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Saturday, 12 May

23:28

May 13 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

1756 - The Dutch were having a bit of a Captain Cook around the place, with one ship, the Rijder , having hung about Wednesday Island for a bit waiting to catch up with the ship, Buijs, but which then put out to sea on this day.

1787 The First Fleet choofed off from Portsmouth, England, for New South Wales, with the intention of establishing the first European settlement in Australia.

1789 - John Caesar aka Black Caesar, a convict who obviously didn't like the table service, did a runner into the bush with arms and ammunition.

1811 - Thomas Clough was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Thomas Cooney. After being executed his body was handed over to surgeons for dissection and anatomisation.

1819 - Margaret Catchpole, the infamous female convict who had a few well chronicled adventures, passed into the great beyond.

1837 -   Joseph Bradbury, John Newman, Soloman Wakefield, John Hewitt and David Williams admitted to Newcastle gaol from Merton. To be sent for trial before the Supreme court for robbery.

1837 - Judge Sir John William Jeffcot held the first criminal sessions in the province of South Oz.

1839 - In letters to General Secretaries of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission Society Joseph Orton stressed that Aborigines around Geelong had been reduced to pilfering starving obtrusive mendicants, a tax upon the [European] inhabitants.

1845 - The Portland Bay Examiner fishwrapper ceased to exist after a whopping 4 months.

1855 - The immigrant ship Nashwauk, only 18 months old, and carrying some 300 Irish girls, crashed ashore south of the mouth of the Onkaparinga at about 3 a.m. The passengers were able to be taken off the stricken ship and were cared for by local people. The following morning the steamer Melbourne and Government schooner Yatala were sent from Port Adelaide to pick up the stranded passengers. However, some of the immigrants were reluctant to board ship again and were taken to Adelaide in bullock wagons.

1857 - St Kilda Junction to St. Kilda Railway Line (Vic) opened.

1861 John Tebbutt, of Windsor, New South Wales, tripped over what would become known as the "Great Comet of 1861".

1867 - The first South Sea Islanders arrived aboard the ship "Prima Donna". 70 arrived to start work as indentured labourers on plantations around Mackay.

1870 - Ohhhh the humanity....the Port Adelaide Footy Club was founded in South Oz.

1872 - Alberto Zelman first conducted opera in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre for the performance of Lucia di Lammermoor in the Cagli-Lyster Italian opera season.

1873 -  Customs Officers fired upon Kaiadilt people fishing at Sweers Island.The officers kidnapped a young Aboriginal boy during th...

21:24

Crooked Hillary: Clinton attends another event with massive scarf to cover up what seems to be a back brace "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Hillary Clinton has donned yet another massive scarf during an appearance in Australia after earlier photos indicated she might be trying to hide a back brace. The 70-year-old draped the $1,100 patterned Hermes cashmere blend shawl around her shoulders when she met with Australian former Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Melbourne on Thursday. Her scarf was tied high around her neck and covered the top of her navy blue jacket. It comes after social media users pointed out earlier in the week that Clinton was mostly likely opting for the style choice to hide a possible back brace. She was photographed coming out of her daughter Chelsea's apartment in New York last week with a strange protrusion coming from underneath her jacket.

13:23

Australian government's deliberate education fail "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

In this day and age education is a privilege and not a right.

Government's are not in the business to provide top quality education for the children of the herd population, and least of all for the residents of a (penal) colony called Australia.

Why would the people in the Australian government want to teach the children of the cannon fodder for example;

- the 'Constitution' (Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK),
- Australia was taken from a people already 'occupying' the land, suggesting that the 'crown' is not as honourable as written,
- The Sheriff of Victoria cannot produce warrants, emanating from fines, as required by law,
- many Acts are in circulation unlawfully,
-  Today's 'city councils' across Australia are not the lawful department of the state as they are supposed to be, as defined within the 'Constitution',

just to name a few.

