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Sunday, 19 August

19:40

Parents selectively aborting children based on their gender We need to know the sex. If its a girl we are going to terminate it "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Sonographs often used to determine sex of baby so the girls can be killed

It is a moment burned into the memory of a veteran sonographer.

A number of years ago, the sonographer was asked by a couple at their scan around 12 weeks to tell them the gender of their developing baby.

They said something along the lines of We need to know the sex, because if its a girl we are going to terminate it, they said.

You have to deal with things like terminal cancer and miscarriages when youre working as a sonographer. But this occasion, it still sickens me to this day.

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Parents selectively aborting children based on their gender

New Australian research, revealed this month, has indicted that a group of parents could be aborting female babies because of a preference for sons. Its led to questions over whether it is necessary to provide parents with early information about the sex of their fetuses.

Already, many obstetricians and sonographers dont routinely provide gender information at the 12-week scan when people can still readily access abortion, largely because its not always accurate and there is rarely any medical purpose. Yet there is an unwillingness to follow in the path of China and India, where abortion of female foetuses is a well-identified problem, and there are bans on early gender reveals.

Advances in science and technology mean Australians are now able to find out the sex of their baby from as early as 10 weeks, via a blood test that also screens for chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome. Others may find out their babys sex during an ultrasound around the 12-week mark.

While ultrasound providers have different protocols on whether they reveal the gender of the baby at the first scan, its the stance of the Australasian Sonographers Association that they should play no part in the debate around gender selection.

The associations chief executive, Jodie Long, said if the sonographer was confident in being able to identify the gender, then they would provide that information if asked.

What the parents do with information is not for the sonographer to determine, she said

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18:02

Please watch this video from Victoria Police. Someone must know who this man is. "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is Chloe and she has bravely shared her story in the hope that someone may recognise the offender who raped and assaulted her. We urge you to watch this and please share to bring Chloe justice. pic.twitter.com/nWSNkhRwSQ Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) August 18, 2018

17:30

Julie Bishop's video on the importance of funding other countries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today on #WorldHumanitarianDay we recognise those on the front line of humanitarian efforts. This years theme is #NotATarget - Australia condemns those who target civilians and humanitarian workers in conflict pic.twitter.com/ki3Wm4D1CE Julie Bishop (@JulieBishopMP) August 19, 2018

17:24

Londons Met Police facial recognition trial proves to be a farce "IndyWatch Feed National"

THE METROPOLITAN POLICES controversial facial recognition trial has proved fruitless, with the force revealing it has resulted in no arrests.

The equipment was positioned on a prominent pedestrian bridge in a bid to identify criminals using autonomous technology.

Critics asked the Met not to use it and cited human rights laws, believing the use of facial recognition systems constituted an invasion of privacy. But the police went on using the system regardless.

However, it didnt prove to be a particularly useful crime-ghting tool, as Scotland Yard noted the system didnt contribute to a single arrest, although it remained tight-lipped on how many people were agged for questioning.

This deployment formed an important part of ongoing trials and a full review of its use will take place once they have been completed, explained Detective Superintendent Bernie Galopin.

It is important to note all the faces on the watch list used during the deployment were of people wanted by the Met and the courts for violence-related offences."

If the technology generated an alert to signal a match, police ocers on the ground reviewed the alert and carried out further checks to conrm the identity of the individual. All alerts against the watchlist will be deleted after 30 days and faces in the database that did not generate an alert were deleted immediately.

Scotland Yard said the Stratford operation would be overt, with police informing passers-by of the  cameras presence, both audibly and with leaets. But that would require busy Londoners to actually notice the signs.

Meanwhile privacy activists, including the advocacy group Liberty, have denounced the scheme, with some dubbing it staggeringly inaccurate.

Its not hard to see why activists are so vehemently opposed. In May, it was found that a shocking 98% of the Mets facial recognition technology was inaccurate. Not only would this serve to embroil innocent people in criminal cases, but it could lead police to prematurely relinquish dangerous suspects.

Even when the false positives are omitted from the system, the ethical dilemma endures.

Source: Computer Shopper, Issue 368.

16:14

Palau: China weaponizing tourism to push allies away from Taiwan "IndyWatch Feed National"

Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.

Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status.

As China extends its influence across the Pacific, Palau is one of Taipeis 18 remaining allies worldwide and is under pressure to switch allegiances, officials and business people there say.

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There is an ongoing discussion about China weaponizing tourism, said Jeffrey Barabe, owner of Palau Central Hotel and Palau Carolines Resort in Koror. Some believe that the dollars were allowed to flow in and now they are pulling it back to try and get Palau to establish ties diplomatically.

In the commercial center of Koror, the Chinese pullback is obvious. Hotel blocks and restaurants stand empty, travel agencies are boarded and boats which take tourists to Palaus green, mushroom shaped Rock Islands are docked at the piers.

Prior to the ban, Chinese tourists accounted for about half the visitors to Palau. Of the 122,000 visitors in 2017, 55,000 were from China and 9,000 from Taiwan, official data showed.

Chinese investors had also gone on a buying frenzy, building hotels, opening businesses and securing large swathes of prime coastal real estate.

