Brisbane parents want ‘quiet hour’ for shoppers with autism

HOLLY FENWICK Brisbane parents have called for a 'quiet hour' in supermarkets so people with autism can have an easier shopping experience. Two Coles stores in Victoria are already trialling the quiet hour every Tuesday until the end of … [Read more...]

Renewal of disability permits called in to question

HOLLY FENWICK Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Kevin Cocks has questioned why people living with permanent disabilities are required to renew their parking permits. All disability parking permits expire a maximum of five years … [Read more...]

New $6 million library for Bracken Ridge

HOLLY FENWICK Brisbane City Council have announced the planning, design and community consultation phase for Bracken Ridge`s new $6 million library will start next week. The new Bracken Ridge library is part of the Brisbane City Council’s $3 … [Read more...]

Brisbane festival celebrates India’s 70th Independence Day

HOLLY FENWICK A Brisbane multicultural festival celebrated India's 70th Independence Day on Saturday 19 August. India Fair Day took place at Roma Street Parklands, home to the festival for the last seven years. Indian food, fashion, Bollywood … [Read more...]

More signage mistakes around Sandgate

HOLLY FENWICK   Signage around the northern Brisbane suburb of Sandgate has proved to be a problem, with errors appearing on new signs in the area. Brisbane City Council’s new yellow map signs around Sandgate’s town centre read ‘Edinbunpin … [Read more...]

SALVAGE-d Art at the Judy

  HOLLY FENWICK Nine Brisbane artists have used household items sourced from tip shops to create art for Salvage, Brisbane City Council’s recycling Art Exhibition. Artist Ian Kulpa created one of the pieces, The Kitchen Table, inspired by a … [Read more...]

Sporting schools a ROARing success

HOLLY FENWICK Bracken Ridge State School students are enjoying Brisbane Roar coached soccer sessions as part of the government’s $100 million Sporting Schools initiative. The program has been launched to get more children playing sports and living … [Read more...]