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Wednesday, 25 October

21:02

MINPAA Newlands Community News

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MINPAA is offering:

multi-instrumentalental classes this Friday, Saturday and next week at our community music school for kids from birth to adults

Children learn through playing and explore musical elements and musical theory through student-centred and nurturing lessons taught by qualified music teaching professionals. We have been likened to a mini conservatorium of music

If your kids love playing piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, singing and dancing and more send us an email!

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20:58

Community Houses Newlands Community News

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Sustainable Craft & Sewing Workshops | At East Coburg Community House
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20:49

For Sale Newlands Community News

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Ikea Gulliver Cot & mattress $100.00.


Very light usage for a year or two, in excellent used condition from a smoke & pet free home. Two height adjustment options.

Already disassembled, hence IKEA catalogue photo, but inspection is most welcome.

0439 885 221.


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20:38

Human Rights Working Group Newlands Community News

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Hi,

Moreland Council is reviewing the Statement of Commitment to Women from 1998 and I am excited to be involved in this process.

We are currently planning for a community forum on Tuesday 12 December as well as an online survey and focus groups in November-December.  

  We are looking for volunteers:

         With...

20:33

Free Newlands Community News

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Hi.

I have a free garden shed.

One garden shed with skillion roof, heritage red,1.8 w x 1.8d x 1.8 h. The front is 1.9.

The shed needs to be dismantled..comes apart easily...will need own tools and labour. 

Allow 1 hr and will need trailer or roof racks to carry away.

Thanks,
 
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14:16

I Was Workplace Bullied at an Australian Radio Station "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

I want you to fuck off and never come back.

These were my male superiors last words to me.

I always knew workplace bullying existed, but I assumed adults would not resemble those bigger kids who pick on the small kids in the school garden. Turns out I was wrong. It was exactly the same, except without the swings and slides.

It was the day I finished university, and I can still remember the jitters of hearing the words: Youre hired! Flying from Melbourne to a country town in a different state did not seem like a varied transition in the beginning, but I left the job feeling mentally and emotionally broken in just three months from workplace bullying.

When I touched down in what was to be my new home, it was freezing, mid-June; the air was frosty, but clearer than home. The first few weeks as a radio producer seemed like a dream: calling the Prime Minister for interviews, speaking to media advisors and getting to know the locals.

Six weeks in, I made my first error, which would be the beginning of my downfall. Footsteps pounded down the hallway and stopped right outside my studio door.

Meeting! Now! my boss shouted, pointing at me.

There I found myself facing a jury of three stern, middle-aged males shaking their heads at me. I had made a spelling mistake in a social media story headline, which sparked some online controversy. My hostthe one harassing mewas the eldest of the three; he had squinty eyes that were magnified through his clear-rimmed glasses and his wrinkly skin was a nasty shade of yellow. He puffed at his beloved e-cigarette and looked at me.

What do you have to say for yourself? my host snapped.

Im sorry I had to get the story out quickly and I missed that error. It wont happen again.

You know my reputation is on the line and you are fucking it up big time, was the response.

I nodded, but my lip trembled uncontrollably and I could feel my emotions rising to the surface.

Dont nod at me, he spat, saliva frothing at the creases of his mouth. You must think its easy not having your name plastered on the brand!

The power of his intimidation quickly ruptured my already....

13:10

Mama Kin Spender Announce November Tour Dates "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Image Courtesy of Mama Kin Spender Mama Kin Spender, the collaboration between roots singer-songwriter Mama Kin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Spender, have announced plans to hit the road this November with a series of festival dates plus headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The project debuted at this years Bello Winter Festival and they have an album, []

10:32

Old Growth Forests About to to Logged - Take Action! Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Ancient forest in East Gippsland's iconic Kuark forest is about to be logged! 

Our friends and affiliate members Goongerah Envrionment Centre (GECO) have been working around the clock to protect this forest. 

Trees over 400 years old will be cut down this week if we do not act. 

A road has been pushed into the forest in preparation to start logging one of the most significant old growth forests in Victoria.  

Logging has not yet started so there's still time to stop it. 

