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Sunday, 15 July

23:20

This Is The Email Exchange Between Myself and IEATBABIES Who I Believe Is Doug Mesner aka John Kilrush aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves "IndyWatch Feed National"

Just a few things- my 1/2 sister, who I call Chris- is Christina. I DID attack my nephew when I was 13- which I have been quite open about. He was NOT, however, part of the Hester household. Af the time of that attack- I also, directly after, tried to kill myself so at the same time the police came- so did an ambulance. It was determined I was having a psychotic break, which being forced to light a man on fire when I was 10 contributed too, so social workers were ordered into my fathers house. Two months later I tried to kill myself again- believing the only way to prevent me from becoming the AntiChrist was for me to kill myself- so a week after my 14th birthday I was directed to sign myself into Cherokee Mental Health Institute- where I spent 5 months.

But you can see- through this exchange- how sick this IEATBABIES is- and how he constantly just throws shit at the walls- hoping something will stick.

You can also see his claims that he is directly connect to Michael Aquino but then, as they say, birds of a feather flock together.

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17:16

Oberon review - Australia - Letter | Truth will prevail on fluoride and its use "IndyWatch Feed National"

THEY say the first victim in war is the truth. Is this a war? Its certainly a war of words, and a war for the truth. When I first realised that everything Id heard and seen about fluoride from the government, dentists and television wasnt entirely kosher it was 2014, and Id been living in this little town of ours for about four years. Although Ive lived many places, Oberon was the first place Id landed where I felt a strong sense of community.  
What got me out of my chair about fluoride in 2014 (the last time it reared its scaly head) was that deep sense of community among the people standing against it. They were and still are a very sincere and well-focused group of concerned local people who have spent an inordinate amount of time researching and understanding as much of the information available about sodium fluoride as they can. Their company and encouragement in the last four years has been deeply inspiring and helped me see the truth about many big issues we all collectively face in this troubled world of ours. Sodium fluoride and its uses are but one. Getting this type of fluoride (unnatural) exposed and revealed for all to see how dangerous it is to human health and, more importantly, how much were consuming already, is the challenge ahead and together it can be done.  
Out of convenience and profit, fluoride has penetrated our industrial, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors over the last 60 years via slick marketing and good engineering. It happens to be very useful in medicine, machinery, cookware, lighting, food, beverages and welding&...

15:14

Matika Little // Queer, Female and Aboriginal: Surviving And Thriving As A Minority "IndyWatch Feed National"

pedestrian.tv // Queer, Female and Aboriginal: Surviving And Thriving As A Minority: Growing up in regional New South Wales, finding other queer people much less Indigenous queer people felt almost impossible. I didnt look like the stereotype of either community. I have pale skin, blue eyes and brown hair so I definitely didnt look like representations of Aboriginal women I saw in the media. As for the queer community, all I had to look up to was a dancing Ellen DeGeneres on daytime TV. While I loved Ellen, I was again faced with no true representation. I was an outcast in my own community at times those who I had hoped would be educated about Indigenous Australians or queer-identifying people consistently let me down, deepening my feelings of isolation and loneliness.

15:10

If Theyre Raiding a House, Expect a Gift "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Geoff Hoon, UK Defense Secretary,  (C) Paul Bremer, Governor of Occupied Iraq, and (R) Mia Bloom, Professor

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

On October 6, 2016, The Independent, UK, had this headline:

US government spent over $500m on fake Al-Qaeda propaganda videos that tracked location of viewers.

The article, by Feliks Garcia, was about a PR firm in the UK that helped the war effort during the 2003 Iraq war. I will show in a moment that there is good news here for the Boston Marathon non-bomber, Jahar Tsarnaev.

But first, I hope every parent of a US soldier is reading this.

The PR firm in questio...

14:26

PERTH Burglary and evade police arrest, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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14:01

Future Of Media: Every Time You Share A Daily Mail Story, An Independent Journalist Somewhere Dies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over the weekend, New Matilda editor Chris Graham spoke on a panel at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas with Amanda Pepe (from the Adelaide Review) and Professor Peter Fray, Co-director of the Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology Sydney. The topic was Future of Media, and specifically asked these questions: Given the 24/7 news cycle and even faster social media platforms, how can we control information? Is this development the ultimate democratisation of what used to be strictly-controlled offerings of the powerful few? Whos making sure were not being duped? Below is a speech Chris Graham prepared, but never delivered (the group just chatted instead).

One of the key questions in todays discussion is given our new, fast-paced media world, how can we control information?

I think the short answer is we cant. And to be honest, I dont think we really should anyway. I think government believes its job is to control information, and I can see some cases where thats obviously necessary national security, commercial in confidence etc etc. But in this day and age I think theres a lot of overreach by government in the control of information. The current prosecution of Witness K in the East Timor oil and gas scandal is a disgraceful, outrageous example of that.

I think traditional media has also felt a strong desire to and indeed has a long history of controlling information. I think theres a lot of overreach in that area as well. Ill give you an example.

Tomorrow, Im getting on a plane to fly to Italy. From there I board a boat in Sicily to sail to Gaza, in Palestine. Im there to report on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, an international group (with representation in Australia) which, every year or so, organizes a few boats from across the world to try and break the Israeli imposed naval blockade on Gaza.

Now, wherever your politics reside on the question of Israel and Palestine, its undeniably a news story. Its undeniably information in the public interest. In the past, Australian media coverage has either tended to ignore the Flotillas entirely, or tended towards mockery and criticism. And yet, its basically universally accepted save for a few countries that Israels blockade of Gaza is illegal under international law. The Human Rights Council of the United Nations says it is, for example.

