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Sunday, 29 October

13:00

Record Fair "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Sunday 29th Oct, 12.00pm 5.00pm, Thornbury Bowls Club
Melbourne

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Saturday, 28 October

16:00

Twilight Fete "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Saturday 28th Oct, 2.00pm 8.00pm, Glen Huntly Primary School
Melbourne

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Thursday, 21 September

00:45

NSW to consider assisted dying laws "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

NSW Nationals MP Trevor Khan, who is introducing assisted dying legislation into the state parliament. Photo NSW Nationals

NSW Nationals MP Trevor Khan, who is introducing assisted dying legislation into the state parliament. Photo NSW Nationals

SYDNEY  [AAP]

Terminally ill NSW residents aged over 25 would be able to end their own lives with medical help under legislation bound for state parliament.

Nationals MP Trevor Khan is one of the key figures behind a cross-party voluntary assisted dying bill to be introduced on Thursday.

Mr Khans motivation is a personal one, having watched his father die after suffering a stroke.

I thought what he went through isnt necessarily what others should have to go through, Mr Khan told AAP on Wednesday.

A raft of safeguards have been added to the bill after a public consultation received 72 substantive submissions.

Some of those safeguards include an external assisted death panel to review all cases put forward, as well as the requirement of a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to oversee the process to prevent elder abuse.

In the face-to-face forums we have held the primary concern received is that the bill doesnt go far enough, Mr Khan told AAP.

This is nothing like the European model, what we are proposing is much more conservative.

But its better to get 70 per cent of something than a mouthful of ashes.

Various state and national public polls reflect strong community support for an appropriate assisted dying bill but several key politicians will not support the legislation.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian continues to oppose the bill, describing voluntary euthanasia as a difficult issue.

I personally havent been able to bring myself around to supporting the bill, Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday.

Victorian MPs are also debating voluntary assisted dying legislation, which would apply to adults with a terminal illness and life expectancy of less than 12 months.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the legislation, introduced to the states parliament on Wednesday, contained strict and guidelines and strong p...

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Wednesday, 20 September

23:00

PTUA supports call for better services for Ballarat "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Ballarat single track

The Public Transport Users Association today welcomed Committee for Ballarats new #59minuteballarat campaign, which calls for full duplication of the line to Ballarat, electrification of the line to Melton, and faster, more frequent and more reliable services.

PTUA Ballarat Branch Convener Ben Lever said the region needs a long-term bipartisan plan to deliver the infrastructure and services it needs.

The Ballarat line has always been held back by the long single-track sections. Trains need to wait in crossing loops for trains coming the other way, which adds to journey time and limits how frequently trains can run. It also means that when one train is late getting to the crossing loop, other trains need to wait for it meaning delays spread from one train to another.

Weve seen some fantastic investment recently, with part of the line to be duplicated over the next two years but theres still a long way to go. With Ballarats population expected to grow to 160,000 by 2040, and the western suburbs of Melbourne already growing rapidly, we need the full duplication of the line to Ballarat, and electrification of the line to Melton, as soon as humanly possible.

The good news is, we know this is a sound investment for governments to make from the Regional Fast Rail project to Regional Rail Link, when governments have invested in a better service, people have flocked to it. If governments continue to invest in better public transport, the public will use it

The Committee for Ballarat proposal calls for an express train between Ballarat and Melbourne in under an hour, as well as more frequent and more reliable trains.

The full duplication of the line is going to allow for some dramatic improvements to service on the Ballarat line not just a faster journey once youre on the train, but more trains, more often. Not only would running trains more frequently reduce overcrowding and give people more choice in when to travel, it would cut door-to-door journey time less time waiting on the platform means more time at home with your family.

The State government maintains that Melton cant be added to the electrified Metro network until the Metro Tunnel opens in 2026 even if this is the case, detailed planning needs to start now, so that the two projects can be built alongside each other and open...

22:12

17:40

KEW BOATHOUSE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Historic Studley Park Boathouse, Kew, is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers visitors the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, relax over a lighter meal in the indoor/outdoor caf, or have a light snack from the kiosk while enjoying sweeping views of the Yarra River and natural bushland.

You can also hire row boats, canoes and kayaks from the oldest operating boathouse in Australia. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Kids love the place as there are activities, animals and wide open spaces to play in.

