Westender goes mobile

Dear reader,

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This is the beginning of a new era for Brisbane's oldest independent newspaper as we move more of our services online. This is the first test of a new look newsletter, we are experimenting with the phone app as well. Please let us know what you think.

Last issue's offer of a free website for a community organisation, courtesy of young designer Tarei  King, has been won by West End Trader's Association. See below for details of this week's competition.

Slip-on Sterio Deadly Nominees

QLD set to rock 2013 Deadly Awards

Sue Ray is nominated for Deadlys' Most Promising New Talent

“It’s great for Queensland that there happens to be so many songwriters and bands in the music line-up this year,” Deadly Awards Executive Maryann Weston said.

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Council cleans creeks naturally

In an attempt to clean up Brisbane’s waterways, the Brisbane City Council has introduced a water filtration system called ‘Daylighting’.Under the system, urban space is redeveloped and restored to its natural origins by means of ripping ...

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Climate Solutions Plan from Beyond Zero Emissions

Climate Solutions Plan from Beyond Zero

 Making a difference to cutting energy use and greenhouse impacts at the individual or family level can often seem daunting and out of reach for many of us. BZE’s plan to cut emissions and power bills in ten years ...

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Union activist Carnegie cleared

Bob Carnegie organised union pickets as a private activist

Charges against a community activist Bob Carnegie for stopping the work at the Childrens Hospital in South Brisbane have been dismissed by Federal Court Magistrate Michael Burnett this morning.

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Micah moves towards Reconciliation

Micah moves towards Reconciliation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this article contains references to people who have passed on.

Local not-for-profit organisation Micah Projects officially launched their Reconciliation Action Plan last week at Kuril Dhagan Indigenous Knowledge Centre at the State Library of Queensland. Read online.

Is booze bad for your teeth, too?

Booze is bad for your teeth

New research reveals that a big night out on the town can play havoc with oral health – not to mention the risk of having a few teeth knocked out in a drunken brawl.

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WETA wins free website

The Westender offer to a local not-for-profit community group a free website and a year's hosting courtesy of a young designer Tarei King and our host, Ebono Institute, has been won by the West End Traders Association.

This week, a company with a big foyer could win an artwork courtesy of artist Jamie Condong. Check out his work at http://jamiecongdon.com/ If you would like to hang one of these let us know on info@westender.com.au