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Saturday, 13 February


Published at February 2015

To keep your mind on the assimilation of our misunderstood Islamic cousins, here is a reminder to their appreciation of our Navy personnel saving their lives under the Labor government open house policy.

Their true intentions soon came to surface.

A group of Muslims attempting to invade Australia illegally by boat but turned back by the Australian navy and were sent away in their crappy boat and were filmed yelling “fuck Australia, remember 9/11.”

This is the attitude of all these Muslims coming into Western nations. They all hate us and they would all just as soon kill our Men and rape our women.

How could these 34 people from Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh— mostly Muslim countries that are neither war-torn nor famine-struck — think that threatening to kill Australian sailors, shouting “f—- Australia” and warning of another September 11 would make the country unlock their hearts and their door?

Moral of the story: ban all Muslim immigration permanently. Deport whoever has entered already.


Editorial: The moral never happened, the problem remains, the dinosaurs still hold government swinging on those shirttails of the party faithful who ride the slide to the irretrievable position the Islamic puppet masters created for the control of Australia.   


09:38 Australians could soon be dosed with dangerous GMO vaccines by aerial application "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Government is actively trying to approve a new way of vaccinating you: by air!

February 8, 2016 TruthOpener

Chemtrails created by aircraft over Australian skies releasing sunlight deflecting aluminium and barium sulphate, highly dangerous to human health

Don’t wan’t to be vaccinated? well soon you may not have a choice as our loving Governments will just spray and vaccinate us through breathing the air. Australia is actively trying to approve a new way of vaccinating It’s people: by air! The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is looking at a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the Australian environment.

According to the regulator, it qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the Gene Technology Act 2000.

PaxVax is looking to get approval to conduct the clinical trial of a genetically modified live bacterial vaccine against cholera. Once underway the trial is expected to be completed within one year, with sites selected from local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. PaxVax has proposed a number of control measures they say will restrict the spread and persistence of the GM vaccine and its introduced genetic material, however there is always a possibility of these restrictions failing and infecting wildlife and ecosystems. How can we know what’s really going on here, what’s be......


Byron Bay Blog: Festival of The Stone is Going On Tour "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Come and clean up your coast then kick back with live music, local food, good company and good beer.

Along with Clean Coast Collective (CCC), we invite you to join us as we roll into towns along the East Coast, on our Festival of the Stone (FOTS) Tour.

We’re collecting the materials (think hops from Tassie, malt from Vicco and artists from the towns we stop in) for our Winter seasonal Stone Beer and along the way we’ll be restoring the beaches to the condition they were in when things were slower and more simple.

The salt water people of CCC will be coordinating the clean ups in each of the towns and after locals, community groups and those young and old who are keen to lend a hand to get involved.

To say thanks to all the legends who help, we’ll be throwing an epic Clean Up After Party where all profits from the beer sales will go to back to CCC.

Our Landrover Clyde will be stocked up and pouring cold, fresh beer; there will be pumping live music and awesome locally sourced food for everyone to enjoy and celebrate, ‘the way it should be.’

To take part in the Festival of the Stone Tour, there will 10 Clean Ups followed by a Clean Up After Party held by Stone & Wood.

Stone-Wood_0730TOUR DATES

21 Feb – Newcastle | 3 –...


North Coast Voices: Quote of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

"Four banks, and we all know who they are – the Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Westpac, and ANZ – three big mining companies, in Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Fortescue Metals, you've got your two big grocery chains, and you've got your big telco, which is Telstra…..They have "unprecedented concentration of corporate influence" in Australia…...
The entire political debate has become so dominated by the interests that they're pushing, and the agenda that they're pushing. And [we've] ended up with this complete crowding out of a proper political discourse in this country because there is one sectional interest that is so much louder than every other voice out there combined." [Labor Senator Sam Dastyari quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 2016]


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Friday, 12 February


Black Mark: Wurm Haus & clinamen "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Jess Johnson, Wurm Haus and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, clinamen demonstrate two different ways of using imagination and making art. Imagination could be the invention of another world or to imagine another use of existing items in this world to create new beauty. Art as the creation or art as a creative uses.

Both are currently on the third floor the NGV International.


Jess Johnson, Ixian Gate, 2015 video still (courtesy of Darren Knight Gallery)

Wurm Haus is an exhibition a series of drawings and a virtual reality experience, based on the drawings, The Ixian Gate. Johnson’s imagination created both the drawings and 3D VR Oculus Rift VR experience of the planet Ix from Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel, Dune.

