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Sunday, 22 October


Motto Motto "IndyWatch Feed"

Motto Motto, Chermside

Oops.. a burger on its own at Betty's Burger was not filling enough for us so we went to Motto Motto for our second dinner. Hehe! In comparison to Betty's Burger, it was not as busy and service was quick and prompt.

The paper menu is easy to read and finally, we ordered a pork katsu curry with seaweed fries and the wagyu beef bento set (addition of miso soup, edamame and chicken karaage for an extra of $7.90).


The curry sauce came separately, which is a good option as you can pour as much or as little as you want. However, the serving of the pork katsu was pretty small and after a few mouthful, there is certainly some leftover rice.

Pork katsu curry ($13.50) and Wagyu beef ($15.50)
In comparison, the wagyu beef was more generous, and was tender. I enjoyed nibbling on the rest of the tidbits of edamame, seaweed fries and the chicken karaage. 

Motto Motto is a pretty modern Japanese restaurant and next time I would like to try their Japanese rolls.



VeganMoFo 2017 #23: Put it in a Martini Glass. "IndyWatch Feed"

23rd: Fancy af Dazzle us with your haute cuisine or gourmet dishes

Due to OzComicCons and illness, I was running a bit short for MoFo planning time. And I got a bit stressed about this fancy business. I didn't have time to go out somewhere fancy, and I didn't have time to make a big fancy menu with all the other things I had planned to make. What to do? What to do? Thankfully, my wonderful friend Michelle came to the rescue with an idea. Well, her idea was to make mousse and serve it in martini glasses. I did not make mousse. However, what is more fancy than food in a martini glass? Very few things. So I thought I'd experiment and see what sort of every day foods would suddenly look fancy pants. The answer is almost anything.

But what is this? Is this some sort of fancy, exciting cocktail or other beverage concoction? Negative, it is just some cloudy apple juice. As this is a liquid, you can actually sip this out of the glass. So sophistication.

Fancy Martini Glass - Apple Juice

Next up, a tin of baked beans. There is nothing fancy about that. Until you put it in a martini glass! The pants of fancy are on!

Fancy Martini Glass - Baked Beans

Craving a snack? Doesn't apple slices and sesame cheese sound good? But this isn't just regular vegan cheese, this is beautiful and locally made artisan vegan soft cheese. You don't want to just put that on a regular plate or bowl, do you? No no no, it wants something worthy of it.

Fancy Martina Glass - Apples and Sesame Cheese

Finally, something that maybe looks like it could be served in a ma...


Inaugural Diversity Walk comes to Tweed and Coolangatta "IndyWatch Feed"

The Diversity Walk organising committee from Compass. Photo supplied.

The Diversity Walk organising committee from Compass. Photo supplied.

Celebrating love Headspace Tweed Heads and the Compass LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network are hosting Tweed andCoolangatta inaugural Diversity Walk on Saturday, October 28.

Event organiser Claire Cottone, from headspace Tweed Heads said: The idea for the Diversity Walk came from a group of young people from the Compass network, which is a group run by Headspace Tweed Heads that started earlier this year to provide support for LGBTIQAP+ young people in the Tweed Shire and Southern Gold Coast. We noticed a lack of spaces and services specifically tailored for LGBTIQAP+ young people in this area, and formed the Compass network to help build a community that embraces and celebrates LGBTIQAP+ young people.

Everyone is welcome to join in the walk  just dress to express and bring placards, picnics and positive vibes. Tweed Heads police have closed off the streets for the event, which will cross the NSW/QLD border between Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.

