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Sunday, 18 February

22:26

On the return journey? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

White-browed Woodswallows have been conspicuous by their absence all summer, that is until I came across a small flock yesterday morning in the Rise and Shine.

I observed a few birds passing through the Mia Mia in late October but apparently conditions didnt inspire them to linger and breed. I suspect the flock encountered yesterday are heading north on their return journey. They are fussy and mercurial in their breeding habits but a beautiful bird nonetheless.

White-browed Woodswallow, Rise and Shine, 18th February 2018

22:14

Man hospitalised after ute and B-double crash at Brunswick Heads "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter landing at Gold Coast University Hospital. Photo WRHS

The driver of a utility was trapped for 30 minutes following a crash on the Pacific Motorway near Brunswick Heads on Sunday morning (February 18) before being airlifted to hospital.

The crash occurred about 2am, when a northbound B-double and a southbound Mitsubishi utility collided in the northbound lanes near the Gulgan Road interchange.

The B-double then continued onto to wrong side of the road and rolled. The driver escaped injury.

The driver of the utility, a 38-year-old from Possum Creek, was trapped in the vehicle for about 30 minutes before being released.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene and landed on the motorway with the crew treating the man for head, arm and chest injuries.

He was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition..

The southbound lanes remained closed for some hours while the salvage operation was underway.

Police inquiries into the incident continue.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.

 

The post Man hospitalised after ute and B-double crash at Brunswick Heads appeared first on Echonetdaily.

22:03

Plea to help find missing teenagers "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Missing North Coast teenagers Georgina Hills, Tyson Giles and Alex Cupitt.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate three teenagers who may possibly be in the Byron Bay or Lismore areas.

The two boys and a girl, Tyson Giles (13), Alex Cupitt (13) and Georgina Hills (14), are from Alstonville, Lismore and Kyogle respectively.

Georgina was last seen attending school in Lismore on Monday, February 5, and was reported missing to police the following day.

Tyson and Alex were last seen attending school in Lismore on Friday, February 2.

They were reported missing to police last Friday, February 16.

It is now believed the three are travelling together in the Byron Bay or Lismore areas and are refusing to contact family or carers.

Police have concerns for their welfare and would like to speak with the three children to ensure their wellbeing.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to contact Lismore police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be given in confidence.

 

 

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22:00

February 19 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

1804 - David Collins decided to up sticks and shift his non-Corey Worthington organised party to Sullivan Cove in Tassie.

1810 - Edward Luttrell Jnr, a ships officer and son of Surgeon Edward Luttrell, shot Pemulwuys son Tidbury (Tedbury or Tjedboro) in the face during an argument at Parramatta.

1836 - British Parliament officially proclaimed the colony of South Australia and formally defined its boundaries.
King William IV recognised the continued rights to land for Aboriginal people in South Australia's founding document, the Letters Patent. It was the first ever recognition of Aboriginal rights granted in Australia's colonial history. But the promise of legal entitlement to the land was never kept.

1852 - That glittery gold stuff that gets the population so excited was tripped over in Beechworth.

1856 - Exotic dancer (that's exotic NOT erotic you smutty minded people) Lola Montez - who was neither Spanish nor a trained dancer -was greatly displeased with a bad review written by the editor of the Ballarat Times, Henry Seekamp, about her.
So she took to him with a horse whip.
Totally justified, Your Honour...!

1863 - Thomas McGee was Hanged at Melbourne Gaol for the murder of Alexander Brown at Maiden Gully.

1865 - The tender was issued for work on Parliament House for the construction of the Legislative Council foundations.

1877 - A few glasses and stumps were raised when the patent for the stump-jump plough was registered in South Oz.

1879 - The foundation stone for Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building was laid.

1883 - Sir William Robinson was having a bad hair day so he decided to cover it up by popping on the South Oz Governor's hat.

1892 - Eileen O'Connor, the next possible Aussie saint, was delivered by the stork in Richmond (Struggletown), Melbourne.
She was yet another ballsy gal who took on Rome to establish Our Lady's Nurses For The Poor.

1894 - Steam trams began chugging their way to Bondi; getting a full head of steam up they could gallop along at 65km/ph, birthing the saying "to shoot through like a Bondi tram".

1894 - The Sydney Anarchy Trial found several well-known chappies were a bit naughty for flogging editions of the anarchist newspaper Hard Cash that cast aspersions upon trustees of the Savings Bank of NSW. Tsk tsk tsk. Because banks are always so trust-worthy during a depression... aren't they?
Of course 2 chappies in particular were let off the hook...future NSW Premier Jack Lang and future Prime Minister Billy Hughes.

1912 - Royal Commission into the claims arising out of the contract entered into between Peter Rodger and the Victorian Railways Commissioners for the erection of Flinders Str...

22:00

WHY PLANT BASED AND VEGAN? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Rene McCready shares why she sees a plant-based, or vegan, diet as so important for a personal and more global sustainability.

The post WHY PLANT BASED AND VEGAN? appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

Letters to the Editor: More or less tax income "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Dear Sir, Tax, Tax, Tax. No one wants to pay more tax, including me. Like most other people, I want and need the services I [more]

The post Letters to the Editor: More or less tax income appeared first on The Weekly Times.

21:10

1) Papuan Liberation Movement hopeful over MSG process "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


2) The strategic holiday is over (part 1)
3) Indonesia stock exchange targets 2 thousand investors from W Papua
4) BPS: Papua Exports Drop 50.80 Percent
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https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/350686/papuan-liberation-movement-hopeful-over-msg-process
1) Papuan Liberation Movement hopeful over MSG process
6:40 am today 
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20:33

Man charged over Mullumbimby home invasion "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Police have charged a Mullumbimby man in relation to an alleged home invasion last week. But two others have so far evaded them.

At 8.40pm on Sunday, February 11, three men allegedly armed with handguns, a rifle and a sword entered a house on Poplar Street, Mullumbimby, and threatened the occupants a 60-year-old man, his two sons aged 22 and 13 and two friends.

The incident was reported to police on Wednesday, February 14.

The following day, a home on Azalea Street, Mullumbimby was searched, and a number of items, including a replica pistol, were seized.

A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated entry of a dwelling with intent, affray, breach of bail, and breaking and entering with intent.

He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court last Friday (February 16).

Investigations are continuing the identity of the two other unknown men.

 

The post Man charged over Mullumbimby home invasion appeared first on Echonetdaily.

20:00

Independent Artist of the Week: Milan Ring "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Producing, engineering, singing, writing and heading up her own label: Milan Ring does it all. Now, the eclectic R&B fruits of her labour are coming into their own.

