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Wednesday, 15 November

21:02

Manus Island and spiritual warfare "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Things are not going to change for the better without some sort of national repentance and the casting off of our hideous idols.

lead lead Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Asia Engagement, Mr Hong Lim, meeting Malcolm Fraser in 1981 to discuss Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees arriving in Australia. He praised Mr Fraser for his humanity.As I write a horrifying humanitarian disaster, entirely made by successive Australian governments, is looming on Manus Island.

As a child I came into political awareness in the 1970s. The Fraser governments open armed response to the plight of Vietnamese boat people with the full support of the ALP is etched in my experience as a defining feature of who we then aspired to be as a people.

We were leaving the white Australia policy permanently behind. We were strongly adhering to our UNHCR obligations and had a profoundly humane and compassionate immigration policy towards boat arrival asylum seekers.

Growing up in cosmopolitan Melbourne, we were a people open to the world and most of my best friends were and remain from migrant families. What happened to those cosmopolitan, human rights upholding, warm and welcoming values? What changed to make us a people fearfully protective of our (apparently threatened) national sovereignty?

What changed?

In all the analysis of what has changed and how we should respond to this deep shift backwards towards the politics of prejudicial fear and a disregards for our UNHCR obligations, I have not seen anything written about spiritual warfare.

But I think this is central.

Spiritual warfare is the ongoing battle for communally assumed first loyalties public worship. What our highest collective object of worth is, is our god. Crudely put, our god is now the economy, stupid. Well, its not the economy actually, its the pursuit of personal wealth what the New Testament calls Mammon. The post-war boom came to an end when Nixon dropped the gold standard and sent the 1970s into a global economic tail spin. But....

19:47

GARAGE SALES FOR DAYS The Westsider

Garage sale signs are soooo 2016

The post GARAGE SALES FOR DAYS appeared first on The Westsider.

18:40

Calls for Great Forest National Park refreshed as poll shows forest protection a vote decider Friends of the Earth Melbourne

More than 30 environment, recreation and scientific groups have renewed their call for the creation of the Great Forest National Park, as Labors favoured issues of renters rights and cost of housing prove less popular with voters in the upcoming Northcote by-election.

Read coverage in The Guardian here.

17:39

Love Wins; Hate And Dutton And Shelton And Abbott And Bernardi Et Al Lose "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The marriage survey result showed that Australia is better than our politicians give us credit for, writes Ben Eltham.

The crowd gathered at the rally outside Melbournes State Library was predominantly young, but not completely. There were many families and clearly many straight people wanting to show their support. Inevitably, there was a babadook.

On the train in to the city this morning, I stood next to a middle-aged mother and her two daughters wearing rainbow ribbons. It was clear that this was a moment of great emotional importance to them as a family.

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The mood was nervous but expectant. On Swanston Street, I watched two young lesbians embrace excitedly, arm in arm, as they ran into the throng. I ran into respected arts journalist Richard Watts. Watts has a long commitment to queer campaigning. I didnt expect to be this nervous, he told me. The shame is that even if we win, it wont mean anything legally, unlike in Ireland.

Marriage is a very old custom, but in many ways a modern construction. As many have pointed out, the current law dates back only to 2004, when a cynical John Howard amended the Marriage Act to mandate heterosexuality, and to outlaw same sex marriages overseas. It was an act of political opportunism that has set the tone for the way both major parties have treated the issue ever since.

At the Melbourne rally, a glitchy link made statistician David Kalischs comments largely unintelligible. When the decision came through there was an initial pause, then a tremendous rush of emotion as people cheered and clapped.

ABS Chief Statistician David Kalisch announces the results of the marriage equality postal plebiscite in Canberra on November 15.ABS Chief Statistician David Kalisch announces the results of the marriage equality postal plebiscite in Canberra on November 15.

There were tears, too: lots of them, particularly from some of the older people present, some who perhaps remembered a different Australia, one where open displays of same-sex affection were greeted with violence rather than celebration.

And, of course, there were selfies. So love wins, deadpanned one young man to his boyfriend, as they took a selfie together. It was a remark that seemed to sum up the bittersweet nature of the moment.

The marriage equality campaign has been....

