High school students ponder `What’s the point of free speech’ at Integrity 20

Jesse O'Keefe Today schools from around Australia came to Brisbane for the beginning of Griffith University's three-day Integrity 20 conference, to explore topics of importance to society. Integrity 20’s student day comprised of musical performances, … [Read more...]

Veteran drag queens show how it’s done

Veteran Gold Coast drag queens Natasha St James, Sellma Soul and Scarlett Fever

TILLY HANNAN The drag queen scene on the Gold Coast is going strong, thanks to drag veterans Natasha St James, Sellma Soul and Scarlett Fever.   The three performers team up to put on the fierce, hilarious and entertaining dinner show, … [Read more...]

Women’s football gets popularity boost

Queensland Lions FC

JACK HOLT Interest in women’s football is on the rise, with Australia bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup and 570,000 watching Australia’s first Women’s World Cup match in France on SBS in June.   Football has become Australia’s most … [Read more...]

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Warning signs at Clarkes Beach entry point

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Byron Bay is known for its laidback lifestyle and it’s nine beautiful surfing beaches, which make Australia’s most easterly town something of a tourist mecca.   However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing … [Read more...]

Southport High burns as holidays end

Southport State High School on fire

MONICA ADAIR Gold Coast police and firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at Southport State High School in the early hours of this morning.   The fire at the Smith Street high school comes only a few days before the … [Read more...]

Gold Coast company sets sights on moon

James Gilmour, Karen Andrews MP and Adam Gilmore

ASHLEIGH JANSEN A Gold Coast based space technology company is hoping to benefit from the Morrison government’s $150 million dollar investment into Australia’s budding space industry, and hopes the investment will see man get back on the … [Read more...]

Anxiety real for graduating students

Graduation anxiety

TILLY HANNAN For many university students around Australia, graduation time is rapidly approaching.   But the thought of the upcoming shift into the “real” world is causing some students to develop what has become known as “graduation … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 3 October 2019

Coming up on The Source News, we talk about the premiere of Dracula’s Cabaret new show Muertos, the misuse of pharmaceuticals in Australia and the man who walked free after allegedly putting another man in an induced coma. Also, on the show, we will … [Read more...]

Road racing not for the faint hearted

Tayla Relph

MATTHEW HENDRY AND STAFF WRITERS Motorsport is a tough and dangerous activity, but Tayla Relph has wanted to ride motorbikes since she was given her first Yamaha Pee Wee 50 motorbike when she was just three years old.   Relph is now a … [Read more...]

Ruin photography embraces history and decay

Ruin photography

JACK HOLT In recent years, ruin photography, sometimes called “ruin porn”, has been gaining more and more interest, both from photographers themselves and from people whose curiosity in the subject matter makes the photos compelling … [Read more...]