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Sunday, 13 May

01:42

EASTWOOD COMMUNITY NEWS: Cantonese Opera "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

My friends always ask me if Ill be bored with nothing to do after retiring from being the chairman of the Eastwood Lunar New Year [more]

The post EASTWOOD COMMUNITY NEWS: Cantonese Opera appeared first on The Weekly Times.

01:23

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Brownlow Hill Loop Rd, Brownlow Hill "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Brownlow Hill Loop Rd Brownlow Hill 2567
COUNCIL AREA: Wollondilly
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 13 May 2018 06:44

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Loftus Street, Macquarie Fields "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Loftus Street, Macquarie Fields NSW
COUNCIL AREA: Campbelltown
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Bush Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 5 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 10 May 2018 18:00

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Hogans Dr, Bargo "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: 39 Hogans Dr, Bargo, NSW 2574
COUNCIL AREA: Wollondilly
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Other
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 13 May 2018 04:12

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Madang Pl, Glenfield "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: 14 Madang Pl, Glenfield, NSW 2167
COUNCIL AREA: Campbelltown
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Fire and Rescue NSW
UPDATED: 11 May 2018 18:16

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Mark Rd, Rossmore "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Mark Rd, Rossmore, NSW 2557
COUNCIL AREA: Camden
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Other
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 17:42

00:29

Summary of events in West Papua for April - 13 May 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"




Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

Summary of events in West Papua for April   - 13  May 2018





Upcoming events -Lets talk about West Papua Tour
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23:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23:03

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Great Western Hwy, Marrangaroo "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: 11 Castlereagh Hwy, Marrangaroo, NSW 2790
COUNCIL AREA: Lithgow
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Bush Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 20:21

16:55

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BURST WATER MAIN - NEWPORT Barrenjoey Rd at The Boulevarde "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentNewport Barrenjoey Rd at The Boulevarde
BURST WATER MAIN
...
Started yesterday 6:36pm, last checked today 12:55am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

15:33

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car - BLACKTOWN Bungarribee Rd at Balmoral St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentBlacktown Bungarribee Rd at Balmoral St
ACCIDENT Car
...
Started today 11:33pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 eastbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

15:29

Australian Ritual Abuse Victim Fiona Barnett, Cardinal George Pell, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Australian victim Fiona Barnett just posted a new article on her site pedophilesdownunder.com detailing her fight to get her case investigated as she seems to be facing the same opposition that I am here in the US.

There are two things to consider in Australia right now. 1). Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to face criminal charges concerning child abuse. He is 3rd in control of the Catholic Church and is responsible for their financial affairs.

And 2). Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have just recently been to Australia to meet with the Australian Prime Minister. Could these events be related? Considering how hard the powers that be are trying to clamp down on any talk about elite run child trafficking rings it certainly cant be ruled out.

Esp. considering what victims are going through right now in their fight to seek justice

Demand NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller opens Fiona Barnetts VIP pedo case

Demand NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller opens Fiona Barnetts VIP pedo case

by Fiona Barnett on May 12, 2018

Sutherland Detective Belinda Abdy was in charge of the investigation into my complaints of a VIP child trafficking network based in Sydney. Police took 4 days of witness statements from me in 2014 and 2015, and promised to take at least 5 more days of statements in 2016. However, in between the last two days of witness statement making, I was pursued by four military looking thugs, and defamed by a British Intelligence agent on ABC Media Watch. Despite these attempts to silence me, I showed up to the 4th day of statement making but Belinda Abdy did not. In fact, I never heard from Abdy again.

Sinead Harper took the 3rd and 4th day of statements, and she was awesome. She believed me and responded appropriately to everything that transpired. Harper commenced an investigation into my allegations, went door knocking throughout McAlister Ave, Engadine, and attended my pedophile grandfathers house at 14 McAlister Ave with cadaver dogs and multiple officers. Neighbours told Harper that my account of the Engadine pedophiles was consistent with their childhood memories of various characters and incidents. However, Harper answers to a chain of command starting with Belinda Abdy.

Following my 4 days of witness statement making, NSW Police subsequently stonewalled me, ignored my emails and calls, and eventually told Victim Services that they never found any evidence supporting my case when they did. I know because the people she interviewed contacted me.

I am the first victim in Australian history who was child trafficked at the level I was, to come forward a...

