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Wednesday, 22 March


NSW Teachers Association - all talk - nowhere when needed "IndyWatch Feed National"

A NSW teacher is goaded by little shit kids in the classroom to the point of breaking. The teacher is stood down and charged with assault. Life rolls on for the little shits who video it and post it all over the internet. The local community stands up for the...


Freaks vs Fanatics. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Who do you think is getting ready to win the long game?


Jury retires to consider their verdict in Malka Leifer sex abuse trial "IndyWatch Feed National"

Malka Leifer attending one of many hearings in Jerusalem about her extradition to Melbourne, Australia where the abuse of school kids occurred. She was their principal.



Yeah Nah Pasaran! #155 w Jayne Persian on Ustae in Australia : March 23, 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Jayne Persian [Twitter]. Jayne is an historian and the author of Beautiful Balts: From displaced persons to new Australians (NewSouth, 2017) and the co-editor with Evan Smith and Vashti Jane Continue reading


Victoria Police recruitment "IndyWatch Feed National"

Victoria Police are on a recruitment drive in 2023 for 500 new officers in 2 years...

A percentage of officers resigned during the pandemic, as they were not comfortable in assaulting the general population based on unlawful policies.

To obtain training of the calibre shown in the illustration above, being a wife basher helps tremendously.

Some officers think that it is acceptable to assault their wife because they are police officers, where they can and do get away with this heinous crime.



Standing at Solidarity Park "IndyWatch Feed National"

In 1997, in response to anti-union legislation, 30,000 unionists marched on WA Parliament, and were ignored. On May Day, directly across the road from Parliament, aka Bullshit Castle, a site was pegged and legally claimed by unionists using the Mining Act. Remarkably, Solidarity Park is now Heritage Protected. The site is not just historic though, its alive. We ought to keep it overflowing with our movements.

The post Standing at Solidarity Park appeared first on Overland literary journal.


NSW Labor publishes its lousy, bullshit attempt at filthy smear in individual dirt files. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Comrade, Theres something seriously wrong in the Liberal and National Parties. Weve been conducting some in-depth research on their candidates over recent weeks and what weve uncovered is alarming. Many of their candidates have a history of anti-vax conspiracies, climate denialism, misogyny, homophobia, and rorting. Its become clear that...


We all live in a magic submarine "IndyWatch Feed National"

Morrisons dream, brought to you by the ALP and a mere 368 billion dollars.

Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.

The whole scheme originates with Morrison, which should ring alarm bells (did he secretly install Hillsong cultists in the defence department?), and they ring louder when we consider that the USA doesnt have the political stability to promise support through the next two or three decades. A president called Trump or DeSantis would likely disable the treaty with budget cuts or dismantle it outright. Similarly the UK government has no political strength, no social capital, and it has no economic stability either.

But somehow most members of the major parties, and mainstream journalists, with a few honourable exceptions, have swallowed whole the colonial Anglosphere will save us from the Chinese bullshit, and tumbled over each other to affirm what a brilliant act of statesmanship Albanese has performed.

It is by no means sure that this is what the electorate believes, and notably two former prime ministers have criticised the scheme, but the difference between them and Albanese is that Keating...


Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house "IndyWatch Feed National"

The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament which means that many votes will be unwittingly exhausted and wasted.

Click here for our handy upper house voting guide.

Last week, The Echo covered the importance of continuing preferencing in the upper house (the Legislative Council), to ensure not only the party with majority support wins, but to give a chance to minor party and independent candidates.

Now, lets turn to preferencing in the lower house (the Legislative Assembly).

There is little chance locally for minor party or independent party candidates to be elected to the lower house. Only the major parties, ie Labor, the Greens and the Liberal/Nationals Coalition, are likely to have successful candidates locally.

In the Ballina electorate (Byron and Ballina Shires), we elect a candidate to represent us in NSW Parliament.

The Greens Tamara Smith has held the seat for two terms, and has won with preferences from Labor and the minors.

If you do not preference properly, there is a chance the Nationals Party candidate could win, as the Nationals will almost certainly be ahead on the primary vote before preferences are counted.



Homeless koala house hunting in Manly "IndyWatch Feed National"

Blinky settled into a big Norfolk Island pine on the foreshore in Manly. Photo supplied

As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW governments Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest, Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home, it had been chopped down, and seek a new place to live. 

Police calling Blinky about his housing situation in Manly. Photo supplied

Yarratt is high-quality koala habitat but Blinky has had to move on. He travelled down the exceptionally high-quality road (if only we had such good roads in places like Main Arm!) made by NSW Forestry Corporation who received $60 million of NSW Flood Recovery money.

It certainly made it easier to access the trees that my family and I were liv...


We Conspiracy Theorists Were Wrong about Nine-Eleven "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Today, by the grace of God, I turned 76. For some time, Ive been hoping it would all end soon, but now I find that I wish I were 16.

So what brought this on?  This new desire for youth? Its all thanks to a scientist named Judy Wood. You may have heard of her as a kook that came up with a far-fetched theory as to the means by which New Yorks World Trade Center towers were attacked on...


The three big questions Australias leaders must answer about the AUKUS deal "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former foreign minister (1988 to 1996) under a Labor government, Gareth Evans questions the wisdom of the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal. This comes from the viewpoint of some who favours the alliance with the United States. Even so, he sees significant problems in this deal, which are enough to question the wisdom of going along with it. His words ae important. Evans joins a growing list, including Paul Keating, Kim Carr, Bob Carr, and Peter Garrett. They add to the growing tide of opposition. This has been confirmed by the latest Essential poll. This article was published as an opinion[piece in The Guardian (21 March 2023).

Love Paul Keating or loathe him, admire or abhor his invective, he has raised questions about the AUKUS deal which are hugely important for Australias future and demand much more compelling answers than we have so far received from government ministers past or present.

The big three for me are whether, for all the hype, the submarines we are buying are really fit for purpose; whether an Australian flag on them really means we retain full sovereign agency in their use; and if it does not, whether that loss of agency is a price worth paying for the US security insurance we think we might be buying.

On any read of Australias defence needs focusing on potential adversaries capability, not presumed intent a very strong submarine fleet is a crucial component, along with air, missile and cyber power. And there is no question as to the greater capability of nuclear-powered submarines when it comes to speed of movement, time on distant station and probably though this is contested detectability. They are a hugely effective asset.

Only one is paying. Our bloke: Pa...


Andrews-the-Virtuous flying the 'Trans' flag outside Victoria's Parliament House "IndyWatch Feed National"

The "Transgender Pride Flag"was created by American 'trans woman' Monica Helms in 1999. The designer describes it thus: The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in...


Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sooner or later the mob work you out.


Poccums Law: the blueprint to fix the Andrews governments discriminatory bail laws "IndyWatch Feed National"

The family of Veronica Marie Nelson, a strong Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman who passed away in custody, are calling on the Andrews Government to implement urgent changes to the state's bail laws and have asked that these reforms are referred to as Poccums Law.

Poccum was the nickname Veronica received from her family; as a child they took Veronica out to see a possum in the tree, and she would pronounce possum as poccum.

Thousands of people continue to be funnelled into Victorias prisons following knee-jerk amendments to Victorias bail laws. Since 2018 the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison has almost doubled, and right now a staggering 41.9% of people in prison are unsentenced and awaiting a court hearing or trial.

Victorias bail laws destroy families and communities and put peoples lives at risk. They have led to a soaring prison population, even though Victorias crime rates have flat-lined.

The Coronial Inquest into Veronica Nelsons passing labeled the bail laws a complete and unmitigated disaster. The Coroner found that the bail laws discriminate against Aboriginal people, are incompatible with Victorias Human Rights Charter, and should be changed urgently.

56 organisations in the legal, human rights and health sectors, including the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, Robinson Gill Lawyers, Dhadjowa Foundation and the Human Rights Law Centre, support the familys calls and urge the Victorian government to immediately implement Poccums Law by:

  1. Removing the presumption against bail.

  2. Granting access to bail unless the prosecution shows that there is a specific and immediate risk to the safety of another person; a serious risk of interfering with a witness; or a demonstrable risk that the person will flee the jurisdiction.

  3. Explicitly requiring that a person must not be remanded for an offence that is unlikely to result in a sentence of imprisonment.

  4. Removing all bail offences (committing an indictable offence while on bail, breaching bail conditions and failure to answer bail).

Learn more about Poccum's Law here

Quote from Aunty Donna Nelson, Veronicas mother

My Poccums pleas for help must be heard by all lawmakers to correct a bail system that is broken.

I want these reforms to be made in honour of my daughter, Veronica, so lawmakers can always be reminded of how cruel and inhumane prison can be to our mob.

Any reform falling short of our demands will not be supported by me, and cannot have my Poccums name associated with it.

The Victorian Government has an opp.....


UK to Hand Depleted Uranium Ammunition to Kiev Alongside Challenger 2 Tanks: Deputy Defense Minister "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sputnik 21.03.2023

The British government will give Ukraine radioactive depleted uranium ammunition for the tanks it has promised the Kiev regime.

Alongside our granting of a squadron of Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, we will be providing ammunition including armour piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium. Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armoured vehicles, Deputy Defence Minister Annabel Goldie said in an answer to a Parliamentary question on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunaks government has already pledged 14 of its Challenger 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Volodymyr Zelenskys regime in Kiev. The tanks have been out of production for over 20 years and only 227 remain in service with the British army.


10 Best Safety Locker in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best safety locker, you have come to the right place. Here at The Safe House, we offer a wide range of safes to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a small safe to keep your valuables in or a large safe to store your firearms in, we have the perfect solution for you.


