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Tuesday, 20 September

00:15

This is how Senator Pauline Hanson loves her country "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"


Liberal Senator for WA and Minister for Women embracing Senator Hanson after her first speech in the Senate


On 14 September 2016 Hansard recorded that Senator Pauline Hanson ‘loves’ her country.

She has an odd way of showing it.

Endorsing a compulsory national identity card complete with an identification chip, photo and electronic fingerprint. Demonising single mothers and women who divorce. Condoning the murder of women by husbands/ex-husbands. Supporting penalising the young unemployed. Calling for a ban on the burqa and the building of new mosques. Calling for a halt to immigration to Australia by people professing Islam as their religion.

Excerpt from the Senator for Queensland’s first speech in the Australian Senate:

I love my country, culture and way of life. My pride and patriotism were instilled in me from an early age when I watched the Australian flag raised every morning at school and sang the national anthem; watching our athletes compete on the world stage, proud to salute the Australian flag being raised to honour them as they took their place on podiums. It is about belonging, respect and commitment to fight for Australia. This will never be traded or given up for the mantras of diversity or tolerance. Australia had a national identity before Federation, and it had nothing to do with diversity and everything to do with belonging. Tolerance has to be shown by those who come to this country for a new way of life. If you are not prepared to become Australian and give this country your undivided loyalty, obey our laws, respect our culture and way of life, then I suggest you go back where you came from. If it would be any help, I will take you to the airport and wave you goodbye with sincere best wishes.
Australia is predominantly a Christian cou...

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Monday, 19 September

21:22

A Few Bizjets Come and Go at CQ Airports Over the Last Few Days "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Several locally-based corporate bizjets have been noted flying in and out of some Central Queensland Airports over the last few days.

On Sunday 18 September at Hamilton Island Airport, Brenzil Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet VH-CRW visited once again, this time calling in from Townsville and later departing to Brisbane.  Also arriving into Hamo was GSA Industries Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601 bizjet VH-NSB.  It touched down from Melbourne (Essendon).  While it appears that Marcplan Charter Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy bizjet VH-VLT departed Hamilton Island Airport for Essendon also on Sunday 18 September after it had arrived from there on Thursday 15 September.

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And at the time of writing, Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B bizjet VH-LMP is scheduled to call into Hamilton Island Airport from Essendon on Tuesday 20 September.  It will then depart to Sydney.

At Rockhampton Airport on Sunday 18 September, LifeFlight (ex Careflight Queensland) (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" called in from Brisbane.  It departed back to the capital a little while later.


VH-VVI also called into Rocky on Friday 16 September (as shown above).  On this occasion, it touched down from Barcaldine.  It then departed to Mackay before flying back to Brisbane.

Also calling into Rockhampton Airport on Friday 16 September was Light Jets Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-TFW which touched down from Archerfield and Toowoomba.



On Monday 19 September, VH-TFW is pictured above departing Rocky on return to Archerfield.

Finally late Thursday 15 September, (former) Rockhampton based Cessna 550 Citation II Bizjet VH-JMK was noted flying from the Sunshi...

21:16

Newly Discovered Wetland on Sunshine Coast sunshinecoastbirds

West Coolum Wetland
While negotiations continue in the hope of resolving the future of the Yandina Creek Wetland, it has emerged that the Sunshine Coast Council owns a substantial area of land with similar wetland and grassland habitat.

Google Earth map of West Coolum Wetland
I stumbled across the land between the Sunshine Coast Motorway and the Coolum Creek Reserve while kayaking along Coolum Creek, finding a slashed but somewhat overgrown track that extended from the old cane train bridge crossing the creek to the motorway.


Sunshine Coast Council my maps of site

What's more, there are some nice birds there. In an extensive area of mangrove fern, I heard and saw briefly an Australian Spotted Crake - a very rare species in south-east Queensland that has also been recorded at Yandina Creek. I heard about 10 Spotless Crakes, seeing two.

Spotless Crake
I also heard 8 Lewin's Rails and saw one, along with a Buff-banded Ra...

15:47

Ball Park Music: ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

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Brisbane five-piece indie rock band Ball Park Music are back with their new album ‘Every Night The Same Dream’. Tune in to Brekkie and Youth Jukebox all week to hear the 2RRR Feature Album!

They will be playing in Sydney on September 30 for an ALL AGES show at Enmore Theatre!

15:40

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans Announce 2016 National Tour "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans Announce 2016 National Tour

Josh Pyke and Bob Evans, two of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters, have announced a national co-headline tour which will take them around the country from the tail-end of November into December, with plenty of regional and major city stops along the way.

Kicking off at The Gov in Adelaide on 24th November, Evans and Pyke will be taking their respected discographies through Mannum, Dunsborough, Perth, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, and Belgrave, before finishing up in Melbourne.

It’s been 10 years since the first Evening with Josh and Bob tour and each performer is looking forward to honouring the milestone. “That first Evening with Josh and Bob ten years ago was a fairly rudimental affair in retrospect,” said Evans.

“We were both very much still finding our feet. Now, we have higher professional standards to which we hold ourselves and those bawdy jokes of a burgeoning bromance have developed in to, well, bawdy dad jokes. Bah, who am I kidding? We’re not that different 10 years on.”

Tickets for the reunion will go on pre-sale on 9am Wednesday, 21st September and will be available to the public at 9am Friday, 23rd September. Check below for all the dates and ticketing details.

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans National Tour Dates

Thursday, 24th November 2016
The Gov, Adelaide

Friday, 25th November 2016
The Pretoria, Mannum

Saturday, 26th November 2016
Clancys Fishpub, Dunsborough

Sunday, 27th November 2016
Live At The Orchard, Perth

Friday, 2nd December 2016
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

Saturday, 3rd December 2016
Solbar, Sunshine Coast

Sunday, 4th December 2016
Soundlounge, Gold Coast

Thursday, 8th December 2016
48 Watt St, Newcastle

Friday, 9th December 2016
The Factory, Sydney

Saturday, 10th December 2016
The Street Theatre, Canberra

Thursday, 15th December 2016
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

Friday, 16th December 2016
Corner Hotel, Melbourne

15:14

Track By Track: Brisbane Reggae Champs Kingfisha Have Finally Returned With A Second LP "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Track By Track: Brisbane Reggae Champs Kingfisha Have Finally Returned With A Second LP

Brisbane reggae stalwarts Kingfisha are back with their second album Offered It Up, having kept us waiting a long time since their 2012 self-titled debut record put them squarely on the map.

