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Saturday, 21 October

12:00

Friends Spring Plant Sale Botanic and Rare Plant Fair "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Saturday 21st Oct, 10.00am Sunday 22nd Oct, 4.00pm, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Melbourne

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Saturday, 23 September

12:00

Whitehorse Community Fair "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Saturday 23rd Sep, 10.00am 4.00pm, Kingswood College
Melbourne

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Friday, 15 September

01:43

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Man charged following sexual assault at Melbourne Central "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested and charged a man with sexual assault following an incident at Melbourne Central.

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Thursday, 14 September

16:00

Snarl.com.au: Melbourne - St Kilda Road "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sporting/Social Event - 2 lanes closed southbound

15:52

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Charges following Frankston assault "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Police have arrested a man in relation to an assault in Frankston which left a man with serious injuries on 22 August.

15:07

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 186 - PRICKLY MOSES "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Acacia verticillata (prickly Moses; prickly-leaved wattle; star-leaved acacia; prickly mimosa; whorl-leaved acacia) is a perennial shrub to small tree in the Fabaceae family, native to Australia and Tasmania. The species is a common understorey shrub in both wet and dry sclerophyll forests as well as scrub and heath. In coastal environments it will often have much wider leaves as opposed to the regular needle-like nature of inland specimens.

Acacia verticillata stems are ribbed and are sparsely to densely hairy. The leaves are small sharply pointed phyllodes (false leaves) are up to 17 x 3 mm. and 1.5-2.5 mm wide. They have one prominent vein and 1-2 less prominent veins. Its inflorescences which are numerous (Southern Spring: September, October) consist of numerous pale yellow flowers arranged on short cylindrical spikes that extend beyond the leaves. Its seeds are in elongated pods (5-10 cm long) which are sparsely hairy when young and glabrous when mature. This trees dispersal is by seed. Trees are often covered by a fungally-induced galls.

On 1 September 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia released a replacement of the polymer five dollar note which includes a stylised depiction of Acacia verticillata (subspecies ovoidea).

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Weekend Green meme.

12:32

Unseasonal snowfall continues at alpine resorts in Victoria, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Traditional springtime weather is yet to reach the snowfields, with snow still falling across alpine resorts. About 30 centimetres of snow was predicted across Thursday, Friday and into Saturday at Falls Creek. The resort received eight centimetres in 24 hours before Thursday, with average snow depths of 190cm. Mount Hotham received 15 cm in the 24 hours before Thursday morning with natural snow depths of 175 cm.

11:47

Toxicon drop a metal cover of Confidence Mans Boyfriend (Repeat) "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Last year, a mysterious supergroup known as Confidence Man burst onto the scene. Hailing from Brisbane, the group revealed very little about themselves, except for the fact that they make a unique brand of electro-pop, which was made abundantly clear when they dropped their single Boyfriend (Repeat).

Following the groups performance at Splendour In The Grass this year, triple j made the controversial claim that the band were the best up-and-coming live band in Australia. This of course drew much criticism from, well, just about everyone, including a number Facebook commenters such Taya Chani, who claimed they were so shocked I couldnt even type when they said that Confidence Man is hands down the worst shit I have ever heard in my life. I am completely dumbfounded, speachless.

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Confidence Man 'Boyfriend (Repeat)' live at Splendour

Best up-and-coming live band in Australia? We <3 Confidence Man.

Posted by triple j Unearthed on Saturday, 22 July 2017

Melbournes Toxicon uploaded their cover of Boyfriend (Repeat) to YouTube just a couple of days ago with the tongue-in-cheek caption of Australias best up and coming cover.

In a statement issued to Music Feeds, Toxicon explained their decision to cover the track. Recently there was quite the upset over triple js call on the Best up and coming live band with their song Boyfriend (Repeat), they said. Maybe it wasnt everyones cup of tea but but surely there must be s...

11:42

Jobs explosion shatters forecasts "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Jobs explosion

Employment growth shattered expectations with an 11th consecutive monthly gain, tearing up by +54,200 in August, including another +40,100 surge in full-time employment. 