The VR experience is a five minute magic carpet ride through impressive huge spaces. Five people at a time go through the same experience, each with headphone and headset; the gallery attendant explaining the procedure and wiping down each set of headsets and headphones between each group. The psychedelic intensity of detailed patterns mixed with classical architecture, great multicoloured worms, bat masks, flesh toned figures doing acrobatics.

Clinamen by the French artist and composer, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is a very different kind of art. White ceramic bowls floating in the round blue pool of water with a current running down the middle driving the bowls around in two loops. Bell-like chimes from the ceramic bowls ring out when two bowls bump. There is a variety of tones created when different sized bowls bumped. Chance encounters in a random univers...



Will Type For Food: Du schmeckst so gut "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Here, with apologies to my vast German audience, is my German verse epic in preparation for Valentine's Day entitled "Du bist mein Lieblingsessen."

Du bist mein Lieblingsessen

Du bist mein Lieblingsessen.
Meinen Obstsalat und Haferbrei
Und (doch, ich habe nicht vergessen!)
Mein Toast mit Butter und ein Ei.

Mein Frühstück, meine Hauptmahlzeit,
Meinen Kaffee, Meinen Porter,
Mein Scheschisches Himmelreich,
Und jetzt, meine Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.

Du schmeckst so gut, mein erst, mein Wurst,
Mein Tomate rot, mein Milch und Brot,
Meinen Hunger, meinen Durst
Du bist, immer und so immer fort.


UPDATE! - It has come to my attention that I may have made even more lamentable errors in this than I thought I had originally. I will leave the poem up in its current state but it may require a lot more revision before I take it out in company again. 

20:08 Answer religion question in August census or your town will soon be overrun with Islamics "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Want a mosque next door?

Muslims occupy street outside Lakemba mosque in Sydney, 2013. (ABC file image)

If you don’t want a mosque built next to your place, we suggest you fill in the question asking about your religion in the August census. Do not leave it blank, because the nation’s 450,000 Muslims won’t miss their opportunity. At the very least insert ‘Christian.’

19:56 Australia’s ‘dangerous allies’ ready their forces for war with Russia, China; will we follow along? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The USA and UK—Australia’s “dangerous allies” in the words of the late Malcolm Fraser—have suddenly escalated their preparations for a showdown with Russia and China. The question is: will Australia go along with this insanity?
Two top national security officials of the Obama Administration have just declared war, in effect, against Russia. Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper and Defence Secretary Ashton Carter have both issued high-profile statements during the past fortnight, focusing on Russia as the “mortal enemy” of the United States.
In a 31 January interview with WTOP radio in Washington, DC, Clapper ranked the threat from Russia far above the threat coming from the Islamic State. He termed Russia’s recent advances in its nuclear weapons a “mortal threat” to the United States, whereas ISIS poses no such threat, and listed the greatest threats to the United States as a newly aggressive Russia, a belligerent nuclear-armed North Korea, Iran’s proxy warfare capabilities, and Chinese espionage.
Such explicit targeting of nation-states as declared “enemies” of the United States has not been heard in Washington since George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” rant in his January 2002 State of the Union address. What’s more, Gen. Clapper’s remarks, delivered in preparation for his release of the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment in upcoming Congressional testimony, comes at a time when the United States is directly engaged in combat in the Iraq-Syria theatre, where Russian military forces are also engaged. While the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State John Kerry are attempting to engage with Russia in a peace initiative and, at minimum, “deconfliction” negotiations to avert direct military clashes, Clapper is pushing confrontation.

19:09 Patriots at Oregon standoff about to surrender after FBI shoots a rancher with hands up "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Oregon rancher was shot NINE TIMES, appears stolen 9mm planted on him after the fact

Another day, another horror coming out of our legal authorities in this country.

As previously reported, Oregon rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed in a FBI/OSP operation where it was claimed he “went for” a 9mm in his waist pocket.

Afterwards the FBI spokesman refused to say how many times Finicum was shot, only stating it was in the “single digits”.

Yeah, well, now it’s come out that Finicum was shot NINE TIMES. No wonder they didn’t want to admit how many times he was shot. One more digit and it isn’t single digits anymore. Guess that’s why the FBI tried to paint a pretty face on it with the “single digits” talk.

The whole thing looks like a tot...


