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Thursday, 23 March


Pionair Australia (Skyforce Cargo) British Aerospace BAe 146-200QT VH-SFV Calls into Longreach Airport - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Saturday 11 March, Pionair Australia (Skyforce Cargo) British Aerospace BAe 146-200QT VH-SFV was noted visiting Longreach Airport twice while on a closed freight charter flight from Brisbane to The Monument (a.k.a. Phosphate Hill Airport) in Western Queensland.

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It flew as SFZ914/915 and later departed Longreach Airport for Bankstown.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 11 March, Gulf Aircraft Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-PYO looked to also depart Longreach Airport but for Caloundra.  It seems to have arrived a couple of days prior.

Central Highlands Aerial Services (CHAS) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMZ flew back from Adelaide (Parafield) via Charleville Airport to its Emerald landing site.  It looked to have flown down there to South Australia last year!

And Stirling Helicopters Eurocopter AS350B3 Squirrel helicopter VH-EUM flew up from Redcliffe to Bundaberg Airport, The Old Station, Rockhampton Airport, the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour and finally, Mareeba.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 12 March, VH-EUM continued up to Papua New Guinea (PNG) via a few stops in Far North Queensland.

Finally, also on Saturday 11 March, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-UQA completed a sports charter into Rockhampton Airport from and back to Cairns as UTY3385/6.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" called into Rockhampton Airport, arriving from Brisbane and Toowoomba (Wellcamp) and later departing to Townsville.

Photo taken by 'TM' 


Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 Bizjet VH-LXZ "Navair 131" Calls into Mackay Airport - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Wednesday 8 March, Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ as "Navair 131" visited Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Cessnock.

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While McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 bizjet VH-SUY visited Emerald Airport from the Sunshine Coast and Archerfield. 

And overnight and in the wee small hours of Wednesday 8 March, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  It arrived from Townsville and later departed to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 8 March, Nebrean P/L Hawker Beechcraft B200GT Super King Air 250 VH-JHP was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  It looked to arrive from Toowoomba and Orange before later departing to Tennant Creek. 

UPDATE!  On Thursday 9 March, VH-JHP was photographed above arriving back into Rockhampton Airport from Tennant Creek before it then departed to Orange and back to Toowoomba.



Capital Jet Charter (Canberra) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-STE Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Friday 10 March, the visiting Capital Jet Charter (Canberra) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-STE was photographed as it rested on the General Aviation (GA) Apron at Rockhampton Airport.  It later departed to Toowoomba and Canberra.

VH-STE had arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Canberra and Toowoomba earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 10 March, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK flew into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville.  It then departed to Brisbane before returning to Rockhampton Airport and then back to Townsville and Cairns.

Finally, also spotted at Rockhampton Airport, also on Friday 10 March, was Heli-Aust Whitsundays (Mackay) Eurocopter EC135 P2 helicopter VH-ZGZ.  

It looked to fly up from Gladstone Airport and then later depart to the Hay Point Coal Loading Terminal, South of Mackay.

Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman 


The Covert War on Old People "IndyWatch Feed National"

J.G. Olsen / Financial Expositor

Decades ago some passing Melbourne Uni student wrote on a wall in Carlton, We are being farmed. The truth is simple but there is much cunning detail involved in the reality.

We are now seeing hyper-efficient human resource management being put into place. Old people are trouble so its out with them, and in with the new people, their reward for compliance is that they can come into Australia from anywhere to displace local Useless Eaters.

Hot desking is not just for offices, its a lifestyle now, nomadism is back in vogue so you are deployed here or there, for maximum effectiveness. Accommodation is available from web apps such as Stayz, which ad...


Ambassador Weirdo's first video: Anyone got the odds him losing his shit ? "IndyWatch Feed National" AmboRudd??? AmboWeirdo more like. Be nice if AmboWeirdo sticks. Here's AmboWeirdo's world premiere AmboWeirdo Launch video: Great first few days on the job meeting the @AusintheUS Embassy team. Kevin Rudd AC (@AmboRudd) March 22, 2023 Here's one of his earlier diplomatic triumphs. AmboWeirdo. Tell all your friends!...



Lining up the staff to clap you in front of the cameras. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Left will pull any trick. Getting public servants to act as extras for the ABC and press pals, and clap the Prime Minister walking from his referendum press conference ... Wow. Amazing how many Canberra media lemmings accepted this as reality. It's called a photo op. A taxpayer funded...


Best wedding singers in Townsville "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Looking to organize some live music for a wedding in June, can anyone recommend a good wedding singers in the Townsville region?

Looking for some nice acoustic sounds for an early set and then maybe a old rock or country band for later in the evening.

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The gift of giving: happiness-altruism connection "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Australia has ranked 12, while Finland sits at number 1 when it comes to happiest countries across the globe, according to the 2023 World Happiness Report, released earlier this week.

Despite disruption to social and emotional lives during the crux of the pandemic years, more people reported acts of everyday kindness like helping a stranger, donating to charity and volunteering than pre-Covid times. The report says acts of kindness and altruism have been linked to greater happiness and wellbeing.

So, what are some of the key factors of altruism? And what is it about helping others that leads to greater feelings of wellbeing and purpose? The Wires Emma Wotzke spoke with Senior Lecturer at University of Queenslands School of Psychology Dr Michael Noetel to find out more.

Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Dr Michael Noetel Senior Lecturer at University of Queenslands School of Psychology, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 23 March 2023

The post The gift of giving: happiness-altruism connection appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Harmony Day and whitewashing cultural narratives "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

This year, the Australian Government decided to extend Harmony Day to Harmony Week.  

However, across the world, 21 March is known as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a day of mourning which the United Nations says is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid.  

According to the UN, the day marks the beginning of a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination. 

So why are we clinging onto Harmony Day, a Howard-era rebranding of this global solidarity movement to end racism? We speak to National director of Democracy in Colour Neha Madhok to find out more.  

Image: Image courtesy via Wikimedia Commons

Produced By: Anisha Pillarisetty

Featured In Story: Neha Madhok national director of Democracy of Colour

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 23 March 2023

The post Harmony Day and whitewashing cultural narratives appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Pride in Protest calls for solidarity following Sydney protestors being rushed by mob "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Reports have emerged that further corroborate allegations that a group of queer rights protestors were attacked by a mob in Sydneys south-west. 

The small group, from Community Action for Rainbow Rights, were gathering to rally against New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Lathams policies targeting transgender people outside a church where he was speaking. 

This comes days after a group showing up for trans rights clashed with anti-transgender campaigners outside of Victorias Parliament, following a talk by controversial UK gender activist Kellie-Jay Keen. During this incident, a group of around 30 men marched down Spring Street repeatedly performing the nazi salute.  

The Wire speaks to Charlie Murphy from grassroots organisation Pride in Protest about the blatant, rising wave of transphobia and violence towards marginalised groups.

Image: Image courtesy of Pride in Protest

Produced By: Anisha Pillarisetty

Featured In Story: Charlie Murphy Member of Pride in Protest

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 23 March 2023

The post Pride in Protest calls for solidarity following Sydney protestors being rushed by mob appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Urgent action needed for SA rental affordability "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Concerns around rental affordability and housing insecurity in South Australia continue to rise as the state reaches 17 000 people on the waiting list for public housing with 4000 in category 1.

A new report from a peak South Australian welfare body has ranked state electorates in metropolitan Adelaide by rental affordability impact calling for the SA MPs representing the worst-hit areas to spearhead urgent action to ease the burden for renters. The Wire looks further into the unfolding rental crisis in the state.  

Image: Image courtesy of Unsplash: Tom Rumble

Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Ros Womersley CEO of South Australian Council Of Social Service, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 23 March 2023

The post Urgent action needed for SA rental affordability appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Places in Cairns showing Australia vs Ecuador soccer game Friday night? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

In Cairns briefly and wouldnt mind maybe watching it on the big screen outside of my hotel room somewhere. Anyone know a good place that wouldnt be super loud?

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Afghanistan veteran Major Andy Cullen (Retd) and his message to the Chief of the Defence Force. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Retired @AustralianArmy Major and war veteran Andy Cullen's message for General Angus Campbell @CDF_Aust in response to the latter's PR war against his own: "How's recruitment in the ADF going at the moment? I'd be surprised if you could get *anyone* to sign up ..."#auspol Stuart McCarthy (@StuartMcCarthy_)...


Pauline Hanson with the disgraceful, divisive secret truth behind Albanese's voice "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to Dave Simmons for the tip, he writes: LEAD????? THIS IS A LEAD Michael! Pauline Hanson has just disclosed a Federal Government Aboriginal group created an 11 point plan that was found in Woden Cafe in Canberra. This is explosive...


Sunny Coaster needs advice on where to move to... "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Sunny Coaster here. I've been in Melbourne looking after a dying parent for more years than expected and by the time i've returned to the coast - it's gone from a 150,000 population to 300,000 and is full of southerners - everything I loved about living there feels lost. Hoping to move further north to regain some space and quiet although I am in no doubt it's grown there too.

Looking for a quarter acre or so. Lots of tree's and silence. I don't want to see or hear neighbours too close to the home - not being rude - just value the quiet. Happy to be 30+ mins from the city but would like water closer. I am an avid fisherman and gardener so land to start a huge veggie patch is top of the list. Couple in our 40s - no kids and no need for schools or any of that crap. Just quiet - a shop or 2 nearby and Rusty's on the weekend is fine for us.

I'm thinking of outskirts suburbs like the back end of Redlynch/Smithfield + Kerrawa - keeping west of the highway without heading as deep inland as Kuranda as I hear the road getting in and out of that place is a nightmare?!

I'm heading up for a quick reccie trip in a couple of weeks - I was wondering if there are other areas you can suggest I check out.