13:28

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car - FIVE DOCK Parramatta Rd at Cheltenham Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentFive Dock Parramatta Rd at Cheltenham Rd
ACCIDENT Car
...
Started today 9:28pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 3 westbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

11:39

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Emu St, West Ryde "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Emu St, West Ryde, NSW 2114
COUNCIL AREA: Ryde
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Bush Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Fire and Rescue NSW
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 18:02

10:44

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

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

09:42

Students launch community-building helping hand technology "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

FOUR Riverside Girls High students have launched a project to encourage other students to spend less time on social media and more time helping the [more]

The post Students launch community-building helping hand technology appeared first on The Weekly Times.

09:15

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Pacific Hwy, Cowan "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Pacific Hwy, Cowan, NSW 2081
COUNCIL AREA: Hornsby
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Flood/Storm/Tree Down
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 17:00

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Tallawong Rd, Schofields "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Tallawong Rd, Schofields, 2762
COUNCIL AREA: Blacktown
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Fire Alarm
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 16:56

09:09

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition opens "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

HUNTERS Hills famous annual Art Exhibition will opened this weekend, and will run through to May 20. The exhibition features dozens of works of art [more]

The post Hunters Hill Art Exhibition opens appeared first on The Weekly Times.

09:02

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT - MOUNT TOMAH Bells Line Of Road at West of Mount Tomah "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentMount Tomah Bells Line Of Road at West of Mount Tomah
ACCIDENT
...
Started today 5:02pm
Attending: Emergency service(s)
Advice:

09:00

In which the pond discovers the dog botherer is still at it ... "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


The naked self-interested hypocrisy of the reptiles is frequently on show, which is why the pond felt compelled to sin bin the dog botherer to the "late on a Saturday arvo" slot

The reptiles hate the ABC with an all-consuming, all-devouring passion, seeing it as a threat to their failing, flailing business model, and they love to put their hatred on display. Never mind the incessant repetition, hear them roar ...

Above all, they hate Media Watch and Paul Barry for daring to make a few observations about the way the reptiles disport themselves, with their errors, their sycophantic fawning over the government, and their constant crusading on behalf of right wing causes, not limited to but including octopi from space and climate denialism

To prove their point, Barry scored a 'top of the digital world ma' moment at reptile digital HQ this day, and was heavily featured in the reptile twitter storm that followed the dog botherer's latest ABC-bashing outing ...


Of course the real indulgence is to pay attention to the dog botherer, who, like prattling Polonius, is bizarrely obsessed with the ABC and shows it in deeply weird ways

Kenny confessed to his readers that the weekly caller to ABC Nightlife quiz The Challenge known simply as Chris from Sydney is him. He got in the habit of ringing the Philip Clark-hosted phone-in while driving home from his late night show on Sky News. Kenny revealed: Ive long been an avid ABC viewer and listener; how else could you become a critic? (Mumbrella here).
....

08:17

Mark Spud Carroll at State of Origin Sports Luncheon "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

LEGENDARY Balmain half back Gary Freeman and former NSW enforcer Mark Spud Carroll are special guests at this years annual Adam Gardiner Fund State of [more]

The post Mark Spud Carroll at State of Origin Sports Luncheon appeared first on The Weekly Times.

08:00

The Weekend Quiz May 12-13, 2018 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

If a nation has an external deficit and household saving increases as a proportion of disposable income then the government cannot run a fiscal surplus without output falling.

The answer is False.

This question tests ones basic understanding of the sectoral balances that can be derived from the National Accounts. The secret to getting the correct answer is to realise that the household saving ratio is not the overall sectoral balance for the private domestic sector.

In other words, if you just compared the household saving ratio with the external deficit and the fiscal balance you would be leaving an essential component of the private domestic balance out private capital formation (investment).

To refresh your memory the balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewed in (at least) two ways: (a) from the perspective of the sources of spending; and (b) from the perspective of the uses of the income produced. Bringing these two perspectives (of the same thing) together generates the sectoral balances.

From the sources perspective we write:

(1) GDP = C + I + G + (X M)

which says that total national income (GDP) is the sum of total final consumption spending (C), total private investment (I), total government spending (G) and net exports (X M).

Expression (1) tells us that total income in the economy per period will be exactly equal to total spending from all sources of expenditure.

We also have to acknowledge that financial balances of the sectors are impacted by net government taxes (T) which includes all tax revenue minus total transfer and interest payments (the latter are not counted independently in the expenditure Expression (1)).

Further, as noted above the trade account is only one aspect of the financial flows between the domestic economy and the external sector. we have to include net external income flows (FNI).

Adding in the net external income flows (FNI) to Expression (2) for GDP we get the familiar gross national product or gross national income me...