The Witches Kitchen: Second Prize for a Biological Garbage Disposal Unit "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

wormbedsIn Autumn 2000 I wrote an article for Organic Gardener magazine about worm towers. For years I thought the idea had sunk without a trace. When our daughter moved to a little flat in Brisbane we helped her build a garden with them. It worked so well that it crossed my mind occasionally, I wonder why that idea never caught on?  Maybe I should write about it again in Witches Kitchen.  Then a couple of years ago a worm farmer popped up at our Farmer’s Market selling worm towers and I was so excited to see the concept in production with someone else. In the last little while I keep seeing examples of them everywhere.

This is the article as it was originally published (complete with my dodgily drawn bmp image).  It worked brilliantly, built just like this, for our daughter’s little garden at a Brisbane unit block.


Remember those electric garbage disposal units that they used to put in sinks in the Dark Ages of ecological awareness?  They were obscene – noisy, dangerous, and wasteful – but they did have their attractions.  There are moments when you could almost be forgiven for thinking they weren’t such a bad idea.

Like when you come home after dark and the kitchen scrap bucket is chock-a-block and moving, and there are a couple of container gardens in the fridge.  Or when the neighbour’s dog decides to excavate last week’s spaghetti from your compost pile.  Or when the health inspector spots a very fat brown rat heading in the direction of the compost bins.

Compost is wonderful stuff, but, especially in urban situations, it has its drawbacks. It takes so much work to...


Will Type For Food: Self-Valentine poem "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

"It can be a challenge to wake up on Valentine's Day on your own." 
This weekend two women are doing away with finding love and focusing on self-love. Valentine's Day: Life coach says do away with finding love and instead romance yourself - ABC

A self-Valentine poem

My and myself went out on a date.
He looked in my eyes and he said that "I'm great!" 
I caught at his hand and I whispered "You too!"
So right then I got married to me (as you do).
The wedding was perfect but at the reception
I caught me making love to a mirror's reflection -
We broke up that day. I was sad. He was hot.
And who am I now I'm the man that I'm not?


AWPA Sydney News: 1) Regional Heads Must Not Rely on Provincial Assistance, says Legislator "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2) Minister Speaks Like an Imperialist, says Legislator
3) Papua Trade and Industry Office to Build Re-Measuring Post at Border Area
4) Sport: West Papua Warriors eye USA 
1) Regional Heads Must Not Rely on Provincial Assistance, says Legislator
1 hair ago Victor Mambor


News: Show us your love as we turn 40 - Subscribe! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Subscriber Drive February 15-21, 2016

Celebrate our 40th birthday by subscribing during Subscriber Drive, February 15-21. 3CR have been broadcasting since 1976 and we still remain true to the aims declared on our very first broadcast on July 3rd that year ‘to enable individuals and/or groups, representing a wide range of community interests and concerns to have regular communications with the Melbourne community.” 



2RRR: Country Roads "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Sunday 14 February
8 – 9am Country Roads
Ronnieboy will be having a chat to Peter Denahy.


Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association: Rumour: Shenhua wants money back "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Very strong rumour Shenhua have met with NSW Government and requested their money back …Gov offered fraction of what was requested

 An interested Tweet from Tony Windsor. You can see the whole conversation on Tony’s page:


Ocean Grove Voice: Surf brings out the smiles "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

VOLUNTEERS will hit the waves this Sunday when the Ocean Grove Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) holds its second session for the year.
The group held its first surfing event on 31 January, which included 48 participants, 41 carers and 196 volunteers.
DSA committee member Ian Boyd, who’s been with the organisation since 2009, said exactly half the volunteers were new.
“They can see they make a difference,” he said.
The sessions cater for a range of abilities – from those who need ventilation to those who don’t need any help at all.
Ian is keen to get as many volunteers as possible to help “put smiles on dials”.
“The smiles are as much on the faces of the volunteers as the participants,” he said.
Registration starts at Ocean Grove Main Beach at 8.30am, while surfing starts at 9am. Rotary Ocean Grove will put on a free barbecue for volunteers.
For information phone 0408 253 206 or search DSA Ocean Grove on Facebook.

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Lot19 Arts: CASTLEMAINE IDYLL "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

sun 20th march 2-9pm

register to sing, more info to follow…

live band, live dancers, famous judges, what could possibly go wrong?


