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Thursday, 15 February

23:13

#AskDocQ: Should I Be Worried About This New STI Mycoplasma? QNews Magazine

Whats all the fuss about this new STI Mycoplasma? Should I be worried? Mycoplasma genitalium has only recently come to light as an emerging STI. It causes infection in the rectum and both the male and female genital tracts. It is not known what the long-term consequences are (if any) of untreated infection. Symptoms are ...

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23:00

Comedian Mel Buttle Is Off The Leash For The Brisbane Comedy Festival QNews Magazine

With an ever-growing list of gay comedians around the country, Mel Buttle is not one who immediately springs to mind. Shes kept her six year relationship with partner Sophie separate from her public life, allowing her to build the solid foundations of a career based on her own professional merits. Michael James sat down with ...

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16:00

Almost 100 Same-Sex Couples Have Married In Queensland QNews Magazine

Nearly 100 same-sex couples have been married in Queensland since marriage equality became legal last month. Queensland Attorney-General Yvette DAth said a total of 96 same-sex marriages almost 20 per week had been performed across Queensland, and more were scheduled in the coming months. Australians voted strongly in favour of marriage equality and ...

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12:28

Go Behind The Scenes With The Black Divaz At Darwins Drag Pageant QNews Magazine

A new documentary will follow a group of Indigenous drag queens as they prepare to compete in the inaugural Miss First Nation pageant in the Northern Territory. The drag pageant was held during last years Darwin Pride Festival, and saw six Indigenous drag queens from around Australia compete in gruelling challenges including sewing, lip ...

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12:00

How You Can Support This Rom-Com For Queer Aussie Teens QNews Magazine

A crew of Australian filmmakers are crowdfunding to raise money to make a romantic comedy film for LGBTIQ teens. Ellie, Abbie And Ellies Dead Aunt is based on writer-director Monica Zanettis stage play of the same name, and will follow 17-year-old Ellie Bowden, who has fallen for her classmate Abbie. All she wants is to ...

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11:56

Luca Brasi have announced an intimate run of east coast Australian shows "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Hot from the stages of Falls and Splendour In The Grass, Australias champs of all things ultra-emotive punk Luca Brasi are heading back down the east coast for an intimate run of shows.

The Let It Slip tour band will take their sweaty singalongs and nostalgic Aus-punk riffs to small venues like Sydneys Lansdowne to give their dedicated fanbase a taste of what they could be treated to in the latter half of 2018.

Joining Tassies finest will be fellow statesmen, garage punk outfit A Swayze & The Ghosts and singer/songwriter Isla Ka to warm up crowds for a night of heart-on-your-sleeve jams.

Luca Brasi last released the single Got To Give, with a video that summed up their last year of international touring.

Check it out below:

LUCA BRASI THE LET IT SLIP TOUR

with special guests
A.SWAYZE AND THE GHOSTS & ISLA KA

Saturday 17th March Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney

Thursday 22nd March Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Friday 23rd March The Tote, Melbourne lucabrasi.com.au

Tickets via lucabrasi.com.au

11:45

Screamfeeder "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

SCREAMFEEDER

With special guests:
DEAFCULT & Lexicon

 

Theyre the band you grew up with, whose songs are imprinted into the DNA of every music-lover who came of age in the 90s and 00s. A band of eternally-youthful fuzz-pop darlings who, however improbably, have continued to play together for over 25 years and somehow have not only gotten better, but have become even more loved. A band that combines loud with beautiful, intense with joyous, chaotic with precise and pulls it all together in a way that very few acts ever manage.

 

2017s surprise comeback album, Pop Guilt, was rapturously received by fans and hailed by critics as one of the bands best; it made ripples around the world, the new songs reconnecting people with the bands peerless back catalogue. Rolling Stone summed it up thusly: 25 years into their career, Screamfeeder are still killing it.. (they) pour a lifetime of indie-rock experience into this collection of blissed-out punk songs.  

 

Theyve toured Australia too many times to count, as well as the US, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, taking audiences on the ride that is uniquely Screamfeeder. Live, theyre a non-stop whirlwind of high-energy heavy riffs, caterwauling feedback and pulse-racing bass, Tim and Kellie entwining their vocals around the music, all anchored with the explosive power of Deans drumming. This band can give anyone in the world a run for their money theyre raw, grungy, fiery, effortlessly skilful yet loose at the same time, an exuberant and joyful wave of music filling every room with pure radiant youth, and theyll be doing it all over again as they hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Hunter Valley in 2018.

 

Theres more news to come about Screamfeeder in 2018. Watch this space

 

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09:34

Incandescent vocalsguitar brilliancerare language Westender West End 4101

Award winning artists from WA Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse at the West End Sessions February 23 Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse are one of those rare acts which connect and capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences through the power and pure emotion of song. They bring a fresh, modern take on ancient []

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09:21

Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black Share Exciting Baby News QNews Magazine

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have announced they are expecting a baby. The Olympic diving champion, 23, and his filmmaker husband, 43, confirmed the happy news with Valentines Day Instagram photos. Tom shared a snap of the couple cosying up for the camera while holding an ultrasound scan, before Dustin shared a similar photo ...

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09:02

Amnesty International: Indonesia Must Protect Its Transgender Community QNews Magazine

Indonesian authorities are failing to protect the transgender women who were appallingly ill-treated and humiliated by police in North Aceh on January 27, some of whom have since had to go into hiding due to fears for their safety, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Amnesty International interviewed some of the victims in a ...

