Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

Band uses music to focus on mental health

Vesper Green

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI In any creative industry, issues with mental health, self-esteem, drug and alcohol addiction and financial instability are real and pervasive problems, and the Australian music industry is no exception. But musicians such … [Read more...]

West End’s Community Garden at risk

Scott Spillias Jane Street Community Garden

ISABELLA CHENG West End's Jane Street Community Garden could be competing for sunlight thanks to proposed 12-storey apartment building development that is likely to cast a long shadow over Davies Park and the community garden. A development … [Read more...]

Brisbane community celebrates with Pride

Brisbane Pride 2018 marchers

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT The LGBTIQA+ community and their supporters had a lot to celebrate at the 27th Brisbane Pride March and Fair Day on September 22. It was the first time the event, which is the biggest LGBTIQA+ event in Queensland, has been … [Read more...]

Brisbane Pride March celebrates 27 years

Pride flags Brisbane Pride March 2018

MICHAEL SLEEP Brisbane celebrated its 27th annual Pride March on Saturday, the first in the city since same sex marriage was legalised in Australia late last year. The march began in Fortitude Valley and moved down Brunswick Street for 2.3 … [Read more...]

Demonstrators support prisoners of conscience

prisoners of conscience demonstration

ARI BALLE-BOWNESS Supporters of the International Youth Movement for Human Rights (IYMFHR) undertook a series of peaceful demonstrations and events in Brisbane over the weekend to raise awareness and support for prisoners of conscience. The … [Read more...]

Community approach needed for suicide prevention

Neumann and O'Donovan at the World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane's World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum is encouraging everyone in the community to play a part in helping to reduce the incidence of suicide. The annual forum, organised by the Australian Institute for … [Read more...]

Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

Mental health sector struggles under NDIS

NDIS request form

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane mental health service providers are concerned the transition to the disability-focused National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may leave some mental health workers and their clients feeling insufficiently … [Read more...]

Inaugural Japanese cultural festival a success

Yosakoi performance at the Japanese Festival

TYLER HOWLETT Brisbane’s inaugural Matsuri Japanese Festival has been heralded a success by organisers and visitors to the fledgling event. The festival or “matsuri” (which means “festival” in Japanese) took place at the Mount Gravatt … [Read more...]