Well, what a turn-up for the books. Not only is Tony Abbott having to stare down a backbench revolt in Canberra, but "No Can Do" Campbell Newman has been packing by the voters of Queensland, and in particular his own electorate of Ashgrove. Who'd have thought it?

It's great to see Jackie Trad romp it in in South Brisbane. Our local member is being discussed as a Deputy Premier when Labor forms a government, and she's certainly got the locals on side with her eminently sensible policies. 

It's also gratifying to see the Greens Johnathan Sri and Independent Karel Boele doing so well. And as for the notional LNP Candidate Fiona Ward, well,  the less said the better.

Sometimes the voters get it right.

 

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Easy win for Jackie Trad in South Brisbane - #QLDvotes

Easy win for Jackie Trad in South Brisbane - #QLDvotes

While Queensland inches closer to knowing who our next Premier will be, there has been no such doubt in South Brisbane. Jackie Trad had a decisive win and the day after the election published a thank you to the people of South Brisbane on her Facebook site. Ms. Trad retained her seat with a two party preferred swing of 9.5% …Read more.

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Helen A

Alternative currency Bitcoin gaining ground

CoinJar, Australia’s largest Bitcoin platform, has announced a completely new way to send digital currency, whether across the room or around the globe, from your pocket, with a completely redesigned app for iPhone. The CoinJar CEO Asher Tan including buying and selling bitcoins from their phone, or transferring bitcoins to others via peer-to-peer payments. Combined with low-fee transactions made possible by …Read more.

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Terry White

We can’t afford to do nothing

Addressing unresolved childhood trauma & abuse in adults would save Australian governments billions each year, says peak body. A new report commissioned by Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) and prepared by Pegasus Economics showed that as a nation, Australia could save a minimum of $9.1 billion annually by addressing the impacts of unresolved childhood trauma and abuse in adults . …Read more.

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Blast from the distant past

Museum of Brisbane uncovers most comprehensive photo record of early Brisbane. Museum of Brisbane’s latest exhibition will offer an amazing visual portrait of a lost city - Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century - through a rare collection of photographs, all shot by a single resident and left forgotten under an inner-city house for decades. Opening on 13 …Read more.

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Brisbane Native Title claim rejected

Brisbane Native Title claim rejected

Urbanisation contributes to extinguishment of Native Title over the greater Brisbane region, says Federal Court. The Federal Court has handed down a determination close to home for many – that native title has been extinguished over a large tract of the greater Brisbane region. This decision rejected native title claims made by two native title claim groups, namely the Yugara/Yagarapul …Read more.

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Help us Close the Gap in indigenous health

Local community group Micah Projects is teaming up with Oxfam to conduct a special Close the Gap Day event in the small park in Boundary Street, West End, as Australians speak up for Indigenous health equality, on Thursday 19 March. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous policy advisor Dr Peter Lewis said more than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the …Read more.

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Australia welcomes the world’s best

Australia welcomes the world’s best

The world’s best cricketers will be in action in February throughout Australia and New Zealand in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup   The 2015 World Cup begins on February 14. India are the current world champions and the trophy has been on a tour of several cities in the country before it heads to Australia and New Zealand, where …Read more.

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