Monthly Archives: August 2009

The 17 Group: Community Broadcasting Audiences in Australia

The next meeting of the 17 Group:  Wednesday the 2nd of September at unit 6, 20 Drury St West End, at 7pm.


Brisbane Community Radio 4ZZZ

Dr Michael Meadows, Associate Professor of Journalism at Griffith University will speak on Community Broadcasting in Australia.  Here is Michael’s summary and a short biography:

Interrogating the audience-producer barrier: a study of community broadcasting audiences in Australia.

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Book Launch: Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety

Avid Reader book launch


Humphrey McQueen
– Australian historian and social

critic speaks on his latest book:

Framework of FleshBuilders Labourer’s Battle for Health and Safety (click to see website).

Wednesday 23 Sept
6:00pm for 6:30 pm start

at Avid Reader Bookshop

193 Boundary Street, West End

Ph: 3846 3422

“The genius of Humphrey McQueen has brought to life the tremendous and sometimes fatal efforts made by building labourers in constructing the built environment of Australia. I hope that Framework of Flesh is read by every building worker and by all those with an interest in occupational health and safety, and in construction labour worldwide.” Professor Linda Clarke, author of Building Capitalism (1993), Presidium Member, European Institute of Construction Labour Research.

For info, call Ian Curr 0407 687 016 or Ross Gwyther 3366 5318

Foco Nuevo


FOCO NUEVO in August

Our guests this month have particular connections with us; Gary Shepherd is a guitarist and good friend of Sue’s first guitar teacher, Graeme Marrow (who, sadly, recently passed away), while we met the Kerbside Pickups when they were based at Ahimsa House, and finally Leonor Orellana, who sang with us in the group Gaviota, during the late 1980s. Continue reading