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Monday, 20 November

15:13

MACKAY Mackay supreme court list "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

MACKAY November 20, 2017 at 11:14PM ,

Mackay supreme court list

November 20, 2017 at 11:14PM ,

Welcome to our free online Criminal Law Directory which lists Court Lawyers that regularly appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court. Oct 9, 2017 Daily law lists of Queensland Courts; Queensland Courts law lists. It hears cases of the Jan 23, 2017 After an 11-month political standstill on filling the

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MACKAY Mackay magistrates court mackay qld "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

MACKAY November 20, 2017 at 09:50PM ,

Mackay magistrates court mackay qld

November 20, 2017 at 09:50PM ,

Magistrates Mackay Magistrates Court 12 Brisbane Street Mackay QLD PO Box 104 Local Mackay Court Agents. qld. Welcome to the official Facebook page of Mackay Basketball courts Run by Legal Aid Queensland, the Family Law Duty Lawyer Service will be available from 9am at the Mackay

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12:33

AEMO has not modelled a 50 percent renewable energy target for Qld #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The Courier Mail claims of Queensland power station closures and blackouts under question. NoFibs has received a statement from the Australian Energy Market Operator on claims made in todays The Courier Mail that, Research says ALPs renewable energy target will force closure of coal-fired power stations. Steven Wardill wrote that, Annastacia Palaszczuks renewable energy target will force the closure of coal-fired power stations, increase the risk of blackouts and cause dividends to dry up, new analysis has revealed. Research conducted for the Australian Institute of Progress warned the cascading closure of coal plants would begin from as early as next year under Labors plan for 50 per cent renewables use by 2030. The []

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11:33

Brisbane activist Robin Taubenfeld on the #PineGapPeacePilgrims "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Karun Cowper speaks with Brisbane peace activist Robin Taubenfeld about the #PineGapPeacePilgrims currently on trial for breaking the silence around Pine Gaps role in US drone attacks & nuclear warfare.

09:05

Yandina Creek Wetland Officially Opened "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Yandina Creek Wetland
Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles and UnityWater Chairman Jim Soorley today officially opened the Yandina Creek Wetland on the Sunshine Coast.

Steven Miles & Jim Soorley opening the wetland
Here is Unity Water's Statement:
Unitywater bought the 191-hectare site last year as a green alternative to upgrading sewage treatment plants in the area.
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09:02

Latest Daft Green Marketing Idea: Pictures of Natural Disasters on the Sides of New Cars "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Simon Dalby thinks the way to discourage buying petrol cars is to decorate new cars with mandatory images of climate disasters. Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics November 20, 2017 9.21am AEDT ust before the delegates for the annual Conference of the Parties on climate

08:38

MACKAY Mackay magistrate labels handling of case a joke "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

MACKAY November 20, 2017 at 08:30AM ,

Mackay magistrate labels handling of case a joke

November 20, 2017 at 08:30AM ,

Damien Dwyer has hit out at the Queensland Corrective Services department in recent times while presiding over Mackay Magistrates Court.

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08:14

MPs Wont Leave Canberra Until Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalised "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

The federal governments Leader of the House Christopher Pyne has vowed that MPs wont be leaving Canberra until same-sex marriage is legalised. The Turnbull government has cancelled a sitting week for the House of Representatives to allow the Senate to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it goes to the Lower House. The Lower ...

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07:23

Eating Out: MisoHapi "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"

Sticking with some more Jojo and Nick eating adventures. For our final time together, we met up for lunch in West End. After some discussion about where to eat, we settled on MisoHapi, a Japanese place with vegan options. I had never been here before, though Jojo and Nick had during their time here. I love Japanese food, so I was excited!

We had many plates of Avocado Rolls and (teeny tiny) Inari, which are staples!

Avocado Roll and Inari from MisoHapi


Sadly they were out of the Tofu Croquette Agadashi, but we did enjoy some Tofu Nigiri and a really yummy Eggplant Dengaku.

Tofu Nigiri and Eggplant Dengaku from MisoHapi


I was keen to try the vegan Miso Ramen, a yummy bowl of miso broth, noodles, vegetables and tofu.

Miso Vegan Ramen from MisoHapi


Jojo and Nick each had some Miso Soup, and shared a Tofu Don Salad.

