The latest print edition of the Westender is ready for printing, and should start hitting the streets and letterboxes of West End over the next few days. This will be our seventh print edition since we re-commenced publication, and we're very excited. We'll be posting a link to a PDF version of this issue on our website for those of you outside our distribution area - West End and surrounding suburbs - or you can subscribe to the print edition via the website. Have a good read!

 

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Helen Abrahams

WECA calls on Lord Mayor to provide more parks

Following publication of its report on the Rally for public parks in June, Westender approached Brisbane City Council seeking details of planned parks in the West End and South Brisbane on the basis of total hectares, and hectares per resident. In a response received late last week Council advised Westender that it is, “delivering new open space for West End as …Read more.

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New train arrives in West End

Light rail stops in Boundary Street

The Boundary Street Markets received a fascinating new addition recently, 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  ...Read more.

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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 efforts to address the negative …Read more.

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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 videos below to see what …Read more.

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Gaza rally grows again

Last week’s rally to demonstrate Brisbane’s solidarity towards the people of Gaza, ignited a spark of emotions, affirmations and a wave of protests which spread like wildfire all over the country. This week, the fire blazed high with simultaneous protests in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Today’s demonstrations started with a walking tour around Queens street, Read more.

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Terry White

Get Set For Some 'Celestial Fireworks!'

Get set for a nice crescent Moon for the start of the weekend and boy, isn’t the sky going to be great for stargazers! This is the month they say our Aussie skies are at their best, especially away from city lights. With bright moonlight lasting till almost midnight it’s a good time to test out a new ... Read more.

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Farmers return shocked from CSG tour

CSG shock: Farmers return home from Qld tour Posted by Georgina Woods 1170sc on July 29, 2014 · Flag Road trip to Queensland gasfields reveals the shocking scale and impact of the CSG industry, and steels NSW residents to prevent a similar gasfield invasion. A group of 20 NSW residents living near the proposed Santos Narrabri Gas Project in northwest NSW have returned home in a …

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Bees Nees

Where’s the cheesecake Westenders?

The new Westender Eats section has proven very popular with readers, especially the pithy editor’s picks, the HOT and SWEET panels and the regular recipe from Kurilpa Community Childcare Centre. These will be complemented next month by a range of short news bites, allowing us to air more views in fewer words. As Westender tours around 4101, restauranters and café …

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