Take action here - Email Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio calling on her to stop the logging of this beautiful forest

09:12

Watch the New Video from The Teskey Brothers, Louisa "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Image Courtesy of The Teskey Brothers Melbourne soul revivalists The Teskey Brothers have just released the latest video from their amazing album Half Mile Harvest, the catchy southern soul track Louisa The video features features the band in a foot chase through their hometown of Warrandyte, Victoria. Check it out here: The Teskey Brothers have []

09:07

What is the ASIC bank rate rigging scandal? "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

https://finance.nine.com.au/2017/10/23/09/38/what-is-asic-rate-rigging

Today the Australian Securities and Investments commission (ASIC) will enter the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne and accuse three of the nations largest banks of acting in cahoots to maximise profits.

The Federal watchdog is accusing NAB, ANZ and Westpac of deliberating manipulating the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) to maximise each of the banks profits.

This was first announced by ASIC in June 2016, when it commenced civil penalty proceedings against the three banks, accusing each of them of market manipulation and unconscionable conduct.

But what is the bank bill swap rate, and how does it affect consumers?

Essentially, the BBSW is the interest rate the banks use to trade with each other. Its also used as a reference point to set the interest rate on business loans, which then indirectly impacts personal loans.

Each business day, nominated financial institutions have until 10AM to tell the market what interest rate they will be paying and receiving for the day.

Large amounts of trading just prior to 10AM could artificially raise or lower the BBSW for the entire day just as two banks could agree to quote a similar rate to suit their own agendas.

By doing this, the banks could have theoretically inflated net revenue by hundreds of millions of dollar...

08:51

Grocons construction licence cancelled in Queensland "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

Melbourne based developer, Grocon, has just taken a hit in Queensland, with its licence suspended by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), as an investigation into its finances continues.

It seems that the company has made a big loss on the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and apparently, they are $16.7 million in the red over two other projects, valued at more than $1 billion. The QBCC is not satisfied that the business is viable enough to merit taking on more jobs.

The political establishment has reacted to this with a wall of silence. If it had been anyone else, especially unions in the industry, the resulting condemnations would have driven many of them  hoarse within hours. In this case, the apparent laryngitis, comes from the habit of harbouring this and some other similar construction companies as allies.

Construction companies donate significant amounts to political parties and have therefore established useful political links. Grocon has relied quit a lot on building its links through a war against construction unions., which has germinated into a cosy alliance with the federal and state governments. Canberras industry code brought benefits, in terms of legal assistance to push down wages and conditions, punish workers and unions acting on this and providing government contract rewards, through the building industry code measures that a that bars employers reaching better agreements with their own workforce.  Industry  safety conditions  and public safety have been  major casualties.

Grocon has a track record in cutting corners and this has more than once exacted a heavy price on others. In August this year VicRoads sued for damage caused in Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. In 2013 there was the Swanston Street wall collapse that killed three young pedestrians, over which it faced criminal charges.

These are two examples of cases of a long list of cases that have attracted a slap on the wrist at most.  Will it be the same for the Elizabeth Street incident? This was...

08:00

CONCRETE BOOTS The NORTHSIDER

Jo Rittey checks out a new local in Richmond and loves what she finds.

The post CONCRETE BOOTS appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

08:00

12 WINES OF CHRISTMAS ADVENT The NORTHSIDER

The Wine Gallery is launching the 12 wines of Christmas advent with a tasting night in December. Tickets on sale today.

The post 12 WINES OF CHRISTMAS ADVENT appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

06:07

Adani posts weird video to fend off Carmichael criticism "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

 

The following article by Michael Slezak and Nick Evershed (The Guardian 21 October 2017) is about Gautam Adani and his social media blitz to counter the massive opposition he is facing in Australia, over his controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queenslands Galilee Basin.

The Adani Group has promoted a bizarre video advertisement on Facebook, in which the Indian company responds to revelations its Australian coal operations face growing financial risks.

The video, targeting people in Melbourne, flashes up text on the screen, backed by fast and upbeat percussive music. It displays allegations, which are labelled as lies, followed by attempts to set the record straight. It also misspells Abbot point, its coal terminal.

The video was uploaded along with a long post that contains strange defenses of its operation, including the false claim that the entire allegations about the company are based on just one screenshot of random text.

