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West End film fest back for fifth year

There are only a few weeks left to get your films into the West End Film Festival’s 2014 short film competition. The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is Queensland’s biggest dedicated short film festival are very proud to be returning for their 5th year in March 2014.  WEFF are passionate about screening diverse and intriguing stories from local and national filmmakers. Organisers are looking for the best short films Australia has to offer across all genres, with a running time of less than 30 minutes. On March 23rd 2014, WEFF will showcase a program of shorts at its pop-up...

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Happy Holidays or a very stressful Christmas?

If all you want to do is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas but are instead too stressed trying to Deck the Halls to feel Joy to the World, it’s time to take a Christmas reality check. QUT Rehabilitation and Wellness manager Dr Leith Henry, a psychologist, said it was easy to fall prey to the same less-than-perfect holiday behaviour patterns year after year. Instead, this year give yourself the ultimate Yuletide present – treat angst-filled Christmases to an emotional make-over. “Christmas can be a very stressful time for people,” Dr Henry said. “It does not have to be....

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Gabba Village celebrates

This Wednesday is the day to head down to the Gabba Village and celebrate with the good folk in the enchanted triangle. The restaurants and retailers tucked in the shaddow of the iconic cricket ground are getting into the Christmas spirit with lots of tempting treats. You could share a banquet with friends at Birdcage or enjoy turkey meatball subs curbside under the palms at Crosstown Eatery. Brown Dog will be open late offering Christmas cheer to their loyal customers, whilst Pearl will fill the street with aromas of roasted suckling pig. Enoteca will bring a little Italian Christmas magic to the evening and Canvas...

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Quirk asked to honour park plan

Councillor Helen Abrahams, The Gabba Ward calls for the Lord Mayor to adhere to his Neighbourhood Plan for West End and purchase the land at 68 Vulture Street for a new park. “It was only when the owner of the site lodged a development application for a five storey building that Council’s intention to purchase the entire site for parkland was revealed” said Helen Abrahams. “As soon as I knew that this site was earmarked for a park, I was out in the streets to find out what local residents thought.  They gave me a clear message: that the majority of residents want a park.” Locals know that Council is planning for a population increase of 25,000 residents in South Brisbane and West End. This is three times the existing population. It will put huge pressure on existing parks.  More parkland is vital to meet the needs of future residents.” “I support a park on this site. I have advised the Lord Mayor of my support. It is now up the Lord Mayor to deliver the park.” The owners of this property, in good faith, proposed to develop the site for shops, offices and 19 residential units. Instead of a development approval from Council they received a letter to resume their land. “The Lord Mayor should have taken steps to acquire this land in 2011 when the Neighbourhood Plan was introduced,...

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“Not since the era of Joh Bjelke Petersen”

Local member Jackie Trad has denounced the decision to extend sand mining on North Stradbroke Island. The Newman LNP Government last night passed legislation to extend sand mining on North Stradbroke Island for another 22 years in a morally corrupt cash for legislation deal said Jackie Trad, Labor Environment Spokesperson and Member for South Brisbane. “The maps in the legislation, length of lease terms and environmental authority were all requested in a May briefing note from Sibelco to the Newman Government,” Ms Trad said. “Every single request in this submission from Sibelco was granted in this legislation.” “The Government...

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