Miso Soup from MisoHapi


Tofu Rice and Salad from MisoHapi


And they taught this Brisbane girl something that she didn't know! Half way between West End and South Bank there is a Gelato Messina, and they have vegan flavours! I got a scoop of the chocolate sorbet, which was rich and lovely. In a cup as the cones are not vegan, sadness.

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06:19

"Butterflies..." "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butterfly wing that I found, which has given me so many thoughts, in so many ways, has shown me so many words, and imaginations! But butterflies need to know, that it doesn't matter at all if the whole world saw their colors or not! But what matters is that they flew, they glided, they hovered, they saw, they felt, and they knew! And they loved the ones whom they flew with! And that is an existence worthwhile!"
- C. JoyBell C.

03:19

Thursday & Quicksand "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Post-hardcore pioneers, THURSDAY announce theyre coming out of retirement with their first run of shows in Australia since 2012. Officially reforming in 2016, theyll bring the tour to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide in March 2018. Joining them on all dates is influential New York City post-hardcore legends, QUICKSAND.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 12pm this Friday, October 13.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning tomorrow at 10am, October 11.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.

Revered for their anguished lyrics, chiming guitars and explosive stage presence, Thursday have been a house-hold name among punk and rock fans since their debut release, Waiting, 18 years ago. Coming out of New Jersey in 1999 at the precipice of the post-punk movement, Thursday were quick to gain the attention of fans and labels with their raw, emotive sound. However, it wasnt until their 2001 album, Full Collapse, that they fully defined a genre.

Over the course of their active years, Thursday produced six eclectic albums. None were more representative of their distinctive sound than 2003s War All The Time. Armed with the backing of major label, Island Records, the album continued to elevate them as one of the most complex and exciting bands of the decade. After pioneering the post-hardcore genre, the band officially disbanded in 2013.

Emerging from the New York City hardcore scene of the 90s, QUICKSAND delivered a masterclass over two albums on what would be a stylistic blueprint for many bands to follow. They will release Interiors this November, which many attribute as their best album to date. It arrives deliberately unannounced, two decades after the pioneering post-hardcore quartets last album. Made completely on the bands own terms, Interiors has a power, strength and subtlety that will likely stun you. There are no wasted notes, no flab, and no excess whatsoever. It is absolutely perfect.

Catch these two genre-defining acts together this March!.....................

03:18

The Black Swamp & Massic "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

 

Witches, wolves and cosmonauts

Teaming up for this double headliner launch show are Australian sludge-metal outfit The Black Swamp and hardcore groove act Massic.

This show marks the beginning of the touring cycle for TBSs new release Witches. The EP is the recording debut of new vocalist Luke Hosking (Azreal), who slots in seamlessly with the band once again channelling the riff driven influences of Black Sabbath through to Crowbar. With anthem-like choruses and infectious grooves, this new offering and their established back catalogue will have heads nodding in The Zoo.

With their debut LP Redshift, Massic has captured an honest, raw and abrasive sound, delivering 33 minutes of musical intensity, massive riffs and head-banging grooves. Theyve quickly built a reputation for their live performance, delivering their sound with as much conviction, passion and energy as physically and mentally possible. This will be on full display and then some as they continue their emergence into the Australian heavy music stratosphere.

This launch isnt just the start of new musical escapades, its a rallying point for Flaming Wrekage and the Swamp, with the former celebrating 1 year since the release of their thrash-groove opus From Flesh to Dust. Brisbane is the first in a string of national shows under the banner of the Witches & Wolves Tour seeing the quartet continue the campaign for Flesh. With many miles underfoot, the Wrekage crew certainly know how to incite a bangover wherever they roam. Prepare your necks for a ferocious thrashing!

Making their fitting debut at the Zoo is Elephant a heavy metal band derived from members of hard rock riff-masters The Flame Fields. Excellent musicianship abounds in this herd; make sure to stampede in early and bear witness to the beginning of their mammoth-like riffage!

 

 

 

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03:03

Community Legends Honoured At Brisbanes 2017 Transgender Awards "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Two local legends have been honoured for more than 30 years of tireless activism for the transgender community at the 2017 Trans Awards in Brisbane on Sunday. Gina Mather and Krissy Johnson from the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) were given the inaugural Community Achievement Award at the night of nights for Brisbanes trans ...