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


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16:13

Melbourne: Rival groups face off as police test new anti-mask laws "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Hundreds of opposing protesters have been kept apart in central Melbourne as police test new powers to prevent violence by masked offenders. Right-wing Jewish activist Avi Yemini attracted about 50 people for a Make Victoria Safe rally outside Victoria's Parliament, while at least three times that number gathered opposite a police barrier. Police arrested at least one person from each opposing group, and one protester taking part in the "anti-racism" march was taken away for wearing a mask. The two groups used loud speakers and chanting in a futile effort to drown each other out. Mr Yemini said his protest was rallying against violent crime.

16:08

Equal Love 4 All "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Theres a lot of talk about equality lately, in Australia the same sex marriage postal plebiscite vote survey is causing a lot of discussion hate speech and harm to LGBTIQA+ people.

This really is turning into a survey on acceptance not just marriage. And will having same sex marriage mean all LGBTIQA+ people reap the benefit? We speak to Nick a genderqueer activist from occupied Wurundjeri land, so-called Melbourne. (41mins in)

Also Peter K our ephemeral anarchist commentator gives a talk on a number of current issues which involve equality. (5 mins)

And who are Chumbawamba and what are they all about?

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15:35

To my friends in Australia: the vaccine war deepens "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

To my friends in Australia: the vaccine war deepens

by Jon Rappoport

September 20, 2017

The string of abuses laid on citizens of Australia by their government grows almost week by week.

Now, parental rights to raise children, without interference from the State, is under a new form of attack. This must be resisted.

Schools are bringing doctors on board, as a permanent feature. Young children will be subjected to medical diagnoses and treatment, without consent or approval from parents, even if those parents actively object. The State is stealing the role of guardian.

The Herald Sun reports. Read carefully:

DOCTORS will have the power to treat students as young as 12 in schools even if parents refuse their consent.

GPs will consult at 100 Victoria high schools for up to one day a week as part of a $43.8 million program.

Guidelines released on Thursday show that even if a parent expressly states that a doctor should not [examine] their child, the GP can if they deem the teen mature enough.

Any student who wants to see the GP will be permitted to make an appointment, the policy said.

The GP will decide if the young person is mature enough to provide consent to any medical treatment for the prevailing issue.

A young child giving consent? This is supposed to be informed consent when facing off with an adult doctor?

The handwriting is on the wall. Multiple vaccines will be given, to bring children up to State standards. This whole operation is, in fact, a front for forced vaccination. Thats the goal.

But it doesnt stop there. The covert plan will eventually, if not sooner, include psychiatric diagnoses of so-called mental disorders. ADHD, clinical depression, bipolar, and so on. Followed by toxic drugs. Ritalin, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Lithium. Its a parade of toxicity.

I have demonstrated, over and over, that NONE of these so-called mental disorders are based on diagnostic lab tests. Theyre pseudoscience.

I would be quite willing to show this and debate this with any Australian doctor or bureaucrat. Head to head, live on Skype.

Is that a challenge? You bet.

The whole medical takeover of parental roles in Australia is on the move. This is naked State force. Nothing less.

Doctors in schools is a wedge, a first step in the door, a first boot on the face.

The propaganda is: We doctors know best. We have the science. Parents are ignorant. We must prot...

12:40

John and Mary Kopke "The Ship Mahogany" LP 1982 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

This album features John and Mary Kopke who, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, were active folksingers based in Warrnambool in Victoria.
The album features a mix of tracks ably performed by this couple with some good vocal and instrumental backing.

The title comes from a self-penned song apparently about a wrecked ship discovered somewhere near Warrnambool. Of course, regulars to the blog will recognise a number of "standards" in this album.

Tracklist
1. The Ship Mahogany
2. Leaving Liverpool
3. Ballad of Cob and Co
4. MTA (Melbourne adaption)
5. Bo The Banjo Man
6. Flash Jack from Gundagai
7. Reedy Lagoon
8. Mary's Choice (trads)
9. Blame it on the Kellys
10. Drovers Dream
11. Ballarat-o
12. Click go the Shears.

The downloaded files will need to be decompressed before playing.
Let me know by email - mr.stockman@gmail.com - if files are not available and I will fix it.

10:51

MEDIA RELEASE 20/09| FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE Three Sudanese refugees on Manus Island have been accepted for resettlement in the US. They will fly to Port Moresby this coming weekend and from there to the US two days later. This is good news for(...)

10:34

Undermining Adani with the Melbourne Climate Choir "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This particular campaign focussed on Adani has really mobilised people across political parties, across age groups and demographics. Theyre worried about their children and theyre worried about their grandchildren and what theyre going to inheritSinging about it gives anyone feeling powerless and outraged a way to feel better and join with other people who feel the same. Jeannie Marsh

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10:18

Change of Location "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Hi all,

For anyone who has stumbled across this blog, a short note to say that I am re-locating to a new site, which you can find here:

museumoflost.com

'The Museum of Lost Things' will continue my rambling exploration of Melbourne's forgotten history, but paint on a slightly bigger canvas. So there will be a wider scope of articles, hopefully stuff that you will enjoy.

