group, she fled to Germany. In 2016 and 2018 she saw the ISIS man who bought her for 100$ walking free in Germany. He even confronted her and...


FixedIt: Kicking a woman is not a food rampage "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

News Mail reported on a man convicted on domestic violence charges who tried to argue that the charges were unfair because of gender bias.

Theres not enough reliable information in the article to make an informed decision about whether his claim has any basis. He says he called police earlier after similar activities from his female partner and no charges were laid. There was no police testimony described in the article and no mention of physical or verbal violence committed by the woman. If it wasnt mentioned because it didnt happen then they were not equivalent crimes.

As this article about an abuser going through mens behavioural change demonstrates, it is common for abusers to genuinely perceive themselves as victims. This doesnt mean they actually are victims.

Regardless of all this, he pleaded guilty to the charges. So it was not a food rampage. He tormented, verbally abused and kicked a woman. Then verbally abused her 12 year old son. He also threw food. Its is like reporting on a mustard-yellow sock wearing armed armed robber as a fashion criminal.

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Turnbull Government secures savage cutbacks to Australias marine sanctuaries "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The cod hole at Julian Rocks, one of the most popular dive spots in the state. Photo Blue Bay Divers

The Turnbull government have halved the protection that was provided to Australias original network of marine parks set up in 2012. The marine parks were strongly supported by science and by Australians around the country when they were set up. 

The loss of protection is unequalled in Australian history. The total area removed from Australias marine sanctuary network is over 35 million hectares, an area twice the size of Victoria, equivalent to revoking every second national park on land.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) says the slashing of marine sanctuaries by the Turnbull government is a bad day for global marine conservation, as it represents the largest removal of environmental protection on Earth.

When it comes to slashing protection for our oceans, the Turnbull government is now the world champion, said Darren Kindleysides, CEO of the AMCS.

This is not an accolade of which Australians will be proud, particularly when our seas are under so much pressure from climate change, pollution and unsustainable fishing.

The cuts to marine icons around Australia are equivalent to removing every second national park on land, including one of our oldest sanctuaries at Lord Howe Island, a massive area off Ningaloo and the Kimberley, and worst hit the Coral Sea the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the last places on Earth where ocean giants still thrive.


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Thursday, 16 August


Arrest over Northern Rivers fire "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A man has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire near Casino in northern NSW.

Emergency services were called to a property on the Bruxner Highway at Tabulam, about 65km west of Casino, about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 August), after reports of a fire.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) attended and extinguished the blaze that had spread to nearby bushland.

More than 12ha of bushland was burnt as a result.

Following inquiries by officers from Richmond Police District, a 52-year-old man was arrested this afternoon at a property at Tabulam.

He was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with intentionally cause fire and be reckless to its spread.

The man has been remanded to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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1) Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

2) Past human rights cases get little attention in Jokowi's speech

3) Infrastructure Development Unites Indonesia: Jokowi

1) Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory


Yassmin Abdel still bitching about borders and her "place in the geopolitical order" "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

One trick show pony, Yassmin the professional victim. I love this bloke's comment! This girl is full of it. Here's the text of her column Im an Australian and have been so for as long as I can remember. Ive always considered myself Aussie, and proudly so with the...


Festival of the imagination "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Take a walk on the wild side at the Ocean Shores Public School annual Festival of the Imagination

It is all happening in Ocean Shores on Saturday August 25 at the Ocean Shores Festival of the Imagination. The festival has evolved alongside the The Ocean Shore Art Expo that opens the night before. The is full of rides, side show stalls, creative workshops, market and artisan stalls as well as the inspiring Ocean Shores Art Expo.

Spaghetti Circus performs.

Festival goers will also get the chance to enjoy the performance and antics of the wonderful Spaghetti Circus on the day.

Imagine that you are about to enter another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of taste, touch and mind, a journey into the colourful and ambient surrounds of Ocean Shores, whose only boundaries are that of the imagination (Sorry bout that Rod Serling per The Twilight Zone, said one of the organisers.

The Festival runs rom 10am to 3pm at the Ocean Shores Public School in Shara Boulevard. There are raffles, entertainment, great food, cakes and coffee; there are people of all ages, there is fun, laughter, joy and frivolity.