After such a long interval that’s seen the band touring internationally, it’s good to have them back – and the band are glad to have the album out after a lengthy recording process.

“We tried some different approaches from our first album,” the band say of the new record. “We worked with some new people and the production feels a step up. It wasn’t the easiest of processes, but to hear it as one piece of work, we’re all really happy with how it’s come together.” For a few more tidbits, they’ve also given us their thoughts on each of the tracks, below.

You can listen to Offered It Up below, and catch it live as Kingfisha head out on tour at the end of the month, dates below. The album is available now on ABC Music.

Hold On

This is one of our few political tunes. It started out as a really slow one drop, then we changed the beat added horns and revamped it heaps in the rehearsal room

Dirty Man

The descending vocal melody had been an ear worm for a few months and wasn’t really going anywhere until I was on a flight to Hobart with an old acquaintance and the lyrics and theme became quite apparent. Upon returning to Brisbane we spent a few hours in the studio and ‘Dirty Man’ was complete.

Left It

Incorporating both our strong loves, electronic and roots music. Left it was originally conceived at a sunny afternoon bbq. Lyrically the song is about one of those rare relationships that ends amicably.

The Gold

The verse melody came from our sound guy yawning. From there their was no turning back.

Offered it up

This track is heavily inspired by one of our favourite and widely unknown reggae bands Midnite. It’s one of the slower jams in our repertoire.

Position Steppers

This song took along time to get right in the studio. Feels like we got there in the end. It’s our take on UK Steppers.

In a memory

The melodies and chords came to life the morning after an amazing night we all shared in Reunion Island drinking rum and watching Manu Chao. The lyrics and the rest of the song was finished in a farmhouse in southern France.

Too many words

Was built from the rhythm up. We spent a weekend in the northern rivers swimming, eating and playing music. This rhythm really seemed to stick. It was the last tune completed for the album.

Water Running

This is one of our favourite live tunes. It’s all revolved around the bass line.

Aftermath

The only song on the album that was completed start to finish in the studio. Was a blast having a completely different approach.

Kingfisha Tour Dates

30 Sept – The Jack , Cairns QLD
1 Oct – Wallaby Creek Festival QLD
7 Oct – Torquay Hotel, VIC
8 Oct – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
15 Oct – Newtown Social Club, NSW...

10:00

Zillmere to Caboolture TRANSLink train line shut until Friday, commuters asked to add 90mins to travel and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Zillmere to Caboolture TRANSLink train line shut until Friday, commuters asked to add 90mins to travel

Zillmere to Caboolture TRANSLink train line shut until Friday, commuters asked to add 90mins to travel

Commuters from the Sunshine coast and Brisbane’s north will face a week of disruptions and up to a 90 minute delay with train tracks shut down until Friday.

More than 200 buses have replaced the trains in both directions between Zillmere and Caboolture to Boondall station, running every 10 minutes during peak times and every 15 minutes in off-peak.

09:49

UQ Gatton solar facility to test RedFlow battery storage "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

University of Queensland to add 200kW RedFlow zinc bromine battery to its world-leading solar research facility to test how it helps renewables interact with grid.

09:40

Shriver, Abdel-Magied, and writing fiction. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

    I’ve spent the last few days thinking about cultural appropriation and the writing of fiction, as a consequence of the controversial keynote speech given by author Lionel Shriver at the Brisbane Writers Festival, and the distress expressed by Yassmin Abdel-Magied that caused her to walk out of Shriver’s presentation. Briefly, Shriver stated her hope […]

09:00

Gay pride march in Brisbane attracts thousands and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Gay pride march in Brisbane attracts thousands including police, politicians and emergency services

Simone Vogel cold case: Brother of brothel madam 'threatened by senior police officer' in 1977

The brother of a missing Queensland massage parlour boss has revealed he received a death threat from a senior Queensland police officer, after making inquiries into her disappearance.

Bob Beniston, whose sister  Simone Vogel disappeared in 1977, has just revealed to the ABC that he received a threatening call from the Police Officer at the time, when he was working for the Commonwealth Police.

02:01

Required Reading "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (aka CATS) paid for a bizarre ad takeover in the London Tube. Sure, it's adorable but definitely odd. It was funded by ~700 people on Kickstarter. (via Bored Panda)

Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (aka CATS) paid for a bizarre ad takeover in the London Tube. Sure, it’s adorable but definitely odd. It was funded by ~700 people on Kickstarter. (via Bored Panda, image CATS)

This week, CATS in the London tube, Shriver’s cultural appropriation heard around the world, Clinton’s white supremacy explainer, normalizing Trump, Gawken, and more.

 The opening keynote for the Brisbane Writers Festival was delivered by the American author Lionel Shriver and it caused outrage among those who felt she was dismissive of other cultures in her treatment of minorities. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who is an Australian Muslim, penned a powerful response:

Her question was — or could have been — an interesting question: What are fiction writers “allowed” to write, given they will never truly know another person’s experience?

Not every crime writer is a criminal, Lionel said, Nor is every author who writes on sexual assault a rapist. “Fiction, by its very nature,” Shriver said, “is fake.”

There is a fascinating philosophical argument here. Instead, however, that core question was used as a straw man. Shriver’s real targets were cultural appropriation, identity politics and political correctness. It was a monologue about the right to exploit the stories of “others”, simply because it is useful for one’s story.

Shriver began by making light of a recent incident in the US, where students faced prosecution for what was argued by some as “casual racial and ethnic stereotyping and cultural insensitivity” at a Mexican-themed party.

“Can you believe,” Shriver asked at the beginning of her speech, “that these students were so sensitive about the wearing of sombreros?”

The audience, compliant, chuckled. I started looking forward to the point in the speech where she was to subvert the argument.

It never came.

Another writer, Suki Kim, also...

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Sunday, 18 September

20:00

EP 178: Edith Thomas Furey; Undead Apes "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Edith Thomas Furey

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 4th March 2016. 

Coming from Brisbane, this one man band is the brain product of Joel Glazebrook. Using an elaborate setup of synths, drum machines, guitars, and loop pedals both in the studio and for live performances, Edith Thomas Furey create catchy new wave post punk with an 80’s feel, with some heavier kind of elements taken straight from the 90’s industrial scene. Since august he has released three singles, with mention of an EP due in the future.

Undead Apes

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Club Greenslopes as part of Sonic Masala Fest, 13th August 2016.