17:14

Moonee Ponds (Melbourne): Husk Collective "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Statement from Husk Collective, active since August 2017.

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Originally published by squat.net.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Moonee Ponds (Melbourne): Husk Collective

We acknowledge that we are occupying land rightfully belonging to the Wurundjeri-willam of the Woiwurrung language and belief group. we pay respects to Elders past and present and would like to express gratitude for the knowledge that has been shared with us. this land is stolen. sovereignty never ceded.

We continue to benefit from colonisation and genocide which are ongoing to this day. we also acknowledge the combined effects of colonisation, racism, patriarchy and the western binary gender system.

We take our lead from the struggles and resistance of Koorie people and invite everyone to join us to work towards undermining colonisation through learning, listening and contributing to the resistance.

...

16:51

Unmasking The Reality Behind The Racism "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Racism is not really a thing, at least not in the sense that its an actual thing. It is a problem though. Douglas Ross explains.

You terrorist. You little monkey.

Surely if Sam Dastyari were six foot five and had spent the past six months in an aggressive workout routine, arming himself to the bone for a new role in what could be a potential new Wolverine series, those dickheads last week might have refrained from using the word little.

Common sense would have prevailed in that case.

Shop-Sparkke_Banner_300x250But he hasnt been working out as much as Hugh Jackman. Hes a mild mannered and average heighted politician. The blokes dressed up in their everyday-Australian Toll uniform took advantage of that and implied a threat of physical violence in their bigoted catcalls.

There is no excuse for the actions of the men who accosted Sam Dastyari in a Melbourne pub. Their attitudes are depressing and if they lose their jobs over the incident I doubt few would rush to their defence. We all can feel that sick feeling Sam must have felt in the bottom of his stomach the first moment he realised an antagonistic voice was directed at him.

It is an awful feeling that nobody should have the displeasure of ever experiencing.

However, there is a reason for that misdirected, ignorant, angry, inexcusable and just face-palm inducing confrontational behaviour. In fact, there are several lives worth of reasons that culminated in an alcohol-fuelled series of racist taunts by a group of men to an Iranian-born Australian.

To state a philosophical argument that is going to make many groan and rustle up a host of perfectly valid arguments against me: racism isnt, by reasoning, real. It cant be. It doesnt exist. Dont quote that on its own; youre not allowed. To continue my point: it is not to say that the realities that stem from the irreality of prejudice arent real. The results of a bigoted mind are as real as each new day but the place from which they stem is a misnomer. It cannot be real.

Racism is a cover for something else, or usually a host of something elses. It has to be. An overdue electricity bill. A hungry family. A job lost because you were late to work once. An addiction to gambling. An over-reliance on alcohol. A mother who left when...

15:11

Marlon Williams Announces New Album and May Tour with The Weather Station "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams New Zealand born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Marlon Williams is set to take on the world again with a huge international tour planned for 2018. The tour is set to coincide with Williams just-announced new album Make Way For Love, due for release on 16th February. The album was recorded with []

13:18

Grizzly Bear Announced Headline Australian Tour "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Image Courtesy of Grizzly Bear Weve known that US nu-folk quartet Grizzly Bear would be returning to our shores next year for the last couple of months after their name started appearing on the lineups of Golden Plains and the Melbourne Zoo Twilights. And now we can confirm that the band have added Sydney, Brisbane []

13:07

How we win things and stuff Gross Habit

The results are in and over 4 million Australians can now walk into the sea until the water is over their heads, you know, like concepts. They are complaining about feeling brutalised. Boohoo. Call the underwater waaaahmbulance.

It's important to consider people's feelings before you dismiss them, it's much more enjoyable that way. When people feel sad about imaginary oppression you are handed a rare chance to switch off your empathy and indulge in some intense laughter. God it's great.

Turns out a majority of Australians don't feel crushed by the idea of gay marriage. But there's nothing inevitable about winning struggles like this. It comes down to volunteers working their arses off for years.

Governments don't make these changes, businesses, institutions and obviously churches don't, people do. Unelected leaders, out there working for your freedom. Not mine obviously, I'm male white and hetero, I would struggle to find a use for more freedom.