The Facebook post had more than 580,000 views on the video statistics at the time of writing.

Tim Buckley, a financial analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, made many of the allegations Adani was attempting to refute. Aired in an episode of ABCs Four Corners program, the institute claimed Adanis operations in Australia were unprofitable and required the Carmichael mine to bail them out.

Buckley described the video as a desperate attempt to try and counter some of the facts with loud music and flashing lights and a sign that the campaign against Adani in Australia is having an impact.

In one respect it shows that Adani is taking it seriously, Buckley said. The whole campaign in Australia is doing enormous damage to the social license to operate of Adani.

Facebook ads are sponsored posts that an advertiser has paid to push into the news feed of a specifically targeted pool of people. Unless the ad appears in your feed, there is no easy way to determine that a post has been sponsored. This makes it difficult to keep track of political advertising on the social network.

Facebook advertising is considered effective because it allows...

04:56

Exodus! "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Census findings

Further interesting news from the 2016 Census has been released.

Some of it is rather open to interpretation. For example, there was lower employment in the younger age bracket, comprising 15-24 year olds.

But, on the other hand, 22 per cent of the population now have a degree or higher level of qualification. 

That's up +3.2 per cent from 2006-2011, replicating the same percentage increase as five years earlier, according to ID, the population experts.

Employment opportunities were certainly curtailed by the financial crisis and resources downturn, but we're also studying longer, so it's a somewhat mixed picture.

Exodus!

Similarly, there's quite a bit been said on the apparent mass exodus from Sydney.

Again, there's a strong element truth to this story.

But it's equally important not to take away the wrong visual image from this. 

The fact is, New South Wales always loses people interstate, and it always will, largely to Brisbane, south east Queensland, and even to Melbourne.

In reality, though, the numbers leaving the state on a net basis were dramatically lower in the 2011-2016 Census period than they were in the preceding five years.

And they were much, much lower than they were in the five years before that, with net interstate migration tracking at way under the half the rate of seen from 2001 to 2006.

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22:35

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #565 onlymelbourne

Read Online Newsletter | #565 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #565 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 24th October 2017 to Monday 30th October 2017 Melbourne Halloween Guide Tuesday 31st October 2017 | Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day. Halloween Guide Spooktober | Halloween Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbournes most freakishly scary Halloween event returns for its 5th year of screams and fears. Hurry - 5 days only! Friday 27th - Tuesday 31st October 2017 Spooktober | Buy Tickets Nick Barker and The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones .nobrtable br { display: none } Friday 27th October 2017 | A star-studded local band perform material from The Stones golden age and beyond. Nick Barker and The Monkey Men | Satellite Lounge | Buy Tickets Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } 8 concerts over one weekend | From Jack Jones to Hoang Pham Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen it doesnt get any more Melbourne than this. Saturday - Sunday | 4th and 5th November 2017 Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival | Collingwood | Buy Tickets HiFi Show 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } The great home entertainment show is a weekend festival of Recorded Music, Sound, Vision, Vinyl and Lifestyle Technology. Melbourne HiFi Show 2017 | Buy Tickets | Pullman Albert Park Box Hill Record and Comic Fair .nobrtable br { display: none } 1000s of collectible records, rare cards, comics and lots, lots more. Sunday 29th October 2017 | Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Prahran Market Cheese Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } On Sunday 29th October 2017 Prahran Market will be transformed into a cheese lovers delight with delicious cheese offerings. Say Cheese! Prahran Market Cheese Festival The Village Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } The 12th annual festival at North Fitzroys Edinburgh Gardens from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October 2017 with music, performance, food and fun. The Village Festival 2017 Melbourne International Games Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Asia Pacifics largest digital games celebration featuring conferences events and activities including PAX Australia. Melbourne International Games Week 2017 Open House Ballarat 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Explore some of Ballarats most significant buildings. 28 and 29 October 2017 | Open House Ballarat 2017 Spring Vegan Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } A day celebrating veganism, ethical shopping, vegan...

20:30

Mrs. Secondhand Newlands Community News

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Hi Newlanders,


Just wanted to let you know about our business, Mrs. Secondhand.

We took over this established business 12 months ago to compliment our other decluttering/packing business - Pack Up Your Troubles.

