Daily Archives: June 8, 2019


For a Socialist Republic

20 years ago Australians rejected a republic in a national referendum. The model proposed was to substitute an Australian President for the Queen. This president was to be elected by the executive and not the people. Unsurprisingly Australians rejected this. … Continue reading


Anti-Terrorism Laws

Here is an excellent summary of  new ‘anti-terrorism’ laws in Australia by Bevan Ramsden (APAN). Recently a regular WBT correspondent claimed that: “Manning & Assange were sold out by the anti-war movement that incited & abandoned them.“ Please note that WBT … Continue reading


Cortés, what a killer

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He came dancing across the water With his galleons and guns Looking for the new world In that palace in the sun …Cortés, what a killer He came dancing across the water With his galleons and guns Looking for the … Continue reading


Radical houses in Brisbane in the 1970s

The first radical house I lived in was in Austral Street St Lucia in Brisbane. I lived there from 1975 ~1977. At Austral Street I met people involved in agitating for public transport, independent media, opposition to uranium mining and … Continue reading

Why the UQ Union Complex should be saved

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1) Friday at noon Hear why the University of Queensland Union complex should be heritage listed!

Hear interviews with Howard Guille (former Qld Heritage Councillor) and Desley Agnoletto (former manager of the Schonell Theatre.

Images: Opening of the Schonell Theatre in 1971 and Forum during Vietnam Moratorium in 1970

Listen to the program HERE


Eurythmics – 1984
Jumping Fences – Sounds of a Town
Parameters – Pig City

Individuals, theatre groups, community organisations, trade unions, everyone can have a say. Please make a submission to the Heritage Council heritage@des.qld.gov.au and quote Heritage Register Number 650238.
See image on how to make a submission.


Statement by Paradigm Shift on Operation SLIPPER

Jamie Larcombe was just nineteen
When he signed up for the Operation
The Generals called ‘SLIPPER’
Code for global war
In Afghanistan, Middle East and the
Gulf of Aden
No medals will bring…

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Chambers Flat Road Resumptions

We post this article here because Logan council wishes to buy up land on Chambers Flat Road Munruben to widen a connecting road and build a new bridge. Yet the proposed road and bridge is on a floodplain. After the … Continue reading