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Thursday, 16 March


ABC 'comedy' wanker "IndyWatch Feed National"

New submarines are on their way! Eventually. Possibly. Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) March 16, 2023


NSW Labor on Matt Kean's fundraising war-chest "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dear Comrade, We've always known the Liberals have ultra-rich donors with deep pockets. But would you believe this: Treasurer Matt Kean alone has raised $360,000 for the Liberals' election campaign: And unfortunately for us, that kind of cash goes a long way in tight elections like this one.$360,000 can buy...


"IndyWatch Feed Qld" "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Wednesday 8 March, a pair of Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopters were noted passing through Rockhampton Airport as they flew home to Townsville after being at Melbourne (Avalon) where they were on display at the just completed Australian International Airshow.

The two Chinooks were identified as A15-302 and A15-303 and are both operated by the Australian Army's 5th Aviation Regiment (5 Avn Regt) 'C' Squadron based at Townsville.

They looked to fly separately into Rocky from RAAF Base Amberley with A15-302 flying as "Fatboy 359" and A15-303 a few minutes behind as "Brahman 11".

After taking on fuel, both Chinooks departed separately from Rockhampton Airport for Townsville.

Of interest, we reported on Wednesday 22 February, that A15-302 and A15-305 were planned to head South to Avalon but it appears that A15-305 returned to Townsville with it then subsequently passing back through Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 4 5 March as one of three Chinooks (also A15-304 and A15-307) to embark on the HMAS Canberra to head to Vanuatu for Cyclone relief efforts.  

It is unclear when A15-305 flew back to Townsville...


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-210 Missed Approach at Bundaberg Airport as "Stallion 24" - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Wednesday 1 March, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-210 was noted completing a missed approach at Bundaberg Airport.

File photo

It was flying as "Stallion 24" and departed RAAF Base Amberley to fly up to complete the missed approach at Bundaberg Airport.  It then flew North to meet up with RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-001 "Ausy 435" which was flying from Guam to Amberley.

From near Proserpine to Gladstone the two RAAF heavies flew together but the Globemaster was then tasked by The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) to fly to a 5-metre boat with one person on board, reportedly in trouble 60 miles North-East of Rockhampton.  They flew out to it and found it anchored and not drifting then flew low around it for over an hour until LifeFlight Rescue Bell 412EP VH-XCK "Rescue 522" arrived from Bundaberg.  

The Globemaster then returned to Amberley. 

VH-XCK "Rescue 522" returned from there to Bundaberg Airport.

Photo taken by Scott Harris 


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-001 Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Friday 3 March, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-001 was noted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

File photo

It was heard to be flying as "Dragon 30" and flew up from RAAF Base Amberley to complete the missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.  It then continued up to land at Townsville.

Later, A39-001 "Dragon 30" departed Townsville to the North to meet up with fellow RAAF KC-30A MRTT A39-006 "Dragon 35" which had earlier departed RAAF Base Tindal and flew across to a position overhead Cairns where they both then flew down together to Amberley.

Of interest, as shown in the photo above from Penang, Malaysia, taken earlier in the week shows, A39-001 has been re-painted.

On their entry to RAAF service, the KC-30A fleet initially carried a low-visibility grey colour scheme brought over from the predecessor Boeing B707 Tanker Transports. This included the aircrafts identification numbers, emergency markings, RAAF roundels and squadron insignia being applied in blue grey paint.

Difficulty with identifying individual KC-30As on the tarmac and in the air will see the existing blue-grey markings swapped with dark grey markings that have higher contrast with the light grey applied to the rest of the aircraft.

Most (if not all) of the seven RAAF KC-30As have received these new markings with the dark grey markings to be applied on each KC-30A as it comes due for scheduled repainting.

It certainly makes it a lot easier for us plane spotters to identify the KC-30A with a repaint program applying dark grey markings to the aircraft.

Photo taken by Pravin Menon 


Was Silicon Valley Bank crashed deliberately? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

By Han Barkmeyer

Its extremely interesting to note one specific fact about Joseph Gentile, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Gentile seems to have a history of being at the helm of ships that sink in a very dramatic fashion. In fact, his job before SVB was atLehman Brothers.
Yes. That Lehman Brothers.

Prior to joining SVB in 2007, Mr. Gentile served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Lehman Brothers Global Investment Bank where he directed the accounting and financial needs within the Fixed Income Division.

Who is Joseph Gentile, the link between the SVB and Lehman Brothers collapses?

Well, well, well, it seems the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has brought a certain individual back into the spotlight. Joseph Gentile, the banks Chief Administrative Officer, has been making headlines due to his past involvement with Lehman Brothers, the global finance firm that famously went bankrupt during the 2008 financial crisis.

Yup, you read that right, the same guy who used to be Lehman Brothers Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is now at the center of attention in the SVB debacle.

SVB, once the premier financial institution for tech and health startup businesses in the US, has been in a rapid downward spiral since Friday, with customers starting to withdraw their deposits due to the banks investments being adversely affected by recently hiked interest rates.

Natural News:
Let there be no illusions about how this ends: The total collapse of the dollar, the banking system and the USA as we know it. Perhaps that was the plan all along.

Yes, it was the plan all along. The plan was hatched 3,300 years ago.

Mr. Gentile is obviously working for those who want to destroy America and the West.


Yet another tacit Liberal party murder confession. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Liberal Party has made a number of tacit murder confessions in regard to Robodebt and the illegal importation of COVID-19, but the SA Division of the Liberals appears to be striving to win a glod Logie award for such confessions.

Short link to this posting:

In a video of 35 seconds duration, the SA Liberal Party hammers the Malinauskas Government for making ambulance ramping twice as dangerous, and potentially twice as deadly as it was under Premier Steven Marshall. 

I may be wrong, but I strongly suspect that this advertisment is an admission that the Liberal Party violated the Genocide provisions in Section 268.5 (2) of the Commonwealth  Criminal Code Act (1995) and the Criminal Neglect provision in Section 14(1) of the SA criminal code:

This advertisement is 35 seconds of ultra-compelling audio-visual evidence of the fact that in Australia, politicians see themselves as being above the law when they make fatal decisions.

HOW WIERD This advert is demanding that Peter Malinauskas fix a deadly problem that the Liberal Party did not fix in 4 years of government.

Robo-debt, Welfare-Gate, COVID-GATE and Vaccine-Gate are other examples of this nasty habit of making unlawful decisions that kill people.


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Ronald Medlicott. Citizen, teacher and volunteer Christian lay-advocate.


Population growth approaching record pace "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Population count accelerates

Australia's population increased by 128,670 in the September 2022 quarter, implying an annual pace of around 500k per annum. 

Source: ABS

The population is growing faster than previously projected, and the population clock was ratcheted up to 26,384,000. 

Indeed, this implies population growth of faster than one person per minute, which is actually more like an annual population growth of 573,000 per annum.

I guess it will slow down a bit at some point.

The peak of the rush to south-east Queensland passed in the September quarter, and with more employers requiring workers back at their desks in Sydney and Melbourne with each passing week this trend will continue. 



Ukrainians picking very unwise fights with potential mercenary Muslim enemies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Kind-hearted and tolerant Ukrainians use the Koran as a cutting board for their salo. Donbass Devushka (@PeImeniPusha) March 15, 2023


Raising awareness about endometriosis critical "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Endometriosis is a common and often painful condition where the lining of the uterus grows outside of it causing an inflammatory response, particularly around menstruation.

While the condition varies amongst individuals, it is frequently associated with pain, bloating, heavy menstruation and impacts on wellbeing and at times, fertility.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month refocusing a lens on the chronic disease continuing to affect the lives of more than 800,000 Australian women, girls, and those who are gender diverse. 


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Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Louise Hull Professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and Libby Trainor Parker Endometriosis advocate with lived experience of endo

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 16 March 2023

The post Raising awareness about endometriosis critical appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Yoorrook Justice Commission hearings highlight systemic injustice "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has recently heard from community members with first-hand experiences of the child protection and criminal justice systems, following a series of other hearings last year on various issues impacting First Peoples.

This comes as Victorias controversial bail laws, which meant Aboriginal women were imprisoned at double the rate, are set to be loosened within months.

All First Peoples can continue to tell their truth about any ongoing or historic systemic injustice affecting First Peoples in Victoria by making a submission through Yoorrooks online submission portal.  First Peoples are encouraged to make submissions in any form they wish, including audio or video recorded submissions, artwork, or recordings of song or dance. Free, confidential, and safe social and emotional wellbeing support and legal advice is available for all First Peoples wishing to tell their truth to Yoorrook

Produced By: Anisha Pillarisetty

Featured In Story: Professor Eleanor Bourke Chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 16 March 2023

The post Yoorrook Justice Commission hearings highlight systemic injustice appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Psychological First Aid for sufferers of natural disasters "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Over the last three years, many Australians have lost everything thanks to the bushfires and floods, and theyve had to start from scratch.

A research article released last year found Psychological First Aid or PFA is vital for communities to thrive after these traumatic experiences.

Story produced by RTRFM

Produced By: Jeff Bullen

Featured In Story: Dr Jessica Mackelprang Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Clinical Psychologist at Swinburne University

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 16 March 2023

The post Psychological First Aid for sufferers of natural disasters appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Food insecurity rising in Australia: survey "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Escalating food insecurity has been attributed to a perfect storm of influences including: changes in supply, impacts from floods, rising interest rates and booming living costs, reshaping the need for food relief.

Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Greg Pattinson CEO of Foodbank South Australia and Central Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 16 March 2023

The post Food insecurity rising in Australia: survey appeared first on 4YOU 98.5FM Capricorn Community Radio.


Simply magnificent new campaign ad for Sleepy Joe Biden. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thank you Underminder, you always come through with the goods!


When did Centrelink stop answering the phone? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Theyve sent me a $5,000 debt notice and there appears to be no one home to speak with?

I ventured into my first Centrelink office in years yesterday since phone lines seem like a no-go, and they said they had no power to help and to go call.

I feel like I am some kind of infinite Centrelink loop! Will I ever get out?

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Australia's traditional owners - China - buying up our country like it's going out of fashion. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Peaceful invasion hey? But don't despair if you can't afford a house, we've got submarines coming.


SA union leader resigns after store CCTV records her apparently shoplifting "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leah York has today announced she will step down from her position as Branch Secretary of the South Australian Branch of the AEU following an incident in Mount Gambier last week. Ms Yorks resignation will be effective close of business today. The AEU is in the process of determining interim...