I will also be transitioning the existing article from here, to there, over the coming weeks.

Anyways, check it out if you have time, and if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, feel free to drop me a line at thecurator@museumoflost.com

Thanks to everyone who read Beside the Yarra, and hopefully see you on the new page.

Danno.


10:07

Going Away? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Hi everyone, my family and I have just given up renting and are giving house sitting a go for as long as we can sustain it so we can save up for our dream of travelling Australia. So if you or anyone you know in the Moreland area are taking a holiday please keep us in mind! 

We are available from mid Oct and love all pets and respect all properties as if they were our own. 

Justine 0425 340 536.
 

10:06

Girls Rock "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Hi All,

Just letting you know that public tickets are available to come to the post-camp Girls Rock Showcase the Sunday after the Grand Final and it is being held at Coburg RSL (so lovely, so local) if you are keen to see what rockin' gals get up to, support the cause. 

Free tix for under 18s!!

10:05

Stop Adani Action "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

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There will be a national day of action to Stop Adani on Saturday October 7th. ACF and STOP ADANI are organising a big event at Princess Park 1-3pm.  

To quote the event page: "Bring your family and friends (dogs welcome) and a picnic for a fun, festival event. There will be face-painting, music and lots of fun activities as well as a giant human sign you can be part of! Together, we can stop this mine and create a better world, powered by clean energy, where our reefs and communities thrive.  

You can find out more about it here 

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10:03

Electrician and Painter "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Friendly, reliable local electrician (REC 24154) and painter available for jobs of all sizes at reasonable prices. 

Free quotes. See reviews of business here and here.


Contact Aref (Alex) 0423 278 327.

10:01

School Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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The Melbourne Inner North Performing Arts academy is now taking last minute enrolments for their school holiday music & performing arts camp. This community music school is run Natasha who has over 25 years teaching experience.

They will be working in collaboration with Ally Kiddyrock to create a wonderfully enriching performing arts experience for children 4-18 years of age and will also have some amazing music and performing arts specialists in attendance including African drumming specialists and more.

More details about registration and our programs both during Term 4 and during the holidays can be found here

We also offer subsidised programs for low income and single parents families.
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10:00

Magnet Recording Studio "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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Spring Growth!

Spring has sprung early here at Magnet and we've got a bunch of new services to offer.

Take a look at our 
productive Recording Studio, reverberant and expansive Spatial Studio,  3 hour weekend sessions & solo musician discounts. 

View our new rates here

or scroll down for ... 
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08:54

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Announce New Album The Way You Leave "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Melbourne Americana band Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds have announced plans to release their second full length album The Way You Leave on the 18th October this year. Written between Nashville and Melbourne, The Way You Leave features co-writes with Andrew Combs, Clare Reynolds and []

08:15

Friday 22 Sept: INLAND + ARTIST FILM WORKSHOP "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"



inland concert series, artist film workshop, and incinerator gallery 
present:

inland 17.C
 - the two are sometimes given separately -
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07:00

Vacancies falter "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Resources recovery

August 2017 was a softer month for job vacancies on the Department of Employment's index.

The trend is now +6.4 per cent higher than a year earlier, and +23.8 per cent below the October 2013. low. 


Despite the weaker month, Queensland and Western Australia still experienced double digit growth from a year earlier, with a decent lift in Victoria. 


The annual figure was down in Tasmania, but that's as likely related to a surge in employment uptake based on other indicators.

The wrap

It's good to see that vacancies in Western Australia are now well off the lows of 2016, at about 12 per cent higher.

But nationally, this was a softer result. 

Perhaps this is an early indicator that the economy is set to underwhelm in 2018.

Westpac's Bill Evans, always worth following closely, sees no rate hikes in 2018 on this basis. 

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06:12

start - [Future meetings] "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Address PlaceThe Dan OConnell HotelAddress 225 Canning St, Carlton. Victoria. 3053 Pre-meeting 6pm front bar Time for Meeting 7:30pm in the function room out back ground level Parking Kay St has 4hr and finishes 6:30pmWebsite Phone (03) 9347 1502 Talks 25th September, 2017

01:47

Listen to the New Phia Single Oxide "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of Phia Melbourne based singer-songwriter Phia debuted her new sound this month with the release of her new single Oxide. Gone are the looped mbira tracks, replaced with distorted drums and intergalactic juno synths. The track is inspired by an interview Phia read with Bjrk late last year. Late last year Bjrk released []

00:00

SHABU SHABU "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Head along to Tetsujin and find out what all the shabu shabu fuss is about.