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02:18

Bob Katters Reaction To The Marriage Equality Vote Is Going Viral "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A bizarre interview with North Queensland MP Bob Katter on the subject of the marriage equality vote is going viral online. Last Wednesday it was announced that 61 per cent of voters were in favour of same-sex marriage, and 38 per cent were against. But in Bob Katters electorate of Kennedy, 53.3 per cent of ...

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01:42

On Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Mourn Those Lost To Violence "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A memorial service to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held in Brisbane on Monday night. The day is recognised around the world every November 20 to honour the memory of those whose lives were lost to transphobic violence. In Brisbane, all trans and gender diverse people, family, friends and allies are invited ...

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01:41

EU cuts funds to Turkey over 'deteriorating democracy' "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Many EU member states openly condemn the Turkish Government's arrests of tens of thousands of people after a failed coup last year. 

The EU states that they will cut funding to Turkey in the wake of their deteriorating situation in relation to democracy. 

Both local and international human rights groups have accused Turkey of using the coup as an excuse for silencing political opposition within the country. 

Turkey is currently denying the accusations. 

 

QLD government looks for ways to remove dying Ibis colony.

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00:59

Protesters occupy Adani Headquarters in Townsville "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Townsville, 20th November: Twenty people are occupying the Adani Headquarters in Townsville, including three people who have locked themselves together in front of the entrance to prevent Adani workers accessing their office.

Donna, Will and Tully, who are locked on, are taking this action today to send a clear message that Adani should not be given $1 billion of taxpayer money and that the Carmichael coal mine should not go ahead.

Will Hamilton, 66, currently locked on and a former property developer from Brisbane, says With all its negative consequences on our environment, Australians all over the country are expressing their total rejection of the Adani Coal mine proposal. We take this action in the belief that others will become more aware of these issues and join us in raising their voices against the Adani coal mine proposal.

Protest against Adani has been amplifying across Australia, including on the ground at the construction site and at their headquaters in Townsville. In recent weeks several people from Frontline Action on Coal have been arrested occupying the Adani offices and disrupting construction of the Adani-owned railway.

Adani is a key focus of the Queensland election, with Palaszczuk earlier this month promising to veto the $1 billion loan to Adani to build the railway. Recent polls have shown that two thirds of Queenslanders oppose taxpayer money funding the Adani railway. Despite this, the LNP have not ruled out providing $1 billion of taxpayer money to Adani.

Donna Smit, 48, a systems analyst from Queensland who is also currently locked on, says I am here today because our Governments and corporations are failing us. Ordinary people taking extraordinary action is the corner they have painted us into, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to stop Adanis catastrophic mine from being built.

Tully Doole, 22, is from the south coast of NSW and is worried about the future. She says I dont want to be responsible for the extreme weather, the bush fires, the floods, the droughts and the death of the great barrier reef.

Location: Townsville Adani Headquarters

Photos are being uploaded here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8bjNUR

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00:00

Bennelong and New England guides posted "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

In addition to the complete guide to this weekends Queensland state election, Ive now posted guides to the federal by-elections in New England (December 2) and Bennelong (December 16). Enjoy!

Bennelong

New England

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Sunday, 19 November

23:30

Cub Sport Bats "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

This week"s feature album comes from Cub Sport with Bats. The Brisbane four-piece first stepped out in 2010, releasing their first full-length album in 2016. Bats marks their second release, transitioning into a more dream-pop sound, filled with hip-hop inspired beats, gospel choirs and Tim Nelson powerfully delicate voice.

To support their new album, Cub Sport will be embarking on a national tour. Catch them in Sydney on March 17th.
Friday, February 23: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
Saturday, February 24: Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Saturday, March 3: The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Sunday, March 4: The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, March 10: The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday, March 17: The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

Highlight Tracks: Chasin, O Lord.
Tune into Breakfast and Youth Jukebox on 2RRR 88.5FM all week long to hear these songs and more.

 

23:10

MACKAY Mackay court law list "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

MACKAY November 19, 2017 at 08:28PM ,

Mackay court law list

November 19, 2017 at 08:28PM ,

Mackay Magistrates Court 12 Brisbane Street Mackay QLD PO Box 104 Local Mackay Court Agents. Matter court number time adams, naomi 20

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20:40

MACKAY Man claims burly men with tatts forced him into burglary "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

MACKAY November 20, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Man claims burly men with tatts forced him into burglary

November 20, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Simon Wilfred Tomarra, 35, from Slade Point faced Mackay Magistrates Court, pleading guilty to burglary and serious assault of a person aged over 60

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20:00

Suing over motorcycle crash too costly "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

A rider who crashed on a badly repaired road has rejected suing the authority that knew of the problem because it would be too costly.

