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...]

Leukaemia Foundation prepares to Light the Night

Light the Night Leukaemia Foundation

YUAN LIU AND STAFF WRITERS Thousands of Australians around the country will take part in a special virtual lantern lighting ceremony to raise money for blood cancer on October 10 this year.   The event, called Light the Night, is … [Read more...]

Brisbane Film Festival returns next week

High Ground (2020)

IRIS ZHANG AND STAFF WRITERS The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) is on again next week, showcasing a selection of more than 70 international and Australian new release features, documentaries, short films and retrospectives in … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 24 September 2020

Today on The Source News, we look into the anti-government protests in Egypt calling for the resignation of the Egyptian president. We also learn more about the whales that were stranded on a sandbar near Strahan on Tasmania’s west coast. We also … [Read more...]

Sports program instils confidence in girls

Suncorp Team Girls

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS Suncorp Australia’s Team Girls program is expanding thanks to a recent partnership with Sports Australia, which will help them get more young female players involved in a range of sports.   Suncorp’s … [Read more...]

FeelsClub to release new EP this week

FeelsClub

KAYLA SYLVESTER Brisbane four-piece band FeelsClub are releasing their second EP, A Wave Inevitable, tomorrow.   The band’s self-proclaimed “trash pop” style has been making waves in the Australian music scene, with each release from … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist announces new single release

Nathan MT

GARRY LONG Brisbane music artist Nathan MT has announced his upcoming single, “Snatch”, will be released by the end of the year.   Nathan Melvin-Tong, or Nathan MT as he is known professionally, creates songs in a fusion of indie, pop … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 22 September 2020

On today’s show, for The Source News, we learn more about the first high schoolers who are gaining an A-TAR in Queensland, under the added pressure of a pandemic. We look at the ways online learning is affecting practical studies, and what the … [Read more...]

Week puts focus on Queensland’s mental health

Queensland Mental Health Week

JADE MACBETH There’s no arguing that 2020 has been a stressful and unsettling year, which is why Queensland Mental Health Week couldn’t come at a better time.   The state-wide event runs from October 10 to 18 and is a joint initiative … [Read more...]

Program helps new mums in Tweed Shire

Hannah Van de Werff

KIARA BLINCO New mothers in the New South Wales’ Tweed Shire now have access to a free assistance program.   The volunteer-based program known as Support for New Mums offers a free home visiting service that supports the health and … [Read more...]

Drone home delivery service flies into Logan

Wing delivery drone carrying a package

JEAUN LEWIS Drone delivery service Wing has come to Logan City, with businesses delivering goods via drone to customers located in Marsden and Crestmead.   Wing delivers takeaway food from a number of restaurants in Marsden and … [Read more...]

COVID-19 adds twist to traditional weddings

Chloe Stephens and Sam Nilon

EMILY LOWE Wedding planners and loved up couples are finding unique ways to celebrate their special day despite restrictions due to the global pandemic.   Under current COVID-19 restrictions, weddings in Queensland and New South Wales … [Read more...]

Universities help fundraise for free legal service

My Community Legal Bunnings sausage sizzle

DINA GETOVA My Community Legal has begun a fundraising initiative in partnership with three Gold Coast universities to help provide free legal services for people experiencing financial hardship.   The legal centre is working with … [Read more...]

Skin cancer sufferers push for sun safety

Beach in summer Photo: Courtesy Lacie Slezak/Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE Skin cancer sufferers are highlighting the need for increased sun safety practices as Australia enters the warmer months when damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun is at its highest.   Experts agree that … [Read more...]

LGBT+ community struggles over COVID stresses

Stress on young people

ALEXANDER MCKENNA COVID-19 and the social isolation it has created is having a negative effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT+ community both in Australia and around the world.   The pandemic affects people in different … [Read more...]

Title fight puts boxer safety in spotlight

Boxers in the ring

JESSE O’KEEFE  The responsibility of trainers in relation to boxer safety in the ring and the need to protect boxers from the risks of brain injury are in the spotlight following last month’s controversial stoppage of the Australian lightweight … [Read more...]

Research brings hope for chronic fatigue sufferers

Josh Roberts

ROSIE BALL Eight years ago Josh Roberts was a fit and healthy teenager who loved running and academia, but these days he is forced to spend more than 20 hours each day in bed.   That’s because the 25-year-old has myalgic … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 15 September 2020

Today on The Source News we look into how community services are coping with the increased need created by the fires and pandemic, including teens separated from their weekly group activities. We discuss how the Queensland restrictions are impacting … [Read more...]