Locals fight to make Kirra a formal suburb

Currumbin MP Laura Gerber and Kirra local Piers Booth

COURTNEY THOMAS Kirra locals are petitioning for the iconic surfing hotspot to become an official suburb in its own right rather than just a part of Coolangatta.   Kirra has not been legally gazetted under the Place Names Act 1994 as a … [Read more...]

Brisbane deputy mayor petitions for cheaper public transport

BENNET NICHOL   Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner is petitioning the Queensland State Government for cheaper public transport fares. Cr Schrinner started a change.org petition to raise awareness about high TransLink service … [Read more...]

Brisbane Christian Ministers call for G20 climate change focus

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND Eleven Christian ministers from five Brisbane churches sent a letter to the Federal Government petitioning for climate change to be added to the G20 summit agenda. The Spokesman for the ministers Dean of St Johns Anglican … [Read more...]

Breakthrough drug trials to treat Cystic Fibrosis

EMMA McCLUNEY A new drug called Kalydeco has given hope to Cystic Fibrosis sufferers all over the world, despite only being in its trial phase. Although looking healthy and running a successful photography business in Brisbane, Alex Parker … [Read more...]

Fight for the Barrett Adolescence Centre continues

TAMARA SYDENHAM The Newman Government is yet to guarantee that current facilities offered at the Barrett Adolescent Centre at Wacol will be replicated. An expert panel determined that the Barrett Centre model should be sustained to provide … [Read more...]

Public hits back at anti-funding petition for gay festival

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane residents have hit back at an attempt to axe funding for the city’s most popular gay and lesbian festival through a new online petition. The petition, lodged on Brisbane City Council’s website by Manly resident Matthew … [Read more...]

BCC under pressure to axe Pride Festival funding

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane City Council is under pressure to axe funding for the city’s largest gay and lesbian festival after receiving hundreds of signatures on an online petition. Brisbane Pride Festival president Deeje Hancock said there would … [Read more...]