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Wednesday, 16 August


Anthony Albanese the climate crusader receives sour welcome from farmer protest "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Starting at the bottom while suffering terminal ignorance, our Prime Minister continues running his down hill path only Albo imagines is the way up to his failing party faithful support. This is Australian democracy at work, the people are omitted then the duopoly parties admitted. Mention of 100 farmers protesting, just look at the video []


Lets do some DEW diligence on the Hawaiian Island fires "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

RYAN Cristian, editor of, has posted one of the better commentaries online about the possible cause of the Lahaina, Maui, fire storm. The social media posting above suggests these super rich Maui property owners were somehow protected from the fires, or was it simply the case that large mansions on big, spacious blocks with []

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Tuesday, 15 August


Private reef day charter "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi all, we are a group of 16 travelling to Cairns in October. We land at 9am and are keen to get an afternoon reef trip in that day if possible, departing around midday.

We would prefer a private charter to just do some snorkelling, but I am struggling to find anything online. Looking for a recommendations of company that I could contact directly.

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Awkward, poor thing. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Starting the day in Melbourne with a quick pat. Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) August 14, 2023


Matildas thrilling victory sparks enthusiasm for womens football in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Matildas thrilling victory against France on Sunday captured the hearts of viewers, passing over 6 million views on Channel.

The intense match showcased the teams exceptional skills and dedication, sparking a surge of interest in womens football.

This newfound enthusiasm reflects a growing recognition of the talent and excitement that womens football brings to the sports landscape.

Image: Image credit: Unsplash

Produced By: Moemina Shukur

Featured In Story: Gabriel DiAngelo 3ZZZ Radio Sports Broadcaster

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 15 August 2023

The post Matildas thrilling victory sparks enthusiasm for womens football in Australia appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Indigenous Australian students set to work at NASA "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Five Indigenous Australian university students are embarking on a ground-breaking internship with NASAs in the US, The students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Monash Universitys National Indigenous Space Academy (NISA), in support by the Australian Space Agency.

This global-first program aims to foster Indigenous talent in space research.

Image: Image credit: Unsplash

Produced By: Gabriel DAngelo, and Moemina Shukur

Featured In Story: Christopher Lawrence Lead Associate Dean Professor from Monash Universitys Faculty of IT, and Linden Beaumont Monash student

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 15 August 2023

The post Indigenous Australian students set to work at NASA appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


TGA funding enquiry email "IndyWatch Feed National"

In case you were wondering why the TGA always sides with the drug manufacturers, who they call SPONSORS.  BREAKING-The TGA disputed @SenatorAntic's claim that 96% of their funding comes from industry, in Senate hearings last week.

They're splitting hairs over 2%. Here is a TGA staffer stating that 94% of their $210 million annual budget is funded by industry.

That's $197.4 million pa.



Voice campaign and the potential impact on First Nations communities "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Yesterday, The Wire interviewed Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price about her opposition to the Voice to Parliament Referendum.

Both campaigns are in full swing having conversations around theVoice and its potential impact on First Nations communities.

The Wires Eduardo Jordan asked Founder of Welcoming Australia and National Multicultural Engagement Co-ordinator of the YES campaign Brad Chilcott, whats the main stance of the campaign.

Image: Eduardo Jordon

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Brad Chilcott Welcoming Australia and National Multicultural Engagement Co-ordinator of the YES campaign

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 15 August 2023

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Anniversary of Kabuls collapse: Insights on media portrayal and womens representation amid crisis "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Today, August 15, marks one of the darkest days in Afghanistans history: the collapse of Kabul. Two years ago, immediately following the United States troop withdrawal, the Taliban overtook the government and the 20-year western mission in Afghanistan took only a single day to collapse.

Since 2021, the Taliban have imposed a harsh interpretation of Islamic law despite pledges to respect the rights of women and religious and ethnic minority communities Media representations of this crisis.

Image: Image courtesy: Human Rights Watch

Produced By: Aryana Mohmood

Featured In Story: Mariam Veiszadeh CEO of Media Diversity Australia

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 15 August 2023

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Lily DAmbrosios Labor Party branch forged signatures of dead men "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rotten branch of the Andrews Labour tree, above the law?

No criminal prosecution for electoral fraud?

It seems that anyone associated with Andrews is above the law.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Climate Action Lily DAmbrosio. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has continued to stand by key frontbencher Lily DAmbrosio and says revelations about a state branch associated with her are matters for the state party, not for him.

The Australian revealed today that only 13 of 132 members of the Lalor South branch continued to be registered following the partys branch-stacking investigation. Furthermore, at least two people had their signatures forged for their membership to be renewed after their death.

I would not draw any comparison whatsoever between what youve put to me in relation to Lily, Mr Andrews said in response to questions at a press conference.

Go back and read the resignation statements of those who resigned and the statement in relation to the one minister who was in fact removed and I dont think there can be any comparison drawn.

Mr Andrews was referring to the original scandal in 2020 that led to his referral of the matter to the IBAC, and led to the internal investigation.

These are matters for the state secretary and as for any integrity agency, they do not need to be referred matters and, in fact, unbeknownst to us at the time, that integrity agency was, in fact, investigating these matters at the time that it was referred, he said.

We had an intervention in this state. Weve...


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Voices of the Middle East and North Africa uncovers the Palestine laboratory "IndyWatch Feed National"

My extensive, 2-part interview with Californian radio station, KPFA, and its weekly program, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, discussing my book, The Palestine Laboratory:

Part 1.

 Part 2.

The post Voices of the Middle East and North Africa uncovers the Palestine laboratory appeared first on Antony Loewenstein.


Where is former WA senator Rod Culleton? Here is his latest presentation about corrupted governments "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

WA farmer, elected senator Rod Culleton, took on the Australian parliament over the High Court of Australia being illegal and WON THE CASE. Not taken lightly the gang mentality of the duopoly clones in the housed of humour had him dismissed from parliament over illegal ownership of some car keys. HES BACK TO ATTACK []


The Niger Crisis Africas Rejection of Western Neocolonialis "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Joachim Hagopian

The rising challenge of the multipolar world is destined to crush US unipolar dominance and hegemony as the international power dynamics radically shifts from West to East.

Now we are just days away from the world attention focusing on Johannesburg, South Africa while it hosts the all-important BRICS summit August 22-24.

With over 40 nations clamoring to join this rising economic alliance, already containing the global population majority and one-third of the global GDP surpassing the G7, BRICS will soon be releasing its own gold backed currency ostensibly to replace the soon-to-be deposed king US dollar as international reserve trade currency. This imminent event is just one more ominous sign that Western civilization is in a crumbling state of freefall collapse, in stark contrast with the Russia-China led Global South multipolar world majority.

Within the context of unfolding events within Africa, remnant chains of neocolonialism are finally being broken by the economic and political alliances made with the emerging Eastern powers Russia, China and Iran. This geopolitical analysis examines ongoing developments representing todays rapidly changing dynamics moving away from the unipolar to the multipolar world where the world nation majority of the Global South is embracing its strategic realignment with the multipolar Eastern powers.

At nearly twice the size of Texas, the landlocked sub-Saharan West African nation of Niger is the sixth largest country in Africa and ranks 22nd largest in the world. Niger is located in the Sahel region of Africa, a geographic strip across the African continent from the Atlantic Ocean to t...


Andrews Governments proposed bail changes fall short of recommendations "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thousands of people will continue to be senselessly funnelled into Victorias prisons by the Andrews Government under deferred proposed changes to bail laws, according to the Human Rights Law Centre.

The proposed Bill delays implementation of reforms by 6 months. This comes despite the family of Veronica Marie Nelson, a strong Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman who passed away in custody, calling on the Andrews Government to implement urgent, wholesale changes to Victorias bail laws in the next 3 months and for these reforms to be 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.

In January 2023, the Coronial Inquest into Veronica Nelsons passing labelled the bail laws a complete and unmitigated disaster. Coroner McGregor found that the bail laws discriminate against Aboriginal people, are incompatible with Victorias Human Rights Charter, and should be changed urgently.

The changes introduced by the Andrews Government fall short of meeting Coroner McGregors recommendations and the familys calls. In addition to the delay, reverse onus provisions will remain, and a bail offence will remain. People who are unlikely to be sentenced to imprisonment will continue to wait for a court hearing behind bars.

In March this year, 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, supported the familys calls and urged the Andrews 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.

Key proposed changes in the bail laws: additional court considerations for Aboriginal people applying for bail, removing two bail offences and limiting the operation of reverse-onus provisions against children, are due to the familys strong advocacy as they fight to ensure that what happened to Veronica never happens again.

Quotes from Amala Ramarathinam, Acting Manager Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre:

"The Andrews Government has acknowledged that Victorias dangerous and discriminatory bail laws are in need of urgent reform. Yet it is delaying these changes t...


SA's housing needs under spotlight at national cabinet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Tomorrows National Cabinet meeting provides an opportunity for state and federal governments to step up and take significant action to address the rental crisis that is hitting many South Australians hard.


Call for a super profits tax to provide affordable housing is gaining support "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

People know somethings wrong. They know somethings wrong in their society when we have Commonwealth Bank recording over $10bn in profit while ordinary Australians are struggling to put a roof over their head. These words were said by Zach Smith, construction division national secretary of the CFMMEU.

This was in the context of the unions bid to push for a super profit tax in the coming national conference of the Labor party in Brisbane. It comes at a time when the cost of putting a roof over ones head is the biggest financial burden by far the biggest financial stress faced by most Australians.

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The broad community wants the government to act decisively and on a big enough scale to make a real difference, and the current of the Albanese government doesnt meet this standard. The promise of up to $500 million a year for social housing is far too little to make an impact.

The CFMMEU proposal for a super profits tax has been modelled by Oxford Economics Australia, and the findings are that a 40 percent tax will raise more than $500 to build 750,000 new homes over the next two decades. This will not solve the whole problem. But it is far more than has been offered so far.

Reports of massive increase in super profits at the top end of the corporate world are drawing a backlash, and this is bound to make the idea of a super profits tax an increasingly popular option.

The latest has been the huge jump on recorded bank profits, coming at a time of successive interest rate hikes, declining quality of service, and other pressures on the cost of living. When the Commonwealth Bank posted a record $10 billion for the year, it drew a flood of complaints. This came on top of the criticism of a similar jump in the profits made by supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths. They have been accused of large scale price gauging. Before that it was the oil and gas companies doing the same thig.

While much of the business world is under stress, those corporations that enjoy monopoly power can use this power to gain what the market would otherwise not allow. Profit gained in this way is the definition of super profit.

This sort of profit comes at the expense of other businesses and out of the pockets of consumers forced to pay higher prices. Australia has little restriction on monopoly power.

In this light, the idea of a tax on super profits comes across as quite reasonable and explains why the proposal is gaining support within the Labor Party and it political working class base. For example,  Labor for Housing...


Michaelmans Cay or Fitzroy Island for a first time couple? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi everyone, first time couple visiting the Reef here and honestly feel a bit overwhelmed by all the options available so would really appreciate your help - we narrowed down that we want to go to either Michaelmans Cay or Fitzroy Island. Which is considered more scenic/ better ?

Secondly, were both not strong swimmers but keen to get in the water. Whats the difference between Snorkeling and Diving? Ive heard a lot of people recommend diving over snorkeling but not sure how weak-swimmer friendly it is. Thank you !

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Bottom of the barrel move from the Australian Republic Movement "IndyWatch Feed National"

Who will King Charles be backing in the Matildas vs England game - they ask. Pull the shutters down and piss off - youve hit rock bottom. Who would have thought Peter Fitz Raghead would end up not being the worst leader of the Republic movement.


Mundine Means Business /// GiveSendGo Funds Nazis "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its funny cause its true. Well, not that funny, but still. Nyunggai Warren Mundine was one of the North shores most influential movers and shakers in 2018 (The Daily Telegraph), his status aided perhaps by the TV show he launched Continue reading

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Monday, 14 August


Brian Houston prioritised Hillsongs reputation after father admitted sexual abuse of boy, court hears. ABC News Australia. June 15, 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

From the moment Hillsong founder Brian Houston heard his father admit to sexually abusing a young boy, his only focus was to protect the churchs reputation, a Sydney court has heard.

Key points:

  • Brian Houston was scrutinised in court for allegedly concealing his fathers sexual abuse 
  • The court heard the culture was to protect the church in the face of scandal
  • Mr Houston is the founder of Hillsong, and his fath...


Was Hawaiian town fire a jump started Agenda 2030 operation? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS IT IS hard not to have a suspicion of evil at play when an old town standing as a major obstacle in the way of bold new smart city plans is burnt to the ground. Readers may not be surprised to know that the entire island of Maui


Council corporations cannot lawfully tax land owners "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By Alison Ryan Councils are the problem. Nine out of 10 councils were all registered on 1 Nov 1999, five days before the last Referendum where Australians voted to either become a Republic or stay with the Queen of our 1901 Commonwealth Constitution. Now were facing a sideways attack upon our founding Constitution 1901, from []


Nationwide rally against AHPRA marking Dr Bays one year old suspension "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Covid anti-vaxx campaigner Dr William Bay leaving a Brisbane courthouse


Islamist fruit loop at Sydney Airport "IndyWatch Feed National"

#Sydney Airport is suffering at the hands of this lunatic as he has taken #MH122 hostage. Praying for everyone's safety and well being. Where is Airport security?! Its been well over an hour since the plane has landed back!!! Jawad Nazir (@jawadmnazir) August 14, 2023 UPDATE -...


People of Cairns, is there an Edmonton sign anywhere? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hey all, coming up from SA in a few weeks, noticed theres an Edmonton just south of Cairns. Wanted to know if there was maybe a council sign or a sign saying 'Edmonton' ?

I lived in Edmonton Canada for many years and wanted to send it to the group back there.

Cheers in advance

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Green island 11 am right after landing at 9:15 am? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

I have a flight landing in cairns airport at 9:15 am on a Thursday. I was planning to book cruise to Green Island which departs at 11 am. Do you think I would have enough time to make it to the reef fleet terminal. On the maps the airport looks close by to the hotel to drop off bags, and to the reef fleet terminal. But just want a locals perspective. Thanks!

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Intersecrion lighting "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Are the LED lights in scott street/severin street intersection being replaced?

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Trump, Trump, Trump. That's it. That's their only answer. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Joe Biden said Hunter made no money from China, but "we now see from Hunter's own words that's not true. Does any of this raise concerns for you the money from Ukraine, the money from China, the money from Russia?" Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin: Let's talk about Trump


Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

Theyll be flying across our skies, encouraging Australians to have a conversation about what constitutional recognition will mean for our country. Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) August 14, 2023


New App Aims to Bridge the Gap and Improve Indigenous Health Outcomes "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

An app to bridge the gap between Indigenous people and a largely non-Indigenous health regime has been launched one designed to overcome the sense of disempowerment within the system.

Its designed to help non-Indigenous workers come to grips with the cultural norms of health within Aboriginal communities.