The post SHABU SHABU appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

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Tuesday, 19 September

17:54

FIRE SHOW BY THE YARRA "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Prominently located in Southbank on the Yarra River is the Crown Casino. It has earned itself a reputation as their slogan suggests, for being A World of Entertainment. Crown Casino has more then a dozen bars and clubs, numerous dining and shopping options, free entertainment and much more all within the opulent surrounds of the Crown complex. There is something to cater for everyone including some gambling, clubs, pubs and bars for the adults, and games, cinemas and shopping for all ages.

At night, on the boulevard, Crown Casino erupts into a riverside show of fireballs. These never fail to impress and wow visitors. When the weather is cooler the flames warm bystanders, people reporting they can even feel the heat from the other side of the river. The fireballs are the biggest in the world and explode in a show each hour between times that are subject to the season and weather conditions.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.



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15:17

Mean dwelling price rises to $679,100 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Dwelling stock rises to $6.7 trillion

Four times per year we get the unbridled pleasure of the official residential property price indexes. 

Here, then, is a 60-second overview of the June 2017 quarter figures. 

The total value of Australia's dwelling stock rose by +$631 billion or +10.4 per cent to $6.72 trillion in FY2017.

That now represents a +53 per cent increase from the $4.4 trillion recorded at the end of 2011. 

I'd take the data series back further, but it only begins in Q3 of that calendar year. 


The annual stock value gains were mainly driven by the two most populous states, with New South Wales (+$336 billion) and Victoria (+$215 billion) accounting for some 87 per cent of the total increase. 


Detached houses have outperformed attached dwellings on average since 2003, reflecting rising land values and a relative scarcity of this dwelling type in the thriving, landlocked suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

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14:00

matthewschiavello: Negative space #01 18/05/2014 35 mm... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"



matthewschiavello:

Negative space #01

18/05/2014

35 mm scanned film negative.

Thank you to Thierry Facon, for often reminding and encouraging me to get into my studio and experiment! This image is from a series of images where I experimented with failed film negatives, using acetone and watercolour.

something older

13:25

Lazy eye and mo. . #instaphotography #photography #selfie... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"



Lazy eye and mo.
.
#instaphotography #photography #selfie #selfportrait #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #matthewschiavello #interior #style #lazyeye #mo #mustache #moustache #melbourne #instaphoto

12:56

VOTE YES "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

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YES!!! - Dont forget to vote!

Greetings Newlanders,

To all of you, a gentle reminder to make sure you post your vote for marriage equality now or as soon as you receive the ballot. 

Please dont leave it to the last minute. Speaking as a well-practised master in the art of procrastination (hmmm!!), I know how easy it is to put off things like this and suddenly the last minute becomes a day too late (especially given AusPosts flexible' delivery times!!).

Phil
0425 748 328

11:39

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #560 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #560 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #560 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 19th September 2017 to Monday 25th September 2017 Royal Melbourne Show 2017 Share an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show held from Saturday 23 September to Tuesday 3 October at Melbourne Showgrounds. Royal Melbourne Show 2017 | Get Early Bird Tickets Now Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest .nobrtable br { display: none } Saturday 23 Sep 2017 | Over 50 German beers plus cider, wine, schnapps, popular spirit mixers plus traditional German fare to tantalise your taste buds. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest 2017 | Royal Exhibition Building | Buy Tickets Dachshund Race .nobrtable br { display: none } Saturday 23rd September - Hophaus annual Dachshund Race raising money for Dachshund Rescue Australia. Hophaus Dachshund Race | Hophaus Bier Bar Grill AstroLight Festival 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Scienceworks joins forces with astronauts, astronomers, scientists, stargazers and artists to present a night starring astronomy and light. AstroLight Festival 2017 | Scienceworks Tesselaar Tulip Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } 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 Pop-Up Globe Theatre .nobrtable br { display: none } The worlds first full-scale replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, right next door to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. This isnt dusty Shakespeare. This is now. Alive. Like a party. Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, As You Like It, Othello & Around The Globe In 60 Minutes 21 September 12 November 2017 | Pop-Up Globe Theatre Winter Night Market .nobrtable br { display: none } A quirky line-up of entertainers, street food stalls, specialty and design stalls, warm drinks, cold beers and raging open fires. Winter Night Market | Queen Victoria Market 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 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...