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The decline since the ban was announced has been so sharp, charter airline Palau Pacific Airways announced in July it would terminate flights to China, four hours away, from the end of this month.

The Chinese government was putting an effort to slow or stop tourists going to Palau, said the Taiwanese-controlled airline, which has experienced a 50 percent fall in bookings since the China restrictions began.

China has previously used its tourism clout as a diplomatic tool, last year halting tours to South Korea after Seoul installed a controversial U.S. missile defense system.

Asked if designating Palau an illegal destination was a way....

15:08

Great Barrier Reef Politics "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.  It has been mined, mauled, drained, farmed, deforested and despoiled at a rate that was only restrained by the size of its small but rapacious populace.  When environmental matters have made an appearance, they have done so with a veil of political opportunism.  Few typify this more than Labors environment minister Senator Graham Richardsons efforts regarding the Tasmanian forests.  To win over the conservation-minded voter in marginal, city-based seats, it was good to go green at least for a bit.

The Great Barrier Reef has not been exempt from the political tussles of a troubled environmental conscience.  Its monumental size, and its status as an ecological wonder meant little in the late 1960s, when the appetite for development mattered most.  In 1967, it seemed to be facing imminent destruction, another casualty of a predatory mining industry keen for new conquests.  The state of Queensland had elected a National Party government hungry to exploit the environments wares.

As local tour operator Alistair Pike explained to the ABC, We had a fairly full-on development oriented government and mate, if they couldnt drill it, mine it, chop it down or whatever, they really didnt want to know about it.  It took characters such as that feted rat bag of an activist, rogue of action and Mission Beach artist John Bsst to bring angered but focused attention on threats to bulldoze Ellison Reef.  An impeccably connected person, he had the ear of Australian prime minister and fellow diver Harold Holt.  A cast of characters were duly mobilised: the CSIRO forester Len Webb, and president of the Queensland Wildlife Society Judith Wright became enthusiastic and un-phased recruits.

In the Australian environmental conscience, this gorgeously freakish wonder of ecology has been seen in isolation, its problems a local provenance and interest rather than a global phenomenon of ailing.  As the earth continues is warming push, earthbound, and very terrestrially unimaginative politicians have been attempting to treat the Reefs woes as separately resolvable from the broader challenges of climate change.

Little wonder, then, that a problem viewed in such limited terms could be duly remedied by donations without tender, lump sum payments without review.  Narrowly viewed problems tend to lead to narrowly devised solutions.  Such was the nature of the Turnbull governments $...

14:42

Turnbull "Everything I've done on energy, I've done to reduce prices, always have, every single thing...just you wait and see....nothing about reductions, or Paris "IndyWatch Feed National"

With apologies to Joe Hildebrand who hit the gibberer's nail on the head - more gibberish from the gibberer-in-chief - the lying, dissembling, disingenuous, conceited, unctuous, verbose bumpick who's temporarily Prime Minister. Blah di Blah di Blah - he's keeping more gas in Australia or something.

14:15

From our SASR mates - thanks for your service gentlemen "IndyWatch Feed National"

I have two SASR mates called Kevin - this is from one of them! You know who you are and thank you for your service men. "They are the best in the world" Well said Roger Hayden, US Seal Team Legend. Proud to have been trained, served and worked with...

13:22

Indonesian kindergarten, under auspices of Indo military march for "Jihad with the Messenger of Allah to increase the Faith" "IndyWatch Feed National"

I want to be clear up front. The Indonesian military command has apologised for this. But it happened and no one stopped it. The children had prepared for Merdeka - Indonesia's Independence Day, 18 August 2018. The 'uniforms' and props were already stored in the kindergarten. This is East Java,...

12:13

ABC poll >100,000 people on Anning speech - majority say nothing to apologise for "IndyWatch Feed National"

From Senator Fraser Anning today: ABC News and ABC Brisbane did recent polls with 65,000 and 38,400 people voting respectively. The overwhelming majority of people (60% and 75%) agreed that I have nothing to apologise for in my recent speech which called for an immigration plebiscite. I think the Canberra...

12:01

W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE 18 August 2018 Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani ~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab ~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title ~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title ~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent ~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA, Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the native title system, and fails to address their right as Indigenous people to free, prior and informed consent, which is at the heart of their action. Mr Adrian Burragubba, one of five applicants in the case, and W&J cultural leader says: We are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out extinguishing our native title in any part of our land. Once native title is gone, it is gone forever. It would be a travesty for the Government to wipe out our title for Adani. If Queensland can stop them dredging the Reef before Adani has money, or pull the pin on $1 billion NAIF funding, they can surely protect our rights to our land. They must not hand a private corporation land title at our expense, based on discriminatory laws. The Queensland Government has a clear choice here, and yesterdays ruling in no way forces them to proceed to extinguish our native title. Dont be fooled, it is up to the Government what happens next. Adani cant be trusted; how can they say they respect the rights, history, future intentions and requests of the traditional owners? We are Traditional Owners, we are the people from that land, and they have never respected our decisions, or our right to free prior informed consent, or our aspirations to care for our ancestral country. They split our people for their own ends and then try to claim they care. They should walk away in shame for all the damage they have done. Ms Linda Bobongie, another applicant and chairperson of the Traditional Owners Council, says: While we respect the decisions of the courts, we arent satisfied by this judgement and will work with our legal team to prepare an appeal to a higher court. We know the Queensland Government has no obligation to act on extinguishment for Adani. They should wait until all our appeals are exhausted. We held out hope for this legal avenue, but anticipated a conservative judgement within the Native Title system, and were prepared for the decision. Our Council has vowed to continue to defend our lands and waters from Adanis destruction. We call on Adani to immediately withdraw from this damaging project on our land. No administrative decisions that block our rights will stop us standing our ground to defend and protect Wangan a...

