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How safe is a Safe Night Out?

How safe is a Safe Night Out?

Queensland Law Society today commended the government for tackling alcohol-related violence but stated they may not achieve their desired outcome. Appearing at a public hearing on the draft Safe Night Out legislation, QLS President Ian Brown said that harsher penalties proposed in the Bill may not achieve the desired result. “We fully support the government’s
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There’s gold in them there oldies!

There’s gold in them there oldies!

Australian businesses are missing out on billions of dollars by not adjusting their business models to take account of older consumers with disposable income, according to the Australian Human Rights Commission. In a speech to be delivered in Melbourne to the CPA Masters Series today, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, will report that the over
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Red Bull Flying Bach comes to Brisbane, join contest to win tickets

Red Bull Flying Bach comes to Brisbane, join contest to win tickets

Red Bull Flying Bach returns to Australia and will be back in New South Wales and Victoria, and debuting in Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia in September and October. Best explained as classical music meets urban dance moves. Breakdancing choreographed to Bach’s composition of the ‘Well-Tempered Calvier’, which dates back to 1722. Watch the
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Australian businesses can now Stripe online

Australian businesses can now Stripe online

Today Stripe announced its global payments platform is open for business in Australia. Australian merchants can now create a Stripe account in minutes and instantly begin accepting payments in more than 100 different currencies, receiving deposits in Australian dollars in their current accounts. Stripe’s technology can be seamlessly integrated into any app or website, and
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Hearing Voices? Come and listen to Peter Bullimore

Hearing Voices? Come and listen to Peter Bullimore

Peter Bullimore, Founder & Chair of the UK Paranoia Network, is an international trainer and facilitator and is an expert on the topic of hearing voices by lived experience. This August, he returns to Australia to facilitate a very unique one-day workshop exploring the role of trauma and fear in mental wellbeing, and understanding and
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Brisbane shows its solidarity with Palestine

Brisbane shows its solidarity with Palestine

As the death toll in Gaza rises over 350, millions of protestors all over the world are taking to the streets to demonstrate their solidarity for the Palestinian people. In Brisbane thousands of people gathered at King George Square to protest the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza demanding the Israeli government to quite their offensive
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Light rail stops in Boundary Street

Light rail stops in Boundary Street

The Boundary Street Markets received a fascinating new addition today, with the delivery of a massive Motor Rail, to add a touch of rustic glamour to the markets. The 10 ton Silver Bullet motor rail carriage was transported to West End on the back of a trailer, and then installed in place with the help
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Renter’s market?

Renter’s market?

Rumblings have reached the Westender that the tenant is getting the upper hand in the commercial and apartment market in 4101 at the moment. Rob Honeycombe from Bees Nees is on record as saying that the number of apartments coming on line in the next couple of months are likely to see a bit of
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Council combs kitchens under design assessment rules

Council combs kitchens under design assessment rules

While developers have been getting a dream run through council many food businesses have found themselves the subject of increased scrutiny. Westender has run into more than one cafe owner who has recentlly had a call regarding the design assessment under the Food At 2006. While the new city plan does not alter the criteria
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Donnelly cops a caning

Donnelly cops a caning

“Words fail me,” claimed Peter Garrigan, President of the Australian Council of State School Organizations’ (ACSSO) on hearing co-chair of the Australian Curriculum Review, Kevin Donnelly, commenting on the effectiveness of corporal punishment. “The debate on this issue has long been had with parents overwhelmingly supporting the abolition of the cane,” he continued “There is
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Clean Air forum in Dutton Park tonight

Clean Air forum in Dutton Park tonight

Global studies indicate ingesting fine particles like those in coal dust could lead to increased health risks including stroke, heart attack, lung cancer and respiratory problems. Despite this, every year 3,500 uncovered coal trains carrying nine million tonnes of coal, rumble through Brisbane on their way to the port near Wynnum, spewing coal dust throughout the suburbs.
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FairWork’s PayCheck pleases bosses and workers

FairWork’s PayCheck pleases bosses and workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman website has attracted more than 650,000 visitors since it was revamped last month. And more than 3000 users have already registered to set up their own personalised accounts. The website allows users to create their own account using MyAccount and save information tailored to their workplace. Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James
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