Explainer: The Gold Coast’s “Second M1”

Tiffany Horgan Despite the COVID-19 crisis hanging heavily over Australian politics, quarrels about the M1 have saturated this year’s campaigning. A Second M1 is the Gold Coast’s highly anticipated major road project aiming to … [Read more...]

Program set to inspire environmental crusaders

Larissa Rose Project 2020

ROSIE BALL A new Gold Coast environmental education and waste management program is preparing to inspire the next generation of environmental crusaders.   Project 2020 – a program designed to educate four to 12-year-old students about … [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...]

Paddle Against Plastic helps Norman Creek

Paddle Against Plastic

JESSICA MYLNE Waterway clean up group Ocean Crusaders are joining the N4C Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to host a Paddle Against Plastic event on September 29.   The event will use kayaks to help clear up the Norman … [Read more...]

BeachCare clean-up event hits Labrador

Gold Coast coastline

LOGAN WALKER This Saturday the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management will host a community BeachCare clean-up event at Harley Park in Labrador.   The event is part of the BeachCare coastal community engagement program run by Griffith … [Read more...]

Juggling birds with beds has benefits

MADDISON MANGAN  Kathryn Killingback sells beds for a living, but when it comes to native birdlife she isn’t prepared to take their survival lying down. The Burleigh Waters businesswoman has rescued more than 600 native animals during the past … [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...]

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...]

‘Enough is enough’ say Adani protesters

ERIN SEMMLER Stop Adani protesters gathered outside Labor MP Meaghan Scanlon’s office this morning following news of allegedly illegal drilling at Adani's Carmichael mine on Wednesday.   Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be the biggest in … [Read more...]

Queensland says goodbye to plastic bags

MEG BOLTON The Queensland Government has announced a state-wide ban on plastic bags, to take effect next year. From July 1, 2018, the Sunshine State will say goodbye to complementary bags at the checkout, forcing Queenslanders to either pay up or … [Read more...]