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THE ROCKY ROAD TO HARMONY A caravan snakes its way across the Nullarbor; singer-songwriter, husband, toddler and Rascal the dog ensconced within as dust billows into the late afternoon air and a burning sun casts a warm glow over their travels. Thats the scene as Catherine Britt heads out on another adventure, just one of
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The third Arts Thursday segment on the Sydney Architecture Festival focuses on Ethics in an Age of Excess. This will be a preview of a panel discussion querying if architecture has lost its social purpose, and its focus on the public good during the current building boom and the construction of bigger and better buildings at what cost?
Tune in soon after 10:30 for a conversation with Shaun Carter principal architect of Carter Williamson, previous NSW Chapter President of the Institute of Architects and a member of the discussion panel.
Ethics in an Age of Excess will be held 2pm 3pm on Sunday 30th Sep 2018 at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Then meet designer, artist and creative maker Kathleen Berney. She is one of five textile and craft artists presenting a te...
Queenslands Health Department will close the states trial of HIV prevention medication PrEP 18 months earlier than planned. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. The federal government finally listed ...
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Amateur riders will be able to slide their bike around the Melbourne Showgrounds Main Arena dirt track with Troy Bayliss and Jason Crump at the biannual Moto Expo in November 2018.
While Melbourne lines up for its third Moto Expo, Brisbane still hasnt had a return event since the first and last Moto Expo in 2014 run by Troy Bayliss Events.
Managing director Mark Petersen told us in June that Brisbane will no doubt have another stand alone show in the future but when the time is right for the industry.
The Melbourne Moto Expo from 23-25 November 2018 will include a new flat-track event called Crumpys City Slide named after three-time Speedway World Champion Jason Crump.
Jason and Troy Bayliss confirm they will take part in the social event. Organisers stipulate it is not a race, nor a timed event.Jason Crump and Troy Bayliss
Only 200 fully licensed riders will be able to test their machine on the purpose-built gravel track.
Click here to book your spot in Crumpys City Slide.
Crumpys City Slide kickstarts at 4pm on Saturday 24 November. The on-track event runs to 8pm after the Moto Expo closes at 6pm.
A City Slide entertainment zone will host music, food and entertainment and include a fully licensed bar until 9pm.
Jason previously took part in on-track action during the 2014 Brisbane Moto Expo and has.
City Slide brings public participation to flat track, he says.
I am going to bring my slider and I know some of my mates are going to come and take part.
Entrants for the...
In his new memoir Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry
OBrien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed
and the personalities who have made history.
Sunday 11 November, 6.30PM 7.30PM
Cost: $20 members & students / $25 non-members; $50/ $55 book included
Tickets: Book online here
Cape Byron Steiner School student Lily Harrison was among 25 students who received the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Award at Government House on September 14.
The award recognises outstanding service or engagement by young people with their local community, or to Australia in general. Governor of NSW the Hon David Hurley presented the awards, in a ceremony conducted by the Order of Australia Association (NSW) branch. The associations Greg Campbell said Lily was recognised for her extensive community work; just one of her enterprises is providing local homeless and vulnerable women with sanitary and hygiene items called Period Packs. These are distributed through outlets such as Liberation Larder.
Goonengerry-based writer Christina Larmer has launched her 13th book, Do Not Go Alone.
She describes it as a classic whodunnit, with plenty of dark humour and a heart-wrenching twist. It features a house full of revellers, a bloodied corpse and a cranky spirit who refuses to choof off until she works out who killed her and why.
Larmer says its now easier than ever to self-publish your own stories, and make a living from them.
Since I turned my back on the traditional path in 2011 and taught myself to DIY, self-publishing has become so much easier and more accessible to all, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a computer, a sense of creativity, and a good story to tell.
Larmer also teaches self-publishing and creative writing at the Byron Community College, Lismore ACE and the North Coast Community College in Alstonville/Ballina/Yamba.