07:21

The Endless Clinton Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The former secretary of State offers more criticism of U.S. leadership from overseas.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Sydney, Australia.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Sydney, Australia. PHOTO: DAVID MOIR/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERST/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons 2018 global grievance tour touched down in Australia this week. The Democratic nominee for President in 2016 has been selling tickets to provocative events in which she explores the alleged shortcomings of her compatriots. Meanwhile back home, her team is once again tapping some of the very wealthiest of her compatriots to support the family enterprise.

Mrs. Clintons remarks to foreign audiences are not limited to gripes about the most recent U.S. presidential campaign. Shes also willing to offer unkind words about current U.S. policies.

...

06:45

How Much Do Jurors Get Paid in NSW? "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Jury service is an important civic duty for all people on the electoral role, but it can cause a great deal of stress and financial loss, especially for those who are employed or running a business. The rules which regulate the payment of jurors are contained in the Jury Act 1977 and Jury Regulation 2015.

The post How Much Do Jurors Get Paid in NSW? appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

06:37

What Happens if I Dont Attend Jury Service in NSW? "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Jury service is an important civic duty which is regulated in New South Wales by the Jury Act 1977 (the Act). Section 63 of the Act prescribes a maximum penalty of 20 penalty units, which is currently equivalent to $2,200, for anyone who fails to attend for jury service after being summoned to do so.

The post What Happens if I Dont Attend Jury Service in NSW? appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

06:36

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - KELLYVILLE Old Windsor Rd approaching Samantha Riley Dr "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentKellyville Old Windsor Rd approaching Samantha Riley Dr
BREAKDOWN Car
...
Started today 2:36pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

06:19

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BURST WATER MAIN - NEWPORT Barrenjoey Rd at Bardo Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentNewport Barrenjoey Rd at Bardo Rd
BURST WATER MAIN
...
Started today 10:40am, last checked today 2:19pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

06:12

Obtain Explicit Consent to Sex, or You Are a Rapist "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The New South Wales Attorney General has asked for an urgent review of NSW sexual consent laws after the story of Saxon Mullins made media headlines this week. Ms Mullins case involved a five-year long legal battle involving two high profile trials, after she accused Luke Lazarus of sexually assaulting her in an isolated alley

The post Obtain Explicit Consent to Sex, or You Are a Rapist appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

06:06

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HEAVY TRAFFIC - HURSTVILLE Park Rd at Cross St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentHurstville Park Rd at Cross St
HEAVY TRAFFIC
...
Started today 1:41pm, last checked today 2:06pm
Heavy traffic conditions. Expect significant delays.

04:09

Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The series of absurd rulings from our High Court has now reached the point where the majority of Australians are debarred from standing for election to Parliament, unless some foreign government chooses to help them. The latest ruling means that even renouncing a citizenship you never sought and have never exercised is not enough. Unless you start the process well before an election is even called, possibly years before, you are ineligible if you were born overseas, have an overseas-born parent and (probably) if you belong to an ethnic group which has a right of return to a national homeland. We have yet to explore the possible limits of other exclusion clauses.

There is some poetic justice in the embarrassment now being faced by Labor and Bill Shorten, who wrongly assumed they had prepared for the worst possible cases of High Court idiocy, and gloated over the misfortune of others. But thats small comfort for anyone who would wish the outcome of democratic elections to be respected.

Until now, the line taken by the supporters of the High Court has been its just a matter of following the rules. Its now been made clear that following the rules is impossible. An Australian citizen, even one who has never left Australia, can be ineligible simply because of the dilatoriness, incompetence, or even malice, of a foreign government. And, according to the High Court, theres nothing they can do about it except wait.

The stupidity and bloody-mindedness of the High Court in this matter is matched by most of the political commentariat, and a large proportion of the Australian public, who will no doubt be represented in comments here.

From experience, I know that lots of readers will not be convinced. So, I will offer a question and answer another.

First a question, for those who still want to defend the High Court. Suppose that, after nominations have closed for the next election, a mischief-making foreign government (say, Russia, which has form for this kind of thing) confers citizenship on all the candidates for one or both of the major parties. What should the High Court do?
(a) Disqualify them, and say Say, sorry, thats the rules
(b) Discover that the words of the Constitution actually allow for a reading exactly opposite to the one that they have just announced, and that a simple renunciation is all that is needed to free oneself of an unwanted citizenship.
(c) Something else (if so, what)

Second, an answer to those who seem to think that the Court had no alternative but to rule as it has done. The Constitution guarantees (or at least has been taken by the Court in the past to guarantee) a democratic government, and the Courts rulings are clearly at odds with that, having effectively cancelled many of the outcomes of the last el...

