The Source News on Global Digital – 12 September 2019

Coming up today on The Source News, we hear about the two teenagers charged in relation to the Sunshine Coast bushfires, the potential prospect of an Indigenous War memorial in Brisbane’s Anzac Square, the impact of illegal massage parlours on the … [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...]

Activists rally to support abortion Bill

Abortion rights campaigner

LUKE ANSCOMBE Pro-choice activists marched from Brisbane’s city hall to the state parliament building this week in support of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, which would decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The Bill, which is based on a … [Read more...]

Geoffrey Robertson opens Brisbane Writers Festival

Geoffrey Robertson Brisbane Writers Festival

JARED PRESTWIDGE The Brisbane Writers Festival kicked off at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre last night with an address by Geoffrey Robertson QC. The event, which runs until September 9, features both local and international … [Read more...]

Buried beneath the Broadwater

EDEN PARKES  Being laid to rest on the Gold Coast may soon include a sub-aquatic option, with the council considering a new development beneath the waters of the Southport Broadwater. It is proposed that from 2019, private individuals could have … [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...]

Abortion groups at odds over safe access zones

Pregnancy test

EMMA DILLON Pro-choice groups have welcomed the introduction of proposed new legislation to decriminalise abortion and implement safe access zones around clinics in Queensland, but anti-abortion protesters say it will lead to unwanted … [Read more...]

Jetstar to boost tourism with direct