NRNs Frank Bonaccorso spoke with co-creator, Professor Mitchell Byrne, from Charles Darwin University about the app, called Gundiir and how it is as much about Closing The Gap as it is about better Indigenous health outcomes.


Produced By: Frank Bonaccorso

Featured In Story: Professor Mitchell Byrne, from Charles Darwin University and Co-creator of the app Gundiir

First aired on The Wire, Monday 14 August 2023

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Indigenous yes and no campaigns spreading across Australia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

This year, the Albanese government promised to have a Voice to Parliament Referendum.

Both sides are running campaigns across Australia to inform the community about the Referendum, aiming to establish a permanent advisory board to the government for First Nations issues.

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is the face of the NO campaign, and visited Queensland today to speak in Toowoomba, two hours west of Brisbane, about the Voice.

The Wires Eduardo Jordan asked Senator Nampijinpa Price the aim of her visit to Toowoomba.

Image: Image Courtesy Eduardo Jordan

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

First aired on The Wire, Monday 14 August 2023

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Hundreds of thousands call on FIFA to recognise Afghanistans national womens soccer team "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Afghans Womens National Soccer team have received over 100 000 signatures on their petition to gain recognition in the FIFA Womens World Cup.

The team were forced to flee Afghanistan in August 2021 when the Taliban took over the government. Since coming to Australia they have been managing the challenges of settling in a new country, financially supporting themselves and their families who also fled during the humanitarian crisis and reside in other countries, studying as well as keeping their soccer goals and aspirations alive.

The team says they dream of representing our country at the Womens World Cup. But, FIFA has repeatedly ignored their pleas to formally recognise [their] right to play.

The Womens World Cup now enters its final week this week. 

The Wires Aryana Mohmood spoke with Captain and Goalkeeper for the Afghanistan National Womens Soccer Team, Fatima Yousufi as well as defendants Mursal Sadat and Adiba Ganji, about the petition, the challenges they faced in both Afghanistan and now Australia to play soccer and their undying love for the sport. 

Image: Afghan National Womens Soccer Team

Produced By: Aryana Mohmood

Featured In Story: Captain and Goalkeeper for the Afghanistan National Womens Soccer Team, Fatima Yousufi , Defendant for Afghanistan National Womens Soccer Team, Mursal Sadat , and Defendant for Afghanistan National Womens Soccer Team, Adiba Ganji

First aired on The Wire, Monday 14 August 2023

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Experts Recommend Reforms for Sexual Assault Victims Justice "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Warning: This story may contain sensitive information. If this story has caused you distress, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

New research released today shows many victim/survivors have negative experiences of the criminal justice system after reporting sexual violence. 

The study by KPMG and RMITs Centre for Innovative Justice is based on 34 in-depth interviews with adult sexual offence complainants who reported the incident to police. The study focuses on the region of New South Wales.  

The study also identified barriers faced by some groups to participating in the criminal justice process, including the LGBTIQA+ community, migrant communities, and First Nations people. 

Image: Image courtesy Ekaterina Bolovtsova, Pexels

Produced By: Isaac Brogan

Featured In Story: Elena Campbell, Associate Director at RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice

First aired on The Wire, Monday 14 August 2023

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Philosemitism, Public Health And Bob Hawkes Bloody Legacy "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its 2023 four decades since Bob Hawke won office, introduced Medicare, and then corrupted his own creation. And yet despite overwhelming scientific and medical consensus of the harm it causes children, Australia still subsidises male circumcision, writes Chris Coughran.

Every Australian, from newborn babe to prime minister, can share in the cheapest, simplest, and fairest health insurance scheme Australias ever had, Bob Hawke boasted in 1984. But by July of the following year, Hawke was personally intervening in health department affairs in order to create loopholes in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

The issue was neonatal circumcision, and its planned removal from the MBS on 1 July 1985. Such a swift policy excision had been the legally, ethically, medically, and fiscally responsible course of action recommended to health minister Neal Blewett by the Australian College of Paediatrics, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the MBS Revision Committee.

Although widely applauded, the decision did not go down well with people of the book, especially the Jewish community in Melbourne.

Blewett recalls Hawke telephoning to berate him for signing off on this particular aspect of Medicare reform: Youve united the Jews and the Moslems for the first time in a thousand years, and against us.

If its good enough for me its good enough for the MBS, Hawke would summarily conclude correspondence with a senior health department official seeking advice on the matter from the prime ministers office.

Im an Israeli, Hawke had proclaimed to Blanche dAlpuget two years earlier. If I were to have my life again, I would want to be born a Jew. Throughout the 1970s, as leader of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Hawke had visited Israel on several occasions, befriending the likes of Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.

East Jerusalem, Palestine, which remains under Israeli occupation. (IMAGE: Chris Graham, New Matilda)

Honorary Jewishness was effectively conferred in 1976, when a forest of 10,000 trees on the southern side of Mount Carmel in northern Israel was named in Hawkes honour. Hawke was deeply moved...


Pauline Hanson dumps Mark Latham as NSW One Nation leader in 'Queensland takeover' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Latham Rejects Queensland Control of NSW One Nation On Wednesday 9 August, without consultation or due process, Senator Pauline Hanson used the National Executive powers of One Nation to take over our NSW branch. She has installed her own new State Executive with people from Queensland and Tasmania who did...


The legislated actual Voice Referendum questions - no way would I vote YES to this "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to Seeker of Truth for the link to this legislation. Referendum question and constitutional amendment Listen Referendum question On 19 June 2023, Parliament agreed the constitutional amendment and question would be as follows: Referendum question On referendum day, voters will be asked to vote 'yes' or 'no' on...


The hollow spaces of the university campus "IndyWatch Feed National"

The new student precinct at the University of Melbourne marks what is becoming overwhelmingly clear about Australias university model: prestige and outward appearance count for more than the quality of education for students, and certainly takes precedence over ensuring fair and secure conditions for those who work in these institutions. It is therefore not so much the aesthetic or design of the building itself, but that it reflects something more pernicious that lies at the heart of higher education: a hollowing out of the system.

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Woke Qantas paints planes, free flights for Albanese's Vanity Voice 'YES' campaign "IndyWatch Feed National"

Of course they do. The national carrier today confirmed its support for the Yes campaign ahead of the upcoming referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and unveiled special livery on three Qantas Group aircraft. The livery, featuring the Yes23 campaign logo, will be carried on three aircraft: a Qantas...


Great work from Citizen Journalist Bill Thompson on the ABC's very one-sided anti-Trump Biden protector "IndyWatch Feed National"

Good on you Bill, fantastic work mate. Bill writes: I tuned in to ABC News Brekkie around 7:30 this morning, to see that Michael Rowland was interviewing a guy named Michael Steele in studio. This Man of Steele was apparently a former "... head of US Republican Party's National Committee"!...


Port Douglas Mens Barber "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Looking for a place in PD to get a good fade and cut. Looked online and its all hairdressers that charge like a wounded bull. Any insights appreciated Thanks

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Radical shift needed in relationship with our environment "IndyWatch Feed National"

Aerial photo of Murray Darling River during the Millenium drought. Photo Michael Storer

A radical shift in our relationship with the Australian environment is needed, and it is time we intervene in the extinction crisis, according to scientific experts.

A review led by Charles Darwin University found negative trends in Australian biodiversity loss caused by invasive species, interrupted First Nations land and sea management, altered fire regimes, and changed water flows could rapidly worsen unless policymakers act with haste.

CDU Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods researcher and lead author Professor Sarah Legge said there was a desperate need for increased investment, policy reform and expanded conservation management.

Current reform of Australias environmental legislation could mark transformational change, said Professor Legge. An accumulating array of threats to Australian biodiversity reflect the low value placed on conservation of the environment, with this perspective deeply ingrained in inadequate legislation, policy and management.

Koala extinction Blinky. Photo supplied.

Terrible numbers

According to the study, extinction risks for Australian mammals are far...


Puppet master David Sharaz discovers the word alleged "IndyWatch Feed National"

Possibly the most curious character in the Brittany Higgins circus is her boyfriend and plotting beneficiary David Sharaz. Sharaz has been pushing the PR strategy since day 1. When people talk about the motives of some people surround Brittany - no one better fits the bill than Sharaz. Anyone noticed...


Please comment here if you learn of any group locations that will be streaming the FIFA semi finals on Wednesday. "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

My loungeroom worked great for the quarter-finals, but perhaps I would like to share the vibe with other humans during the semis. Cheers

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Settlement reached over the murder of asylum seeker Reza Berati on Manus Island "IndyWatch Feed National"

Private security firm G4S and the Australian government have settled civil proceedings with the parents of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati who was killed during the 2014 Manus Island riots.

Mr Berati was aged 23 when he was beaten to death by guards and other local contractors in a violent rampage at Australias offshore detention centre on Manus that also left 77 other asylum seekers injured.  

In 2021, Mr Beratis parents Ita Torab Berati and Farideh Baralak sued G4S and the Australian Government for the mental harm suffered as a result of their sons murder.

Nine years after Rezas death the parties have settled the claims on confidential terms.

Maurice Blackburn and the Human Rights Law Centre are representing the Berati family. 

In June, the last refugees held on Nauru were evacuated to Australia after 10 years. Around 75 people are still being held in Papua New Guinea and need urgent evacuation.

Recent reports have revealed alleged corruption at the heart of offshore detention, with secret multi-million-dollar payments by Australian government contractors to politicians in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.  

Quotes attributable to Mrs Baralak and Mr Berati:

We still feel the pain of Rezas absence every single day. Reza came to Australia seeking safety. Then he was murdered in a detention centre where he should have been kept safe. He had done nothing wrong.  

We hope that no other parent has to go through this pain and that nothing like this is allowed to happen ever again.

While there is nothing that will bring our Reza back or lessen the pain of his loss, we are glad that this case is over. We are satisfied that we fought for justice for Reza and are relieved now that we can try to move on with our lives.

Quotes attributable to Jennifer Kanis, Principal Lawyer and head of the social justice practice at Maurice Blackburn:  

We are pleased that after so many years, Rezas parents have achieved some justice over their sons death. While this settlement is an important step, they will forever grieve his absence. We must not forget that at the heart of this legal case is the story of a family who lost their child and brother in the most brutal of circumstances.

The injustices experienced by Reza and other asylum seekers detained offshore underscore the importance of establishing a national charter of human rights to ensure that all people in Australias care are treated with humanity and dignity.

Quotes attributable to Freya Dinshaw, Acting Legal Director, Human Rights Law Centre: 

Reza Beratis murder has become a symbol of both the brutality and impunity of the offshore detention system. He came to this country seeking safety and was killed...


MyPlace groups standing up for the truth across Australia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MyPlace groups are making their presence felt right across Australia for instance the MyPlace Gold Coast people have been going to local parks putting up Forest of the Fallen displays showing the people who have died after being given mRNA vaccines. MyPlace Gold Coast has about 1600 supporters on its Facebook page, and about []


Gumbaynggirr Elder violently arrested in Newry State Forest "IndyWatch Feed National"

Preceding a weekend of forest actions, the conflict in Newry State Forest on the Mid-North Coast further escalated late last week as NSW Police violently arrested and locked up Gumbaynggirr Elder, Bumajin, after he attempted to perform ceremony in the forest.

This arrest is the latest incident in an ongoing conflict brought on by the NSW Government at Newry who have commenced logging operations in a State Forest essential to the Minns Government promised Great Koala National Park and sacred lands of Gumbaynggirr people.

Sue Higginson MLC. Photo Tree Faerie.

Greens MP and spokesperson for the environment Sue Higginson said, The fact that the NSW Government is arresting and locking up First Nations people so they can destroy their sacred lands is completely horrific.

Were talking about a forest that Gumbaynggirr totem animals are dependent on for survival and Elders are doing everything they can to protect them. The government is ignoring them and forcibly removing them so they can destroy this precious forest.

Bumajin was performing ceremony on public land, his land at Newry. NSW Police, defending the interests of the NSW Government, violently arrested him and held him in police custody overnight. Meanwhile, the state continues to destroy the precious forest and the forest dependent species that live in it. We have reached a point that this has gone far enough.

This is absurd decision making by the NSW Government they have committed to making these forests a national park but theyre sending in the police to commit violent acts against First Nations people in the name of breaking their own promise.

What is happening at Newry with respect to the Gumbaynggirr Elders and community is unbelievable, said Ms Higginson. The disrespect being shown is disgraceful. The Elders with cultural authority have been cast aside, manhandled by police and ignored by the Forestry Corporation in their direct pleas to stop and listen to them. This has got to end.



Indigenous claims: Hey white fella/sheila, were not all from Gullabul Land "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By TONY MOBILIFONITISIT seems poor old Bruce Pascoe isnt the only Aussie getting caught out in the scam by some prominent people to identify as indigenous, based on some hunch about a distant auntie having a connection to some distant alleged great, great, Black Fella grandad/auntie during our colonial past. This business of white fellas []

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Sunday, 13 August


Deceitful Albanese hiding real agenda behind the Voice "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

PM Albanese surrounded by communists By Senator Jacinta Price The Prime Minister has shown clearly this week his true priority. Hes obsessed with his legacy building and has no interest in actually helping Aboriginal Australians. Hes shown it clearly with his damaging games on the divisive Voice. Last week it was denying the Voice is []


Compliance Test Balloon "IndyWatch Feed National"

The above TwitterX link does not seem to work on all browsers. This what Anderson says:

Im really imploring all the people around the world, for Gods sake, stop giving your democratically elected government the benefit of the doubt. They are not deserving of that. They are not. Stop rationalising whatever your government is doing. Stop rationalising that they have some good intentions. They have no good intentions. You can not comply your way out of a tyranny. It is impossible. Trying to do so will only feed a gigantic alligator in the hope of being eaten last. But guess what? Your turn will come and then you will be the one swallowed up. I also have to ask the people: end your silence. Speak up. For Gods sake stop complying. Start rebelling. They are out to get you if you do not resist. In order to deal with this unfree world, to defy this unfree world, I have decided to become so absolutely free that my very existence is an act of rebellion.

She starts at 14:45

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Googles web DRM Proposal, a new age of (digital) slavery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Who asked for this

Googles nightmare Web Integrity API wants a DRM gatekeeper for the web

(All part of the nanny state agenda)


The little Android robot is watching everything you do.

Google's newest proposed web standard is... DRM? Over the weekend the Internet got wind of this proposal for a "Web Environment Integrity API. " The explainer is authored by four Googlers, including at least one person on Chrome's "Privacy Sandbox" team, which is responding to the death of tracking cookies by building a user-tracking ad platform right into the browser.

The intro to the Web Integrity API starts out: "Users often depend on websites trusting the client environment they run in. This trust may assume that the client environment is honest about certain aspects of itself, keeps user data and intellectual property secure, and is transparent about whether or not a human is using it."

