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Saturday, 18 August


[Academic Survey] Australians' Attitudes towards Migration & Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hi there! If you are an Australian citizen and 18 years or older, I would really appreciate it if you could fill out the survey linked below on attitudes towards migration and citizenship. It is for my 4th year psychology thesis, and should take approximately 10 minutes and is completely voluntary and anonymous. Thank you!

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The death of democracy in Cambodia "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The Cambodians thought there was some light at the end of the tunnel but it appears to be on the way out. Check out this captivating account from the daughter of the imprisoned leader of the main opposition party. Top of the list of Sydney Institute podcasts.

With a heads up on the way Australia is being used by the ruling kleptocracy and the expansion of Chinese influence in the region.


Child abuse, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical law not working "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Pope Francis I and child abuse survivor Peter Saunders when he joined papal commission in 2014

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.

Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.

In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.

Soon, the powerful cardinal George Pell will also have to stand trial in Melbourne. Recently, the Australian was the number three man in the Vatican, and he seemed untouchable.

Many Chilean clergy are accused of absuse and the covering....


W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"


18 August 2018


Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani

~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab

~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title

~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title

~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent

~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform


In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA,  Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...


Knights of the Dub Table "IndyWatch Feed"


With an impressive career spanning over a decade now and an epic 2017 tour across Australia in light of their Unity EP release,the Knights of the Dub Table are back for a run of shows across regional and metro Australia. New Zealand Electro Dub band Knights of the Dub Table return to Oz this September/October as a Sound System to showcase their most recent single The Journey from the EP Brotherhood.


The tour The Journey named after the single is a taste of the hard work this dubtronic band puts into mastering their craft, with it being the seventh single in a matter of 12 months. The Journey Tour will see the Knights visit Far North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney including the Wallaby Creek Festival and Caloundra Festival over a 2 week period.

Hailing from Hamilton City in New Zealand, and forming into Knights of the Dub Table in 2008 The Journey tour will be a high intensity soundsystem show featuring two of the original members Mr SamySamson (Vocals, Guitar) and Saximus (MC,Sax) and include the most recent member to the Knights, Black Jack (Vocals, Trumpet, Bass). People can expect a dynamic live show with inspiration from their homeland infused with uplifting grooves, live dubs, featured rocking guitar riffs including sassy reggae funk and an infectious sonic bassline. Top this off with soulful vocals and Hip-hop inspired MC notes and you have the sound of Knights of the Dub Table!


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APRadio latest podcast "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Australian Patriot Radio
APRadio podcast logoHarry Palmer exposes Melbourne beaches now Islam controlled, NO PORK-NO BEER-NO BIKINIS. Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katters KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.

Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.

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Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM Back at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Thursday 16 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was back at Rockhampton Airport, touching down from the Sunshine Coast.  It had flown down there from Rocky on Tuesday 14 August - as posted below.

VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit  (File photo)

After spending the night, VH-KXM was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for the Toowoomba-West Wellcamp Airport before it flew back to the Sunshine Coast.  It then flew North to Cairns and Vanrook Station before returning to Cairns.

And just to complete the 'deja-vu' of our BLog post below, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" was back in CQ once again this week, completing yet another medical evacuation flight out of Mackay Airport.  Early on Friday 17 August, it flew down from Townsville and then departed to Brisbane.

Finally, on Thursday 16 August, the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ was noted departing Mackay Airport for Brisbane.

Photo taken by IAD  


Alex Jones warns of false flag terrorism attack to take down Infowars and Trump "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"


by Brent Melville
ALEX Jones, front man for and Prison Planet in Austin, Texas, has warned that a major false flag terrorism event may be attempted soon to discredit and destroy him and President Trump in order to push the corrupt Clinton Democrats across the line in the US mid-term elections.

Jones was taken off Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other social media early in August at the urging of major media channels such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post and New York Times.

The same media are now spreading blatantly false reports that Infowars is broadcasting illegally and that Jones is threatening violence against the media.