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Experts: Bitcoin Hashrate Increase Shows Investors are Happy in Long-Term "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The hashrate of the Bitcoin network, which represents the amount of computing power securing the blockchain, has continued to increase despite the 70 percent decline of BTC since January of this year. David Sapper, chief operating officer at Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange Blockbid, said in an interview with Bloomberg that the continuous rise in the hashrate

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My Lawyer Sent Me THIS Article About Earlings Town Attorney "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

So I am facing someone who many in Iowa think is corrupt. Yeah- this isnt a set up at all

Now I am beginning to understand why God put me in this situation. More darkness to expose.

Chances are Doug Mesner didnt have to work that hard to set this up.

Greed can get people to do terrible things.


Thank You Moreland Council "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


A big shout out to Moreland council for their acquisition of creek side land on the Merri in line with their open space strategy.

A gift to current and future generations of creek lovers and to the creek itself!

A letter from the Mayor:

I am delighted to advise you that Council has just purchased the property at 2 Spry St. The property purchase will settle in 30 days and straight after this time we will be subdividing the house from the land (the house is a smaller parcel within area A) and opening up the remainder of the land to public use (see map below). We think this will be a wonderful addition for the community as it provides a much wider buffer to the creek protecting and enhancing the creek corridor, provide access from Spry St onto the creek and open up the land for public enjoyment. We will on-sell the house after it has been subdivided, provide pedestrian access from Spry St. and hold on to the majority of the land for public use. What a wonderful community asset this will be!

Thank you for highlighting this parcel to us and your interest in this land, we are delighted to be able to acquire it for our community.


City and United tie "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

THE mens Korumburra City v Warragul United match was almost abandoned due to the weather conditions on Sunday afternoon, with the game starting on one pitch and then moving to another.
The first half would see Korumburra finding the net twice off the boots of Hayden Smith and Jacob Beckwith, Warragul would tie the match up two all at the break managing to slot a couple past keeper George Decarlo.
In the second half, Korumburra had most of the play but couldnt get past the strong defensive line that Warragul held, likewise on the rebound, Korumburra held strong with super fast Peter Veltri covering the back line superbly, Rory Cull, Dave Newton and Corey Arnold playing solidly.
Thomas Sorrell had plenty of the ball well delivered through the midfield, Daniel Lloyd standing out with Hayden Smith continually moving the ball to Jacob Beckwith and Aiden Richards, Harry McNeil almost scoring on several occasions.
A late interchange would see youngster Riley Olden enter the game in the forward line and Jamie McNeil in the back line, a roll of the dice to try and score a critical win but it wasnt to be, a two-all draw the end result.
Finals are still within reach for Korumburra but a win would have taken the pressure off.

U12s mixed
By team manager Graham Beech
Korumburra under 12s played Phillip Island Team 2 at Phillip Island.
Korumburras defence was put under pressure right from the start and despite the efforts of Pat Morris in goal and the defenders Phillip Island scored regularly, especially rebounding off Korumburras gallant defending.
Phillip Island scoring five goals before Will Roberts for Korumburra finally scored at the 25-minute mark.
Phillip Island again scored to finish the half with a 6 to 1 lead.
The second half saw an improved performance by Korumburra with a number of missed opportunities.
Phillip Island put on another unanswered goal to end the game 7 to 1. Despite the score, Korumburra showed some promise.
Highlight of the game was Patrick Morris saving a penalty. Also pleasing was an improved performance from a newcomer to the game James Damon and a stellar performance in defence by Fern Hurst, who despite a leg injury ran down Phillip Island forwards consistently throughout the game.

Unfortunately, inclement weather would be the winner of this critical game possibly ending the hopes of Korumburra playing finals in 2018.
Under lights, steady rain flooding the Warragul pitch, Burras women were keen to play whilst Warraguls team were nowhere to be seen not even venturing out of the rooms.
The match referee, after consulting with both teams, coaching staff deemed the pitch too unsafe to play on and abandoned the game 15 minutes before kick-off.

U14 Mixed...