The goal of the project is to learn more about the person on the other side of the web browser, ensuring they aren't a robot and that the browser hasn't been modified or tampered with in any unapproved ways. The intro says this data would be useful to advertisers to better count ad impressions, stop social network bots, enforce intellectual property rights, stop cheating in web games, and help financial transactions be more secure.



Qld Labor and Borderforce launch questionable raids on tobacco retailers "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

More than $2 million worth of illegal tobacco products have been seized in a series of coordinated raids, following Queensland Labors tough new policies passed in May. In a clear warning to those possessing and selling illegal tobacco products, Queensland Health led a strike on 10 retail outlets on Tuesday morning in Emerald, Mackay, Townsville, []


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese busted protecting Peter Dutton with a fake corruption Inquiry "IndyWatch Feed National"

Anthony Albanese and Peter DuttonPrime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a corruption inquiry (Monday 31-7-23), to be headed up by Dennis Richardson, into Peter Dutton and the dodgy contract dealings when he was Home Affairs Minister, but []

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Saturday, 12 August


Judge to Pastor:  I Hear You, I Hear You "IndyWatch Feed National"

(active Christianity)

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Dear Pastor Paul Robert Burton of Newcastle, NSW,

First, thank you for caring both for our many stolen children and for those who have led the way in courts to try to stop this practice.

It is now 3:00am here in the US and I have just finished attending your court case by zoom. For the first two hours, the audio was awful and I got disconnected twice, but the last two hours were thrilling. The audio was so good I could hear the judge think.

Well, that judge, whose name I did not catch wanted us to hear him think.  Clearly, His Honor (and for once I am not being sarcastic) was struggling to stay within his ambit yet also reaffirm your bringing in of principles. The courts conscience was showing all over the place, what a welcome sight!

I mistakenly thought this August 11, 2023 day in court was a committal hearing, to set a date for your trial. I take it you have been charged for six years child removed May 19th2017 (outdoing Patrick ODeas and Russell Pridgeons four-year ordeal thus far, since their Operation Noetic drama in 2018). As I gleaned from the zoom meeting, you, and one other person, Dr Katelaris, are the Accused for having violated Sec 105 of The NSW Children and Young Persons Care and Protection Act, in revealing on Facebook the name of a child-in-trouble.

I heard you say But Channel 7 and others had already revealed it, and they have not been charged with anything. (Buckleys chance of that happening!) Then I heard the judge say True, true, and you can bring out that unfairness at trial but he kept saying he had a lesser job to perform, which was to decide if a properly-instructed jury would convict you.

I heard the judge said verbatim Im fairly confident that my morals are OK, but I have to administer the law.

Pastor Paul, I am older than you. I can remember when it was not the least bit threatening to go before a judge, as he (or rarely in those days, she) did simply administer the law. My experience in Oz that is, my proxy experience for others has had none of that. I have mainly encountered judges who are immoral (or, to be generous, off their rocker). This zoom hearing was hugely restorative. Maybe you did not see it that way, as your corpus is in the offing, but it looked good from afar.

[Note from PPRB: Magistrate Stone is a good man and I have appeared before him a few times over the last six years,...


Pfizer Whistleblower Karen Kingston Poisoned "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Place to watch English Premier League "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hey there,

Is there any bar/ public place that shows Premier League matches at night or some place with wi fi good enought to watch streams?

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Flavours of Our Community Gardens the website "IndyWatch Feed National"

CGA has launched a book of recipes contributed by Launceston's community gardeners.

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Best place to watch world cup game tonight? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

As title says, just interested where might be the most fun place to watch Australia vs France tonight for Women's World Cup in Cairns.

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BILL SHORTEN and ROBODEBT "IndyWatch Feed National"

The video of Bill Shorten passionately getting stuck into Scott Morrison over the deadly Robodebt fraud is truly fantastic theatre viewing, as much for what was not said than for what was said.

This posting:

Supposedly a Question without notice, what you can watch in the video below is a very carefully scripted  bit of play-acting with the question that was put to Bill Shorten and his carefully rehearsed reply.


In response to the question, Who are the real victims?, Bill Shorten responded with a well rehearsed statement, which was mostly true, but there was an easily missed whopper of a lie that may be the reason why Scott Morrison was quietly smirking in the back row of parliament.

BILL SHORTEN: The real victims were those who suffered trauma, anxiety and distress. [TRUE]

The real victims were those who took their own lives. [TRUE]

The real victims are the mothers of those who took their own lives. [TRUE]

The real victims are all those Australians who have lost trust in government [TRUE]

because of an unlawful scheme run for 4 years. [THE LIE This scam, based upon illegal data-matching had been run by the ALP and Coalitions governments for decades.]


Ask yourself is that why Scott M...


Cardano Q2 Surge: Stablecoin Soars, TVL Skyrockets, And Dapp Transactions Hit Record Highs "IndyWatch Feed National"

Cardano (ADA), the blockchain platform renowned for its scalability and technological approach, has made significant strides in the crypto market, as highlighted by the recently released Messari report

The report provides valuable insights into Cardanos achievements in Q2 2023, solidifying its position as a prominent player within the industry. 

With a strong focus on fostering a robust ecosystem and pushing the boundaries of decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Cardano is poised to reshape the landscape of blockchain technology, according to Messari. 

Cardano TVL Ranking Skyrockets, Climbs From 34th to 21st

Per the report, Cardano experienced substantial growth in stablecoin value, with a 34.9% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase and a significant 382.1% year-to-date (YTD) surge. 

Indigo Protocol emerged as a frontrunner in stablecoin and synthetic asset issuance, solidifying its dominance in the space. Furthermore, the Total Value Locked (TVL) witnessed a shift towards newer projects, as protocols created in the past six months accounted for 47.4% of TVL dominance in Q2. 

The TVL in USD rose by 9.7% QoQ and 198.6% YTD. Cardanos TVL ranking climbed from 34th to 21st across all chains in 2023.


On the other hand, average daily decentralized application (dapp) transactions on Cardano surged by 49% QoQ, marking the third consecutive quarterly increase. Moreover, Minswap, an automated market maker (AMM), showcased the largest absolute growth in transaction volume. 

However, several new dapps also contributed to the overall surge. Minswaps popularity soared in Q2, surpassing the leading NFT marketplace regarding dapp transactions. 

This trend aligned with the sectoral shift, as DeFi activity gained momentum while NFT activity experienced a decline. The overall increase in dapp transactions reached a substantial 49.0% QoQ, averaging 57,900 daily transactions.

Q2 NFT Metrics Reflect Market Correction

According to Messari, NFT metrics experienced a decline in Q2. Average daily NFT transactions dropped by 35.7% QoQ to 2,900, while the total quarterly trading volume fell by 41.9% QoQ to $46.2 million. 


This downward trend aligned with the broader market, as even blue-chip collection floor prices declined in 2023. 

Notably, NFT sales volume remained concentrated primarily in, which dominated the marketplace with a 98% market share. Nevertheless,...


Daintree vs Mossman Gorge "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hello, my partner and I are spending 3 days in the Cairns and Port Douglas area. One day will be dedicated to the reef and snorkeling, the other a tour and hike of the rainforest, (the other is a travel day). Is it possible to do daintree and mossman gorge in the same day? If not, which one would you choose and why?


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The Mingling "IndyWatch Feed National"

How sea kayaking sustains me.

By George Monbiot, published in the New Statesman, 26th July 2023

Theres one question Im asked more than any other. How do you cope? Like other environmental journalists, I spend my life rolling in the excrement of humanity. Every day, I must think about the terrible things were doing to the living planet and our own prospects of survival. Somehow I have to reconcile this knowledge with bringing up children. Somehow I have to start work in the morning with the expectation that there is some bloody point to it.

None of us can live without hope. Yet with every year of inaction and denial by our governments, with every extension of economic power over political life, the grounds for hope seem fainter. I have an unhealthy habit of disassociation, seeking to park my environmental awareness in one part of my mind while the rest of my life occupies another. But as time goes by, the wall begins to crumble.

The answer I give invariably disappoints the questioner. I think people expect a universal law, a profound insight into the human condition whose applications they can immediately deploy. Sorry. Its sea kayaking.

When I first sat in a kayak, I was 13. It was a school trip, paddling the tame and stagnant waters of the Kennet and Avon Canal. I had, until that point, never found a sport I enjoyed. I could have been a professional footballer, had it not been for a career-ending condition: two left feet. I loved the idea of rugby, but I could scarcely see the ball, let alone handle it. When it came to the selection of positions on the pitch, mine was always left behind. But when I sat in that kayak, it was as if my physical life suddenly began.

Im not sure what triggered the feeling. Being so close to the water? Sensing the power the paddle lent me? I grasped the principles immediately and found myself racing ahead and having to stop and wait for the others, as they splashed and veered about. Like a penguin, ungainly on land, I turned out to be graceful in the water.

But I had no desire to compete. Almost from the first moment, I intuited something else about a kayak: that it could take me anywhere. It was so light, so narrow, with so small a draft, that you could pass through the tightest channels, while bouncing off obstacles without damaging the boat. I didnt want to kayak with other people, let alone against them. I was sitting in an escape hatch. This vessel would enable me, when I needed it, to escape from others; escape from myself.

For most of my adult life, I lived inland. I bought a second-hand kayak as soon as I had a place to keep it, and explored every inch of the local rivers, lakes, channels and drains. I found I could visit places inaccessible by other means. I could travel down cuts and leats through the cities in which I lived, hung with great swags of vines and creepers, that could have been backwaters in...

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Friday, 11 August


Foreign vultures silently circling our Great Southern Land "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT CAIRNSNEWS.ORG By Stephen Reason (part 2) Australia, and our Australian democratic freedoms...



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Renting in TSV "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi all, there is a good chance my work will transfer me to TSV in the coming months. I lived in TSV back in 2008 and thought it was rather magical. I lived in Annandale briefly then Idalia. The only issues I had were dodgy folk approaching me on the street and work every so often but it was relatively harmless to me personally. I really want to move back as I am not a city person and I really struggle living in climates that go below 25. Anyway I'm a 35 year old female with two beautiful pedigree cats and a gov job (mediocre pay not executive level). I managed to get rentals in Brisbane but I know there is a rental crisis everywhere and I cannot afford to buy. What are peoples thoughts on me obtaining a rental in a safe area in this rental climate (no, there is no chance of my cats not coming). TIA

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Cambodian factory owning US$1.4 million in severance payments "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Most Australians are enjoying the Womens FIFA World Cup, bringing the first female soccer event happening across Australia and New Zealand.

But last Sunday, a protest happened outside Melbournes Federation Square to demand the sports brand Nike to pay more than 1200 women garment workers in Cambodia their severance payment, equivalent to US$1.4 million dollars. 

Image: Image by Shutterstock

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Michelle Higelin Executive Director at ActionAid

First aired on The Wire, Friday 11 August 2023

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Tasmania lacks State of the Environment report "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

A new report released by the Australia Institute is urging the Tasmanian government to produce a State of the Environment report.

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has failed to produce these reports since 2009 because of a lack of funds. The Commission announced they will release their latest report in 2024.

The report called Get Your Skates On: Tasmanias next State of the Environment Report says the lack of transparency is already affecting Tasmanias environment. 

Image: Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Eloise Carr Executive Director of the Australia Institute Tasmania

First aired on The Wire, Friday 11 August 2023

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Proposed medicine dispensation will affect regional areas "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Changes to how pharmacies dispense medications will start next month.

Some patients will soon be able to get scripts which last two months, rather than just one.

The federal government says it will make medicines cheaper for people and many wont have to visit the GP as often, just to get scripts renewed.

However, pharmacies receive revenue each time medicines are dispensed, meaning the change will hit their bottom line.

There are fears it will force some pharmacies to reduce services, cut staff, or even shut down, particularly in regional and rural areas.

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Produced By: Amanda Copp

Featured In Story: Felicity Roberts Pharmacist and owner in Narromine, New South Wales

First aired on The Wire, Friday 11 August 2023

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Will the fires in Northern Hemisphere affect Australia? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Northern Hemispheres summer this year has been plagued by extreme heat, devastating forest fires and soaring temperature records.

Places like North America, southern Europe and Asia are the most affected ones, being Lahaina city in Hawaii the latest city affected.

But how will this affect Australia in the upcoming summer?

Story published by RTRFM

Produced By: Fiona Bartholomaeus

Featured In Story: Dr Andrew King Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the University of Melbourne

First aired on The Wire, Friday 11 August 2023

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War By Other Means: Short Selling JPMorgan "IndyWatch Feed National"

When the FDIC put Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank into receivership in March, a study reported on the Social Science Research Network found that nearly 200 mid-sized U.S. banks were similarly vulnerable to bank runs. First Republic Bank went into receivership in May, but the feared contagion of runs did not otherwise occur. Why not? As was said of Lehman Brothers fifteen years earlier, the targeted banks did not fall; they were pushed, or so it seems. One blogger shows how even JPMorgan Chase, the countrys largest bank, could be pushed not perhaps by local short-sellers, but by China. And that is another good reason not to provoke the Chinese Dragon into war by other means.

The Targeted Crypto Banks

SVB, Signature and First Republic were not insolvent: they had sufficient assets (largely long-term Treasuries) to match their liabilities. They were just illiquid: they lacked enough readily available funds to meet the unanticipated deluge of deposit withdrawals in March. In fact, no bank could withstand a bank run in which 85% of its depositors demanded their money back in the space of three days, as happened to SVB that month.

As of December 31, 2022, SVB had roughly $211 billion in assets, which were primarily offset by $173 billion in deposit liabilities; but it had only $13.8 billion in actual cash and equivalents liquid money available to meet withdrawals. It had been flooded with deposits from tech startups funded by venture capitalists, and the startups did not need loans. The deposited reserves had therefore been used to buy Treasury securities, at a time when interest rates were so low that only long-term securities provided an adequate return. Some were marked hold to maturity, meaning they could not be sold at all; and the rest could be sold only at a major loss, since old bonds attracted few buyers after interest rates on new bonds shot up in the last year.

Yet many other banks had followed that path, investing in long-term assets that could not be liquidated or could be liquidated only at a substantial loss. So why did only SVB, Signature and First Republic wind up in government receivership? As explained in my earlier article here, they were considered crypto-friendly banks. In a revealing article called Operation Choke Point 2.0 Is Underway, and Crypto Is in Its Crosshairs, blogger Nic Carter details the coordinated, ongoing effort across virtually every US financial regulator to deny crypto firms access to banking services.

Whoever instigated the raid on the three targeted banks, their stock was heavily short-sold, driving sha...


Spyware Watchdog Article Catalog "IndyWatch Feed National"

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If you want to contribute to this website, you can always make a pull request.


Big pharma dons fatigues in vaxx rollout Senator Roberts "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Australian, American, British & Canadian military forces formed this consortium to dominate COVID response. Australia joined the consortium in 2012 under the Labor-Gillard government. A military-pharmaceutical apparatus linking the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK. Operation Warp Speed: The US Department of Defense signed the first contract between the US government and Pfizer for []


Fiction | Alison "IndyWatch Feed National"

The things I want to say arent the sort of things youre allowed to say out loud. Youre not even meant to think the things I think. But sometimes I think them anyway and sometimes I want to say them, so badly, that my chest fills with this irredeemable rage and I dont know which way to look.

