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Friday, 20 July

22:15

RAAF Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-003 Completes Airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport - Plus RAAF King Airs Now on Civil Register (perhaps retired?) "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Friday 13 July, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-003 was noted completing airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport while on a flight North from Port Macquarie (in New South Wales) to Townsville.

A37-003 at Rockhampton Airport recently  (File photo)

A37-003 was noted flying as "Envoy 22".

Meanwhile, the fantastic AustAirData - Historical Civil Aircraft Registers of The Pacific - website (http://www.austairdata.com.au/) lists three (perhaps now) former RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air aircraft has being (re-)registered on the Australian civil register to Hawker Pacific in New South Wales.

A32-351 at Rockhampton Airport last year  (File photo)

During June, A32-343 (msn FL-343) was registered VH-YZG, A32-349 (msn FL-349) was registered VH-YZJ and A32-351 (msn FL-351) was registered VH-YZL.

All three Super King Airs have been in service with the RAAF since 2003.

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman 

15:13

eBay Conducting a 'Mass Layoff' in the San Francisco Bay Area "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Fortune:

In a notice to the California Employment Development Department, eBay said that it plans to slash nearly 300 jobs from Bay Area locations by July 20. The company, which called the cuts a mass layoff, said that it informed those being laid off at the end of June, according to The Mercury News, which obtained a copy of the notice. The layoffs will span eBays locations in San Jose, San Francisco, and Brisbane, according to the report. The San Jose office has been affected most by the layoffs, with 224 of the cuts coming to that location.

The online auction sites decision comes after eBay has been experiencing some problems in its business. While the companys revenue was up to $9.6 billion last year from $9 billion in the prior year, it took a loss of $1 billion. In the first quarter of this year, eBays profits slipped 60.7% year over year to $407 million.

In online retailing, there can be only one.


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13:36

Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Access To Support Services QNews Magazine

A community-led suicide prevention trial in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region will provide free support to LGBTIQ community members in a bid to reduce suicide rates. The trial will see psychologists and case managers provide free face-to-face, phone or online support to people facing a suicide crisis or bereaved members of the community. ...

The post Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Access To Support Services appeared first on QNews Magazine.

13:04

Study Finds HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Between Partners QNews Magazine

An Australian study has found that successful daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) effectively stops the transmission of HIV between gay and bisexual men. The research supports the findings of previous studies showing that men on treatment for HIV with an undetectable viral load cannot pass it on to other people. The latest study, called Opposites Attract, ...

The post Study Finds HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Between Partners appeared first on QNews Magazine.

12:40

Cold Case: A Deeper Look At The Unsolved Murder Of Brisbane Man Gary Venamore QNews Magazine

Persons unknown brutally bashed local socialite Gary Venamore after a night out, throwing him unconscious into the Brisbane River to drown in 1968. Was Gary bashed to death in an attempted robbery? Was it a poofter bashing? Did his gaydar fail him that night and he ended up dead because of an unappreciated advance? In ...

The post Cold Case: A Deeper Look At The Unsolved Murder Of Brisbane Man Gary Venamore appeared first on QNews Magazine.

11:49

Friends Crowdfund Money For Funeral Of Transgender Man Disowned By Parents QNews Magazine

Friends of a transgender man who was disowned by his parents have crowdfunded more than $20,000 to make sure he receives the final dignity of a proper burial. Daine Grey, a student at City College of San Francisco, died by suicide on July 2, and for more than a week the 22-year-olds body went unclaimed, ...

The post Friends Crowdfund Money For Funeral Of Transgender Man Disowned By Parents appeared first on QNews Magazine.

11:31

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The chief designer of Europes oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australias oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build.

Charlie Stockwell of Warrs Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US.

Iron Sisters - Euro designer arrives for custom buildIron Sisters

Charlie has more than 110,000 Instagram followers and was this year invited by Harley to compete in a four-way bike build-off in Milwaukee, customising a Sportster in just two days. His custom build is featured at the top of this page.

Charlie and Nikki will work on the bike alongside Morgan & Wacker techs who will also be completing their custom build for the worldwide Battle of the Kings custom Harley competition.

Charlie Stockwell - Euro designer arrives for custom buildCharlie Stockwell

Build reveal

The two custom bikes, together with another custom project being developed at the dealership, w...

11:15

Letter From Jesus Threatens Storms If Same-Sex Marriage Isnt Banned QNews Magazine

A letter claiming to be written by a servant of Jesus has threatened to inflict killer storms on Tasmania if same-sex marriage isnt repealed. The note, which some Facebook users reported discovering in their letterboxes around the city of Hobart, warns locals to repent. Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocate Rodney Croome shared an image of a similar ...