04:00

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - BARDWELL PARK M5 East Mwy in Main Tunnel "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentBardwell Park M5 East Mwy in Main Tunnel
BREAKDOWN Car
...
Started today 11:39am, last checked today 12:00pm
Heavy traffic conditions. 

04:00

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Cleary Dr, Pitt Town "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Cleary Dr, Pitt Town, NSW 2756
COUNCIL AREA: Hawkesbury
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 10:36

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Richmond Rd, Berkshire Park "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: 722 Richmond Rd, Berkshire Park, NSW 2765
COUNCIL AREA: Penrith
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Vehicle/Equipment Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 11:18

04:00

JBs World: Happy Mothers Day "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

HAPPY MOTHERS Day to all our Mums and hope you are all fully treated by your offspring and loved ones on your very special day [more]

The post JBs World: Happy Mothers Day appeared first on The Weekly Times.

03:26

Police Officer Stood Down for Mowing Down Pedestrian "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A senior police officer has been stood down after running down an 18-year old with a police car on a suburban street. The incident occurred in Thornleigh in Western Australia and there is currently an internal investigation underway into the officers actions, but footage taken by a passer-by clearly

The post Police Officer Stood Down for Mowing Down Pedestrian appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

02:55

Radio 2RRR Open Day today! "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Looking for something to do today Radio 2RRR is holding its open day today (May 12)  until 3pm, at Henley Cottage, corner Victoria Road & [more]

The post Radio 2RRR Open Day today! appeared first on The Weekly Times.

01:59

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To break the impasse, Cate Faehrmann sought legal advice.

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

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

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

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

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

01:39

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Kenwood Rd, Wedderburn "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Kenwood Rd, Wedderburn, NSW 2560
COUNCIL AREA: Campbelltown
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 11 May 2018 14:29

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Cut Hill Rd, Cobbitty "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Cut Hill Rd, Cobbitty, NSW 2570
COUNCIL AREA: Camden
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Assist Other Agency
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 May 2018 08:54

00:00

Cathies Column: Salvation Army trivia night "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Ryde & Hunters Hill Zones have organised a Trivia Night this Friday May 11 at Ryde Salvation Army Unit, [more]

The post Cathies Column: Salvation Army trivia night appeared first on The Weekly Times.

00:00

May 12 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Tis International Nurses Day, so say thanks to the next nurse who looks after you...coz they've got the Power of The Enema just waiting to be used!!!

1792 - Things were crook with the flour ration being reduced again....bet they needed something more than castor oil.

1802 - Lord Pelham to the Treasury, - My Lords, Whitehall, 12th May, 1802. - It being judged expedient to send forthwith from this country four hundred convicts to New South Wales (viz't, 270 male, and 130 female), I am to desire that your Lordships will be pleased to cause the necessary directions to be given to the Victualling Board for providing a sufficient and proper quantity of provisions for their subsistence during the voyage, and salted beef or pork only for nine months for them after their arrival at New South Wales. I am also to desire that your Lordships will cause the necessary directions to be given for providing the 270 male convicts the particulars of clothing as undermentioned, to be consigned to the Governor for the use of such convicts on their arrival at that settlement, and that the said provisions and clothing may be put on board His Majesty's ship Glatton, which is now fitting at Sheerness for the conveyance of those convicts. It being also intended to allow about forty persons to embark on board the said ship who are going as settlers to that colony, I am to desire that directions may be given for providing the usual quantity of provisions for such number during their voyage thither. I am, &c., Pelham

1805 - The Sydney Gazette reported that ;
Yesterday sennight (a week) two characters of almost equal notoriety were shipped for Newcastle by the Resource, viz, Christopher Griffin alias Wooden Joe, as a petty receiver of stolen property, and encourager of petty larceny ; and Thomas Desmond whose unaccountable hardihood we have already had repeated occasion to notice for absconding from Kings Town and travelling in on foot through the bush.

1810 - Bligh sailed off into the sunset for Old Blighty, with witnesses for the court martial of George Johnston who dared deprive the rum-soaked colony of Bligh's leadership....

1810 -  George Caley and his Aboriginal guide and plant collector Daniel Moowattin from Parramatta sailed for England aboard the frigate HMS Hindostan.
Another passenger was the deposed governor William Bligh.