Please, no more freedom for me, take a day to enjoy and reflect and then find a way to free First Nations people and refugees, because this is a light in the darkness, but it's still very dark.  And this post has turned out very dark. Jesus.  

  

12:41

The Cactus Channel Stay A While "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

This week"s feature album comes from Melbourne band The Cactus Channel with Stay A While. 

This is the bands third album, and a departure from their signature soul-funk instrumental roots. Stepping up to the mic is the bands own Lewis Coleman, adding a new dimension of silvery vocals. Marking a decisive turning point, their music has evolved into something wilder, a little darker and heavier. The inclusion of vocal melodies and dreamy soundtracks are embellished with electrifying wig-outs and woozy meditations.

This new sound has been cooking for a while now, with their boundary-splintering EP alongside Ball Park Music singer Sam Cromack release earlier this year, following a 7 single collaboration with Nick Murphy (known as Chet Faker).

To support Stay A While the band has release a music video for Storefront and is embarking on a national tour beginning 24th November at the Foundry in Brisbane.
Catch them in Sydney on December 1st at the Factory Floor! Tickets from thecactuschannel.com/tour.

Highlight Tracks: Storefront, Leech, And Then They Rubbed Their Tired Eyes.
Tune into Breakfast and Youth Jukebox on 2RRR 88.5FM all week long to hear these songs and more.

11:28

AWU seeks documents showing collusion between government and supposedly independent agency "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Contributed from New South Wales

The recent Federal Police raid on the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), is regarded by opponents of the Turnbull government, to be a politically driven assault on the union and activist group GetUp, which also experienced a raid on its offices.

The raid took place to find evidence that the union donated to GetUp in the past.  The idea is that if a donation by an affiliate of the Labor Party is found, it is evidence that there is a connection between GetUp and the Labor Party, which must be disclosed under law. If established, this means that GetUp has unlawfully failed sign up with and inform the  Registered Organisation Commission.

Critics point out that this is stretching too far and would apply to any organisation that is dependent on public donations.

It is no secret that GetUp has been a thorn in the governments side, through its connection with community campaigns that run counter to its policies. Many of these campaigns have been successful.

From the governments side, there is a clear incentive to silence the group and there is an increasing tendency to use policing methods, as a means of clamping down on alternative opinion and hold back community action that is not approved of.

That the raids were set up as as media stunt. Reporters were there before the police and it was immediately clear that there was a connection with the office of the Employment Minister, Michaelia Cash. A senior media advisor resigned after admitting he had contacted the media.

The union has subsequently applied to the Federal Court for the release of all correspondence, between the Registered Organisation Commission and the ministers office , suggesting that  there is an improper relationship with the body set up at the start of this year.

AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton said there are deep Liberal Party connections. And we know the ROC was established by the Turnbull Government specifically as an attack dog on unions and Labor politicians who had served in unions, He suggests.

Adding to the case of political collusion is the seconding to the Registered Organisation Commission, by the Fair Work Ombudsmans office, a former staffer of Liberal Party Senator Nick Minchin.

 

 

The post AWU seeks documents showing collusion between government and supposedly independent agency appeared first on The Pen.

11:04

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Announce Bluesfest Sideshow Dates with Deer Tick "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Image Courtesy of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The kings of contemporary Americana music, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, have already been announced as one of the most highly anticipated acts on next years Bluesfest lineup and now theyve announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne while theyre in the country. Jason Isbell and []

09:50

The Libertines, The Avalanches and more announce Sydney City Limits sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Sydney City Limits is set to touch down next February, with the brains behind Splendour and Falls delivering a lineup that boasts some of the worlds most sought-after live acts.

The Libertines are set to round off their first ever tour of Australia with both Pete and Carl (yep, we cant believe it took that long either) with headline shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. Sampling visionaries and damn Aussie icons, The Avalanches and Seattles emo-indie luminaries Car Seat Headrest will also extend their Aussie stay for headline shows.

Newbies, The Head and the Heart and Sigrid will also bring their chops to Aussie audiences.

