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Sunday, 25 November

11:00

German Christmas Market Weihnachtsmark "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Sunday 25th Nov, 10.00am 2.00pm, Tabulam & Templer Home for the Aged
Melbourne

New To You: Pre-Loved Clothing Market "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Sunday 29th Jul, 10.00am Sunday 25th Nov, 4.00pm, Seaworks Maritime Precinct
Melbourne

10:00

Bumble Bee Baby and Children's Market "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Sunday 26th Aug, 9.00am Sunday 25th Nov, 12.00pm, Hampton Community Centre
Melbourne

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Saturday, 17 November

10:30

Seddon Makers Market "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Saturday 17th Nov, 9.30am 3.00pm, Seddon Uniting Church
Melbourne

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Saturday, 20 October

13:00

Malvern Valley Primary School Carnival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Saturday 20th Oct, 11.00am 4.00pm, Malvern Valley Primary School
Melbourne

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Tuesday, 16 October

01:01

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Brunswick bus sex assault "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a sexual assault on a bus from Moonee Ponds to Brunswick earlier this month.

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Monday, 15 October

14:51

Is America reaching its end phase ? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Is America reaching its end phase ?

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Is America reaching its end phase ?

Empires dont last forever [1]. America empire may be now reaching its end phase.

1. Signs of American end phase.

American Congress is now in the hands of half-citizens (each congress member with dual citizenship has only half-loyalty to America) and is under tremendous pressure from lobbyists.

Congress and Supreme Court are fighting hard to take-over Presidential power: Supreme Court tries to incapacitate Executive power (as granted by the Constitution) on many cases then gives Congress the final says on those cases.

American politicians are now denouncing populism of their own President Donald Trump and of Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban[5] . They are

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11:05

Fitness scams "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

If something is too good to be true then it usually is! Unfortunately fitness scams keep popping up everywhere in the world. Most of them are from unqualified people whether it would be from a personal trainer to a nutritionist.

Heres one thing: you want to lose the weight by XXX amount of weeks for a wedding or a special event! Its all fine and dandy but within that period of time you might not lose much.

We all know that weight loss is hard work and very time consuming.

MLM scams (excluding Herbalife)

Unfortunately they are legal.

But many of them are get rich quick schemes and lose the weight quick schemes.

But Herbalife is a great company with their sports range and I find that they are quite useful along with real food. Whilst I am happy to be their customer I dont like the recruiting and selling process. This is time consuming and I have lost a few friends along the way.

Very skinny models on Instagram

Unfortunately there are many and thats how people develop an eating disorder. They have those six pack abs and muscles and people get so jealous of it. They also promote some bad advice.

As for chiukatherine on Instagram there are no skinny models on her profile but there are lots and lots of food and parks and moods. And no she doesnt like the whole hype thats out there

Some trainers

Make sure that you have a chance to see what they are like on the gym floor before signing up to that package.

The Its not your fault that you are fat

It completely is. You are in control of your own body. You know what works and what doesnt. A lot of the very pushy people will use this tactic to sell you something that you dont need.

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05:14

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Witness appeal following South Melbourne assaults "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Police are appealing for witnesses following two assaults in South Melbourne on 22 September.

04:26

When can domestic undergraduates be charged full fees? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This post is not related to any current policy issue. It is a summary created for another reason but might be useful for higher education administrators or policy people.

Full fees is a term used in Australia as an implied contrast with students who pay a student contribution, which is usually combined with a Commonwealth contribution to provide an overall funding rate for a Commonwealth supported student. Full means that there is no government subsidy and the student pays all the provider charges. Tuition fees for non-Commonwealth supported students are not regulated. There is more detail on this in chapter 7 of Mapping Australian higher education 2018.

About 7 per cent of domestic undergraduates in Australia are full-fee paying. The simple explanation for this is that domestic undergraduate students in public universities pay student contributions rather than full fees, while undergraduates in private universities and non-university higher education providers pay full fees. However, there are exceptions in both cases, sometimes at the level of the unit of study (subject) rather than the course.

