Councillor of 30 years announces retirement

INGE HANSEN One of Logan City's longest serving councillors has announced he will retire just a few months shy of his 31st year in council. Cr. Graham Able began his journey in council in 1985 and has since made a huge impact on the city, … [Read more...]

Experts push for changes to Queensland’s abortion laws

INGE HANSEN Queensland abortion laws have been described as 'out of date' by two Queensland experts in the Medical Journal of Australia. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University, Caroline De Costa said many women are … [Read more...]

Young women at higher risk of mental illness than young men

INGE HANSEN AND JODIE DEAN A joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute revealed young women are at a higher risk of mental illness than young men. An annual survey, conducted by Mission Australia, found one in five young … [Read more...]

Australian Baseball League set to hit it out of the park

INGE HANSEN The Australian Baseball League's sixth season kicks off tomorrow in Sydney and Brisbane is one of six Australian teams to play. Alongside Brisbane are teams from Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. This year, … [Read more...]

RACQ praises the ACT’s new ride-sharing regulations

INGE HANSEN The RACQ has said other state governments including Queensland, should follow the ACT's lead and introduce new regulations to make ride-sharing legal. Earlier this week the ACT Government announced changes to regulation to allow … [Read more...]

Labor’s plan to boost education funding gains positive response

INGE HANSEN Labor announces tertiary education plan promising to invest $9,000 more per student in a "student funding guarantee." The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports Labor's pledge to boost university funding by $4 billion … [Read more...]

Brisbane local titled Miss India Australia

INGE HANSEN Brisbane student, Nibedita Pal has been named Miss India Australia 2015 allowing her to compete for the Miss India Worldwide title against 35 contestants. Miss Pal, 20, is in her third year of university studying a Bachelor of … [Read more...]

OCD: The misunderstood mental battle

INGE HANSEN It is a condition with a recognisable name used by many people to explain simple habits, yet for those who suffer from it, life is far from simple. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects 2.5-3 percent of the population and is … [Read more...]

Dave Hughes’ to bring ‘first love’ to Logan

INGE HANSEN Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes is 'pumped' and ready to hit the stage, returning to his "first love" of stand-up comedy for his 2015 'Pumped' national tour. Logan City's Entertainment Centre will be one of the first venues to host the … [Read more...]

Expert says: Euthanasia is a health issue, not political

INGE HANSEN A Griffith University health expert has warned changes to federal 'right- to- die' laws for the terminally ill are unlikely to change any time soon. Griffith University Associate Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice … [Read more...]