11:56

TCK LIVE: (PLANET X) WILL HAWAII, PHILIPPINES & AUSTRALIA SINK? "IndyWatch Feed National"

TCK LIVE (REPLAY, AUGUST 18TH) WILL HAWAII, PHILIPPINES & AUSTRALIA SINK? TCK LIVE (AUGUST 18TH, 2018) W/ DR. KEVIN BRYANT & TERRAL BLACKSTAR TOPICS INCLUDE: FAKE SISTER LUCIA FOLLOWUP PEDO CRISIS & MASONRY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM GONE LOONY LATEST EARTH CHANGES NEW SAFE ZONES UPDATED WILL AUSTRALIA, HAWAII & ISLAND NATIONS SINK? WE ARE SEEING ANOMALIES []

11:16

The To the Stars Academy, and 'Ed's' metal sample "IndyWatch Feed National"

Background

On the 26 July 2018, the website of the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) announced the commencement of their A.D.A.M. Project. This project was stated to be '...an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation.'

TTSA also announced that it had '...established a contract with EarthTech International Inc....to evaluate the properties of the available materials.'

Introduction


'Ed's' material

Also on 15 August 2018, on the TTSA Facebook page, a user named John Solo Giamundo  had shared a link to the TTSA ADAM Project's 3 minute video. There was a single comment underneath from  a Kain Baker. Baker posted a link to a page from the Internet Wayback machine. This was originally on the website of the Avalon Foundation. 

The Avalon Foundation site carried a report titled 'Two cases of Unusual Sky-fall Aluminum Metal From Ohio' authored by N A Reiter and Patricia Mason, dated 24 June 2008. One of the two metal samples from Ohio had been found by an individual named "Ed.' It is reasonable to conclude that this is the same Ed that the TTSA collected their sample from in June 2018 as shown on the TTSA video.

'Ed's' story and an analysis

From this 2008 paper:

'The Tiffin, Ohio case - 2003

In March of 2003, Nick Reiter received a phone call from his father Bruce Reiter concerning an interesting bit of news from his old rural neighbourhood, north of Tiffin,Ohio. His father related to Nick that his nearest neighbour 'Ed' - had found a mysterious piece of metal in his side yard, while raking up the last fall's leaves and twigs.

The object had been obscured over the winter by two heavy snowfalls and numerous lesser ones. Ed had no explanation for the irregula...

10:57

It's not that hard @billshortenmp "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to reader RG for doing what Shorten wouldn't. Lest We Forget.

10:10

Here Comes the Avalanche, Part 1: Bodies of the Beaumont Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Beaumont children

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Being a crime reporter is not my job, but in the last month three separate people in South Australia came to me asking me to tell their stories. I am now going to act as reporter for one of them, Rachel McIntyre.

I also wish to announce that the avalanche is now happening. The silly little cabal overplayed its hand bigtime and the world of its members is crashing down on them. They believed it was suffici...

09:23

FixedIt: Amazing hubby is not how you describe a man charged with murdering his family "IndyWatch Feed National"

BBC World took the hes such a good guy narrative to the next level yesterday by describing Chris Watts as an amazing hubby in the headline of a story about him being charged with murdering his pregnant wife Shannen and two daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three.

The headline was changed after an instant twitter backlash, but nothing is ever gone from the internet. Changing a headline because your readers react with disgust is a step in the right direction, but you still have to wonder about the process that led to someone writing the headline, subbing it, editing it and posting it on twitter when no one in that process either noticed or mentioned that maybe this was not an accurate description of a man charged with murdering his wife and two children.

The amazing hubby quote came from Shanenn Watts social media posts about her husband. Maybe if you wanted to put the best possible interpretation on the original headline, you might wonder if the BBC was attempting to show that men who appear to be loving husbands and good guys can still wind up on a murder charge. But the Good Guy narrative is far too common, its almost embedded into media reporting on men who kill their families although, of course, it never almost applies to men of colour or to men who kill women they dont know.

In 2012, then Australian Press Council Chair David Weisbrot spoke about the Good Guy reporting on men who kill their partners and children:

Its pretty irrelevant to the story, and you would never include information like that in a story about an alleged armed robber, or an alleged terrorist. Yet there is that tradition in a lot of family violence coverage.

