The jury’s still out on JP’s QCAT trial.

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND Queensland Justice of the Peace (JP’s) are residing over minor civil disputes in Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunals (QCAT) as part of a state government trial. The initiative enabled trained JP’s to be … [Read more...]

Kid’s stories help keep Indigenous youngsters safe

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND Family Planning Queensland has launched a book program as part of its Wellness and Wellbeing project using the stories of Rockhampton's Indigenous children. In the past year, the Rockhampton based Wellness and Wellbeing … [Read more...]

Calls for changes to Australia’s smoke alarm regulations after house fire

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND A recent coronial inquest into a 2012 Logan house fire revealed the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) recommended changes to the current smoke alarm regulations. QFRS Chief State Community Safety Operations … [Read more...]

Federal government launches travel insurance campaign

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND The federal government recently released their 'Choice Guide to Travel Insurance' in an attempt to encourage Australians to get travel insurance before heading overseas. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop released the guide, … [Read more...]

Incentive for new walkers to step out with the Heart Foundation

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND The Heart Foundation is recruiting members for its walking program by providing a free Kobo E-book to those who register and complete a minimum of six walks in October. The walking program that has been in operation for … [Read more...]

Queenslanders keeping abreast of women’s cancer research

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND More Queensland women are participating in breast cancer screenings than the national average, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Each year in Queensland approximately 2,900 … [Read more...]

Bus About makes its way around the world

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND One of the largest travel organisations in Australia has expanded its tours, now venturing to Asia starting from April 2015. Bus About was established in 1998 with a commitment to independent travellers, ensuring their time, … [Read more...]

Family Planning Queensland fight to keep children safe

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) has, with the support of Commonwealth Bank, implemented an innovative project on the Gold Coast to assist with protecting disabled children from sexual abuse. The Commonwealth Bank's … [Read more...]

Brisbane Christian Ministers call for G20 climate change focus

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND Eleven Christian ministers from five Brisbane churches sent a letter to the Federal Government petitioning for climate change to be added to the G20 summit agenda. The Spokesman for the ministers Dean of St Johns Anglican … [Read more...]

Cancer Council research to revolutionise skin checks

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND New research released by the Cancer Council Queensland has the potential to revolutionise how skin cancer checks are conducted throughout Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland in conjunction with The University of … [Read more...]