It's easier to teach the children of the cannon fodder to;

- focus on social media to get as many followers as possible,
- 'consume' Apple or Samsung products,
- become data providers for Au Gov Co, Google, Facebook, Amazon et al,
- be subservient to authorities without asking questions,
- live by the 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' government propaganda,

and so many more examples that may create a blog that mere mortal man may not be able to finish reading within his lifetime.

See how the Australian government has deliberately failed the general population.



10:44

Wild winds, record rainfall and cold temperatures hit Australia "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, caused wild winds and prompted unusually cold conditions across most of Australia on Friday, with more yet to come. Parts of Gippsland in eastern Victoria are bracing for a month's rain - as much as 100mm - on Saturday as the low pressure system that made Friday a sodden, wind-lashed taste of winter does its worst. New South Wales and the ACT are also beginning to feel the effects of the complex system, as it brings damaging westerly winds to the NSW ranges and the Illawarra. Tasmania The island state's capital was brought to a standstill on Friday as record-breaking rainfall caused schools to shut down, legal proceedings to halt and businesses to be evacuated. In the 24 hours leading up to 9am on Friday, Hobart experienced its wettest day since 1960 with the CBD and surrounding suburbs receiving more than 120 millimetres of rain. Sarah Sitton, extreme weather meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology, told The New Daily that by Friday morning, Mount Wellington had recorded 236 millimetres. "That was the second-highest-ever May rainfall in a single day for Tasmania. It was the highest rainfall that's ever been recorded at Mount Wellington," Ms Sitton said.

08:59

Seymour Line Notification: Service change "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

18:09 Seymour - Southern Cross will not run and has been replaced by road coaches due to a train fault.

[16:59 12/05]

08:57

Seymour Line Notification: Service update - Seymour line "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

16:32 SCS - Seymour will not run due to a train fault. Customers are asked to board the 17:32 SCS - Seymour service. [16:57 12/05]

05:35

Seymour Line Notification: Service change "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

14:12 Southern Cross - Seymour will not run and has been replaced by road coaches due to a train fault. 

[13:35 12/05]

05:09

No One Knows These Adorable 'Flying Teddy Bears' Even Exist "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

They might look like fluffy teddy bears, but these little guys can soar an impressive 300 feet in the air from tree to tree in their forest homes.

Meet the greater glider, an undoubtedly adorable marsupial who lives in the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia. These nocturnal creatures are the largest flying possum out there but most people dont even know they exist.

Which is turning out to be bad news.

Credit: Queensland Glider Network

The gliders commonly live in old, hollowed-out trees, which have recently been getting cut down to make room for development projects or logging operations. The vegetation they rely on for food is also wiped out during development.

Greater gliders are dependent on tree hollows, which only exist in eucalypts of 100 years or older, Matt Cecil, projects manager for Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, told The Dodo. Where bushland has been cleared for agriculture, timber production, urban sprawl or linear infrastructure, the availability of tree hollows is much reduced.

Credit: Queensland Glider Network

Fewer trees means more trouble for the species, which has already seen an 80-percent population drop in recent years. For Cecil, who is part of a coalition called the Queensland Glider Network, which specifically works to help glider species, the largest struggle has been simply getting people to recognize that these animals exist and need help.

This is such a magnificent animal that most of the Australian public wouldnt even know existed, and wouldnt know what it was if it glided into their face, Cecil said. That is the sad part. Its hard to fight to protect animals that the greater population doesnt even know about.
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04:10

Not so renewables "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Lifted from the excellent consciousness of sheep blog..

For all practical purposes, solar energy (along with the wind, waves and tides that it drives) is unending.  Or, to put it more starkly, the odds of human beings being around to witness the day when solar energy no longer exists are staggeringly low.  The same, of course, cannot be said for the technologies that humans have developed to harvest this energy.  Indeed, the term renewable is among the greatest PR confidence tricks ever to be played upon an unsuspecting public, since solar panels and wind (and tidal and wave) turbines are very much a product of and dependent upon the fossil carbon economy.

