Assisted dying and euthanasia: the discussion that divides Australia.

    By ERIN SEMMLER   We have birth plans, education plans and marriage plans but we don’t have a death plan. Should  Australians have the right to choose when they die? In July this year, an expert panel handed down … [Read more...]

Fighting the good fight for Free Speech

BY MICAELA ABOODY Threats to and censorship of freedom of speech around the world are real and increasing, and for Jodie Ginsberg she believes it is something we should recognise more. Jodie Ginsberg, Chair of Index on Censorship, spoke on the … [Read more...]

#Integrity20 that’s a wrap for 2017

  MITCHELL KROEHN Integrity 20 has come and gone for another year.  With a large turn out this year attendees enjoyed lively discussion and debate from philosophers, experts, satirists, academics, futurists,  and the list goes on.  The … [Read more...]

Power to the People Panel powwow Populist Politics

By JAKE DAY Luke Stegemann is a writer, editor, and Hispanist based in South-East Queensland. Mr Stegemann lead the Power to the People panel at Integrity 2017 with Rachel Kleinfeld, Masha Gessen, and Geoffrey Robertson. The panel of experts debated … [Read more...]

The nature of truth, hate speech and free speech

BY SAMANTHA BALDRY Professor Rae Langton, a professor in Philosophy at Cambridge University, spoke at the Integrity 20 conference today about free speech, hate speech and the nature of truth. After delivering a keynote presentation defining hate … [Read more...]

Populism and the Elite: An interview with Geoffrey Robertson QC

  BY DANICA STREADER Is populism any different from elitism? Geoffrey Robertson QC is a leading human rights barrister, author and broadcaster, who joined a panel of experts at the Integrity 2017 Conference to discuss the global … [Read more...]

Professor Julianne Schultz on free speech in the media

  BY ERIN SEMMLER Professor Julianne Schultz, founding editor of Griffith Review says 'the media has the power to turn the level of civilisation up or down'. Professor Schultz chaired this morning's Integrity 20 panel on free speech, … [Read more...]

Acai taking over the Gold Coast

CAILLIN PALMERO Widely regarded as the number one superfood, Acai has quickly taken over the Gold Coast’s breakfast scene and become a staple on many beach side café menus. With its wide range of health benefits and sweet tasting flavour, … [Read more...]

Broadbeach welcomes world’s first sand hostel

From the 20th-23rd of September Gold Coasters experienced the world's first hostel made from 24 tonnes of sand. The idea envisioned by Hostel World and Gold Coast Tourism, aimed to challenge the perception of shared accommodation. In a … [Read more...]

Community spirit shines at the Gold Coast Show

JAIME-LEE WOODS This year's Gold Coast Show weekend saw residents from all corners of the coast come together to celebrate the local community. Gold Coast musicians, artists, dancers and businesses were showcased at the Bundall event which … [Read more...]