As a multi-instrumentalist obsessed with constructing idiosyncratic sounds, Milan Ring has really found her groove first with 2017s largely instrumental beat tape Venus Fly Trap and now, with Unbounded, the Sydneysiders first single of 2018.

Playing by her own rules, Milan heads up new collective MXMAY a newly formed creative house producing music, fashion, art, poetry, design and film. Having independently released her own music through the label, shes had a stellar start to the year. From an appearance at Melbournes Sugar Mountain festival, through to supporting Kardajala Kirridarra and Tokimonsta, Milan Ring is making serious moves for 2018.

 

 

Tune into Up For It every Monday morning to meet your new independent artist of the week!

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14:16

Surprise, Surprise. Nationals appear to be telling pork pies to voters on the NSW North Coast yet again "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"



Echo NetDaily, 15 Februaty 2018:

An animal activist has accused two National Party MPs of 'misleading the public' over claims the RMS has revegetated more than a hundred hectares of land along the Pacific Highway Ballina upgrade route with tens of thousands of koala feed trees.
In recent weeks both roads minister Melinda Pavey and north coast MLC Ben Franklin have made public statements regarding the re-vegetation of koala habitat at Meerschaum Vale to compensate for the damage caused by the highway upgrade construction.
On February 3, Minister Pavey said in a press release that 'the government had re-vegetated 130 hectares of land with 95,000 koala feed trees.'
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14:15

Global fires affect Earth's methane emission levels "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), 4 January 2018:


A reduction in global burned area in the 2000s had an unexpectedly large impact on methane emissions.

A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires. The new study resolves what looked like irreconcilable differences in explanations for the increase.

Methane emissions have been rising sharply since 2006. Different research teams have produced viable estimates for two known sources of the increase: emissions from the oil and gas industry, and microbial production in wet tropical environments like marshes and rice paddies. But when these estimates were added to estimates of other sources, the sum was considerably more than the observed increase. In fact, each new estimate was large enough to explain the whole increase by itself.

Scientist John Worden of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and colleagues focused on fires because they're also changing globally. The area burned each year decreased about 12 percent between the early 2000s and the more recent period of 2007 to 2014, according to a new study using observations by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer satellite instrument....

12:34

Wakeboarding "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Hey guys, got a wakeboard boat and looking for places to go in Townsville. By the looks of it Loan Island is my best bet and the Black Weir. Is there any other spots close with freshwater where I can go or are they the only two. Thanks

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11:57

Death after Princes Highway crash near Gumbuya World "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

One person has been killed and another airlifted after a crash near Tynong North's Gumbuya World today.

11:29

Free "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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My daughters have moved out of home and left behind lots of no longer wanted stuff from the last several years, which I'd love to find new homes for.

There's a friendship bracelet kit, balloon animals, chocolate fountain, range of stationary items including good quality colour pencils, cork board,  pink wooden heart, door hanger, selection of A4 folders, folder paper, dividers and document wallets, collection of make up purses, skipping rope - see photos below.

I'll leave it all out on our nature strip at 10 Rasmussen Court Coburg for the next few days (weather permitting) so come and help yourself to anything that takes your fancy!


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11:21

Save Clump Point "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

ACT NOW: Make an urgent submission to GBRMPA on the proposed marine infrastructure development at Clump Point, Boat Bay, Mission Beach. DUE 5pm MONDAY 19 Feb 2018.

 

This is Clump Point, Boat Bay, Mission Beach, situated at the meeting point of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Areas.

For decades there has been pressure to enclose Boat Bay at Mission Beach to create a marina. There is now a new proposal on the table for a safe boating facility at Clump Point.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is seeking approval from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to construct a new detached breakwater (145 m rock wall) in the Marine Parks, supporting a jetty, 2 berthing pontoons, 5-6 pen berths (for commercial lease) and 5-6 swing moorings (4 commercial, 2 for visiting recreational), and the upgrade of the existing Clump Point boat ramp to provide a third lane and additional floating walkway. The boat ramp is to be designed for infrequent barge use.

Impacts of the development include:  

  • permanent loss of mangroves, healthy inshore reef and benthic habitat,
  • increased risk to seagrass meadows and megafauna due to expanded commercial operations,
  • increased risk to the numerous sensitive receptors in the immediate vicinity due to refueling operations; and
  • ...

11:19

FEBRUARY 24 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Hello all,

Please join us for our first Saturday 24 February Club Outing at the SC Councils Scarffe Road Reserve at Glenview. Please meet at 7am and join Ken Cross & John Birbeck who will lead the walk.

One of the Councils new reserves - Scarffe Road Glenview. This reserve is fenced off and not open to the public, it includes a large quarried lake including adjoining maintenance roadways and is surrounded by riparian rainforest. It also adjoins existing Mooloolah River Esplanade Reserves. The entrance gates are located at the end of Scarffe Road before the bridge (private property), there is plenty of parking along Scarffe Road.

To get there:
Enter Mooloolah Connection Road off Steve Irwin Way, then enter Scarffe Road (WHICH IS NOT SIGNPOSTED) off Mooloolah Connection Road at Glenview. Scarffe Road is the first road on your right. If you have reached Stevens Road you have gone approximately 300 metres too far. Public toilets are located about 1.3 kilometres down Mooloolah Connection Road at Ewen Maddock Dam Reserve.


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11:00

EP 237: Violent Soho "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Photo: Matt Walter

 

Violent Soho

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, 23rd December 2017

The Mansfield 4-piece first formed in 2004, all attending Mansfield State High School. Local shows with Brisbane favourites Eat Lazer Scumbag and Gazoonga Attack caught the eye of producer Bryce Moorhead of who recorded their first EP Pigs & T.V. in 2006.

The EP gained the band attention nationally, recruiting Magic Dirts Dean Turner as manager. He also produced and released their first full length album in 2008 on his Emergency Music label. We Dont Belong Here continued their steady growth in popularity, allowing them to tour internationally for the first time as well as play national festivals Homebake, Laneway, Meredith, Falls and Southbound.

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth became a fan of the ba...

07:46

Tourists on Scooters: Why So Many Dickheads? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Terima kasih. Terima kasih, I repeat over and over, till my throat goes dry and the Indonesian words of gratitude become a meaningless, Australian-flavoured gibberish.

I wince. And fiddle with the label of the plastic water bottle that Ketut pressed gently into my hands. Made chucks me a toothy grin and tells me to breathe as he treats my left leg with Betadine. His hands, baked golden by years of sun with deep ridges of age, dance softly along my calf, imploring my body to express where it hurts. Through salty, wobbly vision, the faces of concerned onlookers swim in and out of focus.