Cheers heaps for your time

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What is wrong with this woman? "IndyWatch Feed National"

What do you call a woman that acts like this? Meanwhile in Melbourne (@meanwhileinau) March 23, 2023


Permanent, constitutional change is not a job for blithering idiots and their 'feelings' "IndyWatch Feed National"

It's black letter, L.A.W. Binding law. In this case binding constitutional law with no idea about its future consequences. It creates two classes of Australians, based on race. It's wrong. It's a no from me.


Matt Walsh has quite the way with words. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The quintessence of etymological exactitude. Do you agree with Matt Walsh? Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis (@DrLoupis) March 22, 2023


Great to be in a country with good free broadband again! "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is the free instore broadband at a Thai cafe at Nay Yang beach, Phuket. Wifi is free, cappuccino about $2 - fast no hassle broadband, priceless.


Bus driver has sudden heart attack - 13YO boy grabs wheel and save busload of children "IndyWatch Feed National"

School bus driver suffers heart attack and 13-year-old gets behind the wheel and saves all children's lives Great Videos (@Enezator) March 22, 2023 Where was he when the Liberals needed him?


Why gender essentialism is a white supremacist ideology "IndyWatch Feed National"

The idea that these neo-Nazis are just cosplayers, attempt by numerous lone wolves and paramilitary groups to seize control of multiple countries, is too dangerous to seriously contemplate. The better question might be: why do so many anti-trans rights activists, who often see themselves as left-wing or self-describe as feminists, tolerate or downplay the presence of Nazis in their circles? And, just as importantly, why do neo-Nazis show up to support them?

The post Why gender essentialism is a white supremacist ideology appeared first on Overland literary journal.


TRT World interview on surging violence in Palestine and Israels Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed National"

My interview with global broadcaster TRT World on rising violence in the West Bank and faux Western (and Israeli) concerns about the Supreme Court, a body thats rarely protected Palestinian rights.

The post TRT World interview on surging violence in Palestine and Israels Supreme Court appeared first on Antony Loewenstein.


Volunteer Agreement "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Thank you for agreeing to be a volunteer with Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC). Volunteers have an important part to play within Community Environmental Groups and this Volunteer Agreement has been developed to ensure that volunteers fully understand their rights and responsibilities.

This agreement is made between:

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) and you, the volunteer.


Volunteers play an important role in the community. For this reason, as a volunteer, you will be provided with the training and ongoing support needed to successfully undertake your voluntary placement.

Confidentiality and Privacy

The activities you perform as a volunteer for CAFNEC may involve access to confidential information. You should not discuss sensitive information with members of the public, other volunteers, staff members or other organisations. Also, you should not use information gained in the course of your volunteer placement to cause harm or detriment to CAFNEC, any person or body.

Copyright/Ownership Issues

As a volunteer, you grant non-exclusive permission to CAFNEC for use of any materials produced during the period of engagement as a volunteer to become the property of CAFNEC upon submission.

Code of Conduct

CAFNEC has established a Code of Conduct that outlines the standard of behaviour expected of our team. While volunteering with CAFNEC, you are required to be aware of this Code and to observe its principles.

Work Health and Safety

Volunteers have a responsibility to take reasonable care for the health and safety of others; and to co-operate with any health, safety or welfare requirements. This includes abiding by all WHS policies and procedures of CAFNEC. 

As a CAFNEC volunteer, you commit to not do anything to compromise safety or the safety of others and you understand that there may be risks associated with providing particular voluntary services. It is a duty of vo...


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Bring that US jury to Victoria, Australia. "IndyWatch Feed National"

A federal jury found an LAPD officer personally liable after a protester was shot in the face with a rubber bullet during a 2020 George Floyd protest. @DeMarcoReports shares his story.#GMA3 GMA3: What You Need To Know (@ABCGMA3) March 22, 2023


Tipping Points, Resets and an Unknown Future "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction by DM,

Earlier this week, my swimming friend was telling me about how she was trying to close her account and transfer money from the Commonwealth Bank (Australia) to another. She attempted to transfer the funds online, but a SCAM ALERT popped up preventing the transfer. The next day she went to her branch, waited for a long time, and just before closing time sat down with one of the bank staff to help her transfer the funds. At the end of a long process, the staffer said it was done and the funds transferred. But no, on checking her account days later the transfer had not gone through. She then went to the main city branch to get the transfer done. On arriving, she...


COVID Casualties Cooking Class "IndyWatch Feed National"


This posting is a COVID-19  Casualties Cooking Class that provided practical insight into how the people responsible for the harms they have caused, cook the books when concealing the deaths caused by the (State-sanctioned) bioterrorist activity that I refer to as COVID-GATE.

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2020 BC Before Covid In the beginning, there were no casualties at all:



Xi and Putin meeting shows the world of western dominance is coming to an end "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

The recent visit by Chinas Xi Jinping to Moscow and his meeting with Russias leader Vladimir Putin as an important event. On one side, it heralds a new level of the relationship between the two nations.  On the other, it marks a new chapter in the realignment of global politics and power, and this will effect all nation, including Australia.

Wisdom suggests that taking note of this and its implications is a very good idea.

There are two very different interpretations. One peddled by the United States and  its satellites is that China and Russia are trying to destroy the rules based order and take over the world, and they must be stopped. This has been broadcast loudly be most of the big corporate media in the nations where governments singing this song. They beat up about inevitable conflict and the prospect of war. In fact, its most zealous proponents are calling for war.

Just what it this rule based order? In reality it is a system where the West, principally the United States, position themselves as the custodians of civilisation, democracy, and freedom. Control over the rules and processes that administer economics, international trade, finance, politics, and military affairs was imposed.  

illustration by Chen Xia/GT

Since Bretton Woods system was put in place in 1944, global trade has been administered by institutions that serve it. The two most prominent ones are the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Gold and the U.S. Dollar were cemented as the medium for international exchange. Those who did not sign onto Bretton Woods, or excluded, were locked out of the global economy. To be included meant to come submit to demands of the United States.

Todays champions of the rules-based system are really calling for a continuation of this system and defending the interests of the dominant power.

There are echoes of nineteenth and twentieth century colonialism here. The existing rules system benefits some at the cost of others and preserves the right of a few to interfere in the concerns of others.

The meeting between Xi and Putin was one...


Apartheid in South Africa was quite enlightened "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By Ron Chapman

From 1970 the budget for black education was raised by about 30% per year every year. More than any other government department.

From 1955 -1984 the amount of black school students increased 31 times from 35,000 to 1,096 000.

At the height of Apartheid in 1978 Soweto had 115 football fields, 3 Rugby fields, 4 athletic tracks, 11 Cricket fields, 2 Golf courses, 47 Tennis courts, 7 swimming pools built to Olympic standards, 5 Bowling alleys, 81 Netball fields, 39 children play parks, and countless civic halls, movie houses and clubhouses.

65% of black South African children were at school compared to Egypt 64%, Nigeria 57%, Ghana52%, Tanzania50% and Ethiopia 29%.
Amongst the adults of South Africa, 71% could read and write (80% between the ages 12 and 22). In South Africa, the whites built 15 new classrooms for blacks every working day, every year. At 40 children per class it meant space for an additional 600 black students every day!

In 1985 there were 42,000 Blacks at 5 universities in South Africa, about the same amount at the universities of the homelands (another 40,000 at another five).

An article called Die Afrikaner 11 Feb 1987, the quarterly magazine called Vox Africana Nr 29 4/87 stated that South Africa had 4,8 million whites and 18,2 million blacks in 1987. The whites paid 77% of the taxes and the blacks only 15%despite this56% of the government budget was spent on blacks.

Under Dr. Verwoerd. the living standards of Blacks rose at 5.4% per year against that of the whites...


Bruce Lehrmanns own lawyer, Paul Svilans, has further exposed the Polices attempt to protect Lehrmann from criminal charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bruce Lehrmanns lawyer Paul Svilans filed an affidavit in his defamation case against Channel 10 and News Corp which shows further evidence of the Australian Federal Polices conspiracy to protect Bruce Lehrmann []


The Trump legal circus goes on and on "IndyWatch Feed National"

I have been avoiding much of the news about the possible indictments of Donald Trump because prosecutors offices tend to be pretty tight-lipped, so the constant speculation about if or when he will be indicted, by whom and for what, tends to be fact-free and thus of not much value. One might as well wait until something actually happens. But then last week Trump himself said that he expects to be indicted and also arrested on Tuesday by the Manhattan district attorney on the recommendation of the grand jury looking into his case and that caused a media frenzy. It is not clear if Trump had some inside source for this news or whether he was also guessing and simply trying to rally support in the event that he does get indicted soon.

Tuesday came and went with no indictment. Since the grand jury only meets on Mondays and Wednesday, that would make today the possible day. I do not how how the process works in detail but I would have thought that in complex, high-profile cases it would take at least a day or two after the grand jury ends its deliberations and delivers its verdict for the DA to prepare and file an indictment, so I would not expect anything today either.

Trump had called on his supporters to protest but according to news reports, police, media, and anti-Trump protestors outnumbered pro-Trump supporters outside the Manhattan DAs office on Tuesday. Some of the pro-Trump protestors even looked like they were not sincere supporters but performance artists. I can well understand his supporters being a little cautious this time around. Many of them are bitter that after they responded to his call to protest on January 6th 2021, he did not march with them to the Capitol as he had promised and for a short while even seemed to abandon them. The fact that so many of them have been prosecuted, convicted, and jailed, ruining their lives, must have a cooling effect on their passions.

So did Trump get wrong information? It is possible that the DA had planned to do something on Tuesday but deferred it in order to defuse any gathering of the Trump supporters. Or it is possible that Trump simply made up the story (he has absolutely no regard for the truth) in order to fund-raise. He has already sent out appeals to his followers. It is also possible that he wanted to shift attention to himself and away from the retreat being held in Florida by Republican members of Congress to plan their strategy. If so, it worked. Speaker Kevin McCarthy had to answer questions about the possible indictment instead of what his party was discussing.