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07:59

Gas industry finally admits that its lobbying spin contains untruths? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"


Tucked into the wall-to-wall spin of this media release is a tacit admission that safe aquifer recharge with treated water is little more than a convenient deception offered up to governments and citizens in the gas industry's drive to create more gasfields and extract more water from the natural environment in the mining process.
Research into the effects of the Coal Seam Gas industry on groundwater is continuously improving our understanding about underground water movements and implications for coal seam development.
Scientists from Queensland's independent Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) and the University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas have been wading through an enormous amount of data being contributed by landholders, government, industry and other research projects to build up a better understanding of groundwater movements.
Early studies suggest that the recharge of underground aquifers may not be as effective as once thought and recharge flow paths may not be what we first thought.
Research indicates that much of the rain recharging the Hutton and Precipice Sandstone aquifers in the North-East Surat Basin is discharging into the local low topography of the Dawson River.
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Wednesday, 14 February

21:40

The Equality Campaign Says Existing Religious Exemptions Go Too Far QNews Magazine

Exemptions in anti-discrimination laws allowing faith-based institutions to discriminate against staff or clients on the basis of religious belief should be repealed, the Equality Campaign has told the Ruddock religious freedom review. The group said in their submission to the review that the cross-party same-sex marriage bill struck a fair balance and should not be ...

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12:10

Religious Schools Call For Widening Of Anti-Discrimination Exemptions QNews Magazine

Christian Schools Australia has defended the ability of religious schools to hire and fire staff based on their adherence to religious codes. In a submission to Philip Ruddocks review into Australian religious freedom, the group warned that removing the ability of Christian schools to employ staff who share the schools values and beliefs would undermine ...

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11:59

Postal Survey Should Not Be Done Again, Senate Committee Says QNews Magazine

A Senate committee examining the three-month period marriage law postal survey process has recommended similar public votes on minority human rights issues should not be held again. The committees chair, Labor senator Jenny McAllister, tabled the report on Tuesday and while it largely commended the Australian Bureau of Statistics for its facilitation of the vote, ...

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11:22

AFL Clears Transgender Hannah Mouncey To Play In State Leagues QNews Magazine

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory womens leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be highly inappropriate to ...

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01:32

Put Away Your Sword repentance, prophecy, arrests and media outrage andypaine

The sword and the cross

I have subsequently been told the idea came originally from an event I organised. In November 2016, on the 100th anniversary of Australia voting against conscription in World War I, I put on an event to draw attention to Australias history of resistance to war. The venue I chose was the Temple Of Peace in Toowong Cemetery, built by Richard Ramo in 1924 as an appeal to all nations to cease from war.

That day there were a number of people gathered for the event. Among them was Jim Dowling. Jim has been active in the cause of peace (among other causes) for nearly 40 years. He is also, like me, someone involved in the Catholic Worker movement a tradition of christians who aim to take personal responsibility for creating a better world. Catholic Workers traditionally operate houses of hospitality (like the one I live in in Brisbane and Jims farm just outside the city) where we open our doors to anyone in need. We also tend to live lifestyles of voluntary poverty and engage in public acts of witness like political activism.

As we told stories of creative and courageous resistance to militarism, Jim noticed the war memorial barely 50 metres away from the temple of peace. Also built in 1924, the monument was a large cement christian cross with a sword hanging down its middle.

To Jim, this symbol represented perfectly a christian religion fatally compromised by its cooperation with violent regimes. Jesus message of radical love has been co-opted time and again by kings, warlords and governments seeking to baptise their conflicts as holy wars. And too often, the church has been too happy to acquiesce (plus occasionally wielding a few swords of our own).

The cross in christianity, it should be remembered, is the ultimate symbol of Jesus refusal to violently resist his opponents. Jesus would rather willingly suffer brutal execution than break with his radical message of love for enemies. As he was arrested, he literally told his friends trying to violently resist to put away your sword, for whoever lives by the sword will die by the sword. As he hung there dying, his words were not of vengeance or justice, but father forgive them, for they know not what they do. This was the ultimate example of an ethic Jesus had earlier set out when he said rather than loving our neighbours and hating our enemies we should love our enemies; that rather than taking eye for eye and tooth for tooth we should turn the other cheek.

And yet here was the cross with a sword hanging in the place of Jesus. It was there to commemorate the first world war, that mass slaughter that killed 15 million people for the sake of imperial territories. Werent soldiers on both sides professing christians? Werent all those casualties people made in the image of God? Wa...

Tuesday, 13 February

21:49

Tennis ball sized hail, severe thunderstorms and a heatwave hit Queensland, Australia (PHOTO, VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

A severe thunderstorm that hit the city of Brisbane, Queensland Sunday night (local time), February 11, 2018, left 130 000 homes without power, produced some 265 000 lightning strikes and dropped up to tennis ball-sized hail on the region. At least one person was injured after a lightning hit nearby home. Heavy rain and winds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) smashed Brisbane around 19:00 local time Sunday, accompanied by up to tennis ball-sized hail that caused extensive damage and blanketed fields. The temperature dropped by 10 C (18 F) as the storm hit, from up to 38 C (100.4 F) to 28 C (82.4 F). The storm downed numerous trees and more than 500 power lines at the height of the storm, leaving some 130 000 homes without power. On Monday morning, February 12, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40 000 properties without electricity, Brisbane almost 7 000 and Redland City about 2 300.

21:23

Australian High School to Host Educational Presentation on Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The post Australian High School to Host Educational Presentation on Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CCN

The soaring interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in the mainstream has compelled one high school in Australia to reportedly host an information night on cryptocurrencies. In an email sent to students parents, Brisbane-based St. Laurences College said it intends to hold an educational presentation on cryptocurrencies after being made aware of senior students purchasing and Continued

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