Reverse Alchemy ... STT turns forest gold into more chips and debt ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Even after the 2017 fire sale of the states hardwood plantations, it is without doubt that STT will incur a net debt again over the past financial year. Regardless of what the balance sheet reveals in October, native forest logging in Tasmanian will continue to be a retrograde step both economically and ecologically. So what is the future for this out-dated industry ... ?


Video: Weve ignored climate change for more than a century "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


It has been known for a long time, that putting CO2 emissions into the atmosphere will cause the temperature of the planet to rise. But humanity has been slow to act. Now is the time to make the difference.

Video by Hot Mess PBS


Weve Ignored Climate Change For More Than a Century

Weve known about the greenhouse effect for nearly 200 years and about global warming for more than a century, but weve had a hard time acting because our brains arent a good match for a problem this big.

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Norfolk Bay Salmon Farm Shock Galvanises Locals "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Huon Aquacultures installation of salmon pens in Norfolk Bay, without public consultation or independent assessment of social and marine impacts, has angered and frustrated Southern Beaches and Tasman Peninsula residents


Government a joke after gag attempt ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Willy Hodgmans government in Tasmania is crawling with Christians and now we know that one of its God-fearing number dobbed in Angela Williamson to her employer, Cricket Tasmania, for the sin of terminating her pregnancy Michael Ferguson: Cricket Australia matter I welcome the finding by Tasmania Police yesterday in relation to the complaint from the Labor Party. As I have said all along, I absolutely refute any claims that I passed on private medical records or any information that was not in the public domain. I simply cannot have done so as I do not have access to Ms Williamsons private medical information Will Hodgman: No Code of Conduct breach Labor: Michael Fergusons explanation just not plausible


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Nauru 12-year-old Nauru boy at imminent risk of dying "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The following by  Ben Doherty (the Guardian 16 August 2018) tells of the disgraceful manner in which the Australian authorities are treating vulnerable children detained at in Nauru. Imagine how desperate a child must be to go on a hunger strike and be prepared to die. Other children are also facing a serious health risk. Australias reputation as a caring nation is being seriously tarnish. The cruelty must end.

A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is at imminent risk of dying, medical staff on the island say, but efforts to move him to hospital care in Australia have foundered.

He is one of several critical child cases on the island including a 14-year-old boy with muscle wastage so severe he may never walk normally again, and a two-year-old child whose parents are too unwell to care for him.

Staff on the island report a looming crisis in childrens health, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum next month, and the attendant international attention that will bring.

Everyone on the island knows how serious this is. We have been saying for months a child is going to die in these circumstances, an on-island official with knowledge of the medical situation told the Guardian. A child is going to die. Every day we get closer. Its never been so critical.

The 12-year-old boy has been held on Nauru with his mother, father and sister for nearly five years. The family, from Iran, have been recognised as refugees but were recently rejected for resettlement in the US. Almost all Iranian refugees have been rejected by America.

The boy has refused food and fluids for between eight and 15 days, medical sources on the island say. He is being sedated so he can be given fluids intravenously to keep him alive.

The situation is critical. They know about this in Canberra, but nothing is happening, another source on the island said.

There are several critical childrens health cases on the island currently.

Two children are expected to leave the island on Friday. One is an eight-year-old autistic boy who requires high-level care not available on Nauru and who has not been able to attend school.

His parents are both seriously unwell, in particular his mother, who has been catatonic, according to reports, for more than a year. Medical reports, running back more than a year, consistently request he be removed from the island with his family.

A 14-year-...


Earth's oldest rocks likely to have been created by meteorite bombardment "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Scientists have found that 4.02 billion year old silica-rich felsic rocks from the Acasta River, Canada-the oldest rock formation known on Earth-probably formed at high temperatures and at a surprisingly shallow depth of the planet's nascent crust. The high temperatures needed to melt the shallow crust were likely caused by a meteorite bombardment around half a billion years after the planet formed. This melted the iron-rich crust and formed the granites we see today. These results are presented for the first time at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston tomorrow (14 August), following publication in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience. The felsic rocks (rocks rich in silica/quartz) found at the Acasta River in Canada, are the Earth's oldest rocks, although there are older mineral crystals. Scientists have long known that the Acasta rocks are different to the majority of felsic rocks we see today, such as the granites widely used as a building or decorative material. Now a group of scientists from Australia and China have modelled the formation of the oldest Acasta felsic rocks and found that they could only have been formed at low pressures and very high temperatures.