Gaza is the worlds largest outdoor prison a jail to almost 2 million people. And yet most of the time, we only see it in the news when Israel is slaughtering people. And even then our media strives for balance as though theres a balanced way to report the deaths of hundreds, sometimes thousands of unarmed Palestinians at the hands of one of the worlds most powerful armies.

Ironically, the only way I can see Australian media taking an interest in...

13:42

Two bits of Sunday inspiration "IndyWatch Feed National"

People are awesome. ....that's why we should never give up.

13:39

Happy Bastille Day - except for the motorbike cops. And the blue-smoke wingman. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mon dieu! #BastilleDay went off with a bang - for these police motorcyclistshttps://t.co/jh88YrDQA4 #14juillet pic.twitter.com/X3NjItolZL BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 14, 2018

13:28

Sara Tomevska // Domestic violence prevention brings together Indigenous men and women in outback community - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Domestic violence prevention brings together Indigenous men and women in outback community - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Domestic violence is not an issue unique to Indigenous communities. On average, an Australian woman dies every week at the hands of a current or previous partner.

So far this year, 34 women have been killed.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of domestic violence than any other group of women in Australia.

Domestic Violence Statistics

  • On average at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia.
  • On average, police receive a domestic violence call every two minutes.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of domestic violence than any other group of women in Australia.
  • One in 10 men have witnessed violence towards their mother by a partner before the age of 15.
Source: Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

12:55

Perth Radio: Should Australia's migrant intake increase or decrease? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias annual permanent migrant intake has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade after a Federal Government crackdown on dodgy claims. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the government had restored integrity to the migration program to make sure the best possible migrants were brought into the country through tougher vetting. William Burke from the Sustainable Australia Party spoke to Tim McMillan about the new figures.

Should Australias migrant intake increase or decrease?

Australias annual permanent migrant intake has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade after a Federal Government crackdown on dodgy claims.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the government had restored integrity to the migration program to make sure the best possible migrants were brought into the country through tougher vetting.

William Burke from Sustainable Australia spoke to Tim McMillan about the new figures.

Download this podcast here

Tim McMillan

10:00

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2018: Hot-topic sessions you wont want to miss "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Saturday 4 August

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Saturday begins with the perennial issue of the Abuse of Power and Privilege, with author Bri Lee and investigative journalists Allan Clarke and Louise Milligan tackling big institutions from personal and professional perspectives.

In Anxiety: is it Just Me? well known authors Matt Haig, Sarah Wilson, Michael Ableman and local debut author Jarrah Dundler will shed light on the prevailing mental health issue of our time.

Thinking from a fresh perspective may be as simple as switching the power imbalance of gender so we invite you to join Anne Aly, Jacqui Lambie and Bri Lee to ponder What if Women Ruled the World.

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09:49

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09:07

Because of her love we are fierce "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indigenous women weather the trauma of past and present violence, oppression and policy to fight for a better future. #BecauseOfHer

06:30

Australia: Man converts to Islam in prison, threatens to blow up shopping center, is granted bail "IndyWatch Feed National"

What could possibly go wrong? To keep him in prison would be Islamophobic. Im not an extremist: Aboriginal man who converted to Islam after being radicalised in maximum-security terror unit is granted bail despite allegedly planning to blow up a shopping centre, Daily Mail Australia, July 10, 2018: An Aboriginal man who converted to Islam []

06:30

Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings Rally "IndyWatch Feed National"

Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings Rally

The BTC markets are currently attempting to establish a higher low above $6000 after failing to break above resistance at $6800 at the end of June, whilst BCH appears to have bounced off the critical support area of $600 $650 for the second time in 2018. In recent altcoin market action, Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX) have produced gains of roughly between 10% and 20% after Coinbase confirmed on the 14th of June that it is currently exploring listing said markets.

Also Read: Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation 

BTC Rangebound Between $5800 and $6800

Since gaining 18% from the 29th of June low of approximately $5800 to the local high of roughly $6840 on the 7th of July, the BTC markets have retraced by over 8% during the last seven days with current prices hovering at approximately $6250.

...

02:47

Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title "IndyWatch Feed National"

Angelique Kerber beat seven-time champion Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title and spoil the Americans dream comeback as a mum. The German 11th seed, 30, beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-3 to add this title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns. Williams had been the favourite despite it []

The post Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title appeared first on Newtelegraph.

02:40

Australia: Muslim on benefits for obesity sends $4,000 to Islamic State jihadi via Paypal "IndyWatch Feed National"

He was too fat to work, but not too fat to support the jihad. Non-Muslims paying for the upkeep of Muslims is a Quranic dictate: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, []

00:16

Scammers have cloned MyGov website and are sending out fake emails "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Stay Smart Online, 4 July 2018:

Scammers have set up a clone of the myGov website to trick you into sharing your login and bank account details.

The scam starts with a phishing email that looks like it is from Medicare, asking you to update your Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) details, so you can start receiving payments for Medicare benefits and claims.



If you click on the link in the email you are taken a replica of the real myGov website. Youll note the URL includes .net instead of .gov.au, which is an indication the website is not a legitimate Australian Government domain!

...

00:15

"Bad actor" Facebook Inc given 500,000 maximum fine - any future breach may cost up to 1.4bn "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


The Guardian, 11 July 20018:

Facebook is to be fined 500,000, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the information commissioner has announced.

The fine is for two breaches of the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) concluded that Facebook failed to safeguard its users information and that it failed to be transparent about how that data was harvested by others.

 Facebook has failed to provide the kind of protections they are required to under the Data Protection Act, said Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner. Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system.

