RSL the unsung heroes for Queensland veterans

Anzac Day medals

TYLER SALZLECHNER AND STAFF WRITERS Major public events, such as ANZAC day and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II earlier this year, remind us about the service carried out by members of Australia’s armed forces, both past and … [Read more...]

Dignity needs more help this August

Dignity Drive at Woolworths August 2020

LILY NOLAN  National charity Share the Dignity is partnering with Woolworths again this month for their Dignity Drive, but this time around they need even more help due to the impact of COVID-19.   The charity, which is partnering with … [Read more...]

Covering COVID

Photo Essay by Dylan CrawfordThe images taken over a ten-week COVID lockdown visualise the eerie silence and sense of isolation that cast a shadow over Brisbane, a bustling city of 2.3 million people. From the empty Brisbane river foreshore to row … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [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...]

Mental health sector struggles under NDIS

NDIS request form

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane mental health service providers are concerned the transition to the disability-focused National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may leave some mental health workers and their clients feeling insufficiently … [Read more...]

‘It’s me or jail’: foster care crisis warning

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Grame Hopf has seen almost everything in 48 years of foster caring. He takes on the most extreme cases, and his home is littered with the proof of it – holes punched in the walls and doors, the windows replaced 10 times over. … [Read more...]

Guides brave the cold for homelessness

Ready for bed at Chain of Cardboard Cities Redland Bay

MICAELA ABOODY Brisbane Girl Guides have helped raise awareness of homelessness by sleeping in a cardboard "city" in Redland Bay on Saturday night. The event, dubbed Chain of Cardboard Cities, took place at PGL Kindilan Outdoor Education … [Read more...]