Tweaking Airbnb could be the answer to refugee integration

LIZ CALLIGEROS According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an unparalleled 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age … [Read more...]

Our elderly amongst the saddest in the nation

LIZ CALLIGEROS There is something comforting about walking into the familiar space, perhaps the one you were raised in or raised others in, and seeing that some things never change. Lingering photographs decorate the same tables, patterned … [Read more...]

Is the birth control Pill causing depression in women?

LIZ CALLIGEROS Allowing women to take control of their reproduction has created a spiral of liberation globally, but has this come at a cost to their mental health? ‘Feeling depressed’ has been listed as a possible side effect of the birth … [Read more...]

The Power of Schools

LIZ CALLIGEROS Australia has experienced sustained population growth for many decades, with substantial increase in immigrant numbers since the late 1990's. A new study released by the Scanlon Foundation suggests that schools may play a … [Read more...]

JB Hi-Fi announces $870m Good Guys takeover

LIZ CALLIGEROS Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has struck a deal to buy rival appliances retailer The Good Guys in an $870 million deal. The two companies announced the deal this morning following months of negotiations. Under the conditions of … [Read more...]

Brisbane Writers Festival returns for the 54th time

LIZ CALLIGEROS   Brisbane's annual Writers Festival returns this week to explore ideas of identity, creativity and imagination through conversation panels and debate powered by the year's best writing. The five day festival is an annual … [Read more...]

Mirror mirror on the Gram: Snow White in 2016

LIZ CALLIGEROS The most recent adaption of the timeless Snow White opens in Brisbane today, but forget the white skinned princess with her seven dwarfs and prepare for a unique twist. The Ballet Preljocaj's adaption explores the ideas of … [Read more...]

Qld pushes for Medicare chest X-ray funding for retired coal miners

LIZ CALLIGEROS Queensland's minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham addressed parliament this week with his concerns about the re-emergence of Black Lung disease in coal mine workers. There has been an influx in the past year of … [Read more...]

School girls expelled after ‘nudes’ leaked in porn ring

LIZ CALLIGEROS Over ten female students have allegedly been expelled from a North Brisbane school after their own naked photos were leaked online without consent. The online site allowed anonymous users to ask for and share explicit content of … [Read more...]

Brisbane doctor working next door to child play centre after sexual assault charges

LIZ CALLIGEROS A doctor whose schizophrenia saw him acquitted of 27 sexual assault charges has been allowed to return to his practice next to a children's play centre. The doctor was charged after police investigated allegations from 18 … [Read more...]