In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook took 500,000 in revenue every five and a half minutes. Because of the timing of the b...

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Saturday, 14 July

23:49

I am Not Now- Nor Have I Ever Been- the One or the Chosen One "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Candle Song

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.

Anyone can light a candle,
Just like a flower in the rain.
You are unique, the same.
Each step you take, each dream you realize,
Will open your heart, your life.

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.
For if we look too close
Pure magic we would see,
Pure magic we will be.

Its all around each one, its all around within,
The perfect union close inside your dreams.
To watch in wonderment as each day begins.
They tell me you can hear this song.

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.
For if we look to close,
Pure magic we would see.
Pure magic we will be.

Jon Anderson and Vangelis, Change We Must, 1994

23:21

Labor Party self-destruct a couple of weeks before the Super Saturday federal by-elections on July 28th "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the last week the Labor Party have started self-destructing with allegations of lies, fraud, theft, tax evasion and drug dealing flying left, right and centre by Mark Latham and it is almost certain most of it is true. It sounds like some sort of mafia movie but it isnt. It was an internal Labor []

20:57

Video: Robert Spencer on Islamic reform, child marriage in Islam, Islamic antisemitism, and more "IndyWatch Feed National"

A wide-ranging and somewhat offbeat interview with El Dia out of Melbourne, Australia, hated by the Left and Antifa for being reasonable!

20:13

Bangalow Road truck accident "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

An truck accident near Nashua Road on Bangalow Road has stopped traffic in both directions.

The Transport Management Centre reports the accident occurred just after 7pm Saturday evening (July 14).

Between 7 and 8pm a number of emergency vehicles were heard travelling along Bangalow Road.

Motorists are being advised to use the Pacific Highway and Bruxner Highway as an alternative route.

The post Bangalow Road truck accident appeared first on Echonetdaily.

19:15

Most of Victoria getting under construction "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Jumpin' jackhammers

Don't normally deal in hyberbole on this blog, but gee whizz this header isn't too far off the truth.

When the latest engineering construction figures were released last month they showed a huge ramp up in work yet to be done in Victoria, as a volley of transport and infrastructure projects underway saw the engineering pipeline explode nearly $10 billion higher, to sit at by far the highest ever figure. 

In a recent report on the end of the construction boom, I also noted that of the capital cities only Melbourne presently has the dynamics to sustain an elevated rate of apartment construction, supported by extraordinary population growth

An unprecedented surge in attached dwelling approvals October and November 2017 had become commencements by the first quarter of 2018, as the number of dwellings under construction continued to rise statewide.

Commercial building work in the pipeline is booming, too, doubling in only the past couple of years to more than $8 billion.

The net result is a wild and synchronised upswing in the total pipeline, with the best part of $38 billion of work yet to be done, also a near-doubling in only the past couple of years. 


Nationally construction activity may be set to fall, but clearly this won't happen any time soon in Victoria.

In fact, looking at this chart Melbourne may even experience the opposite problem, being a constraint on capacity!

Residential construction in particular is known to have a strong multiplier effect, so it's qu...

18:33

Jackie Huggins AO: This NAIDOC Week, I want to acknowledge my sisters in jail. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Despite being 3% of the overall population, Aboriginal women make up 34% of the prison population. Dr Jackie Huggins AO, asks us to think of those women this NAIDOC week and why there is such a disparity.

18:17

Our New garden Chook Tractor! "IndyWatch Feed National"

A roll of plastic road works mesh & some star pickets. Easy to erect, move around & fits any size or shape garden bed.



17:37

MACKAY Mackay courthouse listings "IndyWatch Feed National"

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17:23

Hillsong founder Frank Houston teen victim Peter Fowler aged 15 abused at Lower Hutt Assemblies of God in New Zealand in 1972 "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

The founder of Hilsong Global Church Frank Houston a lifelong secret homosexual and pedophile. Confessed in 1999.

The founder of Hilsong Global Church Frank Houston a lifelong secret homosexual and pedophile while in Christian ministry. Confessed in 1999.

 

Peter Fowler, a teen sex abuse victim of the founder of Hillsong Frank Houston, wrote the following to Pastor Philip Powell of Christian Witness Ministries on 13th July 2003.

Christian Witness Ministries is a prophetic ministry which exposed the corruption of Brian and Frank Houston, the Australian Assembies of God and Hillsong, on 13th July 2003. Pastor Philip Powell passed away in 2015.

AOGNZ is short for Assemblies of God in New Zealand.

Peter Fowlers letter to Pastor Philip Powell:

Dear Philip

I am very pleased to be able to report that I have reached a settlement with AOGNZ and the Lower Hutt AOG. The terms of the settlement are confidential to the parties and the only public comment I can make is the following statement: Peter Fowler and the Assemblies of God in NZ and the Assembly of God Lower Hutt Church have confidentially in a Christian spirit resolved all differences between them relating to the alleged abuse of Peter Fowler by Fran...

17:17

Hillsong Founder the pedophile Frank Houston and boy victim WNZ1, the first known Wellington New Zealand boy victim "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brian Houston: I'm sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. I'll remember them in my prayers. Sorry I can't help the victims more.

Pastor Brian Houston the head of Hillsong Global Church. Heartless. Refuses to help the boy sexual  abuse victims of his father Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong Global Church in any way. Hid and sheltered his secret lifelong pedophile father Frank Houston for five years from 1999 to 2004 from the NSW Police and in doing this deprived the boy victims of Justice. Facing looming pedophile protection charges  Brian Houston: Im sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. Ill remember them in my prayers. Sorry I cant help the victims more.

