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West Enders show their support for independent publishing

West Enders show their support for independent publishing

Launch Party for the 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the Westender. Friday 12th May, 2017 Hope St Café, 170 Boundary St West End. It was a 25th Birthday bash, a launch party to celebrate the special 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the Westender, and a chance to gather together over a glass or two of wine to pay tribute to …Read more.

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Still bringing them home … twenty years later

Still bringing them home … twenty years later

Friday 26 May marks the twentieth anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the “Bringing Them Home” report into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The inquiry was headed by Sir Ronald Wilson, President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and Mick Dodson, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social …Read more.

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Introducing “Winefulness” - mindful wine tasting.

Introducing “Winefulness” - mindful wine tasting.

Discover how wine tasting can be an exercise in mindfulness, and can offer a new way of appreciating and enjoying what you drink. Through a range of guided practices we will engage all of our senses to experience wine as it is received by the eyes, nose and mouth, focusing on details such as colour, smell, texture and taste. It …Read more.

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Another Native Title win for North Queensland

Another Native Title win for North Queensland

THE Wuthathi, Kuuku Ya'u and Northern Kaanju peoples of the Bromley area (collectively known as the Pama Kungkaychi, or north side people) have taken ownership of more than 160,000 hectares of ancestral lands at a ceremony in Cairns. The declaration of aboriginal freehold over the culturally significant lands stretching from Shelburne Bay in the north  …Read more.

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Ciaron O’Reily welcomes release of Chelsea Manning

Ciaron O’Reily welcomes release of Chelsea Manning

Ciaron O'Reilly, presently based in his hometown of Brisbane Australia, welcomes the release today of Iraq war veteran and WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.  O'Reilly served 13 months in U.S. prisons for his role in the 1991 disabling of a Gulf War bound B52 Bomber at an upstate New York U.S. Air Force Base. Manning's 7 year sentence, recently commuted down …Read more.

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Folk/pop sensation to play the Milk Factory

Folk/pop sensation to play the Milk Factory

Upbeat and irresistibly catchy, Karin Page's latest single Still Got You is a perfect slice of folk pop, dressed up in her favourite embellishments of rootsy grooves and a dusty twang. Taken from her 2017 EP of the same name, Still Got You (produced by ARIA award winning producer Matt Fell) shows why Karin appeals to such a broad range …Read more.

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Concert remembers the 1967 Referendum

Concert remembers the 1967 Referendum

“Go Malthu ngarraku Luku-dhinthu wangayina. Marrtji ngali rrambangina.” (You are welcome to follow my footsteps home. Come with me on this journey.) Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Shellie Morris and 2017 Queensland Music Award winner Emily Wurramura come together for the first time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with Footsteps Home, a moving concert at Brisbane Read more.

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“Circular” economy key to sustainability

“Circular” economy key to sustainability

The world is in serious need of solutions to create sustainable growth and jobs. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is bringing 1,500 specialists from around the world to Finland to show how this can be done. The ground breaking event will focus on the world’s best circular economy solutions in which business and the environment go hand in hand. …Read more.

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New film crosses the cultural divide

New film crosses the cultural divide

Highly acclaimed writer, director, musician and now filmmaker, Girish Makwana is launching his first full length feature film, The Colour of Darkness, in Australia on Friday 19 May 2017.   Tipped to do well both in Australia and overseas, the highly anticipated movie was filmed on set in Australia and India and  explores the deep-seated cultural issues effecting Australians and Indians …Read more.

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Maximum dance, maximum fun, maximum fitness

Maximum dance, maximum fun, maximum fitness

Maximo Dance Studio, a Woolloongabba-based dance school and fitness facility for children and adults, has moved to new premises after 14 years of operating from the same location. To celebrate the move, which allows studio to now provide a wider range of sought after dance and fitness classes, they are throwing a Grand re-opening party on Saturday, 27th of May. …Read more.

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