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Wednesday, 19 September

14:18

INTERVIEW: Catherine Britt "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

THE ROCKY ROAD TO HARMONY A caravan snakes its way across the Nullarbor; singer-songwriter, husband, toddler and Rascal the dog ensconced within as dust billows into the late afternoon air and a burning sun casts a warm glow over their travels. Thats the scene as Catherine Britt heads out on another adventure, just one of Continue reading

13:37

ARCHITECTURAL ETHICS, TEXTILE ARTS 20th September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

WHATS ON TODAYS PROGRAM:

Join Maisy Stapleton for stories acrosss the arts .

The third Arts Thursday segment on the Sydney Architecture Festival focuses on Ethics in an Age of Excess. This will be a preview of a panel discussion querying if architecture has lost its social purpose, and its focus on the public good during the current building boom and the construction of bigger and better buildings at what cost?

Tune in soon after 10:30 for a conversation with Shaun Carter principal architect of Carter Williamson, previous NSW Chapter President of the Institute of Architects and a member of the discussion panel.

Ethics in an Age of Excess will be held 2pm 3pm on Sunday 30th Sep 2018 at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Then meet designer, artist and creative maker Kathleen Berney. She is one of five textile and craft artists presenting a te...

13:30

Shopportunity "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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If anyone is planning to spend money at the ugg boot and sheepskin outlet on Sydney Rd near Harding St, I'd love it if you could get in touch - I have a $105 credit voucher that I'm unlikely to spend myself. They have a really good range. 


Cheers,...

13:11

School Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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13:09

Wanted "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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If anyone has any spare plastic plant pots (6 inches or smaller) they want to get rid of, I'd love to come and grab them. 

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11:54

MACKAY Mackay district court news "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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10:38

1) Governor of Indonesia's Papua seeks connection with PNG "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

2) Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses
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1) Governor of Indonesia's Papua seeks connection with PNG

6:24 pm today 
Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific

The Governor of Indonesia's Papua province says West Papuans should be able to connect more with people in neighbouring Papua New Guinea.




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10:23

Queensland Government To End States PrEP Trial Early "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Queenslands Health Department will close the states trial of HIV prevention medication PrEP 18 months earlier than planned. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. The federal government finally listed ...

The post Queensland Government To End States PrEP Trial Early appeared first on QNews Magazine.

08:30

EDITORIAL: The National Party's Barnaby problem "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

EDITORIAL: The National Party's Barnaby problemIf the Liberal Party has a woman problem, the Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment saga reveals the National Party to have a woman disaster. Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones and managing editor Dave Donovan report. read now...

08:08

City Slide at Melbourne Moto Expo "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Amateur riders will be able to slide their bike around the Melbourne Showgrounds Main Arena dirt track with Troy Bayliss and Jason Crump at the biannual Moto Expo in November 2018.

While Melbourne lines up for its third Moto Expo, Brisbane still hasnt had a return event since the first and last Moto Expo in 2014 run by Troy Bayliss Events.

Managing director Mark Petersen told us in June that Brisbane will no doubt have another stand alone show in the future but when the time is right for the industry.

City Slide

The Melbourne Moto Expo from 23-25 November 2018 will include a new flat-track event called Crumpys City Slide named after three-time Speedway World Champion Jason Crump.

Jason and Troy Bayliss confirm they will take part in the social event. Organisers stipulate it is not a race, nor a timed event.

Jason Crump and Troy Bayliss will race at Moto Expo - Australia Day slideJason Crump and Troy Bayliss

Only 200 fully licensed riders will be able to test their machine on the purpose-built gravel track.

Click here to book your spot in Crumpys City Slide.

Crumpys City Slide kickstarts at 4pm on Saturday 24 November. The on-track event runs to 8pm after the Moto Expo closes at 6pm.

A City Slide entertainment zone will host music, food and entertainment and include a fully licensed bar until 9pm.

Jason previously took part in on-track action during the 2014 Brisbane Moto Expo and has.

City Slide brings public participation to flat track, he says.

I am going to bring my slider and I know some of my mates are going to come and take part.

