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Thursday, 06 April


In der Politik lsst man keine Krise ungenutzt verstreichen, ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

In der Politik lsst man keine Krise ungenutzt verstreichen, und sei es auch noch so ein Haus aus Bullshit. Die Faeser lsst den Vulkan-Nothingburger nicht ungenutzt vorbeiziehen, fordert zwei Grundgesetznderungen.

Die SPD-Politikerin betonte: Putins Angriffskrieg bedeutet auch fr die Innenpolitik eine Zeitenwende. Die Gefhrdungslage im Bereich der Cybersicherheit ist hoch. Durch den russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine ergibt sich ein erhebliches Eskalationspotenzial. Eine sprbare Cyberoffensive Russlands gegen westliche Nationen sei aber bisher ausgeblieben.
Vllig klar also. Passiert zwar nichts, aber ein Eskalationspotenzial kann man sich ja immer herbeihalluzinieren.

Und hey, was ist schon eine Grundgesetznderung unter Freunde. Oder zwei.

Money Quote:

Zu bereits erfolgten Angriffen durch die Moskauer Firma liegen deutschen Sicherheitsbehrden demnach jedoch keine Erkenntnisse vor.
Ach. Ach was.

Wisst ihr, seit wieviel Jahren ich mir den Mund fusselig rede, dass Deutschland mal in Softwarequalitt investieren sollte und nicht in "offensive Security" (digitale Angriffswaffen)? Nicht nur ist da Tumbleweed+Crickets auf breiter Spur, nein, jetzt begrnden sie auch noch Grundgesetznderungen mit ... nichts. NICHTS! Da ist nichts! Die Faeser fordert das blo, damit es aussieht, als tte sie was, und als habe die SPD Kompetenzen in der Innenpolitik. Die CDU hat auch stndig Grundgesetznderungen gefordert, das muss also wichtig sein fr das Amt des Innenministers!1!!

Versteht ihr eigentlich, wo diese Politikverdrossenheit herkommt? Ein Rtsel!


Seeing a theme here? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Best I can do Sound is a bit shit. Listen too the commentator at the end RIGPIG (@RIGPIG888) April 3, 2023

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Wednesday, 05 April


Britain Who Bombed Londons Tube, 2005? "IndyWatch Feed National"

          (L) Madrid train bombing of 2004, Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica (R) TIMEs cover says Inside the Manhunt: An Iraqi Connection?

[Editors note: Another tribute and reflection on Elias]

by Mary W Maxwell

I begin with the statement of the Coroner, Lady Hallett, in her final Inquest report of the London tube bombings:

For the purposes of this report I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the four men who detonated the bombs and therefore murdered the fifty two innocent people were Mohammed Siddique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Germaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain. It is not generally a proper function of an inquest to attribute blame or apportion guilt to individuals, nor is it a proper function of a Coroner to express opinions in the verdicts returned...


Weasel Liberal Andrew Bragg on track to be the new Matt Kean "IndyWatch Feed National"

Andrew Bragg is a classic buck each way member of the Liberal Party. Just like Snake Matt Kean, he enjoys the votes of conservative minded people but would rather piss on their beliefs than accept that hes in Parliament to represent their interests. Heres his snakey response today to Peter...


Australia and the UK agree not to apply ISDS in Trans-Pacific deal but Clive Palmers $300 bn claim shows more needed to prevent cases against Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                  Tuesday April 4, 2023

Australia and the UK agree not to apply ISDS in Trans-Pacific deal but Clive Palmers $300 bn claim shows more needed to prevent cases against Australia

We congratulate the Albanese Labor government on reaching agreement with the UK not to apply rules that enable foreign investors to sue governments when the UK joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Dr Patricia Ranald said today.

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) enables foreign (but not local) investors to claim damages from governments if they can argue that a change in law or policy has reduced their future profits. Labor has a policy to exclude ISDS in new trade agreements and to review its inclusion in existing agreements.

The UK government has published an explanatory document which confirms that In light of the investment relationship the UK has with Australia and New Zealand, we have agreed to disapply the ISDS provisions in CPTPPbetween our countries, said Dr Ranald.

If ISDS had not been excluded, British companies would have been able to sue the Australian government over law or policy changes, including regulation of carbon emissions and other environmental standards. British oil and gas miner Rockhopper Explorations recently won about A$360 million in compensation for lost future profits over Italys 2015 ban on oil and gas drilling within its territorial seas, explained Dr Ranald.

But the Clive Palmer ISDS case shows Labor needs to do more to implement its policy against ISDS and to review its inclusion in existing agreements.

Palmer is claiming $300 billion in an international tribun...


New Melbourne Order "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bolte Bridge, looking upriver towards the Melbourne World Trade Centre

J.G. Olsen / Financial Expositor

The Papal bulls from the 1400s known as the Doctrine of Discovery have been repudiated, suggesting the Holy See has given itself a pardon and slipped away from any culpability and the issue of Terra Nullius. Another scrap of evidence that a New World Order is underway.

The Holy See: maintains bilateral diplomatic relations with 183 sovereign states, signs treaties, and performs multilateral diplomacy with intergovernmental organisations such...


Credibility is not her strong suit. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Karine Jean-Pierre claims Biden "was not given a heads-up" on the indictment of President Trump: "He learned about this just like all of you" RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 4, 2023


Have you checked the letterbox? Got your invitation from the King and Queen? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here it is officially - His Majesty the King and Her Majesty The Queen (not The Queen Consort)!


Saffin calls on NRRC for transparency "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg, Lismore member Janelle Saffin, and NSW Premier Chris Minns. Photo supplied

Yesterday saw newly elected Premier for NSW Chris Minns visit Lismore and local member Janelle Saffin call on the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) to feel the communities sense of urgency in responding to the impacts of the devastating 2022 floods. 

Minns visit to Lismore was the second regional visit by the Premier since his election and Saffin said that, It shows that the Minns is concerned about our area, concerned about our needs, concerned about our rebuild, our recovery, which is a long term project. It is good to have him here because we know that he is backing us for the long haul. Because it is a long journey for all of us.