In what follows, all statutory references are to the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Generally, domestic undergraduates enrolled in a Table A university (more commonly known as a public university) must be enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student: section 36-30 (1). This creates an on-going entitlement for that course, unless one of the exceptions below becomes relevant: section 36-25(1).

Once a student is a Commonwealth supported student, he or she can be charged a student contribution but cannot be charged another tuition fee: section 169-15(1).

A domestic student is an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent visa holder or a permanent humanitarian visa holder: Schedule 1, Dictionary.

But there are exceptions to the general entitlement of public university students to Commonwealth support:

When the student is a former international student: section 36-30(2)(d).

When the student has advised that they do not want to be a Commonwealth supported student: section 36-10(3).

When the unit of study does not contribute to the course of study they are enrolled in: section 36-10(1)(b).

When the higher education provider expects that the student will not und...

03:20

The Melbourne Model David Holmgren "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

 

For the last 50 years, the debate about suburban sprawl vs high rise has been repeated ad infinitum with very little questioning of the assumptions behind the debate. Adam Carey & Timna Jacks article in The Age 22 Feb, 2018 is a current example of the restatement of these outdated options in the context of the supercharged apartment construction frenzy that is taking over inner Melbourne.The article references Infrastructure Australias latest report including a third model for Melbournes future; medium density London instead of high density New York or sprawling traffic bound Los Angeles. This deft pitch assumes that we must put up more buildings to accommodate the projected 2.8 million extra people who will make Melbourne home by 2046.

The entrenched interests of Australias largest industry, property development and construction, myopia and lack of rigor in the academia and politics and a mostly disempowered public have combined to see the debate intensify but never consider any real alternatives, including my RetroSuburbia strategy which aims to create the Melbourne Model of urban renewal.

RetroSuburbia involves making full use and creatively repurposing what we have already built over the last 40 years, the longest running property bubble in human history, before we build and develop over more water and carbon absorbing land that we need to feed ourselves into the future. In this maddening frenzied rush, we condemn our children to live disconnected from nature that we depend on for our daily life and well being.

RetroSuburbia is based on the lived reality of a growing number of ordinary Australians who have been influenced by the permaculture concept, a vital emerging global movement, first taken root in the suburbs of Melbourne 40 years ago. The impact of permaculture, and UK spin off, The Transition Towns movement is at the progressive edge of communities building resilience in a climate changed...

01:09

Madiba "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Madiba The Music showing now Madiba is Nelson Mandelas clan name, emerging in the aftermath of this passing as a sign of respect and affection. Madiba the Musical is a part biographic celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, with sub-plots that widen the lens of apartheids toxic effect in South Africa beyond the []

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Sunday, 14 October

21:23

Change The Rules nationwide rallies "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

 

Union leaders Karen Batt CPSU Victoria Sally McManus Michele ONeil Troy Gray ETU Electrical Trades Union of Australia, Victorian Branch and Lori-Anne Sharp Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, launching new TV ads about the Change The Rules nationwide rallies.

Video from Australian Unions

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Union leaders Karen Batt CPSU Victoria Sally McManus Michele O'Neil Troy Gray ETU Electrical Trades Union of Australia, Victorian Branch and Lori-Anne Sharp Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation launching new TV ads about the Change The Rules nationwide rallies.

Posted by Australian Unions on Saturday, October 6, 2018

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20:26

We need wage theft laws now "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

A pre-election campaign to to raise the need for laws against wage theft in Victoria is being directed at Liberal Party leader Matthew Guy. There is a petition out now, and you can sign it via this Megaphone link.

Everyone deserves a ob they can count on. And no-one deserves to have their hard-earned wages stolen by their boss.

We want the Victorian government to add a clause to the Crimes Act (1958) which makes deliberate, dishonest wage theft a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment.

Daniel Andrews has committed to introduce wage theft laws. Now were calling on Matthew Guy to step up and protect young workers by making the same commitment.

Why is this important?

Right now, some businesses are exploiting young workers. Instead of contributing to our community, theyre stealing from vulnerable young people, and conditioning them for a life of exploitation.