17:17

Australia - Letter | Lawn and vegies will get a good dose of fluoride "IndyWatch Feed National"

I WANT to alert the people of Oberon that the policy of water fluoridation makes no sense.  
I received water usage information for the town in the 2017 calendar year from the general manager.  The town used 607 megalitres of water in 2017.  
...

17:16

Hillsong founder Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim SA1 testimony boy sex abuse at Assembly of God youth camp in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

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Boy victim SA1 details the sexual abuse of him at age 11 by the pedophile Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong Global Church:

The abuse by Frank occurred during one week I was at the Klemzig AOG camp. It would have been in the summer of 1973 or 1974.

I was about 11. I hadnt reached puberty yet

I remember Frank being around the shower block quite a lot, seemed to bump into him there.

One time I was going in and he was coming out and as I went in I saw another boy a few years older standing there with an erection. My mate, David Haig also noticed it because I remember talking about it after, as boys would.

The first time Frank touched me was in a shower. I was showering and he pushed aside the flimsy curtain and stepped in and fondled me.

The second time was in the dorm. My bed was close to the back end on the bottom. He came to the bunk, sat down and masturbated me and had me touch him over his clothes.

 

On 18 November 2012 boy victim SA1 comments on this my blog site:

On 18 November 2012 a boy victim that nobody had previously heard of wrote the following comment on this my blog site:

Sadly, there were more than six kids, Frank was a regular at youth and family camps in the early/mid 70s at Cudlee Creek, SA ( the church camp) That is where I had my expe...

17:15

Hillsong Founder Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim AHA statement to the Australian Royal Commission "IndyWatch Feed National"

child abuse

Frank Houston the founder of Hillsongs child abuse victims number in the hundreds. Four hundred plus.

 

The following is the signed statement of boy victim AHA to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in October 2014.

AHA is one of Pastor Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsongs, sexual abuse boy victims.

AHAs statement is dated 30 September 2014, a month before the Australian Royal Commission examined Brian Houston, Hillsong Church and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC).

The ACC was formerly called the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG).

Boy victim AHA read this statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

 

17:08

Chilean archbishops suspects in child abuse cases "IndyWatch Feed National"

This Deutsche Welle video says about itself:

Chilean police have arrested a prominent Catholic priest who is accused of raping seven children.

Chilean priest arrested over child abuse allegations | DW | 13.07.2018

Chilean priest Oscar Munoz Toledo, who was once the chancellor of Santiagos archbishopric, was detained Thursday on charges that he sexually abused seven minors. Its the latest in a series of pedophilia cases in which priests allegedly carried out abuse, ignored it or helped cover it up.

The case: In January, Munoz admitted to abusing a minor. The 56-year-old was initially investigated by the Chilean church, which then referred the case to the Vatican. His arrest came after prosecutors seized church case files on the scandal in June. Munoz is accused of the abuse and statutory rape of seven children. Prosecutor Emiliano Arias said the abuse took place from 2002 on in Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua. Authorities are investigating whether Munoz had accomplices.

Archbishop of Santiago Ricardo Ezzati, who himself has been accused of covering up crimes, said the church would cooperate in everything that is required. Referring to Munoz, he added that he felt a great pain for him, for his family and for the victims.

Munoz was vice-chancellor before being promoted to chancellor in the Santiago archdiocese in 2011. He is one of several senior priests connecte...

16:55

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgaged Funds for Crypto Speculation

One of Australias oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia.

Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on Customers Using Mortgage Funds to Trade Crypto

Bank of Queensland has banned its customers from using loans that are leveraged against home equity for the purposes of cryptocurrency speculation due to concerns pertaining to the increasing regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency activities in Australia.

Contracts issued by Bank of Queensland will now caution prospective borrowers any loan purpose that involves the acquisition of or usage of cryptocurrency is unacceptable. The Australia...

16:00

The Weekend Quiz July 14-15, 2018 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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

Question 1:

The value of money inevitably declines if the money supply rises.

The answer is False.

While the statement is mostly false there are situations (rare) where it could be true. But as a blanket statement it is false.

The question requires you to understand: (a) the difference between bank reserves and the money supply; and (b) the Quantity Theory of Money.

The mainstream macroeconomics text book argument that increasing the money supply will cause inflation is based on the Quatity Theory of Money. First, expanding bank reserves will put more base money into the economy but not increase the aggregates that drive the alleged causality in the Quantity Theory of Money that is, the various estimates of the money supply.

Second, even if the money supply is increasing, the economy may still adjust to that via output and income increases up to full capacity. Over time, as investment expands the productive capacity of the economy, aggregate demand growth can support the utilisation of that increased capacity without there being inflation.

In this situation, an increasing money supply (which is really not a very useful aggregate at all) which signals expanding credit will not be inflationary.

So if nominal demand kept increasing beyond the capacity of the real economy to absorb it via increased production then the result will be inflation and the value of the dollar would start to decline.

The Quantity Theory of Money which in symbols is MV = PQ but means that the money stock times the turnover per period (V) is equal to the price level (P) times real output (Q). The mainstream assume that V is fixed (despite empirically it moving all over the place) and Q is always at full employment as a result of market adjustments.

In applying this theory the mainstream deny the existence of unemployment. The more reasonable mainstream economists admit that short-run deviations in the predictions of the Quantity Theory of Money can occur but in the long-run all the frictions causing unemployment will disappear and the theory will apply.

In general, the Monetarists (the most recent group to revive the Quantity Theory of Money)...

13:30

Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce On the Coffs Coast NSW "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce. Serving businesses & the community in Urunga, Mylestom, Bellingen & Coffs Harbour region. Mid North Coast NSW, Au.