1812 - Daniel Moowattin returned to Sydney from London. Within two weeks he sold a fowling piece given to him by botanist Robert Brown, bought a jug of peach cider and ran  into the bush.

1823 - Servant Samuel Coleman per 'Morley' was permitted to pass to Pennington's farm on first branch of the Hunter's River.

1824 - Sir George Arthur rocked up to Tassie on board the Adrian (that's a ship, not a bawdy game with his valet) to pluck up his appointment a...

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23:36

In which the pond returns, and what better way to celebrate than by downing a stiff Polonial prattle or two ... "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


Jawohl, mein Fhrer, the pond can walk again, and returns to follow your orders through thick and thin

What's that, the reptiles and the ABC is the first order of the day, and the finest way to start a meditative weekend, and our man Polonius is at it again?

Why certainly, and while the pond's away, oh how the reptiles in the social media did play


Soft, on yonder hill, is that prattling Polonius at it again? Will his aberrant, bizarre disorder, known only to specialists as abcurstitis, be on view again?


What indeed is the point of anything? What is the point of prattling Polonius and his eternal compulsive fascination and revulsion with the ABC, a form of morbid fixation which must surely be considered a clinical condition by now?

Please allow the pond to suggest a warm-up by jumping in the pond time machine and heading back to The Age, 27th September 1994. 

Yes children, there was a time when Melbourne was blessed by the infinite wisdom of a special Sydney visitor, though now the pagans live in a condition of savage barbarity and philistinism which earns them the eternal wrath of a Melbourne winter! (Click on is advised for anyone wanting to waste their time).

...

23:20

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Van - NORTH SYDNEY Warringah Fwy at High St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentNorth Sydney Warringah Fwy at High St
BREAKDOWN Van
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Started today 7:20am
Light traffic conditions. 

21:40

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car - VILLAWOOD Woodville Rd at Tangerine St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - South
IncidentVillawood Woodville Rd at Tangerine St
ACCIDENT Car
...
Started today 5:32am, last checked today 5:40am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

18:00

SparkLabs Launches Its Smart Planet Fund as the First Startup Accelerator Security Token Offering "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

SparkLabs Group , which has the largest accelerator network in Asia and operates global venture capital funds, has launched the first startup accelerator security token offering through their Smart City & Smart Planet Fund.  SparkLabs has engaged with Argon Group, a leading digital finance advisory firm, to launch this new offering.

Individual and institutional investors across the globe will be able to invest into this new fund offering that will equally invest into SparkLabs IoT & Smart City accelerator fund and SparkLabs Cultiv8 fund, which is an agtech, food tech and sustainability accelerator.

SparkLabs IoT & Smart City accelerator is a primary innovation partner for Songdo, South Koreas $35 billion smart city built from the ground up. SparkLabs Cultiv8 accelerator is a primary partner with the Government of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries for an agtech, foodtech and sustainability accelerator. The local government has given access to over 13,000 hectares (32,123 acres) of experimental farmland and 25 world-class research stations (i.e. fisheries, water, biosecurity, food safety) in Australia.

SparkLabs has been very conservative in our approach and viewpoints on the cryptocurrency space and token offerings.  We have been concerned that many utility tokens are in fact securities and have viewed this space with some trepidation.  After meticulous diligence, we have now decided to jump into the pool a bit with a security token offering that we believe is conservative and provides a better understanding for venture capitalists on how this can affect our industry in the years to come, stated Jimmy Kim, Co-founder of SparkLabs Group and former CFO of Nexon (South Koreas largest online gaming company).  Additionally, Mr. Kims most recent startup, N3N, was Ciscos first IoT investment.

The SparkLabs token is not a utility token and is simply a smart contract that represents an investors (Limited Partners) equity into its fund vehicle that will have equal holdings in start-up companies that are associated with SparkLabs IoT & Smart City Accelerator in Songdo, South Korea and SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator in Orange, Australia.

We believe our Smart City & Smart Planet Fund allows people across the globe to invest into two accelerator funds that can truly change the world in terms of urban innovation, innovation in agriculture, and how we interact with our planet. Both accelerators have excellent partners, such as Australias Government of....

16:51

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car - NORTH RYDE Lane Cove Rd at Coxs Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentNorth Ryde Lane Cove Rd at Coxs Rd
ACCIDENT Car
...
Started today 12:43am, last checked today 12:51am
Impact: Impact Road closed in southbound direction.

