Have a good read

Welcome to the latest edition of the Westender e-news, with a roundup of stories that have appeared on our website recently.

Cheers. and have a good read.

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“Praise be to the planet”

“Praise be to the planet”

Papal encyclical appeals for a new dialogue about shaping the future of our planet. His Holiness Pope Francis has challenged ‘every person living on this planet’ to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ – ‘Praise be to you’, released today in Rome. In dialogue with all people about our common …Read more.

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Kurilpa Poets back at the Croquet Club

Kurilpa Poets back at the Croquet Club

After spending the first half of 2015 wandering the Wilderness of West End, the Kurilpa Poets at last return to their fully refurbished, renovated and rejuvenated home, the famous Olde Croquet Club-house beneath the trees of sacred Musgrave Park. Now boasting state-of-the art kitchen, access ramps, two toilets, recessed lighting and a spacious back verandah with amphitheatre like steps that …Read more.

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A reprieve for Stradbroke Island

Conservation Groups welcome government honouring Stradbroke mining commitment. Conservation groups today welcome the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to restore the agreed 2019 end date for sand mining on North Stradbroke Island. Mr Des Boyland from Wildlife Queensland said today, “Steven Mile’s statements in the Courier Mail on Friday reinforce his government’s commitment to honour Labor’s pre-election commitment to repeal the disgraceful …Read more.

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Keep an eye on UV levels this winter

Keep an eye on UV levels this winter

A group of optometrists has warned that Winter UV exposure can lead to a greater risk of cataracts, and skin cancers around the eyelids. Queensland residents are being warned to be more vigilant about protecting their eyes in winter as lower sun angles and UV exposure on unprotected eyes put them at greater risk of cataracts, and skin cancers around …Read more.

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Cabaret transcendent if bitter sweet

Barefoot Cabaret at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre on Friday night was a treat, a delight and an education in the seminal cabaret of Germany’s Weimar Republic between the World Wars. Unfortunately for you, dear Reader, it was a one night stand. The perfect way to start a delightful weekend, Annie Lee had as laughing at a range of human foibles, recoiling …Read more.

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Things is crook in Tallarook

Things is crook in Tallarook

New report prompts call for greater investment in regional Australia to curb rising income inequality. Reducing the inequality of income distribution within and between Australian regions through new investment will be pivotal to strengthening Australia’s economy and bridging the employment fallout from the subsiding mining boom in low income regions, according to a report launched at the Regional Cooperation and …Read more.

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Getting the VLAD Laws right

Former Supreme Court Judge Alan Wilson will head the Palaszczuk Government review of VLAD laws as part an extensive crackdown on organised crime, Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath announced today. Ms D’Ath said Justice Wilson, who retired in March, was widely regarded as one of the state’s finest legal minds and would bring a well-earned reputation for fairness and decency to the …Read more.

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LNP “talking rubbish” – Clean Up Australia

LNP “talking rubbish” – Clean Up Australia

Action on Queensland’s growing rubbish problem is an important task that will benefit Queenslanders, jobs and the environment, environment groups said today, in response to statements by the LNP deriding Queensland government programs announced on World Oceans Day to combat plastic and drink container pollution.* Ian Kiernan, AO, Chairman of Clean Up Australia said: “The LNP is talking rubbish because …Read more.

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What’s really behind the US attack on FIFA?

Chris Marsden of the Worldwide Socialist Web Site takes a different slant on the FBI investigation of FIFA. After days of official hyperbole expressing heartfelt concern for the tarnished reputation of the “beautiful game”, the central aim of the United States in launching a criminal investigation into FIFA, world soccer’s ruling body, is all too clear. On Wednesday, the FBI …Read more.

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Recognition for Community Action

Recognition for Community Action

Do you know a local community hero? The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is holdibg its Community Action Network Awards next month, and are looking for nominations from the public. The CAN (Community Action Network) Awards recognise and celebrate the people, businesses and community groups working to make a positive change in the inner city of Brisbane. Anyone can make a …Read more.

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Pilgrimage for the Planet

Pilgrimage for the Planet

Six-Month Global People´s Pilgrimage Launched in Vanuatu to Demand a Strong UN Climate Change Agreement in December. The worldwide People’s Pilgrimage for climate action will be launched on June 7th in Vanuatu by the former Philippines Climate Change Commissioner and Chief Climate Negotiator, Yeb Saño. (www.peoplespilgrimage.org) The People’s Pilgrimage has been created by OurVoices, the interfaith climate change campaign (www.ourvoices.net), …Read more.

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