US independent news commentator Alex Jones has been taken off the air for exposing the corruption of the Democrats and George Soros

One CNN contributor, author Rafia Zakaria, accused Infowars of being complicit in domestic terror.

Channel after channel including the so-called comedians like Bill Maher are chiming in with the same anti-Jones/Infowars message accusing him of hate speech, lurid conspiracies, running an illegal broadcasting operation and so on.

Infowars has become one of the top five US broadcasters an audience of some 6 million people with Jones the leading agitator of US opposition to globalism for two deca...


Muslim land development scammers claim they are exempt from Australian law "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Liberal Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Bill Shorten want to allow more grubs like these into the country

You dogsI step on your cross said the Imam

from ABC

A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his groups religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.

Hawkesbury City Council has launched civil action against Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and Diaa Kara-Ali in the Land and Environment Court, alleging they carried out illegal land clearing, earthworks and built gates, fences and driveways without seeking any of the relevant development approvals at a property in Colo, in Sydneys north west.

Mustapha Kara-Ali, a former member of then Prime Minister John Howards Muslim Community Reference Group and past postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, is the Imam of religious guild Diwan Al Dawla.

A letter he wrote to a council staff member, filed in the court documents, says the members of the guild live separated from secular lifestyles to pursue a religious mode of worship and an ascetic lifestyle under an oath of self-sacrifice and dedication to the purposes of Diwan Al Dawla.

Dashcam vision of Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (right) and another man during a visit to the prope...


A Pair of RAAF British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 Jets Heard Flying Around Fraser Coast "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

During the afternoon on Monday 13 August, a pair of  Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 jet training aircraft were heard flying around the Fraser Coast region and specifically Maryborough.

A pair of Hawks depart Rockhampton Airport in 2016  (File photo)

While it appears that the Hawks were at no stage able to be photographed, after being heard in the Maryborough area, they flew South via Fraser Island and exited the area.

Both Hawks were heard to be using the radio callsign of "Bobcat".

Photo taken by Scott Harris 


STROKE!   What type of Stroke? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the medical name for a stroke. This name indicates that there has been an accident in the blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the brain. There are two types of stroke: 1: The blood vessel becomes blocked Ischemic stroke It takes years for plaque to build up and []

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MACKAY Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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MACKAY Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session

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Luigi Berardi, of West Mackay, pleaded guilty to drink driving in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard he was driving home last month

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MACKAY Mackay police officer faces court "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Mackay police officer faces court

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A MACKAY police officer accused of accessing the police computer system data to provide information to others faced Mackay Magistrates Court

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MACKAY Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business

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Lirije Citaku, 37, spent around $120,000 through what the Mackay Magistrates Court was told was her gambling addiction, pouring her hard earned

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MACKAY Drug Enforcement, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Drug Enforcement, Mackay

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Grey Matter "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Is your brain getting in the way of the body you want?  What is the most important factor in health? Exercise? Diet? Sleep? Recovery? How about mindset? Have you ever tried to do a workout when youve just had an argument with your significant other, or your boss has just shouted at you for the []

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The glass very full "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

On HODL...

A double-shot Friday, with speeches from both Reserve Bank Governor Lowe and Assistant Governor Luci Ellis. 

Lowe's speech effectively confirmed that the inflation target is asymmetric.

Although 'committed' to the 2 to 3 per cent inflation target, the next move in interest rates will be up, even though inflation is yet again set to fall below the target.

Whether you agree or otherwise, at least that's clear: the cash rate is going to be set at 1.5 per cent for a long time!

Probably a very long time.

Lowe also delivered an interesting interpretation of housing credit dynamics, noting that the slowing of the housing market had reduced demand for credit by investors (citing low mortgage rates as evidence that the reduced supply of credit has not been the main story). 

The plural of anecdote is not data, but that's not quite the feedback we've been getting from mortgage brokers. 

Semantics, maybe, given the reflexive nature of such things.

On lags

Luci Ellis also presented an interesting speech on lags, showing how the unemployment rate has been improving, if not very much for the long term unemployed.

