West End Development at the Height of Frustration for Locals

HANNAH SBEGHEN A developer's five year plan to build four 15-storey apartments in Central West End ignores community wishes and town planning expertise who say the high-density development is too high. The proposed 1500 apartments are only … [Read more...]

Community participation key to energy sustainability

ANIKA McMAHON and HANNAH SBEGHEN Fossil fuel companies will rely on community participation and adaptation to survive and succeed into the future. Speakers at the Global Integrity Summit have highlighted why new energy business models must … [Read more...]

Child Protection and Domestic Violence campaigner Hetty Johnston AM to run for Logan Mayor

HANNAH SBEGHEN High-profile child protection and domestic violence advocate Hetty Johnston announced she is running for Mayor in South-east Queensland's Logan City after the position became vacant for March 2016. Logan Mayor Pam Parker … [Read more...]

Over-the-Phone abortions not a safe alternative

HANNAH SBEGHEN An over-the-phone abortion service has called for assistance after being overwhelmed by an influx of new patients seeking access to abortion drug RU486. The service, run by Tabbot Foundation provides women access to the abortion … [Read more...]

Jail initiative connects offenders and victims

HANNAH SBEGHEN Connecting victims and offenders together from within prisons is an effective way to combat re-offending and reduce prison rates, according to a Christian-based prisons program. David Way, Queensland head of the Sycamore Tree … [Read more...]

Some still call Syria home

HANNAH SBEGHEN Syria would be an unthinkable travel destination for most holiday goers, but for Brisbane girl Renae Ahamd, it’s like any other family vacation. For Ms Ahmad, an 18 year old Australian born Syrian, the ongoing Syrian crisis … [Read more...]

Shelving support for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

HANNAH SBEGHEN Young book-worms are lending a helping hand at this week’s biennial Story Arts Festival in Ipswich by swapping their old books to help the Indigenous Literacy Foundation meet its million-dollar mark. A giant bookcase will be … [Read more...]

NDIS commitment inadequate for early onset dementia

HANNAH SBEGHEN                     More than 20 thousand young Australians with early-onset dementia will fall through the cracks in the Federal Government’s $10 … [Read more...]

Lord Mayor celebrates Brisbane’s international students

HANNAH SBEGHEN Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is awarding 75, 000 certificates to international students this month at Friendship Ceremonies across the state. The ceremonies are a partnership with Study Brisbane and are part of the … [Read more...]

Putin not welcome say Ukrainian protesters

INGE HANSEN and HANNAH SBEGHEN   About 200 people stood defiantly in the searing Brisbane heat yesterday afternoon, determined to protest Russian President Vladmir Putin's presence in the city. Ukrainian Australian and other … [Read more...]