Residents concerned as mining begins at Bald Hills

MEG BOLTON Despite seven years of resident action aimed at stopping the plans, sand and gravel extraction has started in Bald Hills. Residents bordering the site area, 30 minutes north of Brisbane, are concerned the works will disrupt the local … [Read more...]

Distracting drivers a killer on QLD roads

MEG BOLTON The RACQ has just released new research showing 85 per cent of high school students admit to being a distracting car passenger. Queensland’s males aged 17-24 were identified to be most at risk of being involved in a crash and were also … [Read more...]

Queensland says goodbye to plastic bags

MEG BOLTON The Queensland Government has announced a state-wide ban on plastic bags, to take effect next year. From July 1, 2018, the Sunshine State will say goodbye to complementary bags at the checkout, forcing Queenslanders to either pay up or … [Read more...]

Pets in Crisis program to receive $100,000

MEG BOLTON The Pets in Crisis Program provides a home for animals whose owners are fleeing abuse relationships. Photo credit: RSPCA WOAW   MP Shannon Fentiman has announced a $100,000 contribution to a program which aims to help … [Read more...]

Retirement village moves to the future

MEG BOLTON Elements Retirement Living in Springwood is leading the way in revolutionising life for the over 55’s by equipping every house-hold in the village with an iPad. The technology will be used for both work and play with residents … [Read more...]

Pressure group call for closure of youth incarceration

MEG BOLTON Pressure group ‘Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe’ have called for an International week of action aimed at closing youth prisons and putting an end to deaths in incarceration. The week of action set for September 24 to 30 will see … [Read more...]

For animals with will, Storybook has a way

MEG BOLTON South-east Queensland based animal sanctuary, Storybook Farm, is revolutionising the lives of animals with disabilities who would normally face euthanasia. The farm was established five years ago, and founder Lisa-Jayne Cameron is using … [Read more...]