HOTA Gallery hangs first artwork from the collection

William Robinson’s The Rainforest is the million-dollar paint that started everything as well as will certainly be the initial art work from the City’s Collection to poise the walls of the new HOTA Gallery.

A huge paint across two panels as well as close to 5 metres long, The Rainforest was obtained with neighborhood contributions from the Gold Coast’s company and also art caring community for the City Collection in 1991.

“Gold Coasters have an unique link to the beautiful atmosphere in which we live, from the coastlines to the hinterland, so it was absolutely suitable that this painting was chosen as the style inspiration for the brand-new HOTA Gallery,” stated HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke.

“The artwork has actually remained in Sydney undergoing some small preservation job, and currently it’s back and also ready for its large disclose on Saturday 8 May. We can not wait to see it under lights in the brand-new gallery area, boosted by its environments in such a way it’s never been seen before.”

Born and also increased in Brisbane, William Robinson AO is among Australia’s foremost landscape painters, his work has actually been motivated by the magic of our very own yard– the Gold Coast hinterland. His distinct visions of the landscape enchant and also motivate in unlikely ways.

The Rainforest is ‘a lyrical exploration of an ancient landscape as well as area of wonder’ and also reveals the Botan Creek winding its way with the Beechmont jungle where Robinson resided on a 208-acre farm at the time it was painted. The job was granted the respected Wynne Prize for landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1990.

As one of the most useful as well as valued works in the City Collection, The Rainforest will certainly be part of the HOTA Gallery’s Collection exhibits, prior to being featured in the forthcoming significant exhibit Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson exhibition from 31 July to 3 October in Gallery 1.

Like The Rainforest, the brand-new HOTA Gallery will certainly stimulate a sense of marvel, exploration, development, beauty, spectacle and also range.

The Rainforest has actually been both the ideas and the layout of the Gallery and also a metaphor for the curatorial technique. Evoking the essence of a rainforest, with elements of light as well as dark, unexpected perspectives, as well as moments of surprise as well as delight around every edge, it’s an opportunity to share the brand-new HOTA Gallery with the Gold Coast community,” Criena included.

The $60.5 million HOTA Gallery will certainly be the current enhancement to Australia’s vibrant new arts precinct, and also to celebrate the launch weekend, HOTA will certainly provide a weekend of tasks and also occasions throughout the precinct.

On Saturday 8 May the Outdoor Stage will certainly feature live music. The celebration advances Sunday 9 May with an enormous performance, musician talks both inside and outside the Gallery, and to enhance the regional flavour, a pop-up market will sell the finest artisan wares by Gold Coast manufacturers, accompanied with pockets of neighborhood food and beverage. The complete program for the opening weekend will certainly be announced later on this month.

The Gallery’s inaugural program consists of world premiere worldwide exhibits, Australian exclusives, as well as new commissions. HOTA Gallery launches with the exhibition Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise, featuring brand-new commissions by 19 recognized as well as arising Australian musicians consisting of Hiromi Tango, Michael Candy, Samuel Leighton-Dore and Libby Harward.

Various other major exhibitions consist of Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson (31July 2021) and also a world …

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Timer’s guide to the Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival, the city’s front runner screen society event, returns to an imaginative series of locations April 14-25.

And also with so many premiere movie screenings, industry occasions and also parties set up, it’s difficult to recognize where ideal to dip a toe!

We are Gold Coast is below to assist with our picks for the very best of the 2021 program, a shortlist of must-sees for the newbie movie festival-goer.

For the trivia buff– Music & & Movie Trivia

Tuesday 20 April, 6pm– Ballroom, QT Gold Coast

A yearly component because the Gold Coast Film Festival’s debut, the Music & & Movie Trivia showdown has expanded to now fill out the QT ballroom!

That puts you as well as your group of 2-5 pop culture facts canines in the middle of a hugely competitive area, hunting bragging rights and also some top prizes.

Oscars, pop charts, mega-franchises, rare track verses– no topic flies under their quizmaster’s radar.

