Koala territory trouble in Redlands

JODIE DEAN Environmental concerns have been raised following the reclassification of koala land in Redland Bay to make way for a subdivided housing estate. The block, located at Muller Street, was downgraded from high-value bushland habitat to … [Read more...]

Island Festival brings community together on tenth anniversary

JODIE DEAN North Stradbroke celebrates ten years of the Island Vibe Festival this weekend, bringing the community together and promoting local artists. Local artist Clara Durbidge has performed at the festival every year since its conception … [Read more...]

“No jab, no pay” controversy continues

JODIE DEAN     Controversial government legislation to cut childcare benefits from parents who do not immunise children has passed the lower house. Under the legislation passed on Tuesday, only those who have a valid medical … [Read more...]

Carmichael mine approved despite environmental concerns

JODIE DEAN Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved mining giant Adani to develop Australia’s largest coal mine in remote central Queensland, despite conservation concerns. Mr Hunt told the ABC that the $16 billion mine and rail project … [Read more...]

Brisbane music scene buzzing

JODIE DEAN Brisbane’s music scene has been described as ‘healthy’ by Triple J Unearthed’s Senior Producer Lachlan Macara. With local bands playing at venues such as The Zoo and The Triffid each weekend, many becoming internationally … [Read more...]

Youth activists demand climate action for Australian reefs

JODIE DEAN The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) say it is vital climate action is taken to preserve Australian reefs. This week, cameras sent down to the sea bed of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park by Parks Victoria revealed … [Read more...]

Music and visual arts share the spotlight at Sunshine Coast festival

JODIE DEAN Iconic Australian and international artists will take the stage this weekend on the Sunshine Coast for the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival. Festival-goers can expect to see acts by  DZ Deathrays, Hermitude and WAAX and … [Read more...]