Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

Benjamin Ruge Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an electric vehicle strategy. They share the ambition to increase the number of battery charging stations throughout the state. The LNP offers … [Read more...]

Explainer: Water Security for the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Abby Williams The Gold Coast hinterland conjures images of waterfalls, lush rainforests and subtropical climate, but when drought descends over South East Queensland, hinterland communities experience it in full force. The mountainous region behind … [Read more...]

Explainer: Private vs public prisons

Jasmine Camp In July 2020, the Queensland Government completed the transition of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre from private to public control. The State’s last privatised prison, the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, is scheduled for … [Read more...]

Explainer: The Gold Coast’s “Second M1”

Tiffany Horgan Despite the COVID-19 crisis hanging heavily over Australian politics, quarrels about the M1 have saturated this year’s campaigning. A Second M1 is the Gold Coast’s highly anticipated major road project aiming to … [Read more...]

Explainer: Developing Toondah Harbour

Kate Fea Occupying hectares of wetlands and housing hundreds of native species, Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour is an ecological haven, and developers want to cash in on it. PHOTO: Toondah Harbour’s pristine wetlands at low tide (Source: Christie … [Read more...]

Rural communities fight mental health strain

NSW farming photo Bec Ritchie Unsplash

ERIN RIETDYK There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being hit by drought, flood, bushfires, and now COVID-19.   But with the right amount of support and community engagement, … [Read more...]

Pandemic no hindrance for Logan BBQ joint

It's Good BBQ's new storefront in Daisy Hill

ERIN RIETDYK COVID-19 has had significant repercussions on many businesses in Southeast Queensland, but a new Logan eatery is thriving amid the pandemic.   It’s Good BBQ, located in Daisy Hill, is owned and operated by Brian Dean, a … [Read more...]

Titans highlight club focus on reconciliation

Titans Reconciliation Action Plan

ALEXANDRA WELLS The Gold Coast Titans launched their third Reconciliation Action Plan last week showcasing the club’s commitment to involving reconciliation in their business and culture.   The launch of the plan included a performance … [Read more...]

Pet owners urged to be vigilant this tick season

Fur friends

MAX WILLIAMSON Tick season is upon us again, and vets are urging pet owners to be extra vigilant to protect their fur friends from the damaging effects of tick paralysis.   Tick paralysis is a serious condition that is easily treated, … [Read more...]

Cultural safety training helps close health gap

Close the gap

HAYDYN EVANS Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit is leading the charge when it comes to eliminating racism in Australia’s health care system.   Over the past five years the First Peoples Health Unit has been working to … [Read more...]