The purpose of the walk is to provide visibility, social inclusion and celebration for not only LGBTIQAP+ young people but all people! Thats why weve called it a Diversity Walk, so that all people within our community feel invited, included and celebrated. We acknowledge and respect the traditional owners of this area who will be leading the walk and our opening ceremony, continued Claire

The easy 1 km walk kicks off at 11:30am at 1 Bay St, Tweed Heads (gathering from 11am).  The parade will then head up Wharf St to the Boundary St roundabout, and finish at Chris Cunningham Park for a community BBQ and picnic with a traditional Welcome to Country, local Aboriginal dancers, and live music featuring local artists Essie Thomas and Salt & Steel. The walk is also supported by the Tweed Mayor Katie Milne who will be speaking at the event.



Qld Government wants electricity GOC dividends to do double duty "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Yesterdays media release from the Queensland Premier and Energy Minister on the $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan appears to have been prepared without Queensland Treasury input, as it is very loose in its discussion of the budget impact. The media release notes:

The Palaszczuk Government will ensure Queenslanders power bills are pegged to average inflation over the next two years and cut $50 a year from bills as part of a $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan to provide cost of living relief.

The move will see all the dividends from Queenslands publicly-owned electricity assets reinvested in an all-out attack on affordability, while Queenslanders wait for the Prime Ministers proposed National Energy Guarantee.

But the dividends from electricity sector government-owned corporations (GOCs) should already be included in the budget forward estimates so, everything else being equal, the new elements of the Affordable Energy Plan will increase the State Governments projected fiscal deficits and hence increase debt (see the fiscal deficits Treasury projected in the State Budget released in June in the figure below). The dividends cant do double duty. They already go into consolidated revenue to help pay for all the governments bills, and they arent explicitly earmarked for subsidising electricity prices.

Unless GOC dividends or other revenues such as coal royalties are higher than previously expected, the Government does not have any new money to spend. The Government needs to explain exactly where the additional money for its new subsidies is coming from. An early mid-year Budget update would be useful in this regard.

I suspect the State Government does have some additional money from resource royalty revenue to play with. If it does, it should be transparent about this, rather than pretending it is funding its new energy affordability measures through GOC dividends already factored into its budget.

Finally, it is sloppy to talk about the dividends being reinvested in this package. The bulk of the Affordable Energy Plan is a subsidy to power bills which I expect will be treated as a recurrent operating expense in the budget, not as a capital investment.

On these issues, also see:

Graham Youngs post Retailers not the problem Premieryou are

Nick Behrens post from July Is Qld Government dividend policy forcing up ele...


Corrupt Queensland police still issuing fines despite faulty system "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The level of corruption, deceit, false information and cover-ups from within the various tiers of government often goes beyond the comprehension of the general population, or as the legal fraternity put it the 'layman'.

A large problem is that the legal fraternity as a whole supports this corruption.

The Queensland government's cash cow a business called SPER (State Penalties Enforcement Registry, ABN: 90 856 020 239), falsely transfers  your unlawful (fine) automatically to a debt.

The best part about it is that they are fully aware of this fraud, yet still continue to enact on it, despite knowing full well that their actions will bring in more complaints.

See obtained document:

 In the words of Australia's ex Prime Minister Paul Keating;


Just remember YOUR place in this (penal) colony.


Australian Army Exercise Diamond Run Being Held in Shoalwater Bay Training Area - Multiple MRH-90s Arrive as "Apocalypse" "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Over the course of this week, as many as three Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopters looked to fly together in and out of, and then back into The Glen Airfield (Camp Growl) as the Australian Army Exercise Diamond Run kicked off in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA). 

File photo

They initially flew in from Townsville on Monday 16 October before returning North on Thursday 19 October and finally returning to Camp Growl on Friday 20 October.  On each occasion, the three MRH-90s, which are believed to be flown by 'A Squadron' of the 5th Aviation Regiment based at Townsville, were heard to use the radio callsign of "Apocalypse".

Meanwhile, as mentioned below, also currently based within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in a support role during the Exercise, is Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue (SAR) Bell 412EP helicopter VH-VAA.  It is owned by Lloyd Helicopters and operated by CHC Helicopters Australia for the RAAF and has been noted using the RAAF Support radio callsign of "Choppa 82".

