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...]

A digital age of stress relief

SHILOH PAYNE Australians are going online in search of relief from our most common mental health condition - anxiety. BeyondBlue reports more than two million Australians suffer from anxiety, but some are finding comfort through a relatively new … [Read more...]

Youth find hope, purpose in protest

ERIN SEMMLER Nineteen-year-old student Jordan Rowand said climate change makes her feel helpless, which begins to explain why she's standing outside a politician's office, holding a protest flag.   “Climate change is a pretty depressing topic … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters go nuts for Nutella fest

LUCY REES The Nutella Festival at Nightquarter in Helensvale was a huge hit. Guests were treated to hazelnut chocolate flavoured treats like Nutella donuts, Nutella martinis...and intrigued by unusual creations like Nutella steak and pizza. For … [Read more...]

Prickly bear earns artist top award

JANELLE MILLER Dion Parker and Andrew Cullen have won the $15,000 Swell Sculpture Festival award, judged this weekend in Currumbin, with a huge bear that is hard to hug. Mr Parker said Prickles the Unhuggable Bear, a 4m teddy crafted from coils … [Read more...]

Local writer to publish new poetry collection

Author Brentley Frazer

ROMAN KATO It has been a busy time for local writer Brentley Frazer. “I’m always writing,” he says. “If not then I’m thinking about the next thing, hunting the void for ideas.” Following on from the success of his 2017 memoir, Scoundrel … [Read more...]

‘Enough is enough’ say Adani protesters

ERIN SEMMLER Stop Adani protesters gathered outside Labor MP Meaghan Scanlon’s office this morning following news of allegedly illegal drilling at Adani's Carmichael mine on Wednesday.   Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be the biggest in … [Read more...]

Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Referees call full-time on abuse

JORDAN QUINN What began as a routine football match at Broadbeach Soccer Club ended with physical altercations involving the crowd, referees locked in their rooms for safety and the ejection of a team from the Coast League competition. The infamous … [Read more...]

Learning through song and dance

LUCY REES Singing, dancing and reading are essential for healthy child development, and parents looking for options are well served on the Gold Coast. Story Rhyme Time is a free event held at Robina Town Centre, allowing children to learn in an … [Read more...]