Lydia Tr is dead "IndyWatch Feed National"

To paraphrase a quote, I am less interested in Lydia Trs dreams than in the near certainty that the Trs of the real world dont make it out of Staten Island. Art is the opposite of rent. Artists need money to live and time to create, as do audiences in order to attend.

The post Lydia Tr is dead appeared first on Overland literary journal.


THREAD: Forestry Corps Total Forest Closure Notice is fake: no arrests at #ForestWalkOn "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Govt is using our money to destroy our native forests. We need them and our native animals need them. Fran Fagan Wingham resident Phew! I got lost, drove rocky waterlogged trails through the Yarratt State Forest lots of forestry utes & blokes but not pulled over. Yarratt Forest NOT closed. Got to []

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Margo Kingston

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Margo Kingston is a retired Australian journalist and climate change activist. She is best known for her stint as Phillip Adams Canberra Babylon contributor and her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and #Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.


Witchcraft and the Cruelty of Anti-Semitism "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Chancellor von Bismarck (C) Witch burning, Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica (R) Chancellor Hitler at Berlin in 1938, Photo: AP(L) Chancellor von Bismarck (C) Witch burning, Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica (R) Chancellor Hitler at Berlin in 1938, Photo: AP

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

I recently found a 1956 book entitled The Magic Background of Modern Anti-Semitism: An Analysis of the German-Jewish Relationship. It was written by Adolf Leschnitzer from lectures he gave at Free University of Berlin from 1952 to 1954. He served in WWI as a German soldier and then was a history teacher in high schools until he emigrated, to escape persecution, in 1939 first to Netherlands then to England.

The theme of the book Magic Background goes like this.  For two centuries the 1200s and 1300s there was violent persecution of Jews in Germany (this book never talks about Jews elsewhere). Oddly, the cruelty lightened up during the 1500s and 1600s, the reason being that a focus on witchcraft replaced it. Then it came back again in 1800s and 1900s.

In the preface, Adolf Leschnitzer says In an...


Electricity charges are set for a steep rise "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

Australians are about to pay a whole lot more for using electricity. All parties promised to put a stop to all these price rises during the last federal election campaign. The promise has been betrayed.

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) who is supposed to keep a lid on he rises has just lifted what can be charged by electricity companies, and they have been allowed to set tiers to charge different plans with different prices in some areas. The argument given is that this will generate competition.

Expected price rises are from around 20 percent to more than 30 percent. This will add considerable financial stress to many already pressed households.

The problem with the existing price regulation system is that it relies on the belief that the market is the way to generate the best outcome. If this outcome is to deliver lower prices, it has been a total failure.

To be fair, it must be acknowledged that the Albanese government did set a price cap in October last year. This had a small and temporary positive effect. There was a little fall in prices. Unfortunately. this might be coming to an end. A bigger and longer-term solution is needed.

Images by LAVO: Ending coal power plants and shifting to renewable alternatives is part of the answer

If lower energy cost is still the objective, there must be a different approach. It is not necessary to peg to international prices, as is the case at the moment. Instead of generous subsidies to energy companies, there should be sufficient investment into cheaper and cleaner energy. Australia remains reliant on aging coal generation plants that are no longer working efficiently, and therefore raising costs. T...


Australias old media are on the ropes and are being exposed for bias and conflict of interest daily "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias old media are now being exposed daily for their biased reporting and failure to declare their conflict of interests which has to mean their days are numbered. The evidence for that []


Another lone gunman in Townsville takes his own life "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Have people suddenly gone mad with firearms and motor vehicles? Or is it a result of the toxic mRNA Covid jab which doctors have warned affects the brain and nervous system?

From ABC

Residents who were locked inside their homes while gunshots rang out through their quiet North Queensland neighborhood are speaking to counselors about their experiences.

Police Landcruiser wagon has a few holes from a centrefire rifle. This is the second such incident recently after an 18 year old girl shot two people in Toowoomba and an earlier incident in Toowoomba when a single shooter fired a rifle in a house.

Officers conducted operations from the kitchens and yards of some homes, forcing some residents to be evacuated.

The sounds of a speaker used by police to negotiate with the man could be heard by residents until the early hours of Monday morning.

The siege ended at 6.45am on Monday, when police found the 50-year-old gunman deceased inside a home.

Key points:

  • The 10-hour siege ended when the gunmans body was found
  • Some residents were forced to vacate their homes to allow police to conduct operations from them
  • The Queensland government is offering residents counselling usually reserved for natural disaster recovery

Outreach teams are doorknocking residents in the Townsville suburb of Kirwan after a 10-hour siege on Sund...


Der Ukraine-Liveticker heute hat ein paar bemerkenswerte ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Der Ukraine-Liveticker heute hat ein paar bemerkenswerte Meldungen im Kleingedruckten. Liest das eigentlich berhaupt jemand, diese Liveticker? Ich berspringe die immer, aber diesmal wies ein Leser auf diese Meldung hier hin:

In Bulgarien haben Getreideproduzenten einen Importstopp fr ukrainischen Weizen gefordert. Die um gut 30 Prozent billigere, zollfreie Einfuhr aus der Ukraine mache die heimische Weizenproduktion nicht mehr konkurrenzfhig [] hnliche Probleme gebe es auch infolge des Imports von preisgnstigeren Sonnenblumenkernen aus der Ukraine.
Jetzt macht der Putin auch noch unsere Bauern kaputt!!1!

Aber die Meldungen drumherum haben auch ein paar Klopper. Den hier z.B. finde ich super:

Die Grnen fordern raschere Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine.
Man vergleiche das mal mit den Wahlkampfplakaten vor dem Krieg. Aber es stellt sich auch noch eine andere Frage. Von wem fordern sie das konkret? Ich dachte die sind in der Regierung?

Oder wie wre es mit dem hier:

Russland hat im vergangenen Jahr dank hoher lpreise einen Handelsberschuss von 332,4 Milliarden US-Dollar (gut 311 Milliarden Euro) erzielt. Das Exportvolumen sei um 19,9 Prozent auf 591,5 Milliarden Dollar gestiegen, der Import im gleichen Zeitraum um 11,7 Prozent auf 259,1 Milliarden Dollar geschrumpft, teilte die Zollbehrde mit. Gegenber 2021 ist der Handelsberschuss Russlands damit um 68 Prozent gewachsen.
Die Sanktionen wirken!! Nur nicht in die Richtung, in die sie gedacht waren. Der lpreis wre ohne die Sanktionen nie so hoch gegangen.

Auf der anderen Seite muss man natrlich immer vorsichtig mit solchen Angaben sein, denn sie kommen von der Landesregierung. Die hat ein Interesse daran, dass die Zahlen so aussehen, wie sie aussehen. Da knnte es ein paar Flle von kreativer Buchfhrung auf dem Weg gegeben haben, wie bei uns mit der Arbeitslosenstatistik z.B.

Auerdem gab es noch die Meldung, dass die Russen die CIA-Story nicht glauben, dass der Nord-Stream-Angriff von einem verwirrten Einzeltter aus der Ukraine gekommen sei, denn die Ukraine habe ja dadurch nichts zu gewinnen gehabt.

Aber die Topp-Meldung in der Liste ist ganz am Ende:

vergangenes Jahr stieg die Ukraine durch die Militrhilfen aus den USA und Europa jedoch zum drittgrten Rstungsimporteur auf.
Wer importiert denn gerade bitte noch mehr Waffen als die Ukraine?!? Dafr muss man zur Prim...


Blockchain is the answer to Russia's settlement issues, banking exec says "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is no technical reason preventing Russia from creating its own blockchain-based system, blockchain provider Fuse Network's CEO believes.

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Wednesday, 15 March


Decentralized Communication - #SolutionsWatch "IndyWatch Feed National"

As the internet clampdown begins, people are finally beginning to wake up to the need to find alternative communication platforms. But if the masses are just herded from one centralized platform to another, has anything really changed at all? Join James for today's important edition of #SolutionsWatch where he examines some of the many decentralized communication networks, platforms and protocols that are being developed to address the root of the censorship problem.


Are You Too Late To Bitcoin? "IndyWatch Feed National"

What is the top for an immutable money that becomes the standard for humanity? Why its time to get off zero.

This is an opinion editorial by Luke Broyles, a Bitcoin content creator.

How much bitcoin does it take to get rich and fund your lifestyle? How little bitcoin does it take to protect yourself against inevitable inflation, bank runs and fiat demise? Are you too late to Bitcoin? What would a 1% allocation do?

These are questions that newbies and veterans of Bitcoin alike ask themselves and each other and, oftentimes, there isnt a clear answer.

Lets provide a solid framework to answer that question.

There Is No Top For An Immutable Money Standard

January 2009 was BTC's first price prediction. Hal Finney predicted that bitcoin could become the global-dominant payment system, or $10 million per coin (Finneys calculation would be closer to $40 million today). But bitcoin would not surpass $1.00 until April 2011... Over two full years later.


What Finney understood is that upon the invention of perfect money all global wealth would inevitably consolidate into it. Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla and others also foresaw this.

A closed (monetary) system inevitably absorbs all open (productivity) systems. Money is the technology that prices everything else within its own ledger. There is no "top" price prediction for an immutable monetary standard of the human race, the standard.

Source: Author

Its About Purchasing Power, Not Price

So, a better way to think of bitcoin's value is not in price, but in purchasing power. Overlaying a share of monetary stock with a given amount of productivity (or economic value) is a better way to predict the money's value. Its worth noting that in a finite ledger, wealth inequality as we know it today does the reverse as we expect today (a topic for another...


Australia's Treasury and Reserve Bank Held Consultations With Coinbase, Others "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tom Duff Gordon, vice president for international policy at Coinbase. (CoinDesk TV)


Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating told his wife in front of friends at a dinner party that their marriage was over, Annita Keating has revealed. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Paul Keating and former wife Annita Keating

Sydney Morning Herald

Paul ended our marriage at a dinner party:


Former prime minister Paul Keating told his wife in front of friends at a dinner party that their marriage was over, Annita Keating has revealed.

Breaking her silence on the couples 1998 split, Mrs Keating said she felt as though she had been stabbed when her husband of 23 years broke the news to her.

In an interview with The Bulletin magazine, she still does not explain the reason behind her break-up with the former Labor leader, prime minister from 1991-96.



Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating partner- its a gay man "IndyWatch Feed National"

Above recent photograph: Two old Sydney gays. Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating with Sydney radio shock jock Alan Jones.

I dont know who Paul Keatings live-in gay partner is.

Below photograph: former Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.



How to Prepare Your Staff for an Office Fit Out "IndyWatch Feed National"

Are you planning an office refit? If so, youre probably excited about the changes it will bring for your staff and for the company as a whole. But before the work begins, its vital that you take the time to prepare your staff for the transition.

Its important to understand that an office fit-out is a process thats going to affect a significant number of people in different ways. In order to ensure a successful transition, its important to get as many people on the same page as possible.

Having a clear plan in place can help ensure that everyone is on board and ready for what lies ahead.

Here are some tips to help you prepare your staff and make sure everything goes smoothly during an office fit-out.

  1. Explain the Purpose of an Office Fit Out
    Informing staff about any changes, renovations, or installation of furniture before they happen helps reduce disruption, leads to better morale from the staff, and allows all necessary resources to be efficiently allocated ahead of time.

    Additionally, it might also help to explain to your staff why youre having an office fit out in the first place. Is the company downsizing? Is the old layout outdated or impractical? Explaining the purpose of the fit-out might help your staff understand the decision and alleviate any concerns associated with the project.

  2. Outline Any Safety Protocols and Procedures that Must be Followed
    As the employer, you will need to outline safety protocols and procedures for all staff members that may be affected during or after the fit out. These should include sufficient training requirements along with policies concerning wearing protective clothing and equipment such as hard hats and boots. Staff also need to know where obstacles may be present as well as any site-specific risks that must be assessed and monitored throughout the process.

    Additionally, ensure staff are familiar with all fire prevention measures so they can safely evacuate should an emergency arise. Following these steps will ensure both staff safety and adherence to directives which may help minimise liabilities during the entire office fit out process.

  3. Detail Any New Policies or Processes That May Need to be Implemented
    The team should also receive notices about any challenges that might arise during construction. This might include notices about construction noise or restricted access to certain areas of the building. Communication needs to remain open throughout this time so that staff can voice their concerns and be informed of progress updates.

    Additionally, a detailed schedule should be put in place to...


When's 'The Plan' kick in Jim? "IndyWatch Feed National" CaptObvious23 (@CaptObvious23) March 15, 2023


Canberra: Join us - rally, say No to War protect truthtellers 8am 20th March ACT Courts "IndyWatch Feed National"

Join us - rally, say No to War protect truthtellers 8am Monday 20th March at the ACT Courts. On the 20th anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq, and as the Coalition of the Willing which was responsible for the illegal invasion of Iraq on 20 March 2003 has regrouped as AUKUS, we should remember the legacy of that disastrous war and other destructive wars. (Reposted from .)


Two people in particular are suffering persecution today because they dared to expose war crimes. Julian Assange released material including a video of the Baghdad airstrike which killed two Reuters journalists and other civilians, and ADF Major David McBride gave the ABC information about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. David will be in court on the day to learn the date of commencement of his trial after 4 years!

We have a great line up of speakers

Dr Monique Ryan MP, Major David McBride, Senator David Shoebridge, Lawyer and survivor of a political prosecution, Bernard Collaery, Dr Sue Wareham, President of MAPW, GetUp CEO. Larissa Baldwin-Roberts and CBA whistleblower, Jeff Morris. Co Convenor of AAPP, Craig Andrews will MC the rally.

The wars on Iraq and Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of many hundreds of thousands of people, as well as injuring or displacing millions more. The wars caused widespread environmental destruction.

Join us to call on the Australian government to:

bring Assange home

drop the charges against McBride, and


Please come along to support David McBride and Julian Assange and to express horror that the countries which were responsible for so much heartbreak in Iraq and Afghanistan are bent on engaging in another war.

This rally is a joint event between the Alliance Against Political Prosecutions, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War.

MAPW Fundraising dinner 6.30pm, 28 March, Ainslie Football Club, with speaker Prof Clinton Fernandes, author of Island of the Coast of Asia, and the recent Subimperial Power: Australia in the International Arena on AUKUS and Australias Role in the Emerging World Order.

This talk examines the contours of a changing global order and Australias....


Bank collapse in US could cause bail-ins in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

(Natural News) Three US banks collapsed last week (Silvergate, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature). Contagion took hold and quickly began to spread to other banks.

The entire US banking system would have collapsed starting today if not for the FDIC jumping in and offering to rescue even non-insured depositors at SVB. Normally the FDIC covers only $250K in deposits per person or institution. To try to avert a total systemic collapse, they announced in an emergency session yesterday that they would cover all deposits for these banks.

The problem is that the FDIC only had slightly over $100 billion in funds to carry this out.

Yet the total bank deposits held across America are approaching $10 trillion. (Nearly 10,000 billion.)

In effect, the FDIC only has enough funds to cover about 1% of bank deposits in America.

Even worse, banks in America have over $300 trillion in derivatives liabilities. Thats thirty times larger than the $10 trillion in deposits. The FDIC has only a tiny fraction of a fraction to even think about covering these losses, should derivatives begin to unwind.

The claim that the FDIC is bailing out depositors without using taxpayer money is a lie

Mathematically, what all this means is that the Treasury and Fed are going to have to print money to prop up failing banks, especially as contagion spreads and more banks crater as the Fed raises interest rates a kind of controlled demolition of the US economy and stock market.

This is going to dilute the value of dollars and cause huge inflation increases across all the products you normally buy, such as groceries, housing, clothing, fuel and so on.

All this printed money is created as debt on the shoulders of US taxpayers, and the government will move to confiscate more and more money from the American people to try to shore up the financial nightmare that it created. Joe Biden is already pushing much higher taxes, even as the USA is on track (with new spending programs) to hit over $50 trillion in national debt by 2030.

Let there be no illusions about how this ends: The total collapse of the dollar, the banking system and the USA as we know it.

Perhaps that was the plan all along.

Hear todays Situation Update podcast for full details (and an action plan to financially survive all this):

Janet Yellen announces Treasury backstop of deposits for THREE failed banks
FDIC says it will use its Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) money
Claims no taxpayer money will be used for bailout but its A LIE
FDIC only has $100 billion max, and bailouts will cost MORE
After FDIC burns through cash, Fed will PRINT money for bailouts
Banks encou...


The Right to Disconnect "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Right to Disconnect is one of the workplace laws that has been enacted in countries like France Germany Italy and Czech Republic.  It is part of issue that has prompted the legal action from Kooyong MP Monique Ryans ex Chief of Staff Sally Rugg.

The return to work issue also is affecting many, as they have become accustomed to the convenience of working from home.  Also the December 2022 changes to the Fair Work Act has given employees the right to choose to disclose or not disclose information regarding remuneration or employment conditions.


Image: Image: Shutterstock Iarisa Stefanjuk

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Ian Neil SC Barrister Employment and Industrial Relations

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 15 March 2023

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The Big Wet "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Is Eastern Australias three years of cold and wet weather coming to an end? History shows that we could be in for a decade of El Nino weather as early as the end of 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorologys declaration that La Nia has ended heralds the official end of the big wet, a rare triple dip La Nia that was the only the fourth since 1900 and the first in 22 years.

Follow the link below to Dr. Tom Mortlocks report on the weather events we can expect to see.

Say Goodbye to the Big Wet and Excessive Losses

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Produced By: Rodney Monk

Featured In Story: Dr Thomas Mortlock, Senior Analyst at AON and Adjunct Fellow for the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW.

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 15 March 2023

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Mending a broken Heart "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

New advances in 3D printing and stem cell technology has the potential to fix up hearts after damage from heart attacks.

This would obviate the need for high-risk heart transplants in many cases, as effectively new heart material can be generated to fit into the part that has been damaged.

The stem cell technology prevents the rejection problems with heart transplants, as the body does not reject the new heart patch.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Carmine Gentile Group Leader Cardio Vascular Regeneration Group University of Technology Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 15 March 2023

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Polls predict narrow Labor win "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Polls leading up to the New South Wales state election are suggesting a Labor victory under a hung parliament, calling into question, who will Chris Minns need to deal with to form government.

The leader of the opposition has made it clear that he will not be affording the Greens party special deals or parliamentary positions in order to form government.

The already large cross-bench is also expected to grow, providing opportunity for Labor to form government without the Greens assistance.

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Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Penny Sharpe Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Shadow Minister of Environment and Heritage, Jenny Leong Greens Party Member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales Representative of the Electorate of Newtown, and Dr Stewart Jackson Senior Lecturer of Political Sciences at the University of Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 15 March 2023

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It's war, right! "IndyWatch Feed National"

This reminds me of the dancing doctors and nurses. #ukraine Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis (@DrLoupis) March 13, 2023


Australian Beaches Cleaned Significantly Through Waste Control Strategies "IndyWatch Feed National"


People oftentimes visit Australia not just to get a taste of the city, but to enjoy the beaches as well. In fact, thousands of visitors flock to the waters and watch as surfers ride the waves while others simply sunbathe.

However, with tourism also comes waste. People dont oftentimes think about the trash they leave behind. Theyre simply there to enjoy, without a care in the world. As a result, some parts of the beaches have been littered with so much plastic.

A recent scientific survey was conducted and when this was completed, researchers found that plastic on Australian beaches has fallen by 29 percent since they did the previous survey in 2013. They were impressed at what they found.

The authors of the study give credit to the well-executed and locally focused waste control strategies. They say that this is what Australians can achieve if they just put their heads together, and this may be something that the rest of the world could follow.

The efforts had been organized by the Australian national science agency. And for this y...


Paul Keating's statement condemning the Albanese Government over AUKUS and our China deterrent nuclear submarines "IndyWatch Feed National"

Conflict of interest anyone? The Albanese Governments complicity in joining with Britain and the United States in a tripartite build of a nuclear submarine for Australia under the AUKUS arrangements represents the worst international decision by an Australian Labor government since the former Labor leader, Billy Hughes, sought to introduce...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pentagon Drones Gather Data for Kievs Future Strikes on Russia Ambassador to US

Anatoly Antonov quoted US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby as saying that US UAVs make these kinds of overflights on a daily basis

AP Photo/Michael Sohn

WASHINGTON, March 15. /TASS/. US drones are collecting reconnaissance data to be used by the Kiev forces for their future strikes on the Russian territory and Russian troops, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has said.