I was one of those young workers. I worked for a year at a cafe in Camberwell, just outside of the Melbourne CBD. During my time there, I was classified as a part-time worker. That means I should have had regular shifts and access to paid annual and sick leave but instead I was treated as a casual, at the cafes beck and call, and had no access to paid leave.

Over $8000 in wages and $700 in superannuation were withheld from me by my boss in just a year and it took months of negotiations and a review of my full roster history to get the wages I claimed back paid to me.

Im just one of thousands. Wage theft is an epidemic. At least a fifth of young workers have reported that their hard-earned wages have been stolen from them in scams; they are paid for fewer hours than they work, are illegally denied correct pay, have their superannuation stolen or their accrued leave withheld.

All these forms of wage theft are against the law, but they still happen. Bosses know that theyll only receive fines or warnings if they get caught- and that theyre not likely to get caught.

A series of audits by Fair Work in 2016 revealed that almost 58% of hospitality businesses (cafes and restaurants) and 39% of retail businesses were stealing wages. Thats potentially hundreds of thousands of cases of wage theft! But only a fraction of these cases ever end up in court. It shows that the current legal system is stacked in favour of bad employers who choose to underpay workers to increase their profits.

 

 

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19:55

Times are changing "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Wages growth returning

Employment growth has continued at a rapid 2 per cent pace over the year to August 2018.

So fast, in fact, the Federal Budget seems set to be back in surplus imminently. 

Quite a shock.

The jobs data will likely be the most interesting news of the week ahead.

The market median forecast sees +15,000 new jobs created on a net basis, and a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate steady at 5.3 per cent.

TD has gone in with a 5.1 per cent forecast, while the high range forecast is for +30,000 jobs created.


Source: Bloomie

Punchy indeed.

Such a result would really set the cat among the pigeons. 

The unemployment rate in New South Wales already plunged to just 4.7 per cent in August, while in Victoria the rate dived to only 4.8 per cent.

The participation rate in New South Wales has been pushing out the highest ever levels, driven by pulsating trends in female employment. 

The labour force figures are due for release on Thursday morning.

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After a 'lost decade', UK wages growth is finally accelerating again, with the growth in regular pay excluding bonuses up to 2.9 per cent for the three months to July. 

The jobless rate in the UK is down to just 4 per cent - it h...

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"IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Dr Tim Jones, senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University, said:

Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice calls for action by governments, the health sector and religious communities to better respond to people experiencing conflict between their gender identity or sexual orientation and their beliefs.

The report reveals the immense trauma and grief participants felt at the prospect of having to choose between their faith or their gender and sexuality, both intimate and important parts of themselves. The psychological and spiritual trauma experienced by our participants, at their loss of faith, or their struggle to be accepted by their communities, was devastating, added Dr Jones.

Anna Brown, director of legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:

The report provides a roadmap for future reform, with recommendations directed at state and federal governments and the health sector.

We need stronger laws and support for survivors but also education about the harm caused by the cultural ideas and messaging prevalent within faith communities. We particularly urge governments across the country to respond to the acute vulnerability of children and young people in religious communities, said Ms Brown.

14:44

White Night Geelong 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Last night I went to White Night Geelong.  It was the first time that White Night, which I have enjoyed in Melbourne a few times, this year was its debut in regional city, Geelong.  It was lots of fun to wander around with my parents, my daughter and my niece.  We mainly stayed around Johnstone Park which had the great atmosphere of convivial crowds enjoying fantastic light creations on a balmy spring night.  Here is the trip I took.

We started at the Town Hall.  I have seen light shows at the town halls over quite a few years at Christmas time.  The festive light shows last a few weeks so it is fairly quiet when we go.  Last night the street was closed and it was full of people coming and going.

The light show last night was for the 1918 World War I Armistice centenary in a couple of weeks.  It started with a display for every year of the Twentieth Century up to 1914.  We were bemused and thought perhaps we were going to sit through a display for every year up to the present.  But in 1914 the story of World War I began and it started to make sense.

Here is the map of Europe with the red blotch of Germany spreading across it as it acquired countries.

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11:25

Grampians Peaks Trail (and always remember to pack your food away!) "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

A rule to remember whenever youre camping in the Australian bush (or anywhere really) is to pack away and secure your food at night so that it doesnt attract animals.