Source: Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce On the Coffs Coast NSW

13:28

Dorrigo Tourism Business and Community "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Dorrigo  Australias National Park Capital.The Dorrigo Plateau offers visitors a range of activities for all ages. RV Friendly Explore Dorrigo today!

Source: Dorrigo Tourism Business and Community

13:09

Bellingen Community Markets Bellingen Community Markets "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The Bellingen Community Markets is one of Australias largest and most diverse regional markets. Our vibrant marketplace is home to a fantastic range of

Source: Bellingen Community Markets Bellingen Community Markets

13:03

Taxpayers pay up for Kimba and Hawker residents to be nuclear-educated at Lucas Heights "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

$350k of flights to get nuclear reactions 
Taxpayers have coughed up nearly $350,000 to fly 225 Kimba and Hawker residents to Sydney to learn about nuclear waste, new figures reveal(subscribers only)
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/federal-government-flies-225-country-residents-to-sydney-to-learn-about-nuclear-waste-ahead-of-august-20-ballot/news-story/432c509816a37f2918c6b7dd7ac85d9c

Nuclear waste debate soars to nearly $350,000 in tax-payer funded trips   the Australian (subscribers only)

11:11

Little Animal With Sweet Tooth Gets Head Stuck In Nutella Jar "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sometimes, having a sweet tooth can get you into trouble.

That was the problem for one little possum in Loganholme, Australia, last week when he stumbled upon an open jar of Nutella that someone had thrown away.

Hoping to get a taste of what was left in the jar, he stuck his head inside and then couldnt get it back out.

Credit: RSPCA Queensland

A man walking his dog saw the struggling critter, and knew right away he needed help. Brushtail possums typically eat sweet eucalyptus, flowers and fruits so it was no surprise he wanted to snack on the sweet hazelnut spread.

The man called the local RSPCA and wildlife officer Chantel Sibilla was on the scene to help the troubled animal within minutes.

I wanted to call him Nutty the moment I saw him there, she told The Jimboomba Times. You know you have a problem when you end up in a situation like that.

Credit: RSPCA Queensland

Sibilla put some grease around the neck of the jar and gently twisted it off from around the possums head. Theres no way of knowing how long the little guy had been stuck but if it had been much longer, he likely wouldnt have made it.

The most amazing thing was the way he tried to help me out, grabbing the jar with his little paws so he helped me lever it off, Sibilla said. Possums can scream and carry on, but not this little guy. He seemed perfectly happy where he was.

Sibilla wrapped the possum in a towel and brought him to the animal hospital for a checkup. They had to make sure he wasnt injured or dehydrated from his sticky run-in before releasing him back to the wild.
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09:56

Mangroves and their deforestation may emit more methane than we thought "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mangroves, the dense tangled forests that buffer land from sea in many coastal areas of the tropics, are renowned for their ability to store carbon and help fight climate change. But new research finds mangroves may emit more carbon as methane than previously estimated emissions made even worse by deforestation. The ability of mangroves to sequester carbon in the ground termed blue carbon is unparalleled, with previous research finding a tract of mangrove can bury 40 times more carbon than a similarly sized area of rainforest. But what exactly happens to this carbon once its in the ground has been something of a mystery. So scientists at universities in Australia decided to find out by examining the soil carbon stored beneath mangroves in Queensland. Dr. Judith Rosentreter, a coauthor of the study, in a mangrove creek in North Queensland, Australia. Her research interest are in carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions from mangrove ecosystems. Photo by Jacob Yeo Their results, published in Science Advances, reveal that mangrove soil carbon doesnt remain stored in perpetuity. Some of it is transformed from carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) by tiny microorganisims called archea, and is then released back into the atmosphere. Methane has a much bigger warming impact than carbon dioxide 34 to 86 times more powerful so even a bit of methane has the potential to offset mangrove CO2 storage. Ultimately, the team found that the methane released from mangrove soil carbon offsets blue carbon burial

Scientists urge Indonesian president to nix dam in orangutan habitat "IndyWatch Feed National"

JAKARTA Twenty-five of the worlds top environmental scientists have lambasted plans to construct a hydroelectric dam in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, because it would threaten the rarest species of great ape on Earth. The scientists, members of the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT), outlined their concerns in a letter addressed to President Joko Jokowi Widodo, which was hand-delivered to the office of the presidents chief of staff, or KSP, on July 10. The scientists said the $1.6 billion hydropower project threatened the Batang Toru forest in North Sumatra province, home to the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). The species was only described last year, but is already teetering on the brink of extinction, as its habitat in the Batang Toru ecosystem continues to be fragmented by infrastructure projects. Over the course of three generations, the population of Tapanuli orangutans has plummeted by 83 percent, leaving fewer than 800 individuals surviving in a tiny tract of forest less than one-fifth the size of the metropolitan area that comprises Indonesias capital, Jakarta. The Batang Toru hydropower project could be the death knell for the Tapanuli orangutan, according to William F. Laurance, a tropical ecologist at Australias James Cook University, who led a major study of the species and described it as the rarest and most gravely endangered great ape on Earth. I cannot imagine anywhere else in the world where a project like this would even be seriously entertained, he told Mongabay by email. The Batang Toru project will slice

09:32

This Viral 'Shark Attack' Photo Isn't What It Seems "IndyWatch Feed National"

Instagram model Katarina Zarutskie was in the Bahamas with her boyfriend when she got into the water with a group of nurse sharks while they were feeding. She wanted to connect with nature, she told SBS News. Then Zarutskie floated on her back amongst the sharks, posing for a photo to share on her Instagram page and something unexpected happened.