 

Undead Apes are the all star team of punk rock bands from Brisbane in the early 2000’s. They feature Simon Graydon from Sekiden, John Mercer from Greig, and Dick Nasty, Adam Scott from Eat Laser Scumbag!, and Renae Elise from Gazoonga Attack. Their live shows are a complete rarity with their bassist Adam living overseas, but they have still found time to write and record three albums over their lifespan, which have all been released on Brisbane label mere noise records. Their latest album ‘Landfill’ was released on the 14th of June 2016 and features lyrical themes such as astrophysics, recreational use of embalming fluid, tofu, communist brainwashing of youth via rock’n’roll, and affairs of the heart. This set was captured at their only live show of 2016.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.


16:56

More Great Photos as Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules Aircraft - A97-467 & A97-468 - Complete 'Community Engagement' at Gladstone Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

As we mentioned below, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft arrived at Gladstone Airport late on Friday 16 September from RAAF Base Williamtown.  They were identified as A97-467 and A97-468 of the RAAF's No. 37 Squadron medium tactical airlift squadron out of RAAF Base Richmond, in New South Wales.


On Saturday 17 September, both Hercs were then involved with what was described as community engagement which included an inspection of both aircraft followed by a local flight up and down the Queensland Coast - South to Fraser Island and North to Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast.  Two detachments of local Air Force Cadets were invited to join the inspections and flight.

Of interest, the two Hercules' flew together and were heard to be using the callsign "Odyssey" as they completed the local flight.

Later on Saturday 17 September, both A97-467 and A97-468 were photographed by local plane spotter Michael F as they departed in very quick succession to RAAF Base Amberley.






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Saturday, 17 September

12:16

Rafe’s Roundup Sept 17 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. The Spectator. Charles Murray on the culture wars and the social divisions in the US.

Judith Curry’s week of political pieces. Challenging a doctor of philosophy for his demand that Malcolm Roberts should follow the so-called consensus of experts in climate science. Can you bear it, the University of Queensland has a lecturer in critical thinking who describes Malcolm Roberts as a climate denialist, motivated by politics more than science! Apparently we are supposed to accept that the science is settled in favour of alarmism. In contrast, consider Karl Popper’s view on the purpose of university education.

I want to begin by telling you what I think is the real aim of a university education. I will try to be brief about this, though I must warn you from the beginning that many people think very differently from the way I do. I believe that someone is well educated only if he realizes in great detail how little he knows. And I think that this is really very important. I think that a man who has the feeling that he knows a lot is somehow badly educated. Yes, one can know a lot, namely, about all the problems and theories that have arisen owing to the growth of our knowledge. And one cannot really live in our world today without realizing how quickly our knowledge, and especially our technological knowledge, has grown. But there is a difference between pure knowledge and applied knowledge. And the main point, at least with regard to pure knowledge, is to recognize the many open problems that lurk in all the knowledge that we have achieved. Without that l would say that you are not really educated.

The aim of pure knowledge is to understand: to understand the world in which we live, to understand society, to understand ourselves, and to understand this great miracle of human
knowledge…The more we know about it the more we realize that this is a very huge task—that it is, in fact, an infinite task. And the more we know and the more our knowledge grows, the more modest we should become about all those things that we don’t know.

Compare with Richard Feynman on badly written textbooks which do not convey any impression of gaps in our knowledge. “Thats very bad education. The lesson you learn as you grow older in physics is that what we can do is a very small fraction of what there is. Our theories are really very limited”. From The Pleasure of Finding Things Out page 202.

The situation with nuclear power worldwide. How the campaign against nuclear power enabled the radical left to capture the environmental movement.

The Germans struggle with the attempt to reduce emissions without nuclear power.

Despite the expenditure of many billions of dollars it has failed to achieve any visible reduction in Germany’s emissions or to make a meaningful difference to Germany’s energy mix (renewables still supply only 14% of Germany’s total energy). Its only demonstrable impact has been skyrocketing electricity bills.

The serious...

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Friday, 16 September

12:41

Chilled and skilled – The Lulu Raes talk success and perform a live rendition of Never Leave "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

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  • The Lulu Raes :: Never Leave (Live)
  • The Lulu Raes :: Interview with Lucy Smith

Chilled and skilled – this was the mantra repeated by The Lulu Raes when chatting with Lucy Smith. It’s a simple belief from an anything but simple band, and it’s proving to be The Lulu Raes’ key to success. Performing a live rendition of their track titled ‘Never Leave,’ the band asserted themselves as an act worthy of attention.

From the latest EP titled All Our Parents Are Divorced, their latest song really showcases The Lulu Raes potential. Throughout the interview, the band thanked those who helped them in their early days.

“[Little Bastard] We’re close mates and they’re the reason we got our first gig and that’s how our manager met us. We played the Bright-side with them.”

Currently touring across the nation, The Lulu Raes show no sign of slowing down. When revealing their key to success, the importance of maintaining and developing connections proved to be important.

“Just be friends with Sticky Fingers [laughs]…get those connections out there. Nah, but it’s really tricky because there’s so many bands out there but none of them get noticed. You have to join a bit of a community. A lot of bands, they get together and you get to know other bands and then you meet new people – sort of like a cascading effect.”

“You’ve just gotta get out there, you can’t spend all your time in your room.”

When seeing what’s coming up within their live shows, The Lulu Raes, have a few new songs to share.

“We’re doing five new songs…we’re doing songs from the upcoming album and it sounds way more dynamic.”

You can check out the Lulu Raes live track and full interview above.

WHO: The Lulu Raes
WHERE: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
WHEN: September 30th
HOW MUCH: $15

The post Chilled and skilled – The Lulu Raes talk success and perform a live rendition of Never Leave appeared first on FBi Radio.

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Thursday, 15 September

08:02

Great Barrier Reef to get health check from NASA and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

New NASA technology will be used over the next month to document large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, allowing researchers to compare the health and development of reef systems. Image Source: Flickr, Kyle Taylor

Great Barrier Reef to get health check from NASA
New NASA technology will be used over the next month to document large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, allowing researchers to compare the health and development of reef systems.

CSIRO scientists and the University of Queensland are also engaged in the project that involves a sensor mounted on a jet plane which can take pictures in 250 different colours in an effort to research factors like atmosphere above the water and content of the reef.

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Wednesday, 14 September

15:09

Bad Girls & Big Sounds With Hideous Sun Demon "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

It’s hard to get away from Hideous Sun Demon, but why would you want to?