It will be up to the court to determine Watts guilt or innocence but in the meantime journalists should be past the point where they need to create a sympathetic portrait of him on the day he was charged with murder.

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03:17

FIRE-EARTH Report: Thailand, PNG, NZ, Indonesia, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

CJ IGE OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Report 081802 Countries in Focus: Thailand, PNG, NZ, Indonesia, Australia Report 081802 prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science and affiliated scientists. Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH DIRECTIVES, ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. . . . . . .

00:22

I step on your cross: Muslim leader in Australia says his group not required to comply with Australian laws "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mustapha Kara-Ali is basing his claim to be above Australian law on Australian law: The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 stipulates that when it is carrying out religious activities that are related to the practice, study, teaching or propagation of its religious beliefs, or other activities ancillary to them Diwan Al []

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23:01

Australian anti-war journalist banned from Twitter for anti-McCain tweet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place. Johnstone, a self-described "bogan socialist" and critic of imperialism, had over 33,000 followers on Twitter when she got banned - apparently over a post criticizing McCain earlier this week. Being both vocally anti-Russian and a critic of President Donald Trump, McCain is a figure popular with both the NeverTrump conservatives and #Resistance liberals. The hawkish Republican has battled brain cancer for over a year. Johnstone's tweet said that McCain "devoted his entire political career to slaughtering as many human beings as possible at every opportunity." She then added that "the world will be improved when he finally dies." Comment: McCain is a warmongering psychopath and certainly won't be missed when he departs this planet for good.

22:28

Journalist Shane Dowling to be sentenced to possible jail for criticizing a judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford "IndyWatch Feed National"

I will be sentenced on Wednesday the 22nd of August and possibly jailed for contempt of court for saying something in court that was critical of a Supreme Court of NSW judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford. I cannot say what I said as there is a suppression order and bail conditions stopping me from doing []

21:49

Now is the time to pull out all stops preventing the removal of Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed National"

The treasonous Liberal party-room has endorsed the Labor-lite NEG. There must now be a grassroots revolt like 2009. pic.twitter.com/3QeRMIcCUi StopTurnbullcom (@Stop_Turnbull) August 14, 2018

21:34

Reader: Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Asian Insider

Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship


What is feeling products?

Nice number, Fast track service likes ID, Passport, Car plates number, fast completion service like 24 hour Passport, ID card, 1 year fast track to citizenship.

There is already that type of products/services on the market but mostly on black market/corruption & appear on very small nations.

The World heading from National to Global Earth, but you still must keep traditional practice, you must separate the bad & the good things.

You must separate the original people & the immigrant people. But by what?

From the Passport, National Identity Card!

There are two types of Nation on Earth now:

- The original where white, black, yellow like the Asia, Europe, Africa, South America.

- And the second one is the immigrant regions like: North America, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, you can count some nation as semi-immigrant like the Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom.

The first type especially in Europe are being take advantage of by the stupid group like what happening in the UK, France, Sweden, Germany, etc.

The future is global one but at least in next 30-40 years you must separate the original people versus the immigrant people by add new line in the Passport: From: Original/Immigrant.

You can check that by just the skin color, language, family lineage.

What about Immigrant Nation?

They must start allowing dual citizenships, but they must raise the standard to become citizenship like: must own a house/flat. It is so stupid to see...

18:28

Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian-based Demand Film has released a new virtual currency to reward users who promote and watch movie trailers. Demand Film is officially releasing the cryptocurrency, known as Screencreds, before the company launches in Germany next Tuesday. The new digital coin is the latest example of how digital currencies and blockchain technology are making waves in Continued

The post Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts appeared first on CCN

18:25

My letter to Bill Shorten about his political party's logo on Vietnam War commemorations "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dear Mr Shorten, I applaud you on your personal effort in commemorating Australia's veterans who fought for our country and in particular those who were killed by the enemy in the Vietnam War. However, could I please make one simple request? Would you please consider reworking your commemorative artwork to...

18:09

Australian parliamentarian calls for plebiscite on immigration levels "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian parliamentarian, Senator Hansen, has called for a plebiscite on immigration levels to this country. "In the decade to 2016 the Australian population increased by 3.5 million, 60% of which was from overseas migration. Given the impact a continuing population growth of this same order will have on already over-stretched infrastructure particularly, in our major cities, a national plebiscite should be held at the time of the next general election to allow the people of Australia to express their opinion.  The plebiscite will ask Australian their views on continuing with the current high rate of migration. The Plebiscite (Future Migration Level)Bill 2018 (the Bill) would establish the legislative framework for a compulsory, in-person vote in a national plebiscite that would ask Australians, in view of the level of population increase from migration in the ten years to 2016: Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?"

Title

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

[Source of original document is http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fs1138_ems_1c67dd91-e787-4a21-90ce-1726d0200315%22]

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

(Circulated

by authority of Senator Hanson)

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17:56

Disgracebook: Work With Us or Die "IndyWatch Feed National"

According to witnesses who were present at the meeting a private conversation with Australian news publishers and broadcasters, Facebooks head of news partnerships told the group that if they do not work with Facebook that their businesses would die.

