With the State Election only weeks away, pundits have written off the Electorate of South Brisbane as a “safe” Labor seat. Australian politics, however, have undergone some seismic shifts lately, with the emergence of minor parties and independents holding the balance of power in the Senate.
Will we ever get to the European situation where constantly changing coalitions of parties and interest groups hold power?
To explore these questions, and others, we’re holding a Politics in the Pub community forum on Wednesday 28th January at the Loft, upstairs at 100 Boundary St, West End.
Jackie Trad MP (ALP), Jonathan Sri (Qld Greens) and Karel Boele (PeopleDecide) will be on hand to answer questions, and we’ll also have a panel of leading media and academic commentators including Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate). Micheal Cope (Queensland Council of Civil Liberties) and Sam Watson (Community Activist).
What do you think?
Have the major parties had their day?
Come and have your say.
Politics in the Pub 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start
Wednesday 28th January 2015
The Loft Upstairs, 100 Boundary Street WEST END
Moderators will be Kerrod Trott and Darren Godwell.
New Summer Times at South Brisbane People’s Market
#Bananaman had recorded his latest rap to announce the new summer hours for the South Brisbane People’s Market,
Beginning on Thursday 4 December the South Brisbane People’s Market will open between 7.30am and 9.30am each week at street level of the Brisbane Common Ground Building, 15 Hope Street South Brisbane.
So come down on 4 December from 7.30am and pick up some organic fruit and veggies as well as a tasty selection of produce from Phyllis’ Kitchen. And yes, Bananaman will be on deck to launch this exciting new venture for morning shoppers
Come along and support your local community social enterprise:
Get there early for the best bargains and please bring your own recyclable bags!
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Wikipedia provides a good introduction to South Brisbane. However, to say that ” South Brisbane has emerged as fashionable, high density, modern residential area, given its proximity to the city centre and good public transport links.” leaves out the colour vibrancy and diversity that continues to thrive around the Kurilpa Peninsula.
The suburb shares the upheaval of history with its sister suburb, West End. South Brisbane’s hsitory can be bookmarked by European sttlement, the building of the Railway Station and World Expo ’88.
Have a look at the Google Images from South Brisbane. There are more images in the South Brisbane History Collection.
The Facebook Page for South Brisbane
The Facebook Page for South Brisbane Station
The Facebook Page for South Bank Brisbane
My hope is that this site will provide a space for residents, visitors and tourists to share their experiences, memories and impressions of this wonderful space.