The Perth outfit killed it at BIGSOUND in Brisbane and after squeezing in a little east coast tour on the side, Vin, Jake, Lee and Blake are back on home turf.

And it’s just in time to launch a new song called Bad Girl.

But Jake and Vin had some Breakfast with Caitlin first.

Play Hideous Sun Demon

11:53

The View From Here #17: Verge Collection "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

RTRFM’s award-nominated short film series The View From Here returns for the penultimate episode of its second season, featuring Verge Collection in the cozy confines of the Hula Bula Bar in Perth.

Episode 17 sees the Perth quartet blaze through 20 minutes of brilliant, understated and hook-heavy Australiana in the one of Perth’s most intimate inner-city haunts. Ben Arnold’s sophisticated yet simple lyricism and vocal delivery is all the more endearing with a visual reference, imbuing tales of suburban simplicity with subtle but immense emotional weight.

On the back of modern classics Class of 09, Our Place and new single Postcodes, Verge Collection have spent the last 12 months darting around the country, playing Groovin’ the Moo in Bunbury, supporting NSW’s Skeggs at home and on the east coast plus sharing the bills with the likes of Cold War Kids, Saskwatch and Bad//Dreems.

They were a highlight of RTRFM’s In the Pines back in April, blew minds at BIGSOUND in Brisbane and are gearing up for the release of their debut EP, Open Plan Living, out later this month.

SET LIST

Getting Old
Class of 09
Postcodes
Our Place
Too Much About You

CREDITS

RTRFM,s The View From Here premiered in late 2014, and has so far featured the likes of Methyl Ethel, The Growl, Mei Saraswati Band, Peter Bibby, Grace Barbé, Rabbit Island and Nicholas Allbrook.

The View From Here: Episode 17 was filmed by Lewis Potts & Steve Browne, edited by Steve Browne, produced by Chris Wheeldon, with sound engineering & mixing by Adrian Sardi...

10:08

Casual and gay intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia and more zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal. The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values. (source: wikipedia)

Casual and Gay Intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal.

The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values.

Those most likely to be affected by the changes are the Indonesian LGBTQI community, who already face heavy backlash from the conservative country.

09:14

Brisbane Police Station evacuated after cocaine scare and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

A Brisbane police station has been evacuated after a man received an unknown white powder in the mail. Panic was high as authorities feared the powder was anthrax, though it was later discovered to be cocaine. (source: flikr)

Brisbane Police Station evacuated after cocaine scare

A Brisbane police station has been evacuated after a man received an unknown white powder in the mail.

Panic was high as authorities feared the powder was anthrax, though it was later discovered to be cocaine.

A 50-meter exclusion zone was set up around Boondall Police station while emergency services set up a dip-test for the powder.

Police are working with UK partners to determine who sent the mail.

 

08:06

Scientists Revolutionise Fight Against Zika and more zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Scientists in South-East Queensland have revolutionised the fight against the Zika virus found in mosquitoes while working to safeguard Australia. Testing processes in Australia have been exhaustive following the world-wide terror of the virus, known to affect unborn babies. (source: public-domain-image)

Zika mozzies

Scientists in South-East Queensland have revolutionised the fight against the Zika virus found in mosquitoes while working to safeguard Australia.

Testing processes in Australia have been exhaustive following the world-wide terror of the virus, known to affect unborn babies.

In a world first, the Australian lab tests thousands of mosquitos for abnormalities, crucial for preventing the main transmission method of Zika.

 

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Tuesday, 13 September

23:56

A Cultural Appropriation Blowup in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The latest literary tempest at the Brisbane Writers Festival:

Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker, the American novelist Lionel Shriver, that they censored her on the festival website and publicly disavowed her remarks. . . .

Ms. Shriver had been billed as speaking on “community and belonging” but focused on her views about cultural appropriation, a term that refers to the objections by members of minority groups to the use of their customs or culture (or even characters of their ethnicity) by artists or others who do not belong to those groups.

Ms. Shriver criticized as runaway political correctness efforts to ban references to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation from Halloween celebrations, or to prevent artists from drawing on ethnic sources for their work. Ms. Shriver, the author of 13 novels, who is best known for her 2003 book, We Need to Talk About Kevin, was especially critical of efforts to stop novelists from cultural appropriation. She deplored critics of authors like Chris Cleave, an Englishman, for presuming to write from the point of view of a Nigerian girl in his best-selling book “Little Bee.”

Ms. Shriver noted that she had been criticized for using in “The Mandibles” the character of a black woman with Alzheimer’s disease, who is kept on a leash by her homeless white husband. And she defended her right to depict members of minority groups in any situation, if it served her artistic purposes.

“Otherwise, all I could write about would be smart-alecky 59-year-old 5-foot-2-inch white women from North Carolina,” she said.
I agree. The notion that writers should only write about people exactly like themselves is pernicious and would lead to the death of real art.
...

10:13

Crowdfunding campaign launched to save endangered frogs and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

James Cook University researchers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to save an endangered frog species from a deadly fungus.

Oakey GP says contamination health effects a myth

An Oakey doctor, dealing with the fallout from a defence base contamination issue, says the serious health effects are a myth.

After chemicals leaked from firefighting foam at the Oakey Aviation Base into the town's groundwater, concerns over contamination grew.

Dr John Hall is in charge of interpreting most of the blood tests, but the Oakey GP said there is no proof the water is toxic, despite warnings to avoid it.

08:07

Brisbane River at its cleanest point since floods and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Griffith University Professor of Water Science Jon Olley warned the conditions may be short lived as little has been done to control erosion in the Brisbane River catchments and a 10 year revegetation plan was needed after the 2011 and 2013 floods.

Brisbane River at its cleanest point since floods

The Brisbane river has reached its cleanest point since the 2013 floods.

Griffith University Professor of Water Science Jon Olley warned the conditions may be short lived as little has been done to control erosion in the Brisbane River catchments and a 10 year revegetation plan was needed after the 2011 and 2013 floods.

In the 2015 Healthy Waterways rivers report, the Lower Brisbane River catchment in the inner-city area was rated a C minus. The next report is due in November this year.

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Monday, 12 September

14:59

Snow White reflects Brisbane’s vigour "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Brisbane Festival sets out to nurture and celebrate Brisbane’s cultural life. If international respect is a sign of our cultural depth, then the inclusion of two independent performances of Snow White, mark a milestone in that celebration. Republished with permission from The Generator The choice of Brisbane as the exclusive Australian destination for Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow […]

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12:34

5 Things Live Bands Can Learn From BIGSOUND 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

5 Things Live Bands Can Learn From BIGSOUND 2016

BIGSOUND is obviously a vital source of info for the music industry and media, who flock to Brisbane once a year to catch the country’s most buzzed emerging acts and seminars from key figures – all to be discussed over far too many beers.