The comment is totally at odds with the effect that Facebook claims to have on journalism. At the meeting, the Facebook executive in question had been speaking about revitalizing journalism, and later stated that our goal at Facebook what the team works on every day with publishers and reporters around the world is to help journalism succeed and thrive, both on our platform and off.

Although Facebook has demonstrated a pattern of removing or blocking content from its website, the news last week that Alex Jones InfoWars media outlet had been removed from a number of social media platforms (including Facebook) has caused renewed interest in the topic of internet censorship. It has also highlighted the market dominance of Facebook, Google and YouTube, which collectively with the mainstream media, now control a dangerous proportion of the information consumers are accessing.

It is noteworthy that Australias competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is currently investigating whether Facebook and Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment o...

17:03

Child abuse, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical law not working "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pope Francis I and child abuse survivor Peter Saunders when he joined papal commission in 2014

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.

Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.

In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.

Soon, the powerful cardinal George Pell will also have to stand trial in Melbourne. Recently, the Australian was the number three man in the Vatican, and he seemed untouchable.

Many Chilean clergy are accused of absuse and the covering....

17:01

PERTH Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told .

August 17, 2018 at 05:30PM .

who has not yet entered pleas to two charges of intent to do grievous bodily harm, will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court for a committal mention,

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.mandurahmail.com.au/story/5592609/smart-st-mall-attacker-has-anger-issues-court-told/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEOH2hwVAKKaADfdscWPwFY9AEq8w

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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17:01

PERTH Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA .

August 17, 2018 at 01:45PM .

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 17 August 2018. The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.miragenews.com/man-charged-with-additional-historical-child-sexual-offences-wa/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF2z2Xj8RCYhHN6NZ2EOq3xXjNp3w

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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PERTH Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA .

August 17, 2018 at 07:54PM .

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday 18 August 2018. The passenger in the vehicle, an 18 year old

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.miragenews.com/charges-re-seville-grove-incident-wa/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEz5STttv8qUmeZKYIHl1G8gNtMuA

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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16:36

W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE

18 August 2018

 

Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani

~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab

~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title

~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title

~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent

~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform

 

In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA,  Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...

16:31

15:43

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles "IndyWatch Feed National"

Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined.

Unprecedented levels of heat have been recorded in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. According to The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) record cold May temperatures were registered in northeastern Canada and the northern Atlantic Ocean, off the southern coast of Greenland. Global temperatures for the first five months of the year were the highest on record for a La Nia year; higher temperatures, lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts.

These extreme weather patterns are the ferocious signs and sights of climate change in 2018, and, because so little is being done to tackle the causes, year on year they become more and more intense. Planet Earth is becoming a world in which the extreme becomes the expected, the disastrous the everyday.

How bad must it get?

The year began with the coldest first week of January on record for numerous cities in eastern America; freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall swept across Europe in March as the Beast From the East hit. Britain was severely affected, with up to three feet of snow in some areas and temperatures down to minus 10C.

Floods have affected East Africa killing dozens of people, tropical cyclones hit Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen and Oman, dust storms killed hundreds in India, and Pakistan had an intense heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40C. Heavy rains and 70 mph winds in Bangladesh caused landslides, deaths and injuries. California had the largest wild fires ever recorded, and down under, Australia is becoming the Land of Drought according to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

A heat wave of unprecedented temperatures scorched Europe and Japan, where 40C (104F) temperatures were recorded, 30 people died and thousands needed medical treatment for heat related conditions. A month earlier Japan had some of the worst floods in its history, more than 200 people lost their lives and almost 2 million people were evacuated; the Caribbean is bracing itself for this years hurricane season, while still recovering from last years devastation, which, the UNFCC say, was the costliest on record.

The list of extreme weather events across the word is endless; extremes that are increasingly normal as the impact of man-made climate change become more and more apparent, and yet little is being done to address the primary causes. How bad does it have to become before substantive action is taken to reverse the terrible damage we are doing t...

15:06

That'd do me for attempted murder "IndyWatch Feed National"

A police officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape yesterday after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton before driving away at high speed. https://t.co/JMw5LIQoSA pic.twitter.com/QhLdqooX02 Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 18, 2018

11:52

Could you solve Chairman Mal's million dollar ideas boom challenges?????? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Turnbull needed programs and examples for his ideas boom. The public servants were scrambled to find them. The graphics above are from just one of the programs. Of course the program has its own logo, staff, premises etc etc etc. ... and of course there's a website. You will laugh...

