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...]

RSPCA Cupcake Day helps animals in need

RSPCA’s Cupcake Day

SERENA HERR The RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is on again this October, encouraging supporters to participate by either hosting a baking party or donating, to raise funds to fight animal cruelty.   Cupcake Day is the RSPCA’s annual national … [Read more...]

Parliament to debate Job-ready Graduates Package

Graduates Photo Courtesy Brett Jordan/Unsplash

ELIZABETH FOSTER, JADE MACBETH AND STAFF WRITERS It’s been a tough few months for the university sector and some experts argue the situation may be about to get worse with the controversial Job-ready Graduates Package scheduled for debate in … [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...]

Mindfulness proves effective for students

Mindfulness and meditation Simon Rae Unsplash

ELIZABETH FOSTER Mindfulness has been a hot topic in the media in recent years, but despite the impression social media influencers and the burgeoning adult colouring book industry may have created, the practice is far from new.   In … [Read more...]

Stylish headwear helps women with hair loss

Sam Corbett’s Bald & The Beautiful turbans

HONGYUE WU AND STAFF WRITERS When Gold Coast mother Sam Corbett was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012 and started chemotherapy, one of the biggest hurdles was losing her beautiful brown hair.   But the Reedy Creek … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 1 October 2020

In today's episode of The Source News, we discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the music industry. We learn more about the businesses struggling to make a profit as venue caps and movement restrictions have decimated live music. We also hear from … [Read more...]

Get checked for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BCNA Pink Bun campaign

TAYLAH GRAY Experts are reminding Australian women of the importance of regular check-ups and early detection ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which kicks off on October 1.   Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) spokesperson … [Read more...]

Rebuilt Binna Burra Lodge going strong

Binna Burra Lodge's new Sky Lodges

LIV EINEMO TOENJUM AND STAFF WRITERS Binna Burra Lodge is open again almost a year after the original lodge was destroyed by bushfire, thanks to a strong brand and a concentrated recovery effort.   The Lamington National Park ecotourism … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 29 September 2020

Today on The Source News, we delve into the world of sports, we look into community sports being hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, a new soccer league coming to Queensland focused on helping middle-aged men lose weight through sport, sports players’ … [Read more...]

Five-year-old’s book embraces difference

Alexis Kalofonos

ALEX MCKENNA A five-year-old Gold Coast girl with cerebral palsy has written and published a children's book about kindness and embracing people with differences.   Alexis Kalofonos was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just six months … [Read more...]