And with food and drink from QT’s Stingray Bar supplied to your table, you’re full blast of reasons not to sign up register right here.

For the hopeful creatives– Future Filmmakers

Thursday 22 April, 9.30 am– Bond University

Alongside the celebrations and films, a highlight of the event is its program of industry occasions, filmmaker Q&A s and networking possibilities.

The simplest way in is the preferred Future Filmmakers day, a workshop for several years 11 and also 12 students considering a display market job.

Speakers throughout the day go over work across the market– from routing and generating to team roles in real-time activity and also animation– before guests scenic tour Bond’s movie as well as TV facilities.

Future Filmmakers 2021 is booked out, however you can enjoy the whole discussion live as well as on-line by signing up with [email protected]!.?.!. For the ladies who lunch– Women in Film lunch Friday 16 April, 12pm– Bazaar, QT Gold Coast The festival’s hit

Women in Film lunch additionally goes back to QT’s Bazaar, with AFI Award-winning costume developer Anna Borghesis(Ned Kelly , Romper Stomper, Hotel Mumbai)as guest speaker. Hosted by Bern Young from ABC Gold Coast, with an intro from Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich, this exclusive event consists of a sumptuous fish and shellfish buffet and also three-hour beverages package in the gorgeous borders of the Bazaar at QT Gold Coast. Delight in an interactive eating experience with Bazaar chefs serving you while talking about the meals and supplying tasting notes in the process. Whether you are a sector expert or a dedicated film-lover, delight in a mid-day of terrific food, insightful audio speakers and also networking at the Women in Film Lunch. Schedule right here. For the film enthusiasts– SIPfest Short Film Festival Saturday 17 April, 7.15 pm– Burleigh Brewing Co. The Gold Coast Film Festival’s hit short film event SIPfest(short for Shorts in Paradise!)has actually located an ace new residence for 2021– BurleighBrewing Co. With a lineup of 14 first-class short movies, the event systems top arising talent from Australia and around the globe, with finalists vying

for thousands in money and evaluated by an ace market panel. At Burleigh Brewing Co. you can sip(pun meant)under the celebrities as well as check out the movies on a large exterior screen, with BYO picnic coverings as well as low chairs encouraged. Legally Blonde 20th Anniversary Pink Party For the traditional queens– Clueless on the

Rooftop(18+ )and Legally Blonde 20th Anniversary Pink Party(18 +)Friday 23 April, 5pm for 6.30 pm– Australia Fair Shopping Centre Saturday 24 April, 6pm for 7.30 pm– The Green, QT Gold Coast …

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This is Art offers ‘Arcana’, an immersive trip of art as well as music

From a dusty discussion born deep in the Nevada Desert to a Burleigh Heads reality, This Is Art introduces their second event in cooperation with Mint Art House on Saturday, 22 May 2021 in Burleigh Heads.

This is Art, the newly established occasions company, is everything about offering unique rooms and experiences for artists as well as creatives in all detects– along with accepting the culture that is consistently growing on the Gold Coast.

Continuing after the crazy success of This Is Art’s first offered out event at the end of last year with local artist Owlet, the team aspire to introduce their next venture with new dress up their sleeve.

“Based on a love of experience [something enticing to the eye, ear, heart or spirit] the suggestion of combining those aspects; sight audio and really feel, right into a sensory display was formed … and also keeping that, This Is Art was birthed,” stated Gus Irwin, the owner of This Is Art.

As their first show of 2021 they are starting with something a little various. Teaming up with neighborhood close friends, as well as co-creatives Mint Art House.

Comprised of a family-like team of varied talent as well as ideas, Mint Art House brings an all comprehensive energy anywhere they go– since that is what it is all about, being open as well as prepared for brand-new perspectives, and also having an indubitably good time while they are it.

Amongst the musicians included is Nat Popovski, among the founders of Mint Art House and native wonder, Nat has an unbelievable capability to bring the much more subtle components of day-to-day live to life, discovering the average with a phenomenal eye, revealing the larger picture through her distinct craft.

