Closing the Gap on Indigenous Education

ANIKA MCMAHON The Department of Education and Training (DET) reveals improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Queensland state schools. A Spokesperson from the DET said a number of support systems … [Read more...]

Survival of the 21st Century journalist

ANIKA MCMAHON Founder and author of Dot Earth, Andrew Revkin said the survival of 21st century journalists’ rests in their ability to maintain authority in a sceptical society. The 2015 Global Integrity Summit questioned the survival of … [Read more...]

Research: Queensland is Australia’s fattest state

ANIKA MCMAHON New research from Queensland Health reveals that Queensland holds the dubious honour of being the most overweight state in Australia. These findings show that two in three adults (67%) and one in four children (25%) are either … [Read more...]

NRC crucial stepping-stone for Australian Rugby Players

ANIKA MCMAHON The 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) kicked off last Saturday seeing teams from around the world fighting for the title of champion. The Wallabies, are building up their grass root competitions to encourage depth and performance in … [Read more...]

First 3D transplant proves a success

ANIKA MCMAHON A world first Australian development has seen the successful transplant of a sternum and rib cage created by 3D printing. Australian company, Anatomics teamed with CSIRO to develop the innovative medical device which was … [Read more...]

Food retailers misuse Australian Farmer’s Logo

ANIKA MCMAHON   Hospitality and food retailers have been accused of misusing the "Australian Farmers" logo in an attempt to increase their own sales. Fair food organisation, FoodConnect has been working to uncover false claims by … [Read more...]

Pineapple Express: “Good for your insides”

ANIKA MCMAHON Nestled in the busy centre of Portside Wharf in Hamilton, Pineapple Express boasts a vibrant menu “good for your insides.” Pineapple’s fresh atmosphere is the perfect way to welcome spring back to Brisbane, with the added … [Read more...]

Op ’til you drop

ANIKA MCMAHON Communities across Australia are clearing out their closets in support for National Op Shop Week 2015. From the 23-30 August, National Op Shop week is raising awareness of the importance of giving back to local charity op … [Read more...]

One man’s trash is another man’s lunch

ANIKA MCMAHON The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection reveals Queensland produced 8.5 million tonnes of waste in 2012-2013, with 55% sent to landfill. Communities are taking matters into their own hands and preventing … [Read more...]