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A new $10 banknote has entered general circulation, following the release of the new $5 banknote last year. The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting. I am pleased that from 
Theres a lot of talk about equality lately, in Australia the
same sex marriage postal
plebiscite vote survey is
causing a lot of discussion hate speech and harm to
This really is turning into a survey on acceptance not just marriage. And will having same sex marriage mean all LGBTIQA+ people reap the benefit? We speak to Nick a genderqueer activist from occupied Wurundjeri land, so-called Melbourne. (41mins in)
Also Peter K our ephemeral anarchist commentator gives a talk on a number of current issues which involve equality. (5 mins)
And who are Chumbawamba and what are they all about?
Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczuk has followed Bill Shorten in blaming privatisation for the woes of the electricity network. Shes basically right, although theres much more wrong with the National Electricity Market than that.
Equally importantly, in terms of getting a good outcome, shes on a political winner in the fight with the Turnbull government and particularly the Abbott faction pulling Turnbulls strings.
No one fully understands whats going wrong with energy policy, but Australians love renewable energy and hate privatisation. Both of these judgements are validated by experience. Renewable energy has overdelivered on its promises while privatisation has (at best) undelivered and more commonly made matters worse. So, the idea that the LNP can win the debate on energy policy by bashing renewables and attacking public ownership as socialism seems pretty implausible.
In this year alone, there have been 190 incidents of aggression towards doctors and nurses, 102 of which were physical.
The assaults range from spitting, right through to punches and biting; weapons have also been confiscated by security in Mackay and Proserpine hospitals.
The body cameras are to help in reporting incidents, and also passively reduce violence, and some are wary of what they do when they see the cameras, which are similar to those used by the Queensland Police Force.
New Deputy Mayor for Ipswich
The document appears to detail how a St Petersburg based technology company, Peter-Service, assisted state entities to gather data from mobile users as part of a national system of online surveillance, by the System for Operative Investigative Activities.
The release of Spy files Russia is seen by Edward Snowden as a Plot twist, as the organisation has previously been reluctant to publish documents negatively affecting, or embarrassing the Russian state.
Brisbane International Airport Booked for Expansion
The Zoo is turning 25 so in true Punkfest fashion, we are throwing them a Xmas party for their birthday!
On a night of huge celebrations we serve a tasty platter of The Hard Ons, The Go Set, Blowhard, Antichrists Anonymous and from The Far North of Qld, Barefoot Belles.
Grab a ticket asap before it sells out and join in the festivities
The first crew to be taking over the psychedelic Hydra stage at earthcore in the Park 2017 QLD is here!
Introducing Manifest QLD, who will be taking over the Hydra Main Floor! The Queensland festival recently celebrated their five year milestone with a bumper lineup of cutting-edge music, amazing visual and performing arts, delicious food and craft markets and more.
International and local acts TBA!
Ten years ago, small businesses, those with fewer than 20 employees, employed over half of private sector workers in Queensland, but that is no longer the case. This was revealed in an excellent note, Small Business in Queensland, published yesterday by the Queensland Government Statisticians Office, part of the Queensland Treasury:
While small business makes a significant contribution to total employment in Queensland, its share has fallen from 55.9% in June 2007 to 44.2% in 2016.
The trend decline occurred across Australia, although the fall was greater in Queensland than the rest of Australia, on average.
While small business employment declined, employment in medium-sized businesses (20-199 employees) increased. The Government Statisticians Office reports:
Between June 2007 and June 2016, the number of persons employed in a small business in Queensland decreased by 166,000 (down 15.4%)Conversely, the number of persons employed in a medium or large business increased by 128,000 (38.0%) and 172,000 (33.5%) respectively.
Incidentally, medium-sized businesses and large businesses (200+ employees) make up only 2.6 percent of total businesses, but account for 56% of employees (see chart below).
Why have small businesses declined in relative importance? Many factors have probably contributed to the downward trend, including, among others:
Of course, technology is now allowing many people to set up micro-businesses, such as consultancies or Uber driving businesses, so there may be a reversal in the longer-term trend to some extent. But the longer-term trend away from traditional small businesses, such as a corner store or newsagent employing half a dozen people, appears unstoppable.
There were moving scenes at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 19 September as a 'Guard of Honour' was formed by
members of the Singapore Armed Forces to honour one of their fallen
comrades before the visiting Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker '752' transported his body home to
As we posted below, on Monday 18 September,
the visiting United States Air Force (USAF) Lockheed C-5M Super
Galaxy (L-500) 87-0030 was loaded with one of two United States
Navy SEAL's Combatant Craft Medium (CCM) Mk 1 Stealth Boats - truck
and trailer included - along with some pallets and containers -
before it departed to Hickam Air Force Base (Hickam Field) in
Hawaii as "Reach 468".
Now this is what Im talking about! Weve heard a lot about the tough guys of the animal kingdom in recent weeks: hippos that lay the smack down on lions, hippos that terrify Steve Irwin, lions that are definitely voting yes on the gay marriage plebiscite and bears that scare the living sh*t out of mountain bikers. Now, finally, its Strayas turn.
I present you with the f*cking cassowary!
Faster than a bloody ninja, crankier than my mother-in-law when shes on the sauce, scarier than the thought of dying old and alone; you do not want to f*ck with these bad boys!
Why, you ask? Check out the Velociraptor claw!
You know what else you can add to the list though? Theyre f*cking criminals. Thats right, these colourful avian rogues are no better than smackheads and have taken to breaking into bloody houses in North Queensland.
Just last week a young cassowary innocuously named Ruthie, bailed an old bloke up, threatened him and tried to get into his house. Bloody hell!
