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...]

Young entrepreneurs drive social change

Elise and Lara Stephenson

AMY GRIFFIN Sisters Elise and Lara Stephenson see change as an opportunity to empower and innovate, which is what led the two young entrepreneurs to create Social Good Outpost.   Social Good Outpost is a design agency and social … [Read more...]

Multicultural festival celebrates belonging

Stirling Hinchliffe at Multicultural Queensland Month

ASHLEIGH JANSEN With less than a week left of Queensland’s largest celebration of multiculturalism, the month-long event’s message of belonging remains as relevant as ever.   Multicultural Queensland Month is a Queensland Government led … [Read more...]

Australia’s Wealth Gap

Over the past few years, an inequality in wealth distribution has snuck its way into the Australian economy. This growing crevasse in the spread of wealth has hit a critical point, becoming what has now been dubbed the Australian Wealth Gap, that … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Activists rally to support abortion Bill

Abortion rights campaigner

LUKE ANSCOMBE Pro-choice activists marched from Brisbane’s city hall to the state parliament building this week in support of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, which would decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The Bill, which is based on a … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [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...]