A cat smelling of something rotten, with sticky, sweat-saturated fur, stares at me through a nearby bush. He cocks his head and twitches his nose as I squeeze my eyes shut. Taking off my grit-stained glasses, I rest my head in my hands.

This scene is the result of 19 years of unawareness, and borderline carelessness, of my own mortality. Well, thats not entirely true. In fact, as a rule, I refuse to eat anything past its use-by-date and never leave home without a thick sheen of SPF50+. Yet, somehow, last month I found myself crumpled on the edge of a T-junction with my ankle wedged tightly beneath a freshly-rented scooter.

Its a common enough story for young travellers.

Let go of your inhibitions! they say. Be free, wild and adventurous!

Sure. Fuck yeah! I can do that.

It seems that most Westerners become well acquainted with the hot sting of gravel-grated flesh when scooter-venturing through Southeast Asia. Particularly in Bali, where a culture of helmetless, Aussie Bintang fiends thrives despite the barrage of figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs each year.

An Australian dies in Bali every nine days.

For me, upon arrival on this beautifully balmy island, and with my parents more concerned about angry Mount Agung, the volcano, than the mortality rate of scooter-loving tourists, the statistics faded into white noise and felt about as sobering as Melbournes Dumb Ways to Die campaign. Like thousands of other Western travellers, I felt as if death from misadventure just wasnt me.

As night falls, illuminated by the ever-faithful florescent glow of 24/7 convenience stores, the main streets of Kuta come alive with the shouts of young travellers. Men and women with fre...

07:20

NSW Police to Target Potential Lone-Wolf Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A new unit of the NSW Police Force has been created which is ostensibly aimed at combating lone-wolf terrorism by closely monitoring fixated persons. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has told the media that the unit will focus on the intersection between radicalisation, mental illness and lone-wolf attacks. However,

The post NSW Police to Target Potential Lone-Wolf Terrorists appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

06:36

Gay Christian Spreads The Word During Epic World Journey "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A gay Christian has stopped off in New Zealand on his mission to break an epic world record. Mikah Meyer, 31, is paying tribute to his late father by attempting to be the youngest person to visit all 417 American national parks, aiming to beat current record holder Allen Hogenaeur, who finished at age 39 ...

The post Gay Christian Spreads The Word During Epic World Journey appeared first on QNews Magazine.

06:18

Score A Bargain Frock At The Sportsman Hotels Next Drag Swap Meet "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Want to pick up a bargain frock or wig for your next drag or theatre show? Brisbanes Sportsman Hotel will hold another of their successful Drag Swap Meets next month. Therell be a wide range of pre-loved glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewellery and makeup on offer, as several local drag stars and vendors come ...

The post Score A Bargain Frock At The Sportsman Hotels Next Drag Swap Meet appeared first on QNews Magazine.

05:36

For Sale "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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I have a few things I'd like to sell. 

Make me an offer - anything considered! 

Pick up or view in Coburg North (Newlands Estate). 

Gretchen 0427 203 030. 


05:33

Asa's Totally Rad and Narly Exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Hello friends,

I'm having my first solo exhibition in about 15 years and would love to see you all there to help me consume a shitload of FREE Hawkers beer and DeBortoli wine! 

It's kid friendly! 

March 2nd 6.30pm at 550 Swan St Richmond.


04:07

First time home buyer "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Hi all, looking to buy somewhere in TSV in the next little while. Any advice for areas to buy, don't want to be out in the burbs. In between domain and city would be ideal but open to suggestions. Looking to rent the place out after a while as well, anything to aim for? How is the market just now? Ive heard it's picking back up and on the turn?

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04:05

Madge Digest #149 February 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Many thanks for your submissions on WAs Farmer Protection Legislation and for signing Stop GM Golden Rice letter asked for in the previous digest. They make a huge difference!

  1. Your help is needed again to get new GMOs regulated by this Wednesday 21st Feb. 

  2. GMO food labelling a possibility in South Australia!

  3. Keep yourself grounded and happy with others who care.

1)Your help needed again to get new GMOs regulated by this Wednesday 21st Feb

Put in a brief submission by Wednesday 21st February (suggested content below). Some scientists and industries see New GM as a bonanza for their careers and profits although it is only five years old and has no history of safe use. We suggest mentioning:

  1. The techniques (CRISPR, RNAi, gene drives and all other new techniques mentioned in this Friends of the Earth GM 2.0 Australian Regulators Engineering the Truth report) are GM.
  2. The new  GM techniques need safety assessments, regulation, labelling and monitoring. The developers of these techniques must be fully liable, including financially, for their products and actions.
  3. The Australian Department of Health has advised the World Trade Organisation* of its proposal to change the Gene Technology Act. I am concerned this may remove the opportunity to acknowlege these new technologies are GM and will close down public discussion of precaution and alternatives. 

If you add a sentence or two of your own it gives your submission much more power.

GM, old and new, thrives on secrecy, manipulation of science, exclusi...

03:40

Crystal cascades are paradise "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Im from the UK visiting austrlia based mostly on reddit recomendations. The highlight of the trip was Crystal cascades. Gorgeous rain forest; no crowds; birds; waterfalls and cool water. I sat on the bottom of the creek watching the fish through my snorkle watch me. Im in love. Thankyou reddit for the tip.

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03:28

Eat It - 18 February 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Have you ever heard of a condition called Orthorexia? We hadn't until recently, so we chatted to Dr Rosemary Stanton about what it is (a compulsion to only eat "clean" food) and how it's developed since the 1990s.

Victor Persinette is man who spends a lot of time underground at the Spring Street Grocer's cheese room. He popped in to speak about how to best mature cheese, how blue cheese is formed, and some of the history of various cheese varieties.

To finish today's show we spoke to the man behind Duckboard Place's Lee Ho Fook, Victor Liong. Originally from Sydney we chatted about how Melbourne is perhaps more open to progressive intepretations of Chinese cuisine, and also how he cooks his simple (but delicious) egglant dish.

03:23

Canadian Couple Continues Fight To Have Their Marriage Legally Recognised "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A Winnipeg couple has hit another roadblock in an ongoing 40-year battle to have their marriage legally recognised. Chris Vogel and Richard North were married in a Unitarian church in 1974, but what is now the Manitoba Statistics Agency refused to register the marriage because they were both men. At the time, they were only ...

