Explainer: Implementing greenspace In urban development

Indio Myles The Queensland state government has control of the balance between infrastructure growth and the development of green space in urban areas. Where do the main parties stand on prioritising this balance?  The benefits of … [Read more...]

Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

Monique Mita Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand on an issue that disproportionately affects women? The brutal murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in the Brisbane suburb of … [Read more...]

Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

Benjamin Ruge Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an electric vehicle strategy. They share the ambition to increase the number of battery charging stations throughout the state. The LNP … [Read more...]

Explainer: Water Security for the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Abby Williams The Gold Coast hinterland conjures images of waterfalls, lush rainforests and subtropical climate, but when drought descends over South East Queensland, hinterland communities experience it in full force. The mountainous region behind … [Read more...]

Explainer: Private vs public prisons

Jasmine Camp In July 2020, the Queensland Government completed the transition of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre from private to public control. The State’s last privatised prison, the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, is scheduled … [Read more...]

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...]

Explainer: Developing Toondah Harbour

Kate Fea Occupying hectares of wetlands and housing hundreds of native species, Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour is an ecological haven, and developers want to cash in on it. PHOTO: Toondah Harbour’s pristine wetlands at low tide (Source: … [Read more...]

Rural communities fight mental health strain

NSW farming photo Bec Ritchie Unsplash

ERIN RIETDYK There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being hit by drought, flood, bushfires, and now COVID-19.   But with the right amount of support and community engagement, … [Read more...]

Pandemic no hindrance for Logan BBQ joint

It's Good BBQ's new storefront in Daisy Hill

ERIN RIETDYK COVID-19 has had significant repercussions on many businesses in Southeast Queensland, but a new Logan eatery is thriving amid the pandemic.   It’s Good BBQ, located in Daisy Hill, is owned and operated by Brian Dean, a … [Read more...]

Titans highlight club focus on reconciliation

Titans Reconciliation Action Plan

ALEXANDRA WELLS The Gold Coast Titans launched their third Reconciliation Action Plan last week showcasing the club’s commitment to involving reconciliation in their business and culture.   The launch of the plan included a performance … [Read more...]

Pet owners urged to be vigilant this tick season

Fur friends

MAX WILLIAMSON Tick season is upon us again, and vets are urging pet owners to be extra vigilant to protect their fur friends from the damaging effects of tick paralysis.   Tick paralysis is a serious condition that is easily treated, … [Read more...]

Cultural safety training helps close health gap

Close the gap

HAYDYN EVANS Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit is leading the charge when it comes to eliminating racism in Australia’s health care system.   Over the past five years the First Peoples Health Unit has been working to … [Read more...]

Gold Coast yoga studio offers supportive space

Soul Squeeze studio clients

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS A Gold Coast mother has embraced COVID-19 lockdown and found a solution for those seeking mental and physical stability during the pandemic by transforming an old work shed on her property into a yoga … [Read more...]

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...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 8 October 2020

On today’s episode of The Source News, we discuss how COVID-19 has affected small business owners and how they have adapted to the changes necessary to operate. We will be exploring the immense physical and mental toll that the Coronavirus has had on … [Read more...]

Youth group shares the love in Brisbane

PICQ Youth hamper delivery

MAX WILLIAMSON AND STAFF WRITERS This year has been a difficult, uncertain year for people around the world thanks to COVID-19, but amongst the stress and the chaos there are local groups going to great lengths to help communities get back on their … [Read more...]

Woongoolba pool closure saddens locals

Woongoolba Aquatic Centre

ALEX WELLS The permanent closure of the City of Gold Coast’s Woongoolba Aquatic Centre has left locals feeling disappointed and potentially facing a long, hot summer.   The Woongoolba pool, which opened 50 years ago in 1970, has been a … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 6 October 2020

In today's episode of The Source News, we explore the bush to understand what has caused the re-emergence of rare birds in the local area. We also take a close look at what new technologies have adapted parts of society due to COVID-19's social … [Read more...]