It's a case of choose your favourite statistic here: more than quarter a million jobs created in six months would have to be one of the most impressive, while annual full-time employment growth is now at a scorching +3.1 per cent. Golly!


Over the past year employment has lifted by +325,600 or +2.73 per cent, and if rising job advertisements prove to be a worthy indicator, then calendar 2017 could yet be Australia's greatest ever year for employment growth. 


Most of the jobs have been created in New South Wales (+71,600 over the year to August 2017) and Victoria (+95,500) until lately. But after a protracted lull, Queensland is now the surprise package (+95,400), albeit largely driven by part-time employment. 


The detailed figures will confirm in due course, but infrastructure has been a likely creator of jobs, along with the tourism and education boom, and healthcare.&...

10:49

This years Melbourne Show guide "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Guys going to the Royal Melbourne Show is expensive but here are some ways that you can save if you really want to go

Take public transport

Public transport isnt free but at least it is cheaper than driving to the show. A weekend ticket for an adult per day is $6 and on the weekdays it is $8.20. For a child or concession it is $3 per day on the weekends and $4.20 it is per weekday. In regional areas, travel can vary between $10-$50 per person. And if you have a pass it works out to be free if you travel into the city everyday.

You can go and come back without the need to pay for petrol or parking. Parking at the show is around $20-$25 and petrol is always expensive. Luckily if you dont have the option of public transport, Groupon has awesome deals for petrol.

Trains go from the city to the show every 10-20 mins and the 57 tram also passes the showgrounds.

Bring your own food and drink

Coles and Woolworths have a great range of lunch items and snacks as well as drinks. There will be food at the show but they dont come cheap. You can also sample some of the food at the Woolworths pavilion and stock up on stuff to take home. Make your own coffee and drink it at home before you go to avoid the ridiculous prices.

To all those going sugar-free this September there will be lots of sugar on offer. So save your pennies and byo your own savory snacks.

Plan your show bags ahead of time

The show bag guide is now online and has all the items listed. Dont buy a show bag which you dont love or you dont use their products. Most of the show bags have a drink and snack in them so you dont need to purchase extra food or drinks. Just buy one bag in the morning and then buy again when you leave.

Buy your tickets online

You can save up to 30% off the ticket prices even more. Then you can avoid the queues at the grounds. You can buy them here and if you are an RACV member you can save even more.


10:10

Help the Salvos help the homeless "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

This September Grilld are giving away 1900 burgers free over a few weeks and in each of their six Melbourne stores on a certain date. Every week the day will change and it is only for people who are in desperate need for food and shelter. But you need to get to the Hamodava cafe for your voucher. The Hamodava cafe is open for lunch and breakfast on the weekdays.

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09:33

Latest News - Victoria Police News: Trio charged following Brunswick West death "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Homicide Squad detectives have today charged three males following the death of 43-year-old Paul Costa in Brunswick West on 3 July.

07:58

Premiere: Pastel shades and declarations of love in Felix Lushs Juliette video "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Photo by Alex Wall

Since his time in Bearhug and Claire & the Cops, Felix Lushs bedroom-pop has recieved big love. With his new material, he continues to take us into an 80s synth pop dreamworld. This is on full display in his new video for Juliette, which were stoked to be premiering here.

Returning after his 2016 debut EP State of Mind, this wonderfully romantic synth jam sees Felix Lush get sentimental with a mega-sweet ode to his love for IRL girlfriend and the songs namesake.

Of the new track, he says:

The song is my love song dedication to my girlfriend. Sometimes I think people are worried about being outright about love but its important to tell that special someone how much they mean. Juliette is for every dorky kid out there who just wants to tell their partner how much they mean to them.

*heart eyes*

Featuring Felix Lush together with Juliette herself, the accompanying video, directed by Courtney Brookes, is a pastel-filled visual delight. It flicks us through channels featuring other, slick looking familiar faces of local music, including Hamish Dobinson of Flowertruck, David Gauci of Death Bells and Spike Vincent. This is put together with darling couple montages and florals out of some kind of candy coloured daydream.

We definitely feel the love, and think you will too.