"The unacceptable actions of the United States military in the close proximity to our borders are cause for concern. We are well aware of the missions such reconnaissance and strike drones are used for," the ambassador was quoted as saying in a communique, issued in connection with Tuesdays US MQ-9 Reaper drones crash in the Black Sea.

The Russian diplomat quoted US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby as saying that US UAVs make these kinds of overflights on a daily basis.

"What do they do thousands of miles away from the United States? The answer is obvious - they gather intelligence which is later used by the Kiev regime to attack our armed forces and territory," Antonov said.

"We proceed from the fact that the United States will refrain from further speculations in the media landscape and stop making sorties near the Russian borders," he added.


Bowen clown show. "IndyWatch Feed National"

He falls somewhere short of convincing. Whenever Peter Dutton and Liberal & Nationals MPs talk about energy prices, remember that they voted for higher energy price rises and absolutely zero support for Australian businesses and households in Parliament. Chris Bowen (@Bowenchris) March 15, 2023


Establishment of the US Department of Defence All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office "IndyWatch Feed National"

Media release

On 20 July 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense published a media release titled "DoD Announces the Establishment of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office." The text of the release reads:

"On July 15, 2022, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in coordination with the Director of National Intelligence [DNI], amended her original direction to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security by renaming and expanding the scope of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group [AOIMSG] to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office [AARO], due to the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2022, which included a provision to establish an office, in coordination with DNI, with responsibilities that were broader than those originally assigned to the AOIMSG.

Today, USD (I&S) Hon Ronald S.  Moultrie informed the department of the establishment of AARO within the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, and named Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick, most recently the Chief Scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center, as the Director of AARO.

The mission of the AARO will be to synchronize efforts across the Department of Defense, and with other US federal departments and agencies, to detect, identify and attribute objects of interest in, on or near military installations, operating areas, training areas, special use airspace and other areas of interest, and, as necessary, to mitigate any associated threats to safety of operations and national security. This includes anomalous, unidentified space,...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Putin Lambasts Version on Pipeline Blast by Ukrainian Activists

The explosion of such kind, with such power and at such depth, could only be made by specialists, supported by the whole might of a state having certain technologies, Russian President noted

ULAN-UDE, March 14. /TASS/. Statements that the terrorist act at Nord Stream pipelines was committed by certain Ukrainian activists not affiliated with official Kiev are downright nonsense, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on Tuesday.

"I am confident this is utter nonsense," the President noted in a comment on publications offering such version.

"The explosion of such kind, with such power and at such depth, could only be made by specialists, supported by the whole might of a state having certain technologies, Putin noted. "Certainly," the Russian leader said, answering the question whether it can be assumed that exactly the Western countries committed the blast.

"One should always look for those having the interest. Who was interested? Theoretically the United States is certainly interested - to halt supplies of Russian energy resources to the European market and deliver volumes of its natural gas, particularly liquefied, even if it is much more expensive - by 25-30% - than Russian one," Putin said.


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00003 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 3.80 AUD


EXPOSED! Police officer LIES to driver on national television "IndyWatch Feed National"

Don't trust this cop on his tormenting rant on driver licence possession. 

In the colony Australia the police lie to the people every single day.

They lie in the courts and on the streets. 

Its up to you to not just catch them out but most importantly, hold them accountable.

This is an excerpt from a longer video (available on liabilitymate), where the focus is on the police officers words and not the drivers arguments.

The Victorian police officer clearly states:

Theres been a traffic offence committed, right? And you are required in Victoria when you commit a traffic offence to give me you name and address and produce your licence.

First and foremost is that a police officer alleges that he saw a traffic offence being committed, where it's up to the courts to enforce the law, should you chose not to accept the alleged

He must also caution the driver of a legal action referred to in the U.S as the Miranda warning, which is also applicable here in Australia.

When you hold a driver licence, you are required to state your name, address DoB (Date of Birth) and thats it.

ANY other question asked by the officer, you have the right not to self incriminate and it is to your benefit that you do not answer any other questions, not matter how 'enticing' the may be, as they are actually entrapment.


Moody's downgrades entire US banking system from 'stable' to 'negative' - Biden's sky-high inflation "IndyWatch Feed National"

CNN: Moodys downgrades their outlook of the entire U.S. banking system amid the sky-high inflation under Biden RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 14, 2023


Govt committee in Pakistan lets plagiarizing vice-chancellor off the hook "IndyWatch Feed National"

Muhammad Suleman Tahir

A government expert committee in Pakistan last year cleared a university vice-chancellor of plagiarism charges based on inconsistent claims of ignorance, Retraction Watch has learned. 

The committee, which was convened by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), also appears to have flouted rules that would have held the vice-chancellor responsible even if he had no knowledge of any plagiarism committed by work under his supervision. HEC funds and oversees higher education in Pakistan.

This sends the wrong message to the academic community and undermines the credibility of the HEC, Farukh Iqbal, who brought the charges, told Retraction Watch.

The case seemed simple enough at first. But it has since spiraled into a saga that may reveal as much about the value of political muscle in Pakistan as it does about academic dishonesty.

In October 2020, Iqbal was working toward a PhD in chemical engineering at RMIT University in Australia when he noticed a new paper in the journal Fuel that looked familiar. The authors, it turned out, had lifted heavily from Iqbals 2017 masters thesis, as we reported in 2021.

Iqbal complained to both the HEC and Fuel. The journal investigated and found that Iqbals work had indeed been plagiarized. It pulled the paper in June 2021. (The retraction notice mistakenly refers to a PhD thesis.)

That same month, however, the first author of the retracted paper, Vice-chancellor...


Get 'em young. "IndyWatch Feed National"

BTN- Behind The News, Ep5 2023. Remember watching BTN in primary school? This is what they show now. As a parent are you happy with this content shown to your kids? SpannaG (@SpannaGoddess) March 14, 2023


Avatar, the Chthulucene and the problem of kinship "IndyWatch Feed National"

It is perhaps no surprise that James Camerons Avatar filmsrespectively the first and third highest grossing film of all timefail to offer an imagination which exceeds the banal territories of capitalism. But, through their lip-service and surface-level critique of it, the films show us precisely the way contemporary capitalism operates.

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SA power users face shocking electricity price surge "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

South Australians who can least afford it will bear the brunt of proposed electricity price rises, according to the States peak advocacy body for the non-government health and community services sector, SACOSS.  


Their feelings. The only thing that matters. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Get 'em while they're young. I cant get over how much this sucks. Cancel your Netflix subscription. Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 14, 2023


Tucker Carlson Asked GOP Presidential Hopefuls About Ukraine: Trump Calls for Peace in Europe, Regime Change at Home; DeSantis Response Stuns Establishment "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tucker Carlson Asked GOP Presidential Hopefuls About Ukraine: Trump Calls for Peace in Europe, Regime Change at Home; DeSantis Response Stuns Establishment | 14 May 2023 | Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson asked Republican presidential hopefuls, those who have announced and those exploring a bid, about their policy on Russias war of aggression against Ukraine. Carlson reported the responses on Monday nights show and posted the responses in full on Twitter. Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Asa Hutchison and Chris Sununu [five useless eaters] opted to not participate. But the number of politicians who did respond is impressive, considering as Carlson acknowledged that it was presumptuous of a cable news show to conduct such a query. Those who answered: President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL), Gov. Kristi Noem (SD), Greg Abbott (TX), Sen. Tim Scott (SC), former Gov. Chris Christie [also useless] (NJ) and Ohio businessman Vivek Ramaswamy. President Trump called for peace in Europe (but not at any price) and for regime change at home. [Exactly!]


The Upcoming Northwest "Heatwave" "IndyWatch Feed National"


On Friday afternoon at 4 PM, where would be the better place to put on your sunglasses and go outside for a warm St. Patrick's Day stroll?

Seattle or Los Angeles?

The surprising answer:  SEATTLE!

To illustrate the stunning situation, here is the latest European Center surface air temperature forecast at that time.    59F in Seattle and even higher over Chehalis and Portland.

In contrast, about 55-56F in LA on Friday afternoon.



Anthony Albanese goes to the United States and plays the sycophant "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Anthony Albaneses performance in San Diego was an embarrassment. Surely, he could have at least pretended to be other than a fawning puppet of the United States. Standing up as a leader with his own mind and a little independence would have won respect. The cringe worthy performance failed to do this. Many expected much better from a government they expected to turn away from the foreign policy of the Scott Morrison era. They are left disappointed.

The Australian Prime Minister joined US president Joe Biden and British Prime Minister rishi Sunak. These are the three countries joined in the AUKUS alliance, and it has been clear from who is calling the shots from the start. This has now been confirmed. Biden made it clear that hat his words that the purpose is to ensure the Indo-Pacific is kept free and open. This is code for maintaining the two oceans as United States spheres of influence and control. Sunak and Albanese played second fiddle.

Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters: U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California 

Australia has signed up for the stationing of a fleet of nuclear submarines and expanding the number of United States military personnel on Australian soil and this has nothing to do with the defence of Australia. If this had been the case, equipping the Australian Defence Force would have taken a different form. It would not be based on the means to fight overseas, which is exactly what the submarines and the military alliance is all about.

The cost has of the submarines already blown out to $368 billion and likely to blow out much more before they are delivered sometime after 2030. This will impose a considerable cost on the Australian government and economy. Investment that could have been used for more useful purposes will be directed down this black hole.

If the truth were told, it would be said that these submarines will not really be Australian. They will remain under Washingtons command, while Australia gets saddled with the bill. The expanded port in Western Australia will become an American facility. The promised small arms and military supp...


Indian Prime Minister Modi to Visit PNG for India Pacific Islands Countries Forum "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

 Indian Prime Minister Narendi Modi will officially visit PNG in May for a bilateral meeting with PNG Prime Minister James Marape and leaders from the Pacific Island Countries for the Forum for India Pacific Island Countries-FIPIC- Summit.

This years FIPIC summit is the third and will be co-hosted by PNG and India in May.

PNG Minister for Foreign Affairs ,Justin Tkatchenko

According to Minister for Foreign Affairs ,Justin Tkatchenko , the FIPIC Summit is very important as it brings countries to work together with close traditional neighbours to enhance the relationships through diplomacy and official programs and activities.

This is a historical event, we have never had the Prime Minister of one of the biggest leading economies and population to come to Papua New Guinea before country, and shows the commitment India now wants to play in the region and also with Papua New Guinea going forward, Minister Tkatchenko said.

