Music helps people with a disability

Music therapy with children

MICAELA ABOODY Music is a powerful thing. It can make your happy when you’re sad and arouse memories of particular times, places and moments that you thought you’d forgotten. But, for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

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...]

Community approach needed for suicide prevention

Neumann and O'Donovan at the World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane's World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum is encouraging everyone in the community to play a part in helping to reduce the incidence of suicide. The annual forum, organised by the Australian Institute for … [Read more...]

Volunteers build networks during festival season

Brisbane Festival volunteer coordinator Zac Reimers

ASHLEE STENNER No one knows the importance of networking more than volunteer veteran turned Brisbane Festival volunteer organiser, Zac Reimers.  Mr Reimers spent six years volunteering in various music and guest-orientated positions at the … [Read more...]

Redlands ripe with 60th RedFest success

Strawberries at RedFest 2018

DANICA STREADER The Redland Showgrounds were packed last week with punnets of strawberry-themed fun as visitors enjoyed sweet success of the 60th annual RedFest Strawberry Festival. RedFest began in 1958 with local farmers selling strawberries … [Read more...]

Guides brave the cold for homelessness

Ready for bed at Chain of Cardboard Cities Redland Bay

MICAELA ABOODY Brisbane Girl Guides have helped raise awareness of homelessness by sleeping in a cardboard "city" in Redland Bay on Saturday night. The event, dubbed Chain of Cardboard Cities, took place at PGL Kindilan Outdoor Education … [Read more...]

Brisbane Lines win 2018 Reclink Brisbane Community Cup

Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett with Reclink founder Peter Cullen holding up the 2018 cup

EMMA DILLON The Brisbane Lines took out the third annual Reclink Brisbane Community Cup yesterday, winning the match 6.7.43 - 5.6.36. The Reclink Brisbane Community Cup is an all-star AFL match pitting the Brisbane Lines, a team of music … [Read more...]

Community spirit shines at the Gold Coast Show

JAIME-LEE WOODS This year's Gold Coast Show weekend saw residents from all corners of the coast come together to celebrate the local community. Gold Coast musicians, artists, dancers and businesses were showcased at the Bundall event which … [Read more...]