For more info visit www.amazon.com/default/e/B006S9LC86.
The best that can be said about the Ramsay Centres proposal to sponsor an elite course in Western civilisation is that it has revived a flagging discussion about the intellectual and political considerations that shape the humanities curricula of Australian universities.
New research by the Human Rights commission suggests that sexual harassment is on the rise in Australian workplaces. The study, the fourth of its kind since 2012, found that one in three people reported being sexually harassed in the workplace, up from 21 per cent in 2012. It also found that 71 percent reported being
We are reminded of the body.
Body as individual
This reminder is the result of an Australian-New Caledonian collaboration between Marrugeku and Carriageworks, Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry), a unique dance performance that examines how: [c]olonisation has shaped us. To undo the past is impossible. Serge Aime Coulibaly (Director and Choreographer), Dalisa Pigram (Choreographer), and Rachael Swain (Dramaturg).
Specifically in response to the upcoming New Caledonian referendum on independence, the piece in its entirety is a gestural reflection on current political climates. The six performers Amrita Hepi, Miranda Wheen, Dalisa Pigram, Stanley Nalo, Yoan Ouchot, and Krilin Nguyen inhabit the space as bodies. Bodies with the weight of the past on their shoulders, they are representative of this history and the continuation of colonial practices across contexts.
Heavy with this cultural context the dancers move as if their bodies are not in their control, the dance is happening to them individually rather than as a collective. It starts with the smallest twitch, blink and youd miss it. Movement, gesture and repetition are unique to each dancer, speaking to the diversity of experiences and narratives. As time unravels slowly so do limbs as shoulders click, feet flex and chests heave to a momentum propelled by the musical score. The combination of electronic, techno, pop and ambient...
A seven-storey tall portrait of Tiwi Island sistergirl and drag performer Shaniqu TiwiSista has been unveiled in Darwin ahead of the citys Pride Festival celebrations. Australian street artist Kaff-eine painted the mural on the building, and its one of several stunning artworks produced for the Darwin Street Art Festival this month. Shaniqu wrote on her ...
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Three lucky TWT readers can win double passes to Hunters Hill Musics next concert this Sunday September 23 featuring the Acacia Quartet in Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill at 2.30pm.
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Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) has cast doubt on claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) that Labors preferred site for the new Tweed Hospital is shovel ready.
In the latest of a series of increasingly heated statements from the two pollies, Mr Provest said the proposed Kings Forest site is still subject to state approval of a new Koala Plan of Management.
Mr Provest said the department of planning and environment (DoPE) was currently finalising its assessment of a revised Koala Plan of Management for Kings Forest. The proposal seeks to increase the amount of koala habitat to be removed from the site and change the koala offset and management obligations.
He added that over 2,000 public submissions have been received by the DoPE objecting to the proposal, highlighting the site is far from shovel-ready.
The department has asked the proponent to respond to the issues raised. Once the DoPE has finalised its assessment of the proposal, it will be referred to the Independent Planning Commission for determination. The Commission will hold a public before determining the proposal.
Mr Provest said it might interest Mrs Elliot to know that, in a bizarre twist, it is actually Kings Forest that would require further approval from the Commonwealth Environment Department under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in order to build a hospital, due to a mapped area of high koala activity adjacent to the site proposed.
The frequency of the Labor Partys misleading claims regarding development and planning processes is far from coincidental, Mr Provest said.
We are fully aware of the reasons why the Labor Party is pushing the Kings Forest site and frankly...
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The Greens have demanded the federal government release the Ruddock religious freedom review panels long-awaited report. The religious freedom review, headed by Philip Ruddock, was announced last year to placate conservatives following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in December. The review panel handed its report to the federal government on May 18 but it ...
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Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has welcomed $166,000 in funding to be used to save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads and three species of large forest owls that live in the area.