"India does trade with PNG in many different sectors and also India does very well in its SME programs and activities with its people, in agriculture and information and technology and is leading the way as well," he said

Meantime, the 14 FIPIC member countries to attend the summit include PNG as the host, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, who is now the current Chair of the Forum, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Palau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

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National Australia Bank makes first-ever cross-border stablecoin transaction "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Big Four Australian bank is the second to issue a stablecoin and hopes to support transactions by corporate clients by the end of the year.


U.S. regulators rejected Elon Musk's bid to test brain chips in humans, citing safety risks "IndyWatch Feed National"

On at least four occasions since 2019, Elon Musk has predicted that his medical device company, Neuralink, would soon start human trials of a revolutionary brain implant to treat intractable conditions such as paralysis and blindness. Yet the company, founded in 2016, didn't seek permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) until early 2022 and the agency rejected the application. Musk has detailed a bold vision for Neuralink: Both disabled and healthy people will pop into neighborhood facilities for speedy surgical insertions of devices with functions ranging from curing obesity, autism, depression or schizophrenia to web-surfing and telepathy. Musk also has said Neuralink would restore full mobility to paralyzed patients. Reuters exclusively reported late last year that the federal government was investigating the company's treatment of its research animals. The probe was launched amid growing employee concern that the company is rushing experiments, causing additional suffering and deaths of pigs, sheep and monkeys. Musk's company ... trails at least one direct rival in the race for FDA approval. Synchron, a competitor making a BCI implant, has won the agency's blessing for human trials. The company first tested its device on four patients in Australia who successfully sent text messages with their minds. Synchron recently raised $75 million, including from funds backed by tech billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on microchip implants from reliable major media sources.


Why Indonesia fails to address the West Papua conflict "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Why Indonesia fails to address the West Papua conflict

The countrys government has focused on containing, rather than resolving, a crisis with roots in a dubious referendum.
Hipolitus Wangge
Hipolitus Wangge Researcher,
Australian National University.
Published On 14 Mar 2023 14 Mar 2023

It has been over a month since an armed group abducted Phillip Merthens, a New Zealand-born pilot, on February 7, 2023, in Indonesias Nduga, West Papua. The group is the West Papua Liberation Army. Known by the acronym TPNPB, its an armed wing of the Papua Liberation Movement (OPM).

As local media reported, TPNPB, led by Egianus Kogoya, a local commander, stormed the Susi Air small plane after it landed, set it afire and took the pilot hostage. TPNPB then brought him to its stronghold area where it would use him as its political leverage. The military and police still have no clue where TPNPB is hiding the pilot, mostly due to terrain difficulties.

However, the military has swept into villages to gain information about the armed groups whereabouts. Intimidated, some Papuans have fled their villages in Nduga and Lanny Jaya regencies. Following the kidnapping, a deadly riot erupted, and most recently, armed confrontations between the group and the security forces have killed both civilians and soldiers in Yahukimo and Puncak regencies.

Its clear from all of this that there is no end in sight for the intensified hostilities that have plagued West Papua over the past six years. Yet the reality is that none of this is surprising.

To understand this increasing escalation, its vital to look at the failures of successive Indonesian governments in responding to the crisis.

The central government focuses more on addressing the effects than the causes of the conflict. Its counterinsurgency policies whether development programs, a special autonomy for the region or out-and-out military operations are aimed at reducing Indigenous discontent and violent attacks from the TPNPB to controllable levels. There has not been a sincere political process between the central government, Indigenous Papuans, and nationalist groups in West Papua.

Thats why these policies have met with distrust among Indigenous Papuans, even as the TPNPB armed group has developed more deadly capacity to attack civilians an.....

Tuesday, 14 March


6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale has struck eastern Papua New Guinea. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that the epicentre of the earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km, 456 km northwest of the capital, Port Moresby. There were no reports of casualties or material damage due to the earthquake. Papua New Guinea is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region that extends along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean, and is characterised by high activity of earthquakes and volcanoes. The last earthquake struck northwest of the Kimbe town in Papua New Guinea on Mar 1, with a magnitude of 6.5 without causing material damage or human losses.


Heavy rainfall from New Zealands Cyclone Gabrielle more common on warmer planet "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Heavy rainfall events comparable to the intense downpour that hit New Zealand in February 2023 during Cyclone Gabrielle are four times more frequent in todays climate, a new rapid-attribution study finds.

Cyclone Gabrielle made history as the costliest tropical cyclone in the southern hemisphere, causing more than $8bn in damages. At least 11 people died when the cyclone swept across New Zealand in February 2023. 

Te Tairwhiti (Gisborne) and Te Matau-a-Mui (Hawkes Bay) were the epicentre of devastation. The World Weather Attribution service investigates the extreme rainfall that hit this region over 13-14 February. Their scientists could not determine how much more likely or intense this particular extreme rainfall event was as a result of climate change. 

However, the authors conclude that such extreme rainfall events now produce 30% more rain than they used to. Furthermore, they find that rainfall events on this scale are four times more likely to happen in todays climate than before humans warmed the planet, with a roughly 3% chance of happening in a given year.

Cyclone Gabrielle

In early February 2023, a tropical low pressure system formed in the Pacific Ocean and began moving westwards, where warm temperatures and favourable atmospheric conditions allowed it to intensify. On 8 February 2023, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology named the system Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle.

Dr Luke Harrington a senior lecturer in environmental science at the University of Waikato and an author on the study described the path of the cyclone to a press briefing. He notes that the system was category 2 when it was named and reached category 3 status by 10 February.


Metal in Townsville "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi all, moved here about a month ago and was wondering if there was anywhere in town that regularly has metal gigs. Any place like that around town?

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Link "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Byron Clark [Twitter/Mastodon]. Byron is the author of Fear: New Zealands hostile underworld of extremists (HarperCollins, 2023), which maps New Zealands alt-right underworld and unearths the roots of the occupation that Continue reading


Bad news on Letters delivered "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The cliff that Australia Posts letter deliveries have fallen off are behind the projections that the service provider will fail to make any profit this financial year.

The wholly owned Government entity has service obligations with letter delivery, but this is increasing conflict with its other requirement that is to make a profit.

Image: Image Post Courtesy R Chambers

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Paul Alexander Faculty of Business and Law Curtin University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 March 2023

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Silicon Valley Bank Crash "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

As the tech sector shrank back from its highwater mark of the last few years, funds started drying up and the bank with the most exposure, Silicon Valley Bank, found itself with diminishing deposits.

Taking measures to raise equity and liquefy assets, the sentiment around the troubled bank took a turn for the worse, and depositors deserted creating a run on the bank.

The US Federal reserve stepped in to guarantee depositors fearing a general run on banks.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Paul Mazzola Financial Author and Lecturer in banking and finance at the University of Wollongong

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 March 2023

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Qld LNP has no chance of taking government at next election "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

One Nation, KAP, UAP and a string of independents will be ousting the ALP, LNP duopoly in 2024

The Queensland Liberal National coalition has no chance of winning the next election due in 2024.

The LNP has been the most inept, rudderless opposition for a decade, unable to land a punch on the withering and corrupt Labor Party Corporation.

The only thing that will save the Qld Labor Corporation at the 2024 election will be QEC voter fraud

It has had numerous opportunities to show some balls and initiative by supporting bills put forward by Katters Australian Party or introducing their own but for reasons known only to the Liberal back room boys it refused to support KAPs crocodile management bill in spite of a public crescendo to remove man-eating crocodiles from northern waterways.

The LNP also failed to back KAPs lauded Relocation Sentencing bill which would take many hundreds of repeat juvenile car thieves and house breakers off the streets and send them to remote rehabilitation facilities to learn respect for others and a basic work ethic.

The aimless LNP refused to support a cry from most indigenous communities to update the loathed Blue Card system which prevents drink drivers or petty thieves from applying for hundreds of jobs, presently vacant in remote communities.

Cairns News cannot find any recent parliamentary bills put forward by the LNP to ease the damaging woke policies of the Queensland Labor Party.

It goes on and on while the LNP think they will simply fall i...


Details of AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today announced the details of a nuclear submarine program run in partnership with the USA and UK.

Over the next three decades, Australia will acquire, produce and run nuclear powered submarines at a cost of up to $368bn.

As part of the deal, Australia will receive four second-hand US Virginia class submarines and one UK submarine within the next ten years.

Additionally, SSN-AUKUS class submarines will be constructed in Australia for use by both its and the UKs navies.


Image: Image: Shutterstock: Open Art

Produced By: Matthew van Wyk

Featured In Story: Amanda Copp, CRN Canberra Correspondent, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Applications, ANU, and Professor Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre, UWA

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 March 2023

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Diverting an Asteroid is Possible "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Humans can now successfully guide a satellite into an asteroid, but more importantly we now know that if you shoot a satellite into an asteroid at 6.6 kilometers per second (23,760 kph) it is possible to slightly push an asteroid out of an orbit.   Given enough time a small push could be enough to divert an asteroid away from earth and prevent Armageddon.

Thankfully we have a predicted 100 years until we will need technology like DART, but The International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) is meeting in Vienna next month to discuss the next steps of a planetary defense plan.


Image: Image: Shutterstock: mapush

Produced By: Dominic Giles

Featured In Story: Professor Fred Watson, Australias Astronomer at Large

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 March 2023

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On 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq

Saturday 5 MARCH 2023 AT 1 PM

State Library Swanston Street Melbourne.

Organised by the 18 March Peace Roundtable Melbourne



Dr Margie Beavis:  Medical Association for the Prevention of War

Professor Richard Tanter:  Nautilus Institute

Dave Sweeney: Australian Conservation Foundation

John Lander:  Former Diplomat to China

Shirley Winton: No AUKUs Coalition Victoria/IPAN

David McBride:  War Crimes Whistleblower

More speakers at Treasury Gardens after the march.

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In brief: Kumul Petroleum signs deal to build fabrication facility and other business stories "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Kumul Petroleum signs deal to build fabrication facility, Nasfund announces net profit and feasibility study for the Mongi hydroelectric project. Your business news in summary.