Of interest, Exercise Diamond Run is the largest military exercise of the year for the Army's 7th Brigade.  It will be the first time the Combat Brigade live fires its new M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, which it received in September, marking the realisation of the Australian Armys Plan Beersheba. 

The exercise will also see 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment put through its paces on its road to becoming the Australian Armys Ready Battle Group for short notice operations next year.

Exercise Diamond Run involves over 1600 soldiers from 7th Brigade and supporting units as well as 40 personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces who are taking part in bilateral training with the Brigade.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman 


RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A Helicopter VH-LAH at Mackay and Gladstone Airports "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Friday 20 October, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-76A helicopter VH-LAH was spotted high above Bowen as it headed South from Townsville to RAAF Base Amberley.  It was also noted calling into both Mackay and Gladstone Airports where it is believed the Sikorsky took on fuel.

VH-LAH is owned by Lloyd Helicopters and operated by CHC Helicopters Australia, and is one of a number of choppers used for RAAF Search and Rescue missions. On this ferry flight, it was noted using radio callsign of "Choppa 42".

As mentioned, when it flew North through CQ at the start of October, it appears that "Choppa 42" has been in Townsville to provide support for RAAF F/A-18 Hornets from Number 3 Squadron and PC-9/A aircraft from Number 4 Squadron during the RAAF's Exercise Black Dagger which has just completed.

File photo

Exercise Black Dagger is a field training exercise that was held at RAAF Base Townsville and surrounding airspace.  The Exercise is the culmination of Number 60 Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course designed to produce combat-ready JTAC-qualified personnel.

Meanwhile, fellow RAAF Search and Rescue Bell 412EP helicopter VH-VAA "Choppa 82" was noted calling into Rockhampton Airport for fuel on Monday 16 October.  It is presently based within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in support of the current Australian Army Exercise Diamond Run.

Photos taken by James Kirk and Leroy 


Cory Bernardi Says No Voters Are Pretending They Voted Yes "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Cory Bernardi has dismissed opinion polls showing a strong lead for the yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey and suggested some respondents in the polls are lying. The Australian Conservatives leader told Sky News he believes people feel pressured by political correctness and were telling pollsters theyd voted yes even if theyd voted ...

The post Cory Bernardi Says No Voters Are Pretending They Voted Yes appeared first on QNEWS.


Fake news or lousy reporting "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A few weeks ago, there was another mass murder in the USA. This time the shooter, a 64-year-old male, holed himself up on the 32rd floor of a casino hotel complex in Las Vegas, Nevada and massacred 60, including himself, and injured more than 500 (at the time of writing). All the victims did wrong was attend a country music concert along with 22,000 or so other people on the Las Vegas casino strip.

While some may consider country music a crime, most Australians consider the apparent ease of gun ownership in the USA pure insanity. Both of these subjects have been done to death in the past and the reality is that even if the entire 24 million or so of us on this side of the Pacific told the USAs lawmakers they were crazy to allow the current lax gun laws to continue, it wouldnt make a scrap of difference. All we can really do to avoid a perceived safety risk is to choose to holiday in an area that you would feel safe in such as North Queensland or Tasmania, New Zealand or Canada the land of unarmed Americans with universal health care. (No, its not original, you can get the coffee mug or t-shirt here). As for country music well it aint gunna kill you!

What we should be concerned about is the reporting of the Las Vegas massacre as it does affect us and how we live. As you would expect, Facebook and Google reported the Las Vegas massacres on their newsfeed, as obviously, people were reporting the incident live on their social media accounts. Media outlets would also be looking at this traffic along with the reports from the police in the Las Vegas area. In this world of instant communication, there is an imperative to be first with the news in this case who was the person that committed this heinous crime and why did they do it?

Both Google and Facebook promoted incorrect information including the incorrect identification of the murderer.