Until now, this inconvenient truth has not been seen as a problem because our attention has been focussed upon the need to lower our dependency on fossil carbon fuels (coal, gas and oil).  In developed states like Germany, the UK and some of the states within the USA, wind and solar power have reduced the consumption of coal-generated electricity.  However, the impact of so-called renewables on global energy consumption remains negligible; accounting for less than three percent of total energy consumption worldwide.

A bigger problem may, however, be looming as a result of the lack of renewability of the renewable energy technologies themselves.  This is because solar panels and wind turbines do not follow the principles of the emerging circular economy model in which products are meant to be largely reusable, if not entirely renewable.

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03:55

Seymour Line Notification: Service disruption - Seymour line "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

12:36 Shepparton to SCS train will originate from Seymour due to a train fault. Customers from preceding stations are asked to board coaches provided. [11:55 12/05]

03:37

Seymour Line Notification: Delay "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

11:09 Seymour - Southern Cross is delayed by approximately 21 minutes due to a train fault. 

[11:37 12/05]

01:59

Greens Lawyer Weighs In On New Matilda reporting On Cate Faehrmann "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A fortnight ago, New Matilda published a three-part series by Michael Brull on a pre-selection battle within the Greens NSW. One of the lawyers who advised on that battle, Brian Walters, responds.

In the middle of an internal Greens pre-selection, Michael Brull, a Greens member, has written for New Matilda a series of articles attacking a candidate Cate Faehrmann.

As he must know, candidates for pre-selection are not permitted to speak to journalists, and therefore have no right of reply. It is an archetypal act of cowardice to attack a person who is unable to defend herself. Brull bases his farrago on a bizarre series of falsehoods.

The articles arise from proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales seeking an urgent interpretation of the NSW Greens constitution. The case is reported here.

On 5 February 2018, Cate Faehrmann transferred her Victorian Greens membership to New South Wales. She wanted to stand for pre-selection for the Legislative Council.

She was a paid up member of the Greens in Victoria. She had previously been a member of the Greens in NSW and served there as a Greens Legislative Councillor from 2010 to 2013.

Astonishingly, Alex van Vucht, the membership officer of the Greens in NSW, treated Cate Faehrmanns transferred membership as merely provisional for three months, thus denying her the right to nominate for pre-selection before the close of nominations on 9 April 2018. This was contrary to the constitution of the NSW Greens and the constitution of the Australian Greens.

To break the impasse, Cate Faehrmann sought legal advice.

I was one of those who advised, in a written advice provided to the Greens NSW, that there was no basis for treating her membership as provisional. Similar advice was rendered by a senior solicitor in New South Wales.

Neither the membership officer nor the Greens NSW obtained any contrary advice.

Ultimately, Cate Faehrmann sought a ruling on the correct interpretation of the constitution from the NSW Supreme Court (I was not involved in that proceeding). The court ruled comprehensively in her favour.

Mr Brull repeatedly asserts that Cate Faehrmann was attempting to change the constitution. That is patently false. Cate Faehrmann was seeking to have the terms of the constitution obeyed. That was the whole point of the advice and of the subsequent legal proceeding.

The matter was taken to the Greens NSW State Delegates Council (SDC). Mr Brull writes that the SDC was was able to have a say about whether the rules sh...

01:14

Seymour Line Notification: Service disruption - Seymour line "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

09:12 Southern Cross to Shepparton train will terminate at Seymour and connect with coaches to Shepparton due to a train fault. [09:14 12/05]

00:58

The word of the week ispronotum "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn"

Insects have three distinct body parts the head, thorax and abdomen and in most insects it is easy to tell the difference between them. Insects are also invertebrates meaning they have no internal skeleton but instead have a series of external body plates. These are collectively known as the exoskeleton. The pronotum (word of []

Friday, 11 May

11:29

Seymour Line Notification: Delay "seymour IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

18:22 Southern Cross - Seymour is delayed by approximately 15 minutes due to an earlier train fault.