11:09

MACKAY Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 18, 2018 at 08:52AM ,

Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay

August 18, 2018 at 08:52AM ,

ELEVEN people will face the Mackay Magistrates court after a slew of drug related charges were made in Mackay this week. Police working with the

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11:09

MACKAY Drug Enforcement, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 17, 2018 at 04:22PM ,

Drug Enforcement, Mackay

August 17, 2018 at 04:22PM ,

She was remanded in custody to re-appear on September 6 in the Mackay Magistrates Court. A 24-year-old man from Mackay was arrested and

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MACKAY Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 18, 2018 at 05:52AM ,

Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business

August 18, 2018 at 05:52AM ,

Lirije Citaku, 37, spent around $120,000 through what the Mackay Magistrates Court was told was her gambling addiction, pouring her hard earned

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MACKAY Mackay police officer faces court "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Mackay police officer faces court

August 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

A MACKAY police officer accused of accessing the police computer system data to provide information to others faced Mackay Magistrates Court

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MACKAY Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 15, 2018 at 08:07AM ,

Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session

August 15, 2018 at 08:07AM ,

Luigi Berardi, of West Mackay, pleaded guilty to drink driving in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard he was driving home last month

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10:51

The mountain of debt Malcolm Turnbull will leave us "IndyWatch Feed National"

Turnbull has far surpassed Rudd and Gillard in wasting money. Federal Government debt stands at $531,743,000,000.00. That's $531 billion - more than half a trillion bucks. When Turnbull took over debt was $383BN. He's borrowed an extra $150BN since then. And he's stopped caring about reducing it. On Wednesday next...

09:02

BlackBerry another dodgy corporation defrauding customers and shareholders "IndyWatch Feed National"


When you mention the BlackBerry brand name to people apart from a common response of "are they still around?", it could conjure up thoughts of secure communications of yesteryear.

After all the POTUS (President Of The United States), Barack Obama had one, so it's got to be secure right?


EVEN in the colony called Australia, MPs were issued BlackBerrys where the phones were work-centric with security policies in action.

This had the unfortunate effect of hindering the politicians from playing games and social media distractions during business hours of course, where Apple and Google based operating system phones were installed in order to support the 'needs' of the politicians, to the dismay of the IT support crowd who actually knew a thing or two about security.

Once upon a time RIM (Research In Motion) founded by a Greek engineer Michael Lazaridis,  later becoming BlackBerry was king of the mobile telecommunications world due to new technology enabling email to its mobile devices via proprietary communications which were even operational during a mobile network blackout which proved invaluable to its users during certain scenarios. 

Let's just forget the 4 day global BlackBerry outage where RIM lost $54 million, oops!

...

07:52

How's that Ideas Boom panning out Mr Chairman? "IndyWatch Feed National"

EXHIBIT ONE pic.twitter.com/TmICRUV9uo Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018 EXHIBIT TWO

07:13

Earliest known original colour film of London - taken in 1924 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Beautiful, evocative and moving: This is the earliest known original colour film of London, taken in 1924 - only 5 years after Armistice. pic.twitter.com/En0GGNKNZL BabelColour (@StuartHumphryes) August 16, 2018

07:00

Reverse Alchemy ... STT turns forest gold into more chips and debt "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Even after the 2017 fire sale of the states hardwood plantations, it is without doubt that STT will incur a net debt again over the past financial year. Regardless of what the balance sheet reveals in October, native forest logging in Tasmanian will continue to be a retrograde step both economically and ecologically. So what is the future for this out-dated industry ... ?

06:49

Brian Houston head pastor of Hillsong Global Church should be charged with pedophile protection crimes "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Please listen to Johnny Cash singing Gods gonna cut you down.

 

Brian: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston Head Pastor of Hillsong mega-church: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes recommended by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

06:45

Reviewed! Eroding the Edges of Nature "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Book review by Geoff Holloway: Eroding the Edges of Nature by Kevin Kiernan. Fullers Publishing, Hobart.  ISBN 978-0-6482180-2-9 But tourism can be a double-edged sword. The quest for money that might be earned from tourism has the same potential to result in excess and over-reach as can occur in any other form of commercial enterprise. Its environmental consequences can be severe. An old axiom cautions that tourism is like fire, because while it can cook your food and keep you warm if managed properly, if poorly attended it can also burn down your house. The key determinants of whether good or bad is delivered by tourism are the degree to which the natural, cultural and social values present are recognised an observation that we can only hope all levels of government might heed  

06:30

Did you know ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

How many people know that in mid-summer the very first light of each new day that touches the continental land mass of Australia, does so on the pinnacle of Mount Wellington? The deeply spiritual significance of this is without compare. Do we want that light to illuminate a place that should be sacred to all Australians, or would we rather it lit up a crass commercial project, devised primarily to loot the wallets of visiting tourists ?

05:52

Priests using childrens faith to abuse them "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Victim of priest abuse: Church teaches morality but has none

15 August 2018

Shaun Dougherty talks to CNNs New Day about being sexually abused by a parish priest who was also a teacher at his school, saying the church has a morality problem.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, August 17, 2018

Predator priests abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

PREDATOR priests weaponised victims faith to groom, abuse and rape more than a thousand children over decades in the US state of Pennsylvania, a grand jury investigation has found.

An 884-page report detailed horrors including a priest who tied up a victim with rope in the praying position and then sexually assaulted him with a seven-inch crucifix.

At one rectory, four priests made a boy strip and pose as Jesus on the cross while they took photos. Altar boys were told to serve naked beneath their cassocks as God did not want any man-made clothes during Mass, while a seven-year-old gang-rape victim who went to a priest for help was...