11:29

Melbourne Music Week have just announced their stellar first lineup "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The famous Melbourne Music Week is back for yet another year, with the organisers of MMW today revealing the first lineup of this years festivities.

This year sees a wide variety of brilliant events, with many more to be announced still. Most notably is MISCELLANEA, a takeover of the iconic Melbourne Town Hall, spearheaded by MMW and Creative Victoria.

Taking place in various spaces throughout the Melbourne Town Hall, audiences will be treated to performances from HTRK, Underground Lovers, Tyrannamen, friendships, and a showcase from Courtney Barnetts Milk! Records, featuring East Brunswick All Girls Choir and Fraser A. Gorman.

Los Angele muso Ariel Pink will also be in town, performing a headline performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on November 21st, as well as hitting up Face The Music later in the week.

Also returning for 2017 is ZOO, which will see a variety of artists including Briggs, Fatima & Alexander, and Weird Together taking over Section 8 & Ferdydurke for a series of eclectic performance.

Of course, one of the biggest components of Melbourne Music Week is the annual Face The Music conference. After a brilliant lineup of speakers and performers last year, including Anthony Fantano and Dorsal Fins, Face The Music has today unveiled its first round of speakers.

Featuring the likes of the aforementioned Ariel Pink, punk legend and historian, Marky Ramone, Mallrat, triple js Nick Findlay, and Reeperbahns Bjrn Pfarr, Face The Music is set to be yet another phenomenal event, with many more speakers still to be announced.

As always, The Age Music Victoria Awards after party is set to take over 170 Russell on November 22nd, boasting an impressive lineup that includes Gold Class, Cable Ties, Gretta Ray, Jim Lawrie, and Ella Thompson. Undoubtedly, this is going to be one of the hottest tickets on offer for Melbourne Music Week.

Melbourne Music Week is set to kick of on November 17th, and will run until November 25th. Check out the full list of announced events below, and hit up the Melbourne Music Week website for more info.

Melbourne Music Week 2017

MISCELLANEA

Featuring

Main Hall
HTRK
Underground Lovers (ft. Grand Organ)
Taipan Tiger Girls (ft. Grand Organ)
CORIN (ft. Grand Organ)...

10:37

Queenscliff Music Festival have dropped their third lineup announcement "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Queenscliff Music Festival already has a pretty stacked lineup for their 2017 event, so you could be forgiven for thinking the lineup just couldnt get any bigger. Of course, festival organisers have decided to spring a third lineup, full of phenomenal international acts, upon us.

With an amazing lineup that consists of huge names such as The Temper Trap, The Beautiful Girls, Mia Dyson, Xavier Rudd, and Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project, the Queenscliff Music Festival could have just stopped there and fans would have been happy. Thankfully, they had a few more tricks up their sleeve.

Leading the lineup is New York Citys Too Many Zooz, who have been taking the world by storm thanks to their unique style and viral videos of the group busking in and around the New York City subway system. Capturing the attention of The Roots Questlove, the group have been getting the world talking about their eccentric jazz-stylings.

Already set to play a string of shows on their debut Aussie tour, Too Many Zooz will be hitting up the Queenscliff Music Festival on Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, November 26th for two unforgettable performances.

Also joining the 2017 lineup is Canadas The East Pointers, and Lindi Ortega, as well as Travis Bowlin, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and Ron Artis II & The Truth. With a lineup like this, it only proves that the Queenscliff Music Festival are absolute masters of the brilliant festival lineup.

With the festival coming up quickly, tickets are selling fast, so be sure to act quickly to see one of the most eclectic and acclaimed lineups in Australia. It all goes down from Friday, November 24th to Saturday, November 26th in the picturesque Queenscliffe, Victoria.

Check out the clip for the brilliant Bedford by New York Citys Too Many Zooz, below.

Queenscliff Music Festival 2017

The East Pointe...

10:17

Brave New World - Australia in the 1930s "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Brave New World: Australia 1930s is a special exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV in Melbourne until mid Oct 2017. The 1930s was a turbulent time in Australias history.  Major world events, including the Depression and the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe, shaped our nations evolving sense of identity during this decade.

See a multitude of artistic styles, both progressive and reactionary, which were practised during the 1930s: fashion, commercial art, architecture, industrial design, film and dance. The exhibition presents a  detailed picture of this dynamic time and reveals some of the social and political concerns that were pertinent then.

