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Saturday, 02 January


"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's cost cutting is causing problems in Iraq? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

On 31 December 2015 The Australian reported on Unity Resources Group, originally registered in Australia by co-founders former special forces commander Gordon Conroy and former army reservists Martin Simich but now apparently incorporated in Dubai, and what appears to be the flow-on effect of cost-cutting by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs:

The Australian has confirmed that up to 40 Australian protection specialists will be flown out of Iraq tomorrow after accusing their employer, Dubai-based Unity Resources Group, of risking lives by scrimping on arms and protective equipment, bypassing detailed security checks and providing inferior medical support and insurance cover.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has recently awarded URG a new five-year contract, worth nearly $51 million, to provide personal protection for embassy...


"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: So who is 'Mr. Apprehended Bias 2015' and what makes him tick? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Former High Court justice John Dyson Heydon AC QC presided over the federal Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. 

This commission was in existence for six hundred and sixty-five days from 13 March 2014 to 28 December 2015 and, there were a total of one hundred and eighty-nine hearings days in the capital cities of five states.

The cost to taxpayers was reported as in excess of $45.9 million. Heydon's own contract as a royal commissioner is estimated as worth between $1.5-$2 million of this.

Heydon produced a two volume Interim Report in December 2014 and his Final Report ran to six volumes with thirty-five appendices - the contents of the last approx.187-page volume (allegedly containing verifiable threats to witnesses) being kept secret from the public and only shared with the Coalition prime minister, members of his cabinet an...

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Friday, 01 January


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: Punks for West Papua will be releasing their film on West Papua in mid January. "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Hi All,

Punks for West Papua will be releasing their film on West Papua in mid January. Many people ask how can they  help West Papua. A simple way  is to download the video when released ($10). The funds raised are being generously donated to the West Papuan umbrella organisation , The ULMWP by the P4WP. In a series of nation wide gigs the Punks have already raised over $6000 for the ULMWP. 
When available the film can be downloaded at
But further notice will follow


P4WP press release

The genocide of the West Papuan people at the hands of the Indonesian military, is one of the saddest yet rarely told stories of modern  times....


"IndyWatch Feed Seq": Autonomous Action Radio: Melbourne: Attack against BAE Systems for Black December "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Insurrection News

In the final hours of December 2015 we attacked the offices of the defense contractor BAE Systems on River Boulevard in Richmond with paint and sledge hammers.

BAE Systems make billions from war and their technology is responsible for countless civilian deaths worldwide.

This action was carried out as part of Black December, a month of anarchist direct action that was initiated by the anarchist prisoners Nikos Romanos and Panagiotis Argirou in Greece.

We also carried out this action in solidarity with anarchist prisoners held hostage by states worldwide and in solidarity with Indigenous prisoners held hostage by the colonist ‘authorities’ here in so-called ‘Australia’ – all of whom are political prisoners.

Black December is everywhere!

Anarchist Office Refurbishment Cell 

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Central Queensland Plane Spotting: While We've Been Away - News and Movements at CQ Airports 19-25 December "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Saturday 19 December at Hamilton Island Nantworks (USA) Gulfstream Aerospace G-VI bizjet N278L touched down from Kahului and Townsville.

N278L parked at Hamilton Island  (Photo taken by 'AC'  ©)

On Saturday 19 December Jetstream Aviation's (Emprja P/L) bright and colourful Cessna 550 Citation II bizjet VH-VDF departed Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport for the Sunshine Coast.  It had arrived from there on Thursday 17 December.

On Saturday 19 December PNG Registered Pacific Helicopters Airbus Helicopters H145 P2-PHA ferried from Redcliffe into Bundaberg Airport.

On Sunday 20 December P2-PHA continued further North to Cairns via Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Innisfail Airports. Stirling Helicopters operated Bell 206L-1 VH-JGO and Helibiz Robinson R44 II VH-MES were also spotted.



Motorbike Writer: Marzocchi suspension saved from closure "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Marzocchi suspension

Exotic motorcycle and mountain bike suspension and exhaust manufacturer Marzocchi has been said from closure after being bought by a fellow Italian company.