Whatever his reasons, the discussion among the chattering classes...


Labor has no mandate, it took government by default "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Letter to the Editor

The new Labor/Greens Government appears to be in complete denial! They actually believe that THEY won the election, and have been given a mandate to do whatever they want?

The TRUTH is, the FACT is, Labor only achieved 32% of the vote,.68% of Australians did NOT vote for Labor (36% voted for the Coalition!)!

The Labor/Greens Government, again in denial, are also claiming that it was a Climate Change Election, and that Australians overwhelmingly voted in favour of more action on the Climate Change conspiracy theory/myth/hoax/scam!

Once again, the TRUTH is, the FACT is, THEY only got 30% of the vote,.70% of Australians voted AGAINST the Climate Change scam,.skyrocketing electricity costs,.unreliable and inefficient electricity supply.

The 2019 election WAS the Climate Change election,.and it was a resounding/landslide NO vote!

During the 2022 campaign, NOBODY (Normal, decent, intelligent people) was talking about climate change, NOBODY! That is why Labor/Greens only achieved 32% of the vote!

The ONLY people who were obsessed with the Climate Change conspiracy theory/myth/hoax/scam during the campaign, were Labor/Greens/Teal politicians, the corrupt left-wing extremist portion (90%) of the media, 90% of celebrities (all obscenely wealthy, never having lived, worked, or even breathed in the REAL world), and the obscenely wealthy Yuppie-Blue-Bloods living in the obscenely wealthy suburbs of the major cities,.also never having lived, worked, or breathed in the REAL world!

Unfortunately, its those same obscenely wealthy Yuppie-Blue-Blood suburbs of the major cities where many of Australias politicians live,.and like the above mentioned, have NEVER lived, worked, or even breathed in the REAL world!


CO2 makes up just 0.04% of the atmosphere.

NATURE produces 97% of the CO2 in the atmosphere.

HUMAN ACTIVITY produces just 3% of the CO2 in the atmosphere.

Australia produces less-than 1.3% of the 3% of the 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere!

China produces 30%,.and rising daily!

If Australia ceased producing ANY CO2 whatsoever, it would make absolutely NO difference to the CLIMATE here, or in fact, ANYWHERE in the WORLD!

Rusty Marsh,



The Indo-Pacificization of Asia: Implications for the Regional Order "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Indo-Pacific is a vast geographical region that encompasses the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Oceans, including the many seas in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In a geopolitical context, the term only started to appear in the lexicon of geopolitics in the late 2010s. The late Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo first referred to the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in mid-2007, and the official use of Indo-Pacific first appeared in Australias 2013 Defense White Paper. Since then, the U.S., India, EU, and ASEAN have all published their respective visions and strategies for the Indo-Pacific. What drove the emergence of this vast super-region in the geopolitical discourse?


Mental Maps, the Far East, and the Asia-Pacific

Regions are social constructs that serve political agendas. Fundamentally, they are mental maps that revolve around power, shape identity, agenda setting, and sense of belonging as a stakeholder in a shared space. Regional identities form the basis for which a state perceives itself vis--vis others. A logical consequence of the dynamic nature of political agendas is that regional constructs are also dynamic, and subject to reflect the given state of international relations.

The contemporary Indo-Pacific construct is a relatively recent phenomenon. Previously, the term Far East was widely used. The term has mostly fallen out of popular use, due to its certain connotations with eurocentrism, colonialism, and cultural exoticism. The term was also initially used by Imperial Japan, but it later opted for East Asia in an attempt to create an alternative region order in the form of the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Fast-forward to the late twentieth century, the Asia-Pacific emerged as a new regional construct with the worlds largest ocean the Pacific at its heart. What was previously seen as a geographical barrier is instead seen through the lens of connectivity, where shipping lanes and flight routes would bring the emerging economies of Asia closer to the developed markets of the U.S. This occurred in the context of the unipolar moment, where the United States emerged from the Cold War as the worlds sole superpower. It is within this unipolar framework that the U.S. was able to act as the security guarantor the regional order through hubs and spokes a series of bilateral security ties between the U.S. and its partners in Asia.

Institutions played a key role in upholding the regional order. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) perhaps best encapsulates the idea of an Asia-Pacific construct. Formed in 1989, APEC pr...

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Extremism leads to more extremism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Answers in Genesis isnt just that annoying collection of stupid people and con artists anymore theyre embracing hate and bigotry as fervently as they have ignorance, and its getting worse. Dan makes an interesting discovery while trying to track down the source of some recent hateful articles on the AiG website.

Whats curious is that AiG is trying to hide the source there are these articles that are currently anonymous, but the Wayback Machine reveals that they were initially posted under the byline Harry F. Sanders, III. Why is AiG actively trying to conceal the authorship? And further, Harry F. Sanders, III is itself a pseudonym for someone named Emory Moynagh (probably also a pseudonym) who had a YouTube channel (now deleted) called In His Image, where he was an extremist antisemitic conspiracy theorists. And now AiG is trying to launder his history while giving him a bigger platform to peddle that extremism. Also interesting: AiG is taking other creationist organizations know they are heretics and blasphemers. Ken Hams ego is totally in charge, I imagine he considers himself a modern-day patriarch who must chastise all those who deviate from his dogma.

This is a common problem in authoritarian worldviews, you know. Were witnessing a predictable acceleration as AiG fully embraces its cult nature. Its only going to get more feverish and vicious.

If youd rather not listen to a 14 minute video, heres the conclusion:

Ken Ham is going all-in on the culture war
And hes decided to go all-in against other YECs
Hes enlisted Harry F. Sanders, III/Emory Moynagh as the primary author of this series
Harry/Emory has a history of articulating extreme positions, including borderline incitements of violence, antisemitism, and conspiracies
This is dangerous and irresponsible, especially considering Ham and AiGs recent aggression towards the LGBT+ community and the trend of right-wing violence





Secondary and Primary schools today in Bougainville lack Christian Values and Principles taught to them. Mr. Lera said.

According to UOG Regional Coordinator Joe Lera, he said the importance of moral principles taught in school helped in addressing issues affecting people.

He explained, most law and orders issues are occurring because most of these youths are not taught to value moral principles.

People follow moral principles as guidance to ensure they are acting morally.These consists of values like honesty, fairness, and equality.

And schools in Bougainville should instill christian values more in schools because it influences most of our decisions in life. Mr. Lera stated.






The Madang Eye Care team will not be visiting Arawa District Hospital due to circumstances beyond the teams control.

The schedule visit of the visiting team was supposed to be for two weeks. First week in Buka and the second week in Arawa.

However, that did not happen because of delay on the teams equipment arriving in Buka.

The team apologies to their clients in Central Bougainville for causing any inconvenience and that its beyond their control.

They are encouraging those in Central and South to travel to Buka for eye screening and operations as they will be available until Wednesday, March 29th, 2023.

The visiting team are yet to confirmed the surgical operations on the 11 eye clients.



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

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


Paper co-authored by controversial Australian journalist earns expression of concern "IndyWatch Feed National"

Maryanne Demasi

One more paper co-authored by Australian health journalist Maryanne Demasi has earned an expression of concern for image duplication.

The move comes seven years after the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) was first made aware of potential problems with a figure in Demasis paper that showed Western blots. It marks the third time one of the former researchers scientific publications has been officially flagged as concerning or retracted.

Demasi, who earned her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2004, has been in the news recently after she did a controversial interview with the lead author of a Cochrane review that cast doubt on face masks. She has drawn frequent rebuke over the past decade, beginning with a 2013 program in which her reporting questioned statins. She and her co-authors told us in 2018 that they believe her work as a journalist made her research a target of criticism.

Following a yearslong probe by the university int...


Armed soldiers observed patrolling in Kurrajong, NSW "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

New Boxer armoured forward reconnaissance vehicle which reports say have several technical issues

Kurrajong NSW

These soldiers patrolling a street have their Steyr rifles at ready it seems without red Blank Firing Attachments which means they mean business. The picture was posted on March 20, 2023. Unfortunately with a lot of Twitter postings there is little information attached. We have contacted Army Media for comment.



Freaks vs Fanatics. "IndyWatch Feed National"

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





The former regional Member for Bougainville and current UOG Regional Director Joe Lera sees the need of education in Bougainville.

From the 2021 census in Bougainville, the population had increased three times after the Bougainville crisis which is 3070 thousand population.

Therefore, out of that population, 60% are youths and the other 40% is illiterate because of the crisis. Research shows South Bougainville with 20% illiteracy rate, 15% in Central Bougainville and North Bougainville with 5%. Mr. Lera stated.

Mr. Lera mentioned the law and order issues are the result of illiteracy rate in Bougainville.

As Bougainville is working towards independence; vocational, technical and even collages should be built to cater for the students to equip them with proper skills Mr. Lera said.







A local Bougainvillean ventures into the coconut husk production in the Gogohe constituency have been manually processing the products in his village early this year.

Mitchell Lahis who is passionate about what he discovered from the waste of coconut husk have been involving his family and community in the production.

Early this year Mr. Lahis registered with IPA the company called Gelasabe Corporate Society.

Mr. Lahis mentioned the project haven been keeping the youths very busy which they work twice in a week and even mothers help in the process.

According to Mr. Lahis the coconut husk which are produced are packed into fine grains to 20kg of 12 bags. The bags are ready for a buyer who Mr. Lahis is in contact with currently.

He stated the production was manually process with bush knives, canvas for drying the chopped husk and other vital tools for the process.

As many would know the usage of coconut husk from copra plantations as waste to make fire or even used as plant potting. But from Mr. Lahis many useful products are made such as; door mats, yarns, mattresses, pillows, and many other useful products.

As Bougainville Government is preparing for independence, these are the sort of innovative projects that will boast the economy.