Felix Lush is on the road supporting The Creases in Melbourne and Sydney and is set to tour with I Know Leopard and These New South Whales. Check out the video and tour details below.

WHO: The Creases with Felix Lush
WHERE: The Lair at The Metro Theatre Sydney
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07:05

Mens cricket squad gearing up for next years tour of England "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

AUSTRALIAS most promising Indigenous male cricketers have just completed an exhausting series of matches in Brisbane and the Queensland Sunshine Coast. The national Indigenous mens squad played matches over eight rounds, playing against Queensland, Papua New Guinea, Victoria and the national performance squad. Missing from the Indigenous squad was international Dan Christian. He has been busy overseas, first helping Notts win the NatWest T20 final in England, and then being drafted by the Tinbago Knight Riders, who won the Carribean Premier League (CPL). Christian next year will lead an Indigenous Australian team on a tour of England to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1868 Aboriginal team that became the first sporting team from Australia to tour internationally.

06:19

Ecohouse Does Sustainable House Day "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

By Luke Wakeling, CERES Science Communications Intern

On Sunday the 17th of September 2017, Australia celebrates Sustainable House Day. The CERES EcoHouse will again be part of this day, between 11am and 3pm, with support from Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL) staff. Our homes shape our habits, and on this day we recognise the important role residences play in a sustainable future.

Currently, the average Victorian house has an energy rating of just two stars. Whilst new builds must meet minimum 6 star standards Victorias existing inefficient house stock is exacerbating our already unsustainable ecological and carbon footprint.

In response to this situation the team at CERES have created the EcoHouse part functional home part educational resource. The 1920s weatherboard home provides a model of the sustainable retrofit. Through new technologies and design the EcoHouse demonstrates how we can increase liveability and decrease environmental impact, and all the while paying appropriate consideration to the economics.

Ecohouse Energy Educator Nick Scott

Like many good things in East Brunswick, the EcoHouse was conceived on the back of a truck during the early 80s. The legend goes that it was set for demolition, ready to be knocked down to make way for a new parking lot. Fortunately, however, at least one person remembered their 3 Rs and shipped the building over to the then nascent sustainability park. After relocation in 1982, the EcoHouse now stands in south west of CERES park where it hosts school groups, workshops and public tours every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (including the 16th of September Sustainable House Day Eve!).

Nick Scott has been at CERES for over 10 years and has witnessed much of the development of the EcoHouse. Prior to its most recent facelift in 2010, the home was already an embodiment of sustainab...

05:14

The Economist published my letter! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

In the letters section of this weeks Economist

You dont Say

The term Says Law, (Economics brief, August 12th) was invented by the American economist, Fred Taylor, and popularised in his introductory text, published in 1921. Moreover, the phrase supply creates its own demand is not classical in origin, but was first used in print by another American economist, Harlan McCracken, in a text that John Maynard Keynes is known to have read while he was writing the General Theory. Jean-Baptiste Say neither invented the concept nor was he its most staunch defender.

STEVEN KATES
Associate Professor
School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

05:04

Hyla Roll Out New Record "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Its been three years in the making but Melbourne via Perth band Hyla are finally releasing their debut record Osaka.

Written entirely during a stint in Japan, frontman Alex Hayes released first taste of the album Fraction leaving us wanting more.

He joined Axel Carrington on Breakfast with Taylah for an unplugged tune and talks on the new record.

Play Hyla

04:15

round 2 earthcore victoria crew takeovers "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Our next earthcore 2017 Summer Dreaming crew takeovers have arrived and they are both taking over the Hydra Stage!

