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Wednesday, 15 November

18:48

MACKAY Bike wedged under car, on fire: Sarina womans wrong turn "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 15, 2017 at 05:30AM ,

Bike wedged under car, on fire: Sarina womans wrong turn

November 15, 2017 at 05:30AM ,

Jane Margaret Perry (Langdon), 51, from Sarina faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, pleading guilty to driving without due care and attention

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13:18

Grizzly Bear Announced Headline Australian Tour "GroovUs Feed Anews"

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 []

10:05

Overwhelming Yes vote in marriage equality survey "GroovUs Feed Anews"

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced the result of the national marriage equality postal vote survey.

Australian Statistician David Kalisch made the announcement in Canberra this morning at 10am AESDT.

Yes responses were 61.6 per cent of clear responses (7,817,247 votes).

No responses were 38.4 per cent of clear responses (4,873,987 votes).

Just 0.2 per cent were unclear (36,686 votes).

Every state and territory recorded a majority Yes result.

All were over 60 per cent, except NSW with the lowest result 57.8 per cent.

The highest was the ACT with 74 per cent.

Some 64.9 per cent of Victorians voted and 60.7 per cent of Queenslanders voted Yes.

A majority Yes outcome was recorded in 133 of the countrys 150 commonwealth electorates. A majority No outcome was recorded in only 17 electorates.

Some 59.7 per cent of respondents in the seat of Page was 57.9 per cent. Participation was 71.3 per cent.

Participation in the survey was over 70 per cent in almost all but four commonwealth electorates. Of those, it was over 60 per cent in three and over 50 per cent in the remaining one.

There was a response rate of 79.5 per cent or more than 12.7 million people.

More than 70 per cent of each age group voted.

 Local reaction & pictures

The post Overwhelming Yes vote in marriage equality survey appeared first on Echonetdaily.

09:50

The Libertines, The Avalanches and more announce Sydney City Limits sideshows "GroovUs Feed Anews"

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

06:43

MACKAY Drunken pie run lands man in court "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 15, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Drunken pie run lands man in court

November 15, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Yowyeh faced Magistrate Scott Luxton in Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, pleading guilty to driving under the influence about 1am on October

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Tuesday, 14 November

21:15

RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-212 Completed a Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport - Plus RAAF Search and Rescue Bell 412EP Helicopter VH-VAA Departs Central Queensland Plane Spotting

Late on Monday 13 November, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-212 was noted completing airwork at Rockhampton Airport.  It flew North to Rocky from RAAF Base Amberley, completed a missed approach, then returned back South to Amberley.  A41-212 was noted flying as "Stallion 44".


Meanwhile, also on Monday 13 November, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue (SAR) Bell 412EP helicopter VH-VAA departed Rockhampton Airport for Clermont Aerodrome, Hughenden and Cloncurry.

File photo

VH-VAA is owned by Lloyd Helicopters and operated by CHC Helicopters Australia for the RAAF and has been noted using the RAAF Support radio callsign of "Choppa 82" while looking to complete duties in support of the Australian Army's Exercise Diamond Run which has just wrapped up in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 14 November, VH-VAA was noted continuing from Cloncurry to Burketown, Macarthur River Mine then RAAF Base Tindal at Katherine.

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman 

19:25

Hobart plumbs lowest vacancies on record "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au"

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. 
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18:48

MACKAY Woman abuses boy and hits his mum over wayward ball "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 14, 2017 at 08:18AM ,

Woman abuses boy and hits his mum over wayward ball

November 14, 2017 at 08:18AM ,

Kate Alicia Perry?, 37, fronted Mackay Magistrates Court pleading guilty to public nuisance. A boy accidentally hit her with a ball, so she abused him

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MACKAY Crossbows and car thefts: Man pleads guilty from jail "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 14, 2017 at 07:00AM ,

Crossbows and car thefts: Man pleads guilty from jail

November 14, 2017 at 07:00AM ,

Graham, who has no address listed with Mackay Courthouse, fronted Magistrate Scott Luxton in Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, via videolink

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18:27

Brisbane financial planner jailed for fraud after swindling almost $10m from elderly retirees "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Brisbane financial planner jailed for fraud after swindling almost $10m from elderly retirees

14 November 2017

 

A former Brisbane financial planner has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling millions of dollars in savings from elderly retirees.