No arguments there, although building permits are now falling away outside Melbourne (and Hobart), while money growth is now at the lowest level in more than a quarter of a century. 

If that persists, then eventually the economy will start to slow too...those pesky....


1) 49 West Papuan students released after police questioning "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2) Police in Ternate violently break up protest commemorating New York Agreement

1) 49 West Papuan students released after police questioning
2:48 pm on 17 August 2018 

All 49 West Papuan university students taken in for police questioning in the Indonesian city of Surabaya have been released, according to a legal aid group.



An Australian schoolboy hacked into Apple Servers and stole 90GB of secure files "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

According to Australian media, a teen hacker broke into Apple mainframe and downloaded 90GB of secure files. He dreams to work for the Tech Giant.

I believe it is time for Apple to hire an Australian 16-year old schoolboy who hacked its computer systems. Yes, it is not a joke, according to Australian media the teen hacker broke into Apple mainframe and downloaded 90GB of secure files.

It is embarrassing, the young hacker targeted Apple system from his home in Melbourne.

Downloaded data included extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as access multiple user accounts, Apple declared that no customer data was exposed.

When the authorities identified the young hacker, he explained that he attempted to hack Apple because he is a fan of the company and dreamed of working for it.

According to the Childrens Court of Victoria, the schoolboy hacked the companys servers numerous times in more than a year, only when Apple finally discovered the intrusion, the company contacted the FBI.

Feds with the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) blocking the hacker and identified him.

The Apple security team discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement.

[We wanted] to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised added Apple.

Apple hacked

The police raided the home of the schoolboy last year and found evidence of the hack, the agents found hacking files and instructions saved in a folder called hacky hack hack. The police also seized a mobile phone and hard drive.

Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems, a prosecutor was quoted as saying by Australian media The Age. A mobile phone and hard driv...


16-year-old hacks Apple and steal 90GB of secure files "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Australian teenager hacks into Apples secure network and steals 90GB of data

An Australian teenager is facing criminal charges for repeatedly breaking into Apples computer system after the company contacted the FBI, reports The Age. The teenager who began hacking at the age of 16, reportedly hacked into Apples private servers and stole over 90GB of sensitive corporate information on multiple occasions over a year.

The teen, who cannot be publicly named, was well known in the international hacking community. He pled guilty in Australian Childrens Court on Thursday, with sentencing set for next month. The teenagers lawyer said in court that the boy was a big fan of Apple who dreamed of working for the company.

Hacky hack hack

During a raid on his family home in Melbourne, the authorities found downloaded files saved in a folder called Hacky hack hack. They also seized two Apple laptops, along with a mobile phone and hard drive. According to the prosecution, the two Apple laptops that were seized and their serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems.

Modus operandi of the teenager

Apparently, the boy downloaded tens of gigabytes of secure files and accessed authorized keys that granted login access to users. He then managed to use security keys that worked flawlessly to access Apples information. He also allegedly had a look at customer accounts. The teenager used a virtual private network (VPN) to disguise his location.

Apple last year alerted the FBI, when it detected the unauthorized access and blocked the source of the intrusions, who launched the investigation. FBI, then coordinated the case with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), after the source of the intrusions was traced to Australia.

It is unclear if any of the acquired data was forwarded to third parties. However, it is understood that the teen hacker used WhatsApp to communicate his intrusion to others. Also, there is no clarity on the extent of the breach, or what type of accounts or other information were accessed, and if the breach was only limited to Australia or was it worldwide.

Apple has not yet commented on the case.

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Friday, 17 August


16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Well, there's something quite embarrassing for Apple fans. Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school student proved that nothing is impossible. The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Apple servers and downloaded some 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as


Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview With Justice Advocate Renee Eaves "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The Fitzgerald Inquiry into Queensland police corruption was sparked by media reports linking police officers to illegal activities. Tabling its report in 1989, the inquirys findings led to an overhaul of policing practices and the prosecution a former police commissioner and four ministers. Key recommendations made by the inquiry were that an independent oversight body

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Apple hacked by 16-year-old who dreamed of working for firm "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Apple hacked by 16-year-old who

An Australian teenager has admitted hacking into Apples internal network and stealing 90 GB worth of files. The 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to breaking into Apples systems on multiple occasions over the course of a year, from his parents home in Melbournes suburbs.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


Bellingen History | Bellingen Chamber of Commerce "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The first land selectors did not arrive on the river until 1863 and because of navigational restrictions Fernmount became the principal village. However, Boat Harbour as Bellingen was first known, was selected as the site of the first court house and lockup, and shortly after the village site was proclaimed as Bellingen in October 1870.