Police have identified Stephen Paddock as the suspect who opened fire from a high-rise hotel room, killing scores and injuring hundreds more. But before authorities named the 64-year-old Nevada man, some on the far right falsely identified the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history as Geary Danley. Its unclear where exactly the hoax originated, but right-wing users aggressively pro...



Challenging Conservative Populism: The Quest for Attainable Solutions "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

By Denis Bright The appeal of conservative populism has certainly gained momentum. It is hardly the shock of the new in mainstream Australian politics. Way back in 1998 at the Queensland state elections, One Nation won eleven seats with an unexpectedly high primary vote of 22.68 per cent. One Nations objective was to share power

The post Challenging Conservative Populism: The Quest for Attainable Solutions appeared first on The AIM Network.

Saturday, 21 October


VeganMoFo 2017 #22: Recipe Round-Up: The Great Vegan Grains Book "IndyWatch Feed"

22nd: Unconventional grains Cooking with freekeh, buckwheat, sorghum, etc try something you wouldnt usually!

I enjoy using all sorts of different ingredients, and I love playing with different grains. When The Great Vegan Grains Book came out, it was a natural fit for me. This book covers all sorts of grains! There are your old standards like rice, polenta, barley and quinoa, as well as a huge array of others - freekeh, farro, millet, buckwheat, sorghum, rye... and a lot of something called einkorn. I have never found einkorn, and I can only imagine the cost of it if I ever did, but the book has plenty of suggestions for alternative grains to use in most recipes.

Cost is also an issue when playing with fancy ingredients. Years ago, I used to be able to buy boxes of freekeh at Coles for a pretty reasonable price, however since it has become a 'super grain', it is now harder to find and much more expensive. There has been a bag of cracked freekeh sitting at the health food market near my work for many months now... it costs $16 for 350g. No thank you! So it becomes a matter or finding some good deals on certain grains where you can. I wanted to play around with some new to me grains for this challenge, and I was very happy to find both sorghum and rye berries at super reasonable prices last month.

So let's see what I have been making in this mini-round-up for MoFo. I haven't blogged about this book before, so there aren't any other posts to check out, but there will be more in the future. I have chosen recipes with four different grains.

Tempeh and Buckwheat Bowl: I was sold on this bowl because of the peanut sauce, plus the earthy buckwheat and tempeh. It sounds like a great combination. The sauce is nice, but you need at least a double batch to make it saucy enough for me. I added a splash of veggie broth and Braggs to the tempeh and vegetables while they were cooking to give a bit more flavour and so it wasn't too dry. I got three servings from this.
Rating: :)

Tempeh Buckwheat Bowl

Roasted Ra...


Anna Von Reitz -- Conference Ends, Mountain Moving Begins "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Conference Ends, Mountain Moving Begins

Source: Paul Stramer

By Anna Von Reitz

I arrived home to a mountain of mail and the need for many, many donations to fund the private work that we, at The Living Law Firm, are doing-- and the costs of travel and lodging and supplies and everything else for our conference these past ten days. It took three days longer than anticipated, and we all went home with additional homework. It has been very intense, and very fruitful.

First, some thoughts about the donations I receive and what strikes me about them: they come from all over, all fifty states. They come from people of all ethnic and racial and working backgrounds. They come in small amounts and large. And they come from all over the world, too.

It's stunning when I think about the people who keep us going and make the research and other actions possible. We are a family scattered from Alaska to Beijing, from Patagonia to Queensland, from New England to Salzburg. We are all seeing the same things, all waking up at the same time.

The view, at the very least, is alarming; and that brings me to my second rumination for the night.

Even though I have been in these trenches for most of my life---- even I am shocked by all the things that have surfaced this past week, and I am left feeling like Moses--- "Who? Me, Lord? You gotta be kidding.... I stutter! I stammer! I can't possibly do this...."

The most stunning thing for me is that none of the suffering so many of us endure is necessary. That is now completely, absolutely clear, obvious, and proven.

