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...]

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...]

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...]

Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

Brisbane band takes gigs to the street

Benjamin Von Einam and Andy Johnston

GARRY LONG Brisbane based BenJamBand is taking it to the street, performing free live gigs on the back of a trailer in various locations around the city.   Unable to play at traditional venues thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, the band … [Read more...]

Awareness week supports students’ mental health

Students discussing mental health issues

HARLLY A LEWIS This week staff and students from Griffith University are taking part in the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, to encourage conversation and awareness about mental health issues.   The week’s events … [Read more...]

Brisbane cricket season back with a bang

Bill Albury Oval

DAN KELLY Brisbane Grade Cricket is back with some of the city’s - and the state’s - best cricketers taking to the field for the start of the 2020-21 season.   The return, thanks to Queensland Cricket's endorsement of Cricket … [Read more...]

Norths claim victory in cricket fightback

Brisbane First Grade Cricket round one

DAN KELLY Brisbane Grade Cricket recommenced last weekend with round one of the Bulls Masters First Grade One Day competition taking place across Brisbane.   It was the much-anticipated matchup of the round, with current and former … [Read more...]

Pandemic creates surge in pet adoptions

RSPCA worker

KAYLA SYLVESTER Pet shelters and animal rescues around Queensland say there has been a significant increase in animal adoptions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an increase in the number of people donating their time to animal … [Read more...]

New joke book fights fear with fun

Laugh-A-Bull will donate 500 copies of the book to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

HAYDYN EVANS A new joke book is taking dad jokes to the next level by using puns to help families fight fear with fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The book, named Laugh-A-Bull, was written by Melbourne dad Daniel Stones, who came up … [Read more...]