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Review: Romeo & Juliet

It isn’t every ballet that uses rock music and motorbikes, but Queensland Ballet’s student production of Romeo and Juliet isn’t every ballet. The young faces on stage are the only indication they are students, for their talent and professionalism make this an outstanding production. As lines from Shakespeare’s play opened the ballet, artistic director Martyn […]

Review: Valentino

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art beat hundreds of international galleries to win the first overseas exhibit of the revered Parisian Valentino exhibit. Valentino Retrospective Past/Present/Future was unveiled in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art last weekend in the exhibit’s first display outside Paris. It follows Valentino Garavini and the fashion powerhouse over the decades since 1959. […]

A bikini is not a bikini unless…

A bikini is not a bikini unless it can be pulled through a wedding ring, according to the new “Exposed” exhibit at Queensland Museum. The exhibition is a showcase of Australia’s beach identity and the development of a million dollar industry that now has its own fashion week. The development is a seductive one that […]

Qld unemployment too high – Langbroek

Queensland’s unemployment rate rose above the national average this month and not enough is being done about it, according to Opposition leader John-Paul Langbroek. Australian Bureau of Statistics show Queensland unemployment rose to 5.6 percent compared to a national average of 5.4 percent. Mr Langbroek said Ms Bligh’s election promise to create an extra 100,000 […]

Lucas should take the rap on payroll failure – Premier

Premier Anna Bligh expects Deputy Premier Paul Lucas to take responsibility for the debacle in the payroll system, she told Parliament today. She was answering a question from Opposition leader John-Paul Langbroek, who said some health workers had not been paid for five consecutive cycles. He said the Government could not fob off its “shoddy […]

Uproar as four Bills rushed through State Parliament

The Bligh government was today accused of gagging debate after voting that four Bills be urgently passed through Parliament. Leader of the House Judy Spence provoked uproar in the chamber when she moved that four current Bills be marked as urgent, setting a severe time limit on debate for each Bill. She moved that all […]

Councillor claims she’s kept in the dark

Suspended LNP councillor Nicole Johnston was thrown out of this week’s council meeting after confrontation about the Sherwood Graceville Neighbourhood Plan. Cr Johnston said the council deliberately did not send her a letter that was sent to all Tennyson Ward residents regarding the plan. “Despite multiple requests in writing over the past three months to […]

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