Always Wanting More "IndyWatch Feed National"

Always wanting more is an operational definition of hedonism. This brief article is my mea culpa. Inexplicably, I overlooked hedonism per se as a trait in my psychoscope of the evil superpower elite in Americas corpocracy.1 In my defense, I did briefly allude to greed as an outgrowth of ambition.

Why Always Wanting More?

The ancient Greek poet Ovid had an answer, the Goddess of Plenty. Americas power elite are like Erysichthon, the greedy timber merchant in Ovids ancient tale. Erysichthon cuts down a sacred tree, angering Ceres, the Goddess of Plenty. She condemns him to eat everything in sight including himself after all else had been consumed.

Well, thanks Ovid, but Id like several other sources to chime in with their explanations, not that I expect them to be anymore edifying than you explanation.

The Journalists Answer

I always rely on good journalism as a source for my writings. Guess what I found? A handbook on hedonism, no less! Its a step-by-step guide to gluttony. The author is a New York Times best-selling author.2 I bet it is a best seller among Americas super rich!

The Philosophers Answer

While there must be millions of PhD philosophers on our planet who think for a living, trying to find them on the Internet is a chore. The first one I stumbled upon was a philosophers article entitled The Feels Good Theory of Pleasure.3 In order to read it I would have had to pay $39.95 for a PDF copy! Had I stumbled upon a case of the greedy writing about greed?

The Psychoanalysts Answer

Whom better to turn to than the guru of psychoanalys...


Hillsong and The Houstons alleged tax fraud and dishonesty criminal offences "IndyWatch Feed National"

March 22, 2023

Hillsong and The Houstons alleged tax fraud and dishonesty criminal offences

Tax evasion (also known as tax fraud) involves illegally reducing or eliminating tax liability. This may involve fraud by lying to the Australian Taxation Office.

The Criminal Code is expected to provide an integrated and coherent statement of the major offences against Commonwealth law. 

The maximum penalty is ten years in prison.

Main offences

  • s.134.1(1) Criminal Codedishonestly obtaining Commonwealth property
  • s.134.2(1) Criminal Codeobtain financial advantage by deception
  • s.135.4(3) Criminal Codedishonestly cause a loss to the Commonwealth.


Main offences

  • s.134.1(1) Criminal Codedishonestly obtaining Commonwealth property
  • s.134.2(1) Criminal Codeobtain financial advantage by deception
  • s.135.4(3) Criminal Codedishonestly cause a loss to the Commonwealth.


The maximum penalty for offences against sections 134.1(1), 134.2(1) and 135.4(3) of the Criminal Code is 10 years imprisonment.




10 Best Face Powder in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

For those who want to look their best, face powder is a must. But with so many on the market, how do you choose the best one for you? Here are some tips to help you find the best face powder for your needs.


The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has confirmed it is investigating concerns raised about Hillsong Church "IndyWatch Feed National"

March 22, 2023

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has confirmed it is investigating concerns raised about Hillsong Church. It is unusual for the ACNC to announce who it is investigating. This does not bode well for Hillsong or the Houstons.



10 Best Cleaning Tools in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Cleaning can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be much easier. In this blog post, we will share with you some of the best cleaning tools that will make your life easier. From vacuums to mops, we have got you covered.

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Tuesday, 21 March


10 Best Home Security in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Home security is one of the most important things to consider when protecting your home. There are a lot of different ways to secure your home, and the best way is going to vary depending on your specific needs. However, there are a few things that are universal when it comes to home security. In this blog post, well go over some of the best ways to secure your home so that you can sleep soundly at night knowing that your home is safe and protected.


Alternative Solutions to the Banking Crisis - #SolutionsWatch "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ellen Brown, frequent Corbett Report guest and author of The Web of Debt and Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, joins us to discuss her latest articles on the bank runs that are leading us toward the event horizon of the quadrillion dollar derivative black hole.


10 Best Boxing Kit in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

There are many different types of boxing kits available on the market, so it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best boxing kits available, to help you make an informed decision.


10 Best Pool Toys in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you have a pool, you know how important it is to have the best pool toys. Not only do they keep your kids entertained for hours, but they also help them stay safe in the water. From floaties to noodles, there are plenty of great pool toys out there. In this blog post, well show you some of the best pool toys for both kids and adults.


Senators Had Questions for the Maker of a Rent-Setting Algorithm. The Answers Were Alarming. "IndyWatch Feed National"

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After a ProPublica investigation last year, a group of senators demanded answers from a real estate tech company that helps landlords set rents across the country.

The investigation revealed how some of the nations biggest landlords share proprietary information with RealPage, a Texas company whose software uses the data to recommend rent prices for available units. Legal experts say the arrangement may facilitate cartel-like behavior among landlords, who could use the software to coordinate pricing.

Now, RealPage has responded to questions from Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tina Smith and Ed Markey. The companys answers, the lawmakers said, revealed alarming new details.

In a letter to the Department of Justice, the senators said RealPage did not provide all the information they had asked for last November, but the answers the company did give raise concerns that its YieldStar software may play a role in driving rent inflation in some of the countrys biggest markets.

YieldStar has been most prevalent in some of the regions most heavily targeted by corporate buyers and with the highest rent increases, the senators wrote.

The legislators said that publicly available information shows the software is used in pricing more than 4 million units, representing about 8% of all rental units nationwide. RealPage has so many clients it has access to tr...


SVB contagion: Australia reportedly asks banks to report on crypto "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias prudential regulator has reportedly told banks to improve reporting on crypto assets and provide daily updates.


10 Best Ipad Mount in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best iPad mount, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well show you the top 5 iPad mounts that are currently available on the market. Well also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the right mount for your needs.


10 Best Antenna Car in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best antenna car, then you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best antenna cars on the market today. We will also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the right antenna car for your needs.


Like nails down a blackboard. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian people voted for action on climate change, and its what the Parliament should deliver by passing the Government's Safeguard Mechanism reforms, which will reduce emissions by 205 million tonnes by 2030. Chris Bowen (@Bowenchris) March 21, 2023


The Sequel: Bragg & Stormys Excellent Adventure (2023) "IndyWatch Feed National"

DA Bragg pushes through through the swamp (Bragg pic sourced from NYpost)

Some commentary on the possibility of Trump being arrested through the actions of DA Alvin Bragg. The title is a parody of the 1989 movie Bill & Teds Excellent Adventures. It is about 3.00 am in New York now on Tuesday am.

by G5

[Email 19 March 2023]

State-sponsored, induced, psychotic self-harm, on the altar of psychopathic-driven, patho...


Why do you have to be a celebrity leftist to lead the Australian Republic Movement? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Republic Movement Announces Appointment of Co-Chairs Nova Peris OAM and Craig Foster AM 21.3.2023 A Special General Meeting held by the Australian Republic Movement this week resolved to change the ARM Constitution and for the first time in 32 years, adopt female and male Co-Chairs. As such, the Australian...


100 Years of Wonder: Disney On Ice is touring Australia once again this June and July "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Its the wonder we all grew up with from the utter joy of Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the intergalactic adventures of Buzz Lightyear and Woody and the epic tale of Elsa and Anna in Frozen, to the bravery of Moana and the magical worlds of The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more.

In 2023 this wonder will be celebrated as Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder comes to Australia in a stunning six-city tour taking in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle over June and July.

Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder Australian Tour

Perth 15-18 June RAC Arena  *returning for the first time in four years!!              

Adelaide 23-25 June Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Melbourne 28 June 2 July Rod Laver Arena *the perfect school holiday adventure!                    

Brisbane 6-9 July Brisbane Entertainment Centre *the perfect school holiday adventure!

Sydney 12-16 July Qudos Bank Arena *the perfect school holiday adventure!                    

Newcastle 20-23 July Newcastle Entertainment Centre

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


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Reducing Water Usage Around the Home "IndyWatch Feed National"

Since most of us are used to having access to clean water, we tend to take it for granted. We dont think twice about leaving the tap on or taking a really long shower. More concerningly, some of us dont even think about the financial and environmental consequences of wasting water on a daily basis.

If we want to save money and preserve this natural resource, we need to be more efficient with our use of water.

Luckily, there are many ways to reduce water usage. Even the smallest change can have a big impact on reducing your overall water consumption.

In this blog post, well explore some of the best ways to save water.

  1. Install Low-flow Faucets and Showerheads
    Installing low-flow faucets and showerheads is one of the most effective ways to reduce water usage. Low-flow faucet aerators limit the amount of water being used by around 2 to 4 litres per minute.

    This can help you save a significant amount of water with everyday tasks like washing dishes, brushing your teeth, and taking a shower.

  2. Use a Dishwasher
    You should also consider using your dishwasher more often as opposed to always washing your dishes by hand. Not only will this make the process easier and quicker, but it can also help you reduce water usage significantly.

    Dishwashers typically use one-eighth of an average kitchen taps flow rate, meaning theyre much more efficient when it comes to conserving water. Additionally, dishwashers are also better at killing germs than hand washing since they produce hotter water, which helps to effectively sanitise your dishes. So, the next time your kitchen is full of dirty dishes and cutlery, go for the dishwasher instead of the sponge.

  3. Turn Off the Tap When Youre Not Using It
    Kitchen Renovations MelbourneEach time you brushyour teeth, shave, or shower, think about the amount of water youre wasting. Do you have the tap on full blast while you scrub those pearly whites? Do you leave the shower on for too long while its heating up? All these seemingly harmless habits can waste a lot of water over a long period of time. Wasting heated water is also a significant concern as it can add to your utility bills and increase your personal carbon emissions.