A class of their own: segregation in New South Wales schools "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is no such thing as a private education in Australia. The flow of public money away from public schools has led to the exodus of affluent students to non-government and selective schools. In turn, this exodus has created a segregated education system in Australia where poor, First Nations and disabled students are ghettoised into underfunded and unsustainable learning environments.

The post A class of their own: segregation in New South Wales schools appeared first on Overland literary journal.


Russia, Ukraine and NATO, False Flags, Child Trafficking and Banking "IndyWatch Feed National"


Introduction by DM

Two videos Some very interesting matters are covered in this Situation Update: Russia Declares US & NATO An Existential Threat Clearing The Way For A First Strike On US/NATO Territory! Navies Positioning Around Taiwan! We The People News</p> <p>Child trafficking 14.20. Ted Gunderson 15:00  on auctioning children (Some of the images used in the background are from 1972s <a href= "" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Prime Cut</a> with Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin). <a href= "" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Link </a>Howard Stern on Satanists sacrificing children 19:00; Dr Jessica Rose 24:00. News 25:00; Fake meat etc; some history 44:00; farmers union claims, and then some fascinating theories on 911 that 911 was to stop a new banking system. (50:00 onwards)<span id= "more-35989"></span></p> <p>Below: Michael Jaco & Ole Dammegard Russia and CIA Spy Assassination, Ukraine Has Lost, Fake Shooting in Nashville and Hamburg, Germany</p> <p>&

 </p> <p>SG Anon:</p> <p>Charlie Ward:</p> <p> </p> <p>The post <a href= "" rel="nofollow">Russia, Ukraine and NATO, False Flags, Child Trafficking and Banking</a> appeared first on...</p>


Frankenstein show at Boston Children's Hospital "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is a Children's Hospital. A message from Boston Children's: You may be aware that in states across the country there is a recent increase in proposed legislation aiming to restrict the rights of transgender and gender diverse youth. Many of these bills aim to restrict access to medical...


Indicting Donald Trump on 34 felonies might propel him back into the Whitehouse "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Donald trump is making headlines again. This time it involves his formal arrest and being charged with 24 felonies. A felony is a charge that can carry a prison sentence. Those against Trump feel that its about time he got his just deserts. Those for him see an injustice.

Part of the case is unlawful cover up of payments made to three individuals who had damaging information.

Video from SBS

This is what it looks like on the surface. But there are other dynamics going on here. The observant will notice that the whole episode has ben turned by media into a Hollywood style blockbuster focused on the personalities and sensationalism, and not the fundamental issues. This is not about justice. It is about the show.

For the Trump camp, this works as the launch of the 2024 presidential election campaign, and it might just work. Trump is an odious man who has been given the opportunity to position himself, once again, as the victim of vested interests and defender of working men and women.

It is a lie that works for two reasons. Working men and women are hurting and their faith in the institutions of the United States has been weakened. Trump knows what they want to hear and delivers it in bucket loads.

As he suggests, his is a political case. State persecution is taking place. Trump may be guilty of the charges and deserves punishment. What he is being accused of here is an everyday practice in his business empire and the corporate world. One that is usually allowed. An exception is being made in this case, because of its political nature.

Trump is not likely to be defeated in the court. Only a political movement effectively dealing with the core issues hurting American working men and women and offering real solutions will do this. But the Democrat machine wont take this on. It prefers to run a charade.

Behind it all is a battle between two factions of the Wall Street political elite. They control the Republicans and Democra...


Senator Alex Antic - 'Wokeness is Weakness' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spot on Senator. Now take the fight up to the government. Wokeness is Weakness. Senator Alex Antic (@SenatorAntic) April 4, 2023


ATAGI 2023 booster advice "IndyWatch Feed National"

Key points:

  • ATAGI advises the following groups should consider a 2023 booster dose if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer, and regardless of the number of prior doses received, based on an individual risk benefit assessment with their immunisation provider. 
  • All Adults aged 18-64 years without risk factors for severe COVID-19
  • Children and adolescents aged 5-17 years who have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs.
  • ATAGI advises that a booster dose is not recommended at this time for children and adolescents aged under the age of 18 who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.

See pdf:

Please also note that the pharmaceutic drug used to treat C-19 cannot be called vaccine as it does not confer immunity.

See U.S. Supreme Court case from 4th of November 2021:



Indictments, Statement of alleged Facts and NY DA media statement on charging Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed National"

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. today announced the indictment of DONALD J. TRUMP, 76, for falsifying New York business records in order to conceal damaging information and unlawful activity from American voters before and after the 2016 election. During the election, TRUMP and others employed a catch and...


Andrews Government must listen to expert evidence and raise the age to at least 14 "IndyWatch Feed National"

60 Victorian organisations in the Aboriginal, legal, health, faith, youth and human rights sectors, including the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, VACCHO, Jesuit Social Services and Human Rights Law Centre, have in a joint letter called on Premier Daniel Andrews and Attorney-General Jacyln Symes to commit to raising the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14, no younger, and with no exceptions. 

Previously, the Standing Council of Attorneys-General (SCAG) had developed a proposal to raise the age to 12. This is despite a report prepared for SCAG in 2020 recommending that the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments should raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years of age, without exception

Earlier this year, Daniel Andrews announced that Victoria was willing to lead the nation and raise the age sooner than other states and territories in order to maintain Victorias reputation as the most progressive in the country. If that is the case, then the age of criminal responsibility must not be 10 or 12; the Andrews Government must raise the age to at least 14, with no exceptions. 

Anything less would be a failure by the Andrews Government to listen to evidence and experts from Aboriginal, medical, legal and youth organisations, and over 65,700 Victorian people calling to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14, and improve the lives of hundreds of children and young people in Victoria. 

The Andrews Government has faced significant pressure for maintaining the age of criminal responsibility at 10. Key government ministers and high-ranking bureaucrats are expected to give evidence before the Yoorrook Justice Commission, the first formal truth-telling process into injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria, in April with critical law reform like raising the age of criminal responsibility set squarely on the agenda. 

Quotes from Nerita Waight, CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service:  

The Premier made a strong commitment to raise the age of criminal responsibility. All the expert advice says that children under 14 years old do not have the capability to be criminally responsible and that prison only harms their development. We expect the Premier to listen to the expert advice. 

