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Anthony Ackroyd (The Ruddster) at 350 km/h

Hi there folks, the Ruddster Anthony Ackroyd here. I’m the Bullet Train for Australia candidate in the Griffith by-election. I’ll be your new member of parliament once you great people vote for me on Feb 8. Along with putting Australia’s first comedian into Canberra (excluding the current clowns), you will also get a brand new Bullet Train that takes you to Gold Coast and Sunshine coast in just 15 minutes! Griffith has a great story. The Story Bridge. But the story doesn’t end there. We have 8 great bridges in Griffith: the Go Between, Goodwill, Kurilpa, Victoria, Grey Street,...

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Our Dreaming animated at State Library

State Library has been transformed into an explosion of colour for new exhibition Our Dreaming: animating country. Large scale projections, three-dimensional art installations, augmented reality, hands-on activities and a wide range of animated films combine in the exhibition, which showcases stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Acting State Librarian Prashant Pandey says the exhibition carries a message about the importance of storytelling and the role of new technologies in continuing this tradition. “State Library is dedicated to preserving Queensland’s diverse stories. Our Dreaming: animating country explores how new technologies have contemporised traditional storytelling, preserving these stories for...

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“Do you back the Renewable Energy Target?”

45,000 people in seat of Griffith have solar, thanks to Renewable Energy Target. Analysis released today by the Australian Solar Council shows over 45,000 residents in the electorate of Griffith have solar PV or solar hot water systems on their homes. “This analysis confirms the importance of the Renewable Energy Target to the people of Griffith, who will be electing their new federal MP on 8 February”, said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council. “There are tens of thousands more considering getting solar PV or hot water right now and they would be horrified to hear...

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Butler battles for truckies

Griffith by-election Labor candidate Terri Butler stood up for motorists, truckies and their families this morning when she took her pledge to save the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal for a safer and fairer road transport industry. Held at a Transport Workers’ Union members barbeque, TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said Ms Butler showed her commitment to the people of Griffith and to the unacceptably high level of fatal truck crashes on our roads. ‘Hundreds of people die in truck crashes each year on Australian roads, devastating families and communities in Queensland and across the country,’ Mr Biagini said. ‘Truck...

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Putting up funds to fight plastic pollution

Healthy Waterways and Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation have announced a grants program to help fight plastic pollution Healthy Waterways and the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation have launched a Community Marine Debris Grant Scheme to fight against the staggering amount of litter entering South East Queensland’s waterways and threatening marine wildlife. Healthy Waterways’ Clean Up Crew collects over 250,000 items of floating litter from South East Queensland’s waterways every year – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Community Marine Debris Grant Scheme is offering 14 grants to support catchment groups, schools, landholders...

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