Entrants for the...

07:14

Kerry OBrien in conversation with Mick ORegan "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

In his new memoir Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry OBrien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.
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Event Details
Sunday 11 November, 6.30PM 7.30PM
Byron Theatre
Cost: $20 members & students / $25 non-members; $50/ $55 book included
Tickets: Book online here

The post Kerry OBrien in conversation with Mick ORegan appeared first on Byron Bay Blog.

06:26

Lily awarded for her community work "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Lily Harrison. Photo Guilio Vidoni

Cape Byron Steiner School student Lily Harrison was among 25 students who received the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Award at Government House on September 14.

The award recognises outstanding service or engagement by young people with their local community, or to Australia in general. Governor of NSW the Hon David Hurley presented the awards, in a ceremony conducted by the Order of Australia Association (NSW) branch. The associations Greg Campbell said Lily was recognised for her extensive community work; just one of her enterprises is providing local homeless and vulnerable women with sanitary and hygiene items called Period Packs. These are distributed through outlets such as Liberation Larder.

The post Lily awarded for her community work appeared first on Echonetdaily.

06:23

Indie author/teacher launches her 13th book "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Author Christina Larmer says being an indie author means she has complete control over the process of writing and producing a book. Photo supplied

Goonengerry-based writer Christina Larmer has launched her 13th book, Do Not Go Alone.

She describes it as a classic whodunnit, with plenty of dark humour and a heart-wrenching twist. It features a house full of revellers, a bloodied corpse and a cranky spirit who refuses to choof off until she works out who killed her and why.

Larmer says its now easier than ever to self-publish your own stories, and make a living from them.

Since I turned my back on the traditional path in 2011 and taught myself to DIY, self-publishing has become so much easier and more accessible to all, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a computer, a sense of creativity, and a good story to tell.

Larmer also teaches self-publishing and creative writing at the Byron Community College, Lismore ACE and the North Coast Community College in Alstonville/Ballina/Yamba.

For more info visit www.amazon.com/default/e/B006S9LC86.

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06:06

Not just a culture war: the Ramsay Centre and Sydney University "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The best that can be said about the Ramsay Centres proposal to sponsor an elite course in Western civilisation is that it has revived a flagging discussion about the intellectual and political considerations that shape the humanities curricula of Australian universities.

05:52

Sexual Harassment Rife in Australian Workplaces "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

New research by the Human Rights commission suggests that sexual harassment is on the rise in Australian workplaces. The study, the fourth of its kind since 2012, found that one in three people reported being sexually harassed in the workplace, up from 21 per cent in 2012. It also found that 71 percent reported being

The post Sexual Harassment Rife in Australian Workplaces appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

05:37

Ospreys rise above Parks and Wildlife burnout "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Look who's back on top of life after having nest and host tree burned down by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service: Osprey pair rebuilding lives and nest in nearby tree in Townsville Town Common Conservation Park. She's toey, but staying close to new nest. He was eating fish on tree across road this morning. Last year's sole youngster may have departed. 



Meanwhile, new life down the road. Bush Stone-curlews with two eggs plonked in plain view close to entry gate. In turn, I've plonked bit of cover around them. Didn't expect thanks and, naturally, got none. 

04:50

Review: Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry) "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

We are reminded of the body.
Body as individual
as social.
as political.
as grunt.
as gesture.
as site
as code.
as language.

This reminder is the result of an Australian-New Caledonian collaboration between Marrugeku and Carriageworks, Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry), a unique dance performance that examines how: [c]olonisation has shaped us. To undo the past is impossible. Serge Aime Coulibaly (Director and Choreographer), Dalisa Pigram (Choreographer), and Rachael Swain (Dramaturg).

 

Specifically in response to the upcoming New Caledonian referendum on independence, the piece in its entirety is a gestural reflection on current political climates. The six performers Amrita Hepi, Miranda Wheen, Dalisa Pigram, Stanley Nalo, Yoan Ouchot, and Krilin Nguyen inhabit the space as bodies. Bodies with the weight of the past on their shoulders, they are representative of this history and the continuation of colonial practices across contexts.

