Exhibition to capture emotion of KP120 protests

Portraits of Protest project

HARLLY A LEWIS Two Brisbane-based journalists are working on plans for an immersive photographic exhibition about the Kangaroo Point protests, and the detained refugees known as the KP120.   The project, dubbed “Portraits of Protest”, … [Read more...]

Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

‘The Mowerman’ hits Gold Coast for Bravehearts

Bravehearts White Balloon Day

SAMARA MCRAE AND STAFF WRITERS Seventy-five-year-old Robina resident Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey will be pushing his famed lawn mower from Coolangatta to Hope Island and back this week to help raise money for Bravehearts’ White Balloon … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 10 September 2020

How has COVID-19 affected university students, the media, teachers and even the sex work industry? We discuss the importance of mental health and engaging a conversation with friends, family and peers. And finally, we look into the scouting movement … [Read more...]

Brisbane band takes gigs to the street

Benjamin Von Einam and Andy Johnston

GARRY LONG Brisbane based BenJamBand is taking it to the street, performing free live gigs on the back of a trailer in various locations around the city.   Unable to play at traditional venues thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, the band … [Read more...]

Cancer Council tool targets Queensland youth

Cancer Council Queensland risk calculator scores

LILY NOLAN Cancer Council Queensland have rolled out their latest tool to promote skin cancer awareness and this one is aimed specifically at the state’s youth.   The campaign, which kicked off in August, uses a Cancer Risk Calculator … [Read more...]

Awareness week supports students’ mental health

Students discussing mental health issues

HARLLY A LEWIS This week staff and students from Griffith University are taking part in the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, to encourage conversation and awareness about mental health issues.   The week’s events … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 8 September 2020

How has Covid-19 affected healthcare for university students? What about caring for kids with special needs during these unprecedented times? We also look at the Australian horse racing industry and how racing has not stopped during the … [Read more...]

Brisbane cricket season back with a bang

Bill Albury Oval

DAN KELLY Brisbane Grade Cricket is back with some of the city’s - and the state’s - best cricketers taking to the field for the start of the 2020-21 season.   The return, thanks to Queensland Cricket's endorsement of Cricket … [Read more...]

Norths claim victory in cricket fightback

Brisbane First Grade Cricket round one

DAN KELLY Brisbane Grade Cricket recommenced last weekend with round one of the Bulls Masters First Grade One Day competition taking place across Brisbane.   It was the much-anticipated matchup of the round, with current and former … [Read more...]

Pandemic creates surge in pet adoptions

RSPCA worker

KAYLA SYLVESTER Pet shelters and animal rescues around Queensland say there has been a significant increase in animal adoptions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an increase in the number of people donating their time to animal … [Read more...]

Entries closing for Surf Woman of Year

The 2020 finalists from the Surf Girl program

DAN KELLY Surf Life Saving Queensland have revitalised their long-standing Surf Girl program by refreshing the brand to create the new Surf Woman of the Year program and award to celebrate the state’s most outstanding women in surf life … [Read more...]

New joke book fights fear with fun

Laugh-A-Bull will donate 500 copies of the book to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

HAYDYN EVANS A new joke book is taking dad jokes to the next level by using puns to help families fight fear with fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The book, named Laugh-A-Bull, was written by Melbourne dad Daniel Stones, who came up … [Read more...]

Local netball players get back on the court

Maddison Ryan

EMILY LOWE With new safe play restrictions in place, netball competitions around Queensland at both local and elite levels are back on the court, and players, coaches and supporters couldn’t be happier.   Coronavirus restrictions have … [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...]

COVID-19 tough on long distance relationships

Empty airport Photo Dyana Wing So on Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus travel ban has put an end to reunions for couples in long distance relationships that are currently facing indefinite separation.   Prior to COVID-19, many couples in long distance relationships were … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 3 September 2020

Coming up on The Source News today, we’re exploring cyber culture, and how technology has become the foundation of society. We’ll cover the impact Artificial intelligence is having on our world, and how international students are adapting to online … [Read more...]

Hospital piano project brings people together

Cardiac scientist Braden Dinham

KIARA BLINCO The Gold Coast University Hospital has introduced a baby grand piano into their main foyer in an effort to bring people together through music.   The piano was brought to the hospital in March as part of The Creative Health … [Read more...]