The post Canadian Couple Continues Fight To Have Their Marriage Legally Recognised appeared first on QNews Magazine.

03:18

Shortens breath-taking hypocrisy accusing Joyce of misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Larry Pickering at his best

Cairns News cannot believe the breath-taking hypocrisy of Bill Shorten when he asked Turnbull in Parliament if he would sack Barnaby Joyce over his pregnant girlfriend. We read about Shortens widely-reported extra-marital dalliances and rape allegations which leave him with no feathers to fly with. He really is a grub, according to readers, whose expertise would be better applied to being a brothel manager.

01:58

Wolltet ihr schon immer mal wissen, was passiert, wenn ... "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Wolltet ihr schon immer mal wissen, was passiert, wenn auf einem Kreuzfahrtschiff eine italienische Grofamilie zu randalieren und rumzuprgeln anfngt?

Hier ist eure Chance!

Update: Es gibt ein Video.

01:34

Too many questions over Florida shooting official narrative "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Aaron Kesel

Activist Post  

Port Arthur parallells

Anytime a shooting happens, its a tragic event whether it was a false flag or a legitimate mass shooting by a lunatic; but just because people died doesnt mean we shouldnt question the veracity of the events reported. Here are 5 reasons why you should question the recent shooting and remain vigilant.

  1. There was a drill planned the day of the shooting.

Coincidentally, earlier on the day of the shooting, teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were told there would soon be a code red or lockdown drill, to practice their response to an immediate threat, Miami Herald reported.

  1. The shooter claims he heard demonic voices.

Alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz. Three eyewitnesses claim there were three shooters. Armed policeman/security guard on grounds at the time of shooting did not see or hear shooters

The shooter Nikolas Cruz is claiming to have heard demonic voices, like previous mass shoot...

00:12

A favourite place on the hill "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Like people, birds have favourite places too.

On Friday evening I visited the western side of Spring Hill that has been a wonderful place for birds over the years. Its here that I captured my best ever photograph of a male Crested Bellbird, where White-backed Swallows have congregated atop a prominent dead tree and where I glimpsed a Black Honeyeater the year the drought broke.

I was not disappointed on my recent visit Rainbow Bee-eaters were gathering on that same dead tree as a flock of Varied Sittellas foraged along the bare trunk. I must return again soon.

Super Fairy-wren, Spring Hill, 17th February. 2018

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22:55

BRAZIL COMES to BYRON, VICTOR RUIZ at THE BYRON BAY BREWERY "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Edge Bookings & Bassic Records are very excited to bring Byron Bay one of
the most talented and popular techno acts on the planet, Victor Ruiz. Its the
Brazilian superstars maiden NSW appearance and exclusive show in the
state.

Victor will be performing on Thursday Feb 22 at Byron Bay Brewery with support
by local acts Taya, ZigMon, Jimmy D, Webber, Martin Bale, Loopbass
and 3 Days Deep.

Limited tickets remaining so get in quick to be sure not to miss out on Brazils
premier techno producer live!

VICTOR RUIZ
BYRON BAY BREWERY, THURSDAY 22ND FEB 5PM
Tickets and further information, visit www.byronbaybrewery.com.au.

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22:46

LONE GOAT GALLERY OFFSITE PROJECT #1 TOP SHOP "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Lone Goat Gallery is excited to announce a new program of offsite projects in collaboration with Top Shop, showcasing new works by artists from the Northern Rivers region, featuring Lone Goat Gallery alumni.

Curated by Lone Goat gallerist Andrew McDonald, the program will feature bi-monthly exhibitions throughout 2018, with Mahala Magins now showing as the inaugural feature artist.

NOW SHOWING
UNTIL 31 MARCH 2018
TOP SHOP
65 CARLYLE ST BYRON BAY
6.30am 4pm Monday to Sunday

Mahala Magins visceral paintings encompass her travels while exploring the affected and affective nature of encounters with place through a considered and emotive material response. Magins chooses not to replicate the landscape around her but let it in through thoughts and the edges of her vision, until the paintings find their own life and direction, separate from but informed by their initial inspiration.

Learn more at www.onegoatgallery.com.

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22:18

Royals at Rest "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A recent dash to Sale had me killing a little time at an old haunt - Lake Guyatt.


Amid the Royal Spoonbills was an occasional Auatralian White Ibis





Gouldiae


22:08

Kermadec and Gould's Petrels, Masked and Red-footed Boobies and a Buller's Shearwater at Offshore--Southport pelagic reported by Rob Morris and all on board the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge on 17-02-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A good day - lots of Tahiti's performing well + single Kermadec and Gould's Petrels, Masked and Red-footed Boobies and a Buller's Shearwater on the way in. More Flesh-footed Shearwaters than we've had in many months and some great views of Pomerine Skuas and Sooty Terns.

22:00

February 18 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

1793 - The first school in the new colony began thumping learnin' into young heads in an unfinished church building in Sydney with the first teacher being one Mr Stephen Barnes.

1796 - One of the Scottish martyrs, Thomas Muir, did a bunk and successfully escaped on an American ship Otter.

1804 - The first Russian to become an Aussie resident - before we were known as Aussies - was John Potocki who was given the Grande Tour of Tassie as a transported convict.

1815 - George Wood and others were lost en route from Illawarra to Shoalhaven to pick up cedar.

1844 - The foundation stone of the monument to Surveyor-General Colonel William Light, over his grave in Light Square, was laid on this day.

1856 - A bovine lad by the name of King Oscar was pupped on this day; being of a lowly state his fate was in the hands of others and, thus, he was sold to Mr Broadie and travelled to Oz where he spent the remainder of his days.

1858 - The HMS Sappho may have been armed with sixteen cannon but she still managed to disappear on her voyage from England ; she was last sighted a few miles off Cape Otway, Vic, on this day and then not seen again. Despite an extensive search in Bass Strait and a report that the masts of a ship were seen protruding from the sea near Wilsons Promontory, no definite trace was ever discovered.

1862 - Margaret Coghlan was Hanged at Campbell Street Gaol, Tassie, for the murder of her husband.

1865 - John McDonald was another Melbournian who chose to chance it aboard the CSS Shenandoah; he popped out of his hiding place after the ship had sailed, becoming another of the OZ & NZ veterans of the American Civil War.

1869 - A transported Fenian, JB O'Reilly, took his unlawful leave from Fremantle in the American whaling ship Gazelle and sailed off into the sunset for USA.

