Improving our country’s Constitution

The moves to recognise Australia’s First Peoples in our nation’s Constitution are starting to gather pace.  The federal government has pledged to hold a referendum on this by the time of the next election – that is, within 2 years – which is not a lot of time to build community awareness and understanding of…

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Rap Relief: Another Qld floods fundraiser

Soulmate Records, Choose Mics and Born Fresh Records presents Rap Relief – a collective of 7 QLD artists who are raising money for QLD flood relief. Produced by Mules, “Together” is an awesome track available for download for TWO BUCKS from http://www.raprelief.com/ with all proceeds going to disaster relief efforts. Performed by Seven, Syntax, Choose Mics,…

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Movember

movember

Movember – where blokes grow a moustache as part of encouraging people to provide donations to a good cause – is one of a number of similar sorts of activities which have flourished in recent; from World’s Greatest Shave (which raises money to fight leukemia) to Red Nose Day (which raises funds to help reduce Sudden…

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This week’s Peter Black chat: NBN, Troops, Marriage, Courts and those utterly disgraceful cricket selectors

You can listen to this week’s edition of my regular Monday morning chat on local radio 4ZzZ with constitutional lawyer, compulsive tweeter and pathological loather of Australian cricket selectors, Peter Black, by clicking on this link. (For anyone interested, the playlist for my shift this week can be viewed at this link. Please like &…

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This week’s chat with Peter Black

Click on this link to go to a recording of my weekly radio chat with Peter Black. Today we covered the US mid-term elections, the topics of banking reform and proposed merger of the Australian & Singapore Stock Exchanges, as well as the rebirth of New Matilda and the start of the annual Brisbane International…

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Peter Black on 4ZzZ

Around 8:30 on the Monday morning radio program I do each week on community radio station 4ZzZ-FM, I talk with Peter Black, a law lecturer, political commentator and social media connoisseur, about some issues of the week. He posts a recording of these on his blog, so I thought I would link to them here for…

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SIEV-X: 9 years on

Last Friday I spoke at a rally in Brisbane’s King George Square in support of the rights of refugees and calling for a rational and civilised approach to asylum seekers who arrive in Australia. The rally also served to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the SIEV-X on 19 October, 2001, with the…

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