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The Censors Down Under: The ACMA Gambit on Misinformation and Disinformation "IndyWatch Feed National"

In January 2010, the then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, doing what she does best, grasped a platitude and ran with it in launching, of all things, an institution called the Newseum.  Information freedom, she declared, supports the peace and security that provide a foundation for global progress.

The same figure has encouraged the prosecution of such information spear carriers as Julian Assange, who dared give the game away by publishing, among other things, documents from the State Department and emails from Clintons own presidential campaign in 2016 that cast her in a rather dim light.  Information freedom is only to be lauded when it favours your side.

Who regulates, let alone should regulate, information disseminated across the Internet remains a critical question.  Gone is the frontier utopianism of an open, untampered information environment, where bright and optimistic netizens could gather, digitally speaking, in the digital hall, the agora, the square, to debate, to ponder, to dispute every topic there was.  Perhaps it never existed, but for a time, it was pleasant to even imagine it did.

The shift towards information control was bound to happen and was always going to be encouraged by the greatest censors of all: governments.  Governments untrusting of the posting policies and tendencies of social media users and their facilitators have been, for some years, trying to rein in published content in a number of countries.  Cyber-pessimism has replaced the cyber-utopians.  Social media, remarked science writer Annalee Newitz in 2019, has poisoned the way we communicate with each other and undermined the democratic process.  The emergence of the terribly named fake news phenomenon adds to such efforts, all the more ironic given the fact that government sources are often its progenitors.

To make things even murkier, the social media behemoths have also taken liberties on what content they will permit on their forums, using their selective algorithms to disseminate information at speed even as they prevent other forms of it from reaching wider audiences.  Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, heeding the call of the very screams and bellows of their own creation, thought it appropriate to exclude or limit various users in favour of selected causes and more sanitised usage.  In some jurisdictions, they have become the surrogates of government policy under threat: remove any offending material, or else.

Currently under review in Australia is another distinctly nasty example of such a tendency.  The Communications Legislation Amendment (Combating Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 is a proposed instrument that risks enshrining censorship by stealt...


Flavours of Launceston the launch "IndyWatch Feed National"

The publication of the Flavours of Launceston recipe book and the associated website launch Community Gardens Australia into new edible territory and place the Tasmanian city of Launceston as an innovator in community-based urban agriculture.

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Where can I charge my phone in Cairns city? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

As the title suggests I'm looking for a location in Cairns city where I can charge my phone. I don't have my charger on me so it needs to be a charging station or something similar. Thanks.

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The threat posed by anti-terrorist laws exposed by disclosure "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Victoria

Civil libertarians have always argued that Australias anti-terrorist laws pose a major threat to democratic rights. They provide government with the means to punish those who criticise what it does. There is concern that the introduction of these laws has been accompanied by an increasing militarisation of Australias police forces.

It has now been disclosed that officials from the Department of Home Affairs had put pressure on a 2018 Australian National University (ANU) review of the legislation to water down findings that had serious implications. This is a smoking gun that points to an attempt to hide the truth from the Australian public.

Photo from William West/AFP: Anti-terrorism laws have been accompanied by increasing militarisation of Australias police forces

The final ANU report was finally handed over to the Morrison government in May 2020. The government then decided to sit on it.

Documents obtained by the Guardian newspaper using freedom of information laws, reveals the Department of Home Affairs attempted to remove the most serious criticisms contained in the report. Researchers were emailed in June 2020 to tell them to reconsider findings and revisit the writing tone.

Special concern involved the use of the means used to assess the likelihood of someone convicted under the anti-terrorist laws to offend again. The assessment tool for this isa known as VERA-2R. It gives the power to detain persons without being backed with evidence or to impose controls on individuals deemed to pose an unacceptable risk.

Exactly what the likelihood of re-offending or posing an unacceptable risk means has never been clearly defined. This means that someone can be imprisoned for years and subject to control conditions after release, without recourse to  legal protection.

A second tool called Radar allows convictions based on belief, who ones family and friends are.

Both tools have been used many times.

Fear of criticism of these tools lies behind the pressure put on the ANU researchers.

Extraordinary measures like this remove legal protections and violate proper legal process, and their existence and use by government, and its imposition on the courts, is a form of political repression.

This is where the biggest threat lies. Australias anti-terrorism laws were always about consolidating power, and at a time when this power is held to question, as a means of striking at those who challenge it. These laws and their...


Sky News TV interview on Israel/Palestine and settler extremism "IndyWatch Feed National"

My interview this week with Sky News Australia on Israel/Palestine, the Australian governments shift in policy towards Palestine, the extremism of the pro-Israel lobby and the Netanyahu-led regimes theocratic agenda.

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"Buddha is The Mind in Pristine Self-Reflection. Christ is The Heart When it Comes into Resonance With The Soul." "IndyWatch Feed National"

God Poet Transmitting.......

To paraphrase the inimitable Michael Jackson; you're looking at your face in the mirror. I don't think it can get any clearer... unless... of course... the mirror is covered with dust or it's one of those funhouse mirrors where the image is distorted in your mind and so that is how it appears to you. Plenty of people see The World this way... through a funhouse mirror that's no fun at all.

Yesterday... I left a comment over at SM. It's appropriate to what just got said, and it's probably going to be appropriate to the post that follows. It was a response to the last line in the previous comment; So now we have the consequences of the stupidity of humanity.

I answered; Only in an individual sense... expressed collectively when those of similar sensitivity (or lack of sensitivity)... gather together... in a common fallacy... or group illusion... in search of inescapable epiphany. In other words... if the bullet don't have your name on it... it won't find you... PERIOD! This is where Faith has to be the Styrofoam cooler on an unruly ocean. Faith... Certitude... and Determination; don't leave home without them. (grin)

Really... it's all going to be fine where fine is called for and something other than fine when it calls for something else, BUT IN EVERY CASE... it calls for its likeness. It calls its likeness forth.

We create The World we live in. We live in a world of our own creation. Everything that we see is a projection of our mind... extended into the field of Karma... outworking according to a return on our investments.

It is becoming more and more clear to me, by... the... day... we are in the midst of a game of self-deception... based on ignorant desire... the root cause of all our suffering. It is what Buddha said, and I am in complete agreement with The Buddha. Buddha is The Mind in pristine self-reflection. Christ is The Heart when it comes into an obedient resonance with The Soul.

The Sun rises in The East and it sets in The West. That should tell you many things having to do with Buddha and Christ. You might say that Buddha is Christ when The Heart swallows The Mind. Of course, there's more to it, and the rest of the story begins at the point where words fail.


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Campaign for exemption amid barbershops push for last male sanctuary what about legislation? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

An Adelaide barber shop has applied for an exemption to South Australias Equal Opportunity Act in a push to remain a self-proclaimed male sanctuary for customers, and formally ban women.

The move follows complaints around claims of its male-only barber ethos.

In an open letter Robbies Chop Shop has called on support of clients stating we feel the complaint is misconceived, also expressing that an exemption would prevent diverting further resource away from barbering, while offering a safe space for men to come together.

The social media post has garnered almost 800 comments, but has been met with mixed responses.

In todays current climate of inclusion what does South Australian legislation say about such a topic?

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Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Anne Hewett Associate Professor, University of Adelaide Law School , and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 10th August 2023

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New report calls for national reform to First Nations education system "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Content warning: the following contains mention of First Nations people that are now deceased.

Over 50 First Nations educators from across Australia gathered in Ross River last month for the 5th annual First Nations education conference Utyerre Apanpe, echoing support for educational change.

The event coincided with the launch of the 100-page policy document, the MK Turner report. Authored by a collective of 60 Indigenous Educators, the report paves the case for First Nations-led and designed education reform in Australia, empowering both Indigenous language and culture.



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Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Stacey Campton Director of Childrens Ground and provider of secretariat at Utyerre Apanpe, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 10th August 2023

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Rolling the dice on Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Everyone wants to get rich quick, but is so-called speculative investing really a safer bet than a casino?

The recent rise of investing in assets such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs has attracted many people to this highly volatile market.

But also, this kind of investing can be a roll of the dice.


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Featured In Story: Dr John Fan Senior Finance Lecturer, Griffith University, Jeffery Chong Griffith University business student , and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 10th August 2023

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A light on anxiety inducing experience of those faced with social housing queues "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

New research reveals what its like to be one in a queue of thousands for social housing, with waitees describing experiences as traumatic and anxiety-inducing as some remain on waitlists for up to 10 years.

With over 170 000 people queued for social housing nationally the report Waithood: The Experiences of Applying for and Waiting for Social Housing draws on 75 interviews from people across QLD, NSW and Tasmania giving voice to the deepening crisis and, amplifying desperate calls for change.


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Featured In Story: Professor Alan Morris Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 10th August 2023

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Burbank Homes / Business Aviation Solutions Raytheon Hawker 850XP Bizjet VH-BMW Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Thursday 27 July, Burbank Homes / Business Aviation Solutions Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Melbourne (Tullamarine).

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UPDATE!  On Monday 31 July, VH-BMW departed Hamilton Island Airport for Brisbane.

Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ returned to Rockhampton Airport directly from Darwin before then continuing down to Archerfield.  It had flown up there on Tuesday 25 July.

MT Air Charters / Pilatus Australia Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet VH-PIL landed at Longreach Airport after flying down from Darwin.  It later departed to Bankstown.

Cirrus (Australia) / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-NFP looked to depart Bundaberg Airport for Moree, Wagga Wagga and Launceston.  It had arrived into Bundy from Mackay Airport the previous day.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" flew up to Mackay Airport from Brisbane.  It then continued to Townsville.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 27 July, Beech 58 Baron VH-PRB visited Bundaberg Airport from its Lismore (New South Wales) base. 

UPDATE!  On Friday 28 July, VH-PRB made another visit to Bundy, again arriving from and later departing back to Lismore.

Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-SUW as "Machflight 121" landed at Emerald Airport from Archerfield before it then departed to Suttor Creek, south of Newlands Coal.

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited Rockhampton Airport from Mount Isa.  

And Great Western Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-XGV landed at the Labona Stat...


Bill Gates made a fortune from insider trading in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed National"

It demands a remarkable sense of entitlement to run an insider type scam this way.  It has nothing to do with good business either ,but then the illusion of Gates as a competant business man is way over rated.

He has consistently been over the top in terms of pure greed and it has bit him often enough.

Right now we have an accusation that conforms to his modis operandi.  Of course he will have a mass of accounts off shore allowing him wonderful bank access.  he will also know how to stop regulatory oversight.  Did they even show up?  truth be told, that sector  has become visibly more toothless.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky: Bill Gates made a fortune from insider trading in 2020

Giving testimony at a citizens inquiry in Canada in May, Professor Michel Chossudovsky said that certain covid announcements made by the World Health Organisation Director-General in 2020 led to stock market crashes. Bill Gates and others knew what Tedros the Terrorist was going to announce in advance, giving them ample opportunity to buy and sell stock to maximise profit based on their insider knowledge. Gates made a fortune from insider trading in 2020, he said.



Why there are so many groups of young men in Townsville hanging around? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

is there a special event/concert/convention in town? or is it always like that? lol

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The Palestine Laboratory hits the New Zealand best-seller list "IndyWatch Feed National"

I cant quite believe it but my new book, The Palestine Laboratory, has become a best-selling title in New Zealand!

I recently visited the country, spoke at four public events in five days and engaged with heaps of media, and it looks like it paid off.

This is the non-fiction, best-seller list for the week ending 22 July, 2023. Coming in at No 7, amongst many huge local and international titles, is gratifying.

Thanks for the support.

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Where is the rent ceiling? Housing injustice and the oversupply of landlords "IndyWatch Feed National"

Property values and rents increase when homelessness and housing precarity increase, and they keep going up, exposing the full moral and political decrepitude of the current system, leading one to think: where is the ceiling? What is at the end of the trajectory we are currently on?

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Al Jazeera English on the Palestine Laboratory "IndyWatch Feed National"

My interview with Al Jazeera English and its flagship podcast, The Take, about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory.

Its a highly produced and interesting conversation about Palestine, disaster capitalism and the threat of endless occupation:

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Anyones locals able to solder on a new HDMI port for my PS5? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

i dont need warranties or anything just a cheap fix. happy to pay 180-200 bucks

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Democrats continue playing into Trumps hands "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Anyone who thinks Donald Trump is facing justice through the legal system and finished as a political force are dead wrong. The reverse is true. He is on a new ascendency, and the Democrats and Joe Biden have contributed to it.

The run into Washingtons parliament on 1 January 2021 had a negative side, in that is sought to nullify an election result. There is another side, and this is that the action taken by thousands of Americans was one expression of the rise of the nations distrust of the political system. It wouldnt have happened without the gulf that exists between the people and political representatives that exists today.

By ignoring this reality, the Democrats Fail to provide an answer by offering an alternative. The genitive of 6 January is hyped up and Trump made the central issue. Trump has also had to face a series of investigations and indictments. All this serves as a distraction that allows the Democrats to evade making commitments to offer anything other than business as usual.

This is why these cases havent hurt his political prospects.

Trump on 2024 campaign trail amid legal woes

Video from CBS Chicago

The Democrats are fractured and ultimately under the control of big donors who dont want to change the way things are.

Donald Trumps forte is an ability to manipulate distrust and anger to his own advantage. This is why during the 2016 election he railed against Wall Street and the corrupt political system. It drew a section of the American public towards him. They were hurting, wanted jobs and a decent standard of living. They wanted a future for their kids. They knew that their political leaders were not delivering and were angry about it. Trump understood this. His rivals didnt.

Trump never offered a genuine alternative. He is part of the Wall Street that he railed against. This was really about a growing factional division. The one he represents sees its interests best served through a shift towards authoritarianism and less concern about the niceties of conventions and the democratic faade. They channel discontent in the direction of American style fascism, which, broadly speaking, means a closer integration of the state and big business, with the discipline of the workplace imposed on society. The vehicle for the transformation is a political movement of uniquely American characteristics.

It is the mix of anger, a certain interpretation of history, and the promise of change, which is sustaining the Trump bandwagon.

The Wall Street faction allied with the Democrats sees its interests best served through cont...


Andrews springs indigenous land and water grab on 10 Victorian shires "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS SHIRES in the west and north west of Victoria and their small population centres will be forced to deal with a massive land and water grab under a secret agreement signed between the State Government and Aboriginal corporations last year. The shires take up an area half the size of Tasmania and []


10 Reasons To Include Seaweed In Your Diet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, seaweed offers a plethora of advantages for both human health and the environment.


Indoctrination, Intimidation and Intolerance: What Passes for Education Today "IndyWatch Feed National"

Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.

Annette Fuentes Investigative journalist, When the School House Becomes a Jail House

This is what it means to go back-to-school in America today.

