New print edition due on May 20!

Our return to a tabloid format seems to have gone down a treat, with lots of favourable comments from readers. The collaboration with The Independent over at New Farm seems to be popular, too.

We're now working on our second joint edition, due for publication on May 20, so if you have any new stories, special events or opinion pieces you want to share with our readers, please let me know ASAP.

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In the meantime, we have our usual collection of news stories and opinion pieces culled from the pages of our website for your reading pleasure.

Have a good read!

Kerrod Trott
0412 029 663

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Helen A

Should communities design their own currencies?

National Speaking tour with Tim Jenkin and Karel Boele Brisbane, 27th April 2015: Imagine going shopping without cash or a credit card. Globally, in thousands of communities, people participate in some form of complementary currency exchange, and manage to do just that. Tim Jenkin,who will be in Australia in May to talk about complementary currencies, says: “I can go to …Read more.

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Buddha’s Birthday this weekend

Buddha’s Birthday this weekend

The 19th annual celebration of Buddha’s Birth Day is returning to the Parklands, South Bank this weekend. In the Year of the Goat, this three-day Iconic Event of Queensland and Signature Event of Brisbane celebrates Australia’s harmonious diversity, providing all with a wonderfully rich and memorable cultural experience. Stepping inside the The Courier-Mail Piazza visitors are greeted by the glorious …Read more.

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IA

House prices stall, units feel the pinch

The latest House Price Report from Real Estate group Domain shows falls in Brisbane house and unit prices over the March quarter. Domain Group data shows the median house price in Brisbane fell marginally by 0.7 per cent to $484,374 over the March quarter, contributing towards and annual increase of just 2.8 per cent. Meanwhile, the median unit price fell …Read more.

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Climate Change and your Super fund

Climate Change and your Super fund

Climate change is making its way up the to-do list of super funds as they expand and refine their ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) strategies, helped along by recent scientific views, unusual weather and the next Climate Change Conference in Paris, which is being seen as a milestone in the ESG investing sector. According to Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Northern Trust Asset …Read more.

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TWC

The TPP and the Death of the Republic

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has its critics in the US, too - including Ellen Brown. Government by transnational corporations by www.popularresistance.org The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government. -- Article IV, Section 4, US Constitution A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, …Read more.

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John and Yoko in bed with Anzacs

Festival of the Patriots

During the festival of the patriots we stayed in bed. Our juices aching for more. Long may the patriots leave us alone. Tonight a large helicopter flew by. I am afraid of the patriot's large war chest Read more.

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Bent Books

Criminal Gangs

The Cross was sickened, again, last week by the torture and brutality of the Holy Sisters and local priest Father Reginald Basil Durham at St Joseph’s orphanage, Neerkol, near Rockhampton. This sick rapist and soul thief groomed his victims from childhood, so he could abuse them at will – further twisting the knife by demanding their apology and gratitude for …Read more.

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