But she has accused Byron Council staff of being strong-armed into agreeing with developers demands over an approval to operate (ATO) request from the managers of the three holiday parks in the town and called on them to delay its approval of Terrace Reserve.
Ms Smith yesterday asked environment minister Gabrielle Upton at Question Time to preserve the coastal cypress pines in the southern end of the reserve and prevent damage to them from large vehicles and intensive year-round camping.
In response to the concerns I raised today and in May this year, funding has now been awarded under the state-wide Save Our Species program to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in NSW, Ms Smith said in a statement yesterday.
The minister gave me her assurances in May that the coastal cypress pines EEC are protected under the requirements of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, but it is my fear that the current application for camping within the EEC by Reflections Holiday Park avoids these requirements, she added.
In this weeks Byron Shire Council agenda, senior staffer Shannon Burt and building certifier Stephen McCarthy made the remarkable claim that th...
By Son Vivienne, RMIT University In recent months, there has been much heated discussion about the way gender-neutral pronouns (they, them, theirs) are being introduced as alternatives to the more conventional he and she in offices, schools and public institutions. Earlier this year, for instance, Qantas encouraged staff to adopt gender-inclusive language with customers, using ...
The post OPINION: Gender Diversity Is Now More Accepted, But Why Does The Pronoun They Still Divide? appeared first on QNews Magazine.
One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the government-appointed Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).
According to Council staff, property development management firm Site R&D Pty Ltd has asked that Councils deemed refusal be set aside and that the applicants development application (DA) be granted.
According to www.au.linkedin.com, the director of Site R&D Pty Ltd is Stuart Murray, who is based in Newcastle.
The Echo understands Site R&D is one of a group of locals who submitted their West Byron DA to the JRPP. A separate West Byron DA was submitted to the JRPP by QLD-based developer Villaworld and Sydney developer Terry Agnew.
Senior legal counsel Ralph James told The Echo Council believes that development consent should be refused. Councils statement of facts and contentions was filed on September 11, 2018. The applicant is to file and serve its statement of facts and contentions in reply by October 24. The proceedings are listed for a conciliation conference under Section 34 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 on February 12, 2019. Mr James added, In the meantime, the proposal will go before the JRPP on October 8. If the JRPP refuses the proposal, the appeal is likely to continue as scheduled. If the JRPP grants consent, it will be a matter for the applicant as to the fate of the appeal.
The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has announced it has mistakenly double-counted a large number of drug busts over the past seven years an admission which many believe further bolsters the argument that the war on drugs is futile. BOCSAR director Dr Don Weatherburn admitted fault for the exaggerated data, which experts
Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began.
In a development that may bring howls of protest from traditionalists, mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) will put a motion to Thursdays Council meeting proposing that the 2019 Australia Day event be moved to the evening of January 25.
The proposal also includes an attempt to change the day of Byrons Australia Day citizenship ceremony.
Cr Richardson told The Echo, The majority of our community feel desperately uneasy about celebrating Australia Day on a day that is associated with a lot of hurt and anger for Indigenous people.
Why would we, being a nation that prides itself on the values of a fair go, equality and mateship, willingly choose a date that is not fair, hurts our fellow Australian mates and suggests that some Australians are more equal than others?
I believe Byron has an opportunity to help the nation make the transition away from the historical problem of this date while still honouring the needs and values of those who enthusiastically wish to celebrate our successes as a nation
Should it adopt Cr Richardsons motion, Byron Shire Council would follow in the footsteps of other councils, such as Melbournes Darebin and Yarra councils, both of which voted to stop holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26.
In response, the federal government stripped those councils of their right to hold citizenship ceremonies, a punishment Byron Shire council could also receive if Scott Morrisons government were so minded.
Cr Richardson said he expected some opposition to his plan but that the change he was proposing was respectful and reasonable...