Instead of being taught the three Rs of education (reading, writing and arithmetic), young people are being drilled in the three Is of life in the American police state: indoctrination, intimidation and intolerance.

Indeed, while young people today are learning first-hand what it means to be at the epicenter of politically charged culture wars, test scores indicate that students are not learning how to succeed in social studies, math and reading.

Instead of raising up a generation of civic-minded citizens with critical thinking skills, government officials are churning out compliant drones who know little to nothing about their history or their freedoms.

Under the direction of government officials focused on making the schools more authoritarian (sold to parents as a bid to make the schools safer), young people in America are now first in line to be searched, surveilled, spied on, threatened, tied up, locked down, treated like criminals for non-criminal behavior, tasered and in some cases shot.

From the moment a child enters one of the nations 98,000 public schools to the moment he or she graduates, they will be exposed to a steady diet of:

  • draconian zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior,
  • overreaching anti-bullying statutes that criminalize speech,
  • school resource officers (police) tasked with disciplining and/or arresting so-called disorderly students,
  • standardized testing that emphasizes rote answers over critical thinking,
  • politically correct mindsets that teach young people to censor themselves and those around them,
  • and extensive biometric and surveillance systems that, coupled with the rest, acclimate young people to a world in which they have no freedom of thought, speech or movement.

This is how you groom young people to march in lockstep with a police state.

As Deborah Cadbury writes for The Washington Post, ...


Corrupt judge Walter Sofronoff was bribed by Rupert Murdochs News Corp to leak ACT Inquiry Report to Janet Albrechtsen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rupert Murdoch bribed Walter SofronoffAt the same time Walter Sofronoff was illegally leaking the ACT Inquiry Report, to propagandist Janet Albrechtsen, Rupert Murdochs News Corp was negotiating with Sofronoff to cash in on the dodgy ACT []


Daintree / Cape Tribulation / Mossman Gourge Daytrip tour recommendation "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi All, we will be in Cairns in late October and would like to go to a day trip to Daintree and surrounding areas.

Im looking for guided tour operator recommendations please if you have any.


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Family of 5 moving to Cairns from Sydney "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi All I am selling up my house in Syd and moving to Cairns (hoping within the next 3 months). We are sick of the cold weather here, sick of Sydney. We want to go outside of our comfort zone and meet new people and visit new places around the area. I was wondering if you can give me some advice on moving, what suburb to move with young kids (1, 2 and 3 year old boys). What Catholic school is best? What's there to do with the kids? Any play groups etc? We love being outdoors.

Also, is there a lot of Serbian, Italian or Greeks moving up there?

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The Cairns BoM Radar is due to be back online tomorrow, but for how long? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

They tuned it back on briefly a couple weeks ago, just to tease us.

How long will it be on this time?

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This is an interesting article to me for several reasons, not the least because if this model should receive wide acceptance amongst anthropologists and

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7 Tips for Designing and Printing Business Cards "IndyWatch Feed National"

In todays day and age, business cards might seem like relics of the past. However, they remain an essential tool for networking and leaving a lasting impression on potential clients and partners alike. A well-designed and professionally printed business card can speak volumes about your brand and credibility. In this blog post, well share some expert tips to help you create impressive business cards that represent your brand effectively and make an impact in all the right ways.

Define Your Brand Identity

Before diving into the design process, take the time to define your brand identity. Understanding your businesss core values, target audience, and unique selling propositions (USPs) will guide the design elements of your business card. Choose a colour scheme that aligns with your brand and sets the right tone. Consistency across all marketing materials, including business cards, is vital to establish a strong brand presence.

Keep It Simple and Clean

The age-old saying less is more holds true when designing business cards. Avoid clutter and excess information; instead, keep your design simple and clean. Include only the essential details, such as your name, job title, company name, logo, contact information (phone number and email address), and website URL. By maintaining a clean layout, you make it easier for recipients to find and remember your key information.

Choose the Right Typography

Typography plays a significant role in how your business card is perceived. Opt for clear and readable fonts, ensuring that your contact details are easy to discern. Its generally recommended to use no more than two fontsone for headings and another for body text. Additionally, consider the fonts compatibility with your brand personality; elegant and refined fonts might suit a law firm, while a more playful font could be ideal for a creative agency.

Incorporate Your Logo

Your logo is the visual representation of your brand, and including it on your business card is non-negotiable. Place your logo prominently and ensure it stands out without overpowering other elements. If you have a tagline, consider integrating it with the logo to reinforce your brand message effectively.

Mindful Colour Choices

Colours evoke emotions and can influence how people perceive your brand. Choose colours that complement your brand identity and resonate with your target audience. If your brand already has a specific colour palette, use those colours on your business card for consistency. Remember that colours can affect legibility, so ensure sufficient contrast between the text and the background to ensure readability.

Bleed and Safety Margins

When preparing your design for printing, dont forget about blee...


Uncovering the Sinister Impacts of Excessive Screen Time "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

New studies found that regular YouTube users have more tendency to experience levels of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

Frequent YouTube usage and its connection to poor mental health urges discussions on young adults social media usage, its severe effects, and methods to aid self-control.

Given the increasing screen time and social media addiction among young adults, will the trending digital detox solve the problem?

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Produced By: Heidi Benford

Featured In Story: Dr Luke Balcombe School of Applied Psychology and AISRAP Griffith University

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 9 August 2023

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Enviro-Frauds: Wind & Solar Aint Clean & Certainly Aint Green "IndyWatch Feed National"

Call wind and solar whatever you like, but theres simply no rational basis to call them clean or green. Both chew up monumental volumes of Enviro-Frauds: Wind & Solar Aint Clean & Certainly Aint Green


Kids More Reliant on Anxiety Meds "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The use of Anxiety meds is up in both young people and the broader population, according to new research.

But are the medications actually over prescribed? Or are we continuing to advance sufficient medical care.



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Produced By: Jayde Hand

Featured In Story: Dr Andrew Leech General Practioner with a special interest in paediatric mental health Director of The Garden Family Medical Clinic, Julie Klau PHD candidate at the Critical and Ethical Mental Health research group University of Adelaide Robinson Research Institution., and Stephanie Long Gold Coast mother of 2 Varsity Lakes.

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 9 August 2023

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Microsoft should be in the courts for this action, BUT alas the legal profession is asleep on this matter.

Microsoft Edge has numerous features to make the browsing experience better. For example, Startup Boost ensures Edge launches instantly, and improved text rendering delivers better fonts on Windows. These, in addition to several more, make Edge stand out among competitors. However, some services are head-scratching at best or outright bewildering at first sight.

Recently we covered a feature that could make one think Microsoft can see every picture you view online. Here is another one: an upcoming release will add a toggle enabling Edge to take screenshots of each page you visit. And no, it is not a clickbait-like assumption: Microsoft clearly states it wants to screenshot everything you view online.

Microsoft Edge 117, currently available for testing in the Canary and Dev channels, has a new toggle called "Save screenshots of site for History" with the following description:

We'll take screenshots of the sites you visit and save it so that you can quickly revisit the site you want from history.


You Will Own Nothing and Know Nothing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Baron Lord Roger Freeman

J.G.Olsen / Financial Expositor

Roger Freemans public achievements appear relatively unremarkable.

He was a member of the House of Lords, the un-elected or hereditary UK senate.

Private arrangements with the crown are of course inscrutable.

Like the paddling duck, it seems most of the action must have been below the surface.

This old song refers to the pawning of a coat.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That's the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

Up and down the City Road,
In and out the Eagle,
That's the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

Queen Victoria's very sick,
Prince Albert's got the measles.
The children have the whooping cough,
And pop! Goes the weasel.

A very overdue conflict has broken out in Canberra between conservatives and progressives who believe in the global warming theory of everything.

Both sides have been stupefied by such lush funding arrangements they thought they would be drowning in gravy forever, but the extent of the lies they are subject to has opened up flashpoints. The Britney Higgins alleged rape story has fallen apart and scalps are being taken. Meanwhile spivs from the Big 4 accounting firms have been exposed shamelessly gouging government departments by way of consultants.

In a bizarre inversion, consultants who run agendas for God-knows-whom, are now being paid instead of paying, for influence.

Literally billions of dollars have gone straight into the toilet and may be rated unrecoverable by the selected highly skilled auditors.

The quid pro quo is ostensibly post-political careers for the politicians involved.

Eventually, a few heads will roll and there will be some wishy-washy solution presented. We the public will be deceived as our attention span runs out.

Despite monkey shit fights, most policies seem generally agreed and settled, no matter how obnoxious, for example:

The Australian ALP Government proposes to bring in tens of thousands of foreign nationals, it seems a very large proportion of these will be...


Senate Committee interrogate representatives from Pfizer to substantiate COVID19 vaccine claims "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Official Recording of Senate Committee Proceedings from the Australian Parliament 3rd August 2023 All Australians need to watch as two representatives from Pfizer duck and weave great questions from the senators. Revealing figures from the Pfizer representatives are staggering just to consider the total products feeding the coffer of this pharma juggernaut . Take the []


Reappraising the value of nostalgia in the fight to reclaim the commons "IndyWatch Feed National"

By historicising cultural nostalgia, we may reveal the fundamental object of its longingthe retainment of communal land sovereigntyand prevent it from serving as a blank canvas for far-right populists. In solidaric dialogue with all victims of global colonial capitalism, then, let us reclaim nostalgia in service of its original cause: the ongoing struggle against private enclosure of the natural resources of which are our collective birthright. Our collective fate might depend on it.

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<div class="embed-vimeo" style="text-align: center;"></div> <p class="first"><em>Introduction by Dee McLachlan</em></p> <p class="first">A brief court update about R v Pridgeon, ODea & Ors and R v Paul Robert Burton & R v Andrew Katelaris.

This coming Friday (11 August, 2023) Pastor Paul Burton will address the court on the corruption of the child stealing operations within government and how the courts protect the department heads. I would suggest anyone in or near Newcastle attend the local court from 9.30 am.<span id= "more-37457"></span></p> <p><em>By Pastor Paul Robert Burton</em></p> <p>DPP v Paul Robert Burton & DPP v Andrew Katelaris

After over six years subjected to the harsh rigours of the judicial system I am happy to inform all that Dr Andrew Katelaris and I finally have our Committal hearing on August 11th in Newcastle local court from 9.30am.

The Committal is under the old rules and we will be exposing DOCS/FACS/DCJ and how the child in our case was removed without delegated authority and on known false grounds and how these child removal departments commit fraud upon the court and how the court appears to condone these actions hence enabling the government to traffic and abuse children.

The government has spent six years and millions of dollars of tax payers money to hide their malfeasance in this case.

The child was aboriginal and the genocide of the indigenous and the removal of their children is continuing today right under all our noses. We are surrounded by charlatans and false prophets everywhere, many of us can no longer tell truth from fiction.

Our own Government is directly involved in a now 8.5 billion dollar national child trafficking and child abuse industry, hidden from the public through secrecy and the use of laws that purport to protect the privacy and identity of children but in reality they protect the privacy and identity of the abusers of children.


New analysis highlights poverty impact across SA's mid-north and central regions "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

People on low incomes in Local Government Authorities (LGAs) across the State's Mid and Lower North, Yorke Peninsula, Barossa and Flinders Ranges have been particularly affected by increasing cost of living and a range of other social, health and wellbeing issues.


Landmark whistleblower protections appeal begins: Human Rights Law Centre appearing "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Human Rights Law Centre is today participating as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a landmark appeal as part of the ongoing unjust prosecution of whistleblower Richard Boyle.

The appeal will determine the scope of legal protections for all Australian whistleblowers.

Boyle, who is being prosecuted after blowing the whistle on unethical debt recovery practices at the Australian Taxation Office, sought immunity under the federal public sector whistleblowing law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

In March, Judge Kudelka of the District Court of South Australia ruled that Boyle was not immune from prosecution.

The judgment was the first consideration of the scope of the protections for Australian whistleblowers. Boyle was charged in relation to allegedly unlawfully gathering documents and recording conversations as part of his whistleblowing which took place first internally, then to the tax ombudsman and then, as a last resort, to the ABC, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Judge Kudelka ruled that the key protection in the PID Act only applies to the act of blowing the whistle, not related preparatory steps.

Boyle appealed to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and in June Justice Doyle granted leave to the Human Rights Law Centre to make submissions. Last month Boyles trial was delayed until September 2024 in light of the ongoing appeal.

Kieran Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:
Richard Boyles appeal will determine the strength of protections for all Australian whistleblowers, given similar provisions exist in almost all Australian whistleblower protection laws. It is a vitally important test case with significant implications for truth and transparency in this country.

Boyle faces the spectre of jail for blowing the whistle on government wrongdoing whistleblowing that has been vindicated by several independent inquiries.

By exposing human rights abuses, government wrongdoing and corporate misdeeds, whistleblowers make Australia a better place. The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus KC should fix the law and establish a whistleblower protection authority, to ensure that whistleblowers are protected, not punished.

The Human Rights Law Centre has briefed Perry Herzfeld SC, Michelle Hamlyn and Hannah Ryan. National law firm Johnson Winter Slattery is acting for the Centre in the proceedings, led by partners Eve Thomson and Christopher Beames, senior associate Jade Tyrrell and associate Claudia Boccaccio.

Rally and Press Conference details:

DATE: Wednesday 9 August
WHERE: In front of Supreme Court SA (1 Gouger St, Adelaide)
RALLY: 9.15AM at Tarntanyangga / Victoria Square (opposite Supreme Court of SA)


Pfizer Used A Separate Untested Covid 19 Vaccine Batch For Its Employees "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video contains clips Ive posted previously. If you want to skip to the part where the Pfizer representatives admit that Pfizer imported a batch of vaccines specifically for its employees that bypassed Australian government testing, go to 9:55. Via: Kim Iversen: More: Pfizer Employees Were Given Special Batch of Vaccine

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Russian Onyx rocket kills three Australian officers at NATO meeting in Nikolaevsk region "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On the 5/8/23 a Russian ship-fired onyx rocket targeted an SBU (Ukranian secret service) base in the Nikolaevsk region where a large NATO meeting had been organised the result was multiple dead. One NATO (American) General and three Australian officers destroyed. They enemy was counting on the structures thick walls to shield them from Russian []


Pharma-funded Australian drug regulator grants full approval to Pfizer for its harmful covid injection "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT THE EXPOSE  On 13 July, Australias drug regulator quietly granted full approval...


Foreign vultures silently circling our Great Southern Land "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By Stephen Reason (part 2) Australia, and our Australian democratic freedoms are in the sights of a cunning Global Predator.1 Foreign vultures silently circle our Great Southern Land, casting ominous shadows upon the unwitting population below. In our collective unawares, they keenly await their calculated moment to swoop, and strip-tear the fat of our land. []


Obituary of the Teddy Bear Lady (1973-2023) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Teddy bear advertisements onlineTeddy bear advertisements online, Photo:

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Editors note: This is based on a true story in the USA. Details will be provided in a follow-up article.

