Caged egg days are over for Woolworths

TESS BROOKS Last week Woolworths announced they would begin phasing out all caged eggs sold in-store by 2018, including home brand products.. The announcement was made as part of a new partnership with Chef Jamie Oliver which, Woolworths … [Read more...]

NASA ends search for Deep Impact Spacecraft

TESS BROOKS NASA have ended their search for spacecraft Deep Impact, after losing contact with the vessel last month. Contact was lost on 8 August and mission controllers spent several weeks attempting, to no avail, to reactivate the … [Read more...]

Reprogramming your mind

TESS BROOKS On a hot spring morning in the beginning of September, New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi speaks at the State Library of Queensland about her 25-year-old daughter's progression in the world of construction and her recent nomination … [Read more...]

Writers Festival reaches final chapter

TESS BROOKS The Brisbane Writer’s Festival (BWF) wrapped up on Monday after a week of events and talks by a talented collection of authors and illustrators. BWF director and CEO Kate Eltham said the festival kicked off last Wednesday with 'Word … [Read more...]

Australia asks ‘R U OK?’ on September 12

TESS BROOKS The fifth national R U OK? Day will be held next Thursday September 12 with the foundation urging Australians get involved and ask a friend or family member ‘are you ok?’ A study conducted by the R U OK? Foundation revealed more … [Read more...]

Public keep their cool as E.Coli outbreak continues

TESS BROOKS Queensland Health are urging the public to “be alert but not alarmed” as another eight people potentially infected with Shiga toxin-producing E.Coli, or STEC, came forward earlier this week. An alert was issued by chief health … [Read more...]

Strong crowd rallies for Equal Love

TESS BROOKS Saturday saw Brisbane’s Queens Park adorned in rainbows as up to 1000 people gathered to support marriage equality in a rally organised by Equal Love Brisbane. The crowd gathered to hear from several guest speakers before marching … [Read more...]

Curtin University Announces National Trans Mental Health Study

TESS BROOKS Researchers at Curtin University in Perth have begun conducting Australia’s first nation-wide study into the mental health of transgender and transsexual people. Over a 12 month period in 2007 it was discovered that trans people … [Read more...]

Opel ceases Australian operations

TESS BROOKS European car manufacturer Opel has announced it will cease operation after less than a year in the Australian automotive market. The auto manufacturer has ended all operations and commenced the closing down of networks across their … [Read more...]

Lorde becomes Splendour’s saviour

TESS BROOKS ON Sunday night, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, impressed punters of Splendour in the Grass, filling a headlining spot vacated earlier in the week by American R’n'B artist Frank Ocean. Ocean pulled out of the festival after … [Read more...]