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Arts cuts diminish society

Given the proposed cuts to the Arts sector in Queensland it is very timely that QPAC is presenting Show Me the Value, a talk by Harvard professor Mark H Moore on Monday 4 November.  Professor Moore will be joined for Show Me the Value by experts Dr Judith McLean, QPAC Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor at QUT (Creative Industries) and Dr Geoff Woolcock, Board Director of the Australian National Development Index and Adjunct Associate Professor Griffith University (School of Human Services and Social Work). The discussion will be facilitated by ABC Radio’s Steve Austin. Show Me the Value will explore how the cultural...

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Smokin’ hot Burlesque at Vamp n Burn

Vamp n Burn is coming to the Old Museum on Saturday 2nd of November after a successful first season at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne. It is a unique cabaret show where a bevy of local and interstate burlesque dancers improvise to the live blues of Desert Blues Cartel. Desert Blues Cartel will perform their dirty blues, setting the scene for host Lola the Vamp, and some of Australia’s finest burleque performers who will improvise over the New Orleans style blues. All this and more at 8pm Saturday 2nd November at the Old Museum. For more info on the performers...

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Stefan gets life from Lord Mayor Quirk

Hairdresser and businessman Stefan Ackerie was honoured at the 2013 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards while other winners included Australia’s leading diversified alternative asset manager, a national retail chain founder, a pizza company and a digital publisher. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the awards celebrated the achievements and contribution made by the business community to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy. “The awards reward and celebrate companies that are champions for Brisbane’s growth industries and inspire others to become business leaders,” he said. “The city’s economic growth would not be possible without a bold business community ready to embrace innovation, world markets...

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Annerley firies awarded for bravery

For rescuing three dogs who were trapped in a burning veterinary clinic, the firefighters of the Annersley Station of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service will receive a Compassionate Fire Department Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The fire on Station Road in Sunnybank started in a newsagency and quickly spread to the clinic. Three dogs were trapped inside until firefighters rescued them. They carried one dog, a 40-kilogram Rottweiler, out on a stretcher. For these efforts, the fire and rescue service will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA. “The compassion and heroism shown by members of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Brisbane residents are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal...

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