1874 - Little Nell was a steam launch whose boiler exploded during a race with the tug Tamar, off Coulson, Tasmania.  In an attempt to beat the powerful tug, the safety valve of the launchs boiler was clamped down and more fuel thrown on the fire. Eleven on board; the river cutter Margaret rescued three passengers, one dying a few days later, the other two badly scalded.

1874 -  I say, What!
That earnest explorer chappy Ernest Giles was nearly killed by one of his horses when he was thrown and dragged along, only narrowly escaping being killed.

1883 - Jessie Litchfield, a fantastically inspirational woman, was found in the tulip patch. She was an author, poet, Aussie and international journalist and editor of a NT newspaper, who helped push tourism in the Top End.

1893 - The Marlborough Express succinctly stated how both Tamworth and Toowoomba were out of railway and telegraph communicat...

22:00

Cost of tax breaks soars on profits selling homes "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Government spending on tax breaks is set to hit a record $170 billion this year, largely as a result of an explosion in the value of concession for the family home.

Treasury's Tax Expenditures Statement required under the Charter of Budget Honesty and released quietly after the close of business on Thursday puts the value of the exemption from capital gains tax for owner occupiers at $74 billion this financial year, up from $66.5 billion last financial year, which was itself $5 billion more than Treasury had forecast.

Four years ago, before house prices shot up, it was worth $46.5 billion. Treasury says by 2020-21 it will be worth $91 billion.

The exemption releases owner occupiers from the obligation to pay capital gains tax on profits made from the sale of their primary residence. Those profits have soared in recent years as prices have climbed, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. Investors pay capital gain at half the income tax rate, a concession the Treasury costs at $10 billion, up from $4.4 billion four years ago.

The cost of tax expenditures is tabulated so that the government can compare the budgetary impact of direct spending in the form of grants with indirect spending in the form of tax breaks.

The government costs assistance to the aged at $64.3 billion and assistance to the unemployed and the sick at $10 billion.

The concession tax treatment of superannuation contributions is costed at $16.9 billion. The concessional treatment of super fund earnings is costed at $19.25 billion. The two figures can't be added together to get a total for super tax concessions, because if contributions were fully taxed the funds would earn less.

The exemption of so-called fresh foods from goods and services tax costs $7 billion per year. Among the items exempt because they are used to prepare food at home is sugar, although commercially prepared products containing sugar such as soft drinks are subject to the GST.

The GST exemption for education services including private school fees will cost $4.55 billion in 2017-18 and $5.65 billion in 2020-21. The exemption for medical services costs $4.1 billion.

The cost of the farm management deposit system, which gives tax advantages to qualifying farmers, is is expected to double from $245 million in 2016-17 to $560 million in 2017-18.

The figures come as the government attempts to find savings to fund personal income tax cuts in the May budget and reduce the deficit of $21.4 billion.

 

Tax Break Top 10

The 10 biggest tax expenditures identified by the Treasury

Revenue...

21:03

Jobs, the Just Transition and Electricity Generation "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Morwell Power Station (The Age)

With one or two exceptions political parties of all persuasions appear almost bereft of imagination when it comes to implementing a just transition in the renewable energy revolution. One exception is the South Australian government which has been encouraging widespread investment in batteries, renewable energy and other forms of energy storage.  The Victorian government is trying hard with renewable energy but somehow hasnt quite grasped the main problem of the transition that centralised power production in the Latrobe Valley is in decline and being replaced by electricity that can be produced anywhere. Because of the decentralised nature of renewable energy production it appears jobs are slowly being exported, for example, to western Victoria where wind energy has established a strong manufacturing base in Portland.

The valley is now going through the second painful transition process it has faced in the last 30 years privatisation being the first. A recent opinion poll indicates that employment is by far the most important concern for Gippslanders. But the damage done by clinging to the old power system is considerable as the remaining power stations will eventually be closed down in the not too distant future and possibly much sooner than we think. Through lack of planning jobs in the power industry are being exported wherever renewable energy is being developed.

There are many job options that utilise valley resources with Gippsland advantage include offshore wind, energy storage in pumped hydro and floating solar farms. I made a few suggestions along these lines in the previous blog below. There are also a number of possible projects suitable for the valley that involve win/win situations. They include restoration of the Hazelwood open cut and lining the walls with solar PV as suggested some time ago by Dan Caffrey and manufacturing products from the various fly-ash deposits in the valley. I understand that this was considered by the Gippsland Trades and Labour Council and some work on this was done at Monash Gippsland.

The current squabble...

20:32

1) West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

2) Disused WW2 Airfield in West Papua Now Ready for Commercial Flights

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15:38

"Joyces behaviour has wreaked havoc on his family.....has wreaked havoc on the government" "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Journalist Nikki Savvawriting in The Australian, 15 February 2018:

Barnaby Joyce & Vikki Campion taken at Farm2Fork event on Thursday 3rd November 2016 on Cockatoo Island Sydney. Picture: Supplied
The stories will not disappear. There is a pattern. They abate, then return with a vengeance as soon as something new is uncovered. The hunt for that something new will continue until his head is delivered upon a platter. Unpleasant as it is, that is the reality. No politician, no matter how talented, can survive that, no government can survive that.
Joyce has trashed whatever moral authority he had as leader. He has gone from being funny to a national joke (the beetrooter). He can't live that down, or credibly sell any other government message be it on religious protections, family values, misuse of taxpayer money or even housing affordability. Taking a break next week to escape attention as acting prime minister would only concede he cannot do the job. There is nowhere he can hide or be hidden.
Joyce's...

14:16

Is this 'fake news' site on YouTube just American home-grown nutters or is this a Russian-backed bad actor? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Freedom Daily says of itself that it exists topresent a forum for discussing meaningful conservative American and world news,from a perspective that is not your normal agenda-based Beltway bull. Articles on Freedom Daily are posted by members who are warriors for Americas freedom.We post and decipher content to a level that is consistent with a common senseapproach and falls in line with the ideals of American liberty and freedom.

This is the text of one of the videos it displays on YouTube.



Published on Feb 5, 2018
Over the last several weeks, the walls have been closing in around Barack Obama and the rest of his liberal minions in Washington D.C., as more evidence is revealed to the public concerning the criminal acts committed under his watch. It is apparent that the pressure is getting to the Obama family as Michelle has distanced herself from her corrupt husband by taking long vacations overseas alone. A damning video has emerged that could be all the evidence President Trump needed to put both Barack and Michelle Obama behind bars for a long time, and there is nothing they can do about it. 
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09:36

Looking for someone to go sarging with. "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

I don't know if PUA community is a thing here in Cairns. I just started learning game. Hit me up.