Mrs.secondhand is a secondhand furniture shop at 11 Ann St, Brunswick, specialising in selling top quality secondhand furniture/bric-a-brac and offering house clearance services (deceased estates/downsizing/family relocations).

We also buy quality secondhand furniture as well, check out our website for more details: www.mrssecondhand.com.au or FB page: ...

19:44

Saving Australias endangered mountain pygmy possums "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

This 2015 video is called Mountain Pygmy Possums Endangered Species Edit.

From the University of Melbourne in Australia:

Genetic rescue boosts recovery of Australias endangered mountain pygmy possums

October 23, 2017

For the first time, a breeding technique known as genetic rescue has been shown to increase population numbers and survival rates of the endangered mountain pygmy possum, now at their highest numbers since 1996.

The study was conducted by a team from the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, CESAR, Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, and the University of New South Wales.

Dr Andrew Weeks from the University of Melbourne led the project, published in the international journal Nature Communications.

Genetic rescue was used to introduce male mountain pygmy possums, Burramys parvus, from a healthy population at Mt Hotham, to a recipient group of females at Mt Buller. The two groups had become physically isolated from each other over 20,000 years.

This isolation had led to inbreeding and a lack of the genetic variation that is essential for overcoming disease and ensuring the ability to thrive.

Dr Weeks says that since the genetic rescue program began in 2011, the possum population has gone through rapid growth and is now larger than when the population was first discovered in 1996.

Before 2010, there was thought to be only a handful of individuals at Mt Buller, Dr Weeks...

19:20

Fat of the land "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Land prices soar

Land is arguably the most important part of any property investment.

It can't be removed, relocated, destroyed, or replaced. 

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) reported today that Australia's median lot value rose by +8.5 per cent in the 2017 financial year to a record high of $256,683.

This came in spite of about a 9 per cent year-on-year decline in turnover, suggesting that supply may still be struggling to keep up with demand. 


All land is not created equal, of course, even within cities.

It's considerably scarcer in 'landlocked' locations in the capital cities than it is out on the city fringe. 

In Melbourne the median lot value exploded by +19.6 per cent over the financial year. 

In Sydney the median price of vacant land also rose by +9.8 per cent. 

Sydney's lot sizes have been shrinking over the years, too.

Indeed, the price of vacant land per square metre in Sydney increased to beyond $1,000 for the first time.

At the national level, land values have increased by about 35 per cent since the 2012 financial year.

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17:24

Friends of the Earth Releases Report into Pesticide Pollution of Victorian Drinking Water Supplies Friends of the Earth Melbourne

girgarre11-1.JPGMedia release. October 24, 2017

Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth today published results of a statewide survey of pesticide pollution in the States drinking water supplies.

The results were sourced from Freedom of Information (FoI) Requests from all of the States drinking water authorities. The multiple FOI .requests covered the years 2007 through to 2016.

This is the first time such a survey has apparently been conducted said FoE spokesperson Anthony Amis.  Improved monitoring by some water authorities since 2012 has allowed a more accurate understanding about what pesticides are being washed into water supplies.

17:16

AWU offices in Sydney and Melbourne raided by Federal Police over GetUp links "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

From the ABC AFP carrying out raids at Australian Workers' Union headquarters in Sydney, Melbourne Updated 11 minutes ago MAP: Melbourne 3000 The Australian Federal Police is currently raiding the Australian Workers' Union offices in Melbourne and Sydney. The investigation relates to whether donations made to activist group GetUp were...

13:50

Uncommon Sense - 24 October 2017 "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

This week on Uncommon Sense, Linda Jakobson, Founding Director and CEO of China Matters, joined host Amy Mullins to talk about her article in Australian Foreign Affairs 'What Does China Want? Xi Jinping and the Path to Greatness'. Professor Brendan Wintle from The University of Melbourne came in to talk about the biggest threat to Australia's native species habitat loss (often caused by land clearing). Actor Joe Petruzzi chatted with Amy about his role in the one-hander play at Red Stitch Actors' Theatre, 'American Song', by playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. Plus, New Matilda's Ben Eltham discussed the latest in federal politics.