No need for poverty. No need for war. No need for debt. No need...


Castle Hill, Townsville carries the message "STOP ADANI" "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A major heritage-listed landmark shows that not everyone in Townsville, Queensland, appears to be happy with becoming a mining FIFO dumping ground hub for the financially dubious multinational Adani Group 

Castle Hill aka Cutheringa Mountain est elevation 264 metres
Image: Townsville Bulletin, 16 October 2016




Australias $1 billion loan to Adani is ripe for a High Court challenge "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Australias $1 billion loan to Adani is ripe for a High Court challenge

Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania

Indian mining giant Adanis proposal to build Australias largest coal mine in Queenslands Galilee Basin has been the source of sharp national controversy, because of its potential economic, health, environmental and cultural risks.

These concerns were amplified this week when Indias former environment minister Jairam Ramesh told the ABCs Four Corners:

My message to the Australian government would certainly be: please demonstrate that you have done more homework than has been the case so far.

Its a valid warning, considering that a Commonwealth investment board is considering loaning Adani A$1 billion in federal money to assist the development of mining infrastructure.

Read more: Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesnt change the economics of coal

The loan, expected to be announced any day now, will no doubt agitate further political controversy..............


Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesnt change the economics of coal "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesnt change the economics of coal

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Is it nearly the end of the road for coal?

Samantha Hepburn, Deakin University

Indian mining firm Adani yesterday announced that its board had approved plans to proceed with the controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queenslands Galilee Basin.

But it is still far from clear whether Adani has actually obtained the finance to proceed with the A$16.5 billion project, or whether it has secured the necessary A$1.1 billion loan from the governments Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility needed for the mines railway.

Tony Abbott created the NAIF prior to losing leadership

Ministerial responsibility for the NAIF lies with the Hon Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. NAIF is led by an independent board chaired by Ms Sharon Warburton (WA) who is joined by:

  • Mr Barry Coulter (NT)

  • Mr Justin Mannolini (WA)

  • Mr Khory McCormick (QLD)

  • Mr Bill Shannon (QLD)......


A treasured clients six eights Ring collected today "IndyWatch Feed"

Bh commission Asymmetric oval saddle ring with narrow band has centre pav set with x 6 diamonds, x9 sapphires, x2 aquamarines and a further x3 of her own diamonds. Ring is 18ct yellow gold with gems set into 18ct palladium white gold with 18ct yellow gold edging. Matt and burnished finish to ring with fine chiseled texture to the white gold setting. Size R1/2. Including a few versions to view 1 2


Brisbane Supporters Brave The Rain To March For Marriage Equality "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Steady rain wasnt enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaigns Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queens Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as ...

The post Brisbane Supporters Brave The Rain To March For Marriage Equality appeared first on QNEWS.


Roundup marks 2nd V-Strom group birthday "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The Australian V-Strom Riders group AuStrom is celebrating its second birthday with a roundup event in motorcycle-friendly Crows Nest, South East Queensland, in March 2018.

Organiser Graham Strang says the group has more than 800 members around Australia and New Zealand and he is hoping to attract the biggest single gathering of V-Stroms in Australia yet.

Crows Nest was selected as the roundup destination in a members vote.

We selected three motorcycle friendly locations in Queensland, and Crows Nest won out 49 votes to the nearest town of 25 votes, Graham says.

V-Strom roundup marks 2nd birthdayGraham and Teela Strang at the first AuStrom roundup in Walcha

The town has been sensational to us, and are going to put on a good show for us.

Last year 40 attended the first birthday roundup in Walcha, NSW. Graham says they already have 47 riders confirmed for the Crows Nest event with 61 more saying they are planning to attend.

The Crows Nest roundup event from March 16-18, 2018, includes a Friday and Saturday dinners, and rides on tar and dirt circuits on the Saturday.

V-Strom roundup marks 2nd birthdayDirty route options

Major event sponsor Suzuki Motorcycles Australia will have four demo V-Stroms available to tes...