I leaned back, and then that shark he came and he bit down on my arm and pulled me under," she told BuzzFeed News. "I am lucky to have my hand.

Credit: Instagram/Katarina Zarutskie

After the incident, Zarutskie released photos of the alleged attack, including a photo of her splashing in the water and an image of her injured arm and she told her story to multiple news outlets.

"At that point your body has so much adrenaline going and you just have to get out of the situation, but I stayed extremely calm," she told BBC News. "I think if someone was screaming and flailing around it definitely could have changed the situation."

Yet shark experts warn not to believe the hype surrounding the viral shark attack photo. Despite the slight injury, they say, Zarutskie was never in any real danger. Nurse sharks are very gentle animals who feed on molluscs, stingrays and small fish and theyve never fatally injured a person.

Credit: Instagram/Katarina Zarutskie

The nurse shark is likely to have pulled the woman underwater in taking an exploratory bite out of curiosity, but because they have sharp teeth this resul...

09:29

Are Bugs, Microwaves and Slaughterbots the New Cold War? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Screengrab from Slaughterbot film

by Dee McLachlan

They say it was President Harry S Trumans decision to drop Little Boy, the atomic bomb that obliterated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 exploding with an energy of about 15 kilotons of TNT. The goal of the two atomic bombs were to end the war, and as the President said, It is an awful responsibility that has come to us.

In 1950, Truman went on to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a w...

09:08

Put the Nats last or lose your rights to protest "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The NSW government recently gazetted a new regulation under the Crown Lands Management Act that removes the right to peaceful assembly, gathering or protest on public land anywhere in NSW. This is a wholesale attack on the tradition of democracy that can only be described as totalitarian. Under the new law any assembly [...]

08:29

New Matilda Editor Chris Graham To Report From Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following is a media statement from Gaza Freedom Flotilla Australia.

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Australia is excited to announce that Chris Graham, the publisher and editor of New Matilda and Walkley Award winning journalist, will be on board the Freedom Flotilla Coalition boat Al Awda (The Return) later this month as she challenges the devastating and inhumane Israeli government blockade of Gaza.

This latest Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of Israels illegal blockade on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is called Right to a Just Future for Palestine. It will not only focus on the right to freedom of movement, as all previous flotillas have done, but it will also focus on the right of return that has been denied to dispossessed Palestinian refugees for 70 years.

Chris said: The job of independent media like New Matilda, is to print truths that some would rather not see exposed. Its also to give voice to the voiceless, and there arent many groups on earth with less of a voice than Palestinians. So, Im looking forward to being part of that process.

New Matilda editor Chris Graham, pictured in Hebron in the West Bank in December 2016.

Im obviously anxious about the response of the Israeli Government to the flotilla they killed 10 members of a Flotilla in 2010 during a raid on the Mavi Marmara. But Im also mindful that the Israeli Governments campaign of misinformation and intimidation of journalists and media organisations has been effective in reducing scrutiny of its actions.

Al Awda and her sister ships Freedom, Falestine and Mairead, are currently undertaking a tour of European ports to build support for the campaign and show Palestinian people and communities that while governments and international institutions may have failed them over the last 70 years, there is growing civil society support for their fundamental human rights.

John Pilger said: The freedom flotillas have achieved extraordinary results in informing the world of the inhumanity and cruelty of the Israelis medieval siege of Gaza. He has officially endorsed Right to a Just Future for Palestine, stating I specially appreciate the words, Just Future justice is the basic human right missing from the media reporting of...

08:23

Green Finance Is Flowing, From Paris To The Pacific "IndyWatch Feed National"

Private and public investment in a safe climate future is growing, despite the best and worst efforts of some of the worlds leading polluters, writes Richie Merzian.

On a reclaimed swamp fringing the outskirts of the industrial city of Incheon in the Republic of Korea youll find the G-Tower, home of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). While this purpose-built town is an odd choice for the headquarters of the worlds largest climate fund it is typical of the UN decision-making that defines how the GCF works.

The GCF Board has 24 members split evenly between developed countries (mainly OECD members) and developing countries (mainly non-OECD members) and every decision, from approving the Secretariats pay-scale to billion dollar investments to the location of fund headquarters, has to be by consensus. Climate finance is all about balance and fairness, allowing industrialised countries that have benefited from high greenhouse gas economies to help finance efforts by poorer countries to cut their emissions and adapt to climate change.

Last week, the GCF Board held its 20th meeting and took two days to agree an agenda, failed to consider funding proposals and received the resignation of the Executive Director of the GCF Secretariat. Without background, it sounds like the GCF is in free-fall and Australia should question its AU$200 million investment, especially after American President Donald Trump announced the US would not honour its remaining US$2 billion GCF pledge.

In truth, the GCF has been a major asset for Australia and the international community, by supporting climate action in vulnerable island countries and levering corporate finance for climate change. Australia has been highly influential in the fund, co-chairing the GCF Board for three of the last six years, including overseeing a period of rapid growth in 2016 and 2017. In that two-year window, the GCF Board agreed by consensus to invest in 46 projects totalling US$2.5 billion. Just in our region, eight Pacific island countries succeeded in attracting over US$300 million in GCF investments in renewable energy and climate resilience more than the entire Australian contribution to the GCF.

But its through the GCFs Private Sector Facility that the greatest impact can be made. For example, the GCFs US$250 million investment in the European Investment Banks Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund will mobilise US$30 billion in renewable energy and energy efficiency in emerging markets. Thats a leverage ratio of 120. One of the largest private investors in the project is an Australian superannuation fund.