Castlemaine idyll


Lot19 Arts: ARTS OPEN fri 11th -20th march "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

lot19 hosts the official opening fri 11th march from 6pm. live music, art, food available by growing abundance, papas bar open

arts open poster


A5 group show, opening fri 11th 6pm

cobalt collective textile collective exhibition, opening fri 11th 6pm

lot19 open studios, come and meet the artists… there are 28 artists in studios at lot19

CASTLEMAINE IDYLL official closing party sun 20th march 2-8pm $20/10/5. live band, live dancers, famous judges, register to sing

Castlemaine idyll



The Network: In the light of Justin Trudeau and Bernie Sanders - Australia needs a review of what worked well in the latter half of the 20th Century "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Australia in the 21st Century needs to look back at its recent past - say from World War 2 forward - to what policies have succeeded, how they emerged, where are they now and 
how we can re-introduce those fallen by the way, and re-fashion those that we have kept
but could work more inclusively and equitably.  

Australia is a nation who likes to keep up with the Joneses - particularly the North American Joneses.  Here is some of that flavour from Canada and

Why grumpy Bernie Sanders is like sunny Justin Trudeau: Walkom

Canada’s prime minister and the would-be U.S. presidential contender 



Ocean Grove Voice: East Geelong has it all "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

WHY drive into Geelong when you’ve got East Geelong?
A quick spin down the highway from Ocean Grove and you’re there – it’s unique, it’s relaxed and it’s so, so close.
Sitting between Newcomb, Geelong and the bay is the beautiful leafy suburb of East Geelong – coffee shops, hair salons, gift shops, tech, food, fashion, household goods, art supplies and professional services – in fact everything you could ever need is available in this fashionably chic, fast appreciating area – and everyone is so incredibly friendly.
It may be on the edge of a big city yet it feels like a country town.
It’s all too easy to drive straight through this gorgeous little retail precinct on your way in from the coast, but why don’t you try something a little different? Pull over and go for a casual stroll down Ormond Street and around the corner into Garden Street – you are bound to discover numerous hidden gems.
The following are just a few of the shops well worth making your own:
GOOSE lifestyle concept store was established in 1996 and showcases a huge range of fashion, gifts and ‘homewares with personality’ which stand out from the crowd.
44 Frame Factory is a locally owned and operated business that has been providing the area with custom framing services and a wide range of art materials for over 20 years.
Create On Ormond specialises in invitation design and scrapbooking supplies – offering a wide variety of stationary and craft products to accent the glamorous, fun and luxurious nature of your ceremony – it is a true paper enthusiast’s one-stop destination for inspiration and supplies.
Margaret Helman Wigs is a specialist wig supply, fitting and styling store that operates under the banner ‘Wigs that don’t look like wigs!’ – a hairdresser for more than 35 years, Margaret developed a passion for wigs and helping others, following her experience as a cancer survivor.


All in the Name of Liberty: Face - A pastel by Nadine Stransen "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

This is a pastel Nadine gave me last year 

Rest in Peace, you are sorely missed


Ocean Grove Voice: Costa’s all class "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"


GARDENING Australia’s Costa Georgiadis visited Surfside Primary School last Friday, much to the delight of students, who created “worm hats” for the occasion.
“They are the best worm hats I’ve ever seen!” Costa told hundreds of excited students at a special assembly.
“I’ve never seen worm hats so that’s probably why they are so good.”
Earlier that morning the school captains “were pumped” to show their kitchen garden to Costa, who was quite impressed.
“It’s not just some kumbaya garden with a few herbs to show the kids – this is the Real McCoy!
“And they were showing me around with a real understanding of it.”
The ABC presenter and environmentalist praised the work of the Ocean Grove Rotary Club and other community groups in creating the garden.
“It’s an amazing garden with a great connection to local groups,” he said.
“All the fruit trees are at a point where they are creating viable produce.”
Costa took questions at the assembly on everything from seaweed, maggots and compost, to how to grow carrots worthy of “Bugs Bunny”.
The school is one of four Costa toured that day, as part of Geelong Council’s Sustainable Living Festival.

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Ocean Grove Voice: Learning the lay of the land "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"


SURFSIDE Primary School’s Djarreeyn Learning Area is beginning to take shape, as the parents behind the project continue their efforts.
One of the parents, Nicole Garnaut, said the Indigenous learning area will include a range of native plants used by Aboriginals as herbs or medicine.
“We want the kids to be able to walk though and identify those plants and learn what they were used for,” she said.
“We’ve put together a book of the design of the garden, all of the plants and their Indigenous uses.”
Earlier this month, Nicole completed the project’s newest addition – a mosaic “fire pit”.
“Because they can’t have fire in school,” she said.
Her group is busy getting the area ready for 200 plants, which Bellarine Landcare will provide on National Tree Day in June.
“We are looking for donations of cement mix, horse, cow and chicken manure, and worm juice or castings,” Nicole said.
The project began as an alternative for students not participating in religious education.
“We proposed Indigenous studies as something they could do instead,” Nicole said.
The group began work on the Djarreeyn Learning Area early last year, after consulting local Wathaurong elder Uncle Dave Tournier.
Nicole and fellow parent Abbey Roe completed a mural for the project last September.
Surfside Primary students left paint handprints on the mural as school concluded last year, which the school’s Preps and other new students added to yesterday.

