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Child Protection Week a reminder to all

Child Protection Week a reminder to all

Child Protection Week (3-9 September) has kicked off across the state with Queenslanders reminded that protecting children and young people is everyone’s business. Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman urged all Queenslanders to get behind the annual awareness raising week. “Queensland Child Protection Week is now in its 31st year and the week is still as relevant today as it …

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Bees Nees

ABC tells the story behind the weather

The ABC has announced an initiative that will explore how and why weather events occur in Australia, and their effects on people and the environment. ABC Weather will deliver compelling, science-based stories of interest to all Australians, with increased video, online and mobile coverage across all ABC platforms. Australians will see stories which explore why everyday weather phenomena occur like …

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West Village

Black market tobacco costing us billions

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) is calling on the Federal Government to take action to combat the illegal tobacco crime epidemic. The past few months have shown illegal tobacco is at crisis point in Australia – with the seizure of tonnes of illegal tobacco and millions of illegal cigarettes. This is representing an annual loss of $1.6 billion …

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The ‘Oscars’ of Australian science awarded

The ‘Oscars’ of Australian science awarded

The nation’s most outstanding scientists have been honored at the 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner, the “Oscars of Australian science”. Australia’s premier science awards celebrated scientific breakthroughs from around the country, ranging from robots that are making Australia a world leader in farm automation, to technology that can reliably produce life-saving oxygen for newborns in hospitals. Fifteen awards …

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Sign the petition – stop the attack on welfare

Sign the petition – stop the attack on welfare

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has been joined by numerous other community organisations across the country is calling for the federal government to cease its relentless attack on people living in or at risk of poverty. Here’s their statement: We stand together to say enough is enough. Social security is a right. We condemn this government’s latest attempts …

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Artists working with light and air

Artists working with light and air

Using the most intangible of materials – light and air – Brisbane’s historic Spring Hill Reservoir and the Queen Street Mall will be transformed in September and October with two new ephemeral art installations curated by McCarthy-Swann Projects – The Weight of Light and The Size of Air. As part of a partnership with Brisbane City Council to transform the …

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TOMBSTONE FOLK AT LOCAL CEMETERY

TOMBSTONE FOLK AT LOCAL CEMETERY

The Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (FOSBC) will host the first-ever folk music evening at the historic cemetery in September. ‘Tombstone Folk’ will feature sets from Luan Baldwin (singer-songwriter), and Shawn Riley (recorder) and Helena Bond (singer). The FOSBC will be hosting a cemetery night tour afterwards ($10 per head). Organiser Chris Dawson said that the event is designed to …

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Shakespeare in the park: A Winter's Tale

Shakespeare in the park: A Winter's Tale

The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) will kick off their series of Shakespeare performances next week with their masterful take on The Winter's Tale, running from August 23 through September 9 at Roma Street Parkland. A twisted love story about a King and the destruction of his marriage, The Winter's Tale follows Leontes; a man constricted by jealousy and anger, as he inflicts catastrophe and pain …

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Yemen’s cholera catastrophe – Oxfam calls for help

Yemen’s cholera catastrophe – Oxfam calls for help

Yemenis, already struggling to survive after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on their tables, said Oxfam in a new report published today. For the report, entitled Yemen: Catastrophic Cholera Crisis, Oxfam has spoken to many families who have to rely on selling their personal belongings or going …

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25 years of Women in Voice

25 years of Women in Voice

Twenty-five years ago, a passionate group of performers presented the first Women in Voice (WiV) show in West End. For a quarter of a century, WiV has charmed audiences in Brisbane and regional Queensland with ground breaking cabaret. To celebrate this phenomenal milestone, Brisbane's most beloved and enduring cabaret icon is bringing together a stellar lineup for a strictly limited …

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Jackie T

Diversity key to community harmony

People living in more diverse suburbs are less likely to express or experience Islamophobia, according to new RMIT research. The study led by Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker and Associate Professor Karien Dekker examined whether the religious visibility of Muslim residents had an impact on local community cohesion and Islamophobia. "The data, collected through a survey of residents and follow-up in-depth …

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‘Mind and Heart – What’s the Difference?’

‘Mind and Heart – What’s the Difference?’

One of the most senior Tibetan Buddhist lamas alive today is coming to Brisbane to explain the difference between following the mind and the heart. His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says it's crucial to understand the contrast between the two if we want to make good decisions and lead a happy and fulfilled life. Dzogchen Rinpoche will share his …

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