Featured Dish: Crispy soft shell crab slider The Cricketers is an elegant pub and restaurant with a fireplace and an expansive courtyard, serving global bistro food. On Botanical Thursdays guests are served gin flights with a selection of tonics and garnishes, mixing and matching their own or with the help from the expert behind the bar. Its here we stumbled across 
A long-awaited New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been announced to examine gay hate crimes in Sydney over four decades, including the murders of 88 gay and transgender people, 30 of which remain unsolved. A cross-party committee will look at crimes between 1970 and 2010 and investigate the NSW Police and criminal justice system response ...
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A public meeting will be held in Mullumbimby next Tuesday (September 25) to discuss solutions to the ongoing issues of youth violence and antisocial behaviour in the Shires north.
Organised by Deb Pearse from Byron Youth Service (BYS), the meeting is a response to a number of incidents of violence and intimidation that have occurred between South Golden Beach and Mullumbimby in recent months.
In the most recent of these incidents, a teenager suffered serious facial injuries when he was struck by a rock at a party in a disused train tunnel in Billinudgel.
A 15-year-old has been charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm over the incident and will face court on September 24.
Ms Pearse said the meeting had been organised so that locals could discuss possible solutions to address such incidents.
Every couple of years, there seems to be this phenomenon somewhere in the Shire where theres a large group of boys who are totally off the grid, she said.
Some come from fragmented homes and are outside the school system.
It seems at the moment, thats happening in the north of the Shire.
Ms Pearse said one of the ideas she would be raising for discussion at the meeting was setting up a program to access and engage with this group.
I think it needs to be a program that addresses the desire of these kids to engage in risk-taking behaviour but does so in a way thats safe and doesnt have a negative impact on the...
It appears a new political party the Climate Democrats (CDs) has entered the considerable vacuum in Australian politics left by the Liberal Party abandoning climate science and common sense. But it is not an easy task to fill and will take time, and an enormous amount of energy and support, as the litany of previous attempts clearly illustrates.
By my reckoning this is the fifth attempt to create a single issue climate party in a little bit more than 10 years. The first was the Climate Change Coalition which disappeared in the Ruddslide followed by my own ineffectual attempts with the Global Warming Action Party Australia (my daughter joked that the acronym GWAPA sounded like a frog croaking). About 2010 the still unregistered Save the Planet Party (STP) started up in Victoria. Like other previous attempts the STP failed to garner much publicity and must be considered a left splinter of the Greens.
The Renewable Energy Party (REP) was formed in 2016 but unfortunately carried a fair amount of political baggage with its founder Peter Breen. I joined the REP on its successful registration previously I had been a member of the STP and was one of a number of candidates in the 2016 election who lost their deposits. Like the Climate Coalition before them they had been banking on instant success a most unrealistic proposition. After a long period of silence and inaction from the committee with one exception they all resigned, leaving a few individuals (including yours truly) trying to save something from the debacle. In this we were unsuccessful and the REP was deregistered earlier this year.
There is a need to avoid the political baggage of the past if possible. There is a need for appealing across the political spectrum and in particular occupying the centre and the centre-right. The single issue climate change party should be challenging in the seats where the Greens (the only party with credible climate policies) have little or no sway. It is in these seats in the main held by Nationals and Liberals that the cancer of climate denialism is to be found. It is in these safe seats that the sitting members need to be threatened and made marginal. The party should be built up from a sound base with as little as possible individual ambition and no unreali...
UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds of anonymous people who react to the characters movements. The scenes are set in a variety of abstracted but familiar environments like city streets and under water. Presumably, the viewer will be able to control the figure in a VR or immersive gallery setting. Universal Everything explains the experience on their Vimeo page:
Emergence is an open-world environment, expressing the primal feeling of maintaining your individual identity whilst being part of a crowd. As you immerse yourself in a crowd of thousands, shafts of light beckon you closer. As you touch the light, the environment its atmosphere, its gravity and the choreography of the crowd transform in powerful ways, continually challenging your perception.