If the Victorian Government keeps the age of criminal responsibility below 14 years old or creates exemptions for certain behaviours, then they have ignored the expert advice and chosen to play politics instead of doing what is right. They have committed to raising the age, now they must go the whole way to deliver it. 

Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes recently said that she did not want to s...


Has The Ukraine War Allowed A Western Counter To Chinas Belt and Road Initiative? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Beijings Belt and Road Initiative has catapulted China into the position of a worldwide superpower, since its inception. Whilst Washington has for years scrambled to find an answer, how has the Ukraine war affected the ability of the US and its allies to combat Chinas rising power? Since February 24, 2022, when Russia declared its Read More...


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

Finding the perfect fitted sheet for your childs bed can be a challenge. With so many different brands and materials on the market, its hard to know where to start. But dont worry, were here to help. In this blog post, well share our top picks for the best kids fitted sheets. Weve considered everything from softness and durability to price and size, so you can find the perfect option for your little one.


10 Best Folding Wooden Picnic Tables in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A good picnic table can make all the difference when youre planning an outdoor meal. Whether youre planning a quiet lunch for two or a large family reunion, youll want a table thats easy to set up and take down. Folding picnic tables are a great option because theyre lightweight and easy to transport. Here are some of the best folding wooden picnic tables on the market.


10 Best Bingo Ball in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to playing bingo, there are a few key things that you need in order to have the best experience possible. One of those things is a good bingo ball. In this blog post, well be taking a look at some of the best bingo balls on the market, so you can make sure youre using the right one for your next game.


10 Best Rc Bulldozer in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre in the market for a remote controlled bulldozer, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well take a look at some of the best RC bulldozers on the market and help you choose the right one for your needs.


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

There are many ways to get a great workout in, but one that is often overlooked is sandbag boxing. This type of boxing is a great way to get a full-body workout while also improving your cardiovascular health. Not only that, but it can be a lot of fun too!


10 Best Handlebar Switches in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best handlebar switches on the market, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will take a look at the top five products available and help you choose the right one for your needs.


Tell Attorney-General Dreyfus to end the illegal imprisonment of Julian Assange - Thursday 10pm Mordialloc "IndyWatch Feed National"

From 10am until 12pm tomorrow, on Thursday 6 April, outside the electoral office of the Attorney General Mark Dreyfus in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc, supporters of Julian Assange will be protesting to demand that the Australian government act to end the British Government's imprisonment of Julian Assange.

The Attorny-General Mark Dreyfus, as the most senior legal officer in Australia, must surely be aware that the British Government's imprisonment of Assange, who has broken no British or Australian law, in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day, is in violation of British law, international law and the First Amendment to the US constitution which guarantees the right to free speech. I would be most interested to hear from Mark Dreyfus, himself, why the Australian government has chosen not to act to end the illegal imprisonment of Assange, but I expect not to be given this opportunity.


Please come along to hear speeches, hold banners or hand out leaflets.

Speech: Why won't the Australian Government act to end the illegal imprisonment of Assange?


The video below, shows myself speaking at an earlier protest at the same location on Monday 27 February. In my speech, I ma...

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Tuesday, 04 April


Dingo mauls swimming girl, 6, pulling her underwater in terrifying beach attack in Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

The incident occurred in shallow water at Waddy Point Beach, on Fraser Island, also known as K-gari - a World Heritage-listed island in Australia's Queensland region. The girl was bitten on the back of her head, suffered puncture wounds around one of her ears and was also hurt on her hands. A rescue helicopter was sent to the island to support the victim of the attack, which took place just after 4pm on Tuesday. The young child was treated by paramedics at the scene before being flown, in stable conditions, to Hervey Bay Hospital in central Queensland.


Astra Zeneca 'vaccine' withdrawn from Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

AstraZeneca is no longer available in Australia There was a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare but serious side effect called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS was very rare. In Australia, the rate of AstraZeneca-related TTS was estimated to be: about 2 per 100,000 people vaccinated with...


Elias Davidsson Interpreted 9-11 As a Violation of Human Rights Law "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is thought to be the Bible of Nat Turner, leader of the slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831.

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Many people are interested in 9-11, sensing that the facts should not be swept away by US government, media, and other entities. There are many groups, known as truth communities, that have spent much time in the 21 years since September 11, 2001, trying to figure out ways to deal with this calamity. Individual researchers, too, have worked hard to illuminate the situation or to pin blame.

In 2006, when he was living in Iceland, Elias Davidsson attended to the 9-11 issue from his perspective as a human rights advocate. In particular, he looked to human rights bodies and judiciaries to see what concepts had been developed about the right to truth. He also ran a website,, where he uploaded the works of truthers if they had a legal angle.

I was not aware, until today, of an article that Elias uploaded to back in 2006, when he lived in Iceland. It has two parts, of which Part I is the kind of legal thing I just described, and Part II is about specifics of 9-11.

Since he subsequently updated the specifics of 9...


Gods Wars : Looking into the Silence to Find the Answers "IndyWatch Feed National"

Beneath the shock and awe geopolitics of the Bush- Blair humanitarian crusade, Felicity Arbuthnot reflects on the indescribable barbarity of the 2004 Fallujah massacre, resulting in countless deaths and destruction.

And it has happened ever since. They are killing our

The post Gods Wars : Looking into the Silence to Find the Answers appeared first on Global Research.


Jims Mowing founder fools MSM with micronation joke "IndyWatch Feed National"

The founder of Jims Mowing has tricked the mainstream media into reporting an April Fools joke announcing he will form his own micronation in Jims Mowing founder fools MSM with micronation joke


Police Provoke A Response Turns Deadly "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT ZEE MEDIA  Australian Historian Steven Harrison was recently reportedly tortured by Queensland...


More details revealed about the Geelong Elvis Festival happening this year "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>In news that sees regional Elvis fans all shook up, the producers of the beloved Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth & Queensland Elvis Festivals recently announced they would be bringing a Geelong Elvis Festival to the regional city for the very first time.

Taking place across two days in August, this four-concert international event was tipped to feature some truly incredible superstar Elvis tribute artists direct from Memphis and Graceland.