Source: Bellingen History | Bellingen Chamber of Commerce


Tropical Fruits Announces Lineup For 30th Anniversary New Years Eve Festival "IndyWatch Feed"

Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits have unveiled the lineup for their special 30th anniversary New Years Eve festival this December. The festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the Rainbow Region on the land of the Bundjalung people. Tropical Fruits chair ...

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Sustainable House open day Sept 16 "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Got a sustainable home you would like to show visitors so they can learn from your experiences?

Eco-home owners are being sought for Sustainable House open day, to be held Sunday September 16 across the northern rivers.

Co-ordinator Andia Cally says, We are proud to provide ongoing support to an event that inspires and educates local residents and has a tangible impact in helping them see firsthand how they can make their homes more sustainable, fit for climate, comfortable to live in and cheaper to run.

Sustainable House Day is a national event that has been running for more than a decade and has seen the majority of visitors taking steps to live more sustainably as a result of their experience.

To get involved visit

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Woman rescued from cliff at Cape Byron "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

A woman, believed to have been on a walking track at Cape Byron, became trapped about 10m from the top on Cape Byrons southern end above Tallows Beach this afternoon. She was hanging onto a rock ledge that was estimated to be around 45m above the water. Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association attended the incident.

Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association set up a up a roping line with one of a the members abseiling down to the female secured her was the was able to be pulled to the to of the cliff. The Westpac helicopter was able to carry out top cover until the rescue was completed,  said Barry Walton Community Liaison & Media Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The patient believed to have minimal injuries and was checked out by paramedics.

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Tweed hospital site selection triggers questions in federal parliament "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Local federal MP Justine Elliot has put questions in writing in the federal parliament to the minister for agriculture concerning the NSW state governments decision to build a new hospital on the protected Cudgen farmlands at Kingscliff.

After the Cudgen site was announced as the site for the new Tweed Valley Hospital in June 2017 significant community backlash lead to health infrastructure revisiting the selection criteria and extending time for consideration of alternative sites

As State Significant farmland the Cudgen Plateau is considered one of the most productive food bowls in northern NSW.

Ms Elliot has asked the minister (a) is he aware that the NSW government does not appear to be considering the concerns of local farmers and the community regarding the suitability of this site, (b) what action will he take to protect the site from rezoning for the proposed development (or any other development), (c) does the Australian government support this plan, (d) does any Commonwealth legislation exist to protect this land from development, (e) is he aware that the NSW government has rejected a planned, approved and shovel ready site for the hospital at Kings Forest in favour of the proposed Cudgen site, and (f) is he aware that the NSW Member for the electoral district of Tweed has been widely criticised for supporting the proposal to use Cudgen as the site for the hospital.

Political football

While Labor have thrown themselves behind the Kings Forest site this site does not come without issues including impacts on koala populations, flood levels that will require a significant amount of fill to bring the entire site above flood level and lack of local infrastructure.

Alternatively the Greens have been calling on the redevelopment of the current Tweed hospital site. This site also has constraints around site expansion and flood levels.

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Youre Invited To Our Queer Art Exhibition During The Brisbane Pride Festival "IndyWatch Feed"

QNews Magazine will host an exhibition of local queer artists work to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane in September. This years Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be launched on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and ...

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University Of Western Australia Cancels Doctors Anti-Transgender Speech "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have a delusional disorder has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van ...

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Nanette Star Hannah Gadsby Is Writing Her Memoir "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby is following up the success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette with a memoir. The book will be titled Ten Steps to Nanette, according to Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, and the project is a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedians life leading up ...