Brad Thomas Sherwin, 62, has been sentenced in the District Court in Brisbane, after pleading guilty in September to fraud charges linked to a $60 million investment collapse.

The businessman faced 24 charges relating to the misuse of almost $10 million from 39 clients.

He received an additional 12 months in prison for breaching his duties as a director.

He will be eligible for parole after four years, on November 14, 2021.

Sherwin was the principal of Sherwin Financial Planners and director of associated companies, including property lending business Wickham Securities.

 

Nigel Jeffares speaks to the media outside the District Court in Brisbane on November 14, 2017.

 

He gave advice and helped clients set up self-managed super funds before the businesses collapsed in late 2012 and 2013.

On 26 occasions, Sherwin made transactions using his clients investment money, without the...

14:13

NEW HERVEY BAY STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR TUPPENCE BY ANN The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market

Stallholder Profile for Tuppence by Ann



Your name: Ann Grant

Your business name : Tuppence by Ann

Facebook/website name and link: https://www.facebook.com/tuppencebyann/ 

The suburb/town you live in now: Craignish (Hervey bay)

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I make baby and toddler clothing, quilts, wraps. I have been sewing since high school and worked in fashion industry. 




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12:07

Judges and people agree on best bike "GroovUs Feed Anews"

For the first time the peoples choice and the judges choice of best in show have been the same at the Laverda Concours in Brisbane.

Winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500 who said it was a labour of love.

Like the judges and visitors, We also thought it was the best in show and featured it on our Facebook page on Sunday. Check out this gallery of detailed photos.

Laverda Concours winner best in show by judges and people's choice winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500 Laverda Concours winner best in show by judges and people's choice winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500 Laverda Concours winner best in show by judges and people's choice winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500 ...

11:04

Inaugural music award now open in memory of late Carol Lloyd "GroovUs Feed Anews"

In memory of Australias first Rock Chick, Carol Lloyd, Queensland Music Festival (QMF) are giving female singer-songwriters the chance to win a $15,000 prize, which will assist in funding for recording an album and allow the winner to connect with some of Queenslands most respected artists. Regarded by singer-songwriter Katie Noonan as Australias mother figure []

The post Inaugural music award now open in memory of late Carol Lloyd appeared first on Westender - West End 4101.

10:20

The Suburban Series VOL 2 "GroovUs Feed Anews"

The Suburban Series  a music community-oriented event that has been on everyones lips since its first installment in August

But if you want something REALLY tasty on your tongue get ready for the announcement of your next five SAUCY, MOUTH-WATERING, MOREISH bands! Boasting a hugely successful introduction to the Brisbane music scene with a mega lineup and crowd turn-out to match, The Suburban Series promises that Volume 2 will prove just as rowdy.

Adhering to the series mission to showcase talent from not only Brisbane but surrounding cities and states, BREIZERS will be making their way up from that place down the road called Sydney to perform alongside some of BIGSOUNDs favourites WHALEHOUSE and Mary Handsomee, as well as the legends from Twinfolds and Gold Coast rockers Hot Reno
 

With 2017 rumbling to a close, the 23rd of December insists on making it into your top priorities for end of year celebrations. What better finale to this years local music froth-fests than five power-house bands under the one roof for an easy $10? AND what better way then with your extended family (the Brisbane music community!) celebrating a few hours at The Zoo with some Eggnog*?!

The Suburban Series is continuing to grow, and with it is the Brisbane independent music scene. Dont miss your chance to be a part of it. Saturday 23rd December, The Zoo, 8pm.

 

The post The Suburban Series VOL 2 appeared first on The Zoo.

