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Humanitarian mission takes business owner to Ukraine and remembering 1950s and 60s Ipswich

Humanitarian mission takes business owner to Ukraine and remembering 1950s and 60s Ipswich

To mark the 200th episode two people making their own contribution, past and present, to the local community and the world. First, Ipswich-based business owner Martin Corkery on a personal humanitarian mission to Ukraine reveals first-hand what he witnessed, Also on the show remembering a different pace of life in Ipswich during the 1950s and 1960s through the eyes of 94 year-old amateur radio operator Ron Grandison.
Published: 7 August 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Rotary International: www.rotary.org
Rotary District 9620: https://rotary9620.org/
Ipswich City Rotary: https://www.ipswichcityrotary.com.au/
Ipswich and District Radio Club: www.vk4wip.org.au
Wireless Institute of Australia: www.wia.org.au

Optimism after recent council turmoil, sports awards nominations open, living gallery & vape warning

Optimism after recent council turmoil, sports awards nominations open, living gallery & vape warning

Ipswich councillors voice optimism going forward after the chaos of recent weeks with Crs Doyle and Harding placing their comments on the record at the July 28 council meeting. In other local news nominations are open for the annual Ipswich Sports Awards, Ipswich Central’s living art gallery and a local doctor issues a serious health warning over vaping.
Published: 31 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Screenshot Ipswich City Council meeting (YouTube)
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/
Picture Ipswich: www.pictureipswich.com.au/
Ipswich Sports Awards: https://bit.ly/3PNzVSy
GIVIT: GIVIT.org.au/appeals/givit-together/queensland-small-business-hardship-appeal
National Drug Strategy survey: https://bit.ly/3vq0eGa

Mayor comments on 9 News RTI, community funding changes, conference motions & remembering Box Flat

Mayor comments on 9 News RTI, community funding changes, conference motions & remembering Box Flat

Ipswich mayor Teresa Harding joins the show to talk about recently revealed travel expenses from 2010 and 2012, Ipswich councillors on their best behaviour at the July 28 meeting, changes to guidelines for community funding, Queensland Audit Office finds four new deficiencies at council, motions for the annual local government conference and Ipswich remembers Box Flat.
Published: 28 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: 1 Nicholas Street Ipswich
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/
Picture Ipswich: www.pictureipswich.com.au/

Mid-winter fun in Ipswich, face masks, backflips, stealth bombers, new businesses & the Wintergarden

Mid-winter fun in Ipswich, face masks, backflips, stealth bombers, new businesses & the Wintergarden

Talking everything Ipswich with Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac in our regular chat over the back fence. We’re keeping it mostly positive this month after a series of massive backflips in the council chamber. We talk mid-winter fun in Ipswich, face masks, new businesses, stealth bombers, CMC Rocks, Park2Park and we look back at the old Wintergarden Theatre in East Street.
Recorded: 18 July 2022
Published: 19 July 2022
Music: www.purple-planet.com
New businesses: https://www.ipswichfirst.com.au/ipswich-central-welcomes-21-new-businesses/
CMC Rocks: https://cmcrocks.com/
Park2Park: https://park2park.com.au/
Amberley Tattoo airshow: www.airforce.gov.au/IAAT2022
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/
Picture Ipswich: www.pictureipswich.com.au/

Box Flat mine disaster 50th anniversary: John Knox and Hugh Taylor recall the events of July 1972

Box Flat mine disaster 50th anniversary: John Knox and Hugh Taylor recall the events of July 1972

On the morning of 31 July 1972 news broke about a massive explosion at Box Flat mine at Swanbank. John Knox was preparing to start his day reporting the daily news at radio station 4IP. He went directly to Box Flat and was among the first on the scene to report from the disaster site. Hugh Taylor was working at Rhondda Collieries and remembers the events of that fateful day. Hugh is also current president of Ipswich Historical Society and details the commemorative plans for the weekend of 30 and 31 July 2022.
Published: 16 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Box Flat Memorial, Swanbank (Google)
Mine accidents and disasters: http://www.mineaccidents.com.au/
http://www.mineaccidents.com.au/mine-accident/44/box-flat-mine-1972
Ipswich Historical Society: https://www.ipswichhistoricalsociety.com/
Picture Ipswich: https://www.pictureipswich.com.au/