It’s not just the journos and publicists who find themselves enlightened though, as the musicians themselves can learn a hell of a lot from watching each other’s performances, and soaking up feedback from the entire industry over a couple of days.

Having extensively scoured the festival as our roving reporter, musician Kyle Butcher brings us the biggest lessons he’s learnt about performing live from BIGSOUND 2016.

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Bands drew bigger crowds than producers

Even though electronic is more popular as ever, it was the artists that fronted decks, samplers and drum machines that generally received the smaller crowds.

Acts like Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey, DZ Deathrays, Harts and Mosquito Coast all received packed out crowds for their sets, as did a bunch of others. Three of those artists played the triple j Unearthed stage, so perhaps the increase in in...

01:03

[Audio] Interview with Matt Barker Radio: Podcasts and Digital Radio "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

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Image courtesy of Matt Barker Radio

Matt Barker hails from Southend in Essex UK, which is a shame since most of the taxis won’t go further than Basildon.

That gag was an entry in the Morris Men-tal Institute Joke Competition of August 1936 and told repeatedly until a cease and desist order from the Greater London Department of Public Transport and Sun Beds in February 1937.

Where were we? Talking about Matt Barker and his two fabulous radio shows.

The Matt Barker Radio Show is two hours of finely organised chaos, going out to the world on Fridays at 6pm UK time, available on podcast from Mixcloud.

While the Deuce Radio Show is a tight little package (careful!) of the best new independent music to tumble onto Matt’s desk.

In this interview, Matt talks with Bill Quinn of Overheard Productions about the mechanics and motivations behind these shows, plus his future plans for well-funded world domination.

If you’ve got a favourite radio show that you believe deserves more earholes wrapped around its fruity, global goodness, drop Overheard Productions a line at bill.fj.quinn@gmail.com or leave a comment on this article.

Yours in great independent music

Bill Quinn
Benevolent Ethical Entertainment Presenter (BEEP!)
Overheard Productions

Brisbane, Australia – this week, unless the police catch up with me again


00:00

Hopes Fade For Peaceful Eid as Over 100 Killed in Syria and More "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Bombing Raids on Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo and Idlib Come After US and Russia Agree on Ceasefire Deal

South-East Queenslanders Feel Unsafe On Trains

Commuters on the South-east Queensland - Brisbane train network feel less safe than they did last year.

According to Canstar Blue’s 2016 report, 43 per cent of respondents felt safe on night-time trains, compared to 53 per cent last year.

The number of people calling for more police or security staff on trains has also increased by 10 per cent to 76 per cent this year.

 

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Sunday, 11 September

20:00

EP 177: Babaganouj; The Goon Sax "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

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Recorded by Tim Roberts
Mixed by Tim Roberts
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 20th of March 2015.

Starting in 2011, Babaganouj have become an absolute songwriting powerhouse in the last 5 years releasing too many singles and EP’s to name, as well as touring the east coast more times than we can keep track of. Their garage pop sound is always dripping with the glowing sunbeams you can expect from a Brisbane band, but what makes them unique is songwriting and vocal duties are shared equally between the three members Harriette Pilbeam, Ruby McGregor, and Charles Sale. They’ve even taken the extra step in this direction by recording three separate EP’s for release this year, with each one written solely by one member. And although they may share the songwriting duties, their songs are always catchy, upbeat, and there to keep the good times rolling.

The Goon Sax

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, 25th of June 2016.

Like their name would probably indicate, The Goon Sax are a teenage trio who write songs bout being an awkward adolescent, while still being that awkward adole...

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Saturday, 10 September

19:42

Skytrans Airlines Dash-8 Fleet Update "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The recent visit by Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQG at Rockhampton Airport prompted us to look into the current status of their Dash-8 fleet following the shutdown and then re-launch in conjunction with West Wing Aviation in early 2015.


With thanks to the fantastic FNQ Skies Blog and other web-based resources, here is an update and summary of the Skytrans Dash-8 fleet as at Saturday 3 September:

VH-QQA Dash-8-100 (c/n 005) (ex P2-MCN) - stored at Cairns - no recent movements - last known movement was in November 2015 - wears new Skytrans colour scheme.


VH-QQB Dash-8-100 (c/n 004) (ex VH-TQO) - currently located at Brisbane - operating Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to Taroom and Chinchilla from/to Brisbane - wears new Skytrans colour scheme.

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15:43

Aerorescue (AMSA - Australian Maritime Safety Authority) Aero Pearl Dornier 328-100 VH-PPJ "Rescue 471" at Mackay Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Noted visiting Mackay Airport on Saturday 3 September was Aerorescue (AMSA - Australian Maritime Safety Authority) Aero Pearl Dornier 328-100 VH-PPJ "Rescue 471".  It flew North from its Brisbane base

Fellow AMSA Dornier 328 VH-PPV at Mackay Airport  (File photo)

After taking on fuel it departed to Cairns.

Of interest, VH-PPJ is one of five Dorniers that Aerorescue currently operate for AMSA in ports around Australia - VH-PPF, VH-PPG, VH-PPJ, VH-PPQ and VH-PPV - are in their current fleet.

However, a new search and rescue agreement was signed in October 2014 seeing Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd (Cobham) contracted to provide four Bombardier Challenger CL-604 bizjets from late 2016 for a period of 12 years. 

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09:55

Poetry and politics a powerful mix "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

CONTROVERSIAL Greens Councillor Jonathan “Jonno” Sri will don his hip hop poet’s backward cap as his battle for West End’s heart and soul continues. The councillor for The Gabba Ward is guest poet at the Kurilpa Poets’ monthly gathering in South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park on the afternoon of Sunday September 25. “I’ll be sharing several […]

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03:03

Police Halt Overheard Productions For 48 Hours: Saturday Updates "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Friday 9 September 2016, at approximately 23:40, officers of the Queensland Flying Peleton Brigade boarded the train to Cleveland which had been held at Lota station and removed Bill Quinn.

Mr Quinn is current head of logistics for the Overheard Group, including Benevolent Ethical Entertainment Presenter (BEEP!) of Overheard Productions and Tawp Dawg at Bill The Housesitter.