An additional is mural musician Shmick, known for his large-scale pieces which are inspired primarily by nature. Having actually operated in all corners of the innovative industry over the last 10 years, he is well versed in the variety of abilities to make something absolutely unique. Utilizing a stunning mix of expressionism, surrealism as well as realistic look, his job delivers you, whilst at the very same time maintaining you based.

After her solo show’s success, we are really delighted to have Owlet return with her magic methods. Her obvious relate to Australian society is predominant in her pieces, from distinctive landscapes to shed areas. The scope of work identifies real scale of our remarkable country, often subjecting us to the roadways less took a trip.

The full schedule of Mint Art House musicians includes the similarity Shmick, CRT, Dion Parket, Owlet, Nat Popovski, Steve Gormon, Camille Manley, Ella May Fitzgerald, Emily Rose Hastie, Georgina Lamperd, Thea Skelsey, Dean Brocket and also Lucy Moore.

So, what can you expect at This Is Art’s Gold Coast occasion? In other words: the unexpected. “We strive to curate each event differently. The location, songs, as well as everything in between is all customized to match the aesthetic of the artists,” stated Gus.

There will be a terrific concentrate on the influence of sound as well as light, as the connection to art is finest experienced with all the senses. Alongside this, Mint Art House had the legendary idea of each attracting a tarot card and also doing an expository painting of their reading, hence the name of the event; Arcana.

Throughout the evening, all the Mint musicians entailed will draw from the Arcana Major tarot card deck and afterwards repaint a real-time item of their interpretation of the card. When full, the paints will be hung as well as displayed in an …

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Disney as well as Marvel Studio drop new ‘Loki’ trailer

Marvel followers have something new to get

delighted concerning! Disney +has actually dropped the brand-new trailer for the upcoming third Marvel Studios collection “Loki “, which will land on the streaming solution on June 11th. The show sees Tom Hiddleston return as the Asgardian god of mischievousness, and Thor’s sibling, Loki. Nonetheless, this Loki is the variation from the alternating timeline produced by the Avengers ‘Infinity Stones heist in Avengers: Endgame, that used the Tesseract to run away wardship. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT In the series, Loki needs to travel via time with the

aid of “the Time Variant Authority “to fix the fact that his activities have actually damaged. The program additionally stars Owen Wilson as the Authority’s representative Mobius

M. Mobius. Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Richard E. Grant and Sasha Lane likewise star in the collection. With Wilson and Hiddleston in the lead and also the manuscript composed by”Rick and Morty”veteran Michael Waldron, there will no question be a lot of laughs along the road. Take a look at the trailer below! …

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Famous Australian stylist Carla Zampatti has died

Australian stylist Carla Zampatti

has passed away, aged 78. The style symbol was hurried to St Vincent’s Hospital last week complying with a significant autumn at the opera in Sydney.

A statement was released on the designer’s main Facebook page on Saturday early morning confirming the sad news.


“It’s with fantastic despair that we reveal the death of fashion symbol Carla Zampatti A/C today,” the statement said.

“Carla is Australia’s most effective and also enduring fashion designer, introducing her eponymous label in 1965.

“Carla has long been commemorated for making Australian females feel confident and elegant with her exceptional design, tailoring and understanding of the modern lady.

“A champ of Australian ladies and a modern success story, she continued to thrive as a businesswoman via substantial radical and also social modification, creating clothing for women defending liberation via the ladies’s legal rights motion in the 1960s to equipping ladies today in management, the workplace, in their house and also at significant life occasions.”

Ms Zampatti, that was birthed in Italy prior to relocating to Australia in 1950, has actually dressed several of one of the most significant ladies on the planet.

“Her styles have actually been put on by Australia’s many influential women from Prime Ministers and also Premiers to magnate, very important people, award-winning reporters, nobility as well as celebrities,” the statement stated.

“They consist of Princess Mary of Denmark, Dame Quentin Bryce, Julia Gillard, Gladys Berejiklian, Julie Bishop, Nicole Kidman and also Cate Blanchett.”