Sydney rider Stephen Thomas, 69, crashed his 2011 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner at 50km/h on the shoddy roadworks on Mt Glorious in Brisbanes hinterland on October 10, 2017.

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) knew about the slippery molten tar surface after being alerted to the problem by riders and a report on this website.

Even on mild days, the surface had molten tar and was treacherous for riders.

Melting tar claims first crash victim Mt Glorious costlySub-par roadworks at Mt Glorious a sticky mess of tar

TMR responded to the complaints by placing an electronic 50km/h warning sign on the corner, but it didnt help Stephen.

His bike low-sided into a guardrail and fell over, breaking his leg.

Stephen didnt realise and rode home 1000km to Sydney where he later found the extent of his injuries.

The shoddy roadworks have now been repaired and the electronic 50km/h and temporary 60km/h signs removed.Costly sign Mt Glorious roadworks crash accident

Costly case

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11:00

EP 228: The Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Ep 228 Instagram

Photo: Mark Louttit

The Scientists

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 4th November 2017

The Scientists first formed in Perth as The Exterminators and then The Invaders in 1977. Once they became The Scientists in 1978, they then released their first single Frantic Romantic/Shake (Together Tonight) in June 1979 on the D.N.A. Records label. After a debut LP (commonly referred to as The Pink Album) and a number of lineup changes, the band relocated to Sydney in 1982.

This change in scenery and lineup also saw The Scientists change musical direction. Pop-infused punk rock was traded in for a more psychedelic style of swampy, blues rock n roll. The band was signed by Au Go Go Records who released two singles as well as the influential Blood Red River LP in the space of a year, making them one of Australias most popular independent bands at the time. But another move was soon on the cards.

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09:00

Roti Chenai - Brisbane CBD "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"


Met up with highly regarded food reviewer Brisvegustation for a quick lunch before the end of year. Being as methodical and organised as ever, he had compiled a list of places we ought to try, and we settled on Roti Chenai at Post Office Square which was highly recommended and merely a short walk from both of our offices. Arriving at 11.45am, we were able to find a table very easily.


As expected in a food court type venue, the menu was quite short, but consisted of both Malaysian and South Indian Cuisine, both of which I was keen to try out. 


Our meals came out very quickly as we arrived before the crowd and were one of the first orders of the day. After getting our food, we saw a line build up very quickly.

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04:57

Man Charged With Painting Over Sydneys George Michael Mural "IndyWatch Feed Seq.art"

A man caught on camera painting over Sydneys George Michael mural has reportedly been slapped with a graffiti charge. The artwork, depicted the singer and gay icon as Saint George Michael, was painted by artist Scott Marsh on a building in Sydneys inner-west in the weeks after Michaels death on Christmas Day last year. Video ...

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03:42

In the 56th Parliament the main fiscal battle line will be between SEQ and Regional Qld Joe Branigan guest post "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

I am delighted to publish another guest post from Joe Branigan on the upcoming Queensland election. Views expressed are Joes, and are not necessarily shared by me. GT

In the 56th Parliament the main fiscal battle line will be between SEQ and Regional Qld

Guest post by Joe Branigan

The Peoples Forum. Who would be a politician? The ability to say five different things to three different groups of people in the same sentence using exactly the same words, facial expressions and body language without for a nanosecond questioning your own sanity. How are those skills even developed?

Which brings me to regional Queensland.

There are seemingly sharp differences between the wants and needs of SEQ residents vis--vis Regional Queenslanders. But perhaps those differences simply reflect different means to achieve the same ends a comfortable life with secure employment in the community where your family lives. Nothing wrong with that aspiration. The question is: what role should the Queensland Government play in supporting that aspiration, against technological, cultural and economic tides?

In my recent submission to the House of Representatives Regional Development and Decentralisation Inquiry The Contribution of Our Cities to our Enduring Prosperity ( Sub 154 SMART Infrastructure Facility), I presented the arguments in defence of Australias great capital cities. Compared to the regions, cities have lower unemployment rates, higher productivity, higher wages, deeper employment markets, and vastly more private and public goods and services. Public infrastructure services are cheaper to deliver per person. City dwellers have greater life expectancy in part because they are closer to emergency health services. Harvard economist Ed Glaeser has written that cities foster innovation, spur competition and entrepreneurship, and allow for social and economic mobility. In short, cities are a triumph of human civilization.