Heavy with this cultural context the dancers move as if their bodies are not in their control, the dance is happening to them individually rather than as a collective. It starts with the smallest twitch, blink and youd miss it. Movement, gesture and repetition are unique to each dancer, speaking to the diversity of experiences and narratives. As time unravels slowly so do limbs as shoulders click, feet flex and chests heave to a momentum propelled by the musical score. The combination of electronic, techno, pop and ambient...

04:49

Tiwi Island Sistergirl Shaniqua Immortalised In Mural Ahead of Darwin Pride Festival "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A seven-storey tall portrait of Tiwi Island sistergirl and drag performer Shaniqu TiwiSista has been unveiled in Darwin ahead of the citys Pride Festival celebrations. Australian street artist Kaff-eine painted the mural on the building, and its one of several stunning artworks produced for the Darwin Street Art Festival this month. Shaniqu wrote on her ...

The post Tiwi Island Sistergirl Shaniqua Immortalised In Mural Ahead of Darwin Pride Festival appeared first on QNews Magazine.

04:30

Acacia Quartet to perform at Hunters Hill Music Concert "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Three lucky TWT readers can win double passes to Hunters Hill Musics next concert this Sunday September 23 featuring the Acacia Quartet in Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill at 2.30pm.

The post Acacia Quartet to perform at Hunters Hill Music Concert appeared first on The Weekly Times.

04:05

Kings Forest hospital site not shovel ready: Tweed MP "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

National Party member for Tweed, Geoff Provest.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) has cast doubt on claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) that Labors preferred site for the new Tweed Hospital is shovel ready.

In the latest of a series of increasingly heated statements from the two pollies, Mr Provest said the proposed Kings Forest site is still subject to state approval of a new Koala Plan of Management.

Koala activity

Mr Provest said the department of planning and environment (DoPE) was currently finalising its assessment of a revised Koala Plan of Management for Kings Forest. The proposal seeks to increase the amount of koala habitat to be removed from the site and change the koala offset and management obligations.

He added that over 2,000 public submissions have been received by the DoPE objecting to the proposal, highlighting the site is far from shovel-ready.

The department has asked the proponent to respond to the issues raised. Once the DoPE has finalised its assessment of the proposal, it will be referred to the Independent Planning Commission for determination. The Commission will hold a public before determining the proposal.

Mr Provest said it might interest Mrs Elliot to know that, in a bizarre twist, it is actually Kings Forest that would require further approval from the Commonwealth Environment Department under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in order to build a hospital, due to a mapped area of high koala activity adjacent to the site proposed.

The frequency of the Labor Partys misleading claims regarding development and planning processes is far from coincidental, Mr Provest said.

Justine Elliot Labor Federal MP for Richmond. Photo supplied.

Agenda to delay construction

We are fully aware of the reasons why the Labor Party is pushing the Kings Forest site and frankly...

03:40

Snarky Puppy announce Bluesfest sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

New York based collective Snarky Puppy have just announced a slew of headline shows in support of their appearance at Bluesfest 2019 this April. The jazz-fusion pioneers will play a bunch of massive dates in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Its destined to be a spectacle you dont want to miss. Full tour dates and ticket information below.
Tickets to Bluesfests 30th anniversary celebrations are on sale now, so be sure to head along to their website to make sure you dont miss out on one of the biggest events on the Aussie musical calendar.

Watch: Snarky Puppy Lingus (We Like It Here)

Snarky Puppy Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

Pre-sale begins 10am AEST Wednesday, 19th September

Tickets on sale to general public 10am AEST Friday, 21st September

Sunday, 21st April 2019
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, 24th April 2019
HQ, Adelaide
Tickets: OzTix

Friday, 26th April 2019
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

03:09

Greens Call For Release Of Religious Freedom Review Report "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Greens have demanded the federal government release the Ruddock religious freedom review panels long-awaited report. The religious freedom review, headed by Philip Ruddock, was announced last year to placate conservatives following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in December. The review panel handed its report to the federal government on May 18 but it ...

