Female skateboarders shred stigma

Indigo Willing at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages around Brisbane are proving that skateboarding is not just a sport for boys, thanks to local group Girls Skate Brisbane. The group was created by three female skateboarders - Indigo Willing, Evie Ryder and Tora … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 4 October 2018

On today's show: We look at the government's decision to abolish the Tampon Tax; Australia's fake honey scandal; Facebook's massive security breach and we preview Bathurst 1000 before this weekend's big race.   … [Read more...]

Rock Up and Rip gets girls on board

Miranda Heymink at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages and skill levels took over Fairfield Skatepark on the weekend for a special event known as Rock Up and Rip. The event, which is in its second year, was organised by community group Girls Skate Brisbane, which … [Read more...]

Brisbane Pride March celebrates 27 years

Pride flags Brisbane Pride March 2018

MICHAEL SLEEP Brisbane celebrated its 27th annual Pride March on Saturday, the first in the city since same sex marriage was legalised in Australia late last year. The march began in Fortitude Valley and moved down Brunswick Street for 2.3 … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 20 September 2018

On today’s show: Prime minister Scott Morrison announces non-government schools will receive an extra 4.5 billion in government funding. There's been a second shark attack within 24 hours in the Whitsundays. Bushfires burn 20km north-west of Gympie. … [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...]

Women’s ACL injury reduction becomes cross-code goal

Miranda Ohara puts Jess Wuetschner through injury risk reduction training

EMMA DILLON There are many barriers for women participating in elite level sport; most female athletes need to work to supplement their playing income, access to facilities is often arranged to accommodate men’s fixtures, and media coverage remains … [Read more...]

Writer’s festival event puts focus on ecology

Author Darryl Jones

ISABELLA CHENG The Brisbane Writers Festival is back this week, bringing literary fans in touch with more than 200 international and local writers through a series of special events held around Brisbane. This year’s festival theme is “what the … [Read more...]