The life saver and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Celebrating the bridge's opening in 1932

The exhibition charts the themes of technological progress and its antithesis in the nostalgia for pastoralism; the emergence of the New Woman; nationalism and the body culture movement; mounting calls for Indigenous rights and the increasing interest in Indigenous art; the devastating effects of the Depression and the rise of radical politics; and the arrival of European refugees. During the very turbulent 1930s high-rise buildings, fast trains and engineering marvels like the Sydney Harbour Bridge were up against the Great Depression, conservatism and a looming WW2.

The Brave New World Exhibition is accompanied by a top quality, fully-illustrated hardback publication, featuring essays by leading writers on each of the exhibition themes.

Artist and Designers
The exhibition presented 200+ works spanning photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and dcorative arts as well as design, fashion, film and dance. Abstraction, Surrealism and Expressionism emerged, and women artists arose as trailblazers of modernism. Consider modernist artist Grace Cossington Smith with her flat colours and abstracted forms. And Hilda Rix Nicholas.
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09:06

ECCV encourages multicultural Victorians to vote YES for marriage equality "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

 

19th September 2017

ECCV encourages multicultural Victorians to vote YES for marriage equality

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) Board of Directors acknowledges that ethnic and multicultural LGBTI people exist in our culturally diverse communities; that they are our friends and our family members, and that LGBTI people, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds face even more layers of discrimination.

ECCV Chairperson Eddie Micallef says, The ECCV Board of Directors and members have long understood discrimination, as many of us and our families have experienced discrimination on the basis of our ethnicity, skin colour, faith and language.  

The ECCV Board of Directors endorses The YES Alliance which is a group of Australian community members from multicultural and multi-faith backgrounds that support a YES vote in the upcoming postal vote for marriage equality.

The Chair emphasises on behalf of the ECCV Board of Directors that as descendants of migrants who came to Australia in search for better opportunities and freedoms, we expect our whole community to be treated fairly in all aspects of civil law, including civil marriage law; this expectation embraces the fair and equal treatment of our culturally and linguistically diverse LGBTI friends and family.  

Eddie Micallef encourages our culturally diverse community to consider the values that brings together our harmonious and respectful society with a shared sense of belonging, acceptance and contribution.

The ECCV Board of Directors supports Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) in calling on ethnic and multicultural communities in Victoria and in Australia to consider voting yes to marriage equality.

ECCV will attend the official launch of The YES Alliance at the Victorian Parliament House on Wednesday 20th September, 2017 from 1pm. All are welcome to attend the launch and join ECCV in demonstrating support for human rights and removing discrimination for the benefit of all Victorians.

For more information and/or media comment, please contact Leenie Fabri, Communications & Media Officer via lfabri@eccv.org.au / 0422 480 319

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08:00

FixedIt: Adults cant have sex with 14 year olds. "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Since this article was published yesterday afternoon its generated hundreds of comments. Both the reporting and the judges comments have attracted opprobrium. As they should.

Its interesting that the ABC reported on a very similar case in Canberra last year, but had no difficulty clearly labelling that crime as rape.

Theres a couple of reasons the ABC might have chosen to report yesterdays case as sex rather than rape.

The main one would be that there is no offence of rape in the ACT criminal code. There are degrees of sexual assault and Section 92E of the ACT Crimes Act called sexual intercourse with young person with a maximum penalty of 17 years in jail if the child is under 10 years of age and 14 years if the child was under 16.

Sexual intercourse with a young person was the charge the Canberra man was convicted on, so it would not be completely accurate to report that he was convicted of rape.

Defamation might have been another concern, but it seems unlikely. Calling this man a rapist or describing his actions as rape is a realistic description and therefore not subject to a defamation claim.

Jason Deputy Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School said, from a defamation perspective, while rape might not reflect language used in ACT legislation, does it reflect the actions of what he did, so its substantially true. Defamation would not be an issue here.

So, while the ABC would have had to specify the charge, they were not legally obliged to describe his actions as sex. They could legally and accurately have called it rape.

The case last year where they did call it rape was very similar to this one. The charge was the same, the victim was 15 year...

07:03

Community Connections Introducing The Rhythm Tree "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.food"

Our community includes a range of independent organisations running their own programs, events and workshops on a regular basis in various venues across our park on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. This month we would like to introduce Gillian Lee, founder of The Rhythm Tree.

  • Please introduce yourself. What do you do?

My name is Gillian Lee and I am the founder and principal teacher at The Rhythm Tree.

  • What is The Rhythm Tree?

The Rhythm Tree is a joyful, family music making experience in a musically rich, pressure free and inclusive environment. Families with young children (aged 0-5 years) come together once a week to sing, dance, chant, laugh, play and connect. Our parents and caregivers also learn ways to facilitate spontaneous family music making in every day life.