Ms Berejiklian required to Twitter a brief time ago, creating that the “world will certainly never ever be the same without Carla Zampatti.”

“Talented, charitable and also motivating. A real pioneer in every regard. Rest In Peace,” she claimed.

Ms Zampatti is made it through by her 3 children Alexander Schuman, stylist Bianca Spender and Allegra Spender from her marriages to Leo Schuman and former Australian attorney, political leader and mediator, John Spender.

Bianca Spender took to Instagram today to pay tribute to her mother, composing “Today I shed my mommy, my inspiration, my coach and also my close friend.”

“I am lost for words and absolutely heartbroken.”

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ENJOY: Sneak peek of The Great Moscow Circus

< img src ="" class= "ff-og-image-inserted" > A big top has popped up beside Westfield Helensvale, with The Great Moscow Circus rolling into community for a restricted period. Described as an “extreme” program, it includes daredevil bike motorcyclists, high-flying aerialists, jugglers, clowns and also far more.

Advertising Manager Mark Edgley told myGC the show has something for any ages.


“It’s so unique to bring a show back to the Gold Coast once again,” he stated.

“We are bringing the wow element to the audience. Essentially, it’s 2 hrs and also 15 minutes of pure excitement.”

Have a look at a sneak peek of the show in the video listed below:

The Great Moscow Circus is live as well as loud next to Westfield Helensvale from Thursday April 1 via to Sunday April 18, for a purely limited period. To find out more and also to book tickets, head to

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Bindi Irwin and spouse Chandler Powell welcome infant girl

Bindi Irwin has actually brought to life a baby woman, and also revealed the special meaning behind her little girl

‘s name. The 22-year-old and also her hubby Chandler Powell took to social media on Friday evening to share the special news, exposing they had welcomed their new bundle of delight on March 25– the very same day as their first wedding celebration anniversary.

“Celebrating the two loves of my life. Satisfied very first wedding celebration anniversary to my sweetheart spouse as well as day of birth to our beautiful child,” Bindi created.


“Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Our elegant warrior is the most attractive light.”

Bindi revealed Grace is called after her great-grandmother, as well as loved ones in Chandler’s household going back to the 1700s.

“Her center names, Warrior Irwin, are a homage to my papa and also his heritage as the most extraordinary Wildlife Warrior,” she stated, commemorating her daddy Steve Irwin.

“Her surname is Powell and also she currently has such a kind spirit just like her father.

“There are no words to describe the limitless quantity of love in our hearts for our sweet child girl.

“She selected the perfect day to be born and also we really feel enormously blessed.”

The unique words were come with by an adorable photo of the beaming new parents cradling their infant lady.

Bindi’s mom Terri Irwin also shared the amazing information on social media, discussing exactly how Steve would certainly be “beyond pleased” of his daughter.

“Love is not a big sufficient word. My heart is so extremely happy. And also I understand that Steve would be past proud,” Terri created.

“Grace is the next generation to continue his goal and also message of preservation. She picked her parents intelligently.

“Bindi as well as Chandler are currently the best parents ever before!”

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Ideal pastry shops to jump to this Easter

The wait is over, it’s finally time to throw that diet regimen gone and begin counting eggs not calories! Easter is upon us, as well as we’ve hunted down the most effective neighborhood bakeshops that you’re going to wish to treat yo’self to. Several of these wonderful eats are bound to market out, so get your good friends as well as fam and hop to it. No egg-scuses!

Bam Bam Bakehouse|Mermaid Beach

Artisan bakehouse as well as patisserie Bam Bam Bakehouse is the talk of the town forever reason. Their genuine croissants and also mind-blowing pastries have earned them the rep as one of the very best bakeries around. Never ever one to shy away from a good ol’ Easter bake-off, this year, Bam pastry chefs are injecting the newly baked hot crossies with creme patissiere (also known as the very best custard ever before) so there’s a pocket of goodness inside. Supplying Hot Cross Bun French Toast offered with chantilly cream and real maple syrup, why not include bacon and fresh banana for an egg-stravagant treat?