The Italian company’s products are used by a wide variety of motorcycle manufacturers such as Italian brands Ducati, MV Agusta, Bimota, Benelli and Moto Guzzi, plus BMW and even American electric motorcycle company Brammo. Their suspension systems are also used by many road and off-road race teams and are also used in exotic mountain bike brands.

Marzocchi’s parent company Tenneco closed the Bologna factory in April amid reports the company would cease all operations, sending motorcycle manufacturers to seek for alternative components.

However, Italian automotive parts manufacturer VRM has now bought the company from Tenneco with the help of the local and regional authorities to keep some 70 jobs.

VRM has not yet made any announcements bout their plans, but it is expected they will keep the factory open.

Among VRM’s customers are BMW, Ducati, MV Augusta and Ferrari.

Marzocchi was founded in 1949 and was bought in 2008 by $5.9 billion global manufacturing company Tenneco Group of Illinois.

Tenneco had failed to invest heavily in R&D in the company and talked about closing down Marzocchi....


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: 1) President Celebrates New Year`s Eve in Papua "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

2) Jokowi sees in New Year  in Raja Ampat
3) Papua to Have Proper Roads by 2018: Jokowi
4) Australians warned of possible Bali and wider Indonesia terror threat over New Year’s break 



"IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary: Neo – 1 Year On "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Today marks the first anniversary of the arrival of Neo, a critically ill young sheep.  We are sure his amazing story of recovery and love will touch your heart as it did ours.

Click here to view the embedded video.


"IndyWatch Feed Seq": sunshinecoastbirds: Letter-winged Kite on the Brink? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Letter-winged Kite - Pic by Peter McDonald
One of Australia's iconic raptors may be seriously at risk of extinction. The fate of the Letter-winged Kite appears to have escaped the notice of the authorities and, for the most part, the birding community. It is likely that feral cats are the cause of a crash in populations of the world's only nocturnal raptor, and that protecting dingoes may be a key part of the solution to save the species.

I became concerned about the kites during an influx of predominantly inland bird species to coastal areas in 2012-2014. These movements occur from time to time following periods of heavy rainfall inland, when birds breed prolifically. When floodwaters subside and ephemeral wetlands dry up, many birds move to coastal areas. Letter-winged Kites are often among the mix; during one such influx for instance, I found several kites on the beach on North Stradbroke Island (see here) in 1977.  In 2012-214, however, there were no reports of Letter-winged Kite from coastal eastern Australia although several other predominantly inland species (such as Black Kite, Black-tailed Native-hen and Australian Painted-Snipe) were turning up in regions such as so...


Practising Simplicity: happy new day "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

I started the day by rousing sleeping children at 5:25am and heading out the door. There were a few grumbles but as we reached the stairs that led down to the beach the promise of a sun rise quelled all complaints. We found a piece of driftwood near the sea grass and sat down - just the five of us, together - watching the sky as it grew lighter and brighter.

Closing the chapter on one year and witnessing the dawn of the next. 

The possibility of a New Year is inspiring, isn't it. The promise of a new beginning - whole and untainted and brimming with opportunity. A brand new diary with 366 blank pages - exciting and perhaps a little overwhelming. 

It's tradition to speak of resolutions and good intentions at this time of year; letting go of the clutter that no longer serves you and embracing new habits to nurture and nourish. I've created my own mindful intentions - small, achievable ones that place my health and wellbeing towards the top of the priority list (because last year it really did fall to the very bottom...not unusual for the first year with baby).

Changing habits for the year can be...


"IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Chewton Pool: Chewton pool closed today "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Unfortunately due to a technical problem the pool will be closed today. We are working hard to rectify the problem and apologise for the inconvenience.


"IndyWatch Feed": Cheeseburger Gothic: Amazing augmented reality punch up on desktop is amazing "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This was made with Epic's Unreal Engine. It's AR, not VR. The game is projected onto a real world surface, in this case a desk via a heads up display. Even if they contour mapped the desk beforehand, it'd be incredible. Imagine your fave game playing out across the living room in a couple of years.

Venture Beat has a bit of a write up, if you're interested.


"IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary: What’s your New Year’s Resolution? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

As the end of the year quickly approached, thoughts turned inward, many of us assessed what we’ve achieved and chatter turned to new year’s resolutions. While some of us simply don’t bother, some use it as a time of self-reflection, and others take the opportunity to dream big and make a wish for the betterment of the world.

Here at Edgar’s Mission our New Year’s resolution for 2016 is the same as it has been since our humble beginnings: to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Some of the residents wanted to share their resolutions with you.


Ruby: wants to cast a wider net and spread even more love and kisses in 2016 than she did in 2015. The un-caped crusader wears her heart on her paws and greets visitors with a tirade of affection, plumping herself on any laps that “present” themselves.

Red Baron

Red Baron: wants a mini bicycle so he can ride beside Pam as she cruises the property. Although, on second thoughts, standing on Pam’s head with wings spread and the wind in his feathers is pretty darn nifty too.


Pixie: just wants to run a mile in her own hooves. We so want this for Pixie as well, so we’re going to shower her with all the love and care we can muster and give her the best veterinary care we can possibly find.



Motorbike Writer: Take our New Year rider personality test "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Rider personality test

To wish you a Happy New Year and help cure that hangover, we have prepared a very special and fun rider personality test that will tell you what sort of rider you really are!

It has been specially prepared by a highly qualified team of hard-working and hard-drinking riders on New Year’s Eve with the help of Mr Jack Daniels and his buddy Jimmy Beam.

2015 Yamaha R1 Rider personality test DGR Rider personality test ...


"IndyWatch Feed Cvic": The Network: A blast from the past - revolutionary music from Old Russia "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

I'm loving this song for its style. There is also some great archival film footage to accompany the song. Enjoy!.


"IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Natural Newstead: In the blink of an eye "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The Sacred Kingfishers are getting busy feeding nestlings in their ‘apartment’ on the river.

It seems the timing is a little later this year though, as the parents are spending time inside the tunnel, presumably watching over recently hatched chicks. Normally you can hear the cries of the young when they reach a certain size as they beg the parents to arrive with food. Trying to photograph proceedings is a challenge I suspect I’ll never master – the adults are just too quick!


Sacred Kingfisher at nest, Loddon River @ Newstead, 31st December 2015.






"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": The Witches Kitchen: New Year’s Resolutions "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

I first posted this on Simple Green Frugal two years ago.  It is worth revisiting.

I have the luckiest life. In lots of ways, but one of them is that we have a creek running through our place, one that starts from a spring up in the forest with nothing but forest upstream. When we first moved here, over 30 years ago, we used to dip in the creek pretty much every day in summer.  In the heat of the day parents would take the babies and toddlers down to a shady pool and we’d paddle and make little dams and catch guppies and try to lure the shy yabbies into sight and  race little leaf boats down the stream.

Then we had drought years for a decade and though the creek never totally dried up, the swimming holes weren’t quite so inviting. And kids grew up and life got busier and busier. Until, the other day, after mowing a bit too long in the heat, I decided I needed a dip and realised, it’s years since I’ve done this.

There is something very profound about skinny dipping in a mountain stream. I drift floating in the water, looking up through the leaves of the overhanging trees at an impossibly blue sky, and think: this is life. I am alive.

There are some things I think you need to do at least once every year to remember you are alive, to remember what is important and valuable, to stay sane. And some years, the whole year goes past without me doing them.

So these are my New Year’s Resolutions.

At least once this year, I will

Go skinny dipping in a mountain creek

Sleep under the stars

Get pounded by the surf

Go for a daylong beach or bush walk

Sit around a bonfire till all hours

Go to a really good concert

Spend a few days completely alone, including from inte...


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: 1) Jokowi’s willingness to dialogue should be followed up "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

2) President Jokowi Must Announce Truce


1) Jokowi’s willingness to dialogue should be followed up

Statement by the Executive Director of the LP3BH
31st December, 2015

     During his visit to Wamena, District of Jayawijaya, Province of Papua, President Ir. H. Joko Widodo of Indonesia said that the
government of Indonesia is prepared to enter into dialogue with anyone who is involved in armed struggle in Papua (Land of Papua) as long as
it is within the context of advancing development in the territory of Papua.

