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A Golden Opportunity for Gold Coast Community Museums

Guest Blogger: Josh Tarrant - Museum Development Officer- South East Queensland Region Recently, members of the Gold Coast Heritage Voice network were treated to a behind the Scenes tour of both the John Oxley Library and the Southbank campus of the Queensland Museum. Brian Randall, Anne Scheu and staff at SLQ were generous enough to [...]

Queensland Places – Wild Irish Girl Reef, Mine and Crushing Works, Palmer River

The Palmer River Gold Field followed a similar pattern to many other gold mining fields.  Beginning as rich sources of alluvial gold, the fields then evolved into surface or deep reef mining areas, with heavy machinery needed to extract payable levels of gold.  In the case of the Palmer River area, this was taking place [...]

Holes in the Earth

“Mining companies losing billions of dollars from conflicts with local communities”, according to researchers from the University of Queensland, the Harvard Kennedy School and Clark University. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to hammer home that theme, here’s a bit of a round-up of just such recent activities, beginning with Bristol Bay.

Shifty Service Charge Introduced To Kill Solar

RenewEconomy. Queensland businesses are being hit with daily service charges of more than $500 a day on their electricity bills, in a move the solar industry says is designed to kill the roll-out of commercial-scale rooftop solar across the state. Show More Summary

WATCH: Car has horrifying crash after running red light

Dramatic dashcam footage filmed in Queensland shows the vehicle slamming to a halt after plowing into a traffic pole.

Time-Lapse Video of Gold Coast, A Popular Tourist Destination in Queensland, Australia

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Los Angeles filmmaker Joe Capra traveled to Gold Coast, Australia to capture some stunning time-lapse video of the Queensland city. The popular tourist destination is a mix of city and nature with beaches, forests and skyscrapers. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

SEE IT: Australian news anchor fixes her hair on air

Karina Carvalho was supposed to be broadcasting on Queensland ABC1 in Australia Friday night when she instead started fixing up her hair.

Galaxy: 51-49 to federal Labor in Queensland

After a shaky result for the LNP in yesterday's state poll, today's federal follow-up brings even worse news from Queensland for the Abbott government.

Galaxy: 52-48 to LNP in Queensland

A Galaxy state poll from Queensland points to a swing that would leave the Liberal National Party government in office, while being well above what would be required to take out Campbell Newman in his seat of Ashgrove.

The $500-a-day service charge designed to kill solar in Queensland

RNE has a look at moves in Queensland to shift from usage based pricing for electricity to a model with heavy "service charges" for grid connection, punishing on-premise generation - The $500-a-day service charge designed to kill solar. Show More Summary

Vintage Photos of Afghan Camel Drivers in Queensland, Australia

European exploration and settlement of inland Australia depended heavily on the expertise of Muslim cameleers from Afghanistan and British India. During the late 19th century their network of transport routes opened up the arid interior, and they were often seen working through the interior parts of Queensland. Show More Summary

In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power

The fee makes it so businesses in Queensland have no monetary incentive to lower their electricity consumption by installing solar panels, industry players say. The post In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power appeared first on ThinkProgress.

TVD Video Premiere: Eden Mulholland, “Cry Cry Cry”

“Cry Cry Cry” was written with direct nod to ’50s and ’60s rock n roll.” “Sometimes I need a break from my more melancholic tendencies! The video was shot in Townsville in tropical north Queensland on the city streets with a Go-Pro strapped to a motocycle helmet. Show More Summary

Gold Coast Time-Lapse

Joe Capra has captured the most beautiful scenery from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia in this stunning time-lapse. There are lots of cool helicopter shots and we also like how none of the folks on their SUPs fall down at 1:...

Rugby league - Australia Test star Boyd out for season with depression

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

- Australia Test back Darius Boyd has completed treatment for depression but will not play for the Newcastle Knights in the NRL again this season, his club said Thursday. The Knights said the Queensland State of Origin winger was released from a mental health facility after being admitted three weeks ago. Show More Summary

Interesting Vintage Photos of Motorcyclists in Queensland, Australia

Motorcycles are a fun way to get around. Motorcycles can help with work on the farm or provide entertainment through stunts or speedway racing. These photographs capture motorcycles from the early 1920s onwards. Joan Grimes, Australian...Show More Summary

ABT in Brisbane, AustraliaThe Trumpeter Swan Queen in Queensland

On Friday, August 29th at 7:30pm, the considerably-sized local ballet intelligentsia will get a chance to witness the most majestic, musical, and captivating Odette/Odile in America. The one who defines resplendent, defines luminosity, defines love's will to overcome imprisonment will...

The Spirit of The Ekka

On the way home from school, Miss 10 was talking about some of the things she was learning at school including the history of The Ekka (the Brisbane Exhibition / Royal Queensland Show). The conversation with my daughter stirred my own curiosity, and I refeshed my own historical understanding.  In true Queensland style, the word exhibition […]

Australian Gold Coast Gets a Sexy Makeover in Time-Lapse Video

SYDNEY — The Gold Coast in Australia sometimes gets a bad rap as a tourist destination Over the years, a number of factors haven't helped the image of the coastal holiday area in Queensland. Schoolies, the annual end-of-school festival, where drunk 18-year-olds spread like a rash over the streets of Surfers Paradise, doesn't make you want to visit. Show More Summary

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