Tarte Bakery & & Café|Burleigh

Burleigh’s newcomer Tarte Bakery has every little thing from light attacks to considerable sized eats. The Parisian as well as New York influenced fit out is fine-tuned, advanced as well as inviting all at the very same time. If you have not seen this wonderful restaurant yet– then Easter is the moment to do so. This Easter, Tarte will be slingin’ house-made decadent chocolate truffle rounds, and an Easter Crueller with white chocolate praline as well as gooey salty sugar as well as an Easter Bunny present window fit for the gram!

Paddock Bakery|Miami

Nestled in the heart of humming Burleigh Heads, local haunt Paddock is a wood-fire pastry shop and canine friendly café that leaves you feeling like you’ve stepped into an Alice in Wonderland tea party. Mentioning the Mad Hatter– the crew at Paddock have some especially crazy creations just waiting on you to attempt this Easter. Their renowned Easter dippy eggs are back including 2 hollow Cadbury Chocolate Easter Eggs full of vanilla whipped cream and a salted caramel ‘yolk’ ~ offered with Paddock’s doughnut dippy fries, fresh strawberry, small marshmallows, malted milo soil and also a pretzel cookie crumb, this is better than a go to from the Easter Bunny!

Custard Canteen|Tallebudgera

This waterside bakehouse is well-known for its hero product– the Portuguese custard tart. If you can look beyond this fragile, flakey, melt-in-your-mouth moment nonetheless, you will discover a menu that goes far yet signature reward. Typical, cosy, fruit-filled warm cross buns, fresh in-store or pre-order now for pick-up.

5B2F Bakehouse|Chirn Park

At 5B2F Bakehouse, proprietor Moonsun Yoo makes every little thing from square one: pies, sausage rolls, French breads, croissants, cronuts, cakes– even marzipan! 5B2F represents the Biblical recommendation ‘5 bread, 2 fish’– so Easter does not go unnoticed right here. This year they have actually placed a spin on the timeless hot cross bun, made with buttery sticky bun with port white wine marinated sultanas, currents, cranberries, apricot and orange peel. Offering up Easter egg profiterole’s, we’re egg-cited!

Fuel Bakehouse|Currumbin

Gas bakeshop does things differently– they are experts in pies, doughnuts and also coffee, and child oh boy do they do them well. This Easter, Fuel Bakehouse will certainly have hot cross buns a plenty, as well as if you’re lucky you could also snag an Easter Cruffin. Egg-citing stuff!

Horner’s Bakery|Bundall

The well-known Horner’s of Sorrento Bakery & & Patisserie has been baking mouth-watering experiences, wonderful temptations, as well as tasty deals with for all celebrations for 50 years.

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Lasting TAFE university is brand-new front runner for country

A new eco-friendly TAFE campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast is set to change the way training providers supply education and learning, placing sustainability at its core– from the style of the school to its daily operation as well as educational program.

With education growing on the Gold Coast consisting of significant financial investment in education facilities regardless of the pandemic’s hit to global trainee numbers, the brand-new $10 million TAFE university at Robina is a potential very first for Australia.

TAFE Queensland General Manager on the Gold Coast, Karen Dickinson, said the school would be the leading sustainable employment organization in the country.

“This is our flagship, every little thing in the campus is going to have actually sustainability built in– in our operations as well as into our campus curriculum,” Dickinson claims.

“From the moment you walk right into the school it’s mosting likely to be different as well as there will not be a school in the nation that is anything like this campus.

“Some universities do instead well in this room, however we’re entering into unchartered territory due to the fact that there isn’t a lot of professional training providers doing this. We’ve checked out what’s occurring in Europe and also in America as well as attempted to choose the best of what’s happing throughout the globe and tried to incorporate it right into Robina university.”

Dickinson said the university, opening in Term 2 next year, aimed to bring in double the rate of worldwide pupils that participated in TAFE across Queensland.