Fool Proof

Our next Earthcore 2017 Summer Dreaming crew take over has arrived! Introducing Fool Proof, taking over the Hydra stage on Sat 25 November with their resident locals and international acts TBA!
read on

those suspects

After launching the brand with a sold out Morten Granau show in July, its been success after success for the Suspects boys with involvement in parties featuring massive acts such as BLiSS and Ghost Rider in short succession!
read on

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04:14

Week 46 of the Marathon "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

It started with a celebratory lunch as a way of saying thank you for surviving the last 45 weeks and of course wine! We had picked our place carefully and that was Teatro. They were okay but it was a lovely place to relax in

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03:43

JUNGLE LOVE LAUNCH PARTY "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

 

By now the Jungle Love have crew shown time and time again that they know how to throw a damn good party and they also love any excuse to do it. The main event of the year is Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival which is taking place for the fourth time ever from November 30 to December 2 at Borumba Deer Park. So to build the excitement our team is taking over The Zoo and Winn Lane in Fortitude Valley on October 14 for the Jungle Love Launch Party: The Zoo and Winn Lane Takeover.

The Jungle Love community has a knack for making every night together a night to remember. Last years launch party was held at The Triffid, featuring an outdoor electronic stage. Organisers were advised by venue staff that people wouldnt dance on as theyve never had any luck getting a dance floor happening outside before. But alas the venue staff were proved wrong. The Jungle Lovers proceeded to fill the entirety of the dance floor, making for one of those many delicious nights to remember.

This years launch will feature seven stellar live acts including one of Bigsounds most talked about artists, Clea , a special reformation of the much loved insane asylum LeSuits who split up two years ago, rising stars and recent Triple J Unearthed winners Fight Ibis and some of the finest craftsmen of indie pop, The Jensens . Two acts making their way up from Melbourne for the special occasion are the soulful Squidgenini and one of the most hilarious performers around, Stingray .

Winn Lane will be pumping all night with a selection of sounds curated by the fine tastemakers A Love Supreme who will be mixing up the soul, funk and much, much more. The Winn Lane stage will feature the likes of ALS Soundsystem , Deejay Bossman , Nathan Sellin & Jaeden Birch and El Discotheque .

Punters will be able move between the two spaces via the backstage access from the Zoo to Winn Lane. So punters who havent been backstage at the Zoo before will have the chance to see the plethora of stickers and layers of history left behind by iconic bands that have played at the venue over the past 20 years.

And not to forget that it wouldnt be a Jungle Love party without an array of live performance art and the odd surprise in store.

Full Lineup in alphabetical order:

ALS Soundsystem...............

02:57

The Weeping Willows Announce East Coast Tour "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Image Courtesy of The Weeping Willows Hard working Melbourne bluegrass duo The Weeping Willows have announced plans to head out on a massive East Coast tour from the middle of this month. On the tour The Weeping Willows will be providing support for Skyscraper Stan and Georgia State Line at Bella Union in Melbourne, Carpenter []

01:41

Sydney Has The Second Most Unaffordable Housing In The World "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

The Australian Governments Panadol and rest approach to the growing housing affordability crisis will do nothing to ease the headache, writes Greg Budworth.

Each year Demographia publishes housing affordability data from over 400 cities across the world using a measurement called the median multiple (sometimes called the price-to-income ratio.) The median multiple is derived by dividing the median house price in a particular city by the median household income for the same area. For example, a median multiple of four means that a median priced dwelling costs four times the median household income.

Demographias analysis suggests a median multiple of three or less is a sign of a healthy market. A median multiple of between three and five meanwhile, means the market is moderately unaffordable and a score of more than five means housing is severely unaffordable.

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While Demographia doesnt distinguish between scores above five, one could argue for a new category extremely unaffordable that would be applied beyond a score of seven or eight. Using this measurement, the most unaffordable housing market in the world is Hong Kong with a median multiple of 18.

Second on the list is Sydney at 12, followed by Vancouver at 10.5 and Auckland at 10. Melbourne is tied with San Jose with a median multiple of 9.5.

How did it come to this? After all, for most of the last century, the average Australian home could be had for roughly three to four times the average income. Clearly something has changed, but what?

Last week saw the release of a report the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) about how to fix the housing crisis crippling Australias cities. The report, like many before it, contained a series of thoroughly worthy recommendations, but will achieve very little given the absence of a national housing strategy within which its proposals can be prioritised and measured.

Sydney from the air. (IMAGE: Chris Graham, New Matilda)Sydney from the air. (IMAGE: Chris Graham, New Matilda)

Its critical we get this right because the lack of affordable housing in our major capitals is fuelling a social and economic dislocation that risks undermining their reason for existence.