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Zedlines: Protesters occupy Peter Dutton's office, and more 11am Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Protesters are currently occupying Immigration minister Peter Dutton's protesting planned removal of asylum seekers to Nauru. Photo: Owen Cosgriff

Protesters occupy Peter Dutton's office

Protesters are currently occupying the Brisbane office of Immigration and Border Protection minister Peter Dutton calling for the minister to stop the removal of 267 asylum seekers from Australia to Nauru.

The occupation comes a day after two protesters suspended a large banner with the words “Let them stay” painted on it and themselves by ropes from a Melbourne bridge.


Ocean Grove Voice: Tickled pink "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

OCEAN Grove Memorial Reserve will be awash with pink on Saturday.
The cricket club is staging a Pink Stumps Day to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which places breast care nurses in communities throughout the country.
The feature game, the A Grade clash between neighbours Ocean Grove and Wallington, starts at 1.30pm and the club will be hosting an afternoon tea at the clubrooms at 2.30pm. Tickets are $20 and includes sparking wine on arrival, nibbles and afternoon tea. Raffles, prizes and silent auctions will be held throughout the afternoon.
After the game, local musician and Ocean Grove Cricket Club player Sam Hanson will perform.
Pink stumps will be used for the game and the Grubbers’ players will wear pink caps.
For more information, contact Fiona on 0458 435 461 for tickets or email
You can also check out

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Zedlines: Oregon occupation ends after 41 days, and more 10am Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

The occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge by armed militants has come to an end after 41 days. Source: Wikicommons

First cyclone of the season forms off Mackay

The first cyclone of the season has formed off the Queensland coast and could cause higher swells off the Southern Coast from Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology says Cyclone Tatiana could strengthen to a category two system by early Saturday.

The cyclone has formed 1080 (one-thousand-and-eighty) kilometres north-east of Mackay and is expected to continue moving further away from the coast.

Senate committee to investigate Black Lung


2RRR: Thematics "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Saturday 13 February
10pm – 12am Thematics
Today on Thematics we will be featuring a Sickness Special.


2RRR: Radio Active "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Saturday 13th February

8 – 10pm Radio Active

Sydney band Slow culture are in the studio



Zedlines: Greyhound trainer pleads guilty on animal abuse charges - and more 9am Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Greyhound trainer Tom Noble has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences. Image Source: WikiCommons

UPF launches political party in designated Refugee Welcome Zone

Anti-Islamic group United Patriots Front has chosen Toowoomba as the town to launch their political party, Fortitude.

Toowoomba is a designated Refugee Welcome Zone, and community leaders in Toowoomba have taken a stand against the group by ignoring their party launch and discouraging any counter protests.


Echonetdaily: Successful koala release at Black Rocks sports fields "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Lucia, the 18-month-old koala from Black Rocks that was successfully rehabilitated and returned last week.

Lucia, the 18-month-old koala from Black Rocks that was successfully rehabilitated and returned last week.

Chris Dobney

Last week was a rare bright moment for the besieged koalas of Tweed’s Black Rocks sports fields.

Lucia, an 18-month-old female juvenile koala, was released back into her home range surrounding the sports fields after eight weeks in care.

Lucia was first spotted in poor condition by local resident and koala campaigner Dave Norris, who assisted Friends of the Koala’s Sue Johnson with her rescue.

She was found to be suffering from chlamydia-related conjunctivitis, or red-eye.

She was treated for conjunctivitis in both eyes at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and returned to Friends of the Koala’s Care Centre in East Lismore three weeks ago to complete her recuperation.

Now that Lucia has been treated, cleared of her disease and released, her breeding life is in front of her.

Friends of the Koala’s President, Lorraine Vass said, ‘The Tweed Coast Koala Study 2015 released in December notes “some stability” in koala activity in the Black Rocks and Pottsville Koala Activity Precincts and increased connectivity between them, which augurs well for future recovery.

‘To a l...