The Paris Agreement is built on the understanding that climate finance must come from all funding sources. The goal of raising US$100 billion per annum by 2020, agreed at the Copenhagen conference, should come from both gov...

07:26

PERTH Gosnells man charged over theft of marked police car "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Gosnells man charged over theft of marked police car .

July 13, 2018 at 03:37PM .

offences, including stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated home burglary and breach of bail. He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/gosnells-man-charged-over-theft-of-marked-police-car-ng-b88895861z&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFnUOZJeVyNtJMBmI6gRMNW_C_D9g

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PERTH Man charged over theft of police car in Cloverdale "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man charged over theft of police car in Cloverdale .

July 13, 2018 at 03:15PM .

harm, failing to report an incident in which property was damaged and breach of bail. He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.communitynews.com.au/southern-gazette/news/man-charged-theft-police-car-cloverdale&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNER_KNrVYFggoePenHcQY3gegoUgA

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05:28

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, July 13, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Weve collected a few stories that were published this week by other news outlets. Tropical forests The Forest Code in Brazil could help both agriculture and the environment, if all of its provisions are carried out (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/EurekAlert). In just four years, between 2012 and 2016, Australia lost 5,000 square kilometers (1,930 square miles) of forest in the Great Barrier Reef watershed (The Guardian). A Chinese agency allows the trade in the bones of leopards, a species protected under CITES (Conservation Action Trust). Grazing livestock in forests could help boost sustainable agriculture (CIFOR Forests News). Protected forests in India that are farther from roads had 88 percent less deforestation, new research has found (The Hindu). Other news Scientists in Switzerland are combining drone surveys with image analysis to track wildlife in Africa (Swiss National Science Foundation/EurekAlert). A new analysis shows that the chances of contracting Lyme disease are higher in fragmented forests of the eastern U.S. (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies/EurekAlert). Trumps Supreme Court nominee has acknowledged the role of humans in climate change (The Atlantic). What would the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court mean for environmental laws? (The New York Times). Ammonia could be a renewable source of energy (Science Magazine). Several species of whales may have disappeared from the Mediterranean due to hunting by ancient Romans (New Scientist). After centuries of brewing beer, Belgium is becoming a more hospitable place for wine production, thanks to climate change (Reuters). Scientists ask

Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, IOTA, and EOS "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are many angles to view the market despite this relentless sell pressure. First, news of regulations is obviously positive and could open the door for institutional investors to channels their trillions. Secondly, there is widespread cryptocurrency adoption and that []

The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, IOTA, and EOS appeared first on The Global Mail.

05:03

MACKAY Mackay man pleads guilty to more than a dozen crimes "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY July 13, 2018 at 07:33AM ,

Mackay man pleads guilty to more than a dozen crimes

July 13, 2018 at 07:33AM ,

A NORTH Mackay man has pleaded guilty to a slew of charges in Mackay Magistrates Court. Benjamin Beith, 30, began to plead guilty to a slew of

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02:35

A review of gold nanoparticles in cancer therapy. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  Curr Pharm Des. 2015 ;21(29):4240-51. PMID: 26323426 Abstract Title:  Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy: Efficacy, Biodistribution, and Toxicity. Abstract:  Gold-based nanoparticles are utilized for cancer therapeutics as a system for drug delivery, or as a mediator for thermal therapy, whether ablation or hyperthermia. This review discusses how the design of the physicochemical properties of the different types of gold-based nanoparticles affects their treatment efficacy. The basic principles and mechanism at which it mediates heating and delivers drugs efficiently in vivo is also summarized. We will also review the in vivo preclinical data on the biodistribution, intratumoral distribution, cell internalization, and its associated toxicity. Lastly, an updated list of the clinical trials based on nanoparticles and future perspectives are provided.

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01:07

antifa notes (july 14, 2018) : Lauren Southern & Stefan Molyneux Down Under +++ "IndyWatch Feed National"

LOCAL After a minor roadbump (seemingly generated by their applying for the wrogn category of visa), Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern were this week issued working visas in order to conduct their speaking tour of Australia. See : Its OK Continue reading

00:42

Bank of Queensland Bans Crypto Purchases Using Home Equity Loans "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian retail lender Bank of Queensland is updating its borrowers loan contracts to keep them from purchasing cryptocurrency using mortgage funds. Brisbane-based Bank of Queensland, a retail bank listed on Australias primary stock exchange is discouraging its borrowers from using real-estate mortgages to purchase cryptocurrency after deeming it a high-risk investment, according to the Australian

The post Bank of Queensland Bans Crypto Purchases Using Home Equity Loans appeared first on CCN

00:18

Madagascars native fauna defenseless against toxic invasive toads "IndyWatch Feed National"

Madagascar is facing an invasion. Not military, but amphibian. Toxic Asian common toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) have spread rapidly around the port city of Toamasina on the countrys east coast. The invasion has raised concerns that the amphibians could take a severe toll on Madagascars wildlife species, approximately 70 percent of which are endemic to the island. A paper published last month vindicates those concerns: through a genetic analysis of 77 Malagasy species, scientists found that just one demonstrated clear resistance to toad toxins. Our findings stress the importance of the timely investment of resources to monitor and control the spread of this alien species in order to prevent a worsening biodiversity crisis in Madagascar, the scientists write in the journal Current Biology. Asian common toads secrete a milky fluid from special glands behind their eyes when threatened. The fluid contains toxins known as cardiac glycosides, which can kill predators, including humans. Toxin-secreting parotid glands are visible as a large sac behind each eye. Image courtesy of JamesReardon.org. If sufficient cardiac glycosides are present, then the affected individual can suffer from an irregular heartbeat, which can lead to cardiac arrest, and death, study co-author Nicholas Casewell, an expert in snake venom with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the U.K., told Mongabay via email. The situation has drawn fearful comparisons to a devastating invasion of toxic cane toads (Rhinella marina) in Queensland, Australia. The species was introduced from South America in 1935 to control agricultural pests. No one foresaw

00:15

Our Oceans Are Under Attack, Accumulating Plastic Wastes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spawning coral wrapped in waste plastics

Plastic waste threatens coral reefs

From an Article by Katherine Bourzac, Chemical & Engineering News, Volume 96 Issue 5 | p. 7 | News of The Week, January 29, 2018

A photograph of a spawning coral with a piece of plastic wrapped around it.