And now, more details have been revealed about the highly-anticipated event.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region <a href= "">here</a>. </i></b></p> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content"> <p><a href= ""> Theres a Geelong Elvis Festival happening this year, bringing Gracelands best to regional Victoria</a></p> </blockquote> <p>In a post to the festivals social media, the Geelong Elvis Festival revealed it would be heading to Geelong on August 25 and 26 2023.</p> <p>Bringing Gracelands best to Geelong, the festival also announced it would be hosting incredible International act, including Bill Cherry and Jay Dupuis, who are Gracelands Ultimate Champions, and Ted Torres Martin who in his own right could win it every year and an unbelievable act specifically 68 and the early 70s.</p> <p>These guys are simply three of the worlds best. They have the look, the voice, the aura and the Elvis feeling on stage.</p> <p>The iconic Sphinx Hotel has also been revealed as the Elvis Hub for the duration of the festival, which will feature four unique concerts over two days. Shows including Jumpsuit Heaven showcasing four iconic jumpsuits, Elvis at the movies and Sun to Sundial which will take you on a journey from the years 55-77. All shows have been coined as different and will feature different music from the Elvis era.</p> <p>Theres clearly been some heavy demand for local acts too, with the festival revealing that local acts Jack Gatto & Damien Mullin, both are booked and unavailable. They are both great acts, and if we can fit them in down the track we will.</p> <p><strong>Tickets go on sale soon and...</strong></p>


Australia isnt a real nation, its a US military base with kangaroos - article by Caitlin Johnstone "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the many, many signs that Australia is nothing more than a US military and intelligence asset is the way its government has consistently refused to intervene to protect Australian citizen Julian Assange from political persecution at the hands of the US empire.

In a new article titled , The Guardian quotes Australias foreign minister as saying, We are doing what we can, between government and government, but there are limits to what that diplomacy can achieve. Wong said this when asked if Prime Minister Anthony Albanese discussed the worlds most famous with the US president and British prime minister when he met with them together two weeks ago.

Wong whether her governments leader had raised the issue with his supposed US and UK counterparts, repeating instead the same shes been since Labor took over: that the Assange case has dragged on long enough and should be brought to a close. Which if you listen carefully isnt actually a statement in favour of releasing the WikiLeaks founder or blocking extradition its just saying the case should be concluded hastily, one way or another.

These state...


Lime Cordiale announce second headline show in Torquay due to overwhelming demand "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Having just announced a special local date as part of their Fantastical Country Club Experience, Lime Cordiale has added a second show in Torquay after the first show sold out in less than a day!

Theyll now perform on Sunday 23 April at Torquay Hotel in Torquay, alongside on Saturday 22 April (sold-out), in what is one of the few chances for you to see them in a headline appearance in Australia in 2023, and perhaps the only chance you will ever see them in such an intimate venue. Tickets to the new show are on sale now here.

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

Lime Cordiale announce new headline show in Torquay this April

The show will feature all their hits, new songs, and a few surprises and coming along for the ride are a rotation of the finest new talent that the Country Club officials could muster in Bella Amor,...


Moama Lights: The award-winning light and sound festival returns to light up the Murray River this winter "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Gifting the destination of Echuca-Moama an immersive experience not to be missed, Murray River Councils award-winning Moama Lights will once again light up the Murray with dazzling displays from 30 June 23 July 2023 and tickets are available to purchase now!

Set against the backdrop of Moamas Horseshoe Lagoon, Moama Lights is a sound and light trail sharing stories from across the region through state-of-the-art installations, projections and cutting-edge moving light technology this winter.

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

Created and produced by world-class design studio Mandylights, Moama Lights 2023 is the events third exciting instalment and will guide visitors through a brand-new experience, celebrating the history and natural beauty of Echuca Moama through an evocative sea of colour, movement and sound.

An unforgettable night out with family or friends, this years event will also feature an outdoor ice-skating rink, the American Hotel beer garden, food trucks and kids entertainment.


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Utter chaos: Knocked Loose delivered a visceral assault with riotous chanted singalongs at the Colonial Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Mannnn, Melbournes hardcore community has had it good recently. And when I say good, I mean really good. First, there was Comeback Kid & Drains mammoth summer tour; then Turnstile and Speed absolutely annihilated The Forum, and now Knocked Loose have come along and delivered a set chaotic enough that it deserved to be filmed by hate5six, its been beyond a dream for hardcore lovers citywide, but this set was a bit different.

As proudly stated by the groups lead singer Bryan Garris, This is something you dont get at Knotfest; no barricade.

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

Hes right. A US-based, large-scale act playing in an intimate no-barrier club setting? This was the kind of show that Melbourne-based hardcore fans had been pining over for years now. Naturally, it wasnt an opportunity they were going to waste.

And they didnt. The second Oldham County hardcore outfit hit the stage, the crowd went into turbulent overdrive. Front-flipping stage divers; riotous chanted singalongs and some of the finest two-steppin our city has ever seen it was utter chaos.

But as Garris affirmed, Knocked Loose love chaos and so, they incited it as much as possible.

Opening with the jagged, beatdown heavy Where Light Divides The Holler, before tearing straight into Trapped in the Grasp of a Memory, Knocked Loose hit the stage with an unmistakable ferocity, barely letting the crowd breathe in between songs as they powered through their blistering 45-minute set.

The heavy, machine gun-esque intro of God Knows kicked in with cataclysmic effect, as did the piercing, high-pitched guitars of Billy No Mates and the sludgey bounce of Bellevilles bassline.  Maintaining the energy was Deadringer, which gained an immense crowd reaction with punters happily complying with Garris request to see everyone in here stage dive tonight.

With the crowd still buzzing from Deadringers closing breakdown, Oblivions Peaks opening riff almost sent them absolutely manic, with the pit opening up even larger as punters found a second wind for the older favourite.

But as I said, Knocked Loose love chaos, so before the crowd could even stop and think, that was sick, I cant believe theyre playing older tracks, Garris quickly introduced, This is the oldest song well play tonight. Instinctively the crowd clued into the opening drumbeat of 2014s All My Friends and went abs...


Ballarat e-scooter trial has been extended "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The State Government has announced the extension of the e-scooter trial in Victoria, confirming the existing arrangements for the shared e-scooter scheme in Ballarat will continue for a further six months.