13:45

What about PEFO? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Yesterday I heard Mitch Fifield being interviewed on ABC radio. Listen from the 2.01 hour mark for the interview. At 2.09.36 mark we have this exchange:

Epstein: Thats the same thing as saying its Labors fault you broke your promise.

Fifield: No. What it is, is that in government we discovered that what the Labor Party was saying about the costs of the project were wrong. They didnt have a handle on the costs and we saw a bit of that in the papers today where Labors fibre to the premise approach, in some cases saw the expense of doing that being $91 thousand for just one premise.  

Okay Im happy to accept the argument that Fifield is making. The last Labor government was useless with money.

Mr Rudd also says one of his greatest regrets is appointing Mr Swan treasurer over the more able Lindsay Tanner. He argues Mr Swan was intellectually not up to the job, was a poor communicator and his parliamentary performances were an embarrassment. But not appointing him would have risked destabilising the party.

But there are two problems with his argument as I see it.

  1. The Charter of Budget Honesty was supposed to prevent these sorts of surprises from occurring. A quick search of the 2013 PEFO find no warnings to the incoming government or electorate that the NBN was the black hole that it became. All that I can see is that the former government had a $4.8 billion poison pill to prevent the NBN agreement from being terminated (and that really relates to paying out the direct expenses).
  2.  If the project was such a dog as the government are now claiming, why did they proceed with it? Even on a cheaper model that reduced what had initially been promised it seems that the government (read taxpayers) would have been better off paying the $4.8 billion and walking away. A good principle of capital budgeting is to ignore sunk costs and dont throw good money after bad.

I suspect the government like its predecessor doesnt want to realise the  loss on the NBN as it will then come onto the budget. These sorts of Enronesque accounting practices are frowned upon, if not actually illegal, in the private sector; so it isnt clear to me why they should be legal in the public sector. I also think politicians promoting dud businesses should be subject to the same penalties as private citizens  promoting dud businesses.

11:43

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle + Joshua Hedley + The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Justin Townes Earle, Joshua Hedley, The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney, Oct 17th, 2017 After the failure to get Melbournes Out On The Weekend Americana music festival up and running in Sydney, we should feel lucky we still get to experience all the acts playing their own sideshows here. It amounts to a week of treats Continue reading

11:01

Vic MP conducts on poll on planned euthanasia law "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

MELBOURNE [AAP]

A Victorian upper house MP will take views of the public into account when voting for the states controversial assisted dying laws, even though he supports them.

The Labor governments bill is bound for further scrutiny in the Legislative Council after passing the lower house 47-37 on Friday, following more than 24 hours of debate over 141 unsuccessful amendments.

Western District MP James Purcell says its important for him to represent community views even though he supports the legislation.

I have started consulting with local constituents and medical professionals regarding this legislation and am now asking the broader community if they believe people who are terminally ill should have the right to die, he said in statement on Monday.

It is important that I take into consideration both sides of this incredibly sensitive issue before casting my vote.

Mr Purcells statement comes as two other upper house MPs reportedly decided against supporting the bill.

The Australian says Liberal Georgie Crozier and Nationals Luke OSullivan shifted their support for the bill after comments from former prime ministers Paul Keating and Tony Abbott.

Ive got huge concerns with the bill and wont be supporting it, Ms Crozier told the newspaper.

If the bill passes by the end of 2017, an 18-month implementation period means the scheme could be in place by mid-2019.

Victorias parliament sits again on October 31.

The post Vic MP conducts on poll on planned euthanasia law appeared first on Echonetdaily.

09:39

4:30pm Fri 27 Oct | Urgent action: Stop threats to Manus Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

When: 4:30-6:30pm Friday 27th October Where: Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Speakers tba Human rights obersvers to Manus No cuts to food, water and electricity No to Navy occupation No forced move to Lorengau Bring Them Here Refugees on Manus have been given a notice(...)

09:28

Cloud Nothings "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

DRW Entertainment welcomes kings of cathartic and anthemic alt-punk, Cloud Nothings, back to Australia this coming February.

Fresh from a huge European and US tour with heavyweight rock-revival favourites, Japandroids, in-demand Cloud Nothings are returning for the first time since 2014, bringing their heavily-praised fourth studio album, Life Without Sound to Australian shores.