5 Most Common Problems with Removal Companies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Moving homes in the near future? If so, one of the first things on your checklist should be to find a reputable, trustworthy removalist company to help make your move as smooth and easy as possible.

Unfortunately, theres a fair share of removalists out there that you have to watch out for. But, as long as you do your research, you should be able to avoid some of the common problems associated with moving. What are these problems? Lets break them down below.

Missing Items

No matter how organised you are with packing and labelling your boxes, if you and your movers arent on the same page then theres a very strong chance that youll end up losing or at least temporarily misplacing some items.

Moving days are almost always chaotic and stressful, so you might not even realise something is missing until days later. All this time having passed can make finding your items incredibly difficult, especially if you were working with movers who were unprofessional or untrustworthy.

Reliable Removalists will safeguard all of your possessions big and small and have a tried and tested plan in place to move everything safely and securely. To achieve this, theyll need to be organised, experienced and have strong communication skills, all important attributes of a good removalist.

Damaged Possessions

One of the most common moving-day problems is damaged furniture and smaller items, with inexperienced movers dropping, scratching or bumping your furniture or boxes around and leaving them tattered or even broken.

As long as you take the time to research your moving company before you hire them, you shouldnt run into this issue. There are even many removalists who specialise in moving fragile, high-value items such as pianos and antiques. You can also protect your most valuable items by working with a removalist company that offers storage solutions, so that you can keep these items out of the way during the mess and stress of moving day.

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Removalists Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Some moving companies dont do appraisals before moving day, or dont put in the effort to properly...

16:39 customer accused of $7M spending spree granted bail "IndyWatch Feed National"

The judge said that imprisonment wasnt necessary because Jatinder Singh couldnt flee Australia without his Indian passport.


You can pick your own sunflowers at this picture-perfect farm near Ballarat "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Theres just something about sunflowers, isnt there? Bright and wholesome, sunflowers radiate a cheeriness that positively lifts spirits and makes you feel pretty darn great.

Hailed as one of regional Victorias most popular rural experiences, the truly wonderful Sunflower Farm located in Dunnstown (near Ballarat) has reopened, featuring over 200,000 sunflowers blooming across its land ready to be picked and brought home.

Sunflower picking dates this week

5pm 8pm Wed March 22nd Twilight Special
10am 4pm Thurs March 23rd
10am 4pm Fri March 24th
10am 4pm Sat March 25th (unless picked out)
10am 4pm Sun March 26th (unless picked out)

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


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eX-detainee Refugees who arrived by boat in Australia strongly condemn the UK governments proposed adoption of Australias neo-fascist, anti-refugee stop the boats blue-print "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and eX-detainees is the first not-for-profit Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be governed by eX-detainee Refugees. We were founded in 2010 by an eX-detainee who was held hostage in both offshore and onshore detention camps after arriving by boat to Australia to seek asylum.

We eX-detainee Refugees from RISE who were detained upon arrival by boat in so-called Australia are alarmed by the UK governments proposed stop the boats bill.  We cannot call it a mere coincidence that the current British ruling political party is touting these xenophobic policies while at the same time employing white supremacist Australian election campaign managers who have a long history of using anti-refugee wedge tactics to win elections in Australia at the cost of human life. Former Australian Prime Minister and current advisor to the UK government, Tony Abbott, has demonstrated an eagerness to spread this neo-fascist model in a past statement, saying that Europe is facing a peaceful invasion of asylum seekers while urging European leaders to secure their borders with Australian-style policies to avoid losing control as they risk losing their character. Australia is notorious for creating the modern blueprint of refugee detention torture and refugee boat turn back policies over decades to whip up xenophobic, white supremacist sentiments for votes. Many of us eX-detainee refugees are permanently disabled, and many of our community members have lost their lives on land and sea due to these murderous policies.

According to our experiences in Australia, the stop the boats and boat turns back policy has caused a permanent blockade of the right to seek asylum in Australia by boat. Persecuted refugees have no choice but to make perilous journeys, traversing both land and sea to seek refuge and safe haven. Australia undermines this wholeheartedly and turns refugee boats back into the arms of persecutors without any accountability. The Australian government implements this final solution against refugees by brazenly participating in joint military operations and espionage activities with military dictatorships and war criminals and funding corrupt government officials in the Asia Pacific to stop people smuggling and save deaths at sea. We, eX-detainees in Australia, call on UK-based rights supporters and politicians to stop more crimes against humanity by blockin...


Portrait: Back to Back Theatres participatory photographic exhibition arrives at Geelong Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Arriving at Geelong Gallery this month, Back to Back Theatres Portrait is a participatory photographic exhibition with works facilitated by Tamara Searle and photographer  Gemma-Rose Turnbull with students from Geelongs own Nelson Park and  Barwon Valley schools. 

This long-term project was created with a foundation of self-determination, in which existing photographic representations of disability, age, gender, and sexuality were challenged, allowing each of the students to reflect on and express their unique identities.  

Stay up to date with whats happening within the regions art scene here

In the creation of Portrait, Searle and Turnbull (and their collaborators) offered a safe space where young women from both schools could openly, and authentically question their diverse identities and analyse photographic forms of representation. 

These formative discussions, and the preferences and personalities of the young women, informed the processes and outcomes for each of the incredible and inspiring 17 portraits on display.

The photographs are presented in collaboration with the participants, who share a strong belief in the necessity and powerfulness of self-representation by teenage women living with disability.  




Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00002 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 4.20 AUD


ABC catastrophists warn "this time for sure" time is running out on climate change "IndyWatch Feed National"

The world's climate scientists have issued what one expert said is a "final warning" before global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius. Key points: The IPCC says it's "unequivocal" that climate is changing as a result of human activity At present, between 3.3 and 3.6 billion people are living in places...


The magical Unicorn Festival is coming back to Ballarats Kryal Castle for the school holidays "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A magical way to spend the Easter School Holidays, the much-adored Unicorn Festival is returning to Kryal  Castle from Friday 7th April until Saturday 22nd April.

After selling out in 2022, the festival will again see Australias only medieval adventure park come alive with magical creatures, enchanting performances and interactive crafts and activities.

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

During each day, visitors of all ages are encouraged to wear their best unicorn-inspired costumes to join in the fun as they take part in a range of unicorn-themed activities and entertainment. Not only can young ones meet and interact with unicorn characters, but they can also enjoy rides on real-life unicorns (well, kinda). 

Other activities include magical makeovers at the face painting and unicorn hair stalls, making personalised circlets, learning dazzling dances at the Maypole, and even learning to cast spells and brew potions. From exploring the fantasy kingdom with the unicorn walk-through to hearing a mystical tale at the unicorn shadow puppet show, all are sure to be immersed in this world of fantastical fun.  


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Seventeen bits and pieces that do not add up "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The traditional theory of human evolution is predicated around humans having an ancient chimp/ape ancestry. Way back a chimp-like mummy and daddy had children that were genetically so different, of particular concern is the suturing on the skull exclusive to hominids. All apes and monkeys have no sutures, but instead a rigid sagittal keel that runs across the top of the skull which means that their skull size remains static. But the inconsistencies do not stop there, by our count there are at least another seventeen genetic/skeletal/facial/muscular points of difference that challenge any shared ancestry.

                Granted be it ever so improbable, there could be an infinitesimal chance these two non-sutured parents carried a genetic abnormality that gave rise to suturing, but it just doesnt end there. By our count there are seventeen other distinct genetic deviations from every ape/monkey norm, and just the sheer volume of these contradictions leads on to one inescapable conclusion: our ancestry and that of the monkeys/apes have nothing in common. It just did not happen, simply because it just isnt one species of apes but every animal on this planet that obeys the same rules of evolution and genesis. While we break all the ru...</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> </div> </div> </div>


Top Arts 2023 returns to the NGV, showcasing the talent of Victorias emerging creatives "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Top Arts 2023 returns to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia for its 29th year, showcasing the talent of Victorias emerging creatives who have excelled in VCE art subjects.

Top Arts 2023 celebrates the creativity, vision and commitment of 38 emerging artists and designers from across the state who have used art to bring their passions and concerns into sharp focus. The exhibition showcases works that are provocative and introspective, spanning themes of cultural and gender identity, vulnerability, society and nature.

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

Direct from Belmont High School, Geelong, Arthur Foulkes stoneware of Shoulder to shoulder, Skull to skull and Cardboard box 2022 explores the inextricable link between consumerism in modern life and the influence of peers.

Cardboard Box encapsulates our contemporary culture of consumption. The figures on the pot each display a unique interaction with the box symbolic of the variety of beliefs around the society we live in and its capitalist dogmas, Foulkes says.

Shoulder to shoulder. Skull to Skull examines peer influence and the association between those who surround us, their attitudes, ideas, opinions and the impact they have on our mind. The mens, bodies are connected uniting them as a singular entity, that think, behave, and believe under the influence of the other.




NSW Labor leader Minns's electric campaign bus runs out of battery. "IndyWatch Feed National"

From the Sydney Morning Herald Senior Labor MPs on board the zero-emissions campaign bus on Tuesday include Penny Sharpe and Rose Jackson, with the latter playing DJ (Harry Styles so far dominating the morning playlist). The bus was back on the road about 11.30am, but travelling media and Labor staff...


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International Red Cross Says 2 Kidnapped Staff Freed in Mali


OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) Two aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross were freed in Mali on Monday, the organization announced.

The staff members were released unharmed but the organization would not disclose the employees identities or the circumstances of the abduction.