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Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Low-range drink driving is where a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.79 millilitres per 210 litres of breath. The maximum penalty when its the drivers first major traffic offence within 5 years is an automatic licence disqualification of 6 months which can be reduced

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North coast shark net trail abandoned: triggers call for state-wide ban "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

A ray caught in netting that is meant to deter sharks. (Sea Shepherd)

The third shark net trial for the five beaches across the north coast has been abandoned following the significant decline in support. During course of the two shark net trials, community support for nets halved, from 52 per cent to 26 per cent of Ballina residents.

The controversial shark nets were installed at Lighthouse, Sharpes and Shelly beaches at Ballina, as well as at Lennox Head and Evans Head over the summer of 2016 and 17. 

Ballinas Deputy Mayor Keith Williams, who has been leading the charge to rid Ballina of the dreaded nets for the last two years, is celebrating the news.

The final nail in the coffin was the news that the nets had killed twice as many dolphins as they had caught target sharks in the second trial, said Councillor Williams.

After that, even the staunchest supporters of nets realised that something was seriously wrong.

Up to 35 SMART drumlines will continue to be trialled daily, from Lennox Head to Evans Head, weather permitting, until mid2020 while trials of helicopter and drones for aerial surveillance, and VR4G listening stations would continue.

Two shark net trials have been conducted and while there were no shark attacks at netted beaches during both trials, a survey of the community found that the resulting bycatch of the trials was unacceptable, said Nationals parliamentary secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin.

Minister can still install nets

While the trial has been suspended the NSW primary industries minister Niall Blair retains the  ability to deploy nets or iss...


Koala death incident brings calls for change "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The last moments of the koalas life were captured in heartbreakingly-vivid detail.

In the early hours of August 30 last year, a sharp-eyed officer in the RMS control room at Grafton saw a small fuzzy shape on the live feed from the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale.

Closer inspection revealed that an adult koala was lying in the right lane of the highway at the St Helena tunnel.

The controller and his colleagues activated the tunnels signs in a bid to close the right lane.

But it wasnt enough.

The driver of a prime mover from Lindsay Bros Plant and Equipment who either ignored or failed to see the signs, changed into the right lane and ran over the ailing animal, killing it instantly.

A volunteer from Friends of the Koala was just minutes away.

With documents obtained under freedom of information laws revealing the details of the incident for the first time, questions are being asked about the protocols and policies in place to protect wildlife in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

The Local Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, said there should have been a protocol in place on August 30 requiring the tunnel to be closed.

If there had been a horse or a cow on the motorway they would have closed the whole tunnel because it would have been a threat to human life, why couldnt they close it to protect the life of a native animal? Ms Smith said.

Yes it would have disrupted traffic for a while but I think most people would agree that thats reasonable in order to potentially save the life of a koala.

Ms Smith called on Roads and Maritime Services to reconsider its protocols when such incidents occurred.

I dont blame the people in the control room that morning, or even the driver because we dont actually know why he changed into the right lane.

I think the RMS needs to have a clear policy that if a native animal wanders onto the roadway in a tunnel like this steps should be taken to safely close the tunnel until the animal can be rescued.

According to the recently released documents, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage elected not to take any further...


Government Seeks Power to Intercept Phone Communications "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The best way to take control over a people and control them severely is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which

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MEDIA ALERT: FED CT BRIS FRI 4.15PM Trad Owners v Adani and others judgment "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MEDIA ALERT: FED CT BRIS FRI 4.15PM Trad Owners v Adani and others judgment

17 August 2018

Critical judgment in W&J Traditional Owners fight for their land rights against Adani

WHAT: Justice Reeves of the Federal Court delivers his decision in the case in which Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners have challenged the legitimacy of a meeting funded by Adani to authorise an ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), the certification of that purported ILUA by Queensland South Native Title Services, and the subsequent registration of the Adani ILUA by the National Native Title Tribunal. Further background to the case below.

WHEN: 4.15pm, Friday 17 August 2018.   