16:15

Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


Meeting the narrow test of legality is not a licence to be a bastard  [Journalist Peter Hartcher writing  about corporations in The Canberra Times, 5 May 2018]


budget's forecasts and projections, prepared by that well-known Italian economist, Rosie Scenario [Economics editor Ross Gittens writing in The Sydney Morning Herald about Federal Budget 2018-19, 8 May 2018]

16:07

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - MASCOT M5 East Mwy at General Holmes Dr "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentMascot M5 East Mwy at General Holmes Dr
BREAKDOWN Car
...
Started today 12:07am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 westbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

14:29

Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell!

They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth-century. She grew up with folk music in the 60s, she railed against injustice in the 70s, she put feelings into song in the 80s and reinvented herself in the 90s. Joni Mitchell continues to gather accolades, including nine Grammy awards, entry to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Canadas highest civilian honour, the Companion of the Order of Canada. Meanwhile, the depth and imagination of this heart-on-sleeve songwriter has continued to inspire artists as diverse as Prince, Madonna, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock and Bjork.

This July, five unique Australian voices will come together to express just how much this songwriting legend means to them in Both Sides Now Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell. It is a powerful line-up  Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry,backed by an outstanding 12 piece band, live on the stages of the Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne. Audiences can look forward to all those unforgettable songs  Big Yellow Taxi, Both Sides Now and Blue; Woodstock, Circle Game, A Case Of You  songs that have become part of our lives.

Both Sides Now is a concert not just for Joni fans but for anyone who loves real music, sung from the heart.

What: Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Music of Joni Mitchell

When: Sunday 15th July 2018

Where: Sydn...

14:00

Vivid Music 2018 Bandaluzia Flamenco "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture and artistry. Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist Paco is also revered for his ability as an acompaniest in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) and (dance), where he has performed with Flamencos most significant artists including Beni de Cdiz, Juan Moneo El Torta, Miguel Flores El Capullo de Jerez, Tomasa Guerrero La Macanita, Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla (Spain), Casa de la Msica, Moscow (Russia) etc

BANDALUZIA is an acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA nominated guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT. Bandaluzia was recently invited to perform at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival and was awarded The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe at The Sydney Fringe Festival. In 2014 Bandaluzia performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney. Known for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia.

Now experience Bandaluzia at Vivid Music 2018 this June with featured flamenco dancer the brilliant ROSALIE COCCHIARO! Rosalie began her dance training at age 3 studying ballet on a scholarship for 12 years. She began her flamenco dance training with Diana Reyes in 1998 and performed with her company before moving to Spain. She returned to Australia in 2013 after living and performing in Madrid for 10 years. There she studie...

13:38

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car - EASTLAKES Wentworth Ave at Southern Cross Dr "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentEastlakes Wentworth Ave at Southern Cross Dr
ACCIDENT Car
...
Started today 9:38pm
Impact: Impact Eastbound traffic affected.

12:54

Global Tourism Causes 10th of All Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Submitted via IRC for Runaway1956

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney shows that global tourism, a trillion-dollar industry, contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions and its carbon footprint is expanding rapidly.

Domestic and international tourism account for eight percent of total worldwide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, researchers have found.

The study was based on data from 189 countries around the globe. It showed that the industry's carbon footprint was driven mainly by demand for energy-intensive air travel.

"Tourism is set to grow faster than many other economic sectors," with revenue projected to swell by four percent annually through 2025, said lead-author Arunima Malik, a researcher at The University of Sydney's business school.

Source: https://www.rt.com/business/426248-global-tourism-greenhouse-emissions/


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11:20

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Truck, Pedestrian - WINDSOR Bridge St on Windsor Bridge "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentWindsor Bridge St on Windsor Bridge
ACCIDENT Truck, Pedestrian
...
Started today 7:20pm
Attending: Emergency service(s)
Advice:

09:21

Can Threats of Litigation Silence Truth? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Chelmsford Hospital

by Felicity Hingston

A buzzfeed article in March, 2018 about doctors suing author Steve Cannane for defamation got my attention. Why, oh why, would the doctors sue? This only brings their names back into the limelight after some success in disappearing. The two doctors are John Herron and John Gil.

Two doctors who worked at a Sydney hospital embroiled in the deep sleep therapy scandal of the 1960s and 70s are suing ABC journalist Steve Cannane [and his publisher, HarperCollins] over his Walkley-shortlisted book about Scientology in Australia.

...