We are relieved to find our colleagues safe and sound. They will be reunited with their families as soon as possible, said Antoine Grand, head of the ICRC in Mali. The staff were kidnapped earlier this month in the countrys north between the towns of Gao and Kidal, part of the country riddled by jihadi violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group thats killed thousands in the last 10 years.

The ICRC said it has been operating in Malis north region for more than 30 years and said it will continue its humanitarian work in the country.

Jihadi groups have been abducting hostages for ransom as a way to fund their operations and expand their presence. There is no indication that ICRC paid a ransom for the release of their employees.

At least 25 foreigners and untold numbers of locals have been kidnapped in the Sahel the vast, semi-arid expanse below the Sahara Desert since 2015, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. Several foreigners remain captive according to the organization, including Rev. Hans-Joachim Lohre, a German priest kidnapped in Malis capital Bamako in November.

Others still detained include Australian doctor Ken Elliott and Romanian national Iulian Ghergut, who was abducted from a mine in Burkina Faso and has been held since 2015.

The kidnapping of humanitarian staff by armed groups is usually done to interrogate them and make sure the aid group is doing is what they say theyre doing.

Violent extremist groups engage in kidnappings for several reasons, and is very much based on local realities and needs, as well as the level of influence they have...


Unlocking the Secrets: Filmmaker and comedian Pauly Fenech is coming to Geelong this week "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

For lovers of all things film, filmmaking and more, the Geelong Waterfront Film is bringing Pauly Fenech to Geelong for one evening only. 

Heading to Geelongs Wharf Shed on Friday, 24 March, Pauly will be sharing tips on filming on a micro-budget, with skeleton crews using limited props as part of the Geelong Waterfront Films Unlocking The Secrets professional development series. 

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


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Mneskin announce first-ever Australian headline tour for 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Following sold-out shows across the globe, rock phenoms Mneskin have announced their first-ever headline tour of Australia as they bring their RUSH! World Tour to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide this November.

Bringing their raucous live set and phenomenal production, the tour will hit Australia in November, kicking off in Brisbane at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 20, before moving through Sydney to play Hordern Pavilion on November 22, Margaret Court Arena on November 23 and finishing up in Adelaide at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 24.

RUSH! World Tour 2023

November 20, 2023 Brisbane, QLD BCEC
November 22, 2023 Sydney, NSW Hordern Pavilion
November 23, 2023 Melbourne, VIC Margaret Court Arena
November 25, 2023 Adelaide, SA AEC Theatre

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On what it means to take their raucous live set to Australia, Mneskin enthuse, We cant wait to come to Australia, it will be the first time for all of us so were pretty much curious about everything, especially the crowd. It feels crazy to finally be able to meet our fans there!

Armed with a 2023 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, Mneskins RUSH! world tour will see them headline arenas across the US and Canada, including a landmark show at New Yorks historic Madison Square Garden. Theyll be crossing continents to rock their way around South America, Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, the UK and Ireland.

The RUSH! World Tour will follow on from Mneskins ongoing LOUD KIDS World Tour which continues to see them sell out shows globally and play to over 500,000 fans. With over twenty sold out shows still to come on their current tour, and Australias first stop Brisbane marking their twentieth show on the RUSH! tour, there is no denying we are in for an absolute treat when this iconic act heads down under. Notorious for their stomping live show, its no secret the band love winning over new audiences, with Mneskin firing up,

We want to thank our fans in Australia, we are coming for you! Expect fire, stage smashings and lots of sweat!

The full throttle Mneskin live show has already travelled to over 25 countries between Europe, North America, South America and Japan in 2022, saw the band go back to their beloved Rome for an extra special sold out show at the historic Circo Massimo with 70,000 tickets sold, and between headline shows the band dominated festival stages around the world including Coach...


India asks 68 countries to renegotiate ISDS in bilateral investment treaties "IndyWatch Feed National"

March 21, 2023: The Times of India has reported that India issued termination notices to 68 countries for Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with a request to renegotiate on the basis of the model agreement formulated in 2015.

These 68 BITs were based on a 1993 model which had been amended in 2003. Alarmed at actions taken against it using the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision in these BITs, the Indian government developed a new model for investment treaties in 2015. India has a further six BITs under the old model, but these are not yet open for a notice of termination. There are two BITs negotiated since 2015, on the new model, and these are in force.

Minister of State for External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said the government has signed a host country agreement with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) for establishing a regional office in India. His Ministry is now working with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the PCA and other agencies to develop their capacity to manage international arbitration challenges.

Under the 2015 model, the controversial Most Favoured Nation clause was removed, and the scope of National Treatment and Fair and Equitable Treatment clauses is considerably narrowed.

Although ISDS which allows investors to initiate international arbitration against states and thereby bypass domestic courts entirely has been retained, access to ISDS comes only after the exhaustion of the relevant domestic courts for the resolution of an investment dispute.

The 2015 model provides an exhaustive list of economic, environmental and social measures which are exempt under the treaty. This includes taxation, intellectual property rights and measures to protect macroeconomic stability.

The current move to terminate 68 BITs follows a 2016 attempt to terminate 57 BITs. The India-Australia BIT was terminated by India on March 23, 2017, but it has an extraordinary grandfather clause that means its provisions apply to investments made before that date for another 15 years. The Indian Adani coal company threatened to use ISDS to sue the Australian government if its investments made before the termination were harmed by government regulation.

The Interim Australia India Economic Partnership Agreement signed in 2022 did not have an Investment Chapter and so did not contain ISDS. AFTINET is...


Frankstons Big Picture Fest is back and bigger than ever "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>From Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March, Frankston City Council in conjunction with The Big Picture Fest will commemorate emerging and established artists who, over the course of the week, will bring vibrancy and life into the urban landscape.</p> <p>The festival has become a highlight in the cultural calendar both on the Mornington Peninsula and for art-lovers across the state. With a lineup of exhibitions, installations, and performances, the festival guarantees an immersive and engaging experience for patrons of all ages. As anticipation builds for the event, locals and visitors alike are eager to discover the electrifying new murals that will be displayed in this years festival edition.</p> <p class="p1"><b><i>Stay up to date with whats happening within the regions art scene </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s1"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a><b><i>. </i></b></p> <p>Beginning in 2018, Big Picture Fest has annually brought both international and local street-art connoisseurs to the suburb. In its 6th year, the epic lineup of artists includes <a href= "">Mistery</a>, <a href="">Smug One</a>, <a href= "">Sofles,</a> <a href="">Katherine Gailer,</a> <a href= "">Maria Pena</a>, <a href= "">Hard Thirteen (Indo)</a>, <a href= "">Olana Janfa (Norway)</a> <a href= "">& Abbey Rich  just to name a few. <a href= "">Download the map</a> to find the nine sites.</p> <p><img alt="" class="alignnone wp-image-303854" height="417" src= "" width="591"></p> <p>Nine new artworks are being made during the course of the festival, so patrons will also have the opportunity to see the streets come to life first-hand and maybe even meet the artists behind it all.</p> <p>There are a few ways that patrons can experience the festival. You can take a self-guided around the festival at your own pace. Or, you can opt for a more immersive experience and book a free guided Stree...</p>


Australian powerhouse The Amity Affliction announce national tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The national run will begin at the bands hometown Brisbane at Fortitude Music Hall before heading to Sydneys Hordern Pavilion, Adelaides Hindley Street Music Hall, Melbournes Forum and wrapping up at Perths Metro City. This 2023 tour marks two decades since the band formed in 2003.

Since emerging in 2008 with their debut Severed Ties, Australian powerhouse The Amity Affliction have consistently delivered. Theyve clocked four No. 1 records, earned multiple Gold and Platinum certifications in their home country and enjoyed a string of Top 30-charting albums on Billboard.

The Amity Affliction: Australian 2023 Tour

  • Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane: Thursday Oct 19
  • Hordern Pavilion, Sydney: Saturday Oct 21
  • Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide: Tuesday Oct 24
  • Forum, Melbourne: Thursday Oct 26
  • Metro City, Perth: Saturday Oct 28

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Theyve also received critical accolades from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, The Noise, and more. Throughout their career, The Amity Affliction have remained a featured attraction on some of the biggest festivals in the world from Download UK, Reading and Leeds, Vans Warped Tour, Rock am Ring, Rock im park, Graspop, Sonic Temple, Welcome to Rockville, Hellfest, Slam Dunk, Jera on Air, and more!

The band has sold out countless headline treks and have hit the road with everyone from A Day to Remember to Motionless in White to Silverstein to Sum 41 to Beartooth to PVRIS. New material is expected in 2023. Their latest single I See Dead People, released in February, is their fastest streaming single. The band now has crossed the 1 billion stream mark worldwide.

Tickets go on sale 12pm Friday March 24. My Live Nation members can secure tickets early during the Live Nation presale at 12pm Thursday March 23.

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New Swabia (Neuschwabenland) "IndyWatch Feed National"

J.G. Olsen / Financial Expositor

Fascinatingly, many Useless Eaters seem more au fait with the monetary aspects of the Great Reset than they do the Depopulation Agenda by Experimental Lethal Injections.

All over the world now, the winds of monetary change are felt to be rising.

Countries presently interested in joining the BRICS grouping include: Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Turkiye, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Iran, and the front-runner, (formerly French) Algeria.

They are dissatisfied with the USD hegemony...