09:26

MACKAY Mackay supreme court list "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 13, 2017 at 11:50AM ,

Mackay supreme court list

November 13, 2017 at 11:50AM ,

Ottawa and Welcome to our free online Criminal Law Directory which lists Court Lawyers that regularly appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court.

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09:26

MACKAY Mackay district court "GroovUs Feed Anews"

MACKAY November 13, 2017 at 09:55PM ,

Mackay district court

November 13, 2017 at 09:55PM ,

Practice Direction 8/2017 Supreme Browse the latest articles, photo galleries and videos relating to mackay magistrates court. mackay, appellant,

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09:26

MACKAY Mackay magistrates court mackay qld "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 13, 2017 at 11:33AM ,

Mackay magistrates court mackay qld

November 13, 2017 at 11:33AM ,

If you are due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court QLD, Mackay, QLD, view member profile or contact directly courtlawyers. Features: Half

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09:07

Liberals ponder future after poll dive "IndyWatch Feed National"

Acting PM Julie Bishop insists there's light at the end of the tunnel in the citizenship saga. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Acting PM Julie Bishop insists theres light at the end of the tunnel in the citizenship saga. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

CANBERRA   [AAP]

Acting prime minister Julie Bishop says a drop in the polls for the government is not surprising, but insists theres light at the end of the tunnel in the citizenship saga.

With the coalition slipping further in the Newspoll behind Labor 45-55 per cent Malcolm Turnbulls lead as preferred prime minister over Labors Bill Shorten dropped five points to 36 per cent.

The gap between the two leaders has narrowed to just two percentage points compared to eight points two weeks ago and 17 points at the end of August.

It is the closest Mr Shorten has ever been to regaining the lead he enjoyed over Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister.

The poll, published on Monday, also shows voters prefer Julie Bishop over Mr Turnbull 40-27 per cent as Liberal leader.

But coalition supporters still prefer Mr Turnbull.

The polls are not surprising, Ms Bishop told reporters on the Queensland state election campaign trail.

Ms Bishop said a motion had been negotiated with Labor to force all senators to reveal family history and citizenship details by December 1.

A similar motion will go to the lower house on November 27.

As well, the government is fighting by-elections in the seats of New England and Bennelong, triggered by citizenship doubts over former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce and Liberal MP John Alexander.

What we have now is a plan to resolve this issue, then we can continue to govern for the Australian people, Ms Bishop said.

Turnbull supporter Christopher Pyne noted an election was not due until July 2019.

Polls come and go and people should remain unfazed by them, he told ABC radio.

Cabinet colleague Mathias Cormann, who agreed the m...

08:20

One Nations loss of Fraser Anning is part of an ongoing sickness "GroovUs Feed Anews"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Pauline Hansons leadership style  has certainly contributed to the departure of a growing list of departures of One Nations members of parliament. A party moulded around her personal image and wish, is bound to rankle with those feeling they are being denied a legitimate voice.

But on its own, this too easy an explanation for the depth of the troubles that are enveloping One Nation. There is  something more fundamentally wrong that cannot be explained away by focusing on the personalities.

Those of us who have insisted that at the most basic, the problem is the divide between what One Nation claims to be and what it does, is being proved right by the unfolding of events.

The latest incident is the defection of the new Senator Fraser Anning on his first day in office. He had just come in to replace Malcolm Roberts, who had lost his seat over the dual citizenship fiasco. But on his first day, Anning walked away from One Nation and became an independent.

Anning says he had been a long time personal friend of Hansons, but this came undone at a single meeting last week, which he suggests, went to hell in a handbasket. He says he was expelled from the party. Hanson denies it and insists Anning abandoned the party. Whichever claim is the truth, there was an argument was over who has the right to hire the members staff. Anning had included several who had worked for Roberts, but did not have the approval of Hanson or her chief advisor James Ashby, and he was smacked down for the impertinence.