Its a rule I was acutely reminded of during a recent trip hiking the Grampians Peaks Trail, leaving me with a large, chewed tear in the floor of my much loved Macpac Minaret tent.

Ive always thought packing my food away into plastic bags and keeping them in my tent was enough to deter animals. In my many years of camping around Australia Ive never had a problem.

But this trip, it was a problem.

At some stage during the first night at the Bugiga hikers camp, something chewed its way into my tent and got into my dinner bag, getting at one of my dried meals and a block of fancy Koko Black chocolate given to me for Fathers Day.

I must have been tired because I slept through it and didnt realise what had happened until I was packing up in the morning after breakfast and discovered the hole in my tent.

I was devastated. Ive written before how much I love my tent and how its served me well on many trips in fair weather and foul.

It felt like Id let a good friend down.

I patched up the hole on both sides with first aid strapping tape and thankfully the weather was good so I didnt need to worry about rain.

Once back in Melbourne I got the hole patched and, hopefully, its good to go for my next trip.

And for that next trip Ill be investing in some decent bags to stash my food in and putting those into my backpack which Ill also line with a big plastic bag.

Lesson learned.

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Anyway, the Grampians Peaks Trail was okay. Nice scenery, interesting rock formations, easy to follow track. But it never felt particularly remote as the views included roads and the town of Halls Gap. There were also plenty of tourists and school groups doing day walks on the trails so it never felt like wilderness.

I started at Halls Gap, following the Grampians Peaks Trail signs up Stony Creek past Venus Baths and Splitters Falls into Wonderland. It was steady, but not challenging, climbing to get up onto the mountain range. Walking through the Grand...

11:06

Neo-Nazis March for Babies in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Above : Neo-Nazi security worker Stuart Von Moger follows hot on the heels of His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. Heh. Following on from revelations concerning the neo-Nazi infiltration of the Young Nationals in NSW, a small contingent of local Continue reading

09:36

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Three cars impounded in Melbourne CBD "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Police have impounded three cars during separate intercepts in Melbourne CBD overnight.

05:49

Ms GILLARD's backdated memo to Mr Blewitt is a forgery "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

On Thursday, 21 May 1992 Julia Gillard was in Melbourne. Her office was in Melbourne. Ms Gillard claims that on 21 May 1992 she provided important legal advice to her purported arms-length client Ralph Blewitt. This is the document through which Ms Gillard claims to have transmitted the advice to...

04:50

An Act to create Australia's housing hidden time bomb and other purposes "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

When the colonialists settled this land they were amazed at how cheaply dwellings could be built in order to house humans inside them, with the added benefits of setting up 'shop' in NSW where the added expense of housing animals (the four legged variety) was not necessary due to the climate.

A niche industry has evolved in the last few years, where if one is contemplating to enter it, it would be of great benefit to stay away from a specific product.

The product in question is a type of housing being built, that being a dwelling built for the 'not for keeps' market, i.e. renters.

The mainstream media bugles that there is a housing shortage, where humans need affordable housing.

Well, how did 'we' get to such an inhumane level?

Well you see the people in government decided that what would be good for the 'economy' is to initiate a migrant 'invasion' on the good people of the country.

Let's look at Melbourne as an example.

An importation of approx. 2,500 humans per week has created many problems for the good residents, problems created by those in government.

Since there is not enough housing, a bonanza was created for the banks where the newly imported humans would be debt slaves to the banks for the fiat currency the banks trade with, an action supported by the 'Australian Government'. 

Let's put aside those pesky and unruly African youths (who ain't gonna be no 'debt slave' - at least they got that right, as they'll steal stuff - well they got that one wrong) in Melbourne's south-east, as the policemen and women are there in the parks protecting the (Queen's) peace...
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02:17

Song For A Weary Throat "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

By Marian Webb Song For A Weary Throat at the Fairfax Studio takes pride of place at the Melbourne International Arts Festival after its much-acclaimed premier at Theatreworks last year.  Directed by Kate Sulan, Rawcus Ensemble fifteen performers with and without disability join the Invenio Singers in a profoundly moving work of theatre. []

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