Universal Everything was founded by Matt Pyke, who leads a variety of digital artists, animators, musicians, and developers in creating a wide variety of digital projects. Another notable project from the studio is a Sydney Opera Houses Living Mural collaboration, where digital murals from artists around the world were projected on to the Opera Houses iconic nesting rooflines. You can see more from Universal Everything on Vimeo and Instagram, and the studio also has a solo exhibition of their work on view until February 2019 at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul. (via The Awesomer)
The Music & Booze Co are keeping the party going this Supporter Drive by running one FBi Radio Supporter and a mate ragged at approximately* one billion parties!
The ultimate Party Pass includes tickets for you + 1 to Festival of the Sun, Party in the Paddock, Mountain Sounds and Bad Friday, and a double pass to a show of your choosing at each of the Lansdowne, the Chippo and, if your legs are still working, Waywards at the Bank. Epic!
Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could literally be partying your face off and then have no face but it was totally worth it.
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For too long, the lack of a sufficiently radical axe has kept you from your dreams of rockstardom. Sign up or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and Turrumurra Music might change all that!
One supporter is coming away from the drive with a Black Yamaha RS502T Revstar Electric Guitar and a Vox MV40 amp! The Revstar features a solid body, beautiful design with aluminium tailpiece and iconic P-90 pickups. Its all thanks to Turramurra Music whove been servicing local musos gear needs since 1976.
Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could win this killer prize pack/lose your excuse for not having made it in the music industry!
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Airbnb is offering one lucky FBi Radio Supporter a MASSIVE $1000 voucher thats a whole lot of staying!
Airbnbs accommodation marketplace offers short term stays to stacks of lush holiday rentals, homes and experiences all over the world. Whether youre after a sweet crash pad after a gig in the city, a secluded treehouse in the mountains, or a room in the home of a lovely 60 y/o Dutch dude who enjoys breakfasting in his undies if its ok with you, Airbnb has you sorted!
Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could be eating Froot Loops with Jurgen! Or stay somewhere else, totally up to you its your thousand bucks
The jewel in the travelling music fest crown, Laneway Festival, is back next year at Callan Park, Rozelle on Sunday 3 Feb!
Thanks to our our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive one lucky Supporter is going to cop 4 x VIP tickets + drinks on us! These tix arent available to the general public and they get you ~special access~ to the festival + exclusive perks (did someone say VIP bathrooms? ). 2019s lineup is STAKT with Gang of Youths, Courtney Barnett, Rex Orange County, Jorja Smith, Jon Hopkins, Cosmos Midnight and heaps more. Check the whole lineup here.
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For one FBi Radio supporter theres 1 year yoga membership from Marrickville Yoga up for grabs thats unlimited classes, 7 days a week!
The Marrickville Yoga Centre has been a vibrant part of the Inner West community since 2007, offering classes in the Iyengar method to people of all skill levels, 7 days a week. Whether youre a beginner, intermediate or pretzel-grade yoga maker, Marrickville Yoga knows what you need.
Become an FBi Radio Supporter or renew your support during our Sweet Fifteen Supporter Drive and you could be resting your head on your own bum by the end of the year!
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If youre visiting Surry Hills (Sydney) for the Surry Hills Festival this weekend, take a look at Marlborough Street, and the terrific stories and photographs of Surry Hills and Valleys, a project Ive been involved with https://surryhillsandvalleys.com/. Awesome work by Karina Kreminski in pulling this together.
ReachTel poll of Angus Taylor's voters finds 42.3% want Australia to cut emissions more deeplyMore voters in the electorate of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, support an emissions reduction target for electricity and a higher national target than the Paris commitment than oppose those positions.A ReachTel poll of 690 residents across the federal electorate of Hume, which reaches from Boorowa in the southern tablelands of New South Wales to Camden on Sydney's southern fringe, was [...]
Wakakirri is proud to announce Footscray West Primary School has won the Best Drama Story Award
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