Hansons dynastic style is not limited to this particular incident. There is a history of it and it has been becoming increasingly pronounced since the last federal election, as the duo consolidate their top down control, over all decision making and how the partys finances are spent.

This ties back to the assertion of the divide between the discrepancy between what the party claims to represent and what it does.

One Nation was born out of a reaction of perceived betrayal of the interests of ordinary people by traditional politicians. The revolt was most marked in National Party stronghold in Queensland and New South Wales,  which had gone backwards economically and residents resented the decline of services, lack of employment opportunities and left behind the rest of Australia. These areas are among the poorest in the nation. People who live in them believed that the new party would make a difference. Many of the original One Nation activists had played important roles in battles against privatisation of government services and other aspects of ne...

07:16

MACKAY Mental health battle resulted in dramatic city centre crash "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 14, 2017 at 06:03AM ,

Mental health battle resulted in dramatic city centre crash

November 14, 2017 at 06:03AM ,

Nevertheless, the crash landed the woman, aged in her late 20s, before Mackay Magistrates Court, pleading guilty to dangerous operation of a vehicle

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07:03

Voting For Your Rights, By Ron Owen. "GroovUs Feed Anews"

Thoughts For The Week.

On election day 25th November 2017, either the 600,000 licenced shooters of Queensland will work together, to put Labor, LNP and Greens at the bottom of the voting ticket and pro firearm ownership candidates at the top, and giving the forces against us the biggest electoral defeat since Barrie Unsworth (NSW) in March 1988, or we will be further tyrannised for another 25 years. We have been waiting for this golden opportunity for a quarter of a century. If we cannot do it this time we do not deserve another chance.
Get Political for Two Weeks and Make a Difference to Our Future.

Never have the forces of evil been in such disarray. Never has it been so open and shut, we either work to put the minor pro shooting parties and independents in a coalition to improve our plight, or follow your family voting pattern, (vote LNP or Labor or Green) then hand your guns in, or go live in New Zealand. You are either with us, or against us.

Now, is the Time.
Now is the Time to get political, even if you have to miss out on a few shooting events.
Firstly, and most importantly contact candidates and check their credentials. Ask them to convince you that they will persistently work to achieve

A. The end of long arm registration,

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06:32

Interview with Steve Austin on Qld election issues incl. LNPs fiscal principles & Greens promises Queensland Economy Watch

Yesterday, on Steve Austins 612 ABC Brisbane Mornings radio show, I had another enjoyable chat with Steve and some of his listeners regarding a range of state election issues. These included John Quiggins critique of the LNPs fiscal principles, the Greens election promises, and infrastructure spending, among others. We began the discussion by returning to an issue raised in a previous interview, the controversial development of the new public service tower of power, 1 William St. You can listen to the interview from 1:37:49 at:

Steve Austins 612 ABC Brisbane wireless program Mornings, Mon 13 Nov 2017

I was grateful that one listener asked me for one example of a government program I would cut to save money. The first one that came to my mind was Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), which is an unnecessary agency, given we have a national tourism body, Tourism Australia. Also, both TEQ and Tourism Australia are less relevant in the age of social media, as our attractions, such as the Reef, rainforests, and beaches, are constantly advertised all around the world via Facebook and Instagram. I would note that, in its 2015 Industry Assistance Review, the Queensland Competition Authority also questioned the effectiveness of Tourism and Events Queensland, which receives over $100 million in funding annually. My previous posts referring to the Queensland Governments tourism promotion efforts via TEQ include:

QCA finds multiple policy failures associated with billions in industry assistance in Qld

Tourism & Events Qld deserved funding cut no turnaround in share of international visitors

I mentioned on air yesterday that I have no doubt the Queensland Treasury has a hit list of ineffective programs that it will propose cutting to a new incoming government. I am pretty sure TEQ would be on that list.

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Monday, 13 November

21:46

Trans-Pacific Follies: Australia Asleep as Canada Wakes Up "GroovUs Feed Anews"

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...

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