WHERE: Federal Court, Court No. 2, Level 7, Cth Law Courts 119 North Quay (Tank St entry), Brisbane.

Adrian Burragubba, spokesperson for the five W&J applicants, and the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council, is available for comment before and after the decision.

Mr Adrian Burragubba says: No matter what happens today, we are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out extinguishing our native title in any part of our land. No matter who wins, we expect an appeal.

It would be a travesty for the Government to wipe out our title for Adani. If Queensland can stop them dredging the Reef before Adani has money, or pull the pin on $1 billion NAIF funding, they can surely protect our rights to our land. They must not hand a private corporation land title at our expense, based on discriminatory laws.

We know its the Queensland Governments choice. Enough is enough. We have called on the UN for international scrutiny of whats happening here. The Government must bring itself into the modern era on our human rights and leave us to protect our country and chart a better future than coal mining.

Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owner Council advisor 0418 152 743

W&J website:

W&J facebook: to the case



Wollongbars future open for inspection "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Wollongbar residents can now provide Ballina Council with feedback on their ideas for the future of their town and surrounding area. Ballina Shire Council has developed the draft Wollongbar Planning and Environmental Study and the draft Wollongbar Strategic Plan 2018 2038 and both will go on public exhibition between 22 August and 2 November 2018.

Ballina Shire Council consulted with Wollongbar residents in 2017 about the future of the local community and these two documents provide a framework to put those ideas, as interpreted by staff, into action.

It was great to see the Wollongbar community engage with the process during last years consultation period. They provided a number of ideas and comments that have helped inform the draft strategy for the future of Wollongbar until 2038, said Ballina Shire Councils acting manager strategic planning, Mr Klaus Kerzinger.

The study outcomes reinforce the retention of the rural separation between Wollongbar and Alstonville, particularly along Lismore Road, so that each township maintains a separate character and identity.

Also discussed are options related to maintaining a supply of conventional lots for home building, and an expansion of the Russellton Industrial Estate to help create local jobs.

Council is particularly interested in hearing from Wollongbar residents during the exhibition period. The community is encouraged to review the ideas and actions proposed and nominate additional ideas for Council to consider. Feedback can be provided through the online survey available on Councils website, or by letter and email.

The draft strategic planning documents can be viewed on Councils website at (search Wollongbar 2038), Councils Customer Service Centre or shire libraries.

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Austria Rejects Afghan Asylum Seeker Because He Didnt Walk, Act or Dress Gay "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

An Afghan teenager has had his asylum application rejected by an Austrian official who said he did not walk, act, or dress like a gay man. The 18-year-old is fleeing Afghanistan fearing persecution for his sexuality, Agence France-Presse reported. The way you walk, act or dress does not show even in the slightest that you ...

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Arrest over Northern Rivers fire "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

A man has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire near Casino in northern NSW.

Emergency services were called to a property on the Bruxner Highway at Tabulam, about 65km west of Casino, about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 August), after reports of a fire.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) attended and extinguished the blaze that had spread to nearby bushland.

More than 12ha of bushland was burnt as a result.

Following inquiries by officers from Richmond Police District, a 52-year-old man was arrested this afternoon at a property at Tabulam.

He was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with intentionally cause fire and be reckless to its spread.

The man has been remanded to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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1) Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2) Past human rights cases get little attention in Jokowi's speech

3) Infrastructure Development Unites Indonesia: Jokowi

1) Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory


Festival of the imagination "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Take a walk on the wild side at the Ocean Shores Public School annual Festival of the Imagination

It is all happening in Ocean Shores on Saturday August 25 at the Ocean Shores Festival of the Imagination. The festival has evolved alongside the The Ocean Shore Art Expo that opens the night before. The is full of rides, side show stalls, creative workshops, market and artisan stalls as well as the inspiring Ocean Shores Art Expo.

Spaghetti Circus performs.

Festival goers will also get the chance to enjoy the performance and antics of the wonderful Spaghetti Circus on the day.

