Skin cancer sufferers push for sun safety

Beach in summer Photo: Courtesy Lacie Slezak/Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE Skin cancer sufferers are highlighting the need for increased sun safety practices as Australia enters the warmer months when damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun is at its highest.   Experts agree that … [Read more...]

LGBT+ community struggles over COVID stresses

Stress on young people

ALEXANDER MCKENNA COVID-19 and the social isolation it has created is having a negative effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT+ community both in Australia and around the world.   The pandemic affects people in different … [Read more...]

Title fight puts boxer safety in spotlight

Boxers in the ring

JESSE O’KEEFE  The responsibility of trainers in relation to boxer safety in the ring and the need to protect boxers from the risks of brain injury are in the spotlight following last month’s controversial stoppage of the Australian lightweight … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 15 September 2020

Today on The Source News we look into how community services are coping with the increased need created by the fires and pandemic, including teens separated from their weekly group activities. We discuss how the Queensland restrictions are impacting … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 15 September 2020

Today on The Source News we will explore different areas of digital culture that are relied upon even more than usual, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We discuss the ways increased reliance on the internet and virtual mediums has reshaped … [Read more...]

Music label 4000 Records turns one

The Holy Rollercoasters

LILY HIRST Brisbane music label 4000 Records is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement of three live music shows over the next three months in local venues.   The label, which is run by Brisbane local John Russell, manages … [Read more...]

PCYC’s RUBY program gets funding boost

PCYC’s RUBY program CommBank grant

SAMARA MCRAE The Gold Coast branch of the PCYC has received a $10,000 funding boost for their RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) program for women affected by domestic or family violence.   The money is part of the CommBank Staff Foundation … [Read more...]

Exhibition to capture emotion of KP120 protests

Portraits of Protest project

HARLLY A LEWIS Two Brisbane-based journalists are working on plans for an immersive photographic exhibition about the Kangaroo Point protests, and the detained refugees known as the KP120.   The project, dubbed “Portraits of Protest”, … [Read more...]

Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

‘The Mowerman’ hits Gold Coast for Bravehearts

Bravehearts White Balloon Day

SAMARA MCRAE AND STAFF WRITERS Seventy-five-year-old Robina resident Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey will be pushing his famed lawn mower from Coolangatta to Hope Island and back this week to help raise money for Bravehearts’ White Balloon … [Read more...]