Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Sat, 04 Jul 2020 03:23:46 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://westender.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-Presentation1-1-e1590309844160-32x32.jpg Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au 32 32 Increase in Military Expenditure Unjustified and Destabilising – IPAN https://westender.com.au/increase-in-military-expenditure-unjustified-and-destabilising-ipan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=increase-in-military-expenditure-unjustified-and-destabilising-ipan https://westender.com.au/increase-in-military-expenditure-unjustified-and-destabilising-ipan/#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:09:56 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15394 The Australian Government’s increase in military expenditure is pure fear-mongering and compromises urgent social needs, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) said in a statement this week. The objective to project significant military power far from Australia’s shores only contributes to regional instability while undermining our security and peaceful relations with our neighbours. IPAN […]

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The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from you https://westender.com.au/the-disability-royal-commission-wants-to-hear-from-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-disability-royal-commission-wants-to-hear-from-you https://westender.com.au/the-disability-royal-commission-wants-to-hear-from-you/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 07:04:31 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15360 The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. The Commissioners want to hear from people about their experiences or observations of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation with the Royal Commission. People can […]

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Jackie Trad cleared of corruption by CCC https://westender.com.au/jackie-trad-cleared-of-corruption-by-ccc-by-ccc-points-to-lnp-political-witch-hunt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jackie-trad-cleared-of-corruption-by-ccc-by-ccc-points-to-lnp-political-witch-hunt https://westender.com.au/jackie-trad-cleared-of-corruption-by-ccc-by-ccc-points-to-lnp-political-witch-hunt/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:21:54 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15375 Member for South Brisbane, the Hon Jackie Trad MP, said in a statement today, “What I have said all along has been found to be true and accurate.” A Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) report tabled in State Parliament today cleared Ms Trad of any wrongdoing. The CCC commenced its investigation on 19 December 2019 […]

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First ancient underwater cultural sites discovered in Australia https://westender.com.au/first-ancient-underwater-cultural-sites-discovered-in-australia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-ancient-underwater-cultural-sites-discovered-in-australia https://westender.com.au/first-ancient-underwater-cultural-sites-discovered-in-australia/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:59:55 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15342 Exciting new archaeological finds off northwest Australia provide evidence of the deep time history of human activities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Dating back thousands of years to when the current seabed was dry land, the finds come from the first underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites discovered through a series of archaeological and geophysical […]

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Community Chicken Coop https://westender.com.au/community-chicken-coop/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=community-chicken-coop https://westender.com.au/community-chicken-coop/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:23:05 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15329 Residents of Derby Street in Highgate Hill have been excited to welcome chooks to their neighbourhood.  Comfortable accommodation in the form of an enclosure with a roosting and nesting box have been constructed at the north end of Derby Street. The project was conceived at the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown, at a time when […]

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Boundary Street planters get Sunday morning facelift https://westender.com.au/boundary-street-planters-get-sunday-morning-facelift/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=boundary-street-planters-get-sunday-morning-facelift https://westender.com.au/boundary-street-planters-get-sunday-morning-facelift/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:20:20 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15301 What better way to start the week, than to join with friends to do something for the community? The Kurilpa Futures group assembled early this morning to give the planters along Boundary, Thomas and Vulture Streets a maker-over. The nine cast aluminium planters were placed in West End streets in 1992. West End landscape architect, […]

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Morrison Government makes it harder and more expensive to go to uni, say local Labor members https://westender.com.au/morrison-government-makes-it-harder-and-more-expensive-to-go-to-uni-say-local-labor-members/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=morrison-government-makes-it-harder-and-more-expensive-to-go-to-uni-say-local-labor-members https://westender.com.au/morrison-government-makes-it-harder-and-more-expensive-to-go-to-uni-say-local-labor-members/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 21:03:53 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15276 Federal Member for Griffith, Terri Butler, and State Member for South Brisbane, Jackie Trad issued a joint statement today, saying that thousands of Australians will miss out on university under proposed changes by the Federal Government. Minster for Education, Dan Tehan, announced the Government’s planned overhaul of the university fee system at a National Press […]

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Homelessness is preventable and solvable: an interview with Karyn Walsh https://westender.com.au/homelessness-is-preventable-and-solvable-an-interview-with-karyn-walsh/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=homelessness-is-preventable-and-solvable-an-interview-with-karyn-walsh https://westender.com.au/homelessness-is-preventable-and-solvable-an-interview-with-karyn-walsh/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:10:20 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15259 This month, the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) submitted a 7-point policy plan to the federal parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia, to urgently end rough sleeping homelessness across the country. The AAEH’s COVID-19 National Rough Sleeping Homelessness Pandemic Response Plan calls for a health-informed approach to end homelessness. “We’ve responded really well to […]

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Police drop charges against Gabba Ward Councillor https://westender.com.au/police-drop-charges-against-gabba-ward-councillor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-drop-charges-against-gabba-ward-councillor Sat, 20 Jun 2020 10:42:59 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15247 In a statement yesterday, Cr Jonathan Sri said he is seeking an apology from Police for what he considers to be his wrongful arrest last Saturday, 13 June, during a protest at Kangaroo Point Central where refugees have been held in detention for some months. “Yesterday evening, the police wrote to my lawyer to advise […]

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We can all be stargazers https://westender.com.au/we-can-all-be-stargazers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=we-can-all-be-stargazers Fri, 19 Jun 2020 11:40:32 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=15237 An astrophysicist shares tips on how to make the most of the Winter Solstice this weekend – and you don’t even need equipment to start exploring the sky. Astrophysicist Ms Kirsten Banks is mapping the Milky Way Galaxy as part of her PhD project. Photo: UNSW Sydney. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to […]

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