Millennials set to shake up future business

MELANIE WHITING The impact of the millennial generation was the focus of roundtable talks on ethical and sustainable corporations for the future at Day Two of the Global Integrity Summit. In her opening statement, Chair of 2014 G20 Youth … [Read more...]

Uni fee deregulation not dead: Labor

MELANIE WHITING Federal Labor MP Jim Chalmers has warned $100,000 degrees could still be a reality for Australian students. Last week The Source News reported Education Minister Simon Birmingham had shelved plans to deregulate university … [Read more...]

Can a black dot make a mark on DV?

MELANIE WHITING A new social media campaign is proving how much impact a little black dot can make in tackling an issue gripping the nation, domestic violence. Black Dot Campaign started as a Facebook page only two weeks ago but has now … [Read more...]

Federal Government will review Iranian student’s immigration case

MELANIE WHITING An appeal to allow an Iranian student to apply for a partnership visa while on shore is being considered by the Federal Government after she was sent to immigration detention. Mojgan Shamsalipoor, 21, who came by boat to … [Read more...]

Why fans should not copy Kylie Jenner’s ‘look’

MELANIE WHITING There is no denying some consider Kylie Jenner, 18, and the youngest member of the Kardashian family, a role model for young women. Earlier this year, the world was shocked by images of young people artificially ‘plumping’ … [Read more...]

Child Protection Week: 40,000 kids in Aus abused or neglected

MELANIE WHITING This Father’s Day the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) will launch Child Protection Week (6th –12th Sept) now in its 25th year. More than 40,000 children in Australia were recorded as … [Read more...]

Suicide prevention advocate praises new Metro South mental health line

MELANIE WHITING A new 24 hour mental health care line for hospitals in Brisbane’s Metro South has gained the support of suicide prevention advocate Ms Kerrie Keepa. 1300 MH CALL was created to streamline all mental health related calls made … [Read more...]

Mojgan’s fate rests with Immigration Minister: supporters

MELANIE WHITING The future of detained Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor, 21, rests in the hands of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, a friend close to the family told The Source News. Helping Hands International Australia National … [Read more...]

Brisbane’s World Press Photo 15 exhibition tells ‘human stories’

MELANIE WHITING The works of top photojournalists from around the globe are on display to the public for the 58th annual World Press Photo 15 exhibition presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse. The exhibition is part of a global tour which … [Read more...]

Marijuana legalisation ‘elephant in the room’ at G20

MELANIE WHITING The G20 Leaders' Summit is the right time to address "the elephant in the room" marijuana legalisation issue, HEMP Embassy president Michael Balderstone says. The Hemp Embassy protested in Musgrave Park yesterday for the … [Read more...]