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NSW prepares military move against Bentley blockade

NSW prepares military move against Bentley blockade

Queenslanders alarmed by the VLAD laws and sabre rattling over G20 need to keep a sympathetic eye on their southern cousins over the next week. Westender joined activists at Bentley over the Easter weekend to see how the 3,000 local citizens are preparing themselves for a major act of civil disobedience. They are camped next to
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Make the call on Domestic Violence

Make the call on Domestic Violence

‘Don’t let concern become regret – make the call to DVConnect’: That’s the message from Communities Minister Tracy Davis in the lead up to Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2014. Ms Davis said the month, which was held each May, raised awareness of domestic and family violence and aligned with the Queensland Government’s election
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Parks cool cities and replenish groundwater

Parks cool cities and replenish groundwater

Parks are not simply useful for human recreation, they also help reduce air temperature and wind speed and replenish ground water supplies, all of which have knock on effects for the environment and the comfort of that most urban of creatures, you and I. Findings from Portland Oregon last decade indicate just how dramatic the
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Catch the Fly: Anwhere Theatre

Catch the Fly: Anwhere Theatre

  Theatre has the power to explore the heightened edges of life, and it is through using this power that change can happen. We will draw from aspects of performance art including (but not limited to) physical theatre, realism and music. Something needs to be done about the taboo nature of mental illness. As a society, we
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Wild Law book launched at Avid Reader

Wild Law book launched at Avid Reader

The big names in Brisbane’s environmental movement rolled up to Avid Reader last night to launch a new book Wild Law in Practice. Editor of the tome and National Convenor of Australian Earth Laws Alliance (ALEA) Michelle Maloney was joined by Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe and Steven White from Griffith University and Professor Douglas Fisher and Felicity Deane
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Bloke comes to Blackwall

Bloke comes to Blackwall

Four blokes, four beers, one hour and one actor. This honest and darkly funny tale will introduce you to four mates who meet at the same bar at the same time every year. But this year, it’s different…. Not just for the blokes, this smart and witty play explores masculinity, mateship, sexuality and relationships. Ultimately
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‘We are at our best when we show compassion to the oppressed’.

‘We are at our best when we show compassion to the oppressed’.

During Lent I have joined some dear friends to lament Australia’s treatment of Asylum Seekers. I have prayed to find a way to encourage my fellow Aussies to re-discover our compassion. As I prayed I got this weird kind of idea about walking to the capital of our country, to appeal to the heart of
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Anzac events at Southbank

Anzac events at Southbank

With the country commemorating the Anzac Centenary between 2014 and 2018, Friday 25 April will mark one of the most important national occasions on our calendars this year. At South Bank, we are honouring this day with a week of free family-friendly events in the parklands. Film screenings at Rainforest Green Free movie screenings will
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Loft becomes Impact Factory for May Day

Loft becomes Impact Factory for May Day

South West Chamber of Commerce Event South West Chamber of Commerce has much pleasure in presenting James McNamara – Founder of The Impact Factory Date:  Thursday 1st May, 2014 Place: The Loft, 100 Boundary St West End 4101 Time: 6:45 – 7:00am starting time  James McNamara’s mission is to “inspire and educate people to become contributing leaders”. James teaches
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Guardian challenges basis of banking

Guardian challenges basis of banking

An article in the Guardian last month is doing the rounds because of the implications for the role of governments and the banks. The article starts with a 1030′s quote from Henry Ford, that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before
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GOA billboards offers local artists ANZAC opportunity

GOA billboards offers local artists ANZAC opportunity

In its 17th year, the goa billboards Project has made some exciting changes for 2014. In a new initiative, goa billboards Project in 2014 will welcome anyone with a love or flair for photography to participate in this competition alongside Brisbane secondary students. Participants are asked to explore their personal experience, opinion and perspective in response to the theme
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Hot! Hot! Hot! Jump Up Party coming soon

Hot! Hot! Hot! Jump Up Party coming soon

Cool Man-The excitement is building as preparations are made for the annual JUMP UP Party to be held in West End on 31st May 2014. In it’s fourth year at the South Leagues Club, Davies Park, and the Jump Up Party means only one thing – big party time, Caribbean style. Trinidadian entertainer Alvin Rostant
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