Alongside the extension, privately owned e-scooters can also be used under the same trial rules during this period across the entire state.

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

The rules now allow for people 16 years and over to ride, require users to wear a helmet, travel at maximum speeds of 20 km/h and ride on local roads that have a speed limit of up to 60km/h.

At the conclusion of the State Governments extended trial, a report will be prepared for Council to consider the next steps for shared e-scooter schemes in Ballarat.

In the interim, the existing shared e-scooter arrangements with Neuron will continue.

Neurons data shows that riders in Ballarat have travelled more than 450,000 kilometres on the shared e-scooters during the trial, with more than 200,000 individual trips taken.

The average trip is 2.3 kilometres, which is longer than the average trip in the Melbourne trial.

More than 63 percent of rides taken on the Ballarat e-scooters replaced what would have otherwise been a car trip.

The top safety concerns identified as part of the Ballarat trial so far have been riding on footpaths and not wearing a helmet.

Any users riding on footpaths or disobeying other rules face penalties.

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Des Hudson said with the popularity of e-scooters in Ballarat it was exciting to have the trial extended.

The e-scooters provide a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly way to see our beautiful city, he said.

For more information on the e-scooter rules visit VicRoads website

The post Ballarat e-scooter trial has been extended appeared first on Forte Magazine.


One for the Country: Is this the most eco-friendly beer in Australia? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Giving back is in the DNA of Hawkes Brewing Co. When Nathan Lennon and David Gibson approached former PM Bob Hawke with the goal of co-founding a brewery with them, he agreed, but on one condition: that 100% of his share of royalties go to Landcare Australia, the environmental charity he helped set up in 1989. For Bob, beer would become an even more significant piece of his legacy, with every pint, pot and tinnie ensuring his influence would continue to support our most precious asset  the planet.

While Nathan and David had always been set on creating a beer business with purpose, Bobs decision to connect Landcare Australia set the moral and ethical foundation for how Hawkes would be operated as a whole.

Bobs early decision making, Nathan says, shaped not only the direction of the business but how we do business. Our ESG [Environmental, Social & Governance] responsibilities are something we take seriously. Starting out with a plan for sustainability and impact creates the set of values to which you live by. It informs the decisions you make. Not just doing it because everyone is doing it. Its what Bob wanted but its also what we always wanted.

Since partnering with Landcare Australia in 2017, Hawkes Brewing Co. has raised over $400,000, with these funds supporting on-the-ground projects across the country, such as bushfire recovery for native and endangered wildlife, volunteer groups removing invasive species and restoring native habitats, mangrove regeneration and Woodfordias native plant nursery.

But it was the construction of their brewery in Marrickville in 2021 that opened up a whole new world of opportunities for Hawkes Brewing Co. It also shaped Brodie Frenchs role as head brewer into something even more innovative than perfecting flavour profiles of crisp, clean froths (although thats definitely still in the job description).

From day zero, Brodie tasked himself with a responsibility to brew with minimal environmental impact, Nathan said.

Whats the impact of a brewery? And how has Hawkes been trimming it down? The three main areas are energy consumption, water usage and waste, and theyve already made steps in the right direction.

For a start, the facilitys 100kw rooftop solar farm powers most of the brewerys operations, with additional energy purchased via a renewables-focused, community-owned provider. Then there a...


Back To Back Theatre are bringing their immersive performance of small metal objects to Geelongs Market Square "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

For the first time since 2010, Back To Back Theatre are bringing their inventive and unique piece of theatre, small metal objects, back to Victoria. From 27 to 30 April, the International Ibsen Award-winning theatre company pairs people watching with an enthralling urban thriller at Market Square Geelong.

Challenging the audiences assumptions of what it means to live with disability, small metal objects is a unique play that unravels amidst the hustle and bustle of urban foot traffic, in this case that of Market Square Shopping Centre.

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Driven by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, the performance explores how respect is withheld from outsiders the disabled or unemployed who society deems unproductive.

Each audience member watches from a raised bank with individual sets of headphones, allowing them to be wired into the intensely personal drama. As the story unfolds, the audience is drawn into the world of two men, Gary and Steve, who are normally unnoticed but tonight, they play a crucial role in the plans of two ambitious executives. 


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Explore the Bellarine Peninsula with Hop It, the regions first ever hop-on hop-off bus service "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

If youve been craving for a drop of delicate pinot noir straight from the source, or perhaps youve been wanting to visit The Whiskery ever since it opened, or youre just keen for a day trip across the Bellarine Peninsula but you dont want to drive yourself, then youre in luck with a brand-new service thats just landed in the region.

Created by husband and wife duo Sara and Jon, Hop It is Bellarines first and only hop on hop off bus service. Establishing itself with services in the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, Hop It offers a service that allows you to visit the Bellarine Peninsula at an affordable price and plan your own day around a variety of different Hop It Stops.

Looking for more? Heres where to go for the best winery tours in the Geelong region. 


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Lastlings announce Australian tour this June "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>These shows come fresh off the announcement of Lastlings Sophomore album <em>Perfect World</em>, which is scheduled for release on June 23, 2023. To celebrate the news of the new album, Lastlings released the album announcement video which was shot in Death Valley, LA.</p> <h3>Lastlings Australian tour</h3> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Fri 30 June Forum, Melbourne / Naarm</li> <li dir="ltr">Sat 1 July Princess Theatre, Brisbane / Meanjin</li> <li dir="ltr">Sat 8 July Metro Theatre, Sydney / Eora</li> <li dir="ltr">Sat 15 July Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth / Boorloo</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><b><i>Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s1"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a><b><i>.</i></b></p> <p><em>Perfect World</em> follows on from the widely successful debut album First Contact from the brother-sister duo, which was released on RFS DU SOLs Rose Avenue Records and saw the band tour sold-out headline shows across Australia & the US in 2021 & 2022. Lastlings now return to these cities armed with new music & a fresh signature captivating live performance.

