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Happy new year to all our listeners out there! On our first episode of 2018, we speak with the author of a book about the resilience of indigenous peoples in the face of climate change, and well hear some recordings of the elusive night parrot in Australia! Our first guest today is Gleb Raygorodetsky, the author of The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change, a book published this past November by Pegasus Books. Raygorodetsky is a conservation biologist who has traveled around the world to live and work with indigenous peoples. In The Archipelago of Hope, he details his experiences with a number of Indigenous cultures and the ways their lives on their traditional territories are being reshaped by the impacts of global warming. Raygorodetsky appears on the podcast to tell us about the book and what he thinks the rest of us can learn about climate change from the indigenous peoples of the world. Our second guest is Nick Leseberg, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia whose work focuses solely on the night parrot, a species endemic to Australia that was first discovered by Europeans in the mid-1800s. Though a wild population of the bird was found in the remote outback of Australia in 2013 nearly 150 years after the species was first discovered it still proved difficult for researchers to study because of its elusive nature. That is, until scientists realized that the night parrot comes
Centrelink has apologised after a Brisbane mother received an automated message refusing to recognise her same-sex marriage earlier this week. Lorraine Pacey told Fairfax Media she was attempting to apply for a childcare rebate and change her marital status through the Centrelink website, but was refused on the basis that her marriage was not legally ...
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Every day around the world tens of thousands of people needing surgery are given general anaesthetics - yet no one fully understands how they work. Now the picture has become a little clearer thanks to Australian research published in the journal Cell Reports. A team of scientists led by University of Queensland researcher Bruno von Swinderen has uncovered a key effect of the propofol - one of the most commonly used anaesthetic drugs - and confirmed that it does far more than simply put patients to sleep. Von Swinderen's team found that propofol profoundly disrupted a process known as synaptic release, the mechanism by which neurons communicate with each other. "We know from previous research that general anaesthetics including propofol act on sleep systems in the brain, much like a sleeping pill," he says.
Queensland Labor has been accused of plotting to reintroduce the controversial Safe Schools program, amid revelations it plans to invest in a program to support same-sex-attracted and transgender students and tackle homophobia in the schoolyard. Read More
Part two of my year long trek through The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Isa
Chandra Moskowitz. Last year I challenged myself to cook a recipe
from each chapter around the time of each holiday contained within.
See part one here for New Year through to Easter.
Tempeh Shepherd's Pie with Whipped Sweet Potatoes (Passover): I made a half recipe of this, which gave 2.5 to 3 serves... according to the book a full recipe will serve 8-12, but I guess maybe serving with other things? The sweet potato is baked before being whipped. Mine was a largish one, and I was glad that I started early because it took almost two hours to roast until it was soft enough! I used Nuttelex for the whipping instead of coconut oil. The filling is based on tempeh, mushrooms and vegetables, with lots of flavour. It does have anise seeds in it, which I found tasted a bit odd. You are meant to pipe the whipped potatoes over the top in a pretty pattern, but I just spooned mine over.
India could be on the verge of legalising homosexuality after the countrys top court agreed to re-examine the countrys law banning gay sex. The Indian Supreme Court will review the validity of Section 377 of Indias penal code which bans carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal and has ...
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Thailands health ministry has issued a warning over a new penis whitening procedure thats reportedly popular among gay men in the country. A Facebook video by Lelux Hospitals Skin and Laser clinic detailing the treatment, which breaks down melanin in the skin using lasers, reportedly went viral online with more than 19,000 shares in two ...
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One of the writers of Australian soap Neighbours has revealed that the script for the episode had to be changed after Australias historic yes vote for marriage equality. Neighbours first episode of the year, aired last night, saw character David Tanaka pop the question to his boyfriend Aaron Brennan in the long-running shows first ever ...
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The first Queensland couple has tied the knot on the first official day of marriage equality. Australias same-sex marriage legislation was passed exactly one month ago and while some couples were granted exemptions, today is the first official day of same-sex ceremonies. Queensland athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan timed their vows so they could ...
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Local gay rugby team the Brisbane Hustlers are holding their 2018 Open Day this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, January 13 in New Farm Park in Brisbane from 3:00pm. If youve thought about playing Rugby Union but werent sure where to begin, the team says the Open Day is the perfect event ...
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Two protesters from Front Line Action on Coal are currently blocking Aurizons coal railway near Bowen, calling on the Queensland Government to rule out funding for Aurizon.
They have prevented any coal trains getting to Adanis Abbot Point coal terminal by locking their arms inside a steel barrel filled with concrete on the train tracks since 7:15am today.
The Queensland Labor government is currently considering rail operator Aurizons bid for a NAIF loan, which would open the floodgates for new coalmines in the Galilee Basin.
Lilli Barto, a physics student, is currently locked onto the concrete barrel near Mt Buckley Rd, 20 minutes south-west of Bowen.