Check out all the dates and ticket details below:

 

PRE-SALES: 9am Fri 17 Nov 8am local time Mon 20 Nov (local time)

GENERAL SALES: 9am Mon 20 Nov (local time)

 

The Libertines:

Wed 28 Feb Forum, Melbourne

Thu 01 Mar Tivoli, Brisbane

 

The Avalanches:

Wed 07 Mar Tivoli, Brisbane

 

Car Seat Headrest:

Sun 25 Feb Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Wed 28 Feb Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

Thu 01 Mar Triffid, Brisbane

 

Sigrid:

Fri 23 Feb The Triffid, Brisbane

Wed 28 Feb Corner Hotel, Melbourne

 

The Head and the Heart:

Thu 01 Mar Corner Hotel, Melbourne

09:24

Yoga Newlands Community News

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Clare Fleming & Reconnect Yoga invite you to a chanting spring-clean!

Our 3-week course will cover the Ganapati-Prarthana chant.
 
Ganapati (Ganesha) is honored as the remover of obstacles, the destroyer of fatigue, and he is thought to be an embodiment of wisdom and the leader of an army of demigods.
The Ganapati-prrthan is a chant seeking benefaction from Ganapati (Ganesha), the elephant God.  The chant is usually used at the start of a new project or any endeavor, to seek unhindered accomplishment. It comes from the Taittirirya-samhit (2.3.14.53)
In these sessions, we will focus on some variations in approach to this chant.
The sessions will be a combination of Sat and Sunday afternoon.
Week 1, Sat 18th Nov - 4-5pm (1hour)
Week 2, Sun 26th Nov - 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)
Week 3, Sat 2nd Dec - 4-5:30 pm (1.5hours)
Cost:$115
Presenter: Clare Fleming

08:29

Vaccine could give hope to cancer patients "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Australian researchers are working on a revolutionary vaccine to help people in their fight against breast and gastric cancer.

The vaccine, developed by Melbourne-based biopharmaceutical company Imugene, is designed to treat patients with higher-than-normal levels of the HER2 protein which can cause cancer to become more aggressive.

Imugenes chief scientific officer Ursula Wiedermann said the vaccine helps stimulate a patients immune system to fight the cancer and could in future be used in combination with chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments.

Repeated doses of the vaccine would continue to be given to patients to help keep cancer at bay.

Its like tetanus, you need a booster vaccine to keep the memory of the immune system activated, Prof Wiedermann told News Corp.

The HER-vaxx is currently being trialled among gastric cancer patients in Asia.

The HER2 protein, also known as human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, helps cells grow and divide.

But when too much of the protein is produced in the body it can cause cancer to grow faster and spread.

About one in five people have HER2-positive breast cancer.

The post Vaccine could give hope to cancer patients appeared first on Echonetdaily.

08:00

SWIM INTO SUMMER WITH THE YARRA ROUGHIES The NORTHSIDER

Like swimming? Why not check out the Masters Program with local swimming legends, the Yarra Roughies.

The post SWIM INTO SUMMER WITH THE YARRA ROUGHIES appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

08:00

JUMPING JUNIPER, ITS GIN CLUB The NORTHSIDER

The Mill House has set up Gin Club and believe me, this is a club you want to neb part of.

The post JUMPING JUNIPER, ITS GIN CLUB appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

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Tuesday, 14 November

21:19

Bell Primary School Fete Newlands Community News

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Bell Primary Fete this Saturday, November 18th 10 - 3.

Also a Voting venue for Northcote by-election.  

There will be early coffee and Democracy Sausages!