The post Greens Call For Release Of Religious Freedom Review Report appeared first on QNews Magazine.

03:06

Funding secured for Bruns pines as Council staff acquiesce "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Some of the historic coastal cypress pines surviving in the Terrace reserve.

Hans Lovejoy and Chris Dobney

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has welcomed $166,000 in funding to be used to save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads and three species of large forest owls that live in the area.

But she has accused Byron Council staff of being strong-armed into agreeing with developers demands over an approval to operate (ATO) request from the managers of the three holiday parks in the town and called on them to delay its approval of Terrace Reserve.

Ms Smith yesterday asked environment minister Gabrielle Upton at Question Time to preserve the coastal cypress pines in the southern end of the reserve and prevent damage to them from large vehicles and intensive year-round camping.

In response to the concerns I raised today and in May this year, funding has now been awarded under the state-wide Save Our Species program to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in NSW, Ms Smith said in a statement yesterday.

The minister gave me her assurances in May that the coastal cypress pines EEC are protected under the requirements of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, but it is my fear that the current application for camping within the EEC by Reflections Holiday Park avoids these requirements, she added.

The coastal cypress pines in the Terrace Reserve, pictured, as well as much larger ones there have been heavily pruned, residents say, to make way for larger vehicles in the camping area. Photo supplied

Staff acquiesced

In this weeks Byron Shire Council agenda, senior staffer Shannon Burt and building certifier Stephen McCarthy made the remarkable claim that th...

02:50

OPINION: Gender Diversity Is Now More Accepted, But Why Does The Pronoun They Still Divide? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Son Vivienne, RMIT University In recent months, there has been much heated discussion about the way gender-neutral pronouns (they, them, theirs) are being introduced as alternatives to the more conventional he and she in offices, schools and public institutions. Earlier this year, for instance, Qantas encouraged staff to adopt gender-inclusive language with customers, using ...

The post OPINION: Gender Diversity Is Now More Accepted, But Why Does The Pronoun They Still Divide? appeared first on QNews Magazine.

02:32

West Byron landowner takes Council to court "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The locals plan for 290 houses at West Byron. Image supplied

One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the government-appointed Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP). 

According to Council staff, property development management firm Site R&D Pty Ltd has asked that Councils deemed refusal be set aside and that the applicants development application (DA) be granted.

According to www.au.linkedin.com, the director of Site R&D Pty Ltd is Stuart Murray, who is based in Newcastle.

The Echo understands Site R&D is one of a group of locals who submitted their West Byron DA to the JRPP. A separate West Byron DA was submitted to the JRPP by QLD-based developer Villaworld and Sydney developer Terry Agnew. 

Senior legal counsel Ralph James told The Echo Council believes that development consent should be refused. Councils statement of facts and contentions was filed on September 11, 2018. The applicant is to file and serve its statement of facts and contentions in reply by October 24. The proceedings are listed for a conciliation conference under Section 34 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 on February 12, 2019. Mr James added, In the meantime, the proposal will go before the JRPP on October 8. If the JRPP refuses the proposal, the appeal is likely to continue as scheduled. If the JRPP grants consent, it will be a matter for the applicant as to the fate of the appeal.

The post West Byron landowner takes Council to court appeared first on Echonetdaily.

02:02

Statistics on NSW Drugs Busts Exaggerated "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has announced it has mistakenly double-counted a large number of drug busts over the past seven years an admission which many believe further bolsters the argument that the war on drugs is futile. BOCSAR director Dr Don Weatherburn admitted fault for the exaggerated data, which experts

The post Statistics on NSW Drugs Busts Exaggerated appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

01:48

Byron mayor wants to move Australia Day ceremony "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Byron mayor Simon Richardson wants to move the date of the Shires Australia Day ceremony. Photo supplied.

Paul Bibby

Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began.

In a development that may bring howls of protest from traditionalists, mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) will put a motion to Thursdays Council meeting proposing that the 2019 Australia Day event be moved to the evening of January 25.