Since their inception, Lastlings have cultivated a dedicated fanbase as their talents combined on and off stage, have created a sensational catalogue pairing Amys mesmerizing vocals complemented by Joshs indie electronic production known for transporting listeners on a cosmic journey.</p> <p>With an already impressive discography, the duo signed to RFS DU SOLs Rose Avenue and have worked with producers like SG Lewis and toured with industry giants like RFS DU SOL, Bob Moses and Glass Animals.</p> <p>In the last few years, the duo have played in iconic venues & festivals including Coachella, Colorados Red Rocks, NYs Forest Hills Stadium, Beyond The Valley, Falls Festival, and 88 Risings Head In The Clouds festival. Theyve also released a number of performance videos showcasing their live capabilities, shot on stunning landscapes throughout Australia.</p> <p>Dont miss out on Lastlings headline shows which are known to internationally sell out! To access tickets first you must sign-up for the pre-sale here!</p> <p><strong>Tickets go on sale April 5. For ticket info, <a href="">head here.</a></strong></p> <p>The post <a href= "" rel="nofollow">Lastlings announce Australian tour this June</a> appeared first on <a href="" rel= "nofollow">Forte Magazine</a>.</p>


4 Best Abc The Wiggles Dvd in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre a fan of The Wiggles, then you know that they have a lot of great DVDs. But which one is the best? Here, well take a look at the best ABC The Wiggles DVD and see what makes it so great.


10 Best Sim Data Cards in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best sim data cards, look no further! In this blog post, well show you the top five sim data cards on the market, based on our findings. Well also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the right one for your needs.


10 Best Drill Bit Set in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for the best drill bit set, then you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will take a look at the different types of drill bits available and what sets them apart from each other. We will also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the best set for your needs.


10 Best Air Conditioning Refrigerant in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for the best air conditioning refrigerant? If so, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well discuss the different types of refrigerants and their benefits. Well also provide a buyers guide to help you choose the best air conditioning refrigerant for your needs.


10 Best Tryck Bed in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A tryck bed is a type of bed that is specifically designed to provide support and comfort for people who suffer from back pain. The tryck bed is made up of a special mattress, which is designed to evenly distribute weight across the body, and a frame that helps to support the spine. The tryck bed has been shown to be effective in reducing back pain, and improving sleep quality. In addition, the tryck bed can also help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.

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10 Best Henna Hair Dye Australia in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Henna hair dye is a natural way to color your hair. It is made from the leaves of the henna plant and has been used for centuries to color hair. Henna hair dye does not contain any chemicals, so it is gentle on your hair and scalp.


10 Best Jelly Beans in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre a fan of jelly beans, then this is the blog for you! Here, well be discussing the best jelly beans on the market, as well as some tips and tricks for enjoying them to the fullest. From classic flavors to fun new twists, theres something for everyone when it comes to these delicious little treats. So sit back, relax, and lets get started on our journey through the world of jelly beans!


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

An armchair is a chair with a back, designed to support the arms. Armchairs are often upholstered, but there are also many armless chairs, such as those made of wicker. The term armchair is also used to describe a comfortable chair in which to relax or recline.


10 Best Bike Pump Attachment in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A bike pump is an essential tool for any cyclist, whether youre a casual rider or a competitive racer. But whats the best way to attach your bike pump to your bicycle? That depends on the type of bike pump you have and the type of bicycle you ride. If you have a handheld bike pump, the best way to attach it to your bicycle is with a frame-mounted pump bracket. This will keep your pump from bouncing around while youre pedaling and make it easy to access when you need it. If you have a floor-standing bike pump, the best way to attach it is with a hose clamp. This will secure your pump to your bicycle frame and prevent it from tipping over. No matter what type of bike pump you have, make sure to practice using it before you head out on your next ride!.


What I learned about first aid training, how its changed my life and saved others "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Former lifeguard Paul Gaertner, who now works as a First Aid instructor for FirstAidPro, had a chat with us about the importance of First Aid training and his experiences within the industry.

I was a lifeguard for many years. Thats how I got into the First Aid area. I had an accident about 20 years ago where I broke my neck. The only reason that Im still walking around is the people that dealt with me, the first responders immediately at the site, otherwise Id be sitting in a wheelchair having a lot of issues.

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Paul, who has worked with FirstAidPro for over 6 years now, tells us how students often come back with stories about the effect First Aid training has had on their lives. He emphasises how an emergency situation can happen at any moment, and knowing the correct procedure can save lives.

A friend of mine, she was laying in bed with her husband (42 years old) and she rolled over and he was as cold as anything, he was having a heart attack. Shed only done the class a couple of weeks before. She dragged him onto the ground and started doing CPR. The guys alive because she did the First Aid class.

Its remarkable when you see a person (student) a year later and they tell you their mum (or) their dad had a heart attack, and theyve saved their life because of the training that youve done for them. It makes it worthwhile.

FirstAidPro is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in First Aid Training Nationally, delivering high-quality First Aid Courses tailored to meet your specific requirements.

The students rock up at half past 8, have a chat before we start and then we go through the process. We do CPR first, then we do the babies, then we do children. Its just a very relaxed atmosphere. I know that people come in and theyre tense (theyve had a death in the family etc), theyre really stressed and think its gonna bring it all back to them. We deal with that in a very heartfelt, kind way to make that person feel comfortable doing it.

Paul describes how at FirstAidPro they try to make the class engaging.

A lot of our trainers use their own real life experiences to make it real. We dont just talk about what you need to do, we tell you why you need to do it. Ive always believed that if a person knows why theyre doing something, theyre more inclined to do it than if you just say, this is what you need to do. Thats what I think FirstAidPro does really well, we engage.

Pauls role at FirstAidPro focuses specifically on child First Aid.



Free ferry service launched for Geelong to Melbourne commuters this month "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Passengers travelling to and from Victorias second-largest city will have more travel options this month with a free ferry service operating as the Andrews Labor Government delivers level crossing removal works on the Geelong rail line in April and May.

Free express ferry services from the Port Phillip Ferries will operate between Steampacket Pier in Geelong and Harbour Esplanade at Docklands from April 11 to May 3, providing the direct service for passengers each weekday while travel changes are in place.

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It will operate Monday to Friday, with one service travelling from Geelong to Docklands at 7am, and a return service in the evening from Docklands to Geelong at 5.30pm. Free parking is available at Geelong Station and is around 10 minutes walk from the pier.

