Author: Kerrod Trott

New look $10 note hits our pockets

A new $10 banknote has entered general circulation, following the release of the new $5 banknote last year. The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting. I am pleased that from tomorrow people will start to see the new $10 entering their wallets and pockets, and that it continues the tradition of celebrating two of Australia’s most prominent writers.’ The design of the new $10 banknote retains images of Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’...

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Queensland sets the pace in plastic pollution

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcomes the Plastic Bag Ban and Container Refund Scheme Law passed by Queensland’s Parliament. The Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill, which introduced these measures, was passed with bipartisan support. James Cordwell, AMCS Marine Campaigner said: “This new law sets the gold standard for waste reduction in Australia. With the tide of ocean plastic pollution on the rise, Queensland is showing leadership in tackling this problem. “Queensland is the most polluted state in Australia, according to the Keep Australia Beautiful Litter Index, with the incidence of litter 41% higher than the national average....

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Gabba Travel Photographer Is Australia’s Best

Woolloongabba photographer Mick Porter has been named Australia’s top travel photographer for 2017. More than 400 of the country’s best professional photographers gathered in Melbourne on Monday night for the Australian Professional Photography Awards – known as APPA – presented at a gala dinner at The Plaza Ballroom on Collins Street, where Mick was named the 2017 AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the Year. APPA is the largest awards for professional print photography in Australia and one of the largest in the world. It is the only professional photography awards in the country that require physical prints to be...

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Hindus object to lamb ad featuring Ganesha

Upset Hindus are urging Australia Advertising Standards Bureau to ban the new “You Never Lamb Alone” video ad launched on September four by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), which seems to make fun of Lord Ganesha. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, pointed out that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and he was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be used in selling lamb meat for mercantile greed. Moreover, linking Lord Ganesha with meat was very disrespectful and highly inappropriate, Zed added. Zed, who is President...

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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 has ever been,” Ms Fentiman said. “Child Protection is now more widely discussed then ever but we need to remain vigilant and aware of what action is needed. “Protecting children is everyone’s business, so as a community, as individuals...

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