Monthly Archives: November 2018


Petition to save the UQ Union Complex

Please sign the petition here . More info on  Save the UQ Union Complex facebook page. Full text of the leaflet is below: Anyone who lived in Brisbane in the 1960s, 70s and 80s will remember the destruction of the … Continue reading


Ralph Summy – ‘agent of peace’

Here is Ralph Summy’s obituary published in Courier Mail on 27 December 2018. I know this piece was submitted by a friend or relative, but is still ironic that the local press would take so long to publish something nice … Continue reading


Solidarity with West Papua


Grassroots Campaign against Child Abuse

WBT has been handed these leaflets for publication … there is a protest at Brisbane Magistrates Court on 7 December 2018 at 9am


Cuba Friendship film

Cuban Cinema in BrisbaneA TRANSLATOR (Un Traductor) Monday 26 November 2018 Join with members at the Palace Cinema this Monday 26th November to see ‘The Translator’, a Cuban movie screening as part of the Cine Latino Film Festival 2018.Palace James … Continue reading


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Political Pensions

WBT publishes this short appeal by Dr. Dale Kerwin here. Another perk apart from pensions is that politicians, senior public servants and union officials are appointed to boards on companies and extract fees. For example the Qld Labor government recently … Continue reading


Quang and university creating change

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they are showinghow they definespoilsjusticelive to fightfight to live      – ‘To the Victor belongs the Spoils‘ by Daniel del Solar In 2018 the University of Queensland is advertising that it is creating change. Hanging from posts above circular drive at … Continue reading


Qld Human Rights Bill a con

The Human Rights Bill 2018 is a carefully crafted con. Superficially it purports to conform with the legal principle that Australian legislation does not conflict with international law, and with Australia’s responsibility as a member state of the United Nations … Continue reading


Solidarity with Mapuche

The Chilean community in Brisbane is making a call to stand up for the Mapuche people in Chile, the indigenous people from the Temukuikuiis community, from the south of Chile has been under siege and repressed for the last years … Continue reading


The rules are broken, so how do we fix them?

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The ACTU made a pitch to a big march of unionists, some say 20,000 people, on the streets of Brisbane today calling on them to build a movement to bring down the federal government. We were told at the rally … Continue reading


We’re Stranded: 30 years since the 4ZZZ eviction


The Paper Chained

The second issue of Paper Chained has been published online! This is a journal that supports publication of writings and artistic expressions from people affected by incarceration.  View online here: PDF:


Stop violence against Women

The Young Dancer is Dead


In the early evening of November 7th, 1993 (25 years ago last Wednesday); a group of aboriginal teenagers were hanging out in Musgrave Park. One of them was Daniel “Boonie” Yock, an 18 year old who performed around Brisbane with the Wakka Wakka dance troupe.

The boys in the park did something to attract the attention of a police car – according to the police “behaving in a disorderly manner”. The car approached them and the boys ran.

Why did they run? We don’t know. Maybe they were carrying yarndi or alcohol. A later report indicated Daniel had both in his system. Maybe it was just adrenaline. Maybe it was because of a long-standing and well-documented history of police violence against aboriginal people in Queensland.

Whatever reason it was, they took off in the direction of Boundary Street. Even for fit young dancers though it’s hard to outrun a police…

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Schonell’s Best Films 1975 – 2000

 The Schonell Theatre’s most popular films … Thanks to Ron Wakenshaw and Desley Agnoletto for compiling this list. Remember to sign the petition to save the UQ Union Complex including the Schonell. AGUIRE WRATH OF GOD DECAMERON TRAFFIC GARDEN OF … Continue reading


Stop fencing out the poor

The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably … Continue reading


Chile Solidarity

To International Community Today in Chile young Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca from Temukuikui community was shot and killed by Chilean police . He was killed by a special command unit called Jungle Command , a newly-formed military police taskforce trained … Continue reading


Government response to homeless inadequate

“There are currently 96 families on the Dept of Housing register waiting for 3 bedroom housing in the Acacia Ridge area. 32 of these families have been assessed as having a very high need for housing.” – Senior Housing Officer … Continue reading

Wages Theft

Paradigm Shift

This week we talk wage theft in Queensland, past and present.

We discuss the Qld government inquiry into wage theft released today with Marianna O’Gorman from the McKell Institue.

We also speak with lawyer Jonathan Kawa about a class action lawsuit to recover decades worth of wages that were never paid to aboriginal workers.

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Moreton Bay

One Sunday morningWhile I was out walkingBy the Brisbane’s watersI chanced to strayThere I found a prisonerLayed half in the waterHe’d seen me comingAnd he began to say Sixteen Straws, The Drones The start is Moreton Bay (also known as … Continue reading


Change the Rules Rally

Things are out of balance. Australia needs a pay rise that keeps ahead of the cost of living. It’s time for working people to stand together for a fairer go for everyone. We need to change the rules so that … Continue reading


AFP training killer militia

Pop-up concert in Cairns – Protesting AFP’s training and arming of killer Militia in Indonesian West Papua 11:15am AFP Sheridan St/Airport Drive, Cairns, Friday Gimuy (Cairns) Peace Pilgrims will hold a “pop-up” concert outside the Australian Federal Police on Sheridan … Continue reading


UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


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Watch the butcher shine his knivesAnd this town is full of battered wives…………………………………….They shut it downThey pulled it downThey shut it downThey pulled it down On 14 November Quest News is running a #SnapBrisbane campaign to”to celebrate all the things … Continue reading


Developers still threaten Fig and Cyclists/Walkers on Smyth Ck Bikeway

The latest Developers at #160 Macquarie Street, Conmus Enterprises Pty, have put in Submissions on the BCC website that show they plan excavations (4 carpark levels deep, plus foundations for a block that remains enormous, relative to anything else in … Continue reading



Brisbane Radical Events and Diary Thursday November 15 The Reluctant Radical Film Screening (FLAC Fundraiser) 6-8:30pm at Rumpus Room, 1/56 Russell St West End Facebook event If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it … Continue reading