Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

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Go back, you’re going the wrong way

The first public campaign challenging the destruction of public housing through the building of freeways throughout Brisbane under the Wilbur Smith scheme was waged by a small group of activists and residents. Bowen Hills residents won this struggle with the … Continue reading

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From the Gabba Station

I was lying in a burned out basement with the full moon in my eyes I was hoping for replacement When the sun burst thru the sky – Neil Young I recorded my own narration for the State Government’s Gabba … Continue reading

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Cold War against China

Future Hostilities? Scenarios for the Asia-Pacific Region A warning from a well-placed source in a mainstream media outlet that Australia may get drawn into a regional conflict between the United States and China, has to be taken seriously. As the … Continue reading

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Australia’s sacred cow

We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her tableJust a smile would lighten everything* – John Lennon In 2009 Prime Minister Rudd sent Office of National Assessments (ONA) chief, Peter Varghese, on a sensitive mission. Australia’s billion … Continue reading

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Hidden women of history: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen

This year marks 50 years since the launch of one of Australia’s first major conservation battles, waged against Queensland’s ultra-conservative, pro-development premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. It was for a location few had ever heard of – Cooloola, an area that stretches … Continue reading