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Mr Quinn was spotted later that night in the comfy chair at #36. He’s chill. And there’s a perfect extra resource with some of these bit players.

[I’m leaving that sentence there because in time, the meaning of whatever the hairy heck it was that I meant may reveal itself. Picture a man, barely alive, lying in bed at about 3am, trying to stay awake long enough to post a brief update, but whose face kept falling asleep and slamming into the phone.]

Ask Bill if you’re looking for some promotional exposure.

But right now he’s talking Braille, so please check back at 11pm on Sunday 11 September (London time), 8am Monday 12 September (Brisbane time) or call +61-555-000-000 (for a good time).

 

Bill Quinn
Overheard Productions
Capalaba, Redlands Council District, Queensland, Australia

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UPDATE 2300 London. Friday 9 September 2016.

Wrong teletext machine. Back soon.

UPDATE 2330 London. Friday 9 September 2016.

2330 in London where it’s a balmy 19 degrees celcius, 87% humidity, and the winds at 14kmh.

From which direction, Google Weather? Get it together! It’s no good knowing it’s blowy without knowing which direction you’re being blown from.

I’m sorry, I’ll read that again. Winds at 14kmh, and if you’d like to know which way, we suggest sucking a finger and sticking it up.

Then go outside and check your weather vane. You probably think this song is about you. Idiot!

We’re back live in the studio.

Gulp! It was about you. And me. You thought you were getting Bob Dylan. Gods know I was!

On Overheard FM, that’s the sound of Idiot Wind there with ‘Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind’.

A song there for anyone whose mother is on their mind. RIP to Mary Agnes Jessie Quinn, 5 September 1936 – Wednesday 10 August 2016. About 6pm-ish.

Back to the news and special correspondent Phillip McKawfee-Khupp joins us from a truckers’ caff in Rickmansworth.

Thank you, Ankerss Ahr-Whey in the studio. I’m standing in this greasy caff, holding a mug of questionable really strong brown tea – Ro...

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Friday, 09 September

12:01

King Gizzard Announce Incredible Gizzfest 2016 Lineup "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

King Gizzard Announce Incredible Gizzfest 2016 Lineup

Having previously announced the exciting news that Gizzfest would be returning this year, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced a stacked lineup for their touring psychedelic extravaganza.

In addition to a headlining performance from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who are still hot on the heels of their latest album, Nonagon Infinity, there’ll be appearances from Pond, White Fence, The Murlocs, and more.

Last year’s Gizzfest was one of the most acclaimed local mini-festivals of the year, with each of the bands on the lineup coming together to form a community and deliver unforgettable performances.

Gizzfest 2016 will be going all over the country, hitting up venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth. Check below for all the dates and ticketing details.

Gizzfest 2016

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Pond
White Fence
The Murlocs
Mild High Club
Stonefield*
Orb*
Jaala*
Boulevards
Dinner

Friday, 25th November 2016
The Marquee RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Saturday, 26th November 2016
Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne

Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Big Top & Luna Park, Sydney

Saturday, 3rd December 2016
Thebarton Theatre & Carpark, Adelaide

Sunday, 4th December 2016
Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

*Sydney and Melbourne only...

11:28

First Act Confirmed For Laneway Festival 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

First Act Confirmed For Laneway Festival 2017

After months of rumours and a fake leaked lineup, the first act has officially been confirmed for Laneway Festival 2017 as A.B. Original, who will both perform at the festival and MC the event at all five Australian dates.

A.B. Original are one of the most vital and visceral hip-hop collaborations to come along in a generation. Comprised of veteran emcees Briggs and Trials, A.B. Original made the announcement of their Laneway spot during their keynote Q&A at BIGSOUND.

Laneway 2017 is set to hit up Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and Fremantle this January, which is slightly earlier than usual. As for the rest of the lineup, we’ll get it on 14th September.

This year’s lineup featured the likes of Flume, Grimes, and Violent Soho, as well as plenty of buzz acts that have gone on to dominate 2016, so expect something special for Laneway 2017.

ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2017

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Saturday, 28th January 2017
Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Friday, 3rd February 2017
Hart’s Mill, Adelaide

Saturday, 4th February 2017
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

Sunday, 5th February 2017
Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

09:27

New investment in Solar Energy farms and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Big banks are backing sustainable energy with major investment in solar energy. Image source: Wikipedia

New investment in Solar Energy farms

The big banks are going green, committing to invest more in solar energy projects over the next twelve months.

ARENA chief executive Ivor Frischknect said greater efficiency in energy production and storage means investors are getting more bang for their buck.

This news comes as the Clean Energy Council announced twelve new solar farms, six in Queensland  will receive $100 million from the Federal Government

 

Clive Palmer set to appear in court

08:25

Attorney-General George Brandis caught out over promoting former LNP donator "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus says Mr Brandis's actions are a clear conflict of interest. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Brandis under fire over promotion of former LNP party donator 

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed he wasn’t privy to a donation made to the Liberal National Party by a Brisbane lawyer to whom he gave a promotion.

Theo Tavoularis donated $1,200 to the LNP in 2013, and was promoted by Senator Brandis to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal earlier this year.

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Thursday, 08 September

13:30

All Of Our Highlights From Day One Of BIGSOUND 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

All Of Our Highlights From Day One Of BIGSOUND 2016

BIGSOUND, Australia’s response to the gargantuan SXSW, is underway yet again in Brisbane. It’s the only time of year you’ll find Courtney Barnett casually chatting on one street corner and DZ Deathrays only a few metres further up the road, followed by a quick succession of other premium Aussie export acts in transit between venues.

Boasting a lineup far bigger than years prior, it was clear that BIGSOUND 2016 was going to offer an endless amount of incredible performances over two nights.

From Unearthed darlings Lastlings to the hype-loaded Mosquito Coast, our roving reporter Kyle Butcher caught as many acts as he could manage on night one of BIGSOUND 2016.

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Let’s get something clear now. Seeing Buoy unleash her sonic talents on stage is something else entirely when compared to listening to the Sydney artist’s studio recordings. The minimal, intricate sounds you love about Buoy’s music are thickened live, rich with electronic tones and delicate vocal ambivalence.

That’s not to say her return to Bigsound was perfect, however. Buoy’s new single “Exit” was abruptly cut down the middle by jarring tech issues, which fortunately was the only hitch of the night. After a few moments, the track restarted, and Buoy took off, vocals in full flight, leaving the few awkward moments of silence...