A kind and talented craft woman set up a local shop, selling teddy bears. Some of them were small, imported from China; she sold those for $10. Others she made of beautiful tapestry, and priced them at $50.  Occasionally, she put precious stones in, as the eyes of the teddy bear. These became popular and she charged a thousand dollars or more, depending on the gems.

One day, the police came to her shop and seized all the teddy bears, as well as any other toys dolls, a fabulous model train, etc. They announced, through the press, that the precious teddy bears were precious because they were being used to smuggle heroin. Two charges were brought against the suspect: that she had purchased drugs from dangerous people, and that she helped money-launderers by disguising drug transactions as sales of toys.

A few days later, she was arrested at home, handcuffed in front of her elderly, disabled mother. She was taken to jail.  Days later, her mother had a fatal stroke, no doubt from the shock of it all. The daughter was discharged from prison on bail. Police seized her passport so she would not escape to her country of birth, and she had a metal tracker placed on her ankle.

Neighbors then started to blame this teddy-bear maker for having caused her moms death, and there was much gossip about the apparent drug dealing. Financially she was ruined: without the shop she could not make a living. Plus, the court called her often for hearings and the attorneys fees depleted her assets completely.

During all the hearings, the authorities never showed a specimen of a drug-laden toy. It was simply stated as a fact that the teddy bears were carrying vials of heroin. This constant dragging out of procedure lasted more than two years.

One day she got a happy letter.  It said the case was nolle prosequi the charges against her were dropped. The prosecutors had no evidence with which to pursue a trial.

She sought to have the shops inventory, and her passport, returned to her. She figured she could sell the teddy bears to a wholesaler out West, where people had no reason to associate these toys with heroin. However, the police kept delaying any return of the goods or passport.

She went to the newspaper that had slandered her, and asked the newsman to report the dropping of the charges.  He said the matter was not interesting enough to make a story.

For the next few months, the once-proud teddy bear lady was hig......


Best company for doing taxes and financial advice "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Wanting to find a long term company to help look after doing our tax returns and financial advice for the future. Nothing to out of the ordinary just basic household. Thanks

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That 140 page "secret" report on the 2004 Nimitz events "IndyWatch Feed National"


On a recent episode of the "WEAPONIZED" podcast, titled "The UFO Hearing-What Happened? What's Next," featuring George Knapp, Jeremy Corbell, Ross Coulthart and Bryce Zabel, there was mention of a 140-page report on the November 2004 Nimitz events. Knapp and Corbell had acquired a copy from unnamed sources. Knapp had considered submitting it to the recent Congressional hearing, but ultimately decided not to. 

What was the report about?

According to Corbell, speaking to Knapp, the 140-page document was:

"...generated by an intelligence agency; all on the Tic Tac. You showed it to certain individuals that would have the power to put that on the Congressional record, and people were threatened by the idea of you doing it...and you didn't put it on the Congressional record, tell me why?" 

Knapp responded, saying:

"Sometimes you have to protect sources even from themselves... it is not classified, but it hasn't been authorised for release."

Corbell went on to say:

"...a 140-page detailed analysis; scientific analysis of the Tic tac UFO encounters of multiple craft above 80,000 feet as Commander Fravor said, in space. Right, that Commander Fravor hasn't ever seen, nor Commander Chad Underwood...hasn't seen it."


At this point in listening to the podcast detail concerning the report; I had a recollection of seeing something similar, about 140-page length document on the Nimitz encounters. I turned to my copy of the book by Lacatski et al, "Skinwalkers at the Pentagon." There I found it.

"Advanced Physics Analysis of Tic Tac:

In an additional 141 pa...


Link "IndyWatch Feed National" Gday Folks,   Myself and the lads were unable to connect over the weekend but as luck would have it a random day off during the week allowed me to connect with Adam from the to bring you the latest General Knowledge Podcast episode.   On this one Adam and I bring up []


Yeah Nah Pasaran! #173 w Bradley Onishi on Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism : August 10, 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Bradley Onishi [Twitter]. Brad is a social commentator, scholar, writer, teacher, coach, and co-host of the Straight White American Jesus (SWAJ) podcast. We spoke to Brad about his new book, Preparing Continue reading


Kiwi Voice bureaucrats destroying colonial trees in Auckland parks "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

THE Kiwi Voice bureaucracy, otherwise known as co-governance operatives, are on a vandalistic rampage against colonial vegetation ie the century-old oak, pine and other European tree species that partially cover old volcanic cones across the city of Auckland. Strangely enough, the indigenous wildlife doesnt mind perching or nesting in exotic tree species but they dont []


Read all 26 pages about the real Uluru statement from the heart "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Ayers Rock as everyone in the world knows it, was where the 26 pages of the Voice elitists statement from the heart evolved. Albanese says this document is only one page while he tries to con Australia into thinking it is just a minor Constitutional alteration. That is utter nonsense. PM Albanese cannot ever be []


Why Neopagan Marxists are Not Pantheists or Animists "IndyWatch Feed National"


In human life it is clear that we are external nature we have an affinity with other life forms like primates as real, objective beings. However, we also have an internal nature a psychology of mental states, goals, imagination and sexual urges that is internal to us. We know from cosmologists that the natural world goes all the way back to subatomic particles. But how far back does internal nature go?

Nine Ways of Understanding the Body-Mind Problem

Descartes mind-body dualism

In the history of philosophy, David Skrbina tells us there are usually six possible modes of interaction between bodies and minds. For purposes of this article, Ive added three more. Perhaps the most famous is Descartes answer depicted as mind-body dualism. Here the mind and the body (or nature) are thought of as two different substances (thought and extension) that interact through the pineal gland. Each substance is subject to its own laws.

Epiphenomenalism and eliminative materialism

Epiphenomenalists such as Santayana or the behaviorists are primarily focused on body or nature. Bodies affect mind, but minds do not affect bodies. Mind is the result of the interaction between the brain and the body. By not being a physical entity the mind has no causal power. It is like a shadow on a wall. Eliminative materialism (or mechanical materialism) takes the body-nature emphasis to an extreme. People like Patricia and Paul Churchland, along with Willard Van Orman Quine, argue that there are only bodies. Mind is an illusion. This philosophy is also called physicalism.

Idealism and neutral monism

Idealists like Plato say that the world is primarily spiritual and matter is a derivative and less real. Spiritual, eternal forms are the archetypes of the world while matter is understood as an inferior copy. The idealist theory of mind holds that mind is really a soul that is distinct from the body and has nothing to do with the brain. The next theory of the mind-body problem is neutral monism. The two extremes of eliminative materialism and idealism are challenged by a third contender. In the hands of first, Spinoza and then Ernest Mach, nature (or the body) and mind are two sides of the same coin. They are the creatures of a third substance which is beyond nature and mind which Spinoza called substance,

Hylozoic monism and pre-established harmony

While p...


WA abortion bill a historic opportunity to improve reproductive health outcomes "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Western Australian Parliament has a unique opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the health and equality of women and all people who experience pregnancy by bringing the states outdated abortion laws into line with other Australian states and territories.  

Today debate will begin on the Cook Governments Abortion Legislation Reform Bill 2023 in the Lower House. If it passes, the proposed laws will see abortion treated like healthcare in law, including by:  

  • removing abortion from the states Criminal Code, together with harmful legal barriers to timely abortion care, such as mandatory counselling and needing multiple doctors' approval  

  • allowing patients to decide whether to have an abortion up to 23 weeks gestation in consultation with their healthcare provider, after which two doctors would need to be involved in decision-making  

  • requiring doctors with a conscientious objection to respect their patients right to healthcare   

Western Australias abortion laws have not kept up with community values and modern medical practice. It is the only state yet to fully decriminalise abortion by medical practitioners. While abortion is legal in most circumstances, the use of the criminal law to regulate healthcare stigmatises patients and care providers.   

Adrianne Walters, Acting Legal Director with the Human Rights Law Centre, said:   

It is beyond time for abortion to be treated like healthcare in law and for the focus to be on the health, dignity and autonomy of patients. 

Abortion is healthcare. Access to abortion is a human right. We commend Minster Sanderson and the Cook Government for taking this step to improve WAs abortion laws. 

WAs abortion laws have failed to keep up with modern medical practice and community values. The current laws include medically unnecessary rules that are barriers to timely abortion care, particularly for people living remotely or without much money. It is unacceptable that some women in distressing situations are being forced to fly interstate for healthcare they should be able to access in WA.   

The Bill, if passed, would support better reproductive health outcomes across Western Australia. The removal of barriers, such as mandated counselling, medical panels and multiple GP referrals, are critical to improving access to care.  

Read the Human Rights Law Centres explainer: Abortion Legislation Reform Bill 2023  



The Hipstorians on the Palestine laboratory "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was first attracted to this podcast due to its wonderful name, The Hipstorians, but now I know its also an interesting show.

Heres my recent interview talking about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory:

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What really happened in Wuhan: new lab leak evidence over the origin of Covid-19 "IndyWatch Feed National"

     As the hour grew late on the night of January 31, 2020, the chief medical adviser to the United States President, Anthony Fauci, was frantically exchanging emails with some of the worlds leading virologists.

A highly infectious virus was on the brink of contaminating the globe. President Donald Trump had hours earlier announced a ban on flights into the US from China, and the question loomed large, how did this virus start?

Emails that night and into the next day between Fauci then director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and scientists show their first responses to examination of the virus. The correspondence, some of it secret until this month, betrays alarm that the new coronavirus showed signs it could have been genetically engineered in a Wuhan laboratory as the result of highly fraught research known as gain of function that can make viruses vastly more contagious and dangerous to humans.

At 10.30pm on January 31, Kristian Andersen, a leading scientist working at Scripps Research in California, wrote to Fauci to say: The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features [potentially] look engineered.

Andersen with reference to colleagues including Australian Eddie Holmes, a professor of virology at the University of Sydney and an honorary professor in Shanghai also stated that after disc...


A Charter of Human Rights will ensure everyone in Australia is treated with dignity and respect "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Albanese Government can create a lasting legacy by introducing an Australian Charter of Human Rights to ensure that dignity, equality and respect guide all government laws and decision-making, the Human Rights Law Centre has told a Joint Parliamentary Committee.

In a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australias Human Rights Framework, the Centre emphasised the urgent need for a federal Charter and how it would work in practice to:

  • Ensure everyone in Australia is treated with respect by government authorities

  • Ensure people can seek justice when their rights are breached

  • Implement the international legal protections Australia has agreed to and expects of others

  • Provide a holistic framework for balancing competing rights fairly and transparently

  • Improve law-making and government policy to be consistent with human rights standards

  • Improve the fairness of public service delivery and outcomes

  • Raise public awareness and knowledge of human rights as an integral part of Australias democratic and civic culture

The research details a series of recent case studies in which Australian government actions have breached peoples human rights. The people featured, and many more like them, could have avoided this harm or obtained redress if we had a strong federal Human Rights Charter.

Caitlin Reiger, CEO, Human Rights Law Centre:

A federal Human Rights Charter is essential to preventing the next Robodebt-like failure and the harm it caused to so many. A Charter ensures that government decision-making respects our human rights, and empowers people to take action when they dont.

Human rights are the basic minimum standards of dignity, equality and respect to which all people are entitled to wherever they live and whoever they are. In ratifying seven international human rights treaties, the Australian government has committed to protecting these rights through its laws, policies and actions. However, we see every single day in aged care facilities, immigration detention centres and royal commission findings, these commitments alone are not enough to change outcomes.

A federal Charter will help prevent systemic rights abuses experienced by marginalised communities, hold public authorities accountable and build a rights respecting national culture.

December 2023 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Australia is lagging far behind our peers in bringing it into our domestic law. Australians do not yet enjoy comprehensive legal protection of our fundamental human rights. Its past time for concrete discussion of a draft Australian Charter of Human Rights, and we stand ready t...


Anyone elses internet running slow? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

For the past week or 2 Ive been dealing with some horrible internet. Usually its generally slow but then it would drop a lot lower Anyone else?

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Bombshell: Pfizer Employees Were Given Special Batch of Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pretty hard to dodge criminal intent when you do this.  It meant real knowledge of consequence. 

It is interesting that so much is leaking out about what actually took place.  Is is possible that the perps expected to have 4,000,000,000 dead now?  there would be no one left to really go after them.

Recall how many jews were left to go after the NAZIs.  All the NAZIs had to do was win and even knowing would have made no difference.

Strategically, we need to deliver a one million man army into Taiwan as an invasion force and also add a million man Indian army on the Viet nam border to confront the CCP while implimenting automatic banding for all CCP members. It may not come to that but this is also real.

Bombshell: Pfizer Employees Were Given Special Batch of Vaccine

In a shocking revelation during a Senate hearing in Australia, a Pfizer spokesperson revealed that the pharmaceutical giant had imported a special batch of COVID-19 vaccines solely for their employee vaccination programme.



The Past Haunts the Future: the Stability-Turmoil Dichotomy in Hun Sens Cambodia "IndyWatch Feed National"

An important step towards rectifying past injustices. That was how the Cambodian government described the agreed return of three 9th and 10th century bronze sculptures from Australia. The sculptures had been sold to the National Gallery of Australia by a British artefacts smuggler, having purportedly been looted from Cambodia in the mid-1990s. The sculptures are Continue reading "The Past Haunts the Future: the Stability-Turmoil Dichotomy in Hun Sens Cambodia"


Australia: Wild Video of Object Burning Up In Atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed National"

What was this? What an amazing sight over Richmond ? I don't know if #Meteor #Comet or #SpaceJunk #Melbourne Stewart Mason (@karmicstewii) August 7, 2023

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Anywhere to get Latin food ingredients? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

My friend who just moved here is from a latinx family and is in desperate search of a place that sells Latin groceries / ingredients. Does anyone know of anywhere that might have some?

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Have about eight hours to kill in downtown Cairns before a hotel check-in -- any suggestions for places to relax/people watch/shop? Any public showers? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Our flight arrives at dawn, but we won't be able to check in to our hotel until 2. Tbh we will probably be pretty wiped from our flight and have a meeting in the afternoon, so we are kind of looking for something chill to do while we wait.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! We were thinking of maybe showering up at the Esplanade's public showers at some point and maybe hang out around there for at least a few hours.

EDIT: Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Early check-in/dropping off bags isn't an option with our arrangement so it sounds like we are headed to the Esplanade to freshen up and relax. Looking forward to our time in Cairns! Coming from 38 degree weather in Japan so I'm pretty hyped atm..

EDIT 2: Back from our trip. Cairns is amazing, we loved it here and everyone was super kind. We hung out at the Esplanade, got some food, ate at Rotis and then Muddy's... sat next to the lagoon. The early morning birds in the area were awesome to watch and listen to. One of the best cities we've ever had the pleasure of visiting, can't wait to go back. Only complaint was how EXPENSIVE everything was! Coming from Japan it was quite a shock.