And create employment opportunity for our youths mostly to keep them away from trouble. Mr. Lahis commented.

He is also appealing to copra farmers to preserve coconut husks for this project.
As for funding, currently Mr. Lahis is following government procedures to allow granting of funds for the project.




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

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



Always Wanting More "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Always wanting more" is an operational definition of "hedonism." This brief article is my "mea culpa." Inexplicably, I overlooked hedonism per se as a trait in my "psychoscope" of the evil superpower elite in America's corpocracy. This article seeks an answer to why our species is always wanting more.


PODCAST Edge Of The Blade With Nadine Sisterson "IndyWatch Feed National"

On tonights podcast show 22/03/23 i am joined by former AVN president Nadine Sisterson to catch up on all the latest and to discuss the mechanics behind what is happening right now in Australia.  Read More


How many more Covid vaxx victims have to die excess deaths a global catastrophe Senator Antic "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Senator Alex Antic dared discuss the catastrophic rise in excess deaths in sync with the rollout. The censorship industrial complex is rife and health bureaucrats, politicians and blinkered corporate media hand maiden journalists dont want you to know !


Considerations for Expats Moving to Thailand "IndyWatch Feed National"

At some point in life, everyone fantasizes about packing everything up and moving abroad. But for many, fantasy is as far as it goes because moving abroad is quite a big change. Now, for the people who are ready for such a revolution, globetrotters in essence, Thailand might seem the perfect destination.

The Land of Smiles, the country of a thousand landscapes and exotic dishes, is famous for its hospitality. When choosing the country you want to live your life in, this is a key aspect and it can be the feature that helps you make the final decision. However, moving abroad is not an easy deal and the best way to approach it is by checking all the items in the aspects-to-consider-before-moving list. So, if you are considering Thailand as a place to live in, these are the things you should take into account.

Thailand is a highly popular destination among expats

Finding a home in Thailand will not be so hard, especially because it is full of other expats that are willing to help you in the search. Besides, the locals welcome hundreds of new visitors and foreigners who go there to live every year. Most new residents that are foreigners go from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, so, even if you will eventually learn the language, you will find English-speaking people everywhere.

The bigger cities are the preferred destinations of foreign residents so, when looking for a house, consider Bangkok, Pattaya, or Chiang Mai, although islands like Koh Samui or Koh Tao are also popular choices for expats.

Plenty of landscapes and tourist places



New Species of Trapdoor Spider Discovered, Opening Doors for Conservation "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

A new species of spider has been discovered in the Brigalow Belt in central Queensland.

Researchers at Queensland Museum are the first to describe the species, naming it Euoplos Dignitas, a nod to the large size of the spider and the DIG program at Queensland Museum.

Experts are hoping the discovery of this species will help advance the cause of conservation in the state, as the habitat of the spider is small, fragile, and at risk from the local agricultural industry.


Image: Image: Queensland Museum

Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Jeremy Wilson Research Fellow at Queensland Museum

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 22 March 2023

The post New Species of Trapdoor Spider Discovered, Opening Doors for Conservation appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Russia warns UK over decision to arm Ukraine with nuclear ammo "IndyWatch Feed National"

Press TV March 21.2023

Britain will be sending Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition along with the Challenger tanks it is sending Ukraine. Click to enlarge

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that Moscow will react to an earlier decision by the UK to arm Ukraine with ammunition containing depleted uranium.

Speaking in London on Monday, Britains Minister of State for Defense Annabel Goldie said some of the ammunition for the Challenger 2 battle tanks that Britain was sending to Ukraine included armor-piercing rounds, which contain depleted uranium.

The United Kingdomannounced not only the supply of tanks to Ukraine, but also shells with depleted uranium. If this happens, Russia will be forced to react, Putin told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also cautioned that the British decision was moving Moscow and the West closer to the brink of nuclear collision.

Another step has been taken, and there are fewer and fewer left, he told reporters in remarks cited by domestic agencies.

Ammunition containing depleted uranium can pierce tanks and similar armor-plated vehicles due to the nuclear components density and other physical properties.

Naturally, Russia has something to answer this with, Shoigu added.

Russia started a military campaign in neighboring Ukraine last February to defend the pro-Russian population in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk against persecution by Kiev.

Ever since the beginning of the war, Western countries, led by the United States, have been slapping Russia with a slew of economic sanctions and pumping Ukraine full of advanced weapons, steps that Moscow says would only prolong the hostilities.

The Wests ongoing armament of Ukraine comes, although, Putin recently said he welcomed a Chinese proposal for mediation between Moscow and Kiev towards resolution of the now-year-long conflict.




The Hague Issues Warrant for Putins Arrest "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The International Crimes Court (ICC) has put a warrant out for the
Russian President Vladimir Putins arrest.

The Kremlin will not extradite their Leader to The Hauge as Russia
along with the US, China, and India do not recognise the ICCs

Mr Putin my never be charged for his alleged war crimes but the
allegations are still damaging to his already battered international

Image: Image: Shutterstock: oliverdelahaye

Produced By: Dominic Giles

Featured In Story: Dr Alexey Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University Perth.

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 22 March 2023

The post The Hague Issues Warrant for Putins Arrest appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Changes in work rights for international students "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Many students will have to start changing their lifestyles due to the new work-hour cap. During the pandemic, the restrictions for international students were relaxed and removed entirely in January 2022 in order to help meet workforce shortages. But from July 1st  2023, the number of work hours allowed will be 48 per fortnight, which means 24 per week. 

This has caused concern and uncertainty in the student community because a lot of international students depend on work income to pay for their expenses, including tuition fees and living costs. The government argued that they intended to ensure that international students focus on their studies and will not be overwhelmed by the demands of work.

Image: Image: Shutterstock mavo

Produced By: Juana Vargas

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 22 March 2023

The post Changes in work rights for international students appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


New Endorsement Model for Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

A new endorsement model for cosmetic surgery will be coming into effect soon.

It aims to provide accreditation for qualified cosmetic surgeons and help improve safety in the Australian cosmetic industry.

While some are supportive of this change, others worry that unqualified medical practitioners will be recognised as cosmetic surgeons.


Image: Image: Shutterstock Puhhha

Produced By: Josie Lu

Featured In Story: Dr Chris Rudge Law lecturer at the University of Sydney, Dr Anoop Rastogi President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, and Dr Sally Langley President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 22 March 2023

The post New Endorsement Model for Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Pips Podcast Guide: Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Looking for the next great podcast to binge-listen to? These 12 sustainably focused podcasts will do the trick!


SP PNG Hunters looking forward for First Home Game "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

 The SP PNG Hunters will be playing their first home game at the Santos National Football Stadium in Port Moresby against the Suzuki Brisban Tigers on the 25th of March, which is this Saturday.

The Hunters will be looking to make a mark in the HostPlus round three at home for the 2023 season.

Assistant Coach Paul Aiton in an interview with FM 100  today said his boys are looking forward to the game especially the new players who will be playing in front of family and fans in the Hunters colours for the first time.

SP PNG Hunters player Brendon Nima

After two weeks in Australia for rounds one and two, the boys are really excited to be back home and are looking forward to playing in front of their home fans Aiton said.

After opening the season with a win and a draw last weekend, the hunters are hoping to seal this round in Port Moresby with a win and to share the win with the people here in Papua New Guinea.

Hunters number 68 and a senior player, Brendon Nima said he is looking forward to the home game saying homes games give the team more advantage to win.

He also encourage new and young hunters to listen and follow simple instructions and always ask questions.

Aiton said that after the draw last weekend, the boys will be looking to work on themselves and how they can build up from their last weekend game in order to secure the win at home this weekend.

Meanwhile former Hunters Head Coach Matt Church side will be having some NRL experience players who will be looking to give the home side a tough encounter on Saturday.

FM 100 / PNG Today

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

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


Victoria Police recruitment "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

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

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

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



I told you So "IndyWatch Feed National"

For the life of me, I have stated the obvious that the Biden Administration has been pushing China and Russia together not to mention North Korea, Iran, and perhaps even Turkey. I cannot believe that I am so brilliant that none of these people in the White House understood the historical event that just took place. That leaves me with the only possible conclusion that they KNEW what they were doing, and that this was DELIBERATE with the intention of creating World War III.

They made it clear that Russia is willing to negotiate but the USA wants war not peace. All they need to do is honor the Minsk Agreement which they refuse to do. In addition, they expressed concern about the West effectively creating NATO in Asia and the AUKUS (Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and their plans to build nuclear submarines that would violate the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Russian and China came to an agreement concerning a comprehensive partnership in the energy sector. They also expressed concern for the American Neocons who have been pushing military-biological activities and demand full disclosure. They are furthermore pushing for the US to accelerate the elimination of its stockpile of chemical weapons, which the Neocons seem to be dragging their feet intentionally under the Biden Administration.

They also stressed that the United States is pushing Ukraine into this proxy war that they viewed as leading to an uncontrollable phase. Moreover, they have also pointed out that the United States and the UK are bypassing the UN Security Council and acting in a rogue manner. The Biden Administration has already divided the world economy. Now, China and Russia are moving to a joint security policy on food and energy which will include defense.

NATO is by no means a defensive organization. They violated the agreements of 1991 and moved Eastward to the border of Russia. In return, China and Russia have called on NATO to strictly observe the defensive nature of their organization and respect the foreign sovereignty of nations, which they have not. Aside from the fact that they invited Russia to join in 1991 which led to the Gorbachev coup, the need for Russia to be the evil empire has been vital. Without an enemy, NATO serves no purpose.

They have also expressed concern that the United States has clearly intensified...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

China Urges US to Stop Politicizing COVID Origins-tracing After Bill Signed

By GT staff reporters

Mar 21, 2023 10:11 PM

Cartoon produced by Xinhua shows US President Joe Biden turning to the intelligence community for a COVID-19 virus origins story. Photo: Xinhua

China on Tuesday urged the US to stop politicizing the COVID-19 origins-tracing in strong opposition to US President Joe Biden's signing of a bill that requires the so-called declassification of information related to COVID-19 origins-tracing which hypes up "lab-leak" hypothesis without any evidence. 