09:19

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car and Boat Trailer - HOLROYD M4 Mwy approaching Church St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentHolroyd M4 Mwy approaching Church St
BREAKDOWN Car and Boat Trailer
...
Started today 4:55pm, last checked today 5:19pm
Impact: Impact 1 eastbound lane(s) closed (breakdown lane).

09:03

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT 2 cars - CABRAMATTA Cabramatta Rd at Bowden St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - South
IncidentCabramatta Cabramatta Rd at Bowden St
ACCIDENT 2 cars
...
Started today 5:03pm
Impact: Impact Traffic affected in both directions.

09:02

Thank Folk Its Friday 11th May "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week Cosmic Wink Jess Williamson Bandcamp Lost Souls Loreena McKennitt iTunes The Prodigal Son Ry Cooder iTunes Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders w/ The Weather Station Saturday 12th []

08:00

The Weekend Quiz May 12-13, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blogs I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. If a nation has an external deficit and household saving increases as a proportion of disposable income then the government cannot run a fiscal surplus without output falling.



2. Politics aside, the US central bank could still increase interest rates even if the US government instructed it to directly purchase treasury debt to facilitate the national governments fiscal deficit.



3. A continuous fiscal deficit leads to public spending building up which while not a problem in the short-run, increases the long-run inflation risk faced by the economy.



...

07:47

Sports journalist Rupert Guinness on Crossing the Line Tuesday 15 May "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Award-winning sports journalist Rupert Guinness is best-known for his compelling coverage of cycling, rowing and rugby. He has covered the Tour de France 15 times. In 2001, he was awarded a Walkley Award commendation in 2001 for his inside story on the 1999/2000 Sydney to Hobart yacht race for The Australian. He is also a bestselling author, penning 14 sports-related books.

Ruperts love of sport isnt just writing-related, however. He is also a former triathlete, club cyclist and elite lightweight rower. In 2017, he was one of the riders who had to abandon the IndiPac race after cyclist Mike Hall was tragically killed. This year, he and 50+ other riders retraced the route from Freemantle to Sydney in an incredible 28-day trip.

This coming Tuesday, 15 May, at 3pm, Rupert joins GT on Crossing the Line to talk about his family history, his journalistic career, the books that are currently keeping him busy, and what its really like to cycle across the Nullabor.

Rupert Guiness EastsideFM

Rupert Guinness talks to GT (and a giraffe) for Crossing the Line on Eastside FM

 

The post Sports journalist Rupert Guinness on Crossing the Line Tuesday 15 May appeared first on 89.7 Eastside FM.

07:28

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Fawcett St, Glenfield "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Fawcett St, Glenfield, NSW 2167
COUNCIL AREA: Campbelltown
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 11 May 2018 13:50

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Bay St, Mosman "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Bay St, Mosman, NSW 2088
COUNCIL AREA: Mosman
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Fire and Rescue NSW
UPDATED: 11 May 2018 13:28

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Berowra Waters "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Calabash Bay
COUNCIL AREA: Hornsby
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Assist Other Agency
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: NSW Ambulance
UPDATED: 11 May 2018 13:59

04:16

Spring Hill and Lucknow: Village residents will have reason to smile with pipelines water "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Spring Hill and Lucknow residents will soon have reason to smile when they switch to Oranges fluoride-enriched water system.

The 61-kilometre Orange-to-Carcoar pipeline will be commissioned in the coming weeks after a year-long construction process which was delayed by a costly vandalism attack in July last year.

The bore water currently supplied to both villages does not contain fluoride, and Orange mayor Reg Kidd said residents would benefit from tapping into Oranges supply, as the fluoridation process was a safe and effective way of preventing dental decay.

It is unlikely residents will notice a difference in the water as commissioning occurs when water from the Orange supply is slowly added to the existing Spring Hill and Lucknow supply, Cr Kidd said.

Both systems produce high-quality drinking water, but there are benefits to using the Orange supply.

The new system in place is more reliable than the existing bore water supplies in the villages and it is treated to a higher quality.

Cr Kidd said residents of the villages were fortunate to be getting access to some of the highest quality water in the state, having won the Water Industry Operations Association of Australia NSW water taste test in 2015.

The $21.21 million pipeline project was delayed in 2017 when vandals drilled holes in plastic sewer pipes that were on the roadside, waiting to be laid into the ground. There was also hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage inflicted on the projects machinery in the attack.

The pipeline, which was jointly funded by the NSW government, Orange City Council and Central Tablelands Water, uses steel pipes placed in underground trenches between one and two metres deep.

