Author: Randall

Soda loses its fizz

Randall /2 March, 2014

Brisbane City Council planning officers have enforced the legal planning scheme against a non-compliant development application (DA) in South Brisbane. Developers are watching this enforcement and subsequent court case will closely. Some developers have become accustomed to getting their way in South Brisbane that they have marketed and sold units off-the-plan without an approved DA. Continue Reading →

Local author launches Iceberg trilogy

Randall /14 December, 2013

Local author Sherryl Caulfield last night launched the first book in her Iceberg trilogy, Seldom Come By. For a Brisbane born and bred writer, the Icebergs of the North Atlantic seem like an unlikely setting. She describes them as evocative of the strangeness and magnificence of the Arctic. “It started when I was travelling in Continue Reading →

Greens hold off Griffith launch

Randall /22 November, 2013

With Tony Abbot expressing resounding support for Bill Glasson’s re-run, Glasson’s Gladiator’s are already trying on their harness and adjusting it for the summer sun. The Greens have held back from publicly endorsing previous candidate Geoff Ebbs pending a preselection ballot on Thursday December 5. It appears likely that branch members will have the option Continue Reading →

All fail the Cinebar

Randall /5 October, 2013

Westenders alert. Your correspondent made the grave error last night of leaving the sane madness of 4101 and heading into the suburbs to see the new movie Gravity. I will not mention the movie for the moment, other than to say “I loved it”, because Gina Baker’s review will appear here after she dishes it Continue Reading →

Two terriers go to town

Randall /3 September, 2013

Any one expecting a lightweight version of the leaders debate when Graeme Perrett and  Malcolm Cole lined up at the South West Chamber breakfast last week got more than they bargained for. The most marginal seat in the country is being hard fought by two serious contenders, both vigorous terriers who will take the fight Continue Reading →

Pollies line up at free food stall

Randall /13 July, 2013

Community Friends are well known to Westenders because of their regular free food for homeless in Boundary Street on Wednesday night. It is often more than food: blankets, shoes, haircuts and other basic health services being provided as well. The group sell sausages on Saturday morning to raise money for their charitable activities and their Continue Reading →