COVID-19 adds twist to traditional weddings

Chloe Stephens and Sam Nilon

EMILY LOWE Wedding planners and loved up couples are finding unique ways to celebrate their special day despite restrictions due to the global pandemic.   Under current COVID-19 restrictions, weddings in Queensland and New South Wales … [Read more...]

Universities help fundraise for free legal service

My Community Legal Bunnings sausage sizzle

DINA GETOVA My Community Legal has begun a fundraising initiative in partnership with three Gold Coast universities to help provide free legal services for people experiencing financial hardship.   The legal centre is working with … [Read more...]

Skin cancer sufferers push for sun safety

Beach in summer Photo: Courtesy Lacie Slezak/Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE Skin cancer sufferers are highlighting the need for increased sun safety practices as Australia enters the warmer months when damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun is at its highest.   Experts agree that … [Read more...]

LGBT+ community struggles over COVID stresses

Stress on young people

ALEXANDER MCKENNA COVID-19 and the social isolation it has created is having a negative effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT+ community both in Australia and around the world.   The pandemic affects people in different … [Read more...]

Title fight puts boxer safety in spotlight

Boxers in the ring

JESSE O’KEEFE  The responsibility of trainers in relation to boxer safety in the ring and the need to protect boxers from the risks of brain injury are in the spotlight following last month’s controversial stoppage of the Australian lightweight … [Read more...]

Research brings hope for chronic fatigue sufferers

Josh Roberts

ROSIE BALL Eight years ago Josh Roberts was a fit and healthy teenager who loved running and academia, but these days he is forced to spend more than 20 hours each day in bed.   That’s because the 25-year-old has myalgic … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 15 September 2020

Today on The Source News we look into how community services are coping with the increased need created by the fires and pandemic, including teens separated from their weekly group activities. We discuss how the Queensland restrictions are impacting … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 15 September 2020

Today on The Source News we will explore different areas of digital culture that are relied upon even more than usual, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We discuss the ways increased reliance on the internet and virtual mediums has reshaped … [Read more...]

Music label 4000 Records turns one

The Holy Rollercoasters

LILY HIRST Brisbane music label 4000 Records is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement of three live music shows over the next three months in local venues.   The label, which is run by Brisbane local John Russell, manages … [Read more...]

PCYC’s RUBY program gets funding boost

PCYC’s RUBY program CommBank grant

SAMARA MCRAE The Gold Coast branch of the PCYC has received a $10,000 funding boost for their RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) program for women affected by domestic or family violence.   The money is part of the CommBank Staff Foundation … [Read more...]