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Show your support for local, independent publishing, while also getting your message across to the Westender’s loyal audience, by advertising with us online.

Our recently revamped news website at www.westender.com.au regularly attracts over 10,000 unique visits per month, while our Facebook page reaches as many as 10,000 people per week.

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All in all, our online presence provides a real opportunity to communicate with an engaged, local audience for very little cost to you.

Contact me if you would like to participate, or need some more info.

Kerrod Trott
Publisher & Editor
M: 0412 029 663
E: kerrod@westender.com.au

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Blind Dog back at the Boundary!

Blind Dog back at the Boundary!

The Westender recently caught up with musician Dillion James, whose band is backing local legend “Blind Dog Donnie” in a welcome back gig at the Boundary Hotel in West End tomorrow night (Friday 2 June). This will be the first time Blind Dog has played the Boundary Hotel for a couple of years, since a dispute with one of the …Read more.

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Festival aims to unite Queensland in song

Festival aims to unite Queensland in song

Katie Noonan has released her first program as Artistic Director of Queensland Music Festival (QMF), revealing a program that spans contemporary and classical music, large-scale community events and education programs, and big names like Kate Ceberano, Montaigne, Isaiah, Lior, Steve Kilbey, David Hobson, Elena Kats-Chernin and Manu Delago, alongside big ambitions to unite thousands of Australians in song from 7–30 …Read more.

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ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART

ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART

We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of …Read more.

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Moves afoot on Medical Marijuana

Moves afoot on Medical Marijuana

Melbourne-based Cann Group Limited (ASX: CAN) will receive its first plant material and start cultivation of medicinal cannabis in the coming days after securing the necessary permits from the Office of Drug Control (ODC). The company has been issued with one medicinal cannabis permit and two cannabis research permits. These permits will facilitate the establishment of breeding plants for propagation …Read more.

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Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count!

Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count!

Ten years ago, the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA) developed a show called Reflections: Referendum 40 years and to the future. The performance was a creative response to the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum when Australians voted overwhelmingly for constitutional change to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the national census. Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! …Read more.

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The Journey Home – Sorry Day 2017

The Journey Home – Sorry Day 2017

On 7 February 1997 Brisbane City Council, churches and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities began a series of events entitled Kul-gun Da ‘Lo-bol’ pa – The Journey Home, to recognise the Stolen Generation. Indigenous Elders led a procession to City Hall where they were formally welcomed by the Lord Mayor. Cultural and historical ceremonies were conducted to mark …Read more.

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Muslims and Christians praying for peace

Muslims and Christians praying for peace

In the face of ongoing conflict, it’s time for Christians and Muslims to come together and pray for grace and peace. And Ramadan, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, a time for self-examination, devotion and reading the scriptures, which starts Saturday, gives us a perfect opportunity to come together. In my latest book of Christian-Muslim reflections, Read more.

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Drug prohibition doesn’t work.

Drug prohibition doesn’t work.

The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children, according to the organisers of a community forum to be held in Brisbane on June 14. They say the counter-productive nature of our current drugs policy is illustrated by the current methamphetamine flood. While the number of methamphetamine offences prosecuted in Australia tripled between 2009/10 and 2014/15, ice usage … Read more.

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Caring comes naturally to Indigenous Australians

Caring comes naturally to Indigenous Australians

During National Reconciliation Week, 28 May to 3 June, Mr Jim Toohey, President of Carers Queensland, is calling on the media to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who care for another person with disability, a long-term physical or mental illness. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are more likely to be carers than …Read more.

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Solar power reaches new milestone in Queensland

Solar power reaches new milestone in Queensland

Queensland has officially become the Solar State with new figures confirming that combined solar rooftops are now Queensland’s largest power station - surpassing the 1,680 megawatt Gladstone Power Station. Energy Minister Mark Bailey announced this exciting milestone at the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) – annual Energy Conference this morning and said the continued uptake of solar again confirms …Read more.

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