The reason cities create value, and the reason so many of us choose to live in them, is be........

01:01

States hesitant about sex abuse redress "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A framework is being developed for a national redress scheme for victims of institutional sex abuse.

A framework is being developed for a national redress scheme for victims of institutional sex abuse.

The federal government admits some states might not sign up to a national compensation scheme for victims of institutional sex abuse.

The states are concerned about what a royal commission estimates is $613m worth of funder-of-last-resort costs after institutions cease to exist.

Im fairly confident that it will be an overarching majority of states and territories, but were still in a slightly grinding process of negotiating that outcome, Social Services Minister Christian Porter told ABC radio on Thursday.

He said it was the single, most complicated legal issue hed ever dealt with, and a second draft of the proposed legislation would be distributed shortly.

Im very confident that we will have a lot of the states opting in, Mr Porter said.

The Commonwealth doesnt have the legal power to compel the states or affected institutions to take part in the scheme.

But it can compel the ACT and the Northern Territory.

NSW is refusing to commit to the scheme, opting to wait for details about costs and how the system will work. Queensland and Victoria want more information.

Mr Porter, who is meeting with institutions on Friday to discuss their concerns about compensation, said the scheme was being designed to benefit victims.

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00:57

Rebel expected to donate her $4.5m win "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Rebel Wilson is expected to donate her damages win to charities. (wikipedia)

Rebel Wilson is expected to donate her damages win to charities. (wikipedia)

Hollywood star Rebel Wilson has been awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million payout after proving the publishers of Womans Day ruined her reputation and branded her as a serial liar.

The Australian-born, US-based actor and star of megahit film Pitch Perfect has previously said the case was never about money it was about holding bully tabloid magazines to account.

Im looking forward to helping out some great Australian charities and supporting the Oz film industry with the damages Ive received, the 37-year-old tweeted from London.

To me though, this case wasnt about the money, she said in a series of tweets.

The star said she was looking forward to getting back to her career and entertaining everyone.

Wilson proved to an all-female jury in June that Bauer Media, which also publishes Australian Womens Weekly, OK! and NW magazines, defamed her when it published eight articles claiming she lied about her real name, age and childhood.

On Wednesday in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Justice John Dixon said because of Bauers conduct, the usual cap of $389,500 in general damages for defamation did not apply.

He awarded the star $650,000 in general damages and $3,917,472 in special damages because of her lost opportunities to land movie roles after the defamatory articles were published.

Justice Dixon said Bauer failed to properly investigate allegations that Wilson was a liar, published them knowing the slurs to be false, and kept the offending allegations going for days.

Ms Wilsons reputation as an actress of integrity was wrongly damaged, he said.

Because of that, he said a substantial amount would be required to vindicate her.

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00:51

Third city council dumps Australia Day "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

A third Melbourne council will dump Australia Day ceremonies. Photo Australia Day website

A third Melbourne council will dump Australia Day ceremonies. Photo Australia Day website

A third Melbourne council will dump official Australia Day celebrations, with one councillor calling the day grossly insensitive.

But Moreland City Council will continue to hold citizenship ceremonies on the date to avoid losing its right to host them altogether.

The inner-north Melbourne council voted in favour of dropping all references to Australia Day and to join the push to change the date on Wednesday night.

Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton said hosting ceremonies and events on January 26 was grossly insensitive to indigenous people.

It would be like celebrating the Nazi holocaust, Ms Bolton said in the meeting on Wednesday.

Another councillor, John Kavanagh, did not support the move and said it was a decision for the federal government to make.

The federal government last month stripped Yarra and Darebin councils of their right to host citizenship ceremonies after successful votes to shift them to another day.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month described Yarra City Councils decision to change the way it commemorates the day as utterly out of step with Australian values.

On Australia Day, we recognise the greatness of our achievement as Australians, Mr Turnbull said in parliament.

To change the date would be to turn our back on Australian values.

Moreland in 2015 moved its annual citizen awards ceremony to October.

