Calls for government action as Mackay removes fluoride from water supply

LIAM WIDDICOMBE Following a decision from the Mackay City Council to remove fluoride from its water supply, the Queensland government is facing calls to make fluoridation a compulsory practice. Mackay is only the latest in councils to make the … [Read more...]

Credit Cards and the Scammers

ANYIETH KUOTZ More Australians are falling victims to online and credit card fraud and scammers. The way Australians use banks these days, such as banking online and using ATMs, means they are much more exposed to fraud. Scammers have … [Read more...]

Happy Art

GRACE LLEWELLYN Throughout everyone’s lifetime, people have times where they find it hard to deal with our daily stresses of work and social life. However if you fill your mind with positive thoughts, or in Peppa Penny’s case, brighten your … [Read more...]

“We need the help” Young families will be hurt by cuts to the Family Tax Benefit

BENNET NICHOL Australia’s most vulnerable families will suffer from the Turnbull government’s plan to “scale back” the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) scheme, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). Announced last week, the … [Read more...]

Domestic violence support needed for migrant families

BENNET NICHOL Australia is renowned internationally for having a spirit of mate-ship, comradery and community support. Yet domestic violence still pervades our society; over 80 women die annually as a direct result of physical abuse at … [Read more...]

Uni fee deregulation not dead: Labor

MELANIE WHITING Federal Labor MP Jim Chalmers has warned $100,000 degrees could still be a reality for Australian students. Last week The Source News reported Education Minister Simon Birmingham had shelved plans to deregulate university … [Read more...]

Technology key to boosting mental health

SHAY LEDINGHAM Online and mobile applications are giving people the opportunity to effectively manage their own mental health. By providing easily accessible, self-managed apps, industry practitioners are seeing positive results in treating … [Read more...]

$100 mil to make women feel safer on the streets and at home

INGE HANSEN HOLLY WARE CARLY MADSEN   Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced a $100 million funding package to deal with domestic violence in Australia. The package will focus on making women feel safer on the … [Read more...]

Federal Government will review Iranian student’s immigration case

MELANIE WHITING An appeal to allow an Iranian student to apply for a partnership visa while on shore is being considered by the Federal Government after she was sent to immigration detention. Mojgan Shamsalipoor, 21, who came by boat to … [Read more...]

Wild Ride for Brisbane

JANELSA OUMA               The all new Ford Mustang is soon to arrive in Australia. Source: Flickr. The wait is almost over for the 2,000 Australian Ford customers who have pre-purchased the iconic American Mustang. The car that inspired the … [Read more...]