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Abuser cop: Senior Constable Nathan Black

Abuser cop: Timothy Trautsch

  • Two western Sydney pigs charged with assaulting naked woman
  • The pigs, Nathan Black and Timothy Trautsch have been stood down 
  • Both pigs will face Penrith Court next month 


What We Know About Irvo Otieno and the 10 People Charged in His Death "IndyWatch Feed National"

From CNN: Three of the 10 people facing murder charges in the death last week of a 28-year-old Black man at a Virginia mental health facility were security guards at the hospital who watched and then participated in the fatal smothering, the prosecutor told CNN Friday.

The victims family wants answers as to how a promising musician having what they called a mental health crisis ended with him dying and why no one stood up for him and kept him from being killed.

The county prosecutor said seven law enforcement deputies, joined by the hospital workers, smothered him to death while restraining him.

Ive never seen anything like this, Commonwealths Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill said, referring to unreleased video that shows the mans death.

Baskervill said the hospital security guards passively watched the alleged smothering but eventually joined in and piled on top of the victim along with the deputies . . .

What are attorneys saying?

Family attorneys say Otieno posed no threat to the deputies.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is working on behalf o...


This years Harmony Day faces new challenges in combating hate "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Today 21 March is world Harmony Day and the big day in a week of activities, where we celebrate the gifts brought to all of us by people from diverse Backgrounds. This year the theme is everyone belongs. Harmony Day origin can be traced back to south Africa, where on this date in 1960, police fired live ammunition into a crowd of black people in a black township called Sharpeville, who were demanding the abolition of the pass laws. These laws had taken away their right of freedom of movement. Sixty-nine unarmed people were killed. Images of what happened reverberated around a shocked world.

Photo from The Journalist context matters: Burying the Sharpeville dead.

The killing became known as the Sharpeville Massacre. It gave rise to the global anti-Apartheid movement, and this contributed hugely to the advancing the cause against racial intolerance everywhere.

Less than a decade later the United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Intolerance still exists in some quarters. It is usually often more subtle than it once was. The fact that it exists shows the cause not yet completely won. at the same time, there are good reasons to celebrate the achievements.

Australia is a good example. The diversity of peoples is building a new nation with a unique and exiting multicultural culture.  We are much better off for it. Hasnt this change brought about a greater depth and variety of what we eat, enriched overall culture and lives?

I remember what it was like when I first arrived in this country as a youngster. Because of my surname, I was called a Dago. This meant Italian. Although not Italian, I know something of what the Italians went through. I know how intolerance invited derision and sometimes violence. Italians were accused of being a threat to the Australian way of life.

Those who still feel threatened and insist multiculturalism is a policy thrust on them, dont yet realise that the term is only a description for what Australia has been since the arrival of the First fleet. The emergence of a multicultural identity can be traced back to the goldfields on the 1850s and the Eureka upris...


Millions of Fish Dead in Australia River Following Low Oxygen Levels, High Temperatures "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Menindee, New South Wales, millions of dead fish have been found in the Darling River. Local authorities and scientists say the die-off event is likely due to high temperatures and low oxygen levels as water from recent floods recedes.

The dead fish are primarily bony herring, or bony bream, and also include murray cod, carp, golden perch and silver perch.

These fish deaths are related to low oxygen levels in the water (hypoxia) as flood waters recede, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries posted on Facebook. Significant volumes of fish including Carp and Bony Herring, nutrients and organic matter from the floodplain are being concentrated back into the river channel.

According to the Department of Primary Industries, the area has experienced widespread flooding. As the flood waters recede, oxygen in the water depletes. The situation is worsened by a local heat wave, which causes fish to require more oxygen, but the warmer water holds less oxygen.

The department noted that bony herring population tends to boom during floods and often then sees significant decrease as flood waters recede, especially as this species is more vulnerable to low oxygen levels and high temperatures. Similar incidents happened in 2018 and 2019, Reuters reported, where thousands of fish died from extreme temperature changes and poor water quality.

The region has been dealing with high temperatures and flooding, and residents are now grappling with the sight and smell of dead fish in the local river.

Weve just sort of started to clean up, and then this has happened, and thats sort of youre walking around in a dried-up mess and then youre smelling this putrid smell. Its a terrible smell and horrible to see all those dead fish, said local resident Jan Dening, as reported by NBC News.

Locals are also concerned about potential health impacts of the dead fish in the river.

The stink was terrible. I nearly had to put a mask on, local nature photographer Geoff Looney told NBC News. I was worried about my own health. That water right in the top comes down to our...


Donald Trump Drives His MAGA Base Down Tyranny Road( How to Destroy Democracy Brick by Brick)....And How Cleta Mitchell is the key to Proving Trump's Georgia Election Interference Crimes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Written by Grant G

Dictatorships, third world countries, tyrannies and the death of America are Donald J Trump's latest refrains on Truth Social, which get repeated widely on Twitter, Facebook, along with many other social media sites......Donald Trump is now calling on his supporters, on Republicans and anyone else to protest in the streets over his impending soft arrest(surrendering in person to an indictment regardless of the severity of the charge).

Trump wants the country to rage and protest in the streets over the fact he has to answer for crimes, for his crimes, albeit crimes(The Stormy Daniels affair and hush money cover-up) that are very minor in the scheme of things.

Donald Trump is getting his MAGA base all frothy and threatening over these minor criminal charges against him, a crime he is 100% guilty of, he had the tryst, cheated on Melania, with Stormy, he had Michael Cohen pay off Stormy to keep her silent, then Trump through financial accounting tricks used donated campaign funds to pay the hush money, he ran the payments through the Trump organization and even claimed it as a tax deductible business expense....

That is the crime for which he must answer to next week, in person. 

An indictment means, for Trump,  a quick pre-arranged arrest and, just as quick, a prearranged release from custody....Trial date(s)and appearance dates scheduled.....These crimes, even when Trump is found guilty will not result in ANY prison time and still Trump deems this action as grounds for mass protests and mayhem in the streets......(gimmee a fucking break, oh the humanity, Trump having to answer for crimes, fucking snowflake)

 Here is what Trump has bleated in the last few hours....(The all caps are Trump's doing)



10 Best Talking Toy in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

In this blog post, we will be discussing the best talking toy for your child. This is a great topic for parents who are looking for a toy that will help their child develop communication skills. We will be looking at different features of talking toys and how they can benefit your child.


10 Best Camping Towel in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are an avid camper, then you know how important it is to have a good camping towel. A good camping towel can make all the difference in your camping experience. There are a lot of different towels on the market, so it can be tough to choose the right one. Thats why weve put together a list of the best camping towels, to help you make the right decision.


It's Good To Be Mean To War Propagandists - Caitlin Johnstone "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sydney Morning Herald editor Bevan Shields has published an article titled "We are not above criticism but these attacks go too far", tearfully rending his garments over criticisms his paper's three-part war-with-China propaganda series "Red Alert" has received from former Prime Minister Paul Keating and from ABC's Media Watch.----The whole article is Shields moaning about the way Keating raked Australian war propagandists

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Prolonging the Agony the Book To End All Wars "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Lord Milner, Photo: (C) stained glass windows at Canberras War Memorial  (R) Cover of Andrew Gibbs book With Winston Churchill at the Front

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Please play this game with me for a moment. Pretend there is a bloke named Johnny living in Blandland.  He knows of a very rich man in his country. Johnny goes to him and says he has heard that the chemical rubi will soon be needed by everyone and he knows of the only land where rubi is found. He offers to do all the violence necessary to take ov...


Statement from Victorian Liberal MP Moira Deeming. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PRESS RELEASE MOIRA DEEMING LIBERAL MP WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION Personal statement: I have been informed that there will be a vote in the Liberal Party room to determine whether I should be allowed to remain or be expelled from the Parliamentary Party. Let me clear I have done...


Spent Matters: The AUKUS Nuclear Waste Problem "IndyWatch Feed National"

When Australia vassal be thy name assumed responsibilities for not only throwing money at both US and British shipbuilders, lending up territory and naval facilities for war like a gambling drunk, and essentially asking its officials to commit seppuku for the Imperium, another task was given. While the []

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Coalition special forces in Afghanistan - the Joint Priority Effects List (JPEL) and Rules of Engagement (ROE) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Coalition forces in Afghanistan, including Australian Special Forces acted under instruction from the Coalition to engage in missions to kill high value targets who appeared on a sanctioned liquidation list - the Joint Priority Effects List (JPEL). These were high value targets, Directly Participating in Hostilities (DPH). The parameters for...


This weeks nuclear news "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A bit of good news Sir David Attenborough urges people to unite to save nature in crisis

Premiere of this so timely movie 

The Road to War new film premiering in Australia is just so very timely  as Australia is currently foremost in nuclear news.

World premiere   Melbourne at 6.30pm on 22 March at the Nova in Carlton.  Then in Hobart on 23 March (not 24th as stated in trailer) at the State Cinema .    Q & A panel with Bradbury and special guest, Bob Brown. Capri Theatre in Adelaide 29 March. Other cities and regional centres yet to be announced.        

Christina notesAustralias splendid nuclear submarine goat rodeo funny, but its really serious.    Isnt it wonderful how the men in opposing political parties can unite in hate and belligerence? Nuclear wastes 30 years away. So -no problem for present decision-makers  happily superannuated when the shit hits the fan.

AUSTRALIA.What the nuclear-powered submarine deal really means. Editorial...


Victoria Police covering up child abuse in Mildura? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Victoria Police have been covering up crimes of people in positions of authority, especially their 'bosses' you know those in government, since their inception in 1853.

NEVER forget that the colonys criminals (albeit better behaved ones), instead of 'honourable' people, were recruited by the government to become police officers, where they have evolved into a more formidable (criminal) force.

Today its very difficult to get an officer charged by our corrupt legal system.