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No lumpy skin disease in Australian cattle "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Dalrymple cattle selling centre at Charters Towers, from where the now infected cattle originated, did not catch lumpy skin disease at these yards. Australian veterinarians say the cattle got infected after arriving in Indonesia. Australia is clean of LSD.


Relatively safe suburbs to live in Townsville? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi all! My partner and I are moving up to Townsville and figuring out which suburbs to look for to live.

Im slightly freaking out with the crime rate of Townsville and will obviously try my best to implement safety stuffs to avoid those car thieves and house break-ins but would love to get some insights from those who are already living up there or have lived there before.

Ive done a bit of research and have 4 places in mind so far: 1: Bushland beach 2: Mount Low 3: Annandale 4: Alice River

If anyone could let me know their opinions on these suburbs, anywhere else youd recommend and/or where youd think is the best thatll be great!

Although the crime rate may be high, Im sure its a lovely place to live and Im excited to be moving there!

Thank you so much in advance

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Blue-faced really enjoys juicy greens "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Blue-faced Honeyeater doesn't need telling twice to eat its greens. Insect in the Town Common, on the other hand,  guilty of an existential blue in being seen by a hungry bird. Mantid or katydid? Bird didn't care. I'm not sure.


What Time Was it 6 Hours Ago:Exploring the Past with a Simple Calculation "IndyWatch Feed National"

6 hours ago, the time was significantly different from what it is now. Time is a constantly moving entity, and understanding what time it was in the past can be intriguing. Whether youre trying to solve a puzzle or simply curious about the passage of time, knowing how to calculate the time from a few hours ago can come in handy.

To determine what time it was 6 hours ago, we need to subtract 6 hours from the current time. For example, if its currently 3:00 PM, subtracting 6 hours would give us 9:00 AM. However, keep in mind that this calculation assumes a consistent timezone without any adjustments for daylight saving time or other factors.

Its important to note that calculating the exact time from several hours ago may not always yield an accurate result due to various factors such as changes in timezone or daylight saving adjustments. Additionally, if you are unsure of your current timezone or dealing with multiple time zones, it may be helpful to consult an online tool or use a reliable clock app to get an accurate answer.

Understanding what time it was several hours ago can add an element of intrigue and curiosity to our daily lives. By employing simple calculations and considering potential variables like timezone adjustments, we can gain insight into how time has passed and appreciate its ever-changing nature. So next time you find yourself wondering about the past hour count back six who knows what interesting information you might uncover!

Determining the current time can be a simple task with just a bit of calculation. Whether youre trying to figure out what time it was 6 hours ago or any other specific time in relation to the present, there are a few steps you can follow.

First, its essential to know the current time accurately. You can do this by checking your clock, watch, or any reliable source that provides the exact time. Once you have the current time in hand, youre ready to move on to the next step.

Next, consider that each hour consists of 60 minutes and each minute has 60 seconds. To determine what time it was exactly 6 hours ago, subtract 6 from the current hour. For example, if its currently 2 PM, subtracting 6 hours would give us 8 AM.

However, we also need to take into account any additional minutes that have passed since the last whole hour. Lets say its currently 2:30 PM. In this case, we subtract 6 hours from the hour component (2 6 = -4), which results in a negative value for our answer (-4:30). To convert this negative value into its equivalent positive form and determine what time it was exactly 6 hours ago with minutes accounted for, we add 12 (the number of hours in a day) to our answer (-4 +12 =8). So at precisely -4:30 PM today, six hours ago would be at around 8 AM.

Keep in mind that these calculations assume a standard format of using AM and PM notation for timekeeping. If you prefer using military or international standard time (24-hour cloc...


Restoring Trust Bill unveiled: crossbench step towards transparency and accountability in Australia's elections welcomed "IndyWatch Feed National"

<p class="">Charities welcomed Kate Chaney MPs positive step towards shining a light on secret donations by introducing the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Restoring Trust) Bill 2023 (Cth) (Restoring Trust Bill) to the House of Representatives on 7 August 2023.</p> <p class="">The Restoring Trust Bill proposes thirteen changes to electoral and political donation laws, aimed at bolstering democratic integrity and rebuilding public trust in the electoral process. This Bill represents ongoing efforts by the parliamentary crossbench to strengthen electoral rules, ensuring that politicians act with integrity and in the public interest and that voters have a meaningful choice at the ballot box.</p> <p class="">Charities, through the #OurDemocracy alliance, have long been campaigning for many of the reforms reflected in the bill, including banning lies in political advertising, lowering the disclosure threshold and expanding the definition of gift to include political fundraising dinners and membership fees. These reforms are critical to shining a light on secret donations and the pay-to-play tactics used by harmful industries and wealthy individuals.</p> <p class="">The #OurDemocracy alliance warned, however, that extending real time donation disclosure to third parties will suppress their advocacy, for little public interest benefit. The administrative burden on charities engaging in advocacy in the lead up to elections is already significant; adding the risk of penalties for getting the laws wrong, will discourage charities from speaking up at a crucial time for public debate. </p> <p class="">The groups also raised concerns that the narrow category of those having their political donations capped, would leave loopholes open to exploitation by harmful industries and wealthy donors. While the groups applauded the intent, mechanisms for limiting money in the political system need careful scrutiny. </p> <p class="">Importantly, the Restoring Trust Bill also seeks to level the playing field so that new entrants can meaningfully contest those seeking re-election, who enjoy the name recognition and public funding that come with being in parliament.</p> <p class="">The charities congratulate Kate Chaney on her efforts to restore trust and integrity in our electoral system. </p> <p class=""><strong>Quotes attributed to Saffron Zomer, Executive Director of the Australian Democracy Network:</strong></p> <p class="">"This Bill is an important step towards rebuilding trust in our electoral system through greater transparency. <a href="" target="_blank"><span>40% of donations</span></a> at the last election were not disclosed, and shining a light on these secret donations is critical to unveiling the pay-to-play tactics of the fossil fuel, alcohol, property devel...


Press F# for neo-Nazi Keyboard Warrior David Hiscox "IndyWatch Feed National"

Briefly: David Hiscox, the editor and publisher of neo-Nazi blog XYZ, announced on the weekend that he intends to quit publishing. Its unclear precisely why, after so many years, Hiscox has decided now is the time to stop promoting neo-Nazism, Continue reading


Battle for justice rages on over dirty US election deeds "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS UPDATE AUG. 9TH: Some 9000 votes from election day 2022 remain uncounted in Maricopa County and supporters of Kari Lake have filed a special action in the Arizona Supreme Court requesting a new trial to present evidence that irrefutably proves that Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh received more votes than his opponent []


Printer problems: what remains of our printing industry and why it matters "IndyWatch Feed National"

The first thing to mention is that printing is important. Really important. More important than youre thinking. At their best, printers are an integrated section of the book publishing industry, staffed by highly skilled professionals passionate and understanding of what it is exactly theyre doing on a cultural level.

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Welcoming right-wing New Zealanders into the Palestine Laboratory "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was recently interviewed by New Zealands popular Newstalk ZB radio network while in Auckland. Normally its a right-wing outlet but my conversation with host John Cowan was friendly. It was partly about my life and new book, The Palestine Laboratory.

The interview was broadcast last night and features today in the New Zealand Herald newspaper, where they used photos of me taken many years ago :).

Heres the interview:

Read the full article here:  Real Life: Shift among Jews as they question support of Israel amid Palestine conflict author

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Jeddah summit on Ukraine and the important role of the BRICS nations "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

After a two-day summit in Saudi Arabias Jeddah, the representatives of 42 countries agreed to support a third round of talks to find a framework that will lead to peace in Ukraine. No definite result came about. The Western block, led by the United States and Great Britain, continues to press for a Russian surrender. This is the stumbling block.

This is what lies behind the failure of the June summit in Copenhagen.

A new factor this time was the involvement of China and three other members of the BRICS block. These others are India, Brazil, and South Africa. They are pushing in a different direction. BRICS is heading for a major increase in its member nations at its coming August meeting in South Africa.

Talking at the Jeddah summit

In the face of this process of global realignment and failure on the battlefield, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is being pushed to the negotiating table.

At the first summit in Copenhagen in June, Zelensky signed an agreement, which was promptly torn up by his backers. Despite not having his own plan accepted, he remained upbeat about the result, suggesting that he hoped this would lead to a peace summit of world leaders.

The United States, which did send its representatives to Jaddah, has not released a response, suggesting there has not yet been a shift in goal of a Russia surrender. This is not going to happen.  

A major stumbling block is that on the insistence of Zelensky and his backers, Russia was not invited to the summit. Without Russias involvement there can be no agreement and an end to the fighting. Russia must be involved. On top of this, Russia has long been calling for a ceasefire. But one that addresses its key concerns, the NATO threat on its borders, and the mistreatment of the Russian speaking population in Ukraine.   

Kyivs backers and masters, know they cant win on the battlefield and are trying to regain a diplomatic initiative, to get the world behind a peace plan that will deliver them terms that come closest to meeting their aims, Russian withdrawal and offering nothing in return.

Achieving this objective isnt going to be possible. The world hasnt been convinced, and for Kyiv continues to do badly on the battlefield. The promised offensive failed, the casualties have been enormous, there is a shortage of weapons and munitions, and the world is getting war weary.

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A united voice for organic industry "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leading figures in the organic industry in discussions in Adelaide in July. From left, Mike Brown (AOL), Ben Copeman (SXC), Iain Scholes (AOL), Mark Shaw (ACO), Didi Lo (AOL), Niki Ford (AOL), Peter Podolinsky (BDRI), Mark Anderson (NCO), David Keens (AOL), Sue Armstrong (BDRI), Carolyn Suggate (ORICOOP), John LePlastrier (NCO), Tim Marshall (NASAA), Wayne shields (ACO), Alex Mitchell (NASAA), Simon Jones (OCAA). Front: Brendan Hoare (BuyPure NZ). Photo supplied.

Eleven organisations are coming together to form the Organic Industry Discussion Group (OIDG) to advance the interests of the organic sector, including the pursuit of domestic regulation.

The OIDG brings together all of Australias certification bodies and key industry groups in one forum, the include: ACO Certification Ltd (ACO); Australian Organic Limited (AOL); Bio Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI); Certified Organic Biodynamic Western Australia (COBWA); National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA); NASAA Certified Organic (NCO); Organic and Regenerative Investment Co-operative (ORICOOP); Organic Consumers Association Australia (OCAA); Organic Food Chain (OFC); Organic Industries of Australia (OIA), and; Southern Cross Certified (SXC).

The industry is stronger together

A high-level secretariat will be resourced by AOL, NASAA and OIA, and AOL Chair, Mike Brown, said it comes with the recognition that the industry is stronger together. Weve got committed, intelligent people who are passionate about organics coming together as a collective to identify opportunities and pathways for the future which is incredibly positive, said Mr Brown

Our role is to bring organic to the forefront and show the benefits of how we farm because, without doubt, organic is the gold standard for sustainability.

NASAA Chair, Tim Marshall, who has been working in organic certification and standards for almost four decades, said it was the most promising development in industry representation in years.

The important goal of domestic regulation

It is really important to gather with a uniform voice for the important goal of domestic regulation and to give us the mechanism and structure to talk to federal and state governments.

Australia remains the only nation in the OECD without domestic regulation of its organic industry meaning there is no legislated defi...


Corrupt judge Walter Sofronoff, who faces up to 6 months jail and owns a plane at Toowoomba airport, has gone into hiding "IndyWatch Feed National"

Walter Sofronoff has gone into hiding after illegally leaking the ACT Inquiry Report to Bruce Lehrmanns favourite propagandist at News Corps The Australian Janet Albrechtsen and the ABC even before he handed []


Albanese is the Global Corporatocracys regional man doing the bidding of Transnational psychopaths "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

This is what the Transnational Corporations are after with the Voice referendum From Stephen Reason On March 23, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese teared up at times, while introducing the referendum question and the principles of the Voice. It is doubtful that this weaselling-dunderhead feels anything for the First Nations Peoples, and that such emotion []


Perfect day trip for a wedding present? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

My mum is getting married and heading to Cairns for her honeymoon. My siblings and I are thinking about buying a day package as a wedding present - I did look at helicopter flights but it's a bit too far out of our budget range (seems like the going rate is $800 for 2 people). I've also looked at a Fitzroy Island snorkelling trip which is definitely in budget but wondering if it's exciting enough.

Any other recommendations please? I'd like it to be a day package where everything is already sorted for them.

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Uneasy path to Treaty for Qld LNP "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Queensland LNP state conference has exposed the dysfunction over Indigenous policy. Littleprouds no treaty with Indigenous people conflicts with Crisafullis support for the Queensland governments Path to Treaty.

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David is a full time Queensland carer for his son and in quiet times contributes to NoFibs.


Cairns News Voice poll result "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Our poll greeted an influx that caused the system to crash in the first 20 minutes. Result up to that crash was 2989 NO votes and not one YES vote Unable to continue that site a second site was introduced to allow voting to continue Result by 9.30am today 860 NO votes and 3 []


(Re-Built?) SIL Aviation (PNG) Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III P2-SIL Calls into CQ Airports Heading North - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

<p><p><p>On <b><i>Sunday 23 July</i></b>, it appears that Papua New Guinea registered Summer Institute of Linguistics Aviation (SIL Aviation) Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III P2-SIL passed through some Central Queensland Airports while flying from Redcliffe to PNG.</p> <div><br></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class= "tr-caption-container" style= "margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href= "" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src= "" width="320"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div style="text-align: center;"><br></div> <div>It looked to fly up from Redcliffe to Gladstone Airport and then Mackay Airport before continuing to Townsville and Cairns.</div> <div><br></div> <div><b>UPDATE!</b>  P2-SIL continued North from Cairns on <b><i>Wednesday 26 July</i></b>.</div> <div><br></div> <div>Of interest, P2-SIL crashed in PNG in October 2022 and it is assumed that the helicopter has been re-built Redcliffe and was returning home.</div> <div><br></div> <div>While on <b><i>Monday 24 July</i></b>, another helicopter in the form of Helicorp (Toll) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-XIU "Rescue 902" flew in from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and landed at the Rockhampton Base Hospital.  It then returned to Camp Growl within the Training Area.</div> <div><br></div> <div>Also on <b><i>Monday 24 July</i></b>, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TQI arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and Maryborough Airport.  It then flew out to Middlemount Aerodrome before returning to Rockhampton Airport.  VH-TQI then departed to Lady Elliot Island.</div> <div><br></div> <div> <div>Great Western Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-XGV visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmic...


Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle The Australian franchise of the Trumpist Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is meeting on August 1920 at the Star Event Centre in Sydney. One of Australias most Continue reading


Looking to meet people "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hey hope everyone is good, I moved to cairns (northern beaches) last year and hoping to meet some new people. Im 28, I enjoy catching up over a beer, fishing, getting outdoors. Not a gym goer but would be keen on doing some kind of exercising (walking, biking etc) with someone.