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08:40

Boiling Point 13th February; eternal youth and space travel "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

 

On Tonights episode Alex and Kirsten sat down to talk about the power of naked mole rats and the future of space travel

Naked mole rats? The new fountain of youth

The fountain of eternal youth is harboured within the naked mole rat. An unusual place to find eternal youth. However, a naked mole rats risk of dying is 1 in 10,000.  According to Rochelle Buffenstein, naked mole rats defy the mathematical Gompertz law. There is no associated risk of dying as a naked mole rat ages. Suggesting, this pink skinned rodent is ageless; however, naked mole rats may not be ageless, it is suggested, their ageing process may occur later in life. Although, these rodents have the youth and immortality we strive for, with active DNA repair, high chaperones levels and, often, low to no cancer present. Naked mole rats youth and immortality has caused an outbreak of jealousy among human beings.

A car floating in space? Tesla, the future of space travel

A Tesla Roadster with Starman at the steering wheel launched into space on February 6th.  This is the latest development from SpaceX. Falcon Heavy, the powerful rocket delivering the car or payload into orbit via composite fairing, may change the future of tourism. Trips to Mars and the moon are the new destination for those hit by the travel bug. With 27 Merlin engines and 22,819 kilonewtons of liftoff thrust, there is understandable buzz from this powerful rock...

07:01

Despite local opposition, Australian government still planning for nuclear waste dump in rural South Australia "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Planning is continuing for a nuclear waste disposal site in the South Australian outback, despite opposition from local residents. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-17/barndioota-nuclear-waste-site-planning-outrages-locals/9456052

  ABC North and West By Gary-Jon Lysaght 17 Feb 18  The Federal Government has shortlisted two sitesat Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula and one at Barndioota, south of Lake Torrens, near Hawker. The site that is chosen will become a permanent facility for low-level nuclear waste, and will temporarily hold intermediate-level waste.

The intermediate-level waste is currently being held at Lucas Heights, in Sydneys south.

Barndioota is a gazetted area, and was a town between 1883 and 1929. Locals from Quorn and Hawker, the two communities closest to the Barndioota site, have been vocally opposing the site since planning began in 2015.

We can see no reason why youd bring stuff thats temporarily stored somewhere else to a completely new site that hasnt even been built, resident Greg Bannon said.

Mr Bannon is chairman of the Flinders...

06:30

Father pledges second walk to Canberra to support Manus Island refugees "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Father pledges second walk to Canberra to support Manus Island refugeesCompelled by human rights and a desire to teach his son valuable life lessons, Adam Richards will make his second trek from Sydney to Canberra to raise awareness to the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. Story by Chris Mordd Richards. read now...

05:05

THE INFLUENCE OF THE MOON "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Astrology is where the universe points to our own reality
Steven Forrest
January 2018 was an exceptional month exploring the beauty of the full moon twice.  If you had a chance to walk out to see the night sky, perhaps you were at the beach or a park, and you looked up to only witness the beauty and the power of the moon, then at some level you felt a transformation inside.
The moon represents our feminine energy, reminding us to continuously tap into that which needs nurturing or expressing in the most wild, graceful and emotional way. The moon, She is our closet celestial neighbour, smaller than the sun. She waxes and wanes (to go stronger and weaker), constantly allowing the tides of our planet and ourselves to pull and push what needs to be revealed to us.
Why does She have a powerful impact on us? Well, for many thousands of years, our ancestors have studied the moon through observation. They had no distractions, such as light, wifi, smart phones, and masses of populations, only small communities that would look at the night sky as if it was a canvas revealing something cryptic and magical to us. During these times, they recorded the phases of the moon, such as the 28-day cycle and noticing the impact it had on our emotions, psyche, reproductive system and crops.
Those precious moments of studying the phases of the moon we learned of its power. And today, She has the same influence on us. We can find it difficult at times, to tap into her subtle pull and pushes because, most of us are busy and disconnected from the universe. Were living in crowded cities, working way too hard, jumping in and out of relationships like a ping pong ball, and not spending enough time with ourselves to notice the subtle or powerful impacts She has on us.
The moon is dark, and needs the suns light to shine. And in the same way, she reflects that light to reveal our deepest emotions and psyche, depending if she is waxing or waning and which zodiac sign she is travelling through on the ecliptic track of the cosmos. She represents our unconscious desires and the underlying causes behind our actions and responses to the world. She dives deep into our subconscious and reveals to us own buried, hidden emotions such as jealousy, hatred, pain, struggles, insecurities and mos...

04:09

Overland 229 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Jacinda Woodhead (editor), Overland 229 (Summer 2017)

overland229My blog post about Overland 228 ended with a lament that I had lost my copy before I could finish reading it. To my surprise and delight, a couple of days after my blog post went up, I received a replacement copy in the mail with a friendly note from Jacinda Woodhead. I dont know what pleased me more, the kindness of the gift or the fact that someone on Overlands staff had read my post all the way through. (I realise just now that I didnt write to thank her. Better late than never: Thank you, Jacinda, especially for the chance to read Jennifer Mills conversation with Peter Carey.)

Theres lots of good stuff in issue 229, but Im travelling and have to be brief. So heres a list of things I found particularly wonderful:

  •  Indefatigable Wings by Allan Drew, which argues the case for the continuing influence John Milton, of Paradise Lost fame, the argument didnt convince me, but its refreshing.
  • Napalm, guns & underwear, in which Aotaroan / New Zealander Mic...

03:54

Free Toys "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Two sets of stacking toys, free.  

One wooden, one plastique. 

Together or separate. 

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03:51

Gardening Course "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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I wanted to let you all know that we are offering our first comprehensive gardening course at West Brunswick Community Garden.

Please share and spread the word with anyone you feel might be interested, we're feeling really excited about this and hope to help lots of people build confidence around growing their own food and we'll learn a lot that we can use to make future courses even better.

If you're on Facebook, here's the event which you can also share.
The course, starting in March, will run over 16 weeks, with 8 sessions of 2 hours. Each session will focus on a different part of creating good gardening practices. Our trainer Elspeth Brock (yay Elspeth!) is a well-known educator, horticulturalist and permaculture practitioner.

The sessions will cover:
  • soil prep, good planting practices and planning
  • seed raising and propagation
  • companion planting and layering
  • watering, weeding, layering, mulching, staking, liquid feeding and all the little things
  • compost and creating ongoing good soil
  • pest control and management
  • harvesting
  • cooking, rejuvenating beds, ongoing planting, rotation cropping 
Best of all as this is our introductory course we are offering the whole course, 8 sessions, for $80! Places are limited, we only have a few left and we want to fill them up to make the most of this. ...