The journey will take about 90 minutes and the accessible ferry features comfortable seating, work tables, charging stations, a cafe and free Wi-Fi. Bookings for the ferry service are essential and must be made in advance online.

Geelong trains will be disrupted in various sections from Tuesday 11 April to Wednesday 3 May while crews work to remove the Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park level crossing, build the new Deer Park Station and carry out V/Line maintenance.

Alongside the free express ferry service, coach replacements and shuttle buses will connect with metropolitan services during this time.

Once the Mt Derrimut Road level crossing is gone, it will mean the line is boom gate-free between the city and Deer Park, easing delays for the 23,000 vehicles that pass through the crossing every day, where boom gates can be down for up to 60 per cent of the morning peak.

The Labor Governments program of Big Build works is boosting the economy, creating more than 50,000 jobs and transforming the way Victorians travel.

To plan your journey before you travel, including booking the ferry, visit

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Happy wanderer "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

My first reaction upon seeing this bird, the Black-tailed Native-hen, is to gently chuckle! Their puzzled expression and the combination of narrow, cocked tail; scarlet legs, orange iris, and green and red bill, is somewhat incongruous at first glance, but ultimately pleasing.

Black-tailed Native-hens are wanderers. Their favourite habitat is the lignum wetlands of inland Australia, where they can sometimes gather in flocks of thousands. They prefer drying wetlands and tend to appear locally, as if from nowhere, on the wetlands of the Moolort Plains, although I have also seen them around farm dams and Cairn Curran Reservoir. They are reluctant fliers, tending to run when disturbed, but will fly long distances in search of suitable habitat.

The birds pictured here were part of a small flock, less than a dozen., feeding in shallow mudflats along with good numbers of Australian Spotted Crakes.


Black-tailed Native-hen, Moolort Plains, 2nd April 2023



You Me At Six announce Australian tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The national tour will see the band play their first Australian headline tour in five years in support of their highly successful 8th studio album, Truth Decay.

You Me At Six have a laundry list of accolades including amassing over half a billion streams across all digital platforms, have graced the covers of global magazines and have had two UK Number 1 albums and five Top 10 records.

You Me At Six Australian tour with special guests Set It Off

  • Sunday 9 July 2023 Magnet House, Perth 18+
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023 The Gov, Adelaide Lic Aa
  • Thursday 13 July 2023 The Tivoli, Brisbane 18+
  • Friday 14 July 2023 Roundhouse, Sydney Lic Aa
  • Sunday 16 July 2023 Forum Theatre, Melbourne 18+

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

In the years since their last Australian visit, You Me At Six have completed multiple sold out tours across UK and Europe, recently finishing up a massive European tour alongside The Hunna and supported by Australian pop-punk favourites Yours Truly.

Really looking forward to coming back down under. Australia has always been our favourite place to tour and our fans are special there, says Josh Franceschi.

Nothing like an Aussie crowd. Truth Decay is coming!

Set It Off have become known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements with rock instrumentations and guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses and an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe.

Forming in Florida in 2008, the genre-blending group has released four previous albums and their Top 10 Spotify tracks have racked up 528 million plays. Their 2022 release Elsewhere is a transitional, moody, and forward-thinking release, one in which they have faced their demons and come out happier and more full of life than ever before.

General tickets on sale Tuesday 11 April @ 10am local time Tickets from

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A music meets wrestling tour to a unicorn festival: 22 Victorian festivals happening in April "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Where are all the Easter songs? Mr Cool Stuff over there in December has plenty of them, but with Easter the pickings are slim. Theres no Last Easter. Theres no Easter in Hollis. Theres no All I Want for Easter is You. Mariah Carey would make a killing. Maybe Beastie Boys Egg Man should get the nod.

Sure, it was written about the trios liking for throwing eggs at people, which isnt cool, but perhaps if this egg was chocolate and filled with a surprise it is something one could get around? Easter needs something, thats all.

Take a break from your Easter egg hunting for a festival or two       

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

Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival

Macedon throughout April

You in your autumn sweater 

Following their 2022 Events and Festival Victorian Tourism Award win, the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival is back to show theyre worthy winners. The month-long festival features free and ticketed events, including the Autumn Gardens Trail, Pie and Tart Trail, Edgy Veg Trail, Creatures of the Night and Gardener Puppets.  

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Stock dries up "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Unit rents mooning

Property for sale has sunk even further below the half-decade average, according to CoreLogic:

The growth in unit rents has slowed somewhat in Canberra, Hobart, and Darwin, as supply has increased.

However, rents are mooning for units in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. 

Source: CoreLogic

Looks like it's set to be a big few years for units in the big cities. 


Inflation gauge drops away... "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Inflation is beyond peak

The Melbourne Institute released its inflation gauge, and it dropped from 6.3 per cent to 5.7 per cent.

Source: Shane Oliver, AMP

The trimmed mean reading also fell to 5.2 per cent, further confirming that inflation peaked last year.

ANZ-Indeed reported that job ads peaked in September 2022 and have fallen -7.2 per cent since.

As such, the Reserve Bank of Australia will almost certainly be pausing interest rate hikes tomorrow, according to market pricing. 


Lending for new homes lowest since November 2008 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Lending for building crashes

Building approvals were once again atrocious at around 12,600 in February, the recent weakness being driven by a drop in unit approvals in Sydney and Melbourne.

Pre-sales are far too weak to get new projects out of the ground, and apartment prices will need to rise significantly from here before that changes. 

House approvals were also still weaving lower over the year in all the main capital cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide. 

The trend for building approvals thus continued to decline to the lowest level in 128 months. 


WIN! Were giving away double passes to party cabaret Dirty Laundry by Briefs Factory in Castlemaine this week "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Youll be picking glitter out of your smalls for weeks thanks to Briefs Factory, the Australian collective known for their outrageous queer cabaret shows.

Arriving as part of Australias flagship regional arts event The Castlemaine State Festival, Dirty Laundry will take place under the Big Top in Castlemaine on Tuesday, 4 April at 8pm.

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Led by Fez Faanana, aka Shivanana, Dirty Laundry features a lineup of the most beloved Briefs boys, as well as some shiny new talent, and you can expect a night of exceptional drag and boylesque turns, as well as acrobatics and raucous, unapologetic comedy.