The Australia Citizenship Ceremonies Code says local councils should hold ceremonies every two to three months and notes that Australia Day along with Australian Citizenship Day on September 17 are significant days in the calendar when local governments and community organisations can play an important role in raising awareness of citizenship.

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00:13

Third Melbourne Council Abandons Australia Day Celebrations and more Zedlines... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

A third Melbourne council has voted to abandon official Australia day celebrations. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Moreland city council has now passed a motion stating that the council believes it is not an appropriate date for an inclusive national celebration, as January 26 marks the beginning of the British invasion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands and oppression of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Moreland city council has now joined neighbouring councils Yarra and Darebin in dropping all references to Australia Day on January 26.

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Wednesday, 13 September

23:30

Einstein A Go-Go - 10th September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

In the studio this week Dr Shane is joined by EAGG colleagues Dr Jen & Chris KP.

The team kick things off with some science news; sharing updates on A.I developments on Facebook, news from Saturn and Pluto and the 40th anniversary of Voyager.

First Guest: Associate Professor Conor Hogan - Latrobe Institute of Molecular science.

Connor and the EAGG team discuss the exciting new world of Molecular measurement and other scientific development using mobile phones.

Second Guest: Dr Jeremy Silver & Associate Professor Ed Newbigin - Pollen count group at University of Melbourne.

What is the Pollen count group, what is new in the world of pollen and how exciting do they use their research?

Third Guests: Rosemary Millen - PHD Candidate at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & St Vincent's hospital.

Rosemary joins the team in the studio to discuss the immune system and more specifically it's effect on Cancer cells and vice versa.

Remember,.. Science is everywhere!

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/

Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

18:03

WINTER JASMINE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China. It grows to 3 m tall and wide, with arching green shoots and opposite, pinnate, dark green leaves. Each leaf is divided into three oval-oblong leaflets which are about 3 cm long.As its name suggests, in the Northern Hemisphere winter jasmine flowers from November to March. The solitary flowers, often appearing on the bare stems (hence the Latin nudiflorum, literally "naked flower") have six petals and are bright yellow, or white, about 1 cm across, appearing in the leaf axils.

It likes full sun or partial shade and is hardy. J. nudiflorum is valued by gardeners as one of the few plants that are in flower during the winter months. It is frequently trained against a wall to provide extra warmth and shelter, but also lends itself to ground cover. It tolerates hard pruning and should be pruned in spring immediately after flowering; regular pruning will help to prevent bare patches. It can also be grown as a bonsai and is very tolerant of the wiring methods. It can be propagated using the layering technique. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.


15:24

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake (vegan option) "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Happy international chocolate day!  I am pleased to be able to bring you a chocolate cake.  It is months since I baked one but last weekend I suddenly had the urge.  Perhaps it was because Sylvia was on a sleepover and we had eaten dinner by about 6.30pm so much time stretched ahead of us without the bedtime routine.  So I baked.

It was lovely and relaxing to bake in the early evening without a child underfoot.  Even more relaxing because I did not need to explain to her why I was putting mayonnaise in a chocolate cake.  (I didn't tell her until she had eaten a few slices of cake.  She didn't seem pleased but then ate another piece quite happily.)  I also got to try putting some rye flour into my overnight sourdough bread which worked well.

The chocolate cake recipe is one that I had handwritten in my notebook many years before I started blogging or even surfing the net.  It fascinated me then and continues to do so. 

f you are skeptical about the idea, just think that mayonnaise is traditionally made of eggs, oil, and lemon juice.  Aren't these ingredients that are usually found in cakes!  So then it makes sense...

13:30

DISCO MULTIVERSE - 17/09/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"


WHICH WAY IS UP???
ROBIN FOX & SEAN BAXTER
Spontaneous musical conversations utilising analogue and digital electronics, extended instrumental technique and real-time processing
+ TRAMSTEIN
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12:49

Recommendation "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Highly recommend Sam from Melbourne Domestic Appliances for any fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, stove or oven problems you may have. 


He came to fix our dishwasher same day we called. $85 call out fee would have been it if we didn't need a part. Including part was $160. Compared to others we contacted that was a very reasonable price and he was a really lovely man as well! I will certainly use him for any future appliance problems.