02:14

Waterloo Injustices: An Interview with Indigenous Social Justice Associations Ken Canning "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A 31-year-old Aboriginal man fell from the 13th floor of an apartment block in Sydneys Waterloo on February 7. The man slipped from the balcony of the residence, as he was trying to evade Redfern police officers who were attempting to gain access to the apartment. Father-of-three, Patrick Fisher was at his girlfriends place, when

The post Waterloo Injustices: An Interview with Indigenous Social Justice Associations Ken Canning appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

01:39

Military now a Gay Mardi Gras "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Although this paper by Ray Starmann is directed to the US Army, it mirrors the Australian ADF. 

The new military replacing the Anzacs has been sealed with a kiss and hand shakes replacing combat capabilities expected of any defence force basic requirement to defend their country. 

This article pulls no punches and quotes it as it is today in our Armed Forces and replace US Army with Australian Defence Force for that is what we have protecting this nation.

Editor SOS-NEWS

 In the Army, Its Death by a Thousand PC Cuts

By Ray Starmann

The warrior culture in the US Army is dying every day, in a hideously slow death by a thousand lacerations of social engineering, diversity and political correctness lunacy, abated by senior army leaders who are too gutless to raise even a finger in protest.

From Green Beret training standards lower than ROTC camp in the 80s to Mommy Rangers, lactation memos, pregnancy simulators during physical training and a parade of cadets in red high heels, its more than apparent that this isnt your fathers army anymore.

Heck, it isnt even your older brothers army anymore.

The Army, like the rest of the military is evolving into a farce, a Potemkin Village built on lies, hidd...

00:14

FixedIt: Its not child sex its child rape "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

News.com.au reported on the bail hearing for four of the seven people charged with a total of 127 offences relating to alleged rape, kidnapping, assault and abuse of three little boys at a circus training school in the Blue Mountains.

Unsurprisingly, given they are pleading not guilty, lawyers for the four people denied the accusations and claimed evidence reported in the media does not exist. These claims have yet to be tested in court.

News.com.au chose to call the alleged rape of the little boys child sex.

To be clear, the case has not yet been heard by the court, therefore this commentary is nothing to do with the accuseds guilt or innocence, it is entirely about the way the charges against them are described in the media.

Children cannot have sex. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape, sexual abuse and sex are not the same thing and they can not be used interchangeably in headlines.

Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.

The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.

The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.

When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious effects. A study conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that juries who have a better understanding of the facts of child sexual abuse are less likely to make mistakes in their assessment of evidence given in court.

Children cannot have sex with adults. Sex requires consent and children,....

00:02

Offspring "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

It seems one of my favourite local pairs of Wedge-tailed Eagles has raised one youngster this season.

The offspring was seen perched with its parents in a distant dead tree to the north of Cemetery Road during the week. The pale head, shawl and upper parts of juvenile and immature birds sets them apart from the adults which become much darker with age. Click here for a more expansive image of the juvenile coming in to land.

Wedge-tailed Eagles, Cemetery Road Newstead, 15th February 2018

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Friday, 16 February

22:39

AWPA West Papua update January -17 Feb 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
PO Box 28, Spit Junction, NSW 2088

                                       Summary of events in West Papua for January  -17 February 2018




Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders summit
The 21st Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders summit was held in Port Moresby from 10th to 15th February. The United Liberation Movement for West Papua  (ULMWP) which has observer status at the MSG attended the meeting. The ULMWP lobbied hard for full membership of the MSG. However, the Leaders of the MSG countries referred the West Papuan application for full membership to its secretariat for processing. Prime Minister Peter ONeill, and chair of the MSG said the leaders of Melanesia have approved new criteria guidelines for observers, associate members and full members to the sub-regional grouping.




EMTV  (15 Feb.) reported that t...

21:30

No one deserves to die on our roads "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

MollyBrown

No one deserves to die on our roads. No one deserves to lay for two days, unable to rise, slowly succumbing to their agonising injuries. But this is exactly what happened to Valentina.

Scroll down now for what you can do to help.

Just earlier this week, on Monday February 12, a truck carrying 370 sheep rolled over near Ballarat. Of the animals onboard, its estimated 170 died instantly, with many suffering horrific injuries.

Two days later, as Australians were celebrating whats come to be known as the day of love, one ewe was discovered 100 metres from the crash site. One of her back legs had been torn from her body, but she had bravely run as far as she could. She was alive when she was found, the air thick with flies and the smell of death, her fear-filled eyes searching helplessly for a way to escape from the humans who had arrived to help her. They named her Valentina.

It speaks volumes to the lack of consideration and respect afforded these animals, that Valentina was found, not by the appropriate authorities or the livestock company involved, but rather concerned members of the public, who at their own expense, travelled to the scene to assist. It is totally unacceptable that accidents such as these have been declared cleared by government bodies, yet injured animals have remained to suffer horrific and ongoing pain and others unaccounted for.

Every single sheep has a story, every single death a tragedy. Weve been here beforebut has anything changed?

Back in 2012, a transport truck rolled over on the Western Ring Road, of the 400 sheep onboard, only one would come out alive.* She would come to be known as the unsinkable Molly Brown, who now resides at Edgars Mission.

Since then, there have been numerous incidents and little has changed as the losses from livestock accidents remain over represented in all freight movements.** In past few weeks alone, weve seen three trucks crash and hundreds of sheep, chickens and cows perish.

How can this be allowed to go on? Were appalled that every accident is followed by the same response, with no regulatory action, and the needless suffering continues.

What you can do

For Valentina and all the animals who endure such lonely, grim fates, please help us. Either copy and send the sample email below, or please write your own. Alternatively, please call 136186 and raise your concerns.

Send email to...

21:01

Shopping for change in Korumburra "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

TELL them its going to be a Church of Scientology!
Korumburras cycle fitter extraordinaire, John Kennedy, would like a dollar for the number of times hes been asked what hes doing with the old Parrys Gifts store, Poppys Place, or going way back, the popular Coles Emporium store, which held legendary status back in the day.
Ive heard some pretty way-out suggestions, but its not going to be a Church of Scientology, no, but something is happening and I think it will be good for the town.
The works renovating the old retail premises has revealed some classic period features including a beautiful timber floor and other design elements inside and out.
Were considering setting the place up for a variety of stallholders and staging two to three markets a week, said John.
Weve already had a lot of interest.
John says fresh produce and an organic style caf were among the ideas but he could also see the place used as an entertainment venue for music and films, while also providing the town with a meeting place.
We hope to get underway later in March.
Mr Kennedy had earlier offered the building to the shire as a temporary home for the library and other council and community services but acknowledged the shire was a fair way away from deciding where it wanted to located its temporary home.
It would have been a good central location but weve moved on from that now, Mr Kennedy said.
For now though, there remains some mystery about what the shop will be used for except to say there are plans for it to open soon!