Indie-rock tunes and a punk as fuck performance, Cloud Nothings tore the Oxford Art Factory apart (2014) Blunt Mag

From its beginnings in Dylan Baldis basement in 2009 to include the trio of drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke, Cloud Nothings are a band that continue to challenge the genre, while remaining nostalgic and loyal to their loud and brash basement roots.

Cloud Nothings pair fuzzy power-chord riffs with pop hooks on Rollingstone

In the bands most bold and unprecedented phase, a second guitarist, Chris Brown, has bulked up the bands lo-fi sound resulting in a remarkable expansion in the Cloud Nothings story and production.

The band seems to be hitting their stride ever more intently (each record could perhaps be assessed as the band hitting their stride, which speaks to the groups impressive consistency) Pitchfork 

If their new album recorded with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead) has delved into a more cohesive chapter in the bands journey, their live shows still inspire some of the most fanatic praise of the bands raw and driving energy.

Recent international shows have undoubtedly confirmed Cloud Nothings as one of the most invigorating, magnetic, and yet enigmatic live bands, as fans get the sense that the bands metamorphosis is coming to its most important and career-defining stage.

Cloud Nothings have mastered the art of thrashing catharsis, pummeling out the anxieties of nostalgia and expectation with bloody verve. Pitchfork

Cloud Nothings February 2018

Thursday 22nd Sydney, Oxford Arts Factory

Friday 23rd Melbourne, Max Watts

Saturday 24th Adelaide, Fowlers Live

Sunday 25th Perth, Badlands Bar

Tuesday 27th Brisbane, The Zoo

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08:15

Music legend George Young dead at 70 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

George Young Photo Facebook

George Young Photo Facebook

MELBOURNE   [AAP]

Australian music trailblazer George Young, AC/DC producer and star of hit-makers The Easybeats, has died aged 70.

Young, older brother of AC/DC stalwarts Malcolm and Angus, co-produced the bands early albums, including Dirty Deeds Done Cheap, Let There Be Rock and TNT.

AC/DC said the band would not exist without his help and guidance.

It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young. Without his help and guidance there would not have been an AC/DC, the band said in a statement on its website.

For all he did and gave to us throughout his life, we will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts.

A meeting at Sydneys Villawood Migrant Hostel sparked the formation of The Easybeats in 1964, comprising Young, Englishman Stevie Wright, Dutchman Harry Vanda, Englishman Gordon Snowy Fleet and Dick Diamonde.

They were the first Australian rocknroll act to score an international hit with the 1966 single Friday On My Mind, reaching No.1 in Australia, six in the UK and 16 in the US.

His collaborator on so many of Australias favourite songs, including Friday On My Mind, left a simple message to his co-writer.

Rest in Peace my dear friend, Vanda wrote.

They pair wrote the Easybeats Good Times, later covered by INXS and Jimmy Barnes, in addition to John Paul Youngs classic Love Is In The Air, Wrights Evie, Parts 1, 2 and 3 plus songs for Meatloaf.

I owe him and Harry a hell of a lot. They basically gave me a career, John Paul Young told AAP.

They worked very, very hard. It was nothing for them to leave the studio at 4 and 5am they put everything into it. They were just so talented.

Jimmy Barnes on Monday tweeted: Hug...

06:14

Stop Adani Summit to be held in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

As part of developing the national campaign to put a stop to the Carmichael coal mine in Queenslands Galilee Basin,  activists are getting together In Melbourne to contribute to the effort.

Sunday, October 29
Fitzroy Town Hall
201 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Ticket information

The post Stop Adani Summit to be held in Melbourne appeared first on The Pen.

Monday, 23 October

17:10

Zero G - 23 October 2017 Episode 1156 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

ZERO-G #1156

Title:WAITITI IS A MAJESTICAL PLACE

Podcast Title: Hunt For The Wilderpod 1156

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan & Megan McKeough. This week: a TAIKA WAITITI retrospective in preparation for the almighty THOR: RAGNAROK! And we pay respects to writer JULIAN MAY.

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

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

Follow @zerogrobjan on Twitter and Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZeroGRadio

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

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