G'day all

Here's another assortment of stories published recently on the www.westender.com.au website.

Hope you enjoy it all, Have a good read, and cheers.

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Looking for a unique musical experience?

Looking for a unique musical experience?

Back by popular demand, Mr West End, Clarry Evans, is reprising his intimate musical performances of musical highlights from the rock operas Macbeth and Boadicea. Alison St Ledger, Matthew Newnham and Sandro Collarelli, who all featured in the original productions, will be reprising their stage hits, while a twelve piece choir led by Alison Rogers will provide the chorus. James …Read more.

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Terri B

Celebrating 50 years of political activism in Brisbane

In 1967, 4000 students marched from the University of Queensland into the city to defy a ban on marching. This civil liberties march was about the right to protest. But it signalled more than a march, it was the sign of a new politics. With growing community support, this current drew on and influenced various political movements in Queensland and beyond. …Read more.

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Australia a rogue nuclear state?

Australia a rogue nuclear state?

Nuclear extinction is the most dangerous threat facing Humanity today! If we want a future for ourselves and our children we need to act immediately by urging our government to support the international ban of nuclear weapons. By far the greater percentage of Australians support the global ban of all nuclear weapons! The Australian government's argument, “a ban treaty would …Read more.

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Bees Nees

Bob Brown calls on LNP for better response to Japanese whaling

A stronger approach is needed by the LNP to counter illegal Japanese whaling in Antarctic waters, according to former Greens Leader and environmentalist Bob Brown. Last week during a media conference, the former Greens leader called for the LNP to increase its naval presence in the southern ocean due to the looming presence of an illegal Japanese whaling fleet. “Australia should send naval …Read more.

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Your family doctor: all about you.

Your family doctor: all about you.

Family Doctor Week - an initiative of the AMA highlighting the role of our family doctors and their value to the community and the health system - runs from Sunday 23 July to Saturday 29 July 2017. The theme for this year's event is Your family doctor: all about you. We all know the benefits of having a regular family …Read more.

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Jackie T

Helping babies and parents wins recognition

Australia's most outstanding primary health care professionals have been recognised, with 15 finalists announced across three categories in the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards -  including Dr Pamela Douglas of Possums Clinic in Highgate Hill. Pamela was recognised for developing and researching Neuroprotective Developmental Care in Early Life ('the Possums programs'), a primary care intervention for the support of …Read more.

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Renowned circus company heads home after 17 years

Renowned circus company heads home after 17 years

After 17-years of calling the Brisbane Powerhouse home, Vulcana Women's Circus is coming back to its roots to offer exciting youth and adult classes at West End's Kurilpa Hall. Founded in 1995, Vulcana Women's Circus is a leading organisation in social circus and has delivered the greater Brisbane community with bold performances and programs that empower women and children through the teaching and performance …Read more.

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Finding the silver lining, helping women soar

Finding the silver lining, helping women soar

A young Sunshine Coast woman is using her own experiences of overcoming adversity as incentive to encourage other women with similar struggles. The result is a coffee table style photographic book which she aims on placing in the waiting rooms of every Australian public hospital. Calin Manuela Darling was born in Romania in 1993, in the period immediately following dictator …Read more.

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Science Week asks the big questions

Science Week asks the big questions

Australians will soon have opportunities to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic contribution to society when National Science Week kicks off in August. Running from 12-20 August, National Science Week 2017 is expected to reach more than a million Australians with everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert talks, art …Read more.

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Australia-US too close for comfort?

Australia-US too close for comfort?

Concerns about the strength of the U.S. alliance have emerged since the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency, with supporters of the alliance expressing considerable anxiety about the continuing strength of the Australia-U.S. relationship. "Donald Trump remains deeply unpopular with the Australian public", says Dr Vince Scappatura, a specialist in international relations. "The familiar romantic mantra of the …Read more.

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West Village

Pay Wave your money goodbye

Is cashless spending leading to a permanent state of 'Tap & Gone'? The recent research from the Reserve Bank Australia, which found the declining use of cash is negatively impacting our savings, is no surprise to Michael Christofides, Director of Retail Solutions, AMP Bank. Michael believes, although cashless spending can negatively impact your savings, by splitting your finances into three …Read more.

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Calling all artists: House Conspiracy wants you

Calling all artists: House Conspiracy wants you

House Conspiracy are currently searching for emerging artists from across Brisbane who are interested in developing their skills, and seeking to engage in the city's diverse and vibrant arts culture. Located at 42 Mollison St in Brisbane's West End, House Conspiracy is the name of Brisbane's first arts precinct that offers aspiring creatives a residency space to produce and curate their own works. Til February 2018, …Read more.

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