Wang Wenbin, spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, expressed China's strong dissatisfaction at Tuesday's press briefing over the bill saying it severely distorts facts, fabricates false infomation, hypes up "lab-leak theory" without any evidence, and smears and attacks China. 

The legislation - the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023 - passed by the US Senate and House earlier this month and Biden signed the bill into law on Monday.

"My Administration will continue to review all classified information relating to COVID-19's origins, including potential links to the Wuhan Institute of Virology," Biden claimed in a statement released by the White House. 

Wang condemned the US for not making any responsible moves, except making irresponsible remarks on the World Health Organization works in tracing origins and repressing scientists who uphold consciencee in answeing a question asked by the Global Times reporter.

Politicizing the COVID-19 origins-tracing will only hinder global tracing and scientific cooperation, divide global solidarity in the fight against COVID-19, and undermine the global health governance mechanism, Wang warned, urging the US to stop politicizing origins-tracing and respond to reasonable concerns from the international community, including sharing their suspected cases, open up Fort Detricks and other bio-labs, Wang noted.

Topics related to COVID-19 are hyperpolitical in the US, not purely scientif...


Soros Taking Down America "IndyWatch Feed National"

Alvan Bragg in his vendetta against Donald Trump is clearly not just abusing his power, but he is attempting to interfere in the presidential election of 2024 by harassing Trump and trying to make him so toxic that nobody will donate to him. While I personally thought that Trump had fallen too far to be a viable candidate, at this point, this has all had the opposite effect.  We have to come to the realization that Washington DC is so toxic itself, on both sides, that perhaps we need Donald Trump to actually kick ass. Will anyone else be effective in DC as a president from here on out? The answer is absolutely no way. And BTW, even if Trump is indicted and found guilty, he can still be president. A felony does not preclude you from being president.

Bragg is trying to claim that Trump used his own funds that he put into his campaign to pay the hooker and that makes it illegal. Bill Clinton did the same to pay $850,000 to Jones to settle a public lawsuit after an election but before any reelection no less Hillarys run for president.  Trump won against Stormy Daniels that he never had an affair with her and she eventually admitted that whereas Clinton did have an affair with Jones. All of this is absolutely desperate interference in the 2024 election.

What deeply offends me is that Bragg is tainted with the worst possible funding George Soros the man who wants to destroy the very economic system that enabled him to make billions. As ...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00002 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 4.25 AUD


Russia warns UK not to send depleted uranium ammo to Ukraine: will result in nuclear response "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

News Updates From CLG

21 March 2023

All links are here

Breaking: UK to Send Depleted Uranium Ammunition to Ukraine Russia has previously warned the use of depleted uranium will be considered an attack by a dirty nuke | 21 March 2023 | United Kingdom Deputy Minister of Defense Annabelle Goldie publicly stated today that the UK will supply Ukraine with depleted uranium (DU) ammunition for some of the weapons systems supplied by NATO. Russia has previously warned the use of depleted uranium will be considered an attack by a dirty nuke and will result in a nuclear response On January 25, this web site reported that Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russia Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has just publicly thrown down the nuclear gauntlet to the collective west, in an official statement. Gavrilov said that he has been instructed by his government to announce: We know that the Leopard-2 tank, as well as the Bradley and Marder infantry fighting vehicles, are armed with uranium-core armor-piercing projectiles, the use of which leads to [radioactive] contamination of the area, as happened in Yugoslavia and Iraq. If such shells are delivered to Kyiv, we will consider this as the use of dirty nuclear bombs against Russia, with all the ensuing consequences.  



What Really Happens When We Die? A Shocking Revelation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Death is a topic that most people dont like to think about, let alone discuss. But as the saying goes, death is the great equalizer, and its something that we will all experience at some point. While there are many theories about what happens when we die, the truth is that no one knows for sure. However, recent research and personal accounts from those who have had near-death experiences have shed new light on this topic, and the revelations may shock you.

According to a study conducted by the University of Southampton in the UK, consciousness can continue to exist for several minutes after the body has died. The study, which analyzed more than 2,000 cases of cardiac arrest patients, found that nearly 40% of those who were resuscitated reported some level of awareness during the time that they were clinically dead.

One of the most interesting aspects of the study is that many of the patients reported similar experiences, regardless of whether they believed in an afterlife or not. Many described feeling as though they were floating above their body, watching as doctors tried to revive them. Others reported feelings of peace and tranquility, and some even said that they saw a bright light or a tunnel.

While its impossible to say for sure what these experiences mean, they do suggest that consciousness may be separate from the physical body and that it can continue to exist after death.

Another fascinating aspect of the study is that some of the patients reported hearing conversations that were taking place in the room while they were clinically dead. This suggests that hearing may be one of the last senses to go when we die, and that we may be more aware of our surroundings than we realize.

Of course, there are still many unanswered questions about what happens when we die. Some people believe in an afterlife, while others believe that death is simply the end. However, the research into near-death experiences suggests that there may be more to death than we previously thought.

Regardless of what happens when we die, its important to remember that death is a natural part of life. While it can be scary to think about, its also a reminder to live our lives to the fullest and to cherish the time that we have with our loved ones. So, whether we go on to a new plane of existence or simply fade away, we can take comfort in the fact that we will all experience death together, and that its simply a part of the cycle of life.


Strong culture and strong youth will help Close the Gap "IndyWatch Feed National"

BRIDGET Cama believes its time to take a different approach to Close the Gap. 

Ms Cama co-chairs the Uluru Youth Dialogue and spoke at the launch of the 2023 Close the Gap campaign in Sydney. 

Australians know that the gap exists between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians, she said. 

Government-implemented initiatives, policies and laws imposed on us and our communities to address or manage First Nations affairs have not worked. 

They continue to fail us because at every stage we are shut out of the decision-making processes. 

The Close the Gap campaign represents more than 50 organisations who, since 2006, have advocated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait


Voice is on track "IndyWatch Feed National"

FEDERAL Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney says the referendum for an 

Indigenous voice to parliament is on track, despite having not yet released a question. 

Speaking from South Australias parliament house, Ms Burney said the referendum would be held by the end of the year. 

We are doing the work that is needed to get this voice right. I can assure you that the voice is on track, she said. 

We are taking our time, consulting and being very deliberate to make sure this voice is the voice that people are asking for.

Both the referendum working group, which includes a cross-section of representatives from First Nations communities across Australia and the engagement group, which also includes representatives from Indigenous organisations, met in Adelaide last week. 

The federal government has said it will introduce legislation by the end of the next parliamentary sitting on March 30. Working group member Thomas Mayor said meaningful recognition of First Nations people in the constitution was long overdue. 

We are doing a lot of hard work to reach a set of words we can take to the Australian people to see our nation become


Tricky trannie Tosh wangles a seat on woke Western Victoria council "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Tosh-Jake Finnigan as he appeared on election material that deceived Victorian electors in 2022. The Restore Democracy Sack Dan Andrews Party was a vote harvesting sham set up by notorious election fixer Glenn Druery.


Standing at Solidarity Park "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

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


The War Drive Against China "IndyWatch Feed National"

When will this hate-filled nonsense stop? Surveillance balloons treated like evocations of Satan and his card-carrying followers; other innumerable unidentified phenomena that, nonetheless, remain attributable in origin, despite their designation; and then the issue of spying cranes. In the meantime, there has been much finger pointing on the culprit of COVID-19 and the global pandemic. Behold the China Threat, the Sino Monster, the Yellow Terror.

In this atmosphere, the hawkish disposition of media outlets in a number of countries in shrieking for war is becoming palpable. The Fairfax press in Australia gave a less than admirable example of this in their absurd Red Alert series, crowned by crowing warmongers warning Australia to get ready for the imminent confrontation. The publications were timed to soften the public for the inevitable, scandalous and possibly even treasonous announcement that the Australian government would be spending A$368 billion in local currency on needless submarines against a garishly dressed-up threat backed by ill-motivated allies.

For days, the Australian press demonstrated a zombie-like adherence to the war line that had been fed by deskbound generals no doubt suffering from piles and deranged civilian strategists desperate to justify their supper. It is a line that always assumes the virtue of war; that going into battle, much like US President Theodore Roosevelt thought, will always outdo the tedium of peace in a haze of phosphorescent glory. It is only in the morgues and the crowded cemeteries that we find a worthy patriotism. Go out and kill, you noble sons and daughters. Do your nation proud, however stupidly.

The desperation of such a measure is also a reflection of how public opinion rejects the war drive. In a 2022 poll by the Lowy Institute think tank, 51% of Australians said they preferred their country to remain neutral in a conflict between the US and China over Taiwan. This was not a bad return, given the repetitious insistence by various Australian government ministers that joining a war with the United States over Taiwan was simply assumed.

In the US, the Wall Street Journal was also doing much the same thing, plumping for great power competitions that can only end badly, rather than great power cooperation which, when it goes well, spares us the body bags, the funerals and the flag fluttering.

The introductory note of...