Other reviews for his business here

Cheers, Susie.

08:36

Reclassification Of Firearms In Australia! "IndyWatch Feed Vic"



One of our legal minds has been looking at the appearance provisions of the Victorian Firearms Act 1996.
The offending provisions are found in sections 3A and 3B of the Act which give the Chief Commissioner broad powers to either temporarily or permanently recategorise Cat A or B firearms on the basis of appearance. 
In fact, if you read what he has to say carefully, youll see its worse than that. The Chief Commissioner can recategorise firearms for reasons which go beyond appearance or for no reason at all.
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08:31

The International Queer Film Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Given the prominence of cinema in queer culture a successful LGBT film festival can become a major event for a city.

Examples like the Mardi Gras and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals attract national media attention and draw in thousands of attendees both locally and interstate. Despite these successes over East Perth has struggled to establish its own.

One man attempting to correct this is Mark Reid, the Artistic Director of the Perth International Queer Film Festival. The festival is returning for its second year, with the festival launching tonight. Mark Joined the ATQ crew in the studio to talk about the festival.

Play Mark Reid

07:07

Done By Law Trivia Extravaganza 2017! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

It's time once again for our sell out amazingly awesome trivia night extravaganza to raise funds for our mother station! Brush up on that general knowledge! AND do your daily core and stretching exercises becausethe hottest LIMBO is back in town! Book your tickets now.
Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Time: Doors open at 6PM, Dinner is served at 6.30PM, Trivia starts at 7.30PM on the dot! 
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall. 

06:42

Listen to the New TinPan Orange Single Wanderers "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of TinPan Orange Melbourne indie-folk trio TinPan Orange have returned with their brand new single Wanderers. The track is their first single single 2016s See You In The Water and was co-written by TinPan Orange front-woman Emily Lubitz and Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire). As always with TinPan Orange, Wanderers soars with []

04:10

Pokemon Event "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Hi Community,

My 9 year old son came up with an idea to have a kids Pokmon card swap and battle event. It's being held at the Newlands Community House on Saturday 21 October from 2.30-4.30pm.

We wanted to be inclusive of kids from all schools in the area, so if you have a child who has some ideas on how to run this sort of event, we would love their input! 

If your child is interested, we would like to have a quick catch up in the park at Cox Reserve on Sunday 30 September, at 3pm. Please come along! Or give me a call.
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Recommendation Sought "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Hi.

Does anyone have a contact or recommendation for a brickie to do some work on our front porch?

Preferably someone available pretty soon....

Thanks.

0415 675 575

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Screening "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Screening John Goldschmidt's account of the Wave Hill Walkoff, The Unlucky Australians, for the 50th anniversary of this critical protest.

Tuesday 19 September 6-8pm.

TLC 115 (Bundoora only).

It will be followed by a panel discussion with David Alenson, John Burgess, Felicity Collins and Alan Hardy.

The film screened in Britain and elsewhere in the 1970s but a combination of political and commercial pressure conspired to prevent its broadcast in Australia. After being programmed on the ABC at the time, it was cancelled, though Frank Hardy eventually took the film to Kalkarindji & Daguragu where it was screened for the community.

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02:57

Less Plastic is Good for All "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

When in Vietnam recently we stayed in a fabulous little shack on the beach and every morning we would go for a walk. It was lovely except for the []

00:44

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Hi there Newlanders,

I am looking for any available packing boxes.  I am more than happy to come by and collect. 

Sooooo much to pack.
Cheers,
David.

0411 763 466

00:00

MELBOURNE GLUTEN FREE EXPO "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

The biggest collection of Gluten Free food providers, gluten free food trucks, experts and celebrities will gather at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 7th and 8th Gluten Free Expo

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Antarctic Caves Found to be Home to New World of Plants and Animals, Heated by Volcano "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

In Antarctic ice, cave systems exist underneath the Ross Island volcano Mount Erebus. Recently, it was discovered that the ice could be the breeding ground for an exciting new world, according to scientists from Australia National University.