This crew has being selling out festivals worldwide for 10 years, so dont even think about missing out on your opportunity to party.

With more glitter stains and ballsy attitude than ever before, your favourite Briefs misfits give you a night of intoxifying physicality, gob-smacking comedy, unapologetic truths, and ridiculous showmanship.

Turn your cycle to HOT as you watch these boys tumble dry and experience a night of irreverent comedy, unapologetic truths, and ridiculous showmanship.

To celebrate the shows arrival in Castlemaine, were giving away two double passes to the show under the Western Reserve Big Top at 8pm.

All you need to do is fill in the form below to be in the running. Youve got to be in it to win it.

The competition closes Tuesday, April 4. By entering, you agree to receive marketing collateral from Forte and competition partners. For more info, check out our privacy policy.

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Term 2 Newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

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The Hard-Ons announce new album and national headline tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

On the back of the crazy success of their last album the 2021s #4 ARIA Album charting Im Sorry Sir, That Riffs Been Taken, the Hard-Ons have announced the release date of their new album, Ripper 23, slated for June 2, as well as the April 20 release of the albums first single Apartment for Two.

To celebrate the new album, theyve also announced their Ripper 23 tour, which will take place June 22-July 8, in between the albums release and their 20th European tour.

Hard-Ons Ripper 23 Tour

22/6 Ballarat, Volta
23/6 Torquay, Torquay Hotel
24/6 Melbourne, Brunswick Ballroom
25/6 Castlemaine, The Bridge Hotel (matinee)
29/6 Wollongong, La La Las
30/6 Sydney, Crowbar
6/7 Maroochydore, Sol Bar
7/7 Brisbane, Brightside
8/7 Gold Coast, Vinnies Dive

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Geelongs Country Discovery Good Friday Race Day arrives with an Easter egg hunt, live music, farmers market and more "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The annual Bet365 Geelong Country Discovery Good Friday Race Day comes to the Geelong Racing Club for the very first time in 2023, bringing along plenty of FREE family fun, hospitality packages, food and entertainment, $1.4 million dollars in prize money and MUCH more.

This is Geelong Racing Clubs first stand-alone race day and competitive racing is a guarantee on Good Friday, 7 April.

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

Perfect for the whole family, there will be a FREE kids zone including a giant easter egg hunt, carnival rides, pony rides, Kelly sports activities, face painting, and a jumping castle. There will be food trucks, a local farmers market, live music and much more to make it a fun day out for all racegoers.

Punters can attend the races in luxury with a number of hospitality and dining options available to purchase prior to Good Friday. Dining experiences start at $99 per person and are available in the Silks Dining Room where kids meals will be available. Or, gather your friends and enjoy a lawn experience trackside in your own private marquee or umbrella package, or just opt for general admission which is an easy $25 for an adult. There is an option for everyone on Good Friday at Geelong!


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Rocks n Stroll along the Elwood Singing Walking Trail "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The stroll takes in 12 sites along a 6.8km stretch around Elwood, telling an oral history through songs celebrating a wonderfully broad range of local topics from weavers to water rats; music halls to middens; sourdough to spotties; migration and many more to delight and enlighten listeners of all ages.


Arj Barker is bringing his Power Hour comedy show to Geelong in October "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

What do you get when you take your very best jokes from over the last 30 years, lovingly restore, refine and remaster each one, jam them all into a single hour, and finally, sprinkle in some brand-new material with a hint of improv? You get the best of Arj Barker. Also known as Power Hour.

This year, Australias favourite American comedian Arj Barker is bringing his Power Hour show to Geelong on Saturday 28 October 2023.

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

In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there were one of those.

Arj has gained major International exposure from his role as Dave on HBOs Flight of the Concords. This, as well as dozens of appearances on popular Aussie TV shows like the original Hey Hey Its Saturday (yep, hes been coming here for a while) Thank God Youre Here, The Glasshouse, Good News Week, Rove Live, The Project, Talkin Bout My Generation, Spicks and Specks, the Great Debate and of course the MICF Gala, he has become a household name in Australia. He was also the very first guest ever to appear on Gordon St. Tonight with Adam Hills, and nobody can ever take that away from him, no matter what happens.

In his home country (well, country of birth at least), he has appeared regularly as a guest on many popular shows including those hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan OBrian, Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Maher. He has also had three of his very own comedy specials on Comedy Central.

Arj has been a popular act at the most celebrated comedy festivals worldwide, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Just For Laughs in Montreal, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival now for almost two decades. A prolific and hardworking comic, who tours constantly, Arj has released five DVDS, two of which have been nominated for ARIAs in Australia although he aint won yet. But winning aint everything. There can be only one winner, but there are many losers. So all were saying is, maybe theres something to be said for strength in numbers??

Some of Arj Barkers other projects include The Marijuana-Logues (co-creator), stony parody of the Vagina Monologues which ran off-broadway in NYC for an entire year, and the whimsical animated web series Ari and Poopy (co-creator}, which has a cult online following of fans ranging from 3 to 76 years. Turns...


In a larger-than-life metallic gold jacket, Rod Stewart turned back time at a highly-anticipated day on the green in Geelong "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The threat of chilly weather and a drizzle could not dampen the spirits of an excited crowd keen to relive iconic moments of music history with legends Jon Stevens, Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart.

Stevens got the crowd moving with his most celebrated anthems from the Billboard charts, before a now 69-year-old Cyndi proved age was absolutely nothing but a number with her still pitch-perfect vocal cords and vibrant energy that a double shot coffee spiked Gen Zer would envy.

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There was an air of activism that echoed through the night with Cyndis Girls Just Wanna Have Fun accompanied by thought-provoking imagery of womens rights activists worldwide, before seemingly clearing the skies with a beautiful sunset-lit rendition of her True Colours ballad.

If anyone was ever worried about Stewarts health after his previous delay for this concert, they neednt have been. Rod, donned in a larger-than-life metallic gold jacket, stormed the stage with otherworldly gusto. Escorted by glittering members of his stunning 13-piece band, he announced his arrival with Addicted to Love a Robert Palmer cover, but you wouldnt have known it. Stewart made it sound as if it has been his song for the last three decades.


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