Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:04:16 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Meeting L. K. Anh Tuan – artist and storyteller, Vietnam and West End https://westender.com.au/meeting-l-k-anh-tuan-artist-and-storyteller-vietnam-and-west-end/ https://westender.com.au/meeting-l-k-anh-tuan-artist-and-storyteller-vietnam-and-west-end/#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:52:05 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12598 L K Anh Tuan I came to be writing about L. K. Anh Tuan at the suggestion of his friend Tim Quinn. The intention was that we would discuss a painting Mr Tuan currently has on exhibition at the Brisbane City Square Library. The painting was inspired by the 1988 World Expo and was donated […]

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Rental Law Reforms – its time to have your say! https://westender.com.au/rental-law-reforms-its-time-to-have-your-say/ https://westender.com.au/rental-law-reforms-its-time-to-have-your-say/#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:10:43 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12947 Last year the government completed its Open Doors to Rental Reforms consultation. The government’s regulatory impact statement was released on the 16th of November this year outlining the recommended changes to tenancy law. On announcing the reform package, the Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the response to consultation had been […]

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Scientists fear insect populations are shrinking. Here are six ways to help https://westender.com.au/scientists-fear-insect-populations-are-shrinking-here-are-six-ways-to-help/ https://westender.com.au/scientists-fear-insect-populations-are-shrinking-here-are-six-ways-to-help/#respond Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:40:28 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12931 Are you planning a big garden clean-up this summer, or stocking up on fly spray to keep bugs at bay? Before you do, it’s worth considering the damage you might cause to the insects we share the planet with. Australia’s insect populations are under pressure. The problem is better known in the Northern Hemisphere, where […]

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Riding 800km for charity and personal reflection https://westender.com.au/riding-800km-for-charity-and-personal-reflection/ https://westender.com.au/riding-800km-for-charity-and-personal-reflection/#respond Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:32:47 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12906 In January, Brisbane resident, Stuart Nielson, will embark on an 800km Ride to Provide 2020 around Thailand to raise money for kids in need. Funds raised will go to Australian-run charity, Hands Across The Water, which provides accommodation and essential necessities to families and kids in need across Thailand.  Stuart’s interest in Thailand began on his regular holidays. […]

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Orange the World https://westender.com.au/orange-the-world/ https://westender.com.au/orange-the-world/#respond Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:02:04 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12884 Between 25 November and 10 December each year ZONTA scatters those bright orange wooden “Woman” stands around the streets of West End as a reminder of the UNESCO driven 16 days of activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women leading into 10 December each year which is International Human Rights Day.  This is an […]

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Things are changing at People’s Park https://westender.com.au/things-are-changing-at-peoples-park/ https://westender.com.au/things-are-changing-at-peoples-park/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:36:17 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12760 Things are changing at People’s Park, have you noticed? After concerns were raised with Council by Pam Bourke of Kurilpa Futures, and referred by them to Gabba Ward Councillor, Jonathan Sri, a range of community groups and representatives, including Kurilpa Futures, West End Community House, Micah Projects, Traders, Police Liaison and Council representatives, have been […]

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The cavalry is not coming! Towards a climate resilient Kurilpa community. https://westender.com.au/the-cavalry-is-not-coming-towards-a-climate-resilient-kurilpa-community/ https://westender.com.au/the-cavalry-is-not-coming-towards-a-climate-resilient-kurilpa-community/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:25:51 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12850 What will climate disruption mean for us in Kurilpa? Kurilpa is an Aboriginal word meaning place of the fawn-footed melomys or native water rat, the kuril. It refers to the suburbs on the river-bounded peninsula of Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, West end and Hill End. Under a smoky Brisbane sky a few Wednesdays ago over […]

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From the Archive – The Westender reporting on community planning in 1992. What’s changed? https://westender.com.au/from-the-archive-the-westender-reporting-on-community-planning-in-1992/ https://westender.com.au/from-the-archive-the-westender-reporting-on-community-planning-in-1992/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 21:30:43 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12814 Tim Quinn who was the local Councillor for The Gabba 1985-2003 and Chair of Council’s Planning Committee 1991-2003 wrote the pictured article for The Westender, in November 1992.  He commented recently:    “The 1990s were an exciting period of progressive planning and significant outcomes for the community of South East Qld in general and Brisbane […]

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mirrors: an evening of chamber music https://westender.com.au/mirrors-an-evening-of-chamber-music/ https://westender.com.au/mirrors-an-evening-of-chamber-music/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 21:29:57 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12731 Our world is full of mirrors– mirrors that we look at in the morning when we get ready for our day, underlying mirrors of meaning, and mirrors that become apparent through recontexturalisation. Described by its curator as a concert featuring, local artists including performers, a world premiere and several Australian premieres which discusses very pertinent […]

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WOW! Women of the World Festival comes to Brisbane in 2020 https://westender.com.au/wow-women-of-the-world-festival-comes-to-brisbane-in-2020/ https://westender.com.au/wow-women-of-the-world-festival-comes-to-brisbane-in-2020/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 04:26:38 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12793 In 2020 the Women of the World (WOW) festival in Brisbane will feature former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former Governor General Quentin Bryce, singer-songwriter Christine Anu, the Spinifex Gum and more. The 2020 event follows the success of the WOW festival held at The Powerhouse during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk […]

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