State Labor said during the election campaign that they would veto any NAIF loan that would enable Adanis dirty coal project, she said.
Funding Aurizon would be a back-door route to allow Adani to build the biggest coal mine in the southern hemisphere.
Natan Shlomo, a youth worker, is also attached to the barrel on the railway.
Coal is fuelling catastrophic climate change. We stand against the damage this would cause in the Galilee basin, he said.
If Labor continue to turn a blind eye to the devastating cost of coal mining they are complicit.
This comes as part of an ongoing campaign against the controversial Adani Carmichael mine, following on from last week when activists stopped a coal train heading for Adanis coal port. The group is committed to sustained action against the Adani project.
A police hunt is on for three men and a woman after a man was shot at a Gold Coast home yesterday afternoon (Monday January 8).
Police say the group went to a Carrara home about 4pm, armed with a gun and a metal pole, and shot the man, leaving him with injuries to his arm and chest.
The 44-year-old victim remains in hospital as police continue to hunt for his attackers, who fled the scene in a car.
A woman and a child who were also at the Carrara home when the shooting occurred werent hurt.
A large contingent of police spent the night searching for the attackers, but no arrests had been made by early Tuesday morning.
Kangaroos. Am I the only one who thinks they look a bit like the offspring you might expect if a t-rex f***ed a deer? Seriously, swap a deers front legs for some t-rex arms, give it a satchel and an awesome tail, colour in its little white blotches and hey presto, Kangasaurus Rex! Whatever though, thats besides the point. These Ozzy icons love to fight and that leads us to todays video
In it, youll witness two kangaroos behaving like a couple of blokes in a pub whove both got eyes for the same sheila. One minute theyre having a bloody good time, the next theyre debating whos gonna play wing-man and whos gonna go home with her. The minute after that theyre punching on.
Sh**! That escalated quickly. These blokes are feisty. In its own way, its funny that these bipedal deer with t-rex arms like to box. Their little arms arent exactly made for haymakers and uppercuts but then, I guess thats why theyve got legs like cannons.
Apparently, this video was filmed somewhere on the Gold Coast in Queensland and whats special about it isnt the kangaroo stouche or the marsupial fracas, its the special way that the fight is broken up. Suffice to say its more Ozzy than a dingo coating your baby in vegemite, throwing it next to the shrimp on the barby and downing it with a Castlemaine lager.
Actor Craig McLachlan has left the current season of the Rocky Horror Show following multiple accusations of sexual offences against him, the shows production company announced on Monday. A joint investigation by the ABC and Fairfax Media revealed that three actresses had accused McLachlan of indecent assault while performing as Dr Frank-N-Furter in the production, ...
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Image Courtesy of The Porch Sessions Once again Adelaides favourite indie-folk night The Porch Sessions is hitting the road this summer with a bunch of house concert dates through Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. This years tour will feature some amazing music from Stu Larsen (QLD) & Natsuki Kurai (Japan), Tim Hart 
Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this ...
Grey Noddy (Ternlet), Streaked Shearwater, White-tailed Tropicbird, Gould's Petrel at Sunshine Coast Pelagic reported by Greg Roberts & all aboard Sunshine Coast pelagic on 07-01-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"
A good day out. Singles of all of the above. Also Tahiti Petrel, Hutton's Shearwater, Pomarine Jaeger etc
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced an injection of more than $100 million into national youth mental health services to assist young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said the initiatives receiving the funding would help schools and communities support the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children and respond to ...
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Increasing temperatures are turning green turtle populations almost completely female in the northern Great Barrier Reef, according to a new study.
May God bless you, may God bless your work, may God bless the country you are helping to protect and prosper. So said Tony Abbott in July 2015 at the swearing in of Roman Quaedvlieg, the former Queensland cop who rose to become the commissioner of Australias newly created Border Force, merging the frontline functions of Customs
Federal Labor has said there are no plans to change laws allowing religious schools to fire LGBTI people because of their sexuality. Religious schools are exempt from the federal Sex Discrimination Act in relation to employment and the provision of education in accordance with their beliefs. Similar exemptions exist in state discrimination laws in states ...
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Theres a game called the Ultimatum Game which you may have heard of. Id heard of various similar things but something even stranger than the Liberals assertion that women dont need quotas but Queensland Nationals do, occurred while I was reading yesterday. As well as having a kindle on my iPad, I also read physical
By Tom Smith, YHA Australia Marriage equality has finally passed and were shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes the proposal so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question? Palm Cove (pictured, above) Escape the crowds to ...
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January 2008 - 10 years since our team at 4BC made this 3 minute clip of my first year on the radio - seems like a lifetime! I loved my time on the radio in Brisbane - 2007/08/09 and 2010. These are such wonderful memories - thank you to all...
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