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Doris Hakala - MS Brissie to the Bay 2015 Fundraising Profile. Congress questions SBI's decision to lend USD 1 bn to Adani group. New Delhi: Congress Thursday questioned the decision of State Bank of India to give USD 1 billion loan to Adani group for the development of Carmichael coal mine during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's just concluded visit to Australia.

Congress questions SBI's decision to lend USD 1 bn to Adani group

Activist Ciaron O'Reilly says he is third person banned from G20. By Kym Agius and Tim Leslie Updated A Brisbane political activist previously jailed in the United States for breaking into a military base says he has become the third person banned from the G20.

Activist Ciaron O'Reilly says he is third person banned from G20

Ciaron O'Reilly, who describes himself as a non-violent anti-war protester, was sitting in Brisbane's West End holding a "Free Julian Assange" and "Obama, O-Bomber, O-Bummer" posters when he said police officers approached and questioned him. Fight for the Reef. Take just one minute and send an email to the decision makers telling them it is not ok to dump in any of the Reef's World Heritage waters.

Fight for the Reef

Tell them dumping in sensitive coastal wetlands isn't a solution. Your message: Dear Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Minister Greg Hunt, This is a simple message about plans for the Abbot Point port expansion. Please don’t dump the dredge spoil in the nearby Caley Valley wetland. Residents fear coal mining imminent in Brisbane Valley - Business. By Courtney Wilson Updated Brisbane Valley locals fear coal mining is imminent on rich farming land following recent amendments to mining laws.

Residents fear coal mining imminent in Brisbane Valley - Business

The State Government in September introduced controversial new legislation to reduce red tape and stop most Queenslanders going to the land court to object to proposed mining projects. Pin by Rosz Craig on my stuff, my life. Climate Council. Government's belittling of ABC the worst action of all. Of the many utterly loathsome actions of the members of this government, the attempt to besmirch, belittle and demean our ABC is among the worst.

Government's belittling of ABC the worst action of all

There can be no other analysis of this concerted campaign than to say it is a determined attack on democracy; the right of reporters to ask the hardest questions; and the right of the citizenry to expect its journalists will speak truth to power. So how disappointing it must be for those tired campaigners, boots muddied with their own indiscretions, to read the results of these reviews.

These thorough investigations, by noted senior commercial journalist Gerald Stone; and by former chief adviser to the BBC's editorial policy unit Andrea Wills, reveal the number of instances causing concern to auditors about ABC standards are insignificant, despite the intense and multiple pressures of news production in contemporary journalism. Advertisement You can imagine, of course, how uncomfortable this must make those who lie for a living.

Make a Submission to the Queensland Heritage Council. The Queensland Heritage Council will soon meet to decide whether to protect these beautiful buildings, and we need your help.

Make a Submission to the Queensland Heritage Council

Lets make it known Queenslanders want to see our precious heritage buildings protected. Please sign the petition then share it on Facebook and Twitter. Or if you have professional experience read the Bonded Stores Heritage Application and create your own submission. If you have any queries regarding the submission process, please contact us.

Art classes in 2014. I’m offering regular classes in 2014 for adults at a venue in Arana Hills.

Art classes in 2014

I’ll be running the following classes commencing in April: Further classes and options will follow, so watch this space for more info over the next few months. Life drawing (Thursday evenings in a six week block) Justice for the deceased victim of the Manus Island Riots. Queensland doctors threaten mass walkout of public hospital sytem. TPP secretly trading away rights. What CHOICE wants.

TPP secretly trading away rights

Fight for the Reef. Three simple steps for making your submission: read the introduction below, pick the protections you'd like to see introduced using the checkboxes in the form and add your personal message.

Fight for the Reef

Your message introduction: Tony Abbott: Don't trash Tasmania's forests. Queensland doctors reject individual contracts for State Government work. Updated Fri 24 Jan 2014, 12:13pm AEDT More than 500 Queensland doctors have voted to reject individual work contracts proposed by the State Government.

Queensland doctors reject individual contracts for State Government work

The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation, which represents more than 3,000 Queensland specialists, says the Government has downgraded conditions and other protections from the workplace agreements. President Tony Sara says doctors who voted against the proposed changes at a meeting in Brisbane last night would rather leave Queensland than sign up to the contracts. Save the ABC! Before the 2013 Federal Election Tony Abbott said that there would be "no cuts to the ABC or SBS". But this week the debate has fired up again. First Prime Minister Abbott went on the attack, blasting the ABC for taking "everyone's side but our own". Today the Government announced an "efficiency study" into the costs of the ABC and the SBS. Black & White Darkroom Skills. COURSES> Black & White Darkroom Skills Next Courses: TBA (Film Processing) 4 December (B/W printing) This course is for you if you’d like to process your own B&W film and experience the magic of printing and developing your first B&W print… or maybe you wish to re-discover the satisfaction of traditional wet darkroom photography processes.

Black and White Darkroom Skills is separated into two modules which will provide all the knowledge and skills required to successfully process and then print B&W negatives. Modules can be completed individually or together depending on what skills are required. The Australian Arts Party. Well we've done it! Ian Dunlop. Release the TPP text! Australia must never forget its shameful past - The Drum. Updated Sun 20 Oct 2013, 12:07am AEDT When Australia looks back on its recent past, it must not gloss over its horrific treatment of asylum seekers and the way in which a once great country became consumed by greed and cruelty, writes Julian Burnside.

Twenty years from now, a recent history of our country will be written. I will not write it. What it will say is uncertain. But there are some facts it should not overlook. If I were to write it, I would remember that once, I was proud of my country. In 1948, Australia played a leading role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Julian Burnside: Alienation to alien nation. I had a conversation with Tim Costello some years ago which significantly changed my way of seeing things.

Plastic and plastic bag littering in Queensland a big no-no. Jane Caro on women in cabinet: quotas and 'merit' in politics. Until men are actually promoted on merit, there’s no reason why women should have to be. With friends like these: Labor hatred of the Greens is self-defeating. Julia Gillard writes on power, purpose and Labor’s future. During the election campaign, an elderly lady in Melbourne’s west grips my arm with surprising force. Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms - www.

(9) ABC News. Don't be a fucking idiot this Saturday. Greens deserve credit for being upfront about costings. This election has given opposition parties an unprecedented opportunity to access bureaucratic advice and the Greens have taken it with both hands. Ban on GetUp's Anti-Murdoch Ad. Networks ban anti-Murdoch ad. The electorate is jumping at debt shadows. Some pretty big numbers are being thrown around in the election campaign – one million new jobs in the next five years and two million over the next decade. Seriously, Australia, a gay-marriage controversy? Look at Canada, and chill.

Vote Compass - Australia Votes. Woman sent birth certificate listing her as a man. 'Australia Tax' confirmed: IT pricing report released - Hardware. RSPCA Political Animal Australia. Email Queensland's Premier and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Stop Tafe Cuts. What has the Government ever done for us? A shameful week to be a man.