Imagine that you are about to enter another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of taste, touch and mind, a journey into the colourful and ambient surrounds of Ocean Shores, whose only boundaries are that of the imagination (Sorry bout that Rod Serling per The Twilight Zone, said one of the organisers.

The Festival runs rom 10am to 3pm at the Ocean Shores Public School in Shara Boulevard. There are raffles, entertainment, great food, cakes and coffee; there are people of all ages, there is fun, laughter, joy and frivolity.

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Thank You Moreland Council "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


A big shout out to Moreland council for their acquisition of creek side land on the Merri in line with their open space strategy.

A gift to current and future generations of creek lovers and to the creek itself!

A letter from the Mayor:

I am delighted to advise you that Council has just purchased the property at 2 Spry St. The property purchase will settle in 30 days and straight after this time we will be subdividing the house from the land (the house is a smaller parcel within area A) and opening up the remainder of the land to public use (see map below). We think this will be a wonderful addition for the community as it provides a much wider buffer to the creek protecting and enhancing the creek corridor, provide access from Spry St onto the creek and open up the land for public enjoyment. We will on-sell the house after it has been subdivided, provide pedestrian access from Spry St. and hold on to the majority of the land for public use. What a wonderful community asset this will be!

Thank you for highlighting this parcel to us and your interest in this land, we are delighted to be able to acquire it for our community.


City and United tie "IndyWatch Feed Gippsland"

THE mens Korumburra City v Warragul United match was almost abandoned due to the weather conditions on Sunday afternoon, with the game starting on one pitch and then moving to another.
The first half would see Korumburra finding the net twice off the boots of Hayden Smith and Jacob Beckwith, Warragul would tie the match up two all at the break managing to slot a couple past keeper George Decarlo.
In the second half, Korumburra had most of the play but couldnt get past the strong defensive line that Warragul held, likewise on the rebound, Korumburra held strong with super fast Peter Veltri covering the back line superbly, Rory Cull, Dave Newton and Corey Arnold playing solidly.
Thomas Sorrell had plenty of the ball well delivered through the midfield, Daniel Lloyd standing out with Hayden Smith continually moving the ball to Jacob Beckwith and Aiden Richards, Harry McNeil almost scoring on several occasions.
A late interchange would see youngster Riley Olden enter the game in the forward line and Jamie McNeil in the back line, a roll of the dice to try and score a critical win but it wasnt to be, a two-all draw the end result.
Finals are still within reach for Korumburra but a win would have taken the pressure off.

U12s mixed
By team manager Graham Beech
Korumburra under 12s played Phillip Island Team 2 at Phillip Island.
Korumburras defence was put under pressure right from the start and despite the efforts of Pat Morris in goal and the defenders Phillip Island scored regularly, especially rebounding off Korumburras gallant defending.
Phillip Island scoring five goals before Will Roberts for Korumburra finally scored at the 25-minute mark.
Phillip Island again scored to finish the half with a 6 to 1 lead.
The second half saw an improved performance by Korumburra with a number of missed opportunities.
Phillip Island put on another unanswered goal to end the game 7 to 1. Despite the score, Korumburra showed some promise.
Highlight of the game was Patrick Morris saving a penalty. Also pleasing was an improved performance from a newcomer to the game James Damon and a stellar performance in defence by Fern Hurst, who despite a leg injury ran down Phillip Island forwards consistently throughout the game.

Unfortunately, inclement weather would be the winner of this critical game possibly ending the hopes of Korumburra playing finals in 2018.
Under lights, steady rain flooding the Warragul pitch, Burras women were keen to play whilst Warraguls team were nowhere to be seen not even venturing out of the rooms.
The match referee, after consulting with both teams, coaching staff deemed the pitch too unsafe to play on and abandoned the game 15 minutes before kick-off.

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Thursday, 16 August


Australian State Government Bans TV News Channel from Train Stations "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

The state of Victoria, Australia has banned broadcasting of Sky News from the underground loop stations in Melbourne's train network.