Coral reefs around the world face an existential threat from overfishing, climate change, nutrient runoff, and ocean acidification. Now researchers have added another hazard to the list: plastic waste. In a survey of reefs in the Asia-Pacific region, marine biologists found that contact with plastic garbage increased corals risk of disease from 4 to 89% (Science 2018, DOI: 10.1126/science.aar3320).

Researchers and environmentalists have been sounding the alarm about the 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tons of plastic that lands in the oceans every year. Still, says Douglas Rader, chief oceans scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and one of the studys coleaders, the strong connection between coral disease and plastic was extremely surprising. This is striking, particularly in the context of all the other risks to reefs, he says.

The plastics study, an international effort involving researchers from Cornell University and collaborators in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Australia, studied 159 reefs in Myanmar, Australia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Researchers looked for signs of disease, including bands of necrotic tissue on the corals. They also noted whether the corals were in contact with pieces of plastic 50 mm in diameter or larger. Courtney Couch, a coral disease ecologist at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology who surveyed reefs in Indonesia, says she saw many corals wrapped in plastic fishing lines and plastic bags.

This study is the first to show that plastic waste is associated with risk of disease in a marine organism. Although the researchers didnt establish a mechanism to explain the correlation, Couch notes that plastic ocean trash can carry pathogens. Plastic also can wrap around coral, which causes stress and in turn leaves the organism vulnerable to infection.

Marine chemist Tracy Mincer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who says he reads studies about plastic in the ocean with a skeptical eye, is convinced. It i...

00:15

Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



The LNP state conference was just 3 old real estate agents short of banning sex because it might lead to dancing.  [Possum Comitatus, commenting on conservative politics in Queensland, Twitter,  8 July 2018]


Trump is not an unusual American president with contrarian ideas. He is an off-the-charts repudiation of everything the United States has stood for since 1945: representative government, liberty, the rule of law, free trade, a rules-based international order, open societies, pluralism and human rights.  [Journalist Roger Cohan, writing in The New York Times, 9 July 2018]


Friday, 13 July

22:14

Winter Morning Light Master Blog "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Whats not to like about living in Paradise on a fine winters morning on Hungry Head Beach. Using the Fujifilm xpro2 & Fujinon 50mm WR lens.

Source: Winter Morning Light Master Blog

21:41

Plastic bag 'ban' by Coles and Woolies is collusion? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Let's put aside the distractions of; 'better for the environment'.

Let's put aside that now you must officially purchase plastic bags.

Let's put aside that MANY people used these bags for their domestic bins, where now they must purchase 'bin' bags, another WIN for the supermarket duopoly.
(Garbage bag sales were too slow ???)

Let's put aside the distractions that other states in Australia or other countries have done away with these pesky plastic bags.

We can focus on the financial cost savings to both Coles and Woolworths (in Victoria, Australia) for not providing the bags to customers, which in any event the price was incorporated in the products,

where the real focus could be on a lesser known consumer law called collusion.

It (the action of 'collusion') is against Australian consumer law.

SSssssshhhh DON'T tell the ACCC - they're VERY busy.

21:39

Advancing responsible radioactive waste management in Australia. "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF Briefing note: March 2018

Overview:

Radioactive waste management in Australia has been a contested, divisive and ultimately non-productive area of public policy for decades. The timing and circumstances are now conducive for adopting a revised approach that is more likely to advance responsible national radioactive waste management and agreed and lasting outcomes.

This approach to responsible radioactive waste management in Australia is founded on not imposing any federal facility on an unwilling community, acting in a manner consistent with both existing state and territory laws and leading international industry practise and ensuring high standards of extended federal interim storage at the two secured sites where the majority of the waste is sited pending an inclusive and robust examination of the range of long term future management options.

Scale and current context:

Australia holds around 4250 cubic metres of low level radioactive waste and 655 cubic metres of longlived intermediate level waste. Around 95% of this material is currently stored at two secured Federal sites. Nearly all of Australias intermediate level waste is held where it was created at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisations (ANSTO) Lucas Heights nuclear reactor facility in southern Sydney. This material is Australias highest level radioactive waste and is the most significant management challenge. Most of the low-level waste is at the Defence Departments Woomera site in South Australia.

The National Radioactive Waste Management Project:

The current preferred federal plan involves the emplacement and covering of containerised low-level radioactive wastes and...

20:13

Areas in Australia recording coldest temps in more than a decade "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australians have been shivering across the country this winter, but a cold air mass combined with clear skies and light winds caused the mercury to really plummet last night. A slow-moving high pressure system will continue to cause notably cold mornings across much of central, southern and eastern Australia during the next three days, leading to widespread frost and fog each morning until Sunday. Some southern parts of the Northern Territory and a few places in southwest Queensland had their coldest morning in three to seven years. After a night of steady cooling, the temperature in Queensland town of Thargomindah dropped to a low of 0.2 degrees just before 7am today - the site's coldest morning since 2012.

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