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On Monday 13 August and Tuesday
14 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
bizjet VH-KXM was back at various CQ Airports. It has
regularly been flying between Cairns and Vanrook Station on recent
days after flying North from Bankstown during the latter part of
|VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit (File photo)|
On Friday 10 August, LifeFlight (Aeromed)
LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI was noted completing a pair of training
flights around the Whitsundays, flying South on both occasions from
to Townsville and eventually landing at Proserpine (Whitsunday
Coast) Airport both times for a short period of time.
Facebook screenshots reveal parents at absolute worst, threatening 12-year-old transgender with castration By Dan Tracer A school district has been temporarily shut down after parents posted horrific messages about a transgender student who used the girls bathroom. The messages were posted to a Facebook group for parents of students in Achille, Oklahoma, and called for 12-year-old transgender ...
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A man has been booted out of a London gay club for wearing high heels. Pavel Vacek, 33, said he had never experienced any issues getting into clubs before, so he was taken aback when a bouncer at XXL London turned him away for wearing high-heeled boots. Vacek suggested to Pink News the club was ...
A couple has been left battered, bloodied and bruised after being set upon by their neighbours in a vicious homophobic attack. Italian Mauro Padovani, 46, and his Italian-American husband Tom Freeman, 59, were assaulted outside their home in Ghent, Belgium. Padovani told Corriere.it that he is still shocked by the severity of the assault, which ...
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11 Freckled Duck on and around small island at shallow end of lagoon.
RBKF seen on powerlines two days in a row now near -25.3306, 152.7977. Just a bit further down the road towards Maryborough, where the big powerlines cross the road, I saw two falcons mating on the line above the freeway. Wrong giss for Brown Falcon; when the male flew off and the female followed they looked massive. Colouration and everything looked good but I couldnt stop to confirm.
Not too much of a surprise really, but the revelation that both Adani and the Queensland government were aware in advance, that polluted water could be released from the companys Abbot Point coal terminal during cyclone Debbie in 2017, has still sent a little shock wave around the country.
The Adani licence was amended after the, fact, to allow more pollution in other areas, which includes the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area.
As if this was not enough, Adani was caught breaching the new licence by more than 800 percent. It forced the authorities to issue a penalty notice.
All this was in emails obtained by the Mackay Conservation Group, under Queenslands right to information laws, and reported by the ABC last week. Adani unsuccessfully fought the release of the emails.
Particularly sinister, is that Adani knew that its contaminated water was well above the total suspended solids (TSS) normally allowed is 30mg/L and Adanis special conditions, which allowed up to 100 mg/L. The fact that the water contained in the range of 500 to 900 mg/L, was communicated to the department that administers the licence on 28 March.
There was a clear breech and Adani was fined the $12,190. For a multi-billion-dollar company this is nothing and makes a mockery of the law. At the very least, the licence should have been suspended.
Adani fought the fine and release of the emails, because of the fear that they would damage the companys reputation.
Peter McCallum, coordinator of the Mackay Conservation Group, said the emails show the company knew the pollution could occur.
These documents that Adani didnt want released to the public show they were fully aware there was a high concentration of pollutants in the water that would be released, he said.
A company proved to disregard the conditions of its licence is only encouraged, if allowed to effectively get away with it. The Queensland government promised safeg...
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The Liberal Party of Western Australia has pledged to pull funding from the states Safe Schools LGBTIQ anti-bullying program and redirect it towards rural education if elected. WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan (pictured) told his partys state conference the program would be defunded so as to keep regional schools in the state open, ABC News ...
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Rock legends Def Leppard are gracing our sandy shores this November to perform Hysteria in full, bringing hits like Pour Some Sugar On Me and Love Bites to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
Hysteria is of course the record that followed the horrific injuries to drummer Rick Allen in a car crash, which cost him his arm and almost his career. Released four years on from Def Leppards third LP Pyromania, the long-awaited follow-up shot straight to #1 around the world, as Allen miraculously taught himself to play one-handed.
We put the call out to our faithful Tone Deaf readers in search of Australias Biggest Def Leppard Fan, hoping for a passionate music fan with a lot of love for Def Leppard. And we most certainly found them. Stuart from the central coast kindly invited us over to ask him all about his love for music, and his incredible collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs and other memorabilia. Check it out below:
We searched far and wide for someone to bestow this prestigious title upon, and would now like to introduce you to Australia's Biggest Def Leppard Fan, Stuart!
Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation
Friday November 2
Ive never been very fond of billboards. I dont appreciate having advertisers with clear vested interests offering me unsolicited life advice as I walk down the street. I dont like the fact that the majority of spaces of public art in our city are offered to the highest bidder to sell their products. Im not that keen at the moment on having Clive Palmers Trump impersonation leering down at me every time I turn a corner.
Still, its rare that a billboard affects me so strongly that I swear out loud to no one in particular as I ride home. Yet thats what I did the other night. It was one of those rotating digital billboards, and one of the things it shows are selected messages people send to the billboard company. And on this occasion the sign flashed up asking Why only give our farmers $12K to help but send more than $2billion overseas in aid?
Now I should say here that I absolutely support drought relief payments to farmers. I grew up in rural Australia during the famous Millenium Drought, so I have some understanding of how droughts affect farmers in a way they have no power over. I still travel often to rural areas so have been following this drought over the last couple of years. At the start of this year for my radio show I interviewed climate scientist Andrew King about the drought. So at first I was glad that over the last month the concerns of rural Australia were finally making national news. Unfortunately, since then the commentary has taken a turn for the worse.
