Author: Kerrod Trott

Councillor joins protest against high rise

Concerns about over-development in Kangaroo Point are approaching boiling point, with residents holding a protest on Tuesday morning against a high rise on Thornton St that will cast long shadows over a neighbouring public park. Developers originally applied to build a 19-storey tower on a site which had a height limit of 10 storeys, and have now amended their application in response to community pressure, reducing it to 16 storeys. However residents say that’s still too tall, and that Brisbane City Council needs to stop treating the building heights in the neighbourhood plan as negotiable. Local resident Katharine Baynham...

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Queensland Greens claim victory in Maiwar

The Queensland Greens and Michael Berkman have declared victory in the seat of Maiwar, marking the first time a Green has been elected to the Queensland parliament. “This is the best result in the Queensland Greens history and is a testament to our huge grassroots campaign and the thousands of volunteers who knocked on over 60,000 doors across the state,” said newly elected MP Michael Berkman. “We spoke to the issues that affected people’s lives and offered transformative ideas around universal social housing and childcare, renters’ rights, sustainable development, cheap, reliable electricity and $1 public transport fares. “We were...

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Labor gains majority in Queensland election

Labor Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to form Government in Queensland, having achieved an outright majority of seats in the new Parliament. Here’s the state from the soon-to-be Premier of Queensland: I have had a call from Tim Nicholls, leader of the Liberal National Party, conceding defeat in the State election. I wish him and his family well. The Electoral Commission has now declared a majority of seats have been won by the Australian Labor Party. I visited the Governor and advised him I am confident I can command a majority on the floor of Parliament. The Governor has...

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Call for new thinking on e-waste

TechCollect is searching for its 2017 Young E-Waste Hero! TechCollect is calling for primary and secondary students across Australia to help spread the e-waste recycling message in its third annual search for a national Young E-Waste Hero. Carmel Dollisson, Chief Executive Officer, TechCollect, says the youngest generation of Australians holds the key to a sustainable future. “In Australia, e-waste continues to be a rapidly growing stream. As our hunger for new electronic devices continues to grow, we need to ensure young Australians are aware of the importance of responsibly recycling old electronic devices and that the practice becomes second...

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Brisbane Comedy Festival’s largest ever lineup in 2018

Brisbane will be plunged into hysterics from 23 February – 25 March when the city’s largest ever lineup of the best Aussie and international acts lay comical siege to three venues – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and new venue SunPAC – as part of Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018. The ninth instalment of Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival will bring more than 70 stellar comedians to Brisbane. Leading the pack of international laughter masters are Jim Gaffigan, who will kick off his anticipated Australian and New Zealand tour with his Brisbane debut, Irishmen Jimeoin and Des Bishop, Canadian DeAnne...

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