20:40

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #568 onlymelbourne

Read Online Newsletter | #568 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #568 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 14th November 2017 to Monday 20th November 2017 Djerriwarrh Festival - Melton Saturday, November 18 - Melton Recreation Reserve Street Parade, The Lions Club Carnival, International food bazaar, Sustainable Lane, Get Active Expo, Pet Expo, Buskers Tree, Market Stall Village and more.. Djerriwarrh Community Festival 2017 Sidesault at The Melba .nobrtable br { display: none } A festival of experimental circus showcasing emerging and established circus artists. Festival program Nonstop Time In Space Circus 15 - 18 November Party Ghost Poached Eggs and Asparagus 15 - 18 November Relax: Everythings F****d The Syndicate Sideshow 15 - 18 November View Sidesault Program | Book Tickets International Week of the Italian Cuisine .nobrtable br { display: none } Zia Teresa Restaurant in Lygon Street serves a special Calabrian menu with 'rustica' dishes usually reserved for family. Italian Cuisine | Zia Teresa Restaurant | Bookings Johnston Street Fiesta .nobrtable br { display: none } BIENVENIDOS! Hispanic-Latin American Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday November 18th and 19th on Johnston Street Fitzroy. Johnston Street Fiesta 2017 Whitehorse Art Show 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } The Rotary Club of Box Hill is proud to present the 53rd Whitehorse Art Show in the Box Hill Town Hall. 16 - 19 November 2017 | Whitehorse Art Show 2017 Mind Body Spirit Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Australias largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event at Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Mind Body Spirit Festival 2017 Eureka Climb 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Get set for Australias biggest tower climb and raise money for the events charity partners Whitelion and Interplast. Eureka Climb | Eureka Tower JDRF One Walk .nobrtable br { display: none } JDRF One Walk on Sunday 19th November at Alexandra Gardens is the worlds biggest type 1 diabetes fundraising event. JDRF One Walk Archibald Prize Exhibition .nobrtable br { display: none } The prestigious Archibald Prize Exhibition now showing at Geelong Gallery until 10 December 2017. Archibald Prize Exhibition 2017 | Geelong Gallery | Tickets Online The Book of Mormon | Final Days .nobrtable br { display: none } Winner of nine Tony Awards, the best musical of this century ends on 22 November 2017. The Book of Mormon | Book Online Now Launch Weekend | The District Docklands .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbourne is invited to a new look Harbour Town shopping centre with a sneak peek, open weekend including FREE entertainment, activities and entry into some of Melbournes top attractions. Launch Weekend | The District Docklands Night Noodle Markets |...

19:25

Hobart plumbs lowest vacancies on record "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Hobart stretched to break point

Hobart notched the lowest vacancy rate on record for any capital city at just 0.3 per cent in October 2017. 

With just 75 listings meeting the criteria for an a vacancy (of being advertised online for three weeks or more) it's not surprising that rents have been taking off.

And while there's been talk of land release to ease the pressure in Hobart, there's no imminent sign of matters improving for tenants.

Meanwhile the previously stagnant Adelaide market is also beginning to look at a bit tight, with the vacancy rate declining to just 1.4 per cent in October, and the vacancy rate in Canberra ticked down to 0.8 per cent.

In Sydney and Melbourne the rental markets look to be in relative equilibrium, with some sub-regional variations. 


The resources capital cities look to have turned the corner now.

In Perth the vacancy rate of 4.1 per cent was well down from 4.9 per cent a year earlier, while Darwin (2.5 per cent) also saw a much tighter result than a year ago (3.2 per cent). 

Even Brisbane appears to have entered a bit of a downtrend despite its inner city apartment glut, although there does tend to be a seasonal spike over the Christmas period. 

Overall the national vacancy rate of 2.1 per cent or 67,781 vacancies was lower than a year earlier at 2.3 per cent or 74,368 vacancies, with dwelling starts now set to decline and strong population growth having absorbed most of the increase in rental stock to date. 

Nevertheless, rental price growth remains quite modest at the national level. 
...

18:41

The Non-Existent Bolshevik Revolution Melbourne Anarchist Club

This Sunday, November 17 at 5pm:

Did the events of October 1917 in Russia realise the dream of communism or was it simply a transfer of power from one government to another by other means?

Come to a presentation given by Owen Gager, one-time founding member of the Spartacist League in Australia about the events in Russia in 1917 with a particular emphasis from February to October.

Hear Owen Gager explain the betrayal of the Russian workers by the Bolshevik Party as the revelation of their real aim; the capture of State power. If you've ever wondered how the Dictatorship of the Proletariat became the Dictatorship of the Party became the Dictatorship of the Dictator? You'll wonder no more after listening to this informative and insightful presentation.

Light refreshments will be available.

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18:21

Launch of Vic's renewable energy auctions, "a lesson" for the feds Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Launch of Vic's renewable energy auctions, "a lesson" for feds
 
Media Release: Nov 14 2017: Launch of Vic's renewable energy auctions, "a lesson" for the feds
 
Victoria is leading the country with the launch of Australia's largest renewable energy auction scheme, a plan that will drive jobs, investment and drought-proof income across the state. 
 