Anyone keen please feel free to message me, happy to catch up with anyone, any age Im very easy going

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What is burning in these things? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

What is burning in these things?

Smells great. Dinnner at watergate surrounded by these things. Going to get flashbacks from the smell. But what is it?

Thanks for answering my other toll road post. You guys are awesome.

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Uncovering the truth about Covids origin: a timeline "IndyWatch Feed National"

One researcher wrote of fellow scientists: After discussions earlier today, Eddie, Bob, Mike and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory.
Frantic emails and Slack messages reveal how alarm turned to suspicion and then cover-up among scientists scrambling to understand Covid-19s origin.

November 11-17, 2019

The World Health Organisations Scientific Advisory Group for Origins of Novel Pathogens reports an outbreak of influenza in Wuhan, according to senior US health official Bob Kadlec.


Intelligence passed to US agencies by a foreign government reveals several researchers at a laboratory in the biggest city in Wuhan are sick with a virus and some have been hospitalised. Some of the symptoms are indicative of Covid-19, including a loss of taste and smell, while others are consistent with seasonal flus and viruses.

January 31, 2020

US president Donald Trump bans flights from China to the US as a highly infectious virus

takes hold in China.

Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, emails British medical researcher Jeremy Farrar to say:

Jeremy, I just got off the phone with Kristian Andersen and he related to me his

concern about the Furine [sic] site mutation in the spike protein of the currently

circulating 2019-nCoV I told him that as soon as possible he and Eddie Holmes

should get a group of evolutionary biologists together to examine carefully the data

to determine if his concerns are validated. He should do t...


The Foist is Falling Apart "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Prime Minister of Australia (AAP Mick Tsikas)

J.G.Olsen / Financial Expositor

One thing can be said in favour of the two-party system, that is that it caters very well to the intellectual feebleness of the electorate taken as a whole. Operating somewhere within the limits of that dichotomy appears to be a requirement for most agendas to succeed.

We have now a failing ALP government whose members are becoming more panicked and desperate every day, thanks mostly to their The Voice concoction, the drowning economy, and the previous bi-partisan virus hysteria.

The opposition leader, Peter Dutton, is most conspicuous for having softened his image with an oversized pair of black-rimmed spectacles, but this is not the most interesting thing about him in this situation. The most interesting thing is that he was formerly a cop. Dutton left the Queensland Police in 1999, having achieved the rank of detective senior constable after about ten years of service. He worked in the local vice squad and with the National Crime Authority. Quoting the NCA Chairman of that era, We are dealing with the most evil, calculating and manipulative people who have significant financial resources and good reason to stop us in our work or harm us as individuals.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was given a Legion of Merit military medal by President Trump for leadership in addressing global challenges, in other words for reasons which were perhaps not completely clear. The late Japanese PM Abe and current Indian PM Modi also received one. These latter two are not renowned for co-operating with Operation Warp Speed and Abe seems to have paid the price for his stance, in a rigged and very phoney televised assassination drama. India is naturally resistant to Big Pharma, partly because of the expense, partly because of strong traditions and partly because the destructive modern diet has not intruded so much into the traditional Indian diet, as yet.

Lets have a look at some of the evidence suggesting that Australia could perchance be so lucky, as Americas most devoted ally, to be used as a detonator to help bring down Deep State elements around the world.

Morrison tried to bring local TV celebrity Pastor Brian Ho...


Toll road "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Just got pinged for a transurban toll on the car rental.

We've driven from cairns, to karundah. Innisfail. Then up North to port Douglas, on to Cape Tribulation, and back to Palm Cove.

NFI where this would have been. Thoughts?

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Bruce Lehrmann outs himself as a serial rapist by failing to sue media over other alleged rape victims "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brittany Higgins and Bruce LehrmannBruce Lehrmann has at least 2 other alleged rape victims, but he has not sued them for defamation or sued the media who have published reports about their alleged rapes by Bruce []

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tv repair "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

hi everyone! any recommendations where can i get my kogan tv to be repaired? it's broken, only has sound but no picture. can see some glowing lights on the screen but other than that it's just pitch black. no warranty as i bought it last year. appreciate any recommendations, thanks!

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The Climate Dice Are Loaded. Now, A New Frontier? "IndyWatch Feed National"

If youve never stopped to wonder what the term loaded dice means, literally speaking, it refers to rigging a game so youre more likely to get a pre-determined outcome. One side of the die is weighed slightly with, say, lead, which ensures that the opposite side of the die comes up more often than any other. In a climate context, a loaded die refers to well, Ill let Dr James Hansen, the Father of Climate Change Awareness explain that to you. Dr Hansen came to world prominence in 1988, when he warned US Congress of the dangers of pumping carbon into the atmosphere. Along with co-authors Drs Makiko Sato and Reto Ruedy, Dr Hanson recently published a new paper entitled  The Climate Dice Are Loaded. Now, A New Frontier? Its been adapted, with permission, for publication in New Matilda.

Prominent US environmental journalist Andy Revkin recently asked whether the climate dice have become more loaded in the last 15 years. Climate dice were defined in 1988, after we realized that the next cool summer may cause the public to discount human-caused climate change.

The answer is yes, the dice are more loaded as we will explain via the shifting bell curve (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: The shifting bell curve for Northern Hemisphere land in the summer.

The shift is large enough that most people notice the change, but that doesnt prevent a person with a bias from taking the cool June in the US this year (Fig. 2) as proof that global warming predictions were wrong and, of course, a loose cannon on Twitter has done just that.

Thats nonsense, of course. On global average, June 2023 was easily the warmest June in the historical record, as we illustrate below.

Figure 2: Surface temperature anomaly (C) in June 2023 relative to 1951-1980 June mean.

What to do about loose cannons? Censor them? Bad idea. Censorship leads to enforced conformity, which has more serious consequences than loose cannons. Conformity leads to dogma, which is anti-science.

For example, belief that we can still solve the climate problem via just greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Or belief that borrowing enough money from our...


Celtic game "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Is there anywhere in the cbd showing the Celtic game tonight ?

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AHPRA Intimidated Practitioners, Censored Critical Thinking and Science "IndyWatch Feed National"

[Editors Note: Another excellent letter from Elizabeth Hart.]

by Elizabeth Hart


For the attention of:

  • Martin Fletcher, CEO, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Anne Tonkin, Chair, Medical Board of Australia

Please forward this email to all Members of the 15 National Boards who approved the AHPRA Position Statement 9 March 2021 (Please see the list of current Members at the bottom of this email.)

Copied to: Matthew Hardy, AHPRA National Director Notifications (Re Notification Ref. No. 00531213 re Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly)

Dear Martin Fletcher, Anne Tonkin and Members of the 15 National Boards

The AHPRA Position Statement 9 March 2021 is effectively a mandate for health practitioners to comply with the then Morrison Governments plan for a compulsory Covid-19 vaccination policy, for Covid vaccination to be as mandatory as you can possibly make it, as announced by Scott Morrison in August 2020.

On what authority do AHPRA and the Members of the 15 National Boards dictate to health practitioners on Covid-19 vaccination policy, impacting on health decisions for millions of people, including children? 

Have Members of the National Boards breached codes of conduct by demanding health practitioners support the Morrison Governments Covid-19 vaccination policy, a mass population vaccination rollout which has violated the legal and ethical obligation for voluntary informed consent for vaccination?

Its important to have transparency and accountability for the people responsible for the AHPRA Position Statement, because it appears whoever initiated, authored, and approved this document has little or no knowledge of the obligation for voluntary informed consent for vaccination, despite the fact AHPRA acknowledges this requirement in...

Friday, 04 August


Ingham / Charters or Ayr Restaurants "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Looking for some ideas on the best places to have a feed outside of the local surrounds of the 'ville.

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Talking the Palestine laboratory with Kiwi Catholics "IndyWatch Feed National"

During my recent book tour in New Zealand for The Palestine Laboratory, I was interviewed by Ann Hassan for Tui Motu InterIsland, an independent, Catholic, monthly magazine.

We spoke about Jewish identity, Israel/Palestine, Jewish theocracy and my book:

The post Talking the Palestine laboratory with Kiwi Catholics appeared first on Antony Loewenstein.


Is It Too Late To Rescue America From the Cesspit? "IndyWatch Feed National"

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan (source Seattle Medium)

[An email from G5]

by G5

This is Obamatite Tanya Chutkin (no idea where names come from), formerly with Hunter Bidens defence team (fantasyland filings). NO TOKEN HERE.

Appointed to hear latest Trump indictment. No terrified election interference here.

Rigid to the doctrine of America becoming a dictatorial fun park.

As the great intellectual power Pelosis mania; triggered by Trump hide and seek over his already available tax filings; to produce such documents; she opened the door for Congress to view the filings of others. The old two-edged sword syndrome.

Which is how Conspiracy Theorists are yet again shown to be perfectly correct, by the exposed corruption of Dem and allied alleged representatives of The People.

Similarly the current Chutkinization, has delivered Trump, subpoena powers, to pull the Dems, their owners and paymasters apart.

It also blows out January 6 as The People protesting at the Pence-Schumer controlled Senate fraud validating a fake election count to seat Joe and The Hoe as the administration.

Trump returned as the sitting nineteenth President of The United States Constitutional Republic and forty-fifth President of the former United States Corporation: will see all fraudulent convictions struck out, restitutions paid, and those guilty of the frauds, brought to account.

It will also see special prosecutors appointed for Deep State actors, their owners and The Dem Crime Families. Military Tribunals being swifter for those qualifying.

It will also see the return of The JFK Agenda immediately preceding his Bush (Scherff) NAZI CIA Murder: for the closure of The Fed and The CIA.

Trump to extend the previous to include the metastasized: FBI, IRS, DHS and CDC; and their allied tentacles.

I have previously written of the restructuring of all government departments, agencies, and privately owned contractors and entities

Eight attempts by Dem Corrupt Tyrannical Deep State interests to murder Trump have to date failed. This started in 2016 with The Bush-Clinton-Obama-Biden Consortium.

My view is: Trump returned in 2024 is too late.

As I have written: the last opportunity to retrieve America from drowning in its cesspit was 2017. He was swerved by the corrupt he trustingly appointed about him, and the outcomes became as they would.


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The recent French 'webinar' on UAP optical features/signatures "IndyWatch Feed National"

A global issue

Sometimes people forget that the study of UAP is a global issue, and not just centred in the United States of America. I have previously reported on the work of the SIGMA2 Technical Commission of L'Association Aeronautique et Astronautique de France (3AF for short) which is a learned body of the aerospace industry in France. In the clamour surrounding the U.S. Congressional activity re UAP, an event was held on 16 June 2023, both in person in Paris, France and via the internet, put on by SIGMA2.The webinar was organised to discuss the topic of the optical features/signatures of UAP, in order to learn what data exists and how best to collect future data.

The webinar was opened by Luc Dini, Chair of SIGMA2, and followed by an address by Alain Juilet,  former head of the French Foreign Intelligence Service; who two years ago, revealed his interest in UAP.


A number of individuals then provided input on the webinar's theme of the optical features/signatures of UAP. Namely;

Dr. Beatriz Villarroel, on "Searches for Extraterrestrial Probes near the Earth with the VASCO and EXOPROBE Projects."

Home - Beatriz Villarroel

Professor Massimo Teodorani, "A Second Life for Project Hessdalen."



All The Presidents Mess: Read The Actual Trump Indictments (So Far) "IndyWatch Feed National"

For the third time in as many months, Donald J Trump, the 45th president of the United States of America, has been charged with a crime.

Well, dozens of crimes, actually.

Trump is the first president in US history to face a criminal indictment before, during or after a term in office. Currently, he is facing 84 separate charges, across three distinct criminal matters:

  • Allegations that he illegally paid hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, and disguised the funds as something other than campaign expenditures;
  • Allegations that he illegally withheld top secret and classified documents, and showed those documents to people without appropriate clearances, and additionally that he obstructed justice by ordering staff to delete video surveillance footage of attempts to conceal those documents from government officials; and
  • Allegations that he conspired with at least six others to fraudulently alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, and prevent the inauguration of the rightfully elected president Joe Biden.

A fourth indictment, from Georgia, is expected in the coming weeks. Its expected to detail separate and specific allegations of electoral fraud, meaning Trump will be facing four separate criminal trials in the lead-up to him contesting the 2024 presidential election.

Thus far, those pending criminal matters appear not only to have not dented Trumps standing in the eyes of many Americans, but theyve actually bolstered his electoral fortunes, with numerous polls indicating bumps in his popularity every time hes been charged.

According to US polling gurus FiveThirtyEight, just over half the population of US voters have a negative impression of Trump, while

Currently, Trump and President Biden are neck-and-neck in polling, according to the New York Times.

Democracy Now!, an independent media outlet based in New York City, provides a good overview of the issue so far, with a focus on the latest charges, which relate to Trumps alleged attempts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election result.

Below are each of the indictments (the second indictment has two documents, including a superceding indictment released last week which added additional charges against Mr Trump...


Dumped tyres a growing problem "IndyWatch Feed National"

The 10 per cent of tyres not accounted for is causing a lot of trouble. Photo supplied.

Australia on average generates over 450,000 tonnes of used tyres annually, and after the end of lockdowns this figure is growing. Some estimate 500,000 tonnes of used tyres were generated in 2021-22.

Not all these tyres are recycled, and off-road tyres are a particular problem. National used tyre recovery rates have stalled at under 70 per cent, falling to 64 per cent in 2021-22, the lowest level in years. Persistently low recovery of off-the-road (OTR) tyres is a major contributor to Australias stalling recovery rate, with little evidence to suggest this is going to change anytime soon.

90 per cent of passenger, bus and truck tyres recovered

Australia can be proud of the close to 90 per cent of passenger, bus and truck tyres the nation recovers, but reducing the remaining 10 per cent gap is critical to achieving national waste reduction goals, reducing carbon emissions and deterring tyre eco-hazards in the future.

Data shows that unrecovered tyres (around 5.7 million unrecovered passenger tyres alone) pose an unacceptable eco-hazard and, until we eliminate illegal dumping, stockpiling and rogue waste operators, we run the risk of going backwards.

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) CEO Lina Goodman, says theres a misguided and, arguably, dangerous belief, that we have done enough in the recovery of passenger, bus and truck tyres. That the job is done. That there is nothing to see here, but this couldnt be further from the truth.

Snap Send Solve

Data provided by Snap Send Solve shows that, on any given day, there are at least eight reports of tyres dumped on the side of the road, in a creek, or the bush around Australia, with local government and communities bearing the brunt of costs and risks.

Were not talking about bottles and aluminium cans that are easy to put in a wheelie bin, transport, and process. Tyres, like mattresses, are another logistics ball game altogether.

TSA reports that the reality for local councils and communities is that 10 per cent of passenger, bus and truck tyres unrecovered equates to 5.7 million passenger tyres not being collected each year.

This is greater than the population of Queensland and the cost is shouldered by ratepayers, as local councils are left with precarious and costly clean-ups of illegally du...

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