PNGs Prime Minister, James Marape, and Frances President, Emmanuel Macron, during the One Forest Summit in March 2023. Credit: Office of the Prime Minister


Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) and the Dubai-based company Fabtech International have signed a deal to build a fabrication facility in PNGs capital city, Port Moresby. The facility will be built in preparation for the construction phase of the Papua LNG project and will produce steel and mechanical, piping and electrical packages. The facility is expected to create 1000 jobs for skilled Papua New Guineans. (The National)


After years of waiting, the TotalEnergies-led Papua LNG gas project has officially entered its FEED [front end engineering and design] stage the last major stage before the $US10 billion project is given a green light. (Business Advantage PNG)


PNGs national stock exchange, the PNGX, has announced the release of a new Corporate Governance Code. It contains 17 standards with a number of recommendations all developed to ensure companies in PNG follow global standards. (Post-Courier)


Feasibility studies on the construction of the K600 million Mongi hydroelectric project in Finschhafen, Morobe Province, could start soon. The Morobe government has signed an agreement with the company Conduit...


The ugly face of NSW Labor is still in business. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Just in case you were fooled into thinking that NSW Labor was all nice, new, and clean - a quick reminder, people like Laurie Ferguson is still pulling the strings. Far left Laurie is long gone from the shop-front of Australian politics but he still lingers in the back rooms....


People moves: BSP, Digicel Pacific, Ok Tedi "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

BSP Financial Group welcomes new Chair, Ok Tedi Mining names Acting Chief Executive and Digicel Pacific announces new CEO for Digicel Samoa.

Robert Bradshaw has been appointed Chairman of BSP Financial Group. He has been a Director since 2017 and was Chairman of BSPs Remuneration and Nomination Committee prior to this new role. Bradshaw takes over from Sir Kostas Constantinou.


Ok Tedi Mining Limited has welcomed Kedi Ilimbit as Acting Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Mark Thompson, who had been acting in the position since December 2022. The company said in a statement it is still searching to fill the vacant position of Managing Director and CEO permanently.


Digicel Pacific announced Anthony Seuseu as the new Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Samoa. He takes over from Acting CEO Peter Rigamoto.

The post People moves: BSP, Digicel Pacific, Ok Tedi appeared first on Business Advantage PNG.


CEO Survey highlights positive outlook for Papua New Guinea business "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The results of this years PNG 100 CEO Survey point to heightened profit, investment and recruitment expectations among Papua New Guineas largest businesses. However, the lack of availability of foreign exchange is nominated as the top impediment facing business.


Since 2012, the data collected for the PNG 100 CEO Survey has revealed trends in business confidence in Papua New Guinea. The survey is run by Business Advantage PNG in association with Westpac. Credit: Pixabay

The results of the new PNG 100 CEO Survey, released today, reveal a significant rise in the confidence of Papua New Guineas leading businesses.

First, Business Advantage PNG asks the CEOs of PNGs top companies how profits were last year, against their expectations.

For the first time since 2019, no CEOs expected their profits to be substantially lower this year than last.

Overall, around half of respondents (49 per cent) said their profits were higher than expected in 2022.

This group was divided into around 19 per cent who reported profits greatly exceeded their expectations and around 30 per cent who said profits slightly exceeded expectations.

Another 27 per cent said profits had met expectations.

Meanwhile, 19 per cent reported profits fell slightly short of expectations in 2022.

Only 5.41 per cent of respondents reported profits substantially short of expectations (last year, it was 2.78 per cent). By contrast, this figure was 35 per cent back in 2021, when CEOs expected COVID-induced disruptions to drag profits substantially lower.



What does the 2023 PNG 100 CEO Survey tell us about business confidence in Papua New Guinea? [analysis] "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The results of the 2023 PNG 100 CEO Survey, Papua New Guineas annual business confidence survey, have been released. Westpacs Senior Economist, Justin Smirk, draws on 12 years of survey results to highlight the changes in business conditions and the issues faced by business.

The PNG 100 CEO Survey has been run annually since 2012. (Picture: Looking out over Ela Beach towards Koki in Port Moresby. Credit: BAI.)

PNG 100 CEO survey 2023

Westpacs Justin Smirk.

The 2023 PNG 100 CEO Survey charts a lift in business optimism for profits, investment and, in particular, employment.

While this sets a positive tone for the year, the survey continues to highlight the ongoing difficulties PNG firms face accessing foreign exchange (forex), the unreliability of telecoms services and the problems with security/law and order.

Concern for inflation has lifted to a level not seen since 2013. However, with global inflation already showing signs of moderating and the kina holding firm, it is likely that inflation in PNG is close to a peak.

Profit, investment and recruitment expectations have improved, with recruitment sentiment at a record high.

The lack of access to forex is the number one hindrance to PNG businesses, replacing COVID restrictions in...


Vote for Food Scorecard "IndyWatch Feed National"

VOTE FOR FOOD SCORECARD OF MAJOR PARTY POLICIES ON FOOD FOR THE NSW ELECTION The upcoming NSW election will be contested in the context of substantial cost of living rises, extreme weather and continued pandemic recovery. Sustain, Food Fairness Illawarra, Professor Karen Charlton from the University of Wollongong, Australias Right to Food Coalition, Community []

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Justice Is Required Exposing The Largest Criminal Case in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed National"


Introduction by DM

Insight Truth Media, Julia Starr, brings you an update on The largest criminal case in Australian history (as referred to by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).</p> <p>What do you do when children disclose horrific sexual abuse: COVER IT UP OR PROTECT THEM?</p> <p><strong>Pastor Paul Robert Burton</strong> does an excellent job of explaining the court case Operation Noetic. The AFP / Operation Noetic started when they began constructing a case to criminalise a number of innocent people helping to protect children who had made multiple disclosures of sexual abuse. <span id= "more-35632"></span></p> <p>In the conversation above Paul and Julia get Ann Greer and Patrick ODea on the line.</p> <p>Operation Noetics hearing date set for <strong>March 15th at Brisbane Magistrates Court on George St. </strong></p> <p>BE THERE TO SUPPORT JUSTICE IF YOU ARE ABLE.</p> <p>Case No 1499 of 2021<br> <em>THE KING</em> v PATRICK FINBAR MCGARRY ODEA, WILLIAM<br> RUSSELL MASSINGHAM PRIDGEON, CATHERINE LEE<br> DOUBLEDAY, ANN KATHLEEN GREER, PATRICIA ANN<br> PLAISTED, ARIEL JOSEPHINE JOHNSON and JOYCE EVELYN<br> FAZLDEEN</p> <p>Dr. Russell Pridgeon along with 7 other co-defendants are being prosecuted in a prosecution name Operation Noetic, for trying to protect children from serious sexual abuse. The facts and evidence of the childrens abuse are being denied and hidden from the courts by the AFP and Commonwealth DPP.<br> If you would like to support Dr.Russell Pridgeon and the case, please follow the link below:</p> <p></p> <p>Socials:<br></p> <p>The post <a href= "" rel="nofollow">Justice Is Required Exposing The Largest Criminal Case in Australian History</a> appeared first on <a href="" rel="nofollow">Gumshoe News</a>.</p>


Never again response to Covid-19 pandemic profiteering, world figures warn "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, March 14, 2023: The Peoples Vaccine Alliance issued a letter by 204 eminent global figures on March 11, the third anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for governments to act in four ways:

  • Support a Pandemic Accord at the WHO that embeds equity and human rights in pandemic preparedness and response. To do so, it must commit governments to waive relevant intellectual property rules automatically and ensure the sharing of medical technology and knowledge when a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is declared.
  • Invest in scientific innovation and manufacturing capacity in the Global South through projects like the mRNA Technology Transfer Hub established by WHO and partners. Governments, companies, and international institutions should provide political, financial, and technical support to these initiatives to maximise production and supply for all.
  • Invest in global common goods. Public funding delivered miracles in the COVID-19 pandemic. But publicly financed medical innovations should be used to maximise the public benefit, not private profits. They should not be locked behind patents. All governments should invest more in public research and development, and place strict requirements for publicly funded medical technologies developing from that investment to be affordable and accessible to everyone, everywhere.
  • Remove the intellectual property barriers that prevent knowledge and technology sharing. Governments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) took too long and did too little to address this barrier for COVID-19 vaccines. WTO members should move to approve an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19-related vaccines and extend that decision to cover COVID-19 tests and treatments.

The Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former first lady of South Africa and Mozambique Graa Machel, former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, East Timor President Jose Ramos Horta, and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, are among the signatories who called on governments to never again allow profiteering and nationalism to come before the needs of humanity, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

These current and former presidents and ministers, Nobel laureates, faith leaders, heads of civil society organisations and health experts say Covid-19 vaccines and treatments had been developed with public fun...


Cashless system not going well for besieged Cairns council "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Cairns Regional Council is under fire from ratepayers for introducing cashless payments for some council services.

A petition containing 1500 signatures has been presented to the council CEO demanding cash payments be restored.

Mooroobool ratepayer Frankie Hogan who gathered the signatures told the Cairns Post the decision to go cashless was discriminatory, impacts the vulnerable and was controlling.

A lot of people are not happy about it. I meet elderly people who tell me I only use cash, Ms Hogan said.

Council need to realise we the people want to keep cash in society.

A separate online petition to keep using cash for council services has gained 1000 signatures.

Cairns councilor Brett Olds said the decision to go cashless was made by un-elected operational staff and had nothing to do with the council.

It beggars belief that a controversial move like this would be made at operational level and not voted on by the elected council, without proper community consultation, he said.

We work for the people of Cairns, we dont lord over them.

This saga, removing legal tender from the hands of the people, does not augur well for the federal Labor and Liberal parties which have been manouvering in the background for several years to get rid of cash.

So-much-so that the former LNP government instructed the Reserve Bank to investigate the implementation of CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) in line with World Economic Forum policy to introduce dig...


Rental relief in the regions "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

City rentals tighten

SQM Research reported today an increase in rental vacancy rates in Darwin, Canberra, Hobart, as well as many regional locations, as the long tail of the dwelling construction pipeline delivered some welcome relief to tenants.

There were significant increases in rental vacancy rates in many parts of regional Australia: Gold Coast, Mornington Peninsula, and the Blue Mountains, for example.

On the other hand there were sharp declines to very tight levels in CBD vacancy rates for Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, as international students rushed back to Australia. 

Overall, there is likely to be ongoing pressure in the rental markets of the larger capital cities as students return and as employers increasingly require employees to be back in the office. 

Indeed there was no respite for renters in the largest capitals, with asking rents for units rising nearly 9 per cent in Sydney and Melbourne over the past quarter, while Brisbane wasn't far behind. 