  • What made you start The Rhythm Tree?

I immigrated to Australia from Scotland in 2005, where I had been a music adviser on curriculum development, providing music training for early years teaching professionals in organisations across the UK, including BBC Scotland. I had also run my own early years music company delivering structured music classes to young children from 0-6.  Moving to a new country caused me to pause and reflect on my teaching methods and to look more at the roots of my own love of music, as well as thinking about the cultures around the world which seem to create musical people.  After a lot of research (and soul searching) I came to the realisation that children can learn music as easily as they learn to walk and talk, if they grow up in a rich musical environment. Unfortunately we dont all have that privilege. In fact even those families who consider themselves to be musical dont always have regular sing songs, jams and barn dances with their family.

I began The Rhythm Tree to provide a weekly opportunity for families to get together to create such musical environments and then continue the music making at home....

06:30

Zero G - 18 September 2017 Episode 1151 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

ZERO-G #1151 Title:You're Next

Podcast Title: Invasion of the poddy snatchers 1151

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan & Megan McKeough. This week: interview with Zero-G fave ROB LLOYD about his Melbourne Fringe show INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS; and we head to the sewers to float with IT.

For playlists, show notes, and news see the 3RRR website at:

http://www.rrr.org.au/program/zero-g/playlists

Follow @zerogrobjan on Twitter and Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZeroGRadio

Zero G broadcasts live from Melbourne Australia on Mondays at 1pm AEST

05:28

Mainstream media hiding the truth re City Councils? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The slogan for the Herald Sun publication on the front of the newspaper is "We're for Victoria".

So what any average Joe would maybe comprehend from that statement is that the Herald Sun 'supports' the people (?) of Victoria?

This does not necessarily seem to be the case.

Does the HS seem to publish the stories that the 'herd population' are supposed to know to in order to keep them docile and distracted?

Another publication 'curates' stories for its subscribers, with a liberal left wing bias rather than the 'truth' irrespective of its perceived political slant.

A post on social media showed how the Fairfax publication The Age stated that a rape was committed by an ex Victorian Police man on a five year old child, while in the next paragraph it was stated that she was raped by an employed Victorian police officer.

So, let's have a look at what the Herald Sun publication did not publish in their online comments


Bit of a bugger that!

05:06

Lindi Ortega Announces Australian Tour Dates "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Image Courtesy of Lindi Ortega Canadian alt-country songstress Lindi Ortega has announced plans to return to Australia this November with a series of East Coast shows. Having already been announced on the Mullum Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, Ortega has now revealed shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Lindi Ortega will be touring her latest []

04:21

Wilderness man Les Southwell dead at 88 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Les Southwell, left, with Dave Noble of Sydney discuss wilderness photography in the Labyrinth near Lake St Clair, Tasmania, 2008. Photo courtesy John Robens.

Les Southwell, left, with Dave Noble of Sydney discuss wilderness photography in the Labyrinth near Lake St Clair, Tasmania, 2008. Photo courtesy John Robens.

Jenny Weber

Les Southwell, a towering figure of last century wilderness travel and photography in Tasmania and Victoria, has been found dead in the Victorian alps. He had been separated from companions and was sitting outside his tent near snowy Mt Bogong when he died, aged 88.

Les Southwell, a Melbourne engineer, was one of the most remarkable wilderness walkers in Tasmania in the high age of wild country adventure last century. He first came to Tasmania in the early 1960s and, via the original Lake Pedder, walked to Federation Peak, the most remote mountain in Australia. Consequently, in scores more trips, he bush-bashed into other remote places including Pokana Cirque, Lake Curley, the Denison Range and Gordon Splits, former Greens leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

Les was a vigorous advocate for saving the Franklin and Gordon rivers from damming.

Les Southwells 1983 book The Mountains of Paradise: the Wilderness of South-west Tasmania is a classic of Australian wilderness photography. His depictions of Lake Pedder National Park are now national treasures. Until the end, Les was a crusty advocate for restoring Lake Pedder, Mr Brown said.

Victorian environmentalist Karen Alexander OA said that Les had a very long dedication to conservation, from the Lake Pedder campaign to Fraser Island, the subject of his first book, and the Franklin.

He saw the value of photography to convey the good message about wild places, like Peter Dombrovskis and Olegas Truchanas who also died in the wild. Les kept the campaign for Tasmanias South-west wilderness alive in Melbourne after the loss of Lake Pedder, paving the way for saving the Franklin. As a civil engineer, Les had argued strongly for alternative solutions to the flooding of Lake Pedder, Ms Alexander said.