Theres a trade-off between investing public money in SEQ and Regional Queensland. Simply, within a budget constraint, a dollar invested in SEQ is a dollar not invested in Regional Queensland and vice versa. My friend and colleague Gene Tunny has written previously busting the myths around Regional Queenslanders not getting their fair share of taxpayer funds in relation to infrastructure investment (e.g. see GTs 16 July post). Regional Queensland also benefits from other policies, like the annual payment made to Energy Queensland to meet the Unifo...

02:01

Gross State Product. Victoria top, but NSW the real winner "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Victoria has Australia's top-performing state economy, but the real prizes have gone to NSW and South Australia.

The annual Bureau of Statistics measure of state domestic product puts Victoria's economic growth at 3.3 per cent throughout 2016-17. NSW recorded weaker growth of 2.9 per cent, South Australia 2.2 per cent, Queensland 1.8 per cent and Tasmania 1.1 per cent. Western Australia's economy shrank 2.7 per cent.

But the league table takes no account of population growth.

Victoria had by far the strongest population growth during 2016-17. NSW and Queensland were well behind, and the other states even further behind. When adjusted for population, gross state product per resident grew fastest in South Australia (1.6 per cent) and NSW (1.3 per cent). Victoria's gross state product per resident grew just 0.9 per cent.

 

The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory did better than the states on all measures. The ACT recorded economic growth of 4.6 per cent and growth per resident of 2.9 per cent and the Northern Territory recording growth of 4 per cent and 3.7 per cent.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas brushed aside the per capita measure to declare that the overall 3.3 per cent result was higher than at any point during the previous term of the Liberal National Party government.

"This data once again shows the strength of Victoria's economy, and reinforces the direction we've steered our economy across three successive budgets with a focus on the infrastructure and services Victorians need," he said.

In both big states the growth was broadly based with the production of "professional, scientific and technical services" the biggest contributor.

"For the past five years professional, sc...

01:45

Eating Out: Easy House and Flour of Life "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"

I know what you are thinking. How many times am I going to blog about getting yum cha at Easy House? The answer is, a lot. And these days, you can't make a trip down there without stopping at the all-vegan Flour of Life Bakery on the way home. It just wouldn't be right!

This trip to easy house was a special trip, because I went with Jojo and Nick back when they were here in Brisbane. I was so excited to take them to one of my favourite places! Here is what we ate.

Fried Taro Dumplings and Savoury Pork Buns. The taro dumplings were a bit too deep fried for me, but one was OK. The pork buns are encased in a lovely, flaky pastry and are definite winners.

Fried Taro Dumplings and Savoury Pork Buns at Easy House


My beloved Radish Cakes!

Radish Cake at Easy House


All the steamed dumplings! We had Coriander (my regular favourite), Chicken & Bok Choy, and Snow Pea Sprout (a seasonal special).



Steamed Bean Curd Rolls (you guys know how much I love these), Steamed Pork Buns (an essential) and Eggplant in Black Bean Sauce. The eggplant can be a bit hit and miss. When it is a hit, it is amazing, unfortunately this day it was a bit of a miss.

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Saturday, 18 November

20:38

Upcycling workshop "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Some photos from a workshop I ran for Brisbane City Council: recreating clothing.

The workshop was part of the Revive festival, where the speakers addressed the issue of waste from the textile industry and the disturbing phenomenon to junk fashion and throwaway textiles.  These textiles are made from synthetic, polyester and nylon which are plastic and by products of the oil industry. They never break down.

Stallholders were op shops and upcycle businesses from around Brisbane, and there was a re-fashion parade. It was a treasure trove of ideas and retro styling. Refreshing the wardrobe with a visit to the op shop part of town- Annerley and Stones Corner, or dropping into  thrift shops on a road trip gives local charities a boost and allows the environment a well deserved rest.

 

 

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20:30

Aussie woman rides blindfolded to win "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Aussie rider Julia Maguire had to ride blindfolded to win selection to compete at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia next year.

