No Freebie GC2018 Tickets for Queensland Government

Queensland politicians and public servants must adhere to a strict ticketing code for government attendance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today released a ticketing policy to ensure strong public accountability for any tickets purchased by the Queensland Government. Ms. Jones said the Queensland Government’s Games ticketing policy would…

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Revitalization of Red Hill Public Housing Precinct on Track

Deputy Director-General of the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Brett Phillips announced today that the next stage of the revitalization of the former Red Hill public housing precinct is on track, with demolition work set to begin in early August. “Demolition of the existing buildings will start next week and is the next step…

30 Years of Female Paramedics in Victoria

Record numbers of women are choosing a career as a lifesaving paramedic, 30 years since the very first female paramedics hit the road in Victoria. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today celebrated the historic anniversary and met Victoria’s pioneering first female paramedics in operational roles. “It’s hard to believe that as recently as 30…

Moves to make July 23 Pozieres Day

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull requesting that from next year, July 23 will be known across the nation as Pozieres Day, to commemorate one of the nation’s most tragic battles. “The events that occurred in Pozieres in 1916 form a crucial part of our nation’s identity and official…

King Kong (1933)

Director Merian C. Cooper (uncredited), Ernest B. Schoedsack (uncredited) Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot Rated PG Score 5/6 A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back…

Village Rivoli Screening 70mm Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” will be screened in glorious 70mm at select sessions at Village Cinemas Rivoli. In comparison to the standard 35mm, a 70mm print allows viewers to experience a wider, sharper, brighter and much more detailed film. Director Christopher Nolan has been a long-time advocate of using film as a strong storytelling medium and…

Sweeney 2

Director Tom Clegg Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott Rated M Score 5/6 Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70’s police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent. Alright, this review might be…

Beware of High Risk Investment Scams

The ACCC is warning the community to watch out for investment scammers who promise the world but leave their victims with broken dreams and empty bank accounts. “In the first half of 2017, Australians have reported losing over $13 million to investment scams to the ACCC’s Scamwatch website, making it the most profitable of all…

GC2018 Competition Venues are Ready

All Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games competition venues are ready for Games action with the completion of the $16.5 million Gold Coast Hockey Centre. Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo and City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate today unveiled the new-look hockey venue at Keith Hunt…

WA Gov produces Best Practice Guides to Cycling

Western Australia Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts today launched a series of booklets aimed at promoting mutual respect on the roads by cyclists and motorists. Minister Roberts explained that the Best Practice Guides for safe cycling on Western Australian roads were produced using a $52,000 grant from the Road Trauma Trust Account. “Cyclists are among…

Melbourne to Host World Cup Qualifier

Melbourne will host the blockbuster final match of the qualifying phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Australia and Thailand this September. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today confirmed that the much-anticipated clash will take place at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday, 5 September. “Our World Cup dream is up…

Sweeney!

Director David Wickes Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster Rated M Score 6/6 Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from…

The Marine 5: Battleground

Director James Nunn Starring Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Maryse Mizanin, Heath Miller Rated MA Score 3.5/6 While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down. Given WWE Studios’ track record with it’s…

New Networking App The Green Room

A Big thank you to Kosta Nikas for taking the time to talk to us about The Green Room a free networking smart phone app for the international filmmaking and creative industries. Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: Final Report Gender Matters – Women in the Australian Screen Industry Android users can download The Green…

Production begins on The 15:17 to Paris

Production is underway this week on Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack…

Mystery Road – The Series to premier in 2018

Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis will star in Mystery Road – The Series, a six-part spin-off from Ivan Sen’s internationally acclaimed and award winning feature films Mystery Road and Goldstone. Filming will commence in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia this August. “The ABC is thrilled to have the immense talents of the extraordinary…

Restoration of Ballarat Heritage Shed Progressing

Ballarat Station’s bluestone goods shed is a step closer to being restored and reopened to the public, with the Heritage Victoria application for redevelopment works now under consideration. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford inspected the crumbling 19th Century building today and reaffirmed the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to breathe new life into the goods…

Baby Driver

Director Edgar Wright Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm & Jamie Foxx Rated MA Score 5/6 After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again my cinematic education is lacking in…