The ban comes after Sky (owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp) broadcast an interview with far-right activist Blair Cottrell. Cottrell, the leader of the United Patriots Front, has convictions for arson, burglary and racial vilification, has advocated violence against women and has called for portraits of Adolf Hitler to be hung in school classrooms.

Victoria's transport minister, Jacinta Allen, has defended the decision against claims of censorship, stating that "Hatred and racism have no place on our screens or in our community." ... "If people want to watch Sky News in their own homes, they can do that to their heart's content," she said. "Any material that uses our public transport assets to promote itself needs to be appropriate."

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Cop shop wanted "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

A new police station at Leopold would help ease the burden on Ocean Grove and the Bellarine Peninsula according to Liberal candidate for Bellarine Brian McKiterick.

Mr McKiterick will push for the new station if successful at the upcoming state elections in November.

Im looking at policing around the whole of the Bellarine, he told the Voice.

Im strongly advocating for another station at Leopold and that would alleviate the pressure on Ocean Grove Police Station.

If the police are patrolling over in Leopold or Portarlington, theyre not here and criminals know the smaller stations dont have the manpower and arent open all the time.

Drysdale and Portarlington police stations currently operate on a limited opening schedule.

Mr McKiterick, has served as a police officer throughout Victoria for the past 40 years, said crime was an issue on the Bellarine.

I spoke to a lady in Queenscliff who heard some knocking on her door in the middle of the night and she went and hid in the bathroom and locked the bathroom door and stayed there all night in a panic, he said.

I said to her why didnt you ring the police? and she said I didnt think thered be any police available.

Having a police station in Leopold, knowing their response times are reduced and having a presence there would be a great benefit to this community.

Mr McKiterick moved to Ocean Grove a few months ago.

I love it, its a great spot, a great community and I cant wait until summer, he said.

The whole Bellarine you go to St Leonards or Point Lonsdale and you just think these are hidden treasures and probably the people getting on the buses from the ferries are missing out on some of the best parts of Victoria.

I think a lot of people dont realise how special it is.

Mr McKiterick said, if elected, he would campaign for greater infrastructure on the peninsula.

Weve only got one public secondary school on the whole of the Bellarine, he said.

Barwon Heads footy club are looking for change rooms and lighting at their second oval.

The lack of maintenance of roads is another issue.


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Coach search begins "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

Ocean Grove Football Netball Club has moved swiftly to find a successor for outgoing senior coach Paul Lynch with the club set to interview candidates next week.

OGFNC president Tony Potter confirmed a sub-committee had been formed after Lynch advised the Grubbers of his intention to step down on Tuesday night 14 August.

A sub-committee has started already we are forming one now, Potter told the Voice.

Hopefully well have some interviews next week.

I am trying to organise interviews for next Wednesday night.

Potter said there are no plans to advertise the senior coaching position, with the club fielding a number of calls on the prized role.

Obviously we want to appoint someone as quickly as we possibly can, he said.

We have got recruiting to do and players to retain.

Potter confirmed Lynch, who had been the Ocean Grove senior coach for two seasons, cited family reasons for stepping down

Yes it was family, so he has been doing it a long time and he needed a rest, he said.  

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Wednesday, 15 August


Pick My Project! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Vote now - Pick My Project

Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, youre eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Governments Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CRs Community Radio Accessibility Project now. Its only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!


Lynch stands down as coach "IndyWatch Feed Geelong"

Paul Lynch has stood down as coach of Ocean Grove Football Club after three seasons at the helm.

Lynch made the finals once in his two seasons and has stood down after finishing sixth this season citing family reasons for his decision.

Lynch informed the leadership group Tuesday night.

The former Geelong player and dual GFL premiership coach decided to step away from the coaching role to spend more time with his young family.

Paul has laid a foundation for the future of which he can be justifiably proud, increasing professionalism amongst the group and providing senior exposure to our talented young juniors, OGFNC said on its Facebook site.

The club would like to sincerely thank Paul for his efforts and commitment, and wish him and his family all the best for the future.

The Ocean Grove Football Netball Club will begin the process of searching for a new senior coach immediately.

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