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Elke Nagy

Citizen based in Cairns, Australia. Joined on Sep 13, 2013
Expertise in Environment & green living, General business news & info

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Mini film release: The Happy Potter Special

Deep within the rainforests of Kuranda, Far North Queensland, lurks a master ceramicist. For 40 years, Peter Thompson has laboured long and hard in the tireless pursuit of art, no matter the cost. 

The Conversation is heading to Africa

The online platform will be an invaluable addition to the ongoing global debate about how to effectively develop Africa and alleviate poverty.

Dreaming big for little people Special

Shona Hammond Boys has been instrumental in popularising the concept of children’s Art Houses across the globe. Now a “viral movement on a roll," the official website has received over 4,000,000 visits.

Obama's immigration policy: States in disagreement

Last Monday, a Texan federal judge grounded President Obama’s immigration initiatives by ruling there had been a failure to comply with basic administrative procedures.

Interview: Kerry O’Brien — Leading Australian journalist Special

Kerry O’Brien has worked in the field of journalism for nearly 50 years, and has interviewed Barak Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Review: Patricia Wilson — Painting houses and little critters Special

Cairns - Australian artist Patricia Wilson first picked up a paint brush at the age of 60, and has already won a significant regional award and a commission.

Nine-year-old boy discovers solution to bullying

Cairns - Charlie Cooper has a great idea and he wants to share it with the world. Having been badly bullied at school, he knows just how to stop it.

Australian local government authority takes a stand against CSG

Port Douglas - Douglas Shire Council has become a Lock the Gate supportive shire. A decision achieved via an unanimous vote, and in response to overwhelming concern expressed at community meetings.

Review: 'Torrid Talks — Why Aristotle Was Wrong'

Cairns - The Cairns Institute recently hosted a TEDx event, titled 'Torrid Talks — Why Aristotle Was Wrong,' consisting of a succession of short talks by 15 Queenslanders.

The Torrid Zone: A new global dynamic

Cairns - A conference titled 'The Future of Tropical Economies' was recently held in Cairns, Australia and focused on the quality of life for all those residing within the Torrid Zone.

Review: Joy Robinson — Bauhaus and beyond

Cairns - Australian artist Joy Robinson is on a quest for original concepts inspired by modernism. Her exhibition, 'Bauhaus and Beyond' explores the autonomy of geometric abstraction as an aesthetic phenomenon in its own right.

Op-Ed: Aquis Casino — An extreme gamble

Cairns - Cairns may soon have a new casino with 1,500 gaming machines and 750 gaming tables, snugly ensconced within a larger $4.2 billion mega resort.

Review: Greg Dwyer — The paint tube alchemist Special

Cairns - Greg Dwyer is a visual artist based in the tropical far north of Australia. His images kaleidoscope from a swirl of blue sky and clouds, sweep of green hills, to the tiniest glint of a rippling wave.

The Great Barrier Reef: The battle rages on

Once again, serious questions are being raised about the decision to allow the dumping of dredge spoil in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Masters of Ink: Leaving a mark on time

Cairns - Over the past month, the Inkmasters Print Exhibition has showcased contemporary works from about 80 regional, national and international artists.

Apple: Toxic chemicals banned in Chinese production lines

Apple has banned two potentially toxic chemicals — benzene and n-hexane — from its production facilities in China. The development results from months of public pressure applied by China Labor Watch and Green America.

Mutiny in Brisbane Parliament: Bill tabled by ordinary people

Brisbane - August 15, a group of everyday Queenslanders surged into the desolate Upper House Chamber of the Queensland State Parliament and tabled a new Bill.

Peter Sculthorpe: A truly Australian composer

Internationally renowned composer Peter Sculthorpe died today at the age of 85. Among Sculthorpe's compositions number the orchestral pieces Earth Cry, Kakadu and Irkanda IV.

Old Chinese coin discovered on remote Australian island

A brass coin was discovered in the sand on Elcho Island by a metal detector off the north coast of Australia, near Arnhem Land. The coin originates from the Qing Dynasty and was minted between 1736 and 1795.

An Australian Indigenous arts extravaganza

Cairns - Cairns has just hosted a spectacular three day arts extravaganza: the fifth Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), featuring the work of numerous Queensland artists.
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