Magpies remember people for years, expert says

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL With magpie swooping season starting, a Brisbane academic has warned magpies will attack the same victims again and again. Griffith University behaviour ecologist Darryl Jones said magpies recognise people and can remember … [Read more...]

Queenslanders encouraged to talk about suicide

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Queensland Mental Health Commission and Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick has said the government is committed to ensuring suicide is not a topic that lies in the shadows of conversation. "Mental … [Read more...]

Finalists for Brisbane’s Cleaner Suburb Awards announced

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Finalists for the 2017 Cleaner Suburb Awards have now been announced. The awards were developed by Brisbane City Council as a way to praise the achievements of both residents and groups who are making an effort to … [Read more...]

$120 million boost to benefit Indigenous communities

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Indigenous communities across Queensland will benefit from a $120 million boost over four years to improve water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure. Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres … [Read more...]

Last chance to take part in Commonwealth Games

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL The last stage of recruitment for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was launched on Monday. There are 600 jobs on offer, taking the total GOLDOC workforce to around 1500. The games are less than 250 days away, but there … [Read more...]