Police have been called in to investigate the alleged large-scale theft of sand from North Stradbroke Island
Belgian-owned mining giant Sibelco has been accused of stealing as much as 8 million worth of sand from the island and selling it to the construction industry.
Premier Anna Bligh’s Government, already prosecuting Sibelco for alleged illegal sand mining, has referred evidence to the Queensland Police on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution.… Go to Article
The Quandamooka Combined Aboriginal Organisations Forum
proudly presents QUANDAMOOKA DREAMING
A documentary film series from the Traditional Owners of Quandamooka country (Moreton Bay region) Filmmaker, Marcia Machado created four films about local history and culture in collaboration with Elders, community leaders and young people of Quandamooka Country
WHERE: Concert Hall, Redland Performing
Arts Centre (RPAC)
2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
WHEN: Wednesday 11 May 2011
4:30pm – 7:00pm
TICKETS: Free to Quandamooka people
By donation (at the door) to
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To reserve your ticket, phone the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 between 12noon – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm Saturday
Tickets are also available from the North Stradbroke Island Housing Co-op
“The money is ours but the government won’t give it back”
Ros Kidd spoke at the Queensland Council of Unions [QCU] about the thousands of indigenous workers who were paid a small fraction of award wages in Queensland during the 20th century — with full knowledge by government and protection authorities like Pat Killoran.… Go to Article
Then a Rally was held on 7 November 2008 in Townsville, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Santiago (Chile) and all around the world. Here are the Melbourne, Brisbane T’vlle, Palm Island and NZ Rallies (among others) —
WBT addresses the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land or does the land own us? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
All WBT posts are Copyleft. Please: (1) Respect Meanjin traditional owners, Jagera and Torbul people. (2) Acknowledge first nations people’s prior occupancy and that country was not ever ceded. (3) Acknowledge Workers BushTelegraph and (4) Email WBT a copy of any derivative work produced.