Celia: the left-wing melancholia of Australias forgotten Marxist masterpiece "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ann Turners poignant, eerie Cold War coming-of-age film Celia captures a period in Australian history that is glaringly absent from the national collective memory.

The post Celia: the left-wing melancholia of Australias forgotten Marxist masterpiece appeared first on Overland literary journal.


The American people have complete confidence in Joe Biden "IndyWatch Feed National"

NOW - Biden: "The banking system is safe." (@disclosetv) March 13, 2023


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US congress votes against ending occupation of Syria "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following article appeared on the news desk of The Cradle on 9 March 2023. Th ongoing occupation of roughly a third of Syria continues the unjust and illegal occupation of another country by that which sponsored ISIS and other terror groups, and in the name of combatting them. The occupation is really about geopolitical control and access to resources by a nation trying to build its empire. Congress voted against a bill that would put an end to the occupation.

A War Powers Resolution that would have ended the US armys illegal occupation of Syria was struck down late on 8 March by the House of Representatives in a 103-321 vote.

The bill, introduced late last month by Republican Matt Gaetz, garnered the support of 47 Republicans and 56 Democrats including several members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).

US House votes against occupation troops pull out from Syria

Video from Al Mayadeen English

There is no role for the United States of America in Syria. We are not a Middle Eastern power. We have tried to build a democracy out of sand, blood, and Arab militias. Time and again, the work we do does not reduce chaos. Oftentimes, it causes chaos the very chaos that then subsequently leads to terrorism. While todays vote may have failed, my fight to end forever wars and bring our troops home has only just begun, Gaetz said in a statement following the vote.

We have to also acknowledge Syria and Iraq are the two countries on the planet Earth where we have done the most to fund ISIS. We give weapons to these so-called moderate rebels, Gaetz continued, referring to Washingtons policy to arm rebel groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda.



Seemacht EU "IndyWatch Feed National"

Die Maritime Sicherheitsstrategie der EU

Erstmals verabschiedet hat die EU eine Maritime Sicherheitsstrategie (European Maritime Security Strategy, EUMSS) im Jahr 2014. Zur Begrndung hie es damals, der grere Teil nicht nur des Auen-, sondern auch des Binnenhandels der Union werde auf dem Seeweg abgewickelt. Insbesondere hnge die Energiesicherheit der EU in hohem Ma vom Import von Energietrgern ber die Weltmeere ab.[1] Nicht zuletzt verliefen ber 70 Prozent der EU-Auengrenzen im Meer. Die Sicherheit der maritimen Gewsser bzw. die Sicherung der Seewege seien deshalb fr die EU von grter Bedeutung. Bereits damals hie es, dies gelte grundstzlich global insbesondere fr das Netzwerk der Schifffahrtsrouten zwischen Kontinenten, aber auch fr verschiedene Seegebiete mit spezieller strategischer Bedeutung. Besonders habe die EU die Nord- und die Ostsee, das Mittel- und das Schwarze Meer, die arktischen Gewsser und den Atlantischen Ozean sowie die Outermost Regions (OMR, Gebiete in uerster Randlage) im Blick. Letzteres bezieht sich auf die Gewsser rings um oder vor Territorien etwa in der Karibik oder im Indischen bzw. im Pazifischen Ozean, die von EU-Staaten kontrolliert werden Lnder und Inseln, die die Kolonialmchte einst erobert hatten und die sie bis heute in ihrem Besitz halten.

Im Golf von Guinea

Die neue Maritime Sicherheitsstrategie, die die EU-Kommission und der Auenbeauftragte Josep Borrell am Freitag vorgelegt haben, knpft im Kern an die Version aus dem Jahr 2014 an. So heit es, auch weiterhin msse man zum Beispiel gegen Piraterie, Menschenhandel, Schmuggel von Waffen und Drogen, illegalen Fischfang oder Terrorismus vorgehen; die EU tue dies beispielsweise im Rahmen ihrer Operation Atalanta, mit der sie seit 2008 am Horn von Afrika Piraten bekmpft, oder im Rahmen ihrer Operation Irini, mit der sie seit 2020 das Waffenembargo gegen Libyen durchzusetzen sucht. Auerdem sollen Manahmen wie diejenigen weitergefhrt werden, mit denen die EU im Golf von Guinea ttig ist. Die Region ist seit vielen Jahren von Piraterie betroffen, was die Union insofern trifft, als dort zahllose europische Handelsschiffe kreuzen. Die EU untersttzt jetzt Anrainerstaaten bzw. regionale Organisationen etwa bei der Verbesserung der Hafensicherheit oder auch bei Entwicklung sowie Umsetzung maritimer Sicherheitsstrategien.[2] In der Vergangenheit hat die Deutsche Marine auch schon an Gromanvern im Golf von Guinea teilgenommen, deren Ziel darin bestand, den gemeinsamen Kampf gegen Piraten zu proben.[3]

Strategischer Wettbewerb

Allerdings geht die neue Maritime Sicherheitsstrategie ber die Einsatz- und Operationswelt ihrer Vorgngerin deutlich hinaus. Zum einen zielt sie auf den verstrkten Schutz der eigenen maritimen Infrastruktur ab etwa auf den Schutz von Hfen und Ksteninfrastruktur, von Schiffen, aber auch von Pipelines und Unterseekabeln, und zwar unter explizitem Bezug auf den Ansch...


NSW Police Falsely Claimed that Violet Coco Blocked an Ambulance "IndyWatch Feed National"

good cross-section of NSW civil society was appalled when Violet Coco was sentenced to 15 months prison time last December, in relation to her taking part in a Fireproof Australia action that blocked one lane just one lane of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for 25 minutes last April.

During the hearing, NSW police argued that Coco and the three other Fireproof Australia activists conducting the nonviolent direct action to warn of the escalating climate crisis had blocked an ambulance trying to get across this bridge with its lights and sirens on responding to an emergency.

At the time, there had been an uptick in nonviolent climate action in Sydney, much of which involved road blockages, with the chief argument against these protests put by AM radio shock jocks and conservative politicians being they could block an ambulance responding to an emergency.

So, it was quite convenient that an ambulance had been put out by this action, as it served to validate the opposing position, just after the Perrottet government had rolled out its harsh antiprotest laws, while prominent climate defender Violet Coco was putting her liberty on the line.

But on Tuesday, when two fellow Fireproof activists, Alan Glover and Karen Fitz-Gibbon, went before Downing Centre Local Court, the NSW Police Force withdrew its false allegation that an ambulance had been blocked by their Harbour Bridge action, which has clear implications for C...


Rally The Smile | Donna Crouch | Sisterhood Australia. Pastor Donna Crouch Hillsongs MK (Mind Control) Mistress "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hillsong Pastor Donna Crouch. Uses MK (mind control) techniques and teaches them to all Hillsong churches. A Satanic-like witch. MK techniques are occult techniques used by the Illuminati, Satanists, Occult warlocks and witches. And now by Hillsong mega-church to dumb up the masses and make them give up all their cash.

Donald Elley of Bellingen


Monday, 13 March


Policewomen in PNG Encouraged to rise, Overcome and embrace equity "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Policewomen in Papua New Guinea have been encouraged to embrace equity as part of their future to contribute to developing a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

The encouragement was made by the Acting Commander of the Papua New Guinea Australia Policing Partnership (PNGAPP) Superintendent Brett Kidner in his opening remarks at the International Womens Day (IWD) observation last week. IWD is a global event celebrated for social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It started in the early 1900s stemming from the fights for equal rights by women in the United States.

Policewomen in PNG Encouraged to rise, Overcome and embrace equity [Photo by Police Media]

Since the first official IWD in 1911, the movement has grown to be truly a global event with focused themes every year to complement the ongoing global battles to achieve equal pay, equal economic opportunities, equal legal rights, reproductive rights, subsidised childcare and prevention of violence against women and girls.

Superintendent Kidner told a captive audience of policewomen and women representatives from various stakeholders in Port Moresby last Wednesday that a gender responsive approach to innovation, technology and digital education can increase the capacity of women and girls who can contribute to the advancements in digital technology progressing achievements to address developmental and humanitarian challenges.

He said with this years theme Embrace Equity, part of the focus will be to explore the impacts of digital gender gap which is creating social inequalities and highlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in the digital space.

Superintendent Kidner thanked the men who attended the event to show their support for women and girls.

Reflect on your past, acknowledge your present and embrace equity as part of your future to contribute to developing a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, Mr Kidner said...


Reading it knotted up my guts with anxiety "IndyWatch Feed National"

My daughter might appreciate this. Shes writing up papers, getting ready for her Ph.D. thesis defense, and trying to raise a four year old, and all I have to contribute isit could be worse.

I dont think she has any mad Australian guardians living next door, unfortunately.


Who would want this? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Also, where is Ray Comfort getting the money?

Thats a box full of crap you can get for free from LivingWaters/london. Just fill out the form at that link, giving Ray Comfort your address, and he will ship up to ten boxes of his book and Bible tracts about the coronation.

You could have a thousand copies of Rays book and six thousand cheesy tracts delivered to your doorstep, totally free. Unless youre in the UK, EU, Australia, or New Zealand, in which case you dont get the books, just 10,000 cheesy tracts. Or if youre outside those countries, you get nothing, and will have to pick up your free tracts in person in London.

From this I have determined that Canada is truly blessed.

I thought about ordering a box, just to bleed a few drops from the bloated vampiric corpse of Ray Comforts unaccountably rich organization, but decided not to. My reasons: a) its not enough to exsanguinate the parasite, b) it would just encourage him, c) its incredibly wasteful and would just have to be recycled, and d) I dont want to read his stupid book (Ive read enough Comfort to know it will be awful), I dont want his tracts, and I dont need a box of waste paper in my house. The man is giving away free garbage, and that does not appeal.

I still have to wonder, though: does ol Ray have some multi-millionaire sugar daddy? Or does he get so much in donations from a horde of deluded Christians that he can afford these ridiculous give-aways? Does he pay taxes on all of his revenues that he then spends on evangelical nonsense?

By the way, Ray Comfort is very, very excited about the coronationbut hes not going to bother to go himself. He wants his minions to do the humiliating work of distributing his crap to all the people who dont want it in London.


Were a target. What to do? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Australians should take special heed of the analysis of the noted defence strategist Peter Jennings and then draw the exact opposite conclusion from his about what should be done.