Westender – West End 4101: Dancing Robot: Huang Yi & KUKA "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

“…a visual masterpiece.” ArtsHub “Utterly new and original.” BlogCritics The art of dance combined with the science of mechanical engineering are set to dazzle Brisbane audiences when Brisbane Powerhouse hosts the Australian premiere of Huang Yi & KUKA from Thursday 18-Saturday 20 February 2016 as part of WTF16. Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Huang Yi […]

The post Dancing Robot: Huang Yi & KUKA appeared first on Westender - West End 4101.


Westender – West End 4101: “Activity is great. Action is better. “ "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Nicole Lessio, ALP candidate for The Gabba Ward, reflects on the Jones Street brouhaha. The Highgate Hill community’s win in Jones Street shows what happens when local representatives and residents work together to get things done. As I stood with local residents on the Jones Street footpath at 6.30am on Monday, watching the bulldozers move […]

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Zedlines: Endangered tiger cubs born in Australia Zoo - and more 8am Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

The cubs in Australia Zoo will eventually grow up to only 100kg, making the Sumatran tiger one of the smallest subspecies. Image Source: WikiCommons

Eighteen more schools targeted by bomb threats

Eighteen Queensland schools were evacuated yesterday following a number of threatening phone calls including some bomb threats.

The evacuations are the latest in a series of evacuations coordinated in response to ongoing anonymous threats since the start of the school year.

Police were unable to say if they were any closer to identifying parties responsible for the threats.

Endangered tiger cubs born at Australia Zoo



Offering an unusual and dynamic sound that strays around the realm of pop and indie rock, local band Split Seconds promise a much heavier presence on Melbourne’s music scene in 2016, with a new album due out in late March/early April.

The post BAND PROFILE: SPLIT SECONDS appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.


AWPA Sydney News: 1) KNPB Denies Gun-Wielding Man its Member "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2) Three Inmates Escape from Wamena Prison 
3) YAPKEMA Introduces Local Meeuwodide Coffee to Global Market
4) Indigenous Papuans Should Decided Freeport’s Future, says Legislator 
1) KNPB Denies Gun-Wielding Man its Member
1 hair ago Victor Mambor


Natural Newstead: The garden in February "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Our home garden in central Victoria, like many other I’m sure at this time of year, is an oasis for the local bird life. The daily procession of birds is a constant source of joy and illumination.

Here is a selection from earlier in the week.


Grey Shrike-thrush, Wyndham St Newstead, 10th February 2016


Male Superb Fairy-wren in partial eclipse






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Thursday, 11 February


All in the Name of Liberty: Water Dragon "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

There's a lot of very tame water dragons at the Flynn's Beach caravan park in Port Macquarie. This one came and had a look at my paints and stuff, and posed for some photos

Preliminary drawings - water dragon and an enormous huntsman patrolling the caravan I stayed in at Bundagen last week



All in the Name of Liberty: Nambucca Mermaid "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa of Nambucca heads



Wednesday, 10 February


Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group: Take ACTION! Write to your politician #LetThemStay "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

TAKE ACTION to help stop babies and families being returned to Nauru. Sample letters you can cut and paste to contact our politicians. Hints for contacting politicians and their contact details.
Start writing NOW.


Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary: Lights, action, shears! "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

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Shining the kindest light on two most dishevelled alpacas has unearthed one of the most dramatic makeovers not-for-profit animal sanctuary, Edgar’s Mission, has ever seen. Director Pam Ahern explains: “I was shocked beyond belief when I first saw the girls, although I couldn’t even determine what gender they were because of the overgrown fleece that burdened them. Not only was their matted fleece covered in sticks, twigs and leaves, but several pieces of barbed wire had become entangled as well.”

Alpaca Rescue

The Macedon Ranges Council had earlier discovered the two abandoned alpacas on council land. Fearing for their welfare, they contacted Edgar’s Mission to assist. Days later Grace Kelly and Lauren Bacall (as they have been christened) were whisked away to the safety of the local animal charity where a set of shears was on hand to greet them. Pam said: “The transformation has been dramatic and clearly shows the dire state into which they have fallen.”

Alpaca Rescue

“It is incomprehensible how anyone could allow this to happen to an animal, they rely on us for everything. Sadly we saw evidence that a third alpaca had died some time earlier. Their heavy fleece is a burden in so many ways and could well lead death.” Local alpaca shearer, John Tully, who expertly shore Grace and Lauren, trimmed their overgrown toenails and administered vaccinations and vitamin shots, estimates the alpacas had not been shorn for up to four......

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