Women’s football gets popularity boost

Queensland Lions FC

JACK HOLT Interest in women’s football is on the rise, with Australia bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup and 570,000 watching Australia’s first Women’s World Cup match in France on SBS in June.   Football has become Australia’s most … [Read more...]

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Warning signs at Clarkes Beach entry point

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Byron Bay is known for its laidback lifestyle and it’s nine beautiful surfing beaches, which make Australia’s most easterly town something of a tourist mecca.   However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing … [Read more...]

Southport High burns as holidays end

Southport State High School on fire

MONICA ADAIR Gold Coast police and firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at Southport State High School in the early hours of this morning.   The fire at the Smith Street high school comes only a few days before the … [Read more...]

Gold Coast company sets sights on moon

James Gilmour, Karen Andrews MP and Adam Gilmore

ASHLEIGH JANSEN A Gold Coast based space technology company is hoping to benefit from the Morrison government’s $150 million dollar investment into Australia’s budding space industry, and hopes the investment will see man get back on the … [Read more...]

Gun-ho sport spreads across Queensland

Gel ball gear

MICHIE LEPPARD Gel ball blasters or gel ball guns are an ongoing source of controversy in Australia, with supporters arguing that the realistic looking toy guns that are used in tactical gameplay should be regarded as a harmless sport rather than a … [Read more...]

Anxiety real for graduating students

Graduation anxiety

TILLY HANNAN For many university students around Australia, graduation time is rapidly approaching.   But the thought of the upcoming shift into the “real” world is causing some students to develop what has become known as “graduation … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 3 October 2019

Coming up on The Source News, we talk about the premiere of Dracula’s Cabaret new show Muertos, the misuse of pharmaceuticals in Australia and the man who walked free after allegedly putting another man in an induced coma. Also, on the show, we will … [Read more...]

Road racing not for the faint hearted

Tayla Relph

MATTHEW HENDRY AND STAFF WRITERS Motorsport is a tough and dangerous activity, but Tayla Relph has wanted to ride motorbikes since she was given her first Yamaha Pee Wee 50 motorbike when she was just three years old.   Relph is now a … [Read more...]

Ruin photography embraces history and decay

Ruin photography

JACK HOLT In recent years, ruin photography, sometimes called “ruin porn”, has been gaining more and more interest, both from photographers themselves and from people whose curiosity in the subject matter makes the photos compelling … [Read more...]

Textile artist shares passion through teaching

Artist Anne Leon

GEORGIA MARR Mullumbimby-based textile artist Anne Leon has been sharing her 30 years of experience in the business with a group of Indigenous women.   Ms Leon, who has a Diploma of Fine Art, specialises in textiles and screen-printing, … [Read more...]

Sanctuary provides safe haven for women

Bella’s Sanctuary Gold Coast

COURTNEY KRUK The Gold Coast’s new purpose-built bridging-accommodation facility for women and children who have escaped domestic violence, called Bella’s Sanctuary, is about to welcome its first tenant.   The five-unit facility, which … [Read more...]

Kids’ sports program caters to all abilities

Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program participants

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY A very special program on the Gold Coast is making sport inclusive by teaching fundamental sports skills to children with a range of disabilities.   The program, which is called the Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program, … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 1 October 2019

Today on the show, we'll hear about the anti-violence campaign against bus drivers in Brisbane, a new research shows schoolies don't know safe-sex options available, the effects of streaming services in Australia, and we spoke with a high-profile … [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...]

Festival promises to delight tea lovers

Laneway Tea Festival

JAKE KEARNAN Brisbane’s first Laneway Tea Festival will hit Bakery Lane in the Fortitude Valley on October 5, bringing a curated selection of all things tea related to delight the city’s tea lovers.   The festival will allow people to … [Read more...]

Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

Water restrictions at Warwick nursery

BEN HARDEN The ongoing drought in the Darling Downs area is bringing out the kindness of strangers, with people around the South East working together to come to the aide of drought-stricken communities by donating thousands of litres of drinking … [Read more...]

Performance highlights climate change effects

Griffith University drama students

MATTHEW HENDRY A group of Griffith University drama students are preparing to perform a play that highlights the effects of climate change.   The untitled performance, which takes place at the M10 theatre at Griffith University’s Mount … [Read more...]

Open House opens doors on local architecture

Old Windmill Tower

BRITTINY EDWARDS Brisbane’s most interesting buildings will once again be opening their doors to guests from October 12 to 13, as part of the 10th annual Brisbane Open House (BOH) event.   The event lets visitors and residents explore … [Read more...]