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Bland Brisbane

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Aleem Yousaf A former Brisbane based street artist has described Brisbane as bland and “oppressive” toward those who use graffiti as a medium.

 

Internationally renowned artist, Anthony Lister has said Brisbane runs the risk of becoming even more bland if areas aren’t set up for aspiring artists to apply and practice their skills.

Mr Lister’s comments come after Brisbane’s Graffiti task force charged 115 suspected vandals with 5260 offences last year.

Over 20 permanent murals will be finalised over the next month as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with only one on a Council owned property on Coronation Drive. 

 

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Railroad Gin Singer Carol Lloyd has Died and More Zedlines

Brisbane Rock icon, Carol Lloyd, died in the Wesley Hospital yesterday at the age of 68. (Image Source: Pexels)

Considered one of Australia’s first women of rock, Ms Lloyd suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and died peacefully after a long battle with the lung disease.

Ms Lloyd’s legacy lives on through her music. In addition to the Queensland Government’s Carol Lloyd award, which is presented to emerging local female singer-songwriters.

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Brisbane Street Arts Festival 2017 - Part 2

Brisbane Street Arts Festival is starting on Saturday the 11th of February. Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell spoke to David Don the co-director of the festival to see what is happening and the state of street art in Brisbane.

Website: http://bsafest.com.au/

Image credit: Jack McDonnell

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Brisbane Street Arts Festival 2017 - Part 1

Brisbane Street Art Festival is starting on Saturday the 11th of February. Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell spoke to co-director of the festival David Don about what is happening and the state of street art in Brisbane. 

Part 2: http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/news/audio/2017/02/07/brisbane-street-arts-fest...

Website: http://bsafest.com.au/

Image credit: Jack McDonnell

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Junky Comics calls for your support

Junky Comics is a West End store that has been supporting Brisbane-based writers, artists and designers going on two years now.

It stocks self published books, zines and magazines; indie comics from around the world; and, let’s not forget, classic comics from Marvel, DCDark Horse and Image. It's also a gallery, event and workshop space.

University of Queensland to open new CBD Campus and more Zedlines...

The University of Queensland are looking to open up a new campus in Brisbane’s CBD. (Source: Wikimedia)

The campus is to be built for post-graduate students in a heritage listed building on Queen Street.

UQ submitted their plans last Friday to convert the top two floors of the old Custom Credit House into an educational establishment.

A UQ spokeswoman has confirmed the site is being leased by the faculty of business, economics, and law.

 

Bleach Festival Hitting Burleigh Shores

Like a giant wave, the Gold Coast Bleach Festival returns to Burleigh beaches.

Oscar-Nominated Iranian Director To Miss Awards Due To Trump's Travel Ban

Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi says he will not be able to attend the Oscars because of a travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump.

Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi says he will not be able to attend the Oscars because of a travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump.

An executive order signed off by Mr Trump last week has placed a temporary ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen stopping them from entering the US.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressed concern in a statement, that Farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles, calling it extremely troubling.

Greg Hunt named new Health Minister and more Zedlines

Mr Hunt will take on the role following Ms Ley’s resignation from Cabinet last week following allegations of misusing travel funds. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

Greg Hunt named new Health Minister

Greg Hunt has been announced as Australia’s new Health Minister, replacing Sussan Ley.

Mr Hunt will take on the role following Ms Ley’s resignation from Cabinet last week following allegations of misusing travel funds.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised Mr Hunt’s political, analytical and communication skills.

Mr Hunt will also take on the role of Sports Minister, another position previously held by Ms Ley in addition to his current portfolio in Industry, Innovation and Science.

 

Brisbane the most affordable city for private schooling and more Zedlines

Brisbane is the most affordable city when it comes to private schools according to new research. (image: wikimedia)

The Planning for Education Index released by The Australian Scholarship Group has forecasted the cost of private education for a child born in 2017 to be $372,037 - 24% below the national average.

Comparatively, Brisbane is the third most expensive city, behind Melbourne and Sydney, for public schooling, with the average cost being $60,135.

 

New construction proposals made to state government

Building Queensland is asking the state government to consider starting a host of new construction projects.

10 year Queensland public housing plan to encourage children to earn and learn, and more Zedlines

Queensland Government pledges to focus on supporting children in public housing to continue earning or learning. Source: sourceable

The Palaszczuk Government is looking to break down barriers which stop children in public housing from earning or learning when they finish school.

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick De Brenni said the upcoming 10 year strategy will focus on ending intergenerational dependency on welfare by encouraging young people to study or work ... without penalising their parents.

He said some parts of the public housing system act as a disincentive for young people to get out into the workforce by doubling their parents rent if the children begin full time work.

 

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