The announcement comes as federal energy policy descends into farce with Josh Frydenberg pitching an eight-page thought bubble based on dodgy modelling, the so-called 'National Energy Guarantee' or NEG.

15:26

Rural women and girls deserve gender equality too Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

By Caitlin McInnis

The 62nd session of Commission on the Status of Women will take place in March 2018. The Australian government will be present at the session and recently took submissions from experts and the public as to what it should prioritise and advocate for when attending the session. The Castan Centres Acting Director Tania Penovic made a submission together with Angela Gibbs highlighting five main areas that the government should focus on.

Established to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women, the Commission helps to shape global standards on gender equality. The main theme for the 2018 session will be the furtherance of gender equality for rural women and girls. The session will also review the agreed upon conclusions from the 47th session of the Commission which focused on the participation in and access of women to the media.

According to Gibbs and Penovic, the government needs to consider the positive role women-only or women-focussed spaces or centres play in the empowerment of rural women and girls. Places such as Babarra Womens Centre, located in remote northern Australia, are run for and by local women and provide activities, employment and training opportunities through the establishment and operation of appropriate small business enterprises.

A major factor identified by Gibbs and Penovic in achieving gender equality is ensuring rural women and girls have access to quality education. Education ensures women and girls are economically empowered and contributes to better health and well being outcomes. Unfortunately, in rural areas accessing quality education is difficult. Gibbs and Penovic point out that studies have shown that where a family cannot support all children attending school due to workload or the cost of schooling, it is usually the girl child who is forced to drop out of school.

Access to health services is another big issue facing rural women and girls. The Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) requires state parties to ensure that rural women have access to adequate healthcare facilities. However, in 2012, more than half of Australias rural maternity units had closed over the previous 15 years due to safety concerns, cost and workforce shortages.

On top of health, food security is a significant issue for rural women and girls. Statistics from UN Women show that rural women currently represent 43% of the agricultural labour force, however, they are less able to access land, credit, agricultural inputsand obtain lower prices for their crops.

Finally, Gibbs and Penovics submission looks at political participation and local leadership. Under CEDAW, states must make sure that womens participation in g...

15:14

The Land That Time Forgot: Lamia "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Hes back at it!

RTRFMs local music know-it-all ROSS CHISHOLMs been on holiday

He was off trawling the record stores of Melbourne for a few weeks heading home with 17 extra kilos worth of music.

Hes back on home turf and hes taking us to The Land that Time Forgot.

Play Hes back! The Land That time Forgot

 

12:11

Andrew Swift Announces New Album Call Out For The Cavalry Plus Exclusive Stream of Reckless Desires "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Image Courtesy of Andrew Swift Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Andrew Swift has just announced plans to release his new album Call Out For The Cavalry, due for release on the 2nd March next year. The album follows on from Andrew Swifts eponymous 2015 release and was produced by sought after producer Matt Fell. Swift has []

11:19

Zero G - 13 November 2017 Episode 1159 "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

ZERO-G #1159

Title: Supervising the Supers

Podcast Title:  Murder on the Poddient Express 1159

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan & Megan McKeough. This week: delving into ethics, power and responsibility with LIAM BURKE; and we hop aboard for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

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:

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

11:06

Building nice homes for people Gross Habit

IT HAS BEEN HUMBLING TO LIVE NEXT TO A CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR A YEAR WE BOTH WORK FROM HOME THIS TIME LAST YEAR WE COPPED THREE MONTHS OF EXTREMELY LOUD MACHINERY SMASHING THROUGH TOUGH BLUESTONE RIGHT UP UNTIL CHRISTMAS THEN IT PICKED UP AGAIN IN THE NEW YEAR WORKERS SOMETIMES BRING RADIOS TO BLAST OUT THE SHITTEST MOST BASIC FM RADIO AND THE BEST PART IS WE HAVE TO CLOSE UP OUR PLACE AND RUN AN EXPENSIVE AIR CONDITIONER TO GET AWAY FROM THE DUST AND MIND JELLIFYING NOISE IT CONTINUES STILL RIGHT NOW THEY ARE DRILLING THROUGH STEEL WHICH SOUNDS LIKE WORLD WAR ONE BUT THEY ARE NEARING THE END AND I WILL BURN THE PLACE TO THE GROUND BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH FIRST TIME A YEAR A FUCKING YEAR ACTUALLY LONGER THAN A YEAR OVER A YEAR OF THIS  

