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...]

Debate continues over Gold Coast shark nets

Great White Shark Gerald Schombs/Unsplash

CRYSTAL FOX AND ROSE MANSON The use of controversial shark nets to reduce the chances of shark attacks on Gold Coast beaches continues to cause debate, with many believing the nets are too much of a danger to other marine animals.   The … [Read more...]

Donations vital for busy wildlife hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

ALEX MCKENNA Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, but without donations and the support of the community the hospital would be unable to keep its doors open.     The Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Debate continues over Palm Beach light rail

Gold Coast light rail

DINA GETOVA Palm Beach residents are continuing to speak out against the fourth stage of the Gold Coast light rail project, which would extend the track to the Gold Coast Airport. Palm Beach local Karen Rowles has been campaigning against any … [Read more...]

Climate activism votes with its feet

School Strike 4 Climate Brisbane

ATHENA ZELANDONII With mounting scientific data and increasingly urgent warnings being made about the potential effects of climate change, it is perhaps no surprise that people around the world are beginning to take a stand to demand action from … [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...]

Festival raises awareness for endangered whales

Humpback whale

KRISTINA TRAJKOVSKI Marine mammal research organisation Humpbacks and High-rises is holding the Gold Coast’s first whale festival on August 31 to raise awareness of endangered marine animals.   Humpbacks and High-rises (HHR) is a … [Read more...]

Butterflies for Biodiversity

By Connie Savage The famous butterfly walk at Woodford Folk Festival Photo by Connie Savage Wandering around Woodford Folk Festival you may have noticed areas with large colourful signs emblazoned with the message: ‘RESERVED FOR … [Read more...]

From Tent Cities to Tree Tops: The lives of Grassroots Activists

by Elizabeth Foster Jim Kay shows how a tree-sit protest is done at the Woodford Folk Festival. Photo by Elizabeth Foster @Fooster_Rooster You’d be hard strapped to find a music festival more environmentally conscious than the Woodford Folk … [Read more...]