11:50

An interview with Bridie Gillman "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Artist Bridie Gillman’s practice negotiates cross-cultural experiences. She approaches these with an examining eye - looking at the interesting details of these experiences through her own childhood in Indonesia, current life in Australia, and all the travel bits in-between. One of her later projects included a series of postcards quoting tourists she observed in Malaysia. Cards that read “I’ve made friends with the locals” or “I come here quite a bit. So I speak a bit of the local lingo.” Her work has a simple, gently humorous understanding of the world, and a sensitivity to culture and the exact moments in which cultures are awkwardly reconciled.

When I ask Bridie what she does she silently thinks, then laughs. She’s one of those women that just seems to be able to do it all. You may have spotted her sculptural work and photography at Brisbane's Metro Arts or The Hold, or her paintings at her open studio earlier this year. Apart from being an artistic all-rounder, you’ll find her around her house cooking for people, sipping wine at local exhibitions, or watching ABC24.


You seem to navigate a few different mediums. What exactly do you do?

My art practice encompasses photography, installation with found objects and more recently painting.
I studied painting but stepped away from it because I wanted to create and explore more conceptually critical work. I’ve since decided to embrace it - it’s something I kind of just love.

Are there themes that exist across all of those?

Place is very important in my work. My paintings are drawn from particular places or a memory of a place. They’re abstract, expressive colour explorations of a place.

How does that process happen?

When painting, I usually do them by thinking of a place, or I’ll start with a colour and a place will come to mind. I want to put the memory of that place onto canvas. Colour’s actually really important across all mediums, because it triggers place. A particular yellow I see somewhere might take me back to Indonesia, for instance.

I draw from my experience living in Indonesia when I was younger. A lot of my earlier work was about that, and now it’s mores about new experiences with the unknown and awkwardness that happens in a new place. Most of my work attempts to articulate those experiences, whether through awkward lines in paintings or photographing these moments.

Your photographic work seems to be completely absent of people - more like little still lifes. Is that a conscious choice?

I shoot on a medium format camera. There’s something about the act of looking down that changes the process to making a photograph, instead of taking it. Taking vs making is how I see it. Cameras also have a tendency to feel like a weapon. That’s why I don’t take photographs of people I don’t know.

In places that aren’t conventionally beautiful and there’s so much happening around you, it’s about finding the moments of silence and beauty in the everyday. I was in New Zealand recently and my Aunty said ‘Look, there’s a Bridie photo!’ about some rubbish on the ground. They said when they first saw my work they didn’t quite get it but now they see things everywhere that could be a part of my work. I think if people can start to see their surroundings with more interest that’d be great.

Tell us about the Cut Thumb exhibition you’ve got coming up.

It’s a complete departure from my other work in terms of it being so autobiographical and about my family. It’s called “You and I, we’ve got the same blood running through us.” It was something my uncle said when I saw him one afternoon in Christchurch. It struck me as a weird thing to say. There’s some footage I col...

10:15

Brisbane City Council erupts in row over multiculturalism and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

An affirmation of multiculturalism turned unexpectedly political in Brisbane City Council chamber the other day, when opposition leader Peter Cumming accused Lord Mayor Graham Quirk of not being fully committed. Image: Wikimedia

Brisbane Council erupts in row over multiculturalism

An affirmation of multiculturalism turned unexpectedly political in Brisbane City Council chamber the other day, when opposition leader Peter Cumming accused Lord Mayor Graham Quirk of not being fully committed.

09:00

No action on recommendations to prevent flooding at Fortitude Valley station and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

There will be no construction work to prevent flash flooding over the Fortitude Valley train tracks which has caused delays to hundreds of trains in November 2014 and May 2015 at Fortitude Valley, Central and Bowen Hill stations. Image: Wikimedia

No action on recommendations to prevent flooding at Fortitude Valley station 
There will be no construction work to prevent flash flooding over the Fortitude Valley train tracks which has caused delays to hundreds of trains in November 2014 and May 2015 at Fortitude Valley, Central and Bowen Hill stations.

In January a consultant's report which blamed small drainage pipes for the flooding recommended replacing the pipes at the Valley station at an estimated cost between $17.1 million and $19.2 million.

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Wednesday, 07 September

10:03

E-cigarettes under investigation and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

Over 40 academics are petitioning the government to legalise e-cigarettes They say the government should not withhold a healthier alternative to smoking with the arguing e-cigarettes can give addicts the fix without exposing them to harmful toxins contained in ordinary cigarettes. Source:(pixabay)

E-cigarettes under investigation

Over 40 academics are petitioning the government to legalise e-cigarettes

They say the government should not withhold a healthier alternative to smoking, arguing e-cigarettes can give addicts the fix without exposing them to harmful toxins contained in ordinary cigarettes.

07:53

No work underway to stop Fortitude Valley Train Station from flooding and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

No work is underway to prevent flash flooding over the Valley’s station tracks despite recommendations from a council consultant. In the event of rain flooding in the station history is likely to repeat itself, reliving the delays in 2014 and 2015 that left hundreds of trains delayed for thousands of hours. (Image: Commons Wikimedia)

No work underway to stop Fortitude Valley Train Station from Flooding

No work is underway to prevent flash flooding over the Valley’s station tracks despite recommendations from a council consultant.

In the event of rain flooding in the station history is likely to repeat itself, reliving the delays in 2014 and 2015 that left hundreds of trains delayed for thousands of hours.

It is estimated that the cost of replacing the pipes and preventing flash flooding could cost between 17.1 and 19.2 million dollars.

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Tuesday, 06 September

16:21

Hear Good Boy choose songs for Bad Boys "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Good Boy are a Brisbane trio often spotted sporting caps and a cool VB in hand. These boys make fine music with crisp drums, dirty basslines and cheeky bright guitar. The video to their latest single 'Poverty Line' is a fantastic montage of Rian in call-centre getup, Tom trying an air-guitar solo with a mop, and Stu as a paperboy who eats Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut for breakfast.

We asked Good Boy to put together a playlist of songs for Bad Boys.


RIAN:

Sleaford Mods, 'Tied Up In Notz'


I listen to this band a lot, usually when I’m angry or pissed off. Jason Williamson sounds like an
'ard fucker pretty much all the time and his use of both the english language and slang is goddam beautiful.

Jonathan Boulet, 'You're a Man'


I've always been a big JB fan, but when Gubba came out my taste in music had shifted I was in the perfect place to listen to the awesome mass of noise and melody that Gubba is, and in JB's most recent effort i found something really soothing. Is Anybody Dooming? Is a must listen also.