    The President also said that his forces have been instructed to take firm action against anyone who is involved in illegal actions.
'The government is prepared to dialogue with anyone. No problem.'

     In my opinion, there should be a wise and positive response from all sides, in particular from those who have been involved in the
armed struggle, to President Joko Widodo’s willingness to enter into dialogue in West Papua.

     According to what I u...


"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: Arise, Sir Lizard of Oz "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The Daily Mail 27 December 2015:

In 2001 then Australian prime minister, John Howard, gave Crosby the Centenary Medal "for 
service to Australian society through politics" and in 2005 arranged for him to become an Officer of the Order of Australia "for service to politics as federal director of the Liberal Party of Australia".

On 1 January 2016 he became a knight bachelor "for political service" to the Conservative Party.

One wonders - will the newly...


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": Fig Jam and Lime Cordial: In My Kitchen, January 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season! As mentioned previously, the In My Kitchen gathering will now be hosted by the lovely Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef. Please send your links to her and she’ll add them to the list. And please remember to get your blogposts uploaded by 10th January! . . . […]


"IndyWatch Feed": Fluidicthought: Happy New Year "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Wishing you 12 Months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck and 31536000 seconds of happiness.


Photographs taken at Woody Point, New Years Eve

Click on the gallery to enlarge

NYE 12 ...


"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: While I was away........ "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

After a prolonged absence from blogging due to illness, here is a little catchup from the period July to December 2015.

* NSW Premier and Liberal MP for Manly Mike Baird puts "lipstick on a pig" by calling for an increase in the Goods & Service Tax (GST) to 15 per cent. 

* The community consultation dialogue between ratepayers and Clarence Valley Council over proposed consecutive rate rises every year for the next five years remained as colourful as ever:


"IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": The Greening of Gavin: Happy New Year 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016. Many look to New Year’s Day for a fresh start, but to me, it’s just another day.  However, I do take the time to look back and reflect upon the year just past. It was certainly a full year.  My main greening activity were the workshops that Kim and I teach  [Continue Reading …]

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"IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: ********** Happy New Year from North Coast Voices ********** "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

After an absence of 228 days this blog is once more posting.

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Thursday, 31 December


"IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": Will Type For Food: My new year's resolution "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

To open a twitter account and make only one tweet of one character's length, consisting of an obsolete punctuation mark, and a spelling mistake.

Happy new year.


"IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": Will Type For Food: Curses! Spoiled again! "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A couple of weeks ago I was having a chat with some folks around the topic of movie spoilers. One guy was saying he hated spoilers, did everything he could to avoid them; another was saying she didn't mind spoilers at all actually, no problem with them. My position was slightly different: hey, sometimes spoilers are the only good thing about a movie; I will actively go out of my way to avoid a movie and read the spoilers instead. Case in point, the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie, or even more case in point, the never-ending series of Star Wars sequels.

These films present me with a curious paradox: I see the previews, I read about everyone else's excitement, and as a result I get all excited myself and want to know how they end. But I find I have no desire, nonetheless, to see the films. That would be a waste of precious hours in my life; the carpe diem poets advise man to seize the day, to Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/ old time is still a-flying - not Go to a bloody movie theatre for two hours and sit through another tedious collection of special effects just so you know how it all ends. You don't actually have to endure your way through to the end of Star Wars episode 1-3 and Darth Vader/Anakin's hilariously anti-climactic "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!" to realise that, aside from filling in a few plot details that people could probably guess anyway, the films are devoid of any artistic interest whatsoever. In fact, Star Wars Episode Whogivesa or Batman vs Superman are hardly movies at all; they are plot twists mistaking themselves for movies.

So to the plot summary on the Wikipedia page I go, then. My favourite part of the plot summary would have to be.... I'm not sure, but my least favourite part would have to be the fact that they've (oh come ON don't tell me you didn't know I was going to include some spoilers i...


"IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": Jims-Life-Log: Thus Endeth 2015 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

And what a year it’s been. 2015 has been one of those years I would sooner forget! One month with a flu I couldn’t seem to get rid of, 2 and a bit bike failures, and a seemingly conspiritorial number of things getting in the way of cycling. But inspite of all the things that worked against the cycling this year, I still broke a few personal records and reached (and exceeded) a major goal (6000km for the year).

