Quandmooka Native Title claim recognised … at last

In my very First Speech to the Senate back in 1997, I praised the Native Title negotiations then taking place between the Quandamooka people, the Traditional Owners of Stradbroke Island, and what was then the Redland Shire Council.  I mentioned it as a positive example of what Native Title could deliver for our entire community,…

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This week’s shift on 4ZzZ

My regular talk with Peter Black this week covered the NSW election result, some of the criticisms of the Greens from Julia Gillard and regarding Israel policy, plus the LNP, Libya and the Logies.  You can listen to it by going to this link. The playlist for this week’s show is here, and my suggestion…

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Qld LNP’s Campbell Newman breaks new ground

I am happy to be corrected, but I can’t think of an equivalent circumstance in Australian politics at state or federal level where a major party has had their Opposition ‘Leader’ and alternative Premier/Prime Minister being outside the Parliament. Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s announcement that he is seeking to run for state Parliament as…

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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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Brisbane Floods

It’s hard to think of anything else at the moment other than the floods that have been hitting so many parts of Queensland over recent weeks, especially the literally unbelievable torrent that swept through Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The role which social media now plays in helping disseminate information has been very apparent. For…

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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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Latest Brisbane Media Map launched

Tonight I was at Kelvin Grove campus of QUT to speak briefly at the launch of the latest annual update of the Brisbane Media Map, which is put together by final year Media and Communications students from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty. They describe it as “an online resource that provides a comprehensive guide to the…

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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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