The proposal also includes an attempt to change the day of Byrons Australia Day citizenship ceremony.

Cr Richardson told The Echo, The majority of our community feel desperately uneasy about celebrating Australia Day on a day that is associated with a lot of hurt and anger for Indigenous people.

Why would we, being a nation that prides itself on the values of a fair go, equality and mateship, willingly choose a date that is not fair, hurts our fellow Australian mates and suggests that some Australians are more equal than others?

I believe Byron has an opportunity to help the nation make the transition away from the historical problem of this date while still honouring the needs and values of those who enthusiastically wish to celebrate our successes as a nation

Should it adopt Cr Richardsons motion, Byron Shire Council would follow in the footsteps of other councils, such as Melbournes Darebin and Yarra councils, both of which voted to stop holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26.

In response, the federal government stripped those councils of their right to hold citizenship ceremonies, a punishment Byron Shire council could also receive if Scott Morrisons government were so minded.

Cr Richardson said he expected some opposition to his plan but that the change he was proposing was respectful and reasonable...

01:25

Featured Dish: The Cricketers "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Featured Dish: Crispy soft shell crab slider The Cricketers is an elegant pub and restaurant with a fireplace and an expansive courtyard, serving global bistro food. On Botanical Thursdays guests are served gin flights with a selection of tonics and garnishes, mixing and matching their own or with the help from the expert behind the bar. Its here we stumbled across []

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

01:03

Parliamentary Inquiry Launched Into Historical Gay Hate Crimes In New South Wales "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A long-awaited New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been announced to examine gay hate crimes in Sydney over four decades, including the murders of 88 gay and transgender people, 30 of which remain unsolved. A cross-party committee will look at crimes between 1970 and 2010 and investigate the NSW Police and criminal justice system response ...

The post Parliamentary Inquiry Launched Into Historical Gay Hate Crimes In New South Wales appeared first on QNews Magazine.

00:34

Youth violence sparks Mullumbimby meeting "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The disused railway tunnel near Mullum has become a party venue. Photo from 2014 by Eve Jeffery

Paul Bibby

A public meeting will be held in Mullumbimby next Tuesday (September 25) to discuss solutions to the ongoing issues of youth violence and antisocial behaviour in the Shires north.

Organised by Deb Pearse from Byron Youth Service (BYS), the meeting is a response to a number of incidents of violence and intimidation that have occurred between South Golden Beach and Mullumbimby in recent months.

In the most recent of these incidents, a teenager suffered serious facial injuries when he was struck by a rock at a party in a disused train tunnel in Billinudgel.

A 15-year-old has been charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm over the incident and will face court on September 24.

Ms Pearse said the meeting had been organised so that locals could discuss possible solutions to address such incidents.

Every couple of years, there seems to be this phenomenon somewhere in the Shire where theres a large group of boys who are totally off the grid, she said.

Some come from fragmented homes and are outside the school system.

It seems at the moment, thats happening in the north of the Shire.

Ms Pearse said one of the ideas she would be raising for discussion at the meeting was setting up a program to access and engage with this group.

I think it needs to be a program that addresses the desire of these kids to engage in risk-taking behaviour but does so in a way thats safe and doesnt have a negative impact on the...

00:09

Free Couch "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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00:00

Moon Festival in Eastwood this weekend "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Eastwood will celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival this Saturday with festivities in the town on the Plaza, on Eastwood Oval and in Eastwood Uniting Church.

The post Moon Festival in Eastwood this weekend appeared first on The Weekly Times.

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23:56

Save the Date "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Newlands Fringe is planned to rock our October.  Keep Friday, October 26 free, arrange a sitter, dust off your dancing shoes and join our Newlands Primary School Community in a night of fun.  Our very own DJ Eddy and Nancy Bangles will host an evening of dancing, performances, comedy and trivia. As always, the bar will be open!

It is set to be a night of laughter and merriment. Book a few tickets or organise a whole table. Dress theme is musical subcultures. Tickets on sale soon.......