The majority of the pipeline was built adjacent to road corridors, with only small sections on private land, and includes pump stations to enable two-way water transfers.

Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said the project will improve water security across a large area of Central West NSW, having flow on benefits to businesses, individuals and farms in the region.

*Original article online at.........

03:20

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HAZARD Tarpaulin - WAHROONGA M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) near Alexandria Pde "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentWahroonga M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) near Alexandria Pde
HAZARD Tarpaulin
...
Started today 11:20am
Impact: Impact Northbound traffic affected.

02:18

South Australian Parliament debating law to protect whistleblowers "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

SA parliament to debate whistleblower laws http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/sa-whistleblower-laws-to-be-debated/news-story/8185705eee839b9c9b9277c456641777

A law shielding South Australian journalists from liability for refusing to reveal their sources will be tabled in state parliament.

Whistleblowers may soon have stronger protections under a bill introduced to parliament in South Australia.

The Liberal government on Thursday introduced legislation to shield journalists from criminal or civil liability if they do not disclose the identity of their sources when the information is in the public interest.

This legislation enhances the publics right to know by encouraging whistleblowers to come forward on the understanding that journalists will not be forced to disclose their identity in a court of law, Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said.

The proposed legislation would make the default rule that journalists cannot be compelled to answer a question or produce a document that may disclose the identity of an informant.

I anticipate it will be a very rare day that a court will deem revealing the identity of the informant is necessary to protect the public interest, Ms Chapman said.

...

01:40

What Disqualifies or Exempts a Person from Serving as a Juror in NSW? "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The rules relating to jury service in New South Wales are primarily regulated by the Jury Act 1977. Section 5 provides that every person who is enrolled as an elector for the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales is qualified and liable to serve as a juror. However, the provision is subject to section 6

The post What Disqualifies or Exempts a Person from Serving as a Juror in NSW? appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

00:00

Ryde Armenians solidarity with motherlands democracy movement "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

RYDES Armenian-speaking community held a pro-democracy rally at West Rydes community hall on Monday night. The rally follows massive pro-democracy demonstrations in the Armenian capital [more]

The post Ryde Armenians solidarity with motherlands democracy movement appeared first on The Weekly Times.

00:00

TWT Exclusive: Dominello seeks freeze on Ryde High-Rise madness "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Ryde MP and NSW Finance Minister Victor Dominello has announced that he is appealing to the Minister for Planning and the Greater Sydney Commission to [more]

The post TWT Exclusive: Dominello seeks freeze on Ryde High-Rise madness appeared first on The Weekly Times.

00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

00:00

To THE POINT with MARK ALLERTON: Joubert Singers celebrate with Concerts "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

IN 2018 the Joubert Singers have been singing together as Hunters Hills community choir for 25 years. The Joubert Singers began in 1993 as a [more]

The post To THE POINT with MARK ALLERTON: Joubert Singers celebrate with Concerts appeared first on The Weekly Times.

Thursday, 10 May

19:30

PR: Skrumble Network Crowdfunding Sells out in 1 Hour with the Help of LEEKICO and Announces First Exchange Listing "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Skrumble Network Crowdfunding Sells out in 1 Hour with the Help of LEEKICO and Announces First Exchange Listing

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Sydney, Australia LEEKICO, a one-stop-service ICO platform, successfully supported Skrumble Network (SKM), a project aiming to solve the data ownership crisis with a secure blockchain and application, in completing its highly anticipated token sale on May 5th, 2018. With LEEKICOs support, Skrumble Network (SKM) reached their hard cap of 20,000 ETH, securing about $15 Million USD.

Following the incredible success of their public sale, Skrumble Network announced via their 48,000 members Telegram group that theyll be exclusive main board listing on the Gate.io exchange starting on May 10th, 2018.

Skrumble Network (SKM) is a completely new and innovative blockchain and application that centers on creating the most secure connections for communication possible. Skrumble Network addresses the issues with current centralized communication systems that pose data security challenges, solves issues with data ownership and creates a safe haven for marginalized communication who seek free discussion and trusted connections.

Our users desire a secure community where they can feel comfortable enough sharing their personal data and wont need to worry about who else has access to it, because no one else will, says Skrumble Network Co-Founder Eric Lifson. It is our mission to give users back ownership of their data, and we could not have done it without the incredible support from our partnership with LEEKICO to help us run the token sale while we focus on this mission.

Skrumble Network is an open source community-driven blockchain and application which will allow users to perform communication and financial transactions more securely as well as build their...

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