Cop shop wanted "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A new police station at Leopold would help ease the burden on Ocean Grove and the Bellarine Peninsula according to Liberal candidate for Bellarine Brian McKiterick.

Mr McKiterick will push for the new station if successful at the upcoming state elections in November.

Im looking at policing around the whole of the Bellarine, he told the Voice.

Im strongly advocating for another station at Leopold and that would alleviate the pressure on Ocean Grove Police Station.

If the police are patrolling over in Leopold or Portarlington, theyre not here and criminals know the smaller stations dont have the manpower and arent open all the time.

Drysdale and Portarlington police stations currently operate on a limited opening schedule.

Mr McKiterick, has served as a police officer throughout Victoria for the past 40 years, said crime was an issue on the Bellarine.

I spoke to a lady in Queenscliff who heard some knocking on her door in the middle of the night and she went and hid in the bathroom and locked the bathroom door and stayed there all night in a panic, he said.

I said to her why didnt you ring the police? and she said I didnt think thered be any police available.

Having a police station in Leopold, knowing their response times are reduced and having a presence there would be a great benefit to this community.

Mr McKiterick moved to Ocean Grove a few months ago.

I love it, its a great spot, a great community and I cant wait until summer, he said.

The whole Bellarine you go to St Leonards or Point Lonsdale and you just think these are hidden treasures and probably the people getting on the buses from the ferries are missing out on some of the best parts of Victoria.

I think a lot of people dont realise how special it is.

Mr McKiterick said, if elected, he would campaign for greater infrastructure on the peninsula.

Weve only got one public secondary school on the whole of the Bellarine, he said.

Barwon Heads footy club are looking for change rooms and lighting at their second oval.

The lack of maintenance of roads is another issue.


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Coach search begins "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Ocean Grove Football Netball Club has moved swiftly to find a successor for outgoing senior coach Paul Lynch with the club set to interview candidates next week.

OGFNC president Tony Potter confirmed a sub-committee had been formed after Lynch advised the Grubbers of his intention to step down on Tuesday night 14 August.

A sub-committee has started already we are forming one now, Potter told the Voice.

Hopefully well have some interviews next week.

I am trying to organise interviews for next Wednesday night.

Potter said there are no plans to advertise the senior coaching position, with the club fielding a number of calls on the prized role.

Obviously we want to appoint someone as quickly as we possibly can, he said.

We have got recruiting to do and players to retain.

Potter confirmed Lynch, who had been the Ocean Grove senior coach for two seasons, cited family reasons for stepping down

Yes it was family, so he has been doing it a long time and he needed a rest, he said.  

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The sad story of St James, Montagu Bay ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This put St James in a very healthy financial position, also one of the long-term church members had passed away and left a generous bequest to the church. All up, using the reserve banks calculation tables, in today`s values the money was in the area of $100,000. Unfortunately for St James the financial position at St Aidans was rather bad and without the consent of any of the committee or indeed the treasurer, somehow the money was removed from the control of St James and has effectively disappeared. Since then St James has been the poor cousin of St Aidans with the entire collection going to St Aidans and very little being returned despite parishioner numbers steadily increasing


Jobs for the boyzzzzzzzzzz ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Hag has some news to report ... it seems former Minister for Energy Matthew Groom - who quit the government before the election and oversaw the disastrous and very costly Basslink failure which led to the importation of some 40 diesel generators - has a five-year sojourn on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ... Download the ABC report ... groom-abc-thurs.mp3


Anna Reynolds, Independent for Mayor ... not Green ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

So, why is Anna Reynolds running as Independent for Mayor ... rather than a Green?