23:39

A Sorry History (so far) of Oz Climate Parties "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

It appears a new political party the Climate Democrats (CDs) has entered the considerable vacuum in Australian politics left by the Liberal Party abandoning climate science and common sense. But it is not an easy task to fill and will take time, and an enormous amount of energy and support, as the litany of previous attempts clearly illustrates.

By my reckoning this is the fifth attempt to create a single issue climate party in a little bit more than 10 years. The first was the Climate Change Coalition which disappeared in the Ruddslide followed by my own ineffectual attempts with the Global Warming Action Party Australia (my daughter joked that the acronym GWAPA sounded like a frog croaking). About 2010 the still unregistered Save the Planet Party (STP) started up in Victoria. Like other previous attempts the STP failed to garner much publicity and must be considered a left splinter of the Greens.

The Renewable Energy Party (REP) was formed in 2016 but unfortunately carried a fair amount of political baggage with its founder Peter Breen. I joined the REP on its successful registration previously I had been a member of the STP and was one of a number of candidates in the 2016 election who lost their deposits. Like the Climate Coalition before them they had been banking on instant success a most unrealistic proposition. After a long period of silence and inaction from the committee with one exception they all resigned, leaving a few individuals (including yours truly) trying to save something from the debacle. In this we were unsuccessful and the REP was deregistered earlier this year.

There is a need to avoid the political baggage of the past if possible. There is a need for appealing across the political spectrum and in particular occupying the centre and the centre-right. The single issue climate change party should be challenging in the seats where the Greens (the only party with credible climate policies) have little or no sway. It is in these seats in the main held by Nationals and Liberals that the cancer of climate denialism is to be found. It is in these safe seats that the sitting members need to be threatened and made marginal. The party should be built up from a sound base with as little as possible individual ambition and no unreali...

23:32

Hoards of Anonymous Figures React to a User-Controlled Character in an Interactive World by Universal Everything "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds of anonymous people who react to the characters movements. The scenes are set in a variety of abstracted but familiar environments like city streets and under water. Presumably, the viewer will be able to control the figure in a VR or immersive gallery setting. Universal Everything explains the experience on their Vimeo page:

Emergence is an open-world environment, expressing the primal feeling of maintaining your individual identity whilst being part of a crowd. As you immerse yourself in a crowd of thousands, shafts of light beckon you closer. As you touch the light, the environment its atmosphere, its gravity and the choreography of the crowd transform in powerful ways, continually challenging your perception.

Universal Everything was founded by Matt Pyke, who leads a variety of digital artists, animators, musicians, and developers in creating a wide variety of digital projects. Another notable project from the studio is a Sydney Opera Houses Living Mural collaboration, where digital murals from artists around the world were projected on to the Opera Houses iconic nesting rooflines. You can see more from Universal Everything on Vimeo and Instagram, and the studio also has a solo exhibition of their work on view until February 2019 at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul. (via The Awesomer)

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23:29

MACKAY Mackay man distraught as footpath garden gets axe "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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23:04

Wet and wild for West Gippy netball finale "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

In the under 13s grand final, Inverloch-Kongwak lost to a strong Cora Lynn team. The runners-up are from left, Keeley Dennerley, Keely Phillips, Grace Burns, Marli Box, Jasmine Williams, Tayla Cann, Daphne Hodge, Abby Osborne, Amy Scott, Abby Dwyer, Claire Peterson (coach) and Siobhan Griffin (ast coach) and Sherri Box (manager). kg423818

In the Under 15 grand final, Phillip Island emerged as premiers by three goals from Korumburra-Bena. The winners are from left, back, Andrea Dempsey, Amelie Wragg, Jarah White, Sophie Gysberts, Gracie Dempsey, Sunday Brisbane, Jess Gysberts, Jules Morris, front, Nikki Williams, Bella Ross, Tayla Kleevan, Mikayla Morris and Mikayla Pedley. kg373818

Winners of the C Grade premiership Inverloch are from left, back, Ella Sadler, Rani Mann, Kelsie Buxton (coach), Tamara Crow, Claire Peterson, Libby Hutchinson, front, Harper Hawking (supporter), Bec Hawking, Alex Burke, Olivia Peterson, Cale Crowe (supporter), Alli Hayes, Julie Jackson, Rhianna Puppetti, Cindy Boyd and Tora Boyd (supporter). kg283818

23:00

WIN: Ultimate Party Pass from The Music & Booze Co "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Music & Booze Co are keeping the party going this Supporter Drive by running one FBi Radio Supporter and a mate ragged at approximately* one billion parties!

