The Source News on Global Digital – 27 September 2018

On today's show:  We look at the Queensland Governments abortion reforms ahead of more discussion in parliament next month; why fuel prices continue to rise and if Cooper Cronk will be fit to play the NRL Grand Final. Plus headlines, weather and … [Read more...]

Feeding birds does more harm than good

LUCY REES Feeding the birds is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, but can be detrimental to the health of ducks, swans and other aquatic animals. Lucy Rees talks to a local wildlife rescuer to learn more about the harmful effect bread has on the … [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...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 20 September 2018

On today’s show: Prime minister Scott Morrison announces non-government schools will receive an extra 4.5 billion in government funding. There's been a second shark attack within 24 hours in the Whitsundays. Bushfires burn 20km north-west of Gympie. … [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...]