Here are the stats for the year, courtesy of Strava:

Distance 6,172.2 km (5033km last year)
Time 306h 36m
Elev Gain 21,050 m (19203m last year)
Rides 249 (149 last year)

Some interesting extra stats can be worked out from the data above.

  • Average speed over the year: 20.1kph.
  • Average distance per ride: 24.7km (average since joining Strava 28.42km).
  • Elevation gain over the year is 9.44 times the height above sea level of Australia’s highest mountain (Mt Kosciuszko, 2228m).

This year saw some very different rides to what I am used to doing. The climb from Eurobin Creek to Mount Buffalo Chalet (see blog entry for Nov 4th, 2015) would have to be the highlight of the whole year. But there were other different rides in different places which helped keep me interested.

For most of July and the first week of August I did almost no cycling at all, but tried to keep fit by running in very boring straight or almost straight lines on the roads near our home. I say ‘tried to keep fit’ because I’m still not overly convinced it actually kept me very fit as when I finally did get back on the bike I was re...


"IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": matthew schiavello: photos and words: Looking back and looking forward… "IndyWatch Feed Vic"


@westernshore iniciated this and @tokarphoto tagged me in this post, so thank you so much for thinking of me :)))

“2015 has been a year to forget in so many ways, so I was thinking it would be kind of neat (hush) if I invited some of you lovely people to answer these two simple questions:

1) what was your happiest moment in 2015?

2) what are you most excited for in 2016?

Everyone feel free to answer or not and to share these questions with others - let’s go out on a high note!”

This year has been a good year generally speaking, it’s hard to choose a single moment. Maybe the three times we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. First before the actual date because it would be during our trip to Canada and we thought that maybe we’ve had no time for it. Second, we had a fantastic dinner at CN tower, Toronto. Third, once at home I made a dinner for two for the last celebration of the 10th wedding anniversary so far. Last one will we tomorrow.

Next year I want to work more on my creativity and my artistic side. I don’t know what I will do exactly, but I want to be better at photography and at painting, and I’ll try at other things. I’m sure I will do a lot more and everything will be better. If it’s not, it doesn’t mind, working on art, all experience is good experience.

I tag (no obligation, only if you like it) @laurabfernandez, @matthewschiavello,...


Tasfintalk: Gunns' liquidator talks tough? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

The Mercury reported here that Gunns’ liquidator, PPB Advisory,” has summonsed auditors Leigh Franklin and David Lumley of KPMG’s Hobart office to a public examination under the Corporations Act in the Supreme Court of Victoria early next year.”


“............PPB Advisory liquidator Daniel Bryant wants to examine KPMG about its review of Gunns’ 2008 financial statements, the audit of Auspine to June 2009 and all financial models relating to the audits of Gunns group’s financial statemen...


"IndyWatch Feed Capricornia": Kuranda Conservation: WELCOME BACK CASSOWARY DAD, CHICK AND JUNIOR "IndyWatch Feed Qld"


Welcome back to Cassowary Dad, his new chick and as well, a young adult, Junior (PICTURED), all spotted in the Black Mountain Road Region.

Concerns were held for our very senior Dad who seemed to go missing for a couple of months. Please do take care on the roads, cassowaries and other local beasts are not at all road wise, and please let us know if you spot one, the location, description, date, time and any interesting circumstances. Photos very much appreciated as well.


Junior,2 24.11.2015

Junior sighted late 24 Nov 2015 Black Mountain Road Area

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"IndyWatch Feed Capricornia": Andrew Wilkie warns Parliament that Australia is becoming a police state "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This is a must view video for all Australians with Independent MP Andrew Wilkie exposing the police state government we live under explaining each section of deprivation of your freedom in his speech to parliament December 2015.

You now have information we are a police state and make an informed decision at the next Federal election polling booth to return your Australia from a police state run by decades of a duopoly government system, to the democratic Australia handed to you by your forefathers that you have voted away.


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": Me fail? I fly!: My AWW Year "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

This is my mandatory round-up post about the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge 2015. I think I undertook to read 10 books by Australian women writers. I read 21. It was not an ordeal.