Even if the police get caught by the serfs committing criminal offences, their brethren in the judicature will exonerate them of any alleged wrong-doing.

Those who arent are the scapegoats, only for display purposes to give the serfs the illusion that justice exists.

It seems that police have been covering for Monseigneur Day from Mildura with regards to child abuse.

As the saying goes: We investigated ourselves and found we did nothing wrong.

Heres Deputy Commissioner of the day, Neil OLoughlin to the rescue.

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NSW Labor's last ditch email to Party members - Labor's #1 priority? CLIMATE CHANGE!!! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Weve reached the final week of the campaign, and many of you will read this email while on pre-poll or the doors, speaking to voters and persuading them to choose Labor and a Fresh Start for NSW. Its been a hectic campaign and we know that when youre working this...


The Recent Arrest Orders For Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Ought to Be a Wake-Up Call "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rolo Slavskiy Slavland Chronicles March 19, 2023

By now, everyone has heard the news that the ICC wants Putin to answer for his heinous war crimes. The reason given for his summons? He helped relocate children from the Donbass to Russia and put the orphans up for adoption with church families.

Internally, it made for good PR.

But, youd never hear about it in the West, because the media is controlled by the you-know-whos and the various spook agencies, who are themselves also largely taken over by you-know-whoish interests.

Undoubtedly, this marks an escalation. No negotiations are allowed with a country led by an Amalek war criminal. Putin is now officially Gadaffi, Milosevic, and Hitler. Lets hope, for Russias sake at least, that things turns out better for him.

Heres what Strelkov thinks:

A day has passed since the media informed us that the Hague freaks issued a warrant for the arrest of Putin. Frankly, at the beginning I had a mixed feeling from this news: 1) bad (no matter how I personally feel about the personality of the person who is our president we have no other (we are being punished for our sins). And as regards the insulting warrant this is a spit not only on him, but also on Russia (which, alas, he is being allowed to lead); 2) at the same time, the timid hope has revived again that at least fearing the same fate of Gaddafi, this will stir things up a little This is, of course, unjustified optimistim. At the moment there is no proof for this hope in just a day, loyal officials, deputies and journalists of all stripes managed to convince me that the authorities are stronger than ever in their implacable cretinism and we can only hope for their enlightenment immediately before the end of Putins career a la Gaddafi when for us (and for them too) it will be too late. (Well, that is, I havent lost all hope, but so far there is nothing to be optimistic about).

Strelkov makes the same argument that I did recently. T...


Australian Banking Associations cost of living inquiry reveals bank pressure "IndyWatch Feed National"

An analysis of the rising inflation and concurrent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank proved that more than 186 banks in the U.S. are at risk of a similar shutdown if depositors decide to withdraw all funds.


Gold Rock 3550 is Bendigos newest rock music festival celebrating homegrown talent "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

With famous, authentic heritage attractions and world-class gastronomic delights, the regional city of Bendigo is about to become an electrifying hub for music lovers this April with a brand-new rock music festival, Gold Rock 3550.

The inaugural celebration of independent Bendigo homegrown and affiliated bands and artists, Gold Rock 3550 will take over Handle Bar in Bendigo on Saturday, 1 April featuring a smorgasbord of great music both local and further afield.

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


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AFP arrest former SASR soldier - charged with War Crime - Murder. "IndyWatch Feed National"

UPDATE - from The Australian. Former SAS trooper Oliver Schulz, 41, was arrested in regional NSW on Monday morning and was expected to face local court later in the day. It will be alleged he murdered an Afghan man while deployed to Afghanistan with the Australian Defence Force, the AFP...


Five Fun and Easy Ways to Change Your Style "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sometimes, comfort and routine can prevent us from blossoming into the best person that we can be. After a while, many of us get used to wearing the same jeans and jacket every time we go out.

While theres nothing wrong with wearing simple outfits, changing up your style every once in a while might actually do wonders for your self confidence.

In this blog, were going to discuss five fun and easy ways to change your style.

  1. Hair Extensions
    If you want to know what you look like with longer hair, you dont have to wait for it to grow out anymore.

    Hair extensions are a great, low commitment way of changing up your hairstyle. With the added length you can begin experimenting with styles like dutch braids, high ponytails, updos and so on.

    This temporary accessory can be used to figure out what hairstyle suits you without having to commit too much time and effort into growing out and maintaining your real hair.

    There are also a wide variety of coloured extensions, ranging from blonde to fuchsia pink. This is a great way to try out different highlights and to see what suits your natural hair colour and your overall style.

  2. Experiment With Jewellery
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Queenscliff Music Festival 2023 early bird tickets are on sale now "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Fresh from announcing its expansion into four days in 2023, the music jewel of the Bellarine the Queenscliff Music Festival have released its early bird tickets, which are on sale now to the general public.

Subscriber pre-sale tickets are already sold-out, as in previous years, so run, dont walk if you want to secure tickets to the 25th QMF festival.

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

Taking over the Queenscliff foreshore from November 23-26 2023, there are currently three-day early-bird tickets available for $269+bf, granting access to all three days of the iconic festival; the early-bird three-day youth tickets for 14-17-year-olds wanting to attend for $134+bf, $25 kids tickets for those aged 1-13, alongside the special Thursday passes.

Thursday tickets are sold separately at the time of purchase, so for punters that would like to come for all four days of QMF, buying your usual three-day ticket is recommended PLUS a Thursday ticket. You can always come back and purchase your Thursday ticket separately later too. The Thursday Night program will operate exclusively in existing venues throughout town, outside of the main festival arena, including the Queenscliff Brewhouse, the Queenscliff Town Hall, the Queenscliff Uniting Church and a couple more venues to be confirmed in the coming months.


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Two huge headliner changes for Groovin The Moo festival "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Groovin the Moo have revealed that two headlining acts will no longer be performing at this years festival. Omar Apollo and Skepta have unfortunately cancelled their Australian tours, with GTM instead announcing Genesis Owusu and Nothing But Thieves as their replacements.

Genesis Owusu and Nothing But Thieves will perform at six beaut regions around the country, joining the likes of Denzel Curry, lord of the bangers Fatboy Slim, Eliza Rose, Ball Park Music, Skegss, LUUDE, Ocean Alley and Amy Shark, among others, on the GTM festival lineups.

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

English five-piece Nothing But Thieves are a huge addition to the festival lineup, with the band gaining international recognition for their unique sound and electric live performances. With the recent announcement of their fourth album, Dead Club City, the band is set to take Australia by storm with their upcoming tour. Their blend of fresh sounds and internationally acclaimed chilling live sets will be showcased in show rooms across Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, as well as at the appearances at Groovin The Moo Festival.

Genesis Owusus appearance comes off the back of a huge 2022 for the performer, having delivered huge sets at the likes of Spilt Milk, Lost Paradise and Falls Festival, plus his own national tour, as well as being the big winner at the 2022 AIR Awards in Adelaide, the annual ceremony that recognizes the best in Australias independent music community.

Groovin The Moo Tour Diary 2023

Wayville, SA  Friday 21 April (School Holidays)

Adelaide Showground

Kaurna Country, Wayville, SA

Maitland, NSW  Saturday 22 April

Maitland Showground

Wonnarua Country, Maitland, NSW

Canberra, ACT  Sunday 23 April

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Ngambri and Ngunnawal Country, Mitchell, ACT

Bendigo, VIC  Saturday 29 April

Bendigos Prince of Wales Showgrounds

Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Bendigo, VIC

Sunshine Coast, QLD   Sunday 30 April (Long Weekend)

Kawana Sports Western Precinct

Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country, Warana, QLD

Bunbury, WA  Saturday 6 May

Hay Park

Wardandi Noongar Country, Bunbury, WA

Tickets to all GTM shows are on sale now. Head here for more info. 

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Mainstream media's lies on Putin's so called 'arrest warrant' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lies come in all shapes and forms, where some are blatant and others are 'white' ones.

Also a common lie is one of omission, where this is the case with regards to a so called 'arrest' warrant against USSR President Vladimir Putin.

Rupert Murdoch's 'investigative' journalists stated that there has been an arrest warrant issued for Vladimir Putin from the ICC (International Criminal Court).

BUT, those so called 'investigative' journalists' (deliberately) forgot to mention how invalid this so called 'warrant' really is.

The ICC is not a 'real' court but rather an organisation or tribunal with very limited jurisdiction.

IT is based on consent from its signatories only where those who have not signed up the court cannot issued with any lawful instruments to make executable warrant valid.

Currently, Russia, illustrated in orange was a signatory that withdrew its signature consent.

Ukraine depicted in yellow, indicates that it is a signatory, where there is no formal ratification, keeping in mind that Crimea is an (allegedly) autonomous republic in the south.



1927 announce massive 39-date Australian tour celebrating 35 years of timeless hits and touring "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Australian rock band 1927 hit the road in 2023 with a mammoth national tour that will see them crisscrossing Australia as they bring their Next Generation 23 tour to fans and music lovers.

Starting in Perth in April, 1927 will play 39 shows through until September, hitting up places like Brisbane, Hobart, Warragul, Sale, Ballarat, Newcastle, Dubbo, Mildura, Townsville and Adelaide, among many other spots across the country.