[19:29 11/05]

10:05

They are claiming that I am the fraud. "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Debt amount: 
$4090
Date debt issued: 
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Yes
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

This is my 4th year on Youth Allowance as I am studying in Melbourne and moved 2 hours to be closer to uni.

Two months ago I was asked to provide an audit, which I did straight away dating back to the 2015-2016 financial year.
The system glitched and deleted my audit, which leads me to sit on the phone trying to call the hotline which fails to have an answering system in place, so I was faced with having to redial and look at the 'user busy' screen for the entire morning, only to call over 100 times to be left on hold for hours.

Finally, once I was re-directed to different people because I had dialled the wrong number (the number they provided on the request for the audit) I had to do the audit over the phone.
Throughout this, the man was able to tell me that my audit aligned with the ATO.

Thinking all was well, I was faced with a $4090 debt!
This is when I became incredibly u...

06:05

It stinks, but not of Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Urban studies researchers working with residents of Polish cities have found that common perceptions of smells in daily life reveal much about how people feel about change and place. The smells people notice are often linked to broader social, political and economic conditions. In Poland, for example, life smells less like the vegetables in grocery stores and the natural environment of the past under socialism, and more like the petrol stations and supermarket air conditioning of capitalism in the present.

02:37

Hillary CLINTON in Melbourne with GILLARD "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Hillary Clinton talks 2016 election as she, Julia Gillard take to the stage Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard in Melbourne. Picture: AAP The Australian 10:28PM May 10, 2018 They welcomed the US president we thought wed have with a rapturous...

00:00

May 11 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

1806 - The Sydney Gazette reported ;
"...accounts were received from Hunters River, stating the total loss of the fine colonial schooner Governor King, of which we last week made mention. The person who brought in the first accounts of her loss came away very shortly after she struck, in order to obtain timely assistance from the owners, if any service could be rendered; but in the course of a few hours from the time he left her she went to pieces, and by the next morning fragments of the wreck were scattered along the shore for several miles. Great part of her freight of pork has been saved, but little else, except about two ton out of 12 ton of iron taken in at Dusky Bay in lieu of ballast picked up from the wreck of the Endeavour."

1813 - Gregory Blaxland set out with William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth on an exploring expedition across the Blue Mountains.

1815 - William Henry Moore was admitted to the courts as the first free solicitor in the colony.

1816 - The very first issue of the Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter was published. Though 1 June is usually recognized as the date of its first issue, a rare earlier number dated Saturday, 11 May 1816, is described as 'volume the third number 158' and bore the normal heading 'Published by Authority'.

1821 - The Father of the Australian press, George Howe, printer, editor, publisher and poet, died aged just 51.

1825 - George Spencer, Lewis Collins and other convicts played pirate and escaped from Newcastle in the cutter Eclipse.

1827 - Private examination took place at the Police Office at Sydney in the case of Lieutenant Lowe who was accused of originating the death of a black native 'at Newcastle.. Lieut. Lowe is a gentleman universally esteemed for his mildness and humanity and he had great difficulty to encounter from the hostile and ferocious conduct of the blacks at the time the transaction is said to have taken place'

1835 - Patrick Kilmartin was hanged at Sydney for the murder of James Hamilton.

1836 - Joseph Free was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Edward Brown at Invermein.

1859 - John Arrow was hanged at Bathurst for the murder of Catherine Leary at Summer Hill Creek, Orange.

1859 - Thomas Ryan (alias William Martin) was hanged at Bathurst for the rape of Leah England in the Wellington Valley.

1861 - William Dymock, he what founded Dymock's Book Stores, was hatched.

1861 - Walter George Arthur, Aboriginal leader,  the son of Rolepa, known to Europeans as 'King George', a senior man of the Ben Lomond tribe in north-eastern Tasmania, was returning by row boat to Oyster Cove from Hobart when he fell overboard; his body was not recovered.

1880 - The Opening of the 10th Victorian Pa...

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