I read poetry, such poetry:

brush, joanne burns

Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call, Melinda Smith

The Guardians, Lucy Dougan

Inside My Mother, Ali Cobby Eckermann

The Fox Petition, Jennifer Maiden

I read two stunning memoirs:

In My Mother’s Hands, Biff Ward

Reckoning, Magda Szubanski, as an audiobook resd brilliantly by the author

I read biography and recent history

Barbara Baynton: Between Two Worlds, Penne Hackforth-Jones

The Streets of Papunya, Vivien Johnson

I read novels:

The Golden Age, Joan London

When the Night Comes, Favel Parrett



"IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": Timber and Steel: Interview: Josh Pyke "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Image Courtesy of Josh Pyke Having released one of the best albums of his career in 2015 with But For All These Shrinking Hearts Josh Pyke is about to head out on a national tour. We sat down with the singer-songwriter to talk about his writing process, how he chooses supports and the importance of […]


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": Me fail? I fly!: Jennifer Maiden’s Fox Petition "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Jennifer Maiden, The Fox Petition (Giramondo 2015)

The-Fox-Petition Like all Jennifer Maiden’s books for several years now The Fox Petition has a huge cast of historical and fictional characters, as well as some living politicians and a couple of non-human entities.

Most of these appear in Maiden’s dialogue poems. Julie Bishop makes her debut, and so do father and son act Keith and Rupert Murdoch. Making return appearances are Kevin Rudd and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who seem to be forever on an aeroplane; Tony Abbott and Queen Victoria, whose relationship is becoming even more tense; George Jeffreys and Clare Collins continuing their adventures, this time in the Greek financial crisis and with refugees from Syria; Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt, still flirtatious and remonstrative in pretty equal measure.

I think the Hon. Carina Monckton, created by the inhabitants of the Carina Galaxy, has appeared in an earlier book, but I’m positive that the Harvard School of Business has not been seen before his chat here with Julie Bishop.

Then there are the Diary Poems, so called because they seem to ramble like diary jottings, though those appearances are hugely misleading. Many other characters get a guernsey in them, including Tanya Plibersek, Gillian Triggs, Penny Wong, Joan Baez, Labor politician Melissa Parke (Maiden’s ‘favourite politician / now’) and eighteenth century Whig Charles Fox (her ‘favourite politician / of all time’).

Heavily populated though the book is, it has an extraordinary coherence. The title refers to a recent protest against measures in New South Wales making it illegal to keep a ‘newly acquired f...


"IndyWatch Feed Capricornia": European nations such as Sweden and Denmark are “eradicating cash” "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The cashless society is coming hard and fast. Even the US is preparing to remove cash transactions. The One World economy mentioned on ABC radio today is on track and you can bet the Goldman Sachs Merchant Bank-driven Malcolm Turnbull will be on board. By then it will be too late to stop the One World Government. Do you want this in Australia?

electronic-euro-1728x800_c-1024x474By Michael Snyder – Activist Post

Did you know that 95 percent of all retail sales in Sweden are cashless?  And did you know that the government of Denmark has a stated goal of “eradicating cash” by the year 2030?  All over the world, we are seeing a relentless march toward a cashless society, and nowhere is this more true than in northern Europe.  In Sweden, hundreds of bank branches no longer accept or dispense cash, and thousands of ATM machines have been permanently removed.

At this point, bills and coins only account for just 2 percent of the Swedish economy, and many stores no longer take cash at all.  The notion of a truly “cashless society” was once considered to be science fiction, but now we are being told that it is “inevitab...


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: 1) Police, TNI urged to catch bandits behind fatal shootings "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

2) Government open to holding dialog with anyone: President Jokowi
3) Article by the Executive Director of the LP3BH
4) It’s time to turn our  hopes into reality, says  Jokowi -
5) Jokowi’s time capsule  praised

1) Police, TNI urged to catch  bandits behind fatal shootings 


Wednesday, 30 December


"IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: 1) Joint team on the hunt for Papua police killers "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

2) Police, TNI to Secure Jokowi`s Visit in Papua


6) President Jokowi plants “capsule of dreams” in Papua

7) LBH Urges Jokowi to Open Dialogue with the Papuan

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