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Click here for our handy upper house voting guide.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Can we fix our failing food systems? Agroecology has answers "IndyWatch Feed National"

Overproduction of cash crops, vast monocultures of chemical-dependent grains and massive animal agriculture operations are putting major stress not just on U.S. farmland where theyre contributing to soil erosion, groundwater depletion and climate change but these practices are also impacting areas such as the Brazilian Cerrado, where more than half the huge savanna has been converted to soy. Compounding these issues is the fact that roughly a third of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted, a statistic that also bears out globally. As the 2023 growing season begins in the Northern Hemisphere, author and food journalist Tom Philpott whose most recent book, Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It, details these problems joins the Mongabay Newscast to talk about the most problematic practices, how they permeate the worlds food systems and how techniques like agroecology and agroforestry could change the game and provide a way out. Listen here: Agroecology is a sustainable agriculture practice based on Indigenous and traditional methods of growing food that can address most of the aforementioned challenges while slowing the biodiversity crisis, according to the IPCCs 2022 report. Its methods can increase the nutrient profile of soils, protect it from erosion and provide a more diversified set of crops for farmers to sell. The question is, why dont we do it? Philpott, who nowadays dives into these topics as a research associate for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, says quarterlyThis article was originally published on Mongabay


Homeless koala house hunting in Manly "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

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

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

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

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


Queensland cops have some explaining to do over death of Steven Harrison "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Reports by the Toowoomba Chronicle revealed Harrison was highly respected in the local community.


PEOPLE in the town of Warwick and others across Australia are wondering why police used a sonic torture device and strobe lights against the political adviser and constitutional historian Steven Harrison, found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Read More


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

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Natural Building Australia: Building For A Sustainable Future "IndyWatch Feed National"

Something exciting is happening for the natural building industry around Australia.


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

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




The Apostolic Nuncio of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands,His excellency ArchBishop FERMIN SOSA RODRIGUEZ arrived in Buka today for a one week visit to Bougainville.

He was welcomed at the Buka airport by the Bishop of Bougainville, His Lordship DARIUZ KALUZA and Representatives of the ABG government and the Administration.

The ABG member for Tsitalato and Minister for Police and CS, HON JOHN BOSCO RAGU officially welcomed the Nuncio to Bougainville.

He said that the Government of Bougainville and the Catholics welcomed his visit and wished him a pleasant stay on the island.

Meanwhile, NUNCIO, FERMIN SOSA RODRIGUEZ was happy to represent POPE FRANCIS and came with his blessings to Bougainville.

The Ieta Cultural group and the Buka Town Parishioners welcomed him also at the Buka airport.

He will visit Hantoa and Chabai on the Northern tip of mainland Bougainville and Buka island Parishes before returning to Port Moresby next Monday.




This Has Got to Stop "IndyWatch Feed National"

"As the evidence mounts of an even broader censorship effort by the Biden administration, the Democrats' attacks have become more unhinged and unscrupulous. After shredding any fealty to free speech, they now are attacking journalists, demanding their sources and claiming their reporting is a public threat." Jonathan Turley And it will stop because, as the old wag Herb Stein laid down in his law years ago: Things that can't go on, stop. Which raises the question: which things? And the answer is the things Western Civ is doing in its attempted suicide: inciting war, recklessly running up debt, persecuting its own citizens and stealing their liberties, subjecting them to medical malfeasance, destroying their goods production and food-growing capabilities, and subjecting the public to incessant mind-fuckery in a campaign to falsify and disfigure reality. A consortium of public and corporate bureaucracies has institutionalized the falsification of reality under the pretense of saving...


China Has No War Plans "IndyWatch Feed National"

 Between the United States and China, who is likely to win the competition for global power and influence in this century?



Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sooner or later the mob work you out.


Registering at Yesplay: How to Get Started with Online Sports Betting "IndyWatch Feed National"



YesPlay is one of the most coveted bookies in the Rainbow Nation (South Africa). The reason is not far-fetched. The sportsbook can accept multiple wagers on top events. They can also pay massive winnings. In any case, the bookie has passed muster. As of now, it has over 500,000 users.

The sportsbook furnishes several spectra of wagers. It also delivers the best sweepstakes globally. Theres also an excellent real-time service with a generous selection of games. However, only registered users are qualified to enjoy the fruits of the platform. In this discourse, we will put you through the grind. These include how to register an account at YesPlay, the benefits of yes play registration, and the like.

Steps to Register an Account at Yesplay

YesPlay registration is like a walk in the park. You must ascertain the mobile number that can receive your registration code. In this case, filling out a question sheet or survey form is imperative. If you want to register with YesPlay bet, here are some things to peruse:

  • Ascertain the email address.
  • Ascertain the mobile number.
  • Produce a password.
  • Select your gender.
  • Select your country of residence.
  • Input your date of birth.
  • Choose the secret question and provide an answer to it.
  • Look out for the promo code (if theres any).
  • Comply with relevant rules.

Lets look at the YesPlay registration guideline:

  • Navigate through the pinnacle of the website. You will see the registration icon in red.
  • Tap the registration icon. It will lead you to the sign-up platform.
  • You can sign up via three options. These include Facebook, Apple, or Gmail accounts. ItsRegistering through these methods is easier because you dont need to input fresh details.


  • You can also register through a sign-up form where you input fresh details. Such details include your phone number, name, and many others.


After registration, you will need to reload the platform. You can achieve this by inputting your sign-in and password again. You can start placing wagers after registration.

Verifying Your Account

Its not enough to register with YesPlay. FICA verification is a significant aspect of YesPlay. It typically occurs duri...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Removing the presumption against bail.

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

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

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

Learn more about Poccum's Law here

Quote from Aunty Donna Nelson, Veronicas mother

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

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

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

The Victorian Government has an opp.....


Mountain-Dwelling Species Losing Habitats Rapidly, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mountain forests are important habitats for many species, but a new study has found that habitat loss in these areas has been rapidly accelerating since 2000. In that time, more than 78.1 million hectares (approximately 193 million acres) of mountain forests have been lost, equaling an area greater than the size of Texas.

A team of scientists from Leeds University in the UK and the Southern University of Science and Technology in China studied changes in mountain forests annually from 2001 to 2018, analyzing losses and gains in tree cover. 

The researchers estimated a rate of change and compared the changes across varying elevations. They also compared changes in different types of mountain forests, including boreal, temperate and tropical forests. The tropical forests had the most loss and quickest rate of loss, but this type of forest also had the fastest tree regrowth rate.

Overall, mountain forest loss increased 50% in 2010 to 2018 compared to 2001 to 2009. From 2010 to 2018, mountain forest loss accelerated to about 5.2 million hectares per year, primarily due to logging. Other factors that contributed to forest loss included wildfires, slash-and-burn cultivation and agricultural expansion.

Asia, South America, Africa, Europe and Australia experienced significant mountain forest loss, while the authors observed less forest loss in North America and Oceania.

More than 85% of mammals, birds and amphibians live in mountainous areas, meaning widespread forest loss could impact biodiversity.

Knowledge of the dynamics of forest loss along elevation gradients worldwide is crucial for understanding how and where the amount of forested area available for forest species will change as they shift in response to warming, the authors wrote, as reported by ScienceDaily.

While the authors found less forest loss in protected areas compared to unprotected areas, these protected areas were still impacted by shifting cultivation, agriculture and commercial forestry. 

The study authors noted that protected areas need to be established in large enough zones to allow natural movements and sufficient space for ranging species, to best protect...


Help planning Cairns leg of Australia trip "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi! I am travelling to Australia in May with my Fianc and will be in Cairns for 6D / 6N in the first week.

We are currently booked at the Hilton Cairns for all 6 nights but happy to change it up if better.

We are interested in snorkelling, diving (our first time), nature, wildlife and great experiences (no hiking).

We are open to renting out a car as we both are good drivers and would like to visit Daintree, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge and also get our fill of the GBR (hope to visit one of the islands as well).

Please share any recommendations and itineraries for the 6 days! Any great places to eat are also welcome

Thank you!

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ABC's Sarah Ferguson grills Russian ambassador to Australia on Ukraine and alleged war-crimes - partial transcript "IndyWatch Feed National"

In her interview with the Russian ambassador to Australia, 7.30 Report 21 March 2023,  , I think that Sarah Ferguson failed to give her audience adequate information about the nature of the International Criminal Court, and the fact that neither the US nor Russia are signatories. The US has threatened members of the ICC in ways that would make them fearful of incurring US displeasure.[1] This makes the court unreliable in disputes involving the United States, which the Ukraine conflict clearly does. She also failed to explain how the United States is able to exert pressure on the UN, although this is clear in voting patterns during controversies, which reflect dependencies and fear. Sarah Ferguson did not give the credit due from a professional journalist to the Ukraine-Russia conflict having two sides. She seems to be engaged in a propaganda effort that aimed to consolidate Australias support for US-NATO involvement in Ukraine.

Sarah Ferguson was the caricature of an authoritarian headmistress dealing with a pupil from the wrong side of town who had been reported as a bully by the child of wealthy and influential parents. Clearly the odious child was there to be quelled by an avalanche of accusations framed as insults, and to learn that no-one was interested in his side of the story.

Sarah: For only the third time with the International Criminal Court, a serving president has been targeted by an arrest warrant. The ICC has found Russian President Vladimir Putin criminally responsible for war-crimes, specifically the deportation of Ukrainian children from occupied areas of Ukraine. Separately, a UN-backed inquiry did its own report today, detailing war-crimes by Russian troops during the war. Dr Alexi Palovski is the Kremlins ambassador to Australia. I spoke to him before the arrest warrant was made public.

Sarah: Ambassador Pavlovski, welcome to 7.30.

Ambassador: Good day.

Saras first question takes the form of a ridiculous insult: Ambassador, youre here in Australia, enjoying the benefits of a free and open society, how do you live with yourself, representing the repressive, dictatorial Putin regime?

The ambassador laughs.

Sara notes, You find that funny.

Ambassador: What I find funny is your way to start an interview.

Sarah says, Pretty straight question, with a self-satisfied grin on her face. [Ill teach you to stand up to the protegs of rich Americans, you execrable little slav!]

Ambassador: I never had proble...


PNG International Trade Minister Maru supports border post call "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guinea  Minister for International Trade and Investment, Richard Maru has thrown his support behind moves by the Government to classify border posts as Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Prime Minister James Marape made the Governments intentions known on the floor of parliament last week.

Minister Maru told  local FM 100/ news that border posts are mini SEZs and will be identified as economic hubs that will be put into the SEZ reports.