As part of Kurilpa Futures ongoing Youth Engagement Strategy, West End State School (WESS) Environment Club students joined members of Kurilpa Futures (KF) in a collaboration to green the verge in the Hardgrave Rd Greening Project (one of three proposed by KF). Students from the WESS Environment Club and their families were out in 
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With certain publications, you know what you are getting. You usually know well before you read them. There are seldom surprises with the ideas or the agenda. That does not mean that they should not be read. It also does not mean that what is written is always right or always wrong or not funny. Think the Sydney Morning Herald. Think the Guardian.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center is best seen as a School of Political Warfare. The Centers mission is to defend free societies which are under attack from enemies within and without, both secular and religious. The Centers focus and the Schools curriculum have two agendas:
1. Identify the enemy and understand his nature
2. Devise ways to attack and neutralize him
Three creatures on earth are impossible to get rid of: lice, cockroaches and Clintons.
But while Democrats wish Hillary Clinton would go away, she embodies todays left better than anyone. Hillary was Americas First Crybully: the malicious professional victim, the abuser who claims to be the abused, the black nationalist thug throwing cinderblocks at police while shrieking, Hands up, dont shoot and the leftist campus protesters screaming how afraid they are while they terrorize speakers.
If I could do only one thing in my remaining days, I would correct Greenfield. Four creatures on earth are impossible to get rid of: lice, cockroaches, Clintons and that irritating fellow from Queensland who now lives in New York.
The same to you mate! Shake your own sauce bottle!
Tomorrow Night at the Ryde Library between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m the City of Ryde present their regular Author Platform, featuring Newsreader/Journalist Tracey Spicer.
Tracey reveals the many aspects of her life of a woman, from growing up in the early years living in Brisbane to being inspired by journalist Jana Wendt and working her way into her dream role of being a national news anchor in the TV industry. She also talks about her struggles as a woman in the media industry such as being sacked via email after having a baby. In this frank and funny memoir, Tracey reconstructs the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl.
For more info check out the event on the City of Ryde Website
We are excited to be running this fun and interactive one-day workshop for teenagers which will cover what to do in an emergency in the bush, how to manage survival situations and, crucially, how to not get into an emergency situation in the first place! It wont be all talk though, there will be practical 
The Brisbane Vegan Markets debuted in November last
year, and have quickly become a regular event. I blogged about
attending the first one, but it was a couple of
months before I went back again. That first one I went to was on a
very,very hot day, and it was so crowded with very little seating
on shade. But I am happy to report that they have addressed those
issues that they can, and now that it is a regular event the crowds
are a little easier (though I still always get there early before
they build). The weather they can't control, which I think is why I
missed the next few during the particularly oppressive summer
months. I've been back now many times (it's become a regular event
for me in the last couple of months), but today I will share with
you my eats for March and April (I know, I am way behind).
In March I discovered that the nice thing about the morning markets is that I can do a yoga class, have a quick shower at the studio, then it is just a short drive down to West End! Unfortunately for the March markets, the night before I had eaten had a huge, greasy meal that wasn't so great and sat heavily in my stomach even the next morning, so I was not able to manage much. Thankfully they had some light options for me. I picked up a refreshing Green Tea Soba Salad from the September 18 stall, and a passionfruit lemonade from the Get Vegan with Jadda stall.
Last month, Education Queensland began investigating a vertical high schools policy. High-school cramming in inner-city school necessitated the need for a new model for school development.
The Fortitude Valley location is one of two proposed vertical high school schools in Brisbane, with the second slated for the inner south.
A planning day run by the Department of Education in November will develop concepts for the Fortitude Valley proposal.
The schools will accommodate between 1200 and 1500 students each.
Introducing Dragonfruit, who bring a European vibe to music enthusiasts in Australia through creating a positive, inclusive and uplifting environment in which to socialise, participate and be exposed to the very best of underground house & techno music on offer both domestically and, especially, internationally. Hosting artists such as Carl Craig, Joseph Capriati, Nastia, Matthias Tanzmann, and MARCEL DETTMANN.
They will be hosting the techno pavilion at earthcore Brisbane!
International DJs and local artists TBA soon!
The post Earthcore in the Park 2017 QLD crew announcements just went next level! appeared first on earthcore.
Jonathan Sri, Anne Gardiner, Michael Crook are scheduled to speak at the event in South Brisbane.
The organisers hope that the event will make Labor listen to the 75% of people who do not want a billion dollars of public funds being gambled on Adani.
Ipswich has new deputy mayor and vows for tough conflict of interest laws
Former Queensland Labor MP Wanye Wendt is set to take over from former deputy mayor Paul Tully. Mr Tully stepped aside from his role after handing over his resignation early last month.
Australian Shadow Assistant Treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh will be speaking at the Brisbane launch of his Lowy Institute paper Choosing Openness on the evening of Wednesday 4 October, at the Queensland College of Art in South Brisbane. This looks absolutely unmissable for anyone interested in economics and politics. Here is the summary from the website:
In-conversation with Andrew Leigh and Sam Roggeveen, Senior Fellow of the Lowy Institute, followed by a Q&A.
In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?
Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.
Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australias past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.
Such a discussion is especially needed in Queensland at the moment, given the recent adoption of the Buy Queensland procurement policy, one of the most illogical and misguided pieces of policy implemented in recent times in this State. Recall this is the policy that massively favours local firms in procurement processes, risks a blowout in government expenses, and has upset the New Zealand Government, causing a trade policy headache for the federal government. I strongly suspect Buy Queensland is inconsistent with the views that will be advanced by Dr Leigh in his Choosing Openness paper. I hope that the policy is discussed in either the conversation or Q&A component of the evening.
My previous posts on the new Buy Queensland procurement policy include:
Road closed due to pending road works, remaining road network open to traffic Affected parks: D'Aguilar National Park.
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