Farmers struggle through drought

Farmer Graham Wilson

MICAELA ABOODY The current drought across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and inner Western Australia has left cattle and crop farmers struggling to keep their farms viable. Farmers and support organisations have said while the current … [Read more...]

Artist captures the beauty of the land

The Violet Van by Amanda Penrose Hart

ROMAN KATO Sydney-based artist Amanda Penrose Hart has just finished an exhibition of a new series of her work that focuses on the Australian landscape. The exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ ran from August 22 to … [Read more...]

Nick Earls returns as writers festival key speaker

JARED PRESTWIDGE Despite being the author of 26 books with two feature film adaptations, Nick Earls is still a home town guy. Known across Australia for his novels 48 Shades of Brown and Zigzag Street, the dry wit that runs through these works … [Read more...]

Therapy dog use on the rise in Australia

Darcy the therapy dog

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN It is not unusual to use physical therapy and rehabilitation to help people recover from accidents or injuries. It’s a tried and tested recovery technique. But in recent years a much newer and much more surprising recovery … [Read more...]

How netball turned Peace Proscovia’s life around

  TIM MILLER   Netball might not be the most high-profile sport at the Commonwealth Games, but just try telling Peace Proscovia it’s not the most important. Uganda’s inspirational netball captain and flag-bearer has been the … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Games Day 7

The Village Source daily wrap of events happening in and around the Gold Coast day 7 of the Commonwealth Games.  Tim Miller and Emily Stein are at the desk with your daily wrap, Georgia Costi heads down to Broadbeach to the Aboriginal Embassy,and … [Read more...]

So close and yet so far for some athletes

    SAKARA BELL ERIN SEMMLER For every athlete who made it to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, there are scores whose hopes have been dashed by last minute injuries and other obstacles. After years of preparation, … [Read more...]

One Team, One Dream

  ASHLEIGH JANSEN Inclusion has been one of the main goals for organisers of this years 2018 Commonwealth Games. Ensuring everyone, no matter age, gender, nationality, race, religion, socio-economic demographic, and disability are to … [Read more...]

GC2018 Daily Wrap

    Daily wrap from Griffith University’s journalism students covering the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Thirty-five journalism students and five photo-journalism students are producing content for the GC2018 … [Read more...]

Assisted dying and euthanasia: the discussion that divides Australia.

    By ERIN SEMMLER   We have birth plans, education plans and marriage plans but we don’t have a death plan. Should  Australians have the right to choose when they die? In July this year, an expert panel handed down … [Read more...]