Metronomy, 'Back Together'


My close friends and I have bonded over Metronomy for a good couple of years and The English Riviera got me through my first year out of high school. This track is an incredible single of their latest, sexiest album to date. Joseph Mount does the greatest back and forth verse with himself and the outro is out of this world good.


STU

The Peep Tempel, 'Carol'


Those dark guitar chords and dry vocals sends shivers down ya spine. Perfect bad boy material

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, 'Robot Stop'


“Loosen up, tighten up, fuck shit up" 

The first track from Nonagon Infinity, about 27 insane riffs in 5 minutes - very badass

Verge Collection, 'Feel Bad Songs'


These Perth boys may be 3 hours behind but this track is the shit. I listen to the song everyday on the bus to work. "We're not happy, we're not sad - we write songs that make you feel bad”


TOM

Parquet Courts, 'Stoned and Starving'


I feel like this track has inspired some of the new songs we’re writing at the moment. At least in a guitar sort of sense. The dirty guitar tone and the punchy vocal serves up a yum choon for all you bad boys out there. 

Preoccupations (Viet Cong), 'Bunker Buster'


We supported these guys when they were in Australia last and it would have to be one of the best live music gigs I’ve seen all year. These guys are super sweet but this song is bad to the bone. 

D.D Dumbo, 'Walrus'

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11:10

180 Brisbane fire hydrants fail pressure tests and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

The finding comes after firefighters were unable to quickly put out house fires in Paddington on Sunday, as a result of a low-pressure hydrant.

 

QUT moves away from fossil fuels

Queensland University of Technology has become the first Queensland university to divest its fossil fuel investments.

120 QUT academics signed an open letter calling on the university to divest its shares in gas, oil and coal companies.

The announcement has been welcomed by student activists who have been campaigning for over two years.

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10:07

Calls for Triple J to change the date of Hottest 100 and more Zedlines "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

A petition calling on Triple J to change the date of the hottest 100 is currently in circulation after Brendan Busch, a Melbourne man, created a competition awarding the most proactive campaigner with a Falls festival ticket.

Brisbane City Council launches new weather app

The Brisbane City Council are today launching a new app that gives real time information alerts for predicted severe weather events.

The app issues alerts to the user's phone, based on their immediate location.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the app is a welcome expansion on the council's current SMS service, which only delivers weather alerts relevant to the registered home address.  

Gold Coast Election funding under investigation

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Monday, 05 September

14:16

Wrap-up: Peaks to Points 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

mt gravatt national tree dayThe Peaks to Points festival finished in style, with around 2000 people enjoying the winter sunshine at the Oxley Creek Common for Festival Family Day presented by Brisbane MarketPlace. Children enjoyed the farm animals, dancing, theatre, gardening, insect displays, craft activities, face painting and games. Meanwhile, parents relaxed in community garden launchthe sun, listening to the sounds of Diddly Squat and enjoying the many displays by environment and community
groups, and the delicious food available. Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, officially opened the day and took the opportunity to meet many of the groups and visitors.

Events in the first week of Peaks to Points included platypus spotting (unfortunately w

ithout success) bird watching walks, guided bushwalks through forests and conservation areas, walking tours of areas under restoration,  a history walk, tours of the Greenbank Military Training area and the Oxley Sewage Treatment Plant, a nature journaling workshop, and opening of the Cornerstone Community Garden.

The second week saw more birdwatching and bush walks, a tour of the Rochedale Landfill, celebrations of Oxley Creek Catchment Association’s 20th anniversary, 20 years of the Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, and 5 years of the Oxley Men’s Shed, plantings for National Tree Day at four sites, workshops about the Common Myna bird, composting, pond gardening, sub-tropical gardening, and keeping native stingless bees, and a for
um on the problems of plastics in the environment.

The festival is only made possible by the support of our sponsors: the Brisbane City Council (major supporter), Brisbane MarketPlace, Lend Lease, Ipswich City Council, 7 News Brisbane, Bmag and 4ZZZ.

We look forward to bringing you another action-packed festival program in 2018. Until then, get out and about and enjoy all that our local environment has to offer – from the Peaks to the Points!

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Sunday, 04 September

20:00

EP 176: No Sister; Greyface "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

No Sister

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking off their career in Brisbane 2014, No Sister are now calling Melbourne their home for their alt-rock noise making antics. Over the past two years, they have released four singles with a sound that has been compared to legendary noise rock artists Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground. They released their self titled debut album on the 30th of August 2016, which was self-recorded and mixed by the band.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 10th of June 2016. 

Kicking it since 2014, Greyface make catchy alternative rock that you can nod your head to. Sounding somewhere in between The Smith Street Band and The Gaslight Anthem, their songs are hard hitting punk tracks with well crafted lyrics, shouted out with a raspy voice. Their debut album ‘Grey Hairs’ was released in November 2015 and has seen them win support slots for Australian punks BATPISS, Super Best Friends and The Bennies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.


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Wednesday, 31 August

16:32

VIDEO presentations from Qld Planning Laws – Reforms in Review & What’s To Come "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This month EDO Qld, in partnership with Queensland’s Department of Planning, hosted a series of free community seminars across SEQ about new planning legislation.

EDO Qld’s presentations slides and the Department of Planning’s presentation slides are now avalable for download. We have also prepared a guide to basic planning terminology you can download here.

The filmed presentations from our Gold Coast seminar are available below:

James & slides

 

 

Department of Planning presentation

 

 

Revel & slides

 

 

EDO Qld presentation

 

 

(To watch these videos, you will need to register. If you have questions...

Sunday, 28 August

20:00

EP 175: Walken; SEIMS "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Walken

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Bursting out of Brisbane’s growing punk scene in 2014, Walken have wasted no time releasing music and playing shows. So far they have released three singles, two eps, toured the east coast, and supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as The Bennies, Tired Lion, and Brisbane’s own Screamfeeder. Sounding somewhere between 90’s Blink 182, and the heaviness of early offspring albums, Walken produce hard hitting alternative rock with textures of the sunshine they were written in.

SEIMS

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Brightside, 4th of March 2016.

Created by Sydney based multi instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS was originally a one-man studio project when he released the debut self titled album in 2012. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by himself, and after its release he received multiple requests for live performances of his bedroom symphonies. After recruiting members to fill the spots of trumpet/synth, guitar, and drums, while Simeon himself welded the bass and additional synths, SEIMS has been mesmerising audiences up and down the east coast. Their late...

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