Collaborating with Study Gold Coast, which sustains the city’s $3.5 billion education and learning industry, Dickinson claimed she anticipated the training and also program offerings to be popular for neighborhood as well as global trainees.

“We’ve got out of the courses that don’t associate where the tasks are,” Dickinson claims.

“There’s going to be substantial need for these modern abilities, with a bit added. Our students can most likely to an employer and also state, ‘I’ve likewise got all these sustainability skills that could help your service’.”

The university will certainly supply courses in cyber safety, early childhood years education, wellness and also charm, events and hospitality, in addition to sport as well as health and fitness.

Under its sustainability strategy it includes efforts such as gender equal rights, physical and also mental wellness programs, reusing and waste monitoring, as well as environment-friendly traveling consisting of encouraging cycling to the school with e-bike billing terminals and also best-practice end-of-trip centers.

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Gold Coast stage Godzilla vs Kong

Blockbuster film Godzilla vs. Kong, a Warner Bros. Images and Legendary Pictures release shot in South-East Queensland, hits Australian and worldwide cinemas Thursday 25 March. The highly-anticipated movie, which also created added scenes in Hawaii and also Hong Kong, damaged internet documents in February this year as Warners Bros’. most-watched trailer ever.

Chance at Village Roadshow Studios, and on location around the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich, the epic “clash of the titans” film is the result of the job of over 1200 Queenslanders, including movie staff, building, cast, additionals, and also feat performers.

The manufacturing was protected right into the state by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said that in addition to producing work and also accessory chances for emerging filmmakers, the movie injected an approximated $36.5 million into the Queensland economic situation.

“This Thursday, Australian as well as worldwide audiences can finally see the effort of Queensland’s talented film labor force, as well as participate the fun of deciding whether they’re ‘Team Godzilla’ or ‘Team Kong’,” Ms Munnich claimed.

“Queensland was chosen for the manufacturing as a result of our stellar credibility in the international display industry for being residence to amazing centers like Village Roadshow Studios, very proficient local staff as well as a big variety of varied locations.

“Congratulations to every Queenslander associated with bringing Godzilla vs. Kong to the cinema– the only means to experience this monster-sized flick.”

Gold Coast-based Lauren Cooper was the Australian Location Manager for the movie, which utilized a selection of areas consisting of forest in the Tallebudgera Valley, Miami High School, Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant, The Roosevelt Lounge at Broadbeach, Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley, the ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel as well as Masonic Temple in Brisbane CBD, and the Workshop Rail Museum/Queensland Rail site in Ipswich.

“I’ve been provided unbelievable opportunities to grow and advance my career on major productions here in the house and Godzilla vs. Kong is one in particular that I am extremely honored to be part of,” stated Ms Cooper, that most lately worked with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic on the Gold Coast and is currently involved with Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise to be recorded in the Whitsundays, Gold Coast and also Brisbane.

“It was such a remarkable experience working with this film, surrounded by so many enthusiastic Queensland filmmakers devoted to their craft.”

Sunshine Coast-based filmmaker as well as Butchulla guy Luke Barrowcliffe was a Camera Department Attachment on Godzilla vs. Kong, as component of Screen Queensland’s SQ Attach program, which provides paid positionings for emerging-to-mid career specialists.

“Being a Screen Queensland accessory on one of these huge manufacturings submerses you in this whole other world of big-budget film production,” Mr Barrowcliffe stated.

“To be a part of such an enormous teamwork and also to stand alongside the best in the business in a sound phase set, is a priceless opportunity that you never forget; which you get to experience when the motion picture is launched.”

In this action-packed film directed by Adam Wingard as well as starring Alexandar Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as well as Rebecca Hall (Christine), tales collide as mythic foes Godzilla as well as King Kong fulfill in a stunning battle for the ages, with the fate of the globe hanging in the balance.

Godzilla vs. Kong will be screening across getting involved cinemas Australia-wide.

Current Warner Bros. manufacturings recorded in Queensland consist of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, Kong: Skull Island, Aquaman and also San Andreas. For more information concerning just how the Queensland

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