The post Letter From Jesus Threatens Storms If Same-Sex Marriage Isnt Banned appeared first on QNews Magazine.

Thursday, 19 July

19:26

Ghosts of privatisations past and future? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Most people wont recognise the name Leo Hielscher unless they regularly cross the eponymous* bridge (better known by its original name, the Gateway). But he is a figure of great consequence in Queensland, responsible for the downfall of two governments. Hielscher ran the states finances for decades, and was the architect of the Bjelke-Petersen strategy of an extractive economy based low taxes, low services and low skill. His proudest boast was the states AAA credit rating

The low point of his career was probably the leadup to the 2009 election when Anna Bligh announced that, rather than cut infrastructure spending or sell assets in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, she would allow the states credit rating to be reduced to AA+. Bligh was re-elected, and promptly announced a massive program of asset sales. This was one of the rare instances where I was directly involved in the policy process, providing advice to the Queensland Council of Unions, and in this capacity I got to observe Hielscher in action. He was very effective in pushing the (economically spurious) case for asset sales and the need to regain the AAA rating.

Bligh, and her Treasurer, Andrew Fraser pushed through the asset sales and pushed the Labor government off a cliff, being reduced to seven members at the 2012 election. Of course, Bligh landed on her feet, ending up as CEO of the Australian Bankers Association. I didnt get such a ringside view of the process that led Campbell Newman and Tim Nicholls to adopt their catastrophic Strong Choices asset sales campaign, but I have no doubt that Hielscher played a significant role in the background. Both Campbell and Nicholls have duly been consigned to well-deserved political oblivion.

Now the rightwing Australian Institute of Progress has staged a reunion.

After denouncing the public debt levels sustained by the Palaszczuk Labor government, Hielscher

received a standing ovation from the high-powered audience that included former LNP premier Campbell Newman, former state Liberal leader and treasurer Joan Sheldon as well as former Labor treasurers Keith de Lacy and Andrew Fraser.

Anna Bligh was obviously too busy defending the massive corruption of the banking sector to make it to Brisbane, and Tim Nicholls is still keeping a low profile. Apart from that, though, the whole team was there. De Lacy left politics before the events Ive described, but hes the archetypal  careerist who du...

18:34

Nominations Open For Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards QNews Magazine

Nominations have now opened for the Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards, recognising the regions LGBTIQ volunteers of the year. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queenslands largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year, and this years festival will take place from October 12 to 14. Each year, the ...

The post Nominations Open For Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards appeared first on QNews Magazine.

16:35

La Boites Fierce New Comedy Brings The Womens March To Rural Australia QNews Magazine

A brand new stage production will bring the spirit of the global Womens March protest to a new play at Brisbanes La Boite Theatre Company. Award-winning Queensland writer Claire Christian will makes her mainstage debut as playwright next month with Lysa and The Freeborn Dames. In her play, nineteen-year-old Lysa King has come home to ...

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15:30

The Longman By-Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Longman is a federal electorate in Brisbanes north held since the 2016 election by Susan Lamb for Labor. Lamb was born in Mackay, Queensland of a British father and Queensland born mother. Her own legal advice confirmed that she obtained British citizenship by descent at birth. So, she applied to renounce her British citizenship before

The post The Longman By-Election appeared first on The AIM Network.

12:22

Cher Announces Second Brisbane Concert On Upcoming Tour QNews Magazine

Cher has announced a second Brisbane show on her upcoming Australian tour. This September and October, the singer will be bringing her Here We Go Again Tour to arenas in several cities around the country. And with her Brisbane show on September 28 now sold out, a second and final show has been added at ...

The post Cher Announces Second Brisbane Concert On Upcoming Tour appeared first on QNews Magazine.

10:23

Swim Team Aqualicious Holding Fundraiser Screening Of New Mamma Mia QNews Magazine

Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious are holding a fundraising screening of musical sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again to raise money for their upcoming swim meet. Aqualicious is Brisbanes Masters swim team open to friends and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. The team welcomes new members of all age and ...

The post Swim Team Aqualicious Holding Fundraiser Screening Of New Mamma Mia appeared first on QNews Magazine.

07:12

Brisbanes Tim Roberts To Compete At London Powerlifting Championship QNews Magazine

Brisbane athlete Tim Roberts will be one of four Australians to compete in the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships in London later this month. Roberts (pictured), an art historian, said he accidentally discovered the sport of powerlifting in 2014 and has been training since then at a gym in Fortitude Valley. Id been training there for ...

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