Australia Day debate ‘needs to change’

JAKE GALLAGHER Byron Shire Council is the latest local government to have citizenship ceremonies stripped following controversy over Australia Day. The Federal Government removed Byron Shire's role in conducting ceremonies in response to the … [Read more...]

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...]

Local boccia club to compete in tri-series

ISABELLA NEAL The Gold Coast Boccia Club is gearing for the final round of the local series in its inaugural year ahead of the state championships.  Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to lawn bowls played by people with motor … [Read more...]

Byron artists rally to save historic hall

BILLY WALKER A collective of Northern Rivers artists have launched an open art festival to save a 100-year-old town hall -- one of the few remaining galleries in the region. Local artists Marika Bryant and Soren Carlbergg formed the Art 4 Art’s … [Read more...]

The price of a pretty face

JORDI WOOD There's a good living in good looks, or is there? Gold Coast’s Insta-famous discuss the reality of investing in social media and what they earn from online fame. From fitness to modelling to travel -- young, beautiful Instagram … [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...]

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...]

Crafters taken by the hand on coast

ISABELLA NEAL Art can be a lonely business -- hours spent alone crafting jewellery, sculptures, clothing, paintings and other passion projects, often without connection to an audience or a community of like-minded individuals. Little wonder so … [Read more...]