Letter to Eric Abetz on UTAS properties ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hi Mr Abetz* ... Im sure you will have plenty to say about this, how dare Ms Willsmore ignore a request by your esteemed colleague the Attorney-General Ms Archer. I also have some more bad news for you concerning Mr Bingham* the Integrity Commissioner, he told me he didnt have the power to investigate the extraordinary prices, involving $15 million, paid by UTas for CBD properties


Is NZ No Longer a Trout Fishers Paradise? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

New Zealands world famous trout fishery is at the crossroads. The warning comes from a noted American fly fisherman Howard West, just turned 71, who has made regular visits to New Zealand to fish its crystal clear streams and catch big trout. But now he says the Kiwi trout fishery is at a dangerously critical stage


"Margin Of Error" Polling Myths "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A lot is said about "margin of error" in public discussion of opinion polls, and nearly all of it is wrong.

This is another piece I've been meaning to write for quite a while.  There are many other articles about this on the web, but I'm not aware of any that make all the points I'd like to make and make them in an Australian context.

The concept of "margin of error" is one that is commonly talked about in discussion of polls.  It is often used to (rightly) deflate breathless media babble about movements in polls that are supposedly caused by whatever the media pundit wants to see as the cause, but in practice are often nothing more than random variation from sample to sample.  Possum's Trends, The Horserace and Random Numbers (2012) was a classic debunking of that sort of commentariat nonsense, written in the days of the older, much bouncier Newspoll.

Unfortunately, of all the things that get talked about in polling, margin of error is probably the concept that best shows that "a little learning is a dangerous thing".  People grasp the basic principle and misapply it constantly - and are assisted by pollsters, the media and even the Australian Press Council's otherwise good (and too often disregarded) poll-reporting guidelines in doing so.

What is margin of error?  

Margin of error is a way of describing the uncertainty involved in random sampling.  If we want to know how common a certain character  is among members of a population we can sample random individuals one by one and keep a running total.   Early in the trial the total percentage of individuals that have been recorded as having that character will bounce around wildly but over time, if our sample is large enough, the percentage will gradually settle down.

Here's a fake-poll example of this.  Suppose that at a certain time Australians are exactly evenly split between the Liberal and Labor Parties.  A pollster does a poll of 1000 completely randomly selected voters, asking them which party they prefer and keeping a running percentage.  Every voter has a preference and answers the question.  As the poll progresses the running percentage might change something like this:


Holy Mountain "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Respect the Mountain is holding an exhibition from 9 to 12 August 2018 at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. To quote the exhibition organisers:

Dear kunanyi is an exhibition of contemporary artistic responses to kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The exhibition looks at our relationship with the mountain, its importance to our city and its presence in our lives. We are creating a patchwork quilt of experiences, thrown around us just when the winter is at its darkest, and we need it most.

This is the painting I did for the show:

Holy Mountain    oil on canvas     90 cm x 212 cm

I don't know how Tasmania's original inhabitants regarded it, but over the past two centuries kunanyi has been explored by bushrangers, scientists, athletes and holiday makers. On its slopes you can find many traces of past activity.

This painting is a playful meditation on...


Pick My Project! "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Vote now - Pick My Project

Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, youre eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Governments Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CRs Community Radio Accessibility Project now. Its only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!


Reflections on a Queensland senators recent remarks "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

I find Fraser Annings comments re banning Muslims from Australia, and the implied intolerance driving them, most distasteful.  But even more so, I find his ignorance frightening Senator Whish-Wilson calls on Bob Katter to expel Anning from his party


Lynch stands down as coach "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Paul Lynch has stood down as coach of Ocean Grove Football Club after three seasons at the helm.

Lynch made the finals once in his two seasons and has stood down after finishing sixth this season citing family reasons for his decision.

Lynch informed the leadership group Tuesday night.

The former Geelong player and dual GFL premiership coach decided to step away from the coaching role to spend more time with his young family.

Paul has laid a foundation for the future of which he can be justifiably proud, increasing professionalism amongst the group and providing senior exposure to our talented young juniors, OGFNC said on its Facebook site.

The club would like to sincerely thank Paul for his efforts and commitment, and wish him and his family all the best for the future.

The Ocean Grove Football Netball Club will begin the process of searching for a new senior coach immediately.

The post Lynch stands down as coach appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.

Tuesday, 14 August


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