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Another Native Title win for North Queensland

THE Wuthathi, Kuuku Ya’u and Northern Kaanju peoples of the Bromley area (collectively known as the Pama Kungkaychi, or north side people) have taken ownership of more than 160,000 hectares of ancestral lands at a ceremony in Cairns. The declaration of aboriginal freehold over the culturally significant lands stretching from Shelburne Bay in the north to the Pascoe River in the south and the Glennie Tableland in the west ends ends 150 years of dispossession. It follows the granting of exclusive native title to the groups in 2015. Between 1977 and 2005, the Traditional Owners and anthropologist Athol Chase...

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Ciaron O’Reily welcomes release of Chelsea Manning

Ciaron O’Reilly, presently based in his hometown of Brisbane Australia, welcomes the release today of Iraq war veteran and WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.  O’Reilly served 13 months in U.S. prisons for his role in the 1991 disabling of a Gulf War bound B52 Bomber at an upstate New York U.S. Air Force Base. Manning’s 7 year sentence, recently commuted down from 35 years by outgoing U.S. President Barrack Obama, concludes today. O’Reilly stated “Chelsea Manning was only four years of age when I was arrested at the outset of this war against Iraq.  She was only 15 when the...

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Folk/pop sensation to play the Milk Factory

Upbeat and irresistibly catchy, Karin Page’s latest single Still Got You is a perfect slice of folk pop, dressed up in her favourite embellishments of rootsy grooves and a dusty twang. Taken from her 2017 EP of the same name, Still Got You (produced by ARIA award winning producer Matt Fell) shows why Karin appeals to such a broad range of music lovers – seamlessly weaving several styles together – and is the perfect introduction for new fans. After 18 months of touring Australia in a caravan with her music/life partner Adam Nyeholt, playing music wherever the road took...

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Concert remembers the 1967 Referendum

“Go Malthu ngarraku Luku-dhinthu wangayina. Marrtji ngali rrambangina.” (You are welcome to follow my footsteps home. Come with me on this journey.) Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Shellie Morris and 2017 Queensland Music Award winner Emily Wurramura come together for the first time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with Footsteps Home, a moving concert at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 27 May. Footsteps Home will feature Shellie and Emily performing a selection of original work and stories of culture, connection to country and reconciliation. Shellie wanted to commemorate the Referendum as it holds a personal connection to her...

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“Circular” economy key to sustainability

The world is in serious need of solutions to create sustainable growth and jobs. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is bringing 1,500 specialists from around the world to Finland to show how this can be done. The ground breaking event will focus on the world’s best circular economy solutions in which business and the environment go hand in hand. The host country Finland is the first in the world to have published a comprehensive road map to a circular economy. The country’s leading future-oriented think-and-do tank Sitra is now inviting the shapers of our future well-being to celebrate...

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