1927 Victorian Tour Dates

03.06   THE WEDGE Sale, VIC
09.06   CAPITAL THEATRE Bendigo, VIC
16.06   PALMS AT CROWN Melbourne, VIC
28.07   LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE Warrnambool, VIC
29.07   HORSHAM TOWN HALL Horsham, VIC

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Posie Parker, you cant hide. Youve got Nazis on your side. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Huh. That was interesting. Having previously blessed Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide with her presence, the fifth leg of Posie Parkers publicity tour took place in Melbourne on the steps of the Victorian Parliament on Saturday. Along with a posse Continue reading


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You idiot, no way this passes the pub test. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Heres Victorian Opposition leader John Pesutto saying Moira Deeming will be sacked from the Liberal Party because she has an association with people who promote Nazi views. Its a slur that is equally outrageous and false. He looks stressed. @MoiraDeemingMP John Ruddick (@JohnRuddick2) March 19, 2023


Sarah McLeod announces One Electric Lady East Coast solo tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Fresh from a national tour with revered rock band The Superjesus to promote their new single Money (Were Only In It For Love), Sarah McLeod is bringing back to the stage an updated reprise of her successful 2021 show One Electric Lady which sees her performing with her dual output guitar.

The shows kick off in June with three shows in Queensland, followed by Adelaide, two dates in Victoria and will then end with four shows across NSW, wrapping the tour in Newcastle at Lizottes on Sunday 25th June.

One Electric Lady Tour

Thurs 1st June Imperial Hotel, Eumundi QLD

Fri 2nd June Jindalee Hotel, Brisbane QLD

Sat 3rd June The Royal Hotel, Nundah QLD

Sat 10th June The Grace Emily, Adelaide SA

Thurs 15th June Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC

Fri 16th June The Workers Club, Fitzroy VIC

Thurs 22nd June The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW

Fri 23rd June The Vanguard, Sydney NSW

Sat 24th June The Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW

Sun 25th June Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

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


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Ross Noble brings his solo stand-up tour Jibber Jabber Jamboree to Geelong "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

English stand-up comedian and actor Ross Noble, best known for being runner-up in The Celebrity Apprentice in 2021, is bringing his 21st solo stand-up tour Jibber Jabber Jamboree to Geelong in 2023.

Presented by A-List Entertainment, The international star will take to The Geelong Arts Centre on Friday, 1 September 2023.

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

To celebrate his 21st milestone, Noble invites audiences to join him for an evening on the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand-up.

This is your chance to see Noble live on stage in his natural habitat.

Whats this about? What will we learn? How will it change the world? There are all pointless questions to ask when Noble is off on one of his tangents.

Grab a ticket and come and enjoy the ride!

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 22 March at 9am and can be purchased here

The post Ross Noble brings his solo stand-up tour Jibber Jabber Jamboree to Geelong appeared first on Forte Magazine.


7 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship "IndyWatch Feed National"

If I asked you what the signs of a toxic relationship were, what would you say? Most of us would likely name off something obvious, like abuse or something to that effect, but at the end of the day, the signs of a toxic relationship arent always so overt or even expected.

Being in a toxic relationship can be draining, and destructive, and can change who you are as a person. No one walks away from a toxic relationship unscathed, even if the damage is just slight. With that being said, the signs arent always obvious. Below, I will go over 7 signs of a toxic relationship.

1. Contempt.

Contempt is what happens when you begin tearing your partner down, or vice versa, in passive-aggressive ways. Based on the research, this habit is the number one predictor of relationship failure. Examples of contempt are mocking your partner while they are in another room, snide remarks, or merely feelings of complete disdain towards your partner.

2. Lack of support.

In a toxic relationship, there is no support. Instead, both partners are always at odds with one another. Rather than building each other up, they are too busy tearing each other down.

3. Control/obsession.

It is not cute or healthy for control and obsession to be the main theme in a relationship. When one or both partners begins blowing up the others phone because they didnt answer back within a few minutes, there is a problem. Other examples of this may be if your partner wont allow you around certain people, stalks you down when you arent around one another, or refuses to let you have any time apart because you might cheat.

4. You are always trying to change each other.

Toxic relationships arent always toxic people. In fact, a toxic dynamic can be born when two people just simply arent right for one another. When this happens, a toxic push/pull begins to take place, in which both partners are always trying to get their needs met by someone who simply cannot meet them.

5. Dishonesty.

Dishonesty is toxic, plain and simple. While we may all say a little white lie here and there, when one or both partners is always lying, it reaches a toxic level.

6. Denial.

One major sign of toxicity is denial. Do you find yourself constantly making excuses for your relationship? If so, then its likely toxic.

7. Walking on eggshells.

If you are always having to walk on eggshells, to avoid setting your partner off, then you are likely in a toxic relationship. No one should have to hold back how they really feel, If you cannot express a different opinion in the presence of your partner because you fear retaliation, your relationship is toxic.


Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival reveals lineup for its 2023 edition "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>Featuring the cream of the Australian Blues music scene and renowned as one of the longest-running and most important events on the blues festival calendar, The Winter Blues Festival has announced its return for 2023 this July, bringing along an impressive lineup of Australias best artists.</p> <p>Now in its 24th year, the free festival has gone from humble beginnings as a one-Sunday-afternoon event in a pub with a handful of bands to being a festival that sprawls across 4 days, in 20-plus venues around the town of Echuca, Victoria.</p> <p>The festival has now announced its first round of artists for 2023, a list that contains some festival favourites and some new artists to discover. Theres something for the die-hard blues fans, but also music thats perfect to accompany a relaxing weekend with a few drinks, some good food, and some good friends. Check it out below.</p> <h3>Winter Blues Festival First artist announce (in alphabetical order):</h3> <p>19-Twenty<br> Anna Scionti<br> Cass Eager<br> Catfish Voodoo<br> Creek<br> The Detonators<br> Doc Halibut<br> Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project
Electric Blues Collective
Fiona Boyes
Frank Sultana
Hat Fitz & Cara
Jesse Redwing
Lloyd Spiegel
Owen Campbell
Sweet Felicia and The Honeytones

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s2"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a></p> <p>Along with the continued success of the Winter Blues Festival has come huge economic and cultural benefits for the local and regional community. As 20,000 punters make the annual pilgrimage to Echuca Moama from all over Australia, its hard to believe that the last weekend in July was once the quietest weekend of the year for tourism in the historic port town.</p> <p>As always, the Wrap Party on Sunday night will return as a ticketed fund-raising event featuring the cream of the festival, ticket sales soon to be announced.</p> <p>The Winter Blues Festival was set up by the community for the community and is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on funding from local businesses and grants funding to keep going.</p> <p><strong>There is no better way than spending a winters weekend at The Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival from July 27 30 2023. Find out more <a href= "">here</a>. </strong></p> <p>The post <a href= "" rel="nofollow">Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival reveals lineup for its 2023 edition</a> appeared first on <a href= "" rel="nofollow">Forte Magazine</a>.</...


Those poor girls, working so hard all their lives for this man to steal their glory. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Valentina Petrillo, a male runner who self identifies as a woman, breaks the record and wins his 8th women's title in Italy Edwin (@Edwin07011) March 19, 2023


The bus to Baghdad "IndyWatch Feed National"

In place of reflection and reform, our leaders have committed to an ever-greater intermeshing of Australian and American forces: what is referred to in contemporary military double-speak as interoperability. The new AUKUS framework has largely extended the surrendering of our sovereignty and capacity for independent defence decision-making to the American Empire.

The post The bus to Baghdad appeared first on Overland literary journal.


Widgee Say NO to the Lines Rally: Meet the Aussie Battlers Standing Up to Big Green "IndyWatch Feed National"

When Net Zero obsessed Aussie Federal and State Governments announced large scale electricity grid extensions to service renewable energy installations, they forgot to talk to the land owners.

The post Widgee Say NO to the Lines Rally: Meet the Aussie Battlers Standing Up to Big Green first appeared on Watts Up With That?.


A weekend Filipino food and culture fiesta comes to Melbourne this April "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

One of Melbourne Food & Wine Festivals most treasured pillars, Special Events, returns this for the first time in four years.

From north to south, east to west, big-ticket fine dining to low-key and well-loved, the Special Events program takes in everything we love about eating in Melbourne and spins it into a red-hot edit of one-off menus and sure-fire good times. Its the heart and soul of the Festival, and a highlight promises to be Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers a Filipino barrio fiesta by the sea presented by The Entree.Pinays.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.


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Child Abduction and a Glance At Todays Headlines (in The Age) "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Dee McLachlan

This morning, over a coffee at my local, I paged through The Age newspaper. The headline: Japan Does Nothing As Australian Kids Snatched (below) and double-page spread above Japan does nothing as 82 Australian kids abducted. This is The Age online report:

An investigation by The AgeThe Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minute...


UNIFY Gathering announces new touring festival series UNIFY Off The Record for 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The good humans behind beloved Gippsland heavy music festival Unify Gathering have announced its returns with Unify Off The Record 2023, a series of small club shows across five states.

Hitting Mackay, Adelaide, Wollongong, Hobart and Frankston, Unify Off The Record 2023 features a diverse lineup of Australias premiere heavy acts including ARIA chart topping Northlane, Thy Art Is Murder, Thornhill, Make Them Suffer, Teenage Joans, In Hearts Wake, Alpha Wolf, Ocean Grove, Yours Truly, Void Of Vision, Redhook and more.

The NSW, VIC and SA legs will be run like miniature festivals with 8-10 band lineups, and all five events will include pop-up stores, artist signings and workshops before and after doors, with the aim to bring as much of UNIFY on the road as is possible.

