Why are governments putting democracy at risk by whittling away the rights of the Fourth Estate

Jodie Ginsberg pondering press freedom photos by Kasun Ubayasiri The ramifications of press freedoms coming under threat and the direct implications for democracy, were hotly debated at Integrity 20 today. Australian author and journalist Matt … [Read more...]

Diversity in Human Rights and Justice

Judge Navi Pillay's has spent her life championing human rights, after growing up under the apartheid regime in South Africa. The Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and international criminal law expert, is speaking tonight … [Read more...]

Halim Rane calls for understanding that all religions can co-exist

Having written more than 50 publications on Islam and Muslim issues, Halim Rane is passionate about increasing tolerance and understanding of Muslim ideology. Mr Rane led a schools discussion on Saudi Arabia as part of Griffith University's … [Read more...]

Queensland Students Hear Strategies to Beat Stress

BY EMILY LOWE The mental health of young Australians is worsening, and students need more strategies to understand their emotions and cope with the stresses of high school, university, and beyond, according to neuroscientist and positive … [Read more...]

High school students ponder `What’s the point of free speech’ at Integrity 20

Jesse O'Keefe Today schools from around Australia came to Brisbane for the beginning of Griffith University's three-day Integrity 20 conference, to explore topics of importance to society. Integrity 20’s student day comprised of musical performances, … [Read more...]

Food for thought: Integrity 20

ATHENA ZELANDONII What if your meat were grown in a petri dish?  Would you pay $200 for a burger? These questions and many more were up for discussion as part of the Integrity 20 school program hosted by Griffith University at the State Library of … [Read more...]

Veteran drag queens show how it’s done

Veteran Gold Coast drag queens Natasha St James, Sellma Soul and Scarlett Fever

TILLY HANNAN The drag queen scene on the Gold Coast is going strong, thanks to drag veterans Natasha St James, Sellma Soul and Scarlett Fever.   The three performers team up to put on the fierce, hilarious and entertaining dinner show, … [Read more...]

Women’s football gets popularity boost

Queensland Lions FC

JACK HOLT Interest in women’s football is on the rise, with Australia bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup and 570,000 watching Australia’s first Women’s World Cup match in France on SBS in June.   Football has become Australia’s most … [Read more...]

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Warning signs at Clarkes Beach entry point

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Byron Bay is known for its laidback lifestyle and it’s nine beautiful surfing beaches, which make Australia’s most easterly town something of a tourist mecca.   However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing … [Read more...]

Southport High burns as holidays end

Southport State High School on fire

MONICA ADAIR Gold Coast police and firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at Southport State High School in the early hours of this morning.   The fire at the Smith Street high school comes only a few days before the … [Read more...]