02:13

Why I Believe This Situation With My Dogs Is a Set Up "IndyWatch Feed National"

This was the anonymous complaint made against my dogs:

Yet the Sherriffs dept told me they had never recieved even ONE complaint about my dogs. EVER.

I dont leave my windows open when I am not here due to the break ins I have had. And I dont let them obsessively bark when I AM here. And this complaint was obviously done in August- and since I have had my air conditioner running all summer- logic would dictate that my windows arent open.

I am NOT saying my dogs dont bark. They are dogs and dogs bark- but since my neighbors have all said they rarely hear them- and I live on a dead end street DIRECTLY beside the highway- this anonymous complaint is a lie.

My dogs are NEVER outside without me as someone has tried to poison them twice. The first time was directly preceeded from an email from Doug Mesner who claimed he could do to my dogs whatever he wanted. The Sheriff HAS that email.

And I wont let them bark outside as I usher them in immediately if they do, as they are never outside without me.

In Earling dogs run all over town freely. Mine never have- as I had a 5 ft chain link fence built the day after I moved here.

And as far as problems with other dogs in town- one of the city councils dog bit his neighbors dog, which required stitches.

And the next door neighbor to the city manager- their dog has bit TWO PEOPLE.

Did they loose their dogs? NO- they didnt.

Mine are incredibly loving and gentle- as my neighbors said in their letters. And quiet and well maintained.

And this city attorney- who the Des Moines Register had QUITE the write up about in their watch dog report- has never met me NOR my dogs. But the city manager has- DOZENS of times. She knows EXACTLY what they are like- and what I am like with them.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/readers-watchdog/2015/02/13/readers-watchdog-avoca-fichter/23389525/

There is a nefarious reason behind all of this. The secrecy surrounding it- not letting me speak at the city council (although the entire town knows all about it- probably because many read my blog and the whole town ta...

01:31

Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tralee Snape (above) believes her non-Hodgkins lymphoma was caused by the chemical glyphosate. (ABC Rural: Josh Becker) When a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289.2 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, currently dying of non-Hodgkins lymphoma due to his use of Roundup, it worried some Australian farmers but relieved others. Because a growing number of them want a []

The post Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers appeared first on Health Nut News.

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23:23

#TimeToBackHome Flash-mob: Syria is Waiting for Its Citizens to Come Back "IndyWatch Feed National"

Recently, Syrian activists have launched an incredible campaign, called #TimeToBackHome. Users, among them popular bloggers, local politicians, analysts, and experts, are posting the image tagged #TimeToBackHome on their social media accounts. Those first who supported #TimeToBackHome flash-mob were an independent Australian political economist and writer, internationalist and academic, member of Hands Off Syria, Tim Anderson, []

22:53

Age Of Debauchery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Join Adam for the crazz files podcast to discuss & break down the system around us.
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21:16

JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App "IndyWatch Feed National"

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com has launched a blockable maintenance platform alongside its first application one which digitally monitors corporate bills for among the biggest publicly traded insurers in China. Based on a release on Friday, JD.com said the application moves bill information for Pacific Insurance on a dispersed network at every step of the issuance cycle, automating the process and making it visible to all participants. Invoices, or even commonly referred to like Fapiao in China, play an essential part among businesses in the nation both as a benchmark for book keeping and for taxation purposes. The target of the application, as clarified by the ecommerce giant, would be to increase issuance efficiency and also to streamline the accounting process by maintaining the bill data updated on a dispersed ledger.

The application comes as the primary use case for JD.coms Blockchain Open Platform that was also declared today. The blockchain-as-a service merchandise rolled out months after the company announced its plan for the project in Apr was designed to help companies wishing to develop their very own blockchain applications, including those for monitoring supply chain info, charity donations, certification authentication and property assessment. JD.com has announced several blockchain trial applications within its own company divisions. In Mar, the company partnered with an Australian beef producer to track the distribution chain info import beef on its platform utilizing blockchain technology.

CoinDesk reported in June the JDs financial services arm planned to issue its asset backed securities on a blockchain in partnership with a local bank and a brokerage firm. JD.com image via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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18:51

Threatened-Listed Species And The Proposed Cable Car "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

The debate about the proposed cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington has already been a dismal spectacle of false claims and questionable standards on both sides.  On this site I have already dealt with claims that concern polling or other poll-shaped objects that claim to mention public opinion (see the rolling Polling on the Mt Wellington Cable Car Proposal article and the earlier Public Opinion and the Mt Wellington Cable Car.) 

Now it is time for me to post a new article covering the already suspect claims in the area of threatened species impacts, in the hope of deterring any more threatened species nonsense and encouraging everybody involved to actually do some research.  While this is mainly a psephology site, most of my professional income comes from working on invertebrates of the non-political kind, and I am Tasmania's only living expert on native land snails.  I also have a keen amateur interest in native orchids, and have worked on or surveyed for a range of threatened species of various kinds.

The catalyst for the current burst of threatened species claims is a proposal by the cable car proponent, the Mt Wellington Cableway Co, to have its proposed cable car depart from a site on Main Fire Trail.  This proposal includes a new road from McRobies Gully (see route maps here and here) in an area of bushland that includes extensive areas of a state-listed threatened vegetation community (Eucalyptus tenuiramis on sediments.)

