Welcome, dear readers

If you're in the neighbourhood next Tuesday evening, make sure you get along to the Westender's G20 Community Forum, being held from 6pm at Souths Rugby League Club in Davies Park. We've invited some Very Important People associated with the G20 Summit to be on hand to answer your questions, and we'd really like to see you there.

There's a brand new print edition circulating away at the moment. If you can't get your hands on a hard copy, we've posted a link to the .pdf version on our website.

Cheers, and have a good read.

 

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September Westender online

Download the September edition of Westender online here. The full edition is here as a single pdf file, page by page for ease of reading on your tablet, phone or computer screen. Read the domestic violence feature, make the lentil rissoles, a catch up with the action on Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Masterplan. Stay in touch with your community through Brisbane's Urban …Read more.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence murders one woman every week

By Women's House, Woollongabba Across Australia, on average, one woman is killed every week by a violent partner or ex-partner. In Queensland this year, to date, domestic violence has been responsible for 18 deaths. The most dangerous time for women and children attempting to leave violent partners is at the time of separation; of those women killed, it is usually …Read more.

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See what Suzy can do for you

Water Rats walk through West End History

On a wet Friday evening on 22 August West End locals packed into Avid Reader Bookshop for a charge of West End history: the launch of the West End Making History Group’s third and latest walking guide, Walking with Water Rats ... Kurilpa Point to Davies Park and Beyond. They were joined by special guests, Sam Watson, Heritage Architect, Peter Read more.

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Brisbane to Gold Coast launch

Four 1000k oldies celebrate ten Brisbane to Goldies

They’re known as the 1000k Club, a nickname to honour the achievement of each riding the 100km Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge ten times. There was celebration aplenty as four of the challenge’s original participants, Bernard Milford, Shane Osmond, Phil Forshaw and Garry Kuhn accepted the honour of cutting a specially crafted bicycle-shaped birthday cake to mark a decade …Read more.

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New studio opens in West End

New studio opens in West End

Blueprint, an exhibition of fine arts prints by ten Brisbane printmakers opened at the Baber studio on Friday. The show showcases a diverse talent of printmakers and artists whose approach to design, links experimentation and functionality through a cross-pollination of art and architecture. Ann Roworth, one of the ten printmakers, uses aluminum etching to make her prints and her work …Read more.

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Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Vladimir Putin

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Vladimir Putin

A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe.  The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink, Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, and Professor of Media, Religion and Culture at the VU University Amsterdam and was also signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors. …Read more.

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Briz Cafe burger

Five dollar Briz burger fills bellies well

Cafe Briz offers a $5 lunch to get the crowd in the door. The choice of the Briz Burger, pictured, or the Beef Lasagne has great appeal to the many construction workers and students at that end of Boundary St. It is also great value for anyone with a few hungry mouths to feed or watching their lunchtime budget. Looking …Read more.

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Ethno on the Road

Everyone's invited to Queensland Cultural Diveristy Week

“Our culture and lifestyle are made all the richer by the contribution of migrants who’ve chosen to call Queensland home.” - Glen Elmes, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Queensland Cultural Diversity Week, the state’s largest celebration of cultural diversity starts tomorrow Saturday 30 August and runs to Sunday 7 September 2014. Read more.

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Tunnel borer “springs” back into action

Tunnel borer “springs” back into action

The Westender has received another quirky media release from the Urban Utilities team tunneling their way underneath Mollison Street, outside the Coles supermarket. Here it is. This week sees our tunnel borer machine spring back into action as we come out of hibernation and recommence our tunnelling from the ‘garden bed’ in front of 26 & 30 Mollison Street towards …Read more.

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What’s your credit score?

What’s your credit score?

With the launch of GetCreditScore.com.au, Australians are able to get a snapshot of their credit score, empowering them with information to help negotiate better credit terms. Credit providers such as banks and credit card companies, use credit scores to assess an individual’s credit risk and to mitigate potential losses due to defaults. Increasingly, credit scores are used to determine who … Read more.

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