He said the government needs to build infrastructures like buildings, roads and bridges to house customs, police and Defence officers at the border posts.

Meanwhile,  the Prime Minister said the boarder districts and provinces will be developed into trade and commerce hubs for economic purposes.

He says the Department of Foreign Affairs together with the Department of Trade and International Relations and the Department of Defense will be engaged to layout the infrastructure of the border posts.

Fm 100 / PNG Today

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PNG Electoral Commissioner Sinai Calls for Legal Bills to be standardised "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai said the Commission will consult with relevant authorities including the Department of Justice and Attorney General to review the cost of legal fees that are charged by private firms on elections petitions and other matters.

He said the State remains the single biggest clients to most of the law firms that are operating in the country, where all government departments and State agencies continue to hire their services.

Mr Sinai said the government has been paying huge sums of money to private law firms without using an approved legal fee structure.

It is unfortunate that we dont have a standardized or a prescribed legal fee structure that can be used as a guide to pay appropriate levels of fees to private lawyers. Currently the Commission is paying fees based on different categories of tasks that are undertaken, especially with election petitions. And thats how we have been operating since the engagement of private lawyers in 2002 and onwards, he said.

Mr Sinai said the legal bills are itemized and costs are spread over different activities such as;

Status conference, where all parties in an EP matter are involved,

Direction hearing





Slip rule, and so forth

To be fair on parties, we need to have an approved fee structure to engage private legal practitioners on urgent matters. Right now we are operating in a vacuum and theres a need to consult relevant authorities to review the legal fee issue and put in place a measure to standardize the levels of fees the State pays to private law firms, he said.

Mr Sinai said the engagement of private lawyers has been expensive but due to the increasing number of election petition cases, it has become necessary to engage the services of private lawyers to avoid by elections.

The Commissioner hinted that the Commission will pull out of all election petition cases in the future as a party and allow the member and the petitioner to fight it out in court.

We will only appear in Court as witness and give evidence where necessary...


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

Sputnik 21.03.2023

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

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

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


Always Wanting More "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

Why Always Wanting More?

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

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

The Journalists Answer

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

The Philosophers Answer

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

The Psychoanalysts Answer

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


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

March 22, 2023

Hillsong and The Houstons alleged tax fraud and dishonesty criminal offences

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

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

The maximum penalty is ten years in prison.

Main offences

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


Main offences

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


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






The Buka Business Association last Friday elected new executives to oversee the running of the Association for the next three years.

The New executives are PRESIDENT, JEFFEREY MAGUM Vice President,MICHAEL TAKAKU, Secretary SALOME RIHATA and Treasurer, JULIE MOROKO.

The Outgoing President and man who raised the profile of the Association from nothing in the last five years, ROBERT CRITCHLEY congratulated the new executives and promised to continue to assist the Association.

He told a recent BBA meeting that he was very busy with his operation and needed a break and will not stand for this election.

New Dawn FM understands that the former BBA President initiated many activities in his term of President and most times representing the Business Community in important meetings with the ABG,Donor partners and Private possible investors.

He and his team also fought to make sure local Business interests were protected at all times.







The eye specialist who has travelled in last week to Buka have been conducting eye screening since las week Thursday.

Currently, the team have set up at Family Support Services building in the Buka General hospital.

This morning patients lined up for eye screening and test and the eye care team was so busy. So far, the team have seen 40 patients and are listed for eye surgery

The issue eye specialist team is having now is the delay of surgical equipment that will be arriving this afternoon from Air Niugini air cargo.

With the delay, Buka eye test might take five to seven days before travelling down to Arawa for eye testing there.

According to visiting eye care specialist Dr. David Pahau, these 40 patients who are waiting surgery will undergo eye surgery starting on Wednesday this week.

Dr. Pahau is encouraging patients who needs eye care to come for eye test here in Buka before travelling to Arawa next week.




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

March 22, 2023

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






The eye specialist who has travelled in last week to Buka have been conducting eye screening since las week Thursday.

Currently, the team have set up at Family Support Services building in the Buka General hospital.

This morning patients lined up for eye screening and test and the eye care team was so busy. So far, the team have seen 40 patients and are listed for eye surgery

The issue eye specialist team is having now is the delay of surgical equipment that will be arriving this afternoon from Air Niugini air cargo.

With the delay, Buka eye test might take five to seven days before travelling down to Arawa for eye testing there.

According to visiting eye care specialist Dr. David Pahau, these 40 patients who are waiting surgery will undergo eye surgery starting on Wednesday this week.

Dr. Pahau is encouraging patients who needs eye care to come for eye test here in Buka before travelling to Arawa next week.






The outage of PNG Power in Arawa Town has caused inconvenience to residents and the business houses since last week.

For the business houses, fuel had to be purchased to run their businesses and they are spending much on fuel.

For PNG Power limited, concerned residents and business houses in Arawa wants to know what is the story of the power outage.

Is it fuel supply causing inconvenience? The general public needs to be aware of the situation.

Since last week no notice of formalities to address the general public of the outage.

The only notice issued by PPL Arawa to their valued customers was last month on the scheduled Power interruption.

Apart from that the general public in Arawa are unaware of the Power outage.





The Bougainville Technical College administration has finally set the Graduation date for 2022 students as Thursday 20th April,2023.

The date was finally set as the Certificates have finally arrived from the Headquarters in Port Moresby.

Students and parents have been requested to be at the School on Wednesday April 19th for the Graduation.

For other information, the following students are requested to go to the School on Monday March 20th because they will meet with the Administration on Tuesday 21st March 2023.

These following students are requested to come with their Curriculum Vitae, Grade 10 and Grade 12 Certificates and references.

Under Carpentry and Construction we have five students,
Grady Luke Male
Milton Dvid Male

Under Electro Technology we have another five students,

Under Diploma in Business Management we have four students,



The cricketing phenomenon "IndyWatch Feed National"

The South African bowler, Kagiso Rabada, is arguably one of the best to play test cricket, and could retire as South Africas highest wicket-taker if the country plays more red-ball cricket.

England vs. South Africa at Oval, London, 2017. Image credit Kotomi Creations via Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0.

Years ago, Adam Gilchrist, the legendary Australian wicketkeeper and former captain of Australias national team, was asked about his favorite moment on a cricket field. Gilchrist didnt pick landmark innings or Test match victories. Instead, he described something more intimate. His favorite moment, he said, was the fraction of a second when the ball made contact with the middle of his bat, and he and only he, out of all the people at the ground and all of the viewers on television, knew the connection was sweet and perfect.

For Kagiso Rabada, that moment is when the ball leaves the hand and it feels just right. In that fraction of a second, he alone knows that the ball is traveling at the perfect speed and will land on the exact spot, perfect line and length, that he is after. Darts players are familiar with this feeling. You know as soon as the arrow takes flight whether it is headed where you want it to go or if it has gone rogue.

The earliest Rabada can remember having that feeling was in 2009. St. Stithians, his high school north of Johannesburg, was struggling to take the last wicket in a timed match. Rabada put his hand up, his captain threw the ball to him and with his first delivery of the over, Rabada sent the stumps cartwheeling.

In 2009, Rabada was 14 years old and he alone knew as the ball left his hand that he had bowled a good nut. The ball went through the batters defense and disrupted the woodwork before the rest of his teammates knew it. It was around this time that he decided that he wanted to be an international cricketer. He wanted to experience this joy more times. So, all the other sports he took part in at St. Stithians took a back seat. His focus was on becoming the best bowler he could be.

Six years later, on November 5 2015, Rabada made his Test debut in a dust bowl in Mohale in Punjab, India. If there is anyone that knows how to blunt world-class pace attacks, its Indian pitch curators. Indian curators are South African, England, Australian New...

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200323 Parents building classrooms to support ECC Immaculate Heart of Mary
New Dawn FM News

Parents of an early childhood school in Buka, are helping to raise funds to support the schools infrastructure, office and ablution blocks.
Chairman of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Vincent Kamitz said this is part of the schools fundraising committee to ensure children are given best opportunity to learn.
One hundred sixty children attend our early childhood centre and we extremely appreciate the effort of the parents who contributed through the K50 coinaton to help build two in one building.
Most early starters begin school here at Immaculate Heart of Mary ECC, he said.
Kamitz said it was important for the children to sit down on proper desks to write and learn effectively.
According to head of fundraising committee Maryann Marena the drive came from seeing her children attending the school with growing number of children with limited space.
She said she took up the responsibility after being voted and appreciates the effort of the parents for driving this project forward.
Marena is appealing to all parents yet to support the coinaton as the fundraising will end by Friday this week 24th of March, 2023. ENDS///AK




170323 Speaker of the Fourth Bougainville House of Representative commended the OBEC
New Dawn FM News

Speaker of the Fourth Bougainville House of Representative commended the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner and team, for returning the writs of two very important constituencies.
Mr Simon Pentanu said the Nissan and Haku Constituencies 1) Nissan has a good number of population but because of its location, becomes difficult to get there.
He said as for Haku, who had the highest number of candidates and a higher population was important to be represented in parliament.
I think it is important, we get someone into Parliament at this time where he can represent the people of Nissan and Haku, he said.
Mr Pentanu commended OBEC for completing the Parliament contingent and for a free, fair and accurate elections in Bougainville.
Bougainville Electoral Commission will later return the writs for the seven reruns of the community government elections to the Minister shortly.
Mr George Manu has confirmed a successful delivering of the seven Community Government reruns. ENDS////AK