Half a century ago Les observed that for Tasmanian politicians the idea of the wilderness experience seemed incomprehensible and they often seemed hostile to the very notion, Bob Brown said.

Nowadays wilderness is arguably Tasmanias greatest tourism drawcard, thanks to advoca...

01:35

Hooting & Howling Comes to the Melbourne Fringe "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Image Courtesy of Julia Johnson Following on from a successful debut in Sydney last year, playwright and performer Phil Spencer (Story Club) and indie-folk singer Julia Johnson will be bringing their Hooting & Howling show to the Melbourne Fringe this week. Hooting & Howling mixes stand-up comedy, storytelling and live music to explore the supernatural []

01:17

Melbournes iconic venue The Espy finally reopens with an epic punk show "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Its been a very long wait for Melbourne and its beachside suburb of St Kilda, which has been hanging on the fate of its live music landmark The Espy since it was sold and shuttered two years ago, but the great news is that the beloved venue will finally be back in action this weekend.

The iconic venue, which boasts a number of different live music spaces and was a regular draw to the area, was purchased by the same group who own a variety of other prominent venues, but has sat in the background as its battled planning issues and been slowly renovated back to full health.

Now, after promises to reopen The Espy next year, the new owners have announced a surprise gig this weekend featuring Aussie punk legends X playing the Gershwin Room, with The Heartache State and DJ Whitt of Spiderbait in support.

Its a new lease of life for St Kildas most iconic pub, organisers say. The old girl is in great hands and this is your chance to relive your fond memories and have a glimpse of the future. Join us in the Gershwin Room for this very limited event for the St Kilda Art Crawl.

The Espy will open its doors on Saturday September 23, and hopefully the gig ends up being just the first of many well see at the venue this year, as weve waited long enough for the Melbourne mainstay to return.

The long battle to add a rooftop terrace to the venue eventually fell by the wayside after long battles with residents and council who expressed concerns about late-night noise considering the venues 3am liquor license. Instead, the outdoor area now takes the form of a beer garden, and the venue has seen a host of other vital upgrades to keep it up to code.

While The Espy has faced issues with approval in recent years, local Esplanade residents were on the venues side years before when its owners proposed a 35-storey development behind the venue, an idea that was fought against fiercely and promptly defeated.

With the planning and politics out of the way, its time to get back to the live music welcome back, Espy!

X will be the ideal band to bring The Espy back to life

00:30

Winning Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Short provocative sessions for strategists, campaigners and organisers.

Does your team need some fresh ideas to inspire your campaigning, organising and movement building?

These short taster sessions are designed to enliven team meetings, giving you new perspectives and frameworks to apply. Each session is a conversation guided by Holly Hammond, drawing on the source book and making connections with your work.

Book an exploration of one of these books, or a series of all four:

  • Jonathan Mathew Smucker, Hegemony How To: A Roadmap for Radicals
  • Mark & Paul Engler, This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century
  • Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
  • Patrick Reinsborough & Doyle Canning, Re:Imagining Change: How to use story-based strategy to win campaigns, build movements, and change the world

Sessions will be one to three hours long, depending on the focus and the size of the group. Fees are charged on a sliding scale depending on means.

Community of practice gatherings, such as cross-organisation networks, book clubs or groups of friends, are also welcome to book a session. If youre intrigued but you cant gather a crew theres potential to book a one-to-one session.

These sessions will be available from October to December so get in touch to book in.

Its like bookclub but you dont need to have read the book Holly definitely has! See below for more information about each book.

HegemonyHowToJonathan Mathew Smucker, Hegemony How To

A roadmap for radicals. Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy. Hopeful about the potential of todays burgeoning movements, long-time grassroots organizer Jonathan Smucker nonetheless pulls no punches when confronting their internal dysfunction. Drawing from personal experience, he provides deep theoretical insight into the all-too-familiar radical tendency toward self-defeating insularity and paralyzing purism. At the same time, he offers tools to bridge the divide between anti-authoritarian values and hegemonic strategies, tools that might just help todays movements to navigate their obstaclesand change the world.

...

Monday, 18 September

15:07

Australian Politics Is Suffering a Death by Boredom "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

He was there with his entourage, a face unmoved bar the occasional muscle flex. Theres Malcolm Turnbull! exclaimed drinking companions at the Curtin on Melbournes famed Lygon Street, the artery of culinary matters Italian.

It wasnt: Bill Shorten, the

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