While permission might in theory be given to destroy a threatened vegetation type through this area, the status of this forest means the chance of the proposed road gaining "social licence" from the residents of nearby suburbs is zero, and would be low even without a cable car at the end.  That an impression was originally given that the road would run along an existing firetrail, only to turn out that it would mostly require fresh clearing, hasn't helped.  The proposed road has run into further opposition from the Hobart City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee, which has not only not supported the proponent's request to conduct a flora and fauna survey, but has also recommended that the Council refuse to allow any use of its land on the foothills of the mountain for the project at all.  However a future Council could overthrow that decision, making the whole issue a magnet for political shenanigans on both sides in the leadup to the October council elections.

Not content with all that, some o...

06:30

Reverse Alchemy ... STT turns forest gold into more chips and debt ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Even after the 2017 fire sale of the states hardwood plantations, it is without doubt that STT will incur a net debt again over the past financial year. Regardless of what the balance sheet reveals in October, native forest logging in Tasmanian will continue to be a retrograde step both economically and ecologically. So what is the future for this out-dated industry ... ?

06:07

Norfolk Bay Salmon Farm Shock Galvanises Locals "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Huon Aquacultures installation of salmon pens in Norfolk Bay, without public consultation or independent assessment of social and marine impacts, has angered and frustrated Southern Beaches and Tasman Peninsula residents

06:00

Government a joke after gag attempt ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Willy Hodgmans government in Tasmania is crawling with Christians and now we know that one of its God-fearing number dobbed in Angela Williamson to her employer, Cricket Tasmania, for the sin of terminating her pregnancy Michael Ferguson: Cricket Australia matter I welcome the finding by Tasmania Police yesterday in relation to the complaint from the Labor Party. As I have said all along, I absolutely refute any claims that I passed on private medical records or any information that was not in the public domain. I simply cannot have done so as I do not have access to Ms Williamsons private medical information Will Hodgman: No Code of Conduct breach Labor: Michael Fergusons explanation just not plausible

05:45

Pope Francisyphus "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Satire*: Martyn Turner* used with permission

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05:30

The sad story of St James, Montagu Bay ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

This put St James in a very healthy financial position, also one of the long-term church members had passed away and left a generous bequest to the church. All up, using the reserve banks calculation tables, in today`s values the money was in the area of $100,000. Unfortunately for St James the financial position at St Aidans was rather bad and without the consent of any of the committee or indeed the treasurer, somehow the money was removed from the control of St James and has effectively disappeared. Since then St James has been the poor cousin of St Aidans with the entire collection going to St Aidans and very little being returned despite parishioner numbers steadily increasing

05:20

Jobs for the boyzzzzzzzzzz ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

The Hag has some news to report ... it seems former Minister for Energy Matthew Groom - who quit the government before the election and oversaw the disastrous and very costly Basslink failure which led to the importation of some 40 diesel generators - has a five-year sojourn on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ... Download the ABC report ... groom-abc-thurs.mp3

05:15

Anna Reynolds, Independent for Mayor ... not Green ... ? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

So, why is Anna Reynolds running as Independent for Mayor ... rather than a Green?

05:09

Letter to Eric Abetz on UTAS properties ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Hi Mr Abetz* ... Im sure you will have plenty to say about this, how dare Ms Willsmore ignore a request by your esteemed colleague the Attorney-General Ms Archer. I also have some more bad news for you concerning Mr Bingham* the Integrity Commissioner, he told me he didnt have the power to investigate the extraordinary prices, involving $15 million, paid by UTas for CBD properties

05:00

Is NZ No Longer a Trout Fishers Paradise? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

New Zealands world famous trout fishery is at the crossroads. The warning comes from a noted American fly fisherman Howard West, just turned 71, who has made regular visits to New Zealand to fish its crystal clear streams and catch big trout. But now he says the Kiwi trout fishery is at a dangerously critical stage

Wednesday, 15 August

13:15

Wages growth up at a glacial pace "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Wages growth a bit better

Wage prices increased by 0.6 per cent in the June quarter.

That was the best quarter since all the way back in March 2014, remarkably.

It was enough to pull annual wages growth reluctantly up to 2.1 per cent. 

Around the traps the best performers were Victoria and Tasmania at 2 per cent. 

And the worst performers were Western Australia and the Northern Territory at 1 per cent, reflective of the resources cycle.

Indeed, mining was the worst performing sector at 1.33 per cent, followed by retail at 1.46 per cent. 


The best performing sector was healthcare at 2.74 per cent.

Melbourne is set to be the best performing economy going forward, with construction and job vacancies exploding.

The above figures confirm that low wages growth is not just about immigration - in fact wages growth is higher where the migrants are heading (and vice-versa).

Low wages growth is rather a...

13:02

Reflections on a Queensland senators recent remarks "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

I find Fraser Annings comments re banning Muslims from Australia, and the implied intolerance driving them, most distasteful.  But even more so, I find his ignorance frightening Senator Whish-Wilson calls on Bob Katter to expel Anning from his party

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