170323 Nissan and Haku return of writs to Speaker of Bougainville House of Representatives today
New Dawn FM News

Bougainville Electoral Commissioner George Manu returned the writs to Nissan and Haku By-Election Constituency at Parliament House this morning.
The writs were received by the Speaker of Parliament Mr Simon Pentanu on-behalf of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.
The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner Mr Manu thanked the Australian Government for assisting the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commission to deliver the Nissan and Haku elections successfully.
Speaker I am here to return both writs for Nissan and Haku Constituency By-Election issued in January 2023.
This election had a-lot of challenges, we had two deferrals 1) polling period 2) deferred twice because no money was made available.
Then just when we went to the polls, we had to suspend polling due to bad weather.
I, thank the Australian Government for always coming to aid OBEC providing the chopper, it was expensive but nothing could stop me from conducting the successful elections, he added.
Manu also thanked the ABG government for providing the initial funding for both Constituency by-elections.
On receiving the writs Mr Simon Pentanu said it is such occasions where positive things are happening in the region, where an office like OBEC has put its time and effort to deliver on those tasks.
He added that the work of the OBEC in the region is important to the international, regional and country wide communities where very positive comments were made, he said. ENDS///AK



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

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



Education Minister Hon. Thomas Pataaku addressed the staff members of the education department at conference room today.
I urge everyone here today on what roles or position you play in the department you are serving to think out of the box and not be fogged down with routine activities. Education Minister said.
He was delighted to be back at the ministry because during his last term serving as the education minister, the department showed collaborations and accomplishments were done thanks to the staff members.
Minister told the staff members; he had a meeting yesterday with the secretary and executives team that he does not want to keep things within the department in regards to major agendas.
Higher education must not be kept within the department, but Information on paper must be floated to the cabinet to respond effectively of what they think is the way forward.
Mr. Pataaku assured the staff members that frame has been set and all constituency members are to report to President Hon. Ismael Toroama on independence.
Therefore, same applies to the ABG departments for Independence Readiness.
I want all of us to work together to make sure serve government to accomplish goals and most of all produce human resource for the future of Bougainville. Mr. Pataaku said.


Indigenous communities to get better mobile service "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland announced additional funds to improving black spots in mobile coverage as part of infrastructure improvements.

She said this would help with closing the gap targets for remote Indigenous communities.

There are those who would benefit from a break from screen based slavery and this appears now to be a receding respite on the roads less travelled.

Image: Image: Shutterstock -Josu Ozkaritz

Produced By: Amanda Copp

Featured In Story: Michelle Rowland MP Minister for Communications

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 21 March 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Like nails down a blackboard. "IndyWatch Feed National"

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


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

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

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

by G5

[Email 19 March 2023]

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


Regional areas could decide NSW Election "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Pre-polling is well underway in NSW and a Guardian poll today showed that Dominic Perrottet is still edging out Chris Minns as preferred Premier.

Whilst many predict that Western Sydney seats are the ones to watch, country seats that were previously held by the imploded Shooters and Fishers party are likely to prove volatile as well.

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Stewart Jackson Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations, with a specialisation in Australian politics, at the University of Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 21 March 2023

The post Regional areas could decide NSW Election appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


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

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


Beijing shows support for Russia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The President of China Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow with his twelve point plan for peace, which will bring an end to the conflict.  Both sides have stated that they are not interested in a political solution, Russia still wants a total victory and the Ukrainians refuse to concede any land in a peace treaty.

The timing of the visit is raising questions as three days ago Vladimir Putin was accused of war crimes and has a warrant out for his arrest.

Every Stakeholder in the conflict knows that China cant mediate a peace deal but the question remains as to why is the President of China talking to a freshly accused war criminal?

Image: Image: Shutterstock: plavi011

Produced By: Dominic Giles

Featured In Story: Dr Sonia Mycak, Research Fellow at the Australian National University Centre for European studies., and Dr Alexey Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University Perth.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 21 March 2023

The post Beijing shows support for Russia appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Reducing Water Usage Around the Home "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Missing Items

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

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

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

Damaged Possessions

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

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

Insufficient Space

Removalists Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

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

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

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


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00002 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 4.20 AUD


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

International Red Cross Says 2 Kidnapped Staff Freed in Mali


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hopefully the brainless ALP, LNP duopoly will not ship these Qld made armoured cars off to Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Defence has contracted Rheinmetall Defence Australia to deliver and support 211 Boxer 88 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) for the Australian Army.

This is a significant Army capability that will enhance the safety, security and protection of Australian troops for the next 30 years. The Boxer CRV will replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle, which has seen extensive operational service since its introduction in 1996.

The Boxer CRV will operate in a range of environments, from the littoral environment of our near region, to contested complex urban environments. The high levels of protection, firepower and mobility provided by the vehicle will enable sustained operations, varying from peacekeeping to close combat.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has delivered the first 25 Boxer CRVs (known as Block I vehicles) to Defence. The Block I vehicles were built and assembled primarily in Germany and underwent final integration and acceptance testing in Australia.

With a deliberate period of transition, the remaining Boxer CRVs (known as Block II vehicles) will be built and assembled in Australia, under a gradual ramp down in Germany and ramp up in Australia. This will enable progressive technology transfer of the manufacturing techniques and assembly line processes to Australia during this period.

The Resident Project Office in Hamburg continues to support the delivery of the cap...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Vatican signed up to UN "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By Lyndesy Symonds

The Vatican was captured by the permanent, world-wide Revolution and is owned by the Big Jew Bank (Marxs 5th Plank) along with ZOGs and the BRICs.

The Vatican has signed the Roman Catholic Church right up to all UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It is not under Christ Law of Christ the King, it is under the Environmental Sustainable Governance of the UN another ESG corporate.

Pope Francis: Our Duty is to Obey the United Nations
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Home values steady "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Stock shortage

Very little news from the ABS this week, as the ructions continue in global markets and for banks in the US and Europe. 

In Australia bond yields have fallen markedly over recent weeks.

With a shortage of quality stock foe sale, housing prices have begin to rise in Sydney, as well as in Brisbane and Perth to a lesser degree.


New Swabia (Neuschwabenland) "IndyWatch Feed National"

J.G. Olsen / Financial Expositor

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

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

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

They are dissatisfied with the USD hegemony...


Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

Abuser cop: Senior Constable Nathan Black

Abuser cop: Timothy Trautsch

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


Queensland cops have some explaining to do over death of Steven Harrison "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Reports by the Toowoomba Chronicle revealed Harrison was highly respected in the local community.

PEOPLE in the town of Warwick and others across Australia are wondering why police used a sonic torture device and strobe lights against the political adviser and constitutional historian Steven Harrison, found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

The Queensland Police Ethical Standards Division will be investigating the shooting. Why the devices were used against Harrison, who posed no threat to anyone but was anonymously reported to be carrying a sawn-off shotgun in his backyard, will be noted with much interest.

Harrison was well known and well respected by people in Warwick who organised a public memorial service for him on the Friday after his death on Tuesday morning. Harrison had impaired eyesight and lived on a disability benefit. He was an adviser for the Australian Federation Party and was also known as a kind and devout Christian.

Many concerned people will also be wondering if Harris...


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

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

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

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

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

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

What are attorneys saying?

Family attorneys say Otieno posed no threat to the deputies.

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


ULMWP calls on international community to seek conflict resolution in Papua "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

ULMWP calls on international community to seek conflict resolution in Papua

News Desk Susi Air Pilot Hostage

20 March 2023

Jayapura, Jubi The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has called on the international community to pay serious attention to the escalated violence that continued to occur in Papua, or internationally known as West Papua.

Head of ULMWPs Legal and Human Rights Bureau Daniel Randongkir said that ever since the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) took hostage New Zealand Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens on February 7, 2023, tensions in Papuas central mountainous region have escalated. The New Zealand government is pushing for Mehrtens peaceful release but the Indonesian Military (TNI) is preparing a military operation to free the pilot.

Randongkir said the TPNPB action was an effort to draw world attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Papua, and to ask the international community to recognize the political independence of West Papua, which has been occupied by Indonesia since May 1, 1963. Negotiations for the release of the Susi Air pilot are ongoing but TPNPB does not want the Indonesian government to intervene in the negotiations.

Randongkir said that in the past week, there had been armed conflict between TPNPB and TNI in Puncak Papua, Intan Jaya, Jayawijaya, and Yahukimo regencies. This shows the escalation of armed conflict in Papua.

According to Randongkir, since 2018 there have been more than 67,000 civilians displaced from conflict areas such as Intan Jaya, Nduga, Puncak, Puncak Jaya, Yahukimo, Bintang Mountains, and Maybrat regencies. They left their hometowns to seek refuge in other areas.

On March 16, 2023 the local government and the military began evacuating non-Papuans in Dekai, the capital of Yahukimo Regency, using military cargo planes. Meanwhile, the indigenous people of Yahukimo were not evacuated from the city of Dekai, Randongkir said in a press release received by Jubi on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

ULMWP assessed that the evacuation of non-Papuans was part of the TNIs preparation to carry out full military operations. This has the potential to cause human rights violations. Past experience showed that TNI, when conducting military operations in Papua, did not pay attention to international humanitarian law.

They will destroy...


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

Contributed by Joe Montero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Written by Grant G

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

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

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

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

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

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



Apakah Adat dan Apa Pula Kebudayaan?* "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Radar Sampit, Minggu, 19 Maret 2023

Oleh: Sita Rohana | Penyunting: Andriani SJ Kusni | Redaktur: Heru | Penata Letak: Danny

Jika kita ingin melestarikan budaya, kita harus terus menciptakannya.
          Johan Huizinga
Salah satu bentuk kebudayaan Flores (

Adat dalam Pengertian Melayu

Berikut ini adalah gambaran mengenai adat di kalangan orang Rimba (dikutip dari Steven Sager, 2008):

Sejak diri bumi setumpang tijak
langet solebor payung,
adat nenek puyong kito,
hidup, mati, do posko posko jugo nang dopakos yah
(Sejak bumi sekecil tapak [kaki]
dan langit selebar payung
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It's Good To Be Mean To War Propagandists - Caitlin Johnstone "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

Monday, 20 March


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

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

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