Local businesses give Stanthorpe a hand

Mount Marlay in Stanthorpe

LAUREN MARTIN Organisations and local business owners are working to help Stanthorpe residents deal with the ongoing dry conditions the area has been facing, as well as the continuing threat of bushfires.   Owners of two local … [Read more...]

Inspiring student represents Vision Australia at UN

Santiago and his guide dog Lachy

BRITTINY EDWARDS At 23 years of age, Santiago Velasquez has walked the Kokoda trail, cycled 90km for charity, founded a tech company, given a TedxQUT talk, and spoken at the UN, all while not being able to see.   Mr Velasquez was born … [Read more...]

Disability proves no barrier for racer

Sidney Cook

TAYLA RELPH Twelve-year-old Sidney Cook has cerebral palsy, but he also has a need for speed.   This highly driven tween doesn’t let his disability slow him down and is currently one only a few riders in Australia to be racing with a … [Read more...]

Gold Coast brewery tackles stereotypes

Lost Palms Brewing Co sour

GEORGIA MARR With the Gold Coast beer industry rapidly expanding, Miami-based brewery Lost Palms Brewing Co. has made it their mission to change the way consumers look at beer.   In order to compete with the growing number of craft … [Read more...]

Film industry hopefuls head overseas

Australian Chris Crawford

JESSICA AMBLER Things aren’t going too badly for the Australian film industry. Some big budget Hollywood films have been filmed here, including Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean, with filming for new Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder due to take … [Read more...]

Queensland author lives childhood dream

Gladstone-based author Sue-Ellen Pashley

MATTHEW HENDRY Sue-Ellen Pashley has wanted to be an author since she was 10 years old.   She began her dream with a simple love of reading and writing. “I’ve always been a big reader,” Ms Pashley says. “I always wrote, even as a … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 12 September 2019

Coming up today on The Source News, we hear about the two teenagers charged in relation to the Sunshine Coast bushfires, the potential prospect of an Indigenous War memorial in Brisbane’s Anzac Square, the impact of illegal massage parlours on the … [Read more...]

Aged care residents need more support

Aged care

COURTNEY KRUK Since commencing in December 2018, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted extensive issues surrounding the quality and regulation of care in Australian residential aged care facilities.   As … [Read more...]

Quadriplegic designer promotes adaptive fashion

Carol Taylor at Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA Gold Coast local Carol Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic designer and she spends her time painting and sketching designs for other quadriplegics and people with disabilities.   Taylor made history at last week’s … [Read more...]

Times are changing for Gold Coast Show

Fireworks at the Gold Coast Show

LOGAN WALKER Few events are able to really bring a community together for good old family fun in the way that a show can, and the Gold Coast Show is no exception. From sideshows and showbags to fireworks and animals, the Gold Coast Show is a bona … [Read more...]