They analyzed DNA obtained from the cave system, and found samples they couldnt fully identify. Apparently being unable to identify such a specimen is an anomaly, and it indicates that unidentified species are living in the unique environment. Moss, algae, and other life was found to thrive there.

The caves in close proximity to volcanic Mount Erebus are among the hottest locations on the continent of Antarctica, along with other geothermally heated areas. Heat from the volcano has created vents in the ice, causing volcanic steam to hollow out ice and form extensive and interconnected cave systems, according to Newsweek.

It can be really warm inside the cavesup to 25 degrees Celsius [77 degrees Fahrenheit] in some caves, the lead researcher on the effort Ceidwen Fraser said. You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable. Theres light near the cave mouths, and light filters deeper into some caves where the overlying ice is thin.

The study was published in a journal titled Polar Biology. In it, a team obtained soil samples from 3 volcanoes in Victoria Land, Antarctica, and from Mount Erebus subglacial caves.

The study found many different types of moss, arthropods, nematodes, and algae at every single site. The findings suggest that geothermal areas (heated by volcanic activity) can support life even when it is like an island, far detached from survivable conditions for miles outside the geothermal region.

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OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #559 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Read Online Newsletter | #559 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #559 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Monday 18th September 2017 63rd Tesselaar Tulip Festival Be amazed by the beauty of a million Tulips across 25 acres of farmland in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. September 15th - September 17th - Turkish Weekend September 18th - September 21st - Over the Rainbow Week September 22nd - September 24th - Dutch Weekend September 25th - September 28th - Children's Week #1 September 29th - October 1st - Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend October 2nd - October 5th - Children's Week #2 October 6th - October 8th - Irish Weekend Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2017 Fringe Festival 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } 14 Sept 1 Oct | Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the independent arts. Fringe Festival | 400 events @ 160+ Venues Animaga Expo .nobrtable br { display: none } 16 Sep - 17 Sep 2017 | Cosplay Competition, Karaoke, Video Gaming, Card Gaming, Drawing Tuition, Mecha workshop, Maid Cafe, and more. Animaga Expo 2017 | Royal Exhibition Building 2017 Pirate Market .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbourne's annual Pirate Market returns for its 6th triumphant year, in joyful celebration of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Saturday 16th September 2017 - Pirate Market @ 24 Moons (Northcote) Oktoberfest at Southgate .nobrtable br { display: none } Hophaus brings Munich to Melbourne for Oktoberfest 2017 so dig out your lederhosen and dirndl & come down for the fun at Hophaus at Southgate. Saturday 16 September until Sunday 22 October 2017 Hoptoberfest | Hophaus | Book Online Dancing In The Street A Tribute to Motown .nobrtable br { display: none } This high-energy Motown tribute brings the hits of Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and all of Motowns superstars. Saturday 23rd September 2017 | Satellite Lounge (Wheelers Hill) Dancing In The Street | Buy Tickets Elvis ~ A Mega Star .nobrtable br { display: none } A live show starring Marcus Jackson, Australia's newest crowned Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist champion. Saturday 23 Sept | Elvis ~ A Mega Star | Club Italia (Sunshine) Call MTA Events for Bookings & Enquiries: 0417 729 167 | Hurry On This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Israeli Film Festival, Australian Citizenship Day, Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival, Escape Week, Fetish Expo, Geelong v Sydney Swans, LEGO Friends at Harbour Town, Theatresports 2017, NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series View Event Details Markets This Weekend .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Wellbeing Market | Scoresby, Langwarrin Makers Market, Boutique Design Market - Preston, Cheeky Monkey Market | Caroline Springs, All for Kids Market | Preston, Bohemian Bul...

Thursday, 07 September

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Corruption Prevention and Integrity Conference "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

IBAC is partnering with the Victorian Ombudsman (VO), Victorian Auditor-Generals Office (VAGO) and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria to convene an engaging conference to help prevent public sector corruption and strengthen integrity. The conference will also include a special focus on police oversight and integrity issues.

The Corruption Prevention and Integrity Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, over two days, on 3 4 October 2017. Details here.

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