The post Shopping for change in Korumburra appeared first on South Gippsland Sentinel-Times.

20:45

Video Friday: Boston Dynamics, Autonomous Drone, and Robot Drum Man "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Photo: Boston Dynamics

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; heres what we have so far (send us your events!):

International Symposium on Medical Robotics  March 1-3, 2018  Atlanta, Ga., USA
HRI 2018  March 5-8, 2018  Chicago, Ill., USA
US National Robotics Week  April 7-17, 2018  United States
Xconomy Robo Madness  April 12, 2018  Bedford, Mass., USA
NASA Swarmathon  April 17-19, 2018  Kennedy Space Center, Fla., USA
RoboSoft 2018  April 24-28, 2018  Livorno, Italy
ICARSC 2018  April 25-27, 2018  Torres Vedras, Portugal
NASA Robotic Mining Competition  May 14-18, 2018  Kennedy Space Center, Fla., USA
ICRA 2018  May 21-25, 2018  Brisbane, Australia

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.


Awww, a SpotMini using its face-arm to help a buddy...adorable!

Now, its starting to get a bit frustrating that every new Boston Dynamics video makes the Internet blow up with OMG-ROBOTS-ARE-GOING-TO-KILL-US  headlines and tweets. Perhaps Boston Dynamics could release some behind-the-scenes footage (or outtakes!) to show whats going on here? Theres an appearance of autonomy, and if its actually autonomous, BD should say so, but if its remote controlled by a human, they should make that clear. A bit more context for thes...

20:14

APRadio Harry and Mike Oz Chat "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Mike HoltMike Holt and Harry Palmer present this weeks Oz Chat segment discussing The Spy Network of Australia covering from Echelon back in 1990s to pine gap and the fiasco we uncover on a regular basis involving the spooks and their clown princes in your parliament dishing out bulldust how they are protecting you and your family from the bad guys when they cannot protect their own back yards.

Mike is in hospital for an operation and will not be broadcasting next week but will be back soon.

To listen to this podcast Click Here

16:40

1,500-year-old plague victims shed light on disease origins "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Study finds catastrophic diseases arent things that evolve once they actually evolve multiple times from different ancestors

This is the first complete genome from one of the most significant disease events in human history, he said.

The results showed the strains from the plague victims were distinct from those involved in the Black Death, the later pandemic which killed an estimated 60% of the European population.

The Justinianic strains appear to be an evolutionary dead end when compared with modern strains, and most likely originated from Asia and then spread to Europe along trade routes such as the Silk Road.

Associate professor Jeremy Austin, from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA said the study was an important insight into the evolution of an infectious disease.

It certainly tells us that these catastrophic diseases arent things that evolve once, and then lurk around waiting for an opportunity to reappear they actually evolve multiple times from different ancestors, he said.

Which makes it very much harder to predict when theyre going to happen next, and how they evolve and therefore how you might prevent them happening.

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 A plague victims tooth from which DNA was extracted. Photograph: McMaster University, Canada

Allen Cheng, associate professor at Monash Universitys Infectious Diseases Epidemiology unit, said the Lancet study was fascinating.

This is a great example of what can be done with all this new sequencing technology, he said.

Theres a whole field of paleo-phylogeny, going back into history and trying to work out the origin of diseases.

It also illustrates a really interesting point: really dangerous bugs like plague that kill their hosts, arent very evolutionarily successful. And thats a pattern we see with a lot of

Holmes said one of the objectives of the researchers from the McMaster, Northern Arizona and Sydney universities was to determine why the Justinianic plague was so severe.

Plague is still around today in parts of the world, and is associated with much lower death rates than it was in the past, he said.

Was there something about...

12:11

A FAMILY BEACH HOLIDAY "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

A family beach holiday ....

The post A FAMILY BEACH HOLIDAY appeared first on The Westsider.

12:10

VISITOR POEM (LOOK HOW FAR YOUVE COME) "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Her voice still low and loyal, pHer courage still alight

The post VISITOR POEM (LOOK HOW FAR YOUVE COME) appeared first on The Westsider.

07:25

What could you do with $5? "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Click here to view the embedded video.

With $5 you could buy a soy latte, your favourite chocolate or put it towards the weekly shop. But we have a plan to get your $5 doing great things for animals.

Say hello to Five Dollar Friday. We need your help, well, your $5, every Friday so we can meet the growing vet expenses of our 450-plus residents and all those who finds sanctuary here at Edgars Mission. Last year alone, our vet bills reached $249,728.

How does Five Dollar Friday work? We need 20 people to sign up to giving $5 every Friday throughout the rest of 2018 to reach our fundraising goal of last years vet bills.

Giving every animal who find sanctuary at Edgars Mission the very best chance at a long and happy life is our promise to them and to you, our supporters, but we simply cant do it without you. The number of animals who need us continues to grow, as do our vet costs.

Where does your money go? Directly to the animals who find refuge at Edgars Mission. You can see it at work in the progress Steady Eddie has made with his daily vitamin B injection, from barley able to walk to official tour guide. Saturday is only able to cruise around in her cart because she gets weekly laser treatments and daily physio. Miles is the only sheep we know of being treated for epilepsy in Australia, which is managed through twice daily medication. In Piggy Paradise, Max and Burpy have daily medication and Max gets laser once a week.

Watch the seeds of your kindness grow by joining us on Facebook every Friday for a special #FiveDollarFriday post, where well keep you updated on some of the treatments.

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Thursday, 15 February

10:53

Turning for home "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Its not often that I turn for home without a single avian image in the camera.

It happened this evening until this handsome Brown Falcon Falco berigora rescued the situation.

Brown Falcon, Newstead Cemetery, 15th February 2018

Ive mentioned this previously its my understanding that the Brown Falcon is one of only three Australian birds where the scientific name honours one of the languages of our first people. There is a terrific article about the origins of berigora here.

Wednesday, 14 February

11:14

There is always something interesting to see "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The bush around the Mia Mia is very quiet at present with bird numbers lower than I can recall since the Millennium drought.

Nonetheless there is plenty to see if you take your time and stay alert.

Jacky Winter, Mia Mia Road, 14th February 2018

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