Line in sand with Pisasale name out and new names to be decided with help from Traditional Owners

Line in sand with Pisasale name out and new names to be decided with help from Traditional Owners

Ipswich councillors draw a line in the sand. The Pisasale name issue appears to be finally resolved after a special meeting of Ipswich City Council on July 12. It wasn’t without some further angst over who said what during the local government election campaign.
Published: 12 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Pisasale Drive Yamanto (Google)
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

High stakes in chamber during three-minute meeting and meet Indigenous artist Sally Harrison

High stakes in chamber during three-minute meeting and meet Indigenous artist Sally Harrison

Stakes are getting higher as councillors face-off across the chamber at the first of two special meetings over Pisasale naming. Also on the show meet Indigenous artist Sally Harrison who through art has been able to connect with her identity and love of the land. You can view Sally’s work in Spirit of Place – Here, There and Everywhere at Ipswich Art Gallery until August 21.
Published: 8 July 2022. Updated: 11 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Sally Harrison (Facebook)
Sally Harrison: https://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/spirit-of-place-sally-harrison/
Amberley Tattoo airshow: www.airforce.gov.au/IAAT2022
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Winter of councillor discontent over budget and major double backflip coming after Pisasale naming

Winter of councillor discontent over budget and major double backflip coming after Pisasale naming

Have some Ipswich councillors lost confidence in council staff? Deputy mayor Jacob Madsen votes against adopting the city’s annual budget, Nicole Jonic questions accuracy of information from council officers while Paul Tully raises the urgent need for traffic lights in Division 2. Also in this episode a double backflip on the Pisasale naming fiasco with two special meetings called by rival councillors.
Published: 6 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Cr Nicole Jonic and Cr Paul Tully at Richardson Park Goodna (supplied)
Budget: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/media/corporate_publications/budget-2022-2023
Amberley Tattoo airshow: www.airforce.gov.au/IAAT2022
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Mayor blindsided over renaming road & bridge, rates increase, Spark Ipswich and airshow latest

Mayor blindsided over renaming road & bridge, rates increase, Spark Ipswich and airshow latest

Tensions boil over in the chamber with discussion about former mayor Paul Pisasale taking centre stage during the June 30 ordinary meeting of Ipswich City Council. There was a spectacular backflip on renaming Paul Pisasale Bridge and Pisasale Drive. In a separate meeting council announced details of its 2022-2023 budget with an increase in rates. Mayor Teresa Harding joins the show to discuss the budget and what happened in the chamber with a split vote five to four in favour of reinstating the Pisasale name on a bridge and road. Also in this episode Spark Ipswich set to light up the city and Amberley Air Tattoo airshow releases ticketing details.
Published: 1 July 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Cover of Ipswich City Council 2022-2023 budget (supplied)
Budget details: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/media/corporate_publications/budget-2022-2023
Spark Ipswich: https://www.ipswichfestivals.com.au/sparkipswich/spark-program/
Infrastructure Australia: https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/infrastructure-priority-list
Amberley Tattoo airshow: www.airforce.gov.au/IAAT2022
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Ipswich rental crisis hits families hard with vacancy rates lowest in living memory

Ipswich rental crisis hits families hard with vacancy rates lowest in living memory

The nationwide housing crisis is almost a constant in the media but what is happening in Ipswich? One local organisation at the front line reveals the current homeless situation with a staggering increase of more than 1,000 per cent since the onset of Covid. While this increase was temporary the on-going increase is in the range of 650 per cent. Ipswich-based inCommunity Inc CEO Paul Tommasini joins the show to explain more.
Published: 24 June 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: inCommunity Inc CEO Paul Tommasini (supplied)
inCommunity Inc: https://incommunity.com.au/
Crisis accommodation: https://incommunity.com.au/crisis/
Beddown: https://incommunity.com.au/beddown/