Jennings, who for 10 years was executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and was a deputy secretary of the Department of Defence, was one of five defence experts lined up by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in a series titled Red Alert. Its aim was to provide a more public discussion about Australias defence needs than what will come out of the secretive Defence Strategic Review. And it was widely taken up by other media.

The fives conclusion was to expect war with China sooner rather than later because China was determined to take over Taiwan by force if necessary. The US would then move militarily to defend Taiwan and Australia would have to join in.

Jennings pointed out that in the first 72 hours China could fire missiles (with or without nuclear warheads) on the naval fleet bases in Sydney and Perth, on RAAF bases near Brisbane and Darwin, and on communications bases near Alice Springs and Exmouth, among other targets.

The five concluded that war with China was almost inevitable and Australia needed an urgent massive upgrade and spend on its military and must maintain and strengthen its alliance with the US.

Those conclusions defy logic. Surely if Australian cities are going to be bombed because we are mad enough to follow the US blindly into a conflict which has nothing to do with us, the better course of action would be not to follow the US into that war and to loosen the ties with the US so that Australia could have its own defence policy and aims.

And the main aim should be to avoid war.

Lets take a cold hard look at Taiwan. Like most Australians, I like democracy and Taiwan is democratic. But I would rather see Taiwan go under the communist yoke than see Australian cities bombed possibly with nuclear weapons (think Hiroshima and picture Sydney looking like that destroyed city in 1945).

We should look at the aims of the US, Austr...


The Myth of Fair Value "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: If the metals are not trading at a fair value relative to everything else, then does that not prove they are manipulated?



ANSWER: Your problem is the assumption that everything must be trading at some fair value. That is up there with the theory of random walks.  ALL markets trade for periods where they remain well below fair value. That was the entire takeover boom of the 1980s which they also blamed on me because I was advising many of the takeover players. I simply showed these charts back then which show in terms of book value, the Dow Jones bottomed in 1977. The market was grossly undervalued because you could buy a company, sell all its tangible assets, and double or triple your money. Michael Douglas famous speech in that movie about greed would not even be possible if everything always trade like some mythical robot at fair value. Everything overshoots and undershoots.



Questions About You Must Know the Answers To "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The Metals Are Not Manipulated "IndyWatch Feed National"

COMMENT: Marty; Two former Merrill Lynch traders were each sentenced to a year and a day in prison Thursday for manipulating the precious metals markets, the US Department of Justice announced. Of course, - , which is forever bullish metals, claims they moved the metals in the direction they wanted from 2008 to 2014. It just seems that people claim it is always manipulation when they have been wrong. They only look at gold in dollars as you have said its a global market. They would have to manipulate all the currencies as well.

This latest affair of so-called manipulating trades during the day proves what you have been saying. They have always been gunning for stops during the day, but they cannot manipulate the trend between a bull or bear market. Do you think people will ever understand this is a global economy?


ANSWER: I know. Unless people have actually been a trader, they will never understand the market. They will blame people like this to pretend they were not wrong. The problem is that this nonsense of manipulation is driving a stake through the heart of the market. Trading is like a poker game. Do you reveal your hand before everyone starts to bet? Sometimes you bluff, but the point is if you are bluffing, you have to stand behind your bet.



The mere fact that someone is blaming this type...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00003 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 3.35 AUD


Health Officials Caught Deploying Fear and Staging Coverup "IndyWatch Feed National"

In January 2022, House Oversight Committee Republicans released a batch of emails sent to and from the National Institutes of Health (NIH),1,2,3 showing that scientists in the earliest days of the pandemic strongly suspected SARS-CoV-2 was a genetically engineered virus.

The correspondence also revealed that NIH leaders Dr. Anthony Fauci and then-NIH chief Dr. Francis Collins were nervous about the possibility that they'd funded the creation of this virus and were determined to suppress questions about its origin.

Fauci, Collins and at least 11 scientists convened for a conference call February 1, 2020, during which they discussed the evidence for genetic manipulation. Yet, no more than three days later, by February 4, four of the participants had already drafted a paper titled "The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2," in which they dismissed the possibility of a lab origin for the virus.

One of the authors of this paper, Kristian Andersen, Ph.D., a professor at Scripps Research, has so far insisted that Fauci did not attempt to influence the working group's conclusions.

In a letter to Sens. James Comer and Jim Jordan, Scripps Research answering questions on Andersen's behalf claimed that Andersen "objectively weighted all the evidence available to him." In a March 5, 2023, memorandum,4,5 the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic laid out evidence showing that this assertion is "demonstrably false."

Fauci and Collins Prompted Creation of 'Proximal Origin'

According to the Select Subcommittee, the evidence available clearly shows that Fauci did indeed prompt Andersen to write "Proximal Origin," and for a specific reason, namely to "disprove" the lab leak theory. "The authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal," the Subcommittee writes.

As noted in the memorandum,6 in a February 8, 2020, email, Andersen stated: "Our main work over the last couple of weeks has been focused on trying to disprove any type of lab theory " Furthermore, in a February 12 email to the journal Nature, Andersen openly and clearly admitted Fauci's and Collins' influence:7



WATCH: Building Community #SolutionsWatch "IndyWatch Feed National"

The powers-that-shouldnt-be are trying to keep us apart. Divided. Alone in the urban jungle. And so, building community is a way to fight back by constructing something newBut no one said building a community is easy. Join James Corbett for this episode of #SolutionsWatch, as he looks at The Conscious Agora and other examples of


Amnesty International Indonesia urges security forces to investigate mutilation in Yugumoak "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Amnesty International Indonesia urges security forces to investigate mutilation in Yugumoak
News Desk Mutilation Victim
11 March 2023

Jayapura, Jubi Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid has called on the security forces to immediately investigate the reported case of a mother, Tarina Murib, who was shot dead and mutilated after a firefight between the security forces and a pro-independence Papuan group on March 3, 2023 in Yugumoak District, Puncak Regency.

Do not draw conclusions before a thorough investigation according to the procedures, he told Jubi via WhatsApp message service on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Hamid also condemned violent acts and attacks on civilians in Central Papua that took the lives of women and children.

Acts of violence involving the security forces and Papuan pro-independence group will not bring any results other than increasing casualties, including among civilians, he said.

He expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Tarina Murib.

We also sympathize with other civilians who were injured after a firefight between members of the Indonesian Military [TNI] and pro-independence group in Puncak Regency, Central Papua, he said. (*)

Papuan separatists attack another civilian aircraft: Police
6 hours ago

Agats, Papua (ANTARA) A Trigana Air plane was shot at by members of an armed Papuan separatist group on Saturday, according to Jayapura Police chief, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Fredrickus W.A. Maclarimboen.

The shooting occurred shortly after the plane took off from Dekai Airport in Yahukimo district, Papua Pegunungan province, Maclarimboen told ANTARA.

He, however, did not provide any details on the impact of the shooting on the aircraft.

ANTARA has reported earlier that over the past few years, armed Papuan groups have often employed hit-and-run tactics against Indonesian security personnel and mounted acts of terror against civilians in the districts of Intan Jaya, Nduga, and Puncak to trigger fear among the people.

The targets of such acts of terror have included construction worke...



MARCH 10TH, 2023 Source John Pilger This is an abridged version of an address by John Pilger in Sydney on 10 March to mark the launch in Australia of Davide Dorminos sculpture of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, Figures of Courage. I have known Julian Assange since I first interviewed him in London []


Guardian legitimises Mohammed el-Kurds blood libel "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Guardian article by deputy culture editor Sian Cain (Adelaide Writers Week: rare moments of empathy and nuance found amid a storm of controversy, March 12) legitimised the antisemitic charge that Israel harvests and eats the organs of dead Palestinians.
The journalist notes the following about a row at a Writers Week in South Australia invovling the racist, anti-Israel activist Mohammed el-Kurd.

A storm brewed. Attention turned to the other Palestinian writers on the bill, including Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian poet whose debut collection Rifqa narrates his experience of dispossession in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. The Anti-Defamation League has criticised some of his social media comments as antisemitic, as well as a line in one of his poems: They harvest organs of the martyred, feed their warriors our own.

It shouldnt require the ADL for a Guardian journalist to understand that the accusation of Israel harvest[ing] the organs ofmartyred Palestinians and feeding those organs to their own soldiers is a monstrous, medieval antisemitic blood libel variations of which incited the murder of Jews going back to the Middle Ages.  Though the libel began in Norwich in 1144 with the accusation that Jews murder non-Jews and then use the victims blood for Jewish rituals, the blood libel lives on in the sham charges accusing Jews/Zionists of harvesting the organs of their hapless Palestinian victims.

Yet, later in her article, Cain legit...


Battling Cancel Culture at Adelaide Writers Week "IndyWatch Feed National"

Writing festivals are often tired, stilted affairs, but the 38th Adelaide Writers Week did not promise to be that run-of-the-mill gathering of yawn-inducing, life draining sessions. For one thing, social media vultures and public relations experts, awaiting the next freely explosive remark or unguarded comment, were at hand to stir the pot and exhort cancel culture.

The fuss began with the festival organisers invitation of two Palestinian authors, Susan Abulhawa and Mohammed El-Kurd. Abulhawa was specifically targeted for critical comments on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, notably regarding NATO membership, and for being a mouthpiece of Russian propaganda, while El-Kurd has been singled out for social-media commentary on the Israeli state, calling it sadistic, demonic and a death cult.

Righteously, the South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas showed his less than worldly view on such festivals by insisting on boycotting their talks and presentations. Ever the vote-getting politician, there were those constituents at the Association of Ukrainians in South Australia who had been making noise, notably through their president, Frank Fursenko. We are very concerned that [the festival organisers] are giving a platform to people who are known apologists for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, insisted Fursenko.

Malinauskas even contemplated pulling government funding from the event, something he declared at his address opening Writers Week. (This was also the view of the South Australian opposition leader, David Speirs.) The premier, it should be noted, is less morally troubled when it comes to funding the LIV Golf tournament, backed by the obscurantist journalist-assassinating regime of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At the very least, he made some concession to maturity: refusing to listen to someones viewpoint also involved surrendering the opportunity to challenge it, much less change their mind. But for all that Abulhawas presence at the Writers Week had to be actively questioned.

The Advertiser was less reserved, barking in childish condemnation and demanding, via a statement from editor Gemma Jone...

Sunday, 12 March



Sydney on 10 March to mark the launch in Australia of Davide Dormino's sculpture of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, 'figures of courage'.

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