The ultimate Party Pass includes tickets for you + 1 to Festival of the Sun, Party in the Paddock, Mountain Sounds and Bad Friday, and a double pass to a show of your choosing at each of the Lansdowne, the Chippo and, if your legs are still working, Waywards at the Bank. Epic!

Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could literally be partying your face off and then have no face but it was totally worth it.

 

 

*very approximately.

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23:00

WIN: Yamaha Revstar Guitar & Amp from Turramurra Music "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

 

For too long, the lack of a sufficiently radical axe has kept you from your dreams of rockstardom. Sign up or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and Turrumurra Music might change all that!

One supporter is coming away from the drive with a Black Yamaha RS502T Revstar Electric Guitar and a Vox MV40 amp! The Revstar features a solid body, beautiful design with aluminium tailpiece and iconic P-90 pickups. Its all thanks to Turramurra Music whove been servicing local musos gear needs since 1976.

Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could win this killer prize pack/lose your excuse for not having made it in the music industry!

 

 

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23:00

WIN: $1,000 Voucher from Airbnb "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Airbnb is offering one lucky FBi Radio Supporter a MASSIVE $1000 voucher  thats a whole lot of staying!

Airbnbs accommodation marketplace offers short term stays to stacks of lush holiday rentals, homes and experiences all over the world. Whether youre after a sweet crash pad after a gig in the city, a secluded treehouse in the mountains, or a room in the home of a lovely 60 y/o Dutch dude who enjoys breakfasting in his undies if its ok with you, Airbnb has you sorted!

Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could be eating Froot Loops with Jurgen! Or stay somewhere else, totally up to you its your thousand bucks

 

 

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23:00

WIN: 4 x VIP Tickets To Laneway Festival + Drinks "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The jewel in the travelling music fest crown, Laneway Festival, is back next year at Callan Park, Rozelle on Sunday 3 Feb!

Thanks to our our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive one lucky Supporter is going to cop 4 x VIP tickets + drinks on us! These tix arent available to the general public and they get you ~special access~ to the festival + exclusive perks (did someone say VIP bathrooms? ). 2019s lineup is STAKT with Gang of Youths, Courtney Barnett, Rex Orange County, Jorja Smith, Jon Hopkins, Cosmos Midnight and heaps more. Check the whole lineup here. 

Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could be weeing like a famous person at bloody Laneway! 

 

 

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23:00

WIN: One Year Unlimited Yoga Membership at Marrickville Yoga "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

For one FBi Radio supporter theres 1 year yoga membership from Marrickville Yoga up for grabs  thats unlimited classes, 7 days a week!

The Marrickville Yoga Centre has been a vibrant part of the Inner West community since 2007, offering classes in the Iyengar method to people of all skill levels, 7 days a week. Whether youre a beginner, intermediate or pretzel-grade yoga maker, Marrickville Yoga knows what you need.

Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could be resting your head on your own bum by the end of the year! 

 

 

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20:00

Energy minister's electorate backs higher emissions reduction target, poll shows "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

ReachTel poll of Angus Taylor's voters finds 42.3% want Australia to cut emissions more deeplyMore voters in the electorate of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, support an emissions reduction target for electricity and a higher national target than the Paris commitment than oppose those positions.A ReachTel poll of 690 residents across the federal electorate of Hume, which reaches from Boorowa in the southern tablelands of New South Wales to Camden on Sydney's southern fringe, was [...]

Wednesday, 12 September

02:58

FOOTSCRAY WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL MAKES WAKAKIRRI FINALS "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Wakakirri is proud to announce Footscray West Primary School has won the Best Drama Story Award

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