UNIFY Off The Record

May 20 Seabreeze, Mackay QLD
w/ Thornhill, Void Of Vision, Young Lions, Wildheart, Arcade Stories

May 26 Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide SA
w/ Teenage Joans, Thornhill, Ocean Grove, Yours Truly
The Beautiful Monument, Alt, The Last Martyr, Wildheart

May 27 Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Make Them Suffer, Ocean Grove
Yours Truly, Fit For An Autopsy, Bloom
Banks Arcade, Reliqa, Alienist, Raised As Wolves

June 1 Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS
w/ Alpha Wolf, In Hearts Wake, Void Of Vision
Redhook, Offset Vision

June 2 The Pier, Frankston VIC
w/ Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Make The Suffer
Redhook, Fit For An Autopsy, Ocean Sleeper
Mirrors, Chasing Ghosts, Banks Arcade, Future Static

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




AFTINET calls for human rights, labour rights and environmental standards in Southeast Asia Strategy 2040 "IndyWatch Feed National"

March 20, 2023: DFAT has called for submissions for the Governments Southeast Asia strategy 2040.

Despite the long-term time frame of the strategy, there is no reference so far to inequality in the region or to human rights, labour rights or environmental standards.

The strategy will not take the form of a legally enforceable trade agreement, but is likely to be a series of Memoranda of Understanding to increase Australian trade and investment in the region. The strategy will include topics like supply chains, green economy/environment, agriculture and digital trade. These will sit alongside trade agreements like the Australia-ASEAN-NZ FTA and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The AFTINET submission argues that the strategy should include the Governments goals consisting of justice and equality, sharing the benefits of increased trade and investment, and the need to reduce carbon emissions.

The submission notes that seven of the ten ASEAN countries are also involved in the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum (IPEF). This is also not a traditional trade agreement. However, human rights, labour rights and environmental standards are included in the negotiating goals, even if it is not clear how they will be implemented.

The submission provides evidence of deficits in both commitments and implementation of human rights and labour rights in some ASEAN countries, and serious violations, including imprisonment and unlawful killings in Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Indonesia (West Papua).

The submission recognises that ASEAN trading partners include developing countries and least developed countries and that they will require cooperation and support to implement these standards over time, including specific support from Australias Official Development Assistance programs.

These commitments should ultimately be incorporated into legally enforceable trade agreements with the same access to dispute settlement as other chapters in those agreements.


Important RBA statement on Australia's banks and interest rates. "IndyWatch Feed National"

It's quite a technical speech from the RBA's Assistant Governor - you might like to give it a miss if monetary policy isn't your thing. ...conditions in global bond markets have been strained recently following the failure of Silicon Valley Bank in the United States. Volatility in Australian financial markets...


France erupts as Macron moves to force through raising the pension age "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing an enormous backlash against his attempt to force through a rise in the pension age from 62 to 64. Facing the possibility of a loss in the parliament, Macron used the controversial and unpopular 49.3 special powers, which provide the means to avoid a vote. This time he faced the prospect of some of his Renaissance party members crossing the floor.

These powers have been increasingly used since the government lost its majority in the last election in June last year.

Protests against the latest move to increase he pension age were immediate. French citizens hit the streets, and they have gone on since without letup.  In some Cases, notably in the capital Paris, police moved in with batons and shields, and used teargas and water cannon. Similar scenes have been seen in other major cities like Rennes, Nantes, Lyon, Marseille, and Bordeaux.

France pension protests

Video from CNN News 18

Unions have vowed to keep on fighting to protect pension rights that they had fought for in the past.

Justifying the move, Prime Minister lisabeth Borne told the lower house of parliament, known as the National Assembly:

We cannot bet on the future of our pensions and this reform is necessary,

Most French do not agree.

Macron Has threatened to dissolve the Assembly and call new elections. The threat is not likely to materialise because there is a very good chance he would lose.

Protests sweep France after pension reform is forced through by Macron.

Video from, Time



TNPM19690 "IndyWatch Feed National"

21st December 2021 a totial of 2,238 had died from covid-19

Good news at last but not for the 261 families of the lastest victims of the illegal importation of COVID-19. The death toll has slowed down for the moment, but will soon reach and then pass 20,000.

This posting short link:

The last death toll report:


K-pop phenoms TWICE are heading to Australia with their world tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

International K-Pop sensations TWICE have announced the Australian leg of their global outing 5TH WORLD TOUR READY TO BE.

The worldwide run will come to Sydneys Qudos Bank Arena on May 3 and Melbournes Rod Laver Arena on May 6 with TWICE promising to bring their signature high-energy performance and a robust setlist of their chart-topping hits.

TWICE Australian Tour 2023



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

Formed under K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE comprised of members Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time. Since their debut, the group has sold over 10 million albums, received nearly 6 billion streams on Spotify, performed on programs such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and GMA3, and has been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards. In March 2023, they will be honored with the Breakthrough Artist award at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.


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10 Best Childrens Stool in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for a childrens stool that is both functional and stylish? If so, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will be discussing the best childrens stool options on the market. We will be taking a close look at what makes each option special and why they would be great for your childs room. By the end of this post, you should have a good idea of which childrens stool is right for you and your child!


10 Best Cash Box in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A cash box, also known as a petty cash box or till, is a small, lockable box that is used to hold and organize cash. Cash boxes are often used in businesses, such as stores, restaurants, and offices. They are also commonly used in households for storing petty cash.


10 Best Moisture Meter in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A moisture meter is an essential tool for any homeowner or contractor. Moisture in walls and floors can lead to mold and mildew, which can cause health problems. A moisture meter can help you find hidden moisture so you can take steps to fix the problem before it gets worse.

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10 Best Kids Roller Blades in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best kids roller blades, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will share with you the top five kids roller blades that are currently available on the market. We will also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the right pair of roller blades for your child.


10 Best Play Toys in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to finding the best play toys for your children, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. The first is the age of your child. You want to make sure the toys are appropriate for their age group. The second is what type of toy they are interested in.

Some children like to play with dolls while others may prefer action figures or cars. And finally, you want to find a toy that is durable and safe for your child to play with. With these things in mind, here are some of the best play toys for children.


10 Best Nap Mat in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best nap mat for your child, you have come to the right place. I will share with you some of the best nap mats that are available on the market today. I will also share with you some tips on how to choose the right nap mat for your child.


10 Best Dome Cameras in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Dome cameras are a type of surveillance camera that is often used in commercial and industrial settings. They are named for their dome-like shape, which makes them more difficult to tamper with than other types of cameras. Dome cameras are typically more expensive than other types of surveillance cameras, but they offer a number of advantages that make them worth the investment.


10 Best Whisky Glasses in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

There are many different types of whisky glasses, but which one is the best? In this blog post, we will explore the different options and help you choose the best glass for your next dram.


10 Best Outdoor Umbrella Lights in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

In summer, everyone wants to spend as much time outdoors as possible. However, when the sun goes down, it can be difficult to see. Thats where outdoor umbrella lights come in! These lights can provide much-needed illumination for evening gatherings on your patio or deck. There are many different types of outdoor umbrella lights available, so its important to choose the best one for your needs. In this blog post, well discuss the different features of outdoor umbrella lights and give you some tips on choosing the best option for your home.


Melbourne art? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

One way the city has made the streets more interesting is birds. Digital birds. Heres what its about. Julian O'Shea (@julianoshea) March 17, 2023


Egrets and spoonbills "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Lovely views of Great Egrets at dawn earlier this week, complemented the following day with a small flock of spoonbills, five Yellow-billed Spoonbills with a single Royal Spoonbill.


Great Egrets, Moolort Plains, 15th March 2023


Saturday, 18 March


Smart ticketing expands in Victoria and Queensland "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

One step closer to a biometric prison. Photo: QRN


Train commuters in Brisbane can now use smart ticketing when travelling on the airport line, while Melbourne customers will see the introduction of a best practice system to replace Myki by the end of 2023.

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Why has so little been said in the Australian Parliament about Julian Assange? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The following article has been adapted from the handed out at the weekly Vigil for Julian Assange in the evening of Friday 17 March 2023 at Melbourne's Flinders Street Station: Julian Assange, the multiple award-winning Australian journalist, has been imprisoned in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day in London's Belmarsh prison since April 2019 - almost four years ago. This followed almost seven years in which, to avoid extradition to the United States, Assange had to remain confined to within the small spaces of the Equadorian Embassy where he had been granted asylum.

In all, Julian Assange has been confined for almost 11 years, when he has broken no Australian law and no British law and, as has has been admitted by the US military, no life has ever been endangered as a consequence of any of his Wikileaks' publications.

Now, Assange is subject to a ruling that he be extradited to the United States, to face trial for his supposed breech of the 1917 Espionage act when he is not even a citizen of the US nor has ever been there. There is no way that any fairly selected jury, nor any judge with integrity, would have made any of these rulings. Only a thoroughly corrupt judge under direct orders from the British government would have been capable.

In the US, Assange is to face trial, not before the Supreme court, nor before any of the US district courts, but before a kangaroo court, otherwise known as the Grand Jury of the eastern district of Virginia. Due to demographics, jurors there tend to be comprised of either employees of the CIA, the NSA and other intelligence agencies which have their national headquarters nearby, or their relatives.

The Grand Jury has, on nearly every occasion, found the accused guilty. The chance of Assange not being found guilty of "endangering US national security" by this court is nil. Once convicted, he will be sentenced to imprisonment in solitary confinement in conditions even worse than the worst he has been made to endure at Belmarsh, for the rest of his life. Julian Assange has said himself that he would consider such a fate worse than death.

How could any capable person of good-will not be outraged and disgusted by this? How could any good person not be resolved to use means available to them to free Julian Assange from this?

In fact, as Australian PM Anthony Albanese surely realises, this treatment of Assange is clearly in violation of both UK law and international law, and the plans by the Grand Jury to convict Assange clearly violate the First Amendment to th...

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