See, I also take quite an interest in foreign aid. Growing up through the era of the alter-globalisation and Make Povery History movements; a big part of my political education was learning about global poverty its effects and its causes. My first political activism was volunteering for an overseas development organisation. This has been of enduring influence for me my choice to live simply and sustainably is partly motivated by an awareness of the limited resources we have to go around the worlds population; and that knowledge helps keep in perspective whatever difficulties I personally face that very useful three word slogan first world problems.
It has been with a disconsolate heart that I have watched Australias foreign aid budget reduced every year since the election of Tony Abbott in 2013. The United Nations in 1970 passed a resolution that developed economies would aim to to pay 0.7% of gross domestic product in overseas aid. Today half a dozen countries have lived up to that promise. Australias contribution got as high as 0.47% in 1974, but has now declined to its lowest ever point at 0.22%.
There are many reasons to pay foreign aid in your own int...
Gold Coast counsellor Jade Mirabito has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Westfield Local Heroes program to allow mental health organisation headspace to support more young LGBTIQ people on the Gold Coast. The Westfield Local Heroes program recognises individuals whose work promotes social well-being and harmony across family, youth opportunity and inclusion. The program ...
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Transgender advocates frustrated by the lack of a blue, white and pink trans flag emoji have claimed the new lobster emoji as their own. A group named Lobsters Against Transphobia launched an online petition earlier this month to call for the creation of a transgender flag emoji by Unicode, the company behind the emojis used ...
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Comedian Tom Ballards talk show Tonightly has been axed, the ABC has announced. The ABC said in a statement that Tonightly With Tom Ballard wouldnt be renewed and will air its last episode on September 7. Host Tom Ballard said that it had been an honour and a privilege to host the show, even though ...
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Disney is facing backlash online after news broke that comedian and actor Jack Whitehall had been cast as Disneys first major gay character in upcoming blockbuster Jungle Cruise. Whitehall is reportedly set to portray Disneys first openly gay character in the film, alongside actors Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Emily Blunt. UK newspaper The Sun ...
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Australia is still having the discussion on the benefits of waste reduction and until recently it was considered economically rational to send semi-trailers full of household and business waste from New South Wales to Queensland to avoid disposal fees. In other parts of the world (even Trumps deepest darkest America) there are companies that demonstrate that minimising
Two women in Malaysia have been sentenced to six lashes with a cane after they were arrested for having sex with each other. Police arrested the women, aged 32 and 22, in April for trying to have sex in a car in the state of Terengganu, in the countrys north-west, Pink News reported. Police accused ...
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Pending favourable weather conditions, planned maintenance of the Rods Yards break (lower) will commence from August 2018 until further notice. As a result, the following areas are temporarily closed and will remain closed for the duration of the works: 1. Rods Yards break (lower) Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas. Affected parks: D'Aguilar National Park.
Over a year on from their engagement, Cub Sport bandmates Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield have tied the knot, officially getting married in a small ceremony in Brisbane over the weekend.
Back in July of 2017, Cub Sports Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield announced to the world that they were engaged, before also calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.
While speaking out frequently in support of same-sex marriage, Tim and Sam also shared their story with triple j last year, explaining just how they fell in love with each other.
We fell in love over the course of eight years, explained Sam. Since the end of high school, we just became the best of friends.
First year out of school, we worked and then we travelled together. All the while weve been in a band together.
Tim explained that it was spending a month apart that made him realise just how strongly he felt for Sam. It was the longest that we had been apart, he explained. I guess it was really the catalyst for me recognising that there was a reason I was so miserable when I wasnt around Sam.
Now, the pair have tied knot over the weekend, surrounded by family and friends in a small ceremony in Brisbane.
Tim and Sam also managed to raise a whopping $1,800 for LGBTIQ youth organisation Minus18 after accepting donations in lieu of gifts at their ceremony.
To help celebrate their new vows, Tim, Sam, and the rest of Cub Sport are set to hit the road next month when they support Vance Joy on his Nation Of Two Aussie tour. Check out the full range of tour dates below, and check out a bunch of wedding snaps as well.
With special guests Cub Sport, Didirri...
I missed a couple of months of the Brisbane Vegan Markets, but July saw me back again!
I made a beeline to try the Parma Burger from Green Street Foods. I breaded schnitzel (I am fairly sure it was tofu) with marinara sauce and cheese on a homemade GF rosemary bun. I am generally not a fan of the GF breads, but Green Street Foods really does such a great job making their buns! This was extremely heavy and filling though, so I didn't have room for much else!
Recorded by Branko Cosic & mixed by Reuben
Recorded at the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, Brisbane, 10th January 2018
Adelaide guitar heroes Horror My Friend summon the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, whilst breaking new ground and embedding themselves firmly in the present. Consisting of Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon & Sam Kolesnik, the trio put out 2014s A Million Hands EP before signing to Poison City Records and releasing their debut album Stay In / Do Nothing in 2016.
During this time, Horror My Friend have supported likes of Die! Die! Die! (NZ), Pity Sex (USA), Violent Soho, The Cribs (UK) and Swervedriver (USA), as well as performing at Groovin The Moo, Yours & Owls...
Due to damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which caused fallen trees, landslides, wash-outs, track scouring and other hazards, the eastern section of Purling Brook circuit, from the John Stacey suspension bridge to the junction near the causeway at the top of the falls, has been declared unsafe and remains closed. Affected parks: Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk; Springbrook National Park.
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