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Bare The Musical

The contemporary pop-rock musical Bare is set to make its Brisbane debut at the upcoming queer arts festival MELT. The production tells the story of a group of high school students grappling with their sexuality at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s. While they’re being taught to repress their feelings, Peter and Jason …

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Jay Carmichael

Author Jay Carmichael will release his debut novel Ironbark later this month. He recently spoke with QNews Magazine about his inspirations, and what motivates him as a writer. Waaia, the town in Victoria I grew up in, had about 70 people in the township, and a few hundred more scattered across the farmlands that stretched …

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Executor of Will

Brought to you by The Public Trustee As we move through life, celebrating times of excitement like marriage, moving house, or having children, it is important to give some thought to the lesser known but equally important things such as who should you appoint as Executor of your Will? The role of Executor is very …

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A Quiet Place

Even when working off a plot device that doesn’t test the limits of originality, a clever script and dedication from creatives can transform the familiar to something unexpected. This is the case with A Quiet Place, an impossibly eerie chiller that presents civilisation as a fallen project, and those who have survived must exist in …

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It’s after five in the QNews office and two of our longterm tradesman advertisers have dropped in. Jack Blair-Swannell (pictured above), a landscaper in his 20s, has the face of a cherub and a ready larrikin laugh. Marc Hansford, an electrician better known as Sparky Marc, is softer spoken, but quietly his own man. Tony …

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“Won’t someone think of the children?” cried the far right during the recent plebiscite, where the nation was invited to vote on the validity of our families. One of the biggest cannons aimed against marriage equality was the idea that our relationships — and conception! — couldn’t be discussed with children. I can’t speak for …

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Gay couple

Generally, registered marriage celebrants and registered civil celebrants are one and the same. However, most celebrants refer to themselves as a ‘marriage’ celebrant as opposed to a ‘civil’ celebrant. This is where people can become confused. Civil marriage ceremonies are the only civil ceremonies in Australia that require celebrants to be registered by the Commonwealth …

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I’m finally over the jetlag and have caught up (mostly) with clinical duties, so here is my brief summary of the key messages from the Boston HIV conference I attended.  There’s a lot to cover, so I will focus on the most important and interesting areas. New Drugs for HIV Treatment The new single tablet …

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