Why is The Conversation still pursuing the Adani Carmichael Mine? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Why are we still pursuing the Adani Carmichael mine?

Michael West, University of Sydney

Why, if Adanis gigantic Carmichael coal project is so on-the-nose for the banks and so environmentally destructive, are the federal and Queensland governments so avid in their support of it?

Once again the absurdity of building the worlds biggest new thermal coal mine was put in stark relief on Monday evening via an ABC Four Corners investigation, Digging into Adani.

Read more: Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesnt change the economics of coal

Where the ABC broke new ground was in exposing the sheer breadth of corruption by this Indian energy conglomerate. And its power too. The TV crew was detained and questioned in an Indian hotel for five hours by police.

It has long been the subject of high controversy that the Australian government, via the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)that is still contemplating a A$1 billion subsidy for Adanis rail line, a proposal to freight the coal from the Galilee Basin to Adanis....


Another 1000 Queenslanders To Get Free Access To PrEP "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Another 1000 Queenslanders will get access to PrEP medication to help them reduce their chance of contracting HIV. PrEP, which stand for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. In early 2016, Health Minister ...

The post Another 1000 Queenslanders To Get Free Access To PrEP appeared first on QNEWS.


A Report and Photos from The Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The Singapore Armed Forces largest training activity has just wrapped up with over 4 000 personnel and 400 platforms from the Singapore Army and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) training as part of Exercise Wallaby 2017.  This is the 27th time Exercise has taken place and was held in three phases once again in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA), North of Rockhampton.



A Trio of Bizjets Spotted - Plus Royal Australia Navy (RAN) Hydrography Dash-8-200 VH-LCL - All Spotted at Mackay Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

While at Mackay Airport this week I was fortunate enough to spot a nice trio locally based corporate bizjets.

On Thursday 19 October, the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP Bizjet VH-SGY visited for part of the day arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane.

Of interest, VH-SGY also called into Gladstone Airport this week, arriving from Brisbane on Tuesday 17 October and departing back there on Wednesday 18 October.

And the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ was noted visiting Bundaberg Airport on Wednesday 18 October also from Brisbane.

Also visiting Mackay Airport on Thursday 19 October was Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-PWX which popped in for a short time from Bankstown.

And the locally-Airport based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ was spotted departing Mackay Airport for Brisbane also on Thursday 19 October.


Mining companies links with politicians susceptible to corruption report "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Transparency International Australia says particular corruption risk in regard to infrastructure approvals in Qld and WA

A new report shines a critical light on the links between mining companies, lobbyists and politicians, pointing to the Indian mining giant Adani as an example of how a company with a questionable record overseas can still gain mining approval in Australia.

It warns the political mining complex in Australias two biggest mining states, Western Australian and Queensland, is susceptible to corruption due to key weaknesses in their approvals regimes, including inadequate due diligence investigation into the companies and individuals applying for mining leases.

It also criticises the revolving doors of personnel between government and industry broadly, and political donations regimes.

The report, published by Transparency International Australia (TIA), Corruption Risks: Mining Approvals in Australia, was released on Wednesday.

Its authors conducted 47 interviews with experts from government, industry, civil society, academics, Indigenous traditional owners and consultants in Perth and Brisbane to gather its evidence. Its list of key weaknesses i...


Qld Budget data visualisation from Truii "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Brisbane-based data visualisation company Truii has produced an impressive data visualisation of the 2015-16 Queensland Budget:

Queensland Government finance data 2015-16


The data visualisation uses open data from the Queensland Government, including a comprehensive data set on contracts and grants. By linking to open data, the Truii site allows analysts to uncover an even greater range of insights than are available from Truiis data visualisations alone. To illustrate, one can compare the performances of the big four professional services firms in winning Queensland Government work (see my chart below). It appears 2015-16 was a very good year for KPMG!


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