Sunday, 30 November 2008

#nocleanfeed: Rally against Internet Censorship in Australia, Saturday December 13th 2008

On December 13th 2008, there will be rallies in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth to protest against the Government's plans to censor the Internet in Australia. This video has all the details and also some advice about what to say when you're talking to people who are worried about what kids might see online. Please spread this video and news about the rally far and wide.

Rally details:

Saturday 13th of December 2008
Brisbane Square (between the casino and city library, Victoria bridge end of Queen St Mall)

11:00 AM 13th of December, 2008
Where: Town Hall Square, George Street, Sydney (beside Town Hall)

Date: Saturday 13th of December 2008
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Outside the State Library, corner of Swanston St and La Trobe St.


Saturday, December 13, 2008
11:00am - 1:30pm
Parliament Lawns
Hobart, Australia

Saturday, December 13, 2008
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Parliament House Stairs
North Terrace

13th of December 2008
Stirling Gardens, City

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Civilian car on Busway near Roma St Station heading to city

Just saw a car on the Busway! I was waiting at Roma Street bus station and this civilian drives past. The photo clearly equals Reaction Time Fail but you can *just* see a tail light.

I told the bus driver but he didn't seem worried enough to radio it in, even when the car came back the other way. *Mildly Intrigued*

Brisbane Anti Censorship Rally planning meeting

If anyone is interested in planning the Brisbane rally against the Government's plan to censor the Internet, there is a meeting on Sunday November 30 at 3.30pm at Post Office Square in town.

The rally itself is on Saturday December 13 at Brisbane Square, George St, at 11am. Brisbane Square is right opposite the end of the Queen Street Mall, just across George St.

For more info on rally planning go to the forums at

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Brisbane Music: Wanna be in a girl band?

The Brisneyland community on LiveJournal is full of interesting information - people often use it to ask weird questions like "where can I get [strange item]". And today's post by LJ user queencleopatra is no exception:

I am 21 and have had a few years training in dance, and a lot of training and experience in singing. I really would love to get a few girls together (Ages 18-25, but if you are outside this age range and still interested please dont hesitate), who would eventually become firm friends, to start with covers of pop music, and maybe a bit of dance numbers to Asian pop, which I am a huge fan of.
So if that sounds like you, or if you have any helpful suggestions, click here to see the whole post and leave a comment.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Brisbane Movies: FREE European films this THU-SAT at Botanic Gardens

If you like European films, or if you want to try something different, there are three FREE European films showing this week at the Soundshell Hill at the City Botanic Gardens (click here to see a map). You can click here to see details of the free European film festival.

The films are:

Thursday November 6: Days and Clouds

Friday November 7th: The Edge of Heaven

Saturday November 8th: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Sticks)

Gates open at 6pm each night and the movies start at 7pm. You can register here if you want to - you might score a free gourmet sandwich pack from Helga's, who are sponsoring the free films.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Brisbane Politics: John Quiggin lectures on What The Financial Crisis Means For You

I'm at the John Quiggin lecture at City Hall right now. Stay tuned to this post: I'll update it with more photos and a recording of the speech when it's over.

UPDATE: Here's the recording of John Quiggin's speech:


You can read John Quiggin's blog if you click here. The speech was organised by BrisScience.

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John Quiggin speaks on The Financial Crisis and What It Means For You 081103 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia-2 by djackmanson on Zooomr

Audience at John Quiggin lecture on What The Financial Crisis Means For You
Audience at John Quiggin lecture on What The Financial Crisis Means For You by djackmanson on Zooomr

Brisbane Music: Kristen Haynes: FREE This Friday at 2HIGH Festival

Brisbane jazz/folk artist Kristen Haynes plays for FREE this Friday night, 6.30pm at the 2High Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park (see below for a Google Map).

If you'd like to hear more of her music, you can listen for free on Kristen Haynes Myspace page if you click here, or on Kirsten Hayne's keytone page if you click here.

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Brisbane Public Lecture: The Financial Crisis and What it Means for You TONIGHT at City Hall

Economist and Brisbane blogger John Quiggin is giving a lecture called "The Financial Crisis and What it Means for You" TONIGHT, Monday November 3rd, at 6.30pm at the Ithaca Auditorium at Brisbane City Hall, King George Square (see Google Map below):

The financial crisis that has overwhelmed banks, stock markets and governments around the world seemed, to many, to come out of nowhere. But it has its roots in policies and financial innovations going back several decades, to the breakdown of the previous global financial system amid the inflation and mass unemployment of the 1970s. The current crisis is likely to have equally profound implications for individuals, families and business and for the way in which the economy will be managed in the future. It is too early to tell for sure what these implications will be, but John Quiggin will have a go anyway.

(Via Larvatus Prodeo)

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Brisbane Festivals: 2high Festival THIS WEEKEND

The 2high festival is a massive, free festival of art, music and performance THIS WEEKEND at the Powerhouse, New Farm (see below for a Google Map). 2high is about showing off the work of young and new artists in SE Queensland. Just click on the program above to have a look at the 2high website and find out more.

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