The blindfolded ride was one of many rigorous challenges she faced, along with Brisbane nurse Andrea Box and 21 other competitors from around the world, at the recent four-day qualifying event in South Africa.

Female riders trial for GS Trophy blindfoldedAndrea and Julia

Im so excited, very-very excited. Relieved! Julia said after being selected for one of two three-woman teams to compete at the Mongolia GS Trophy in June 2018.

Australia will also field its first national team consisting of amateur riders Shane Guttridge, Simon Turvey and Michael Haley.

Female riders trial for GS Trophy blindfoldedWinners are grinners (from left): Simon Turvey, Julia Maguire, Shane Guttridge, Andrea Box and Michael Haley

Blindfolded test

The world qualifying event in South Africa included a range of tough challenges including the blind riding test, where the women had to try to reach a target set at the far end of a field while blindfolded.

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16:13

Dune Rats back fight to save local bowlo "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Join Brisbane rockers Dune Rats at the Coorparoo Bowls Club this Sunday, as they fight to save one of their favourite community venues. Following a proposed development to build over the club with 80 aged-care units, the Coorparoo Bowls Club (QLD) is throwing a fund-raising event on Sunday 19th November from 2PM. In spirit of keeping the local music []

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13:46

Queensland: A Hard Election To Model "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Primary vote aggregate Labor 34.7 LNP 32.8 Green 8.8 One Nation 17.3 Other 6.4
If Newspoll/Galaxy preference assumptions are correct Labor should just win majority on current numbers
If ReachTEL preferences are accurate LNP should just win a majority


Most of the difficulty comes from the preference problem.  A divergence of around four points in polling exists between the ReachTEL polls on the one hand and the Galaxy/Newspoll stable (and also Essential) on the other.  About three points of that, on the latest figures, is caused by preferencing differences.  ReachTEL is using purely respondent preferencing, while the others are using some combination of previous elections (Essential) or assumptions with an undisclosed and unclear basis in evidence (Galaxy/Newspoll).  The previous election had much less significant One Nation presence and also had optional preferencing, so there is really no credible baseline for "last-election" preferencing.

A further issue with Queensland has been the dearth of statewide polling.  In the last six weeks there has been only a Newspoll (17 Oct), a Galaxy (1-2 Nov) and three ReachTELs (two commissioned ones both on 13 Nov and an earlier one for which the 2PP was released but the primary votes were not.)  The Newspoll and Galaxy both had Labor ahead 52-48 and all the ReachTELs had Labor behind by the same margin.

Aggregating all polls that have released full primaries based on polling conducted entirely since September, but with a 25% downweighting for commissioned polls, and with greater weighting for November (3) than October (2) and September (1) I get a reading of:

Labor 34.7 LNP 32.8 Green 8.8 One Nation 17.3 Other 6.4

By Newspoll's preference assumptions this would result in a 51.8% 2PP for Labor, a 0.7% swing to the government.  But by ReachTEL's respondent preferences it would result in about a 51-49 result to the LNP.

A small number of seat Newspolls released today was reported favourably for Labor, because it showed them gaining Whitsun...

08:50

Gautum Adani has Indias government under control, now Australias, too? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire, The Age 18 Nov 17 
Adanis push to build a mega coal mine in Queensland has polarised opinions nationwide. It should come as no surprise: the billionaire behind the project has long been a focus of controversy in his native India.
Tim Elliott
According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, the 55-year-old has a net worth of $US9.9 billion ($12.9 billion), placing him among the 10 richest people in India. As chairman of Adani Group, which he founded three decades ago, he presides over an empire with interests in mining, ports, power plants, real estate, renewable energy, food, and even defence
To Australians, however, he is best known for his proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, to be built in central Queenslands Galilee Basin. Construction was scheduled to start in October, but has been delayed due to political and financing issues. Should the mine proceed, it will be one of the largest in the world roughly five times the size of Sydney Harbour and produce up to 60 million tonnes of coal per year for anywhere between 50 and 60 years, all of which will be exported, the bulk of it to India.
Adani has also been willing to operate at the very limits of Indias notoriously murky business world. His companies have been implicated in multiple instances of alleged corruption, including tax evasion, bribery, money laundering and large-scale illegal exports. In 2007, India&#821...