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Monday, 13 November

21:46

Trans-Pacific Follies: Australia Asleep as Canada Wakes Up "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

It was as dreary as listening to the formulaic assessments of political economy by an unreconstructed Leninist.  But Sunday morning with Steve Ciobo, Australias trade minister, was such an occasion.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, withering away on the branch of false optimism, has been an instrument of deserved suspicion and opprobrium from popular movements across countries suspicious about the paternalistic follies of their governments.  It was precisely opposition to such a proposed agreement, negotiated in total secrecy away from the prying eyes of public interest groups, that fuelled the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential elections.

Even Hillary Clinton, whose husband was a vital figure behind initiating the North American Free Trade Agreement during the 1990s, began to chew some of the anti-free trade cud close to her ignominious defeat.

No free trade faith quite matches the monomania of Australian governments.  Since the 1980s, liberalising and opening the economy has been an unshakeable trajectory, a punishing, stripping dogma that insists that being economically open is liberally good, and closed, parochially bad.

While other states have wised up to the idea that total openness is a recipe for local instability, estrangement, and disaster, the Australian response has been unshakeable: keep borders open and corporations content, except when it comes to refugees who arrive by boat.  As Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has insisted with staid predictability, the TPP creates rules of the road to match the new economic world in which were living.

For all this, Australias own industries have been supplanted.  Energy and banking oligopolies have been given free rein to operate.  Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are reaching stratospheric heights, and the current government is promising to partly subsidise what will become one of the worlds largest, and environmentally destructive, of white elephants: the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.

Most telling of all is that the free traders have no interest in considering data of such irrefutable weight it should put an end to that unfortunately lingering religion.  The US-Australian Free Trade agreement remains a matter of considerable loss to Australia, limiting rather than extending markets and access to Australian producers, and showing the countrys diplomatic crew as inept, ill-informed and, in the final analysis, sycophantic.

None of these points concern the bemused Ciobo. Ideology has already set the tone in this field. When the United States announced, through President Donald J. Trump, that it would have no truck with the TPP, the Australian delegation was left baffled but unmoved.  The remaining states would keep the ship steady.

Now t...

10:11

Bluesfest announces a big second round of sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Having already hit us with some awesome tours in Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Princes famous band the New Power Generation, Bluesfest is bringing us an awesome new selection of tours when the festival rolls around again next year.

First up is the astonishing voice of Youssou NDour, whose fascinating career has seen him campaign for Nelson Mandela and even run for President of Senegal on the way to becoming possibly the biggest star Africa has ever produced.

Next up, Gomez are back in the country for the first time in 6 years, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Bring It On, heading to Perth as well as their East Coast run.

One of the most talented figures of the modern blues rock scene, Walter Trout brings his 50 years of experience to the Bluesfest stage, as well as his new project Were All In This Together a 2017 record packed with collaborations with some of the biggest names in the genre.

Having spent her early years busking the streets of New Orleans, Alynda Segarra now brings her band Hurray For The Riff Raff and their incredibly unique brand of folk/blues to our shores one not to be missed for anyone who wont be able to catch their set at Bluesfest this year.

Finally, the legendary Canned Heat round out the touring roster with one of their last ever tours, having had a long and influential career that saw them headline the iconic Woodstock 69 alongside the likes of Hendrix thisll be an ultimate bucket list gig for plenty of blues rock devotees.

All tickets go on presale this Wednesday, with general sale the following day check out the full list of dates, along with Youssou NDours classic 7 Seconds, below.

Bluesfest 2018 second round sideshows

Pre-sales start Wednesday November 15 at 10am AEDT

General sale starts Friday November 17 at 10am AEDT

Youssou Ndour

Sydney Opera House -Wednesday 28 March 2018
Tickets

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Saturday March 31 2018
Tickets

Youssou Ndour will play Bluesfest Byron Bay on Friday 30 March 2018

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