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Thursday, 09 November

11:15

The State Election Campaign Continues - Qld Gvt Hawker 850XP Bizjet VH-SGY - Super King Airs VH-ZGD & VH-EWQ - All Spotted at Rockhampton and Bundaberg Airports "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

As the Queensland State election campaign continues, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk hit the hustings in Central Queensland and Fraser Coast seats on Thursday 2 November and her support aircraft were spotted at both Rockhampton and Bundaberg Airports.


The Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY, along with Easternwell Group Beech B300 Super King Air VH-EWQ and Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD were all noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns on Wednesday 1 November.

All three aircraft remained parked at Rockhampton Airport for the night and were photographed resting quietly on the Southern end of the parking apron early on Thursday 2 November.




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10:48

Great Barrier Reef fish protection works "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This 2015 video is called Australias Great Barrier Reef || Full Documentary with subtitles.

From PLOS ONE:

Great Barrier Reef protected zones help fish in even lightly exploited areas

Fish biomass up to five times greater compared to unprotected zones at northernmost reefs

November 8, 2017

Protected zones of the Great Barrier Reef benefit fish even at the relatively lightly-fished northern reefs, according to a study published November 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Carolina Castro-Sanguino from the University of Queensland, Australia, and colleagues.

The Australian Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the largest network of marine reserves in the world, and includes both no fishing (no-take) and no-entry zones as well as fished areas. The authors of the present study analyzed the effect of such policies in the relatively lightly-fished northernmost regions. They measured, counted and calculated the biomass of commonly-fished species found at 31 northern, central and southern reefs in the area north of Cooktown, as well as assessing the seabed habitat at these sites.

The authors found that fish biomass was up to five times greater in protected zones which prevented fishing, whether they had no-take or no-entry policies. The most remote northern reefs had greater fish biomass than more southern zones, regardless of the zones policies, and the authors speculate that poaching may be common in southern reserves. They also found indication that fishers may frequently operate at reserves boundaries to exploit the increased fish biomass in these reserves.

The specific seabed habitat of different reefs had a strong effect on the amounts and types of fish found, making it impossible for the researchers to discern any distinct effects of no-take versus no-entry policies. Nonetheless, they did find clear differences in biomass between protected and unprotected areas, despite this region being generally fished relatively lightly. They state that this illustrates the high sensitivity to fishing of many species, reinforcing the case for their protection.

Even in remote reef habitats, m...

10:26

Surveillance Australia / Australian Border Force (ABF) Cobham Aviation-operated Dash-8-315Q MPA VH-ZZG "Borderforce 66" Spotted at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Thursday 2 November, Surveillance Australia / Australian Border Force (ABF) Cobham Aviation-operated Dash-8-315Q MPA VH-ZZG was spotted parked on the Northern end of the parking apron at Rockhampton Airport.



VH-ZZG has been noted operating in and out of Rockhampton Airport during the week.  It has been heard to be using its 'usual' radio callsign of "Borderforce 66".

Information suggests that the ABF Dash-8 aircraft are returning to Rocky now that all the recent military exercises have been completed which limited the available parking at Rockhampton Airport.  During this time, various ABF Dash-8's have been noted operating from Bundaberg Airport.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman 

10:25

New Sinister Law Allows Australian Police to Listen in on Phones and Smart Devices Even Your FRIDGE "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Passed not so long ago by parliament in Queensland, Australia, Australian police have been granted the power to turn smart phones, fridges and speakers into listening devices. Read More

07:30

New Sinister Law Allows Australian Police to Listen in on Phones and Smart Devices Even Your FRIDGE "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Passed not so long ago by parliament in Queensland, Australia, Australian police have been granted the power to turn smart phones, fridges and speakers into listening devices.

Using existing technology, it will be done through the police remotely installing software into these smart devices for surveillance purposes.

Ian Stewart, Queensland polices chief commissioner stated in so many words that the new state law will help police combat terrorism Thus, the surveillance will only be used for terrorist related purposes.

However, how many Australian citizens know that worldwide we are being subjected to more and more false flag terrorism, so that the powers that be can expand their matrix of world control, introducing more unjust draconian laws as a consequence, in a Big Brother/Sister totalitarian police state?


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Sunday, 29 October

15:00

Park alerts for Around Brisbane: Access to Springbrook National Park is via Pine Creek Road ONLY "brisbane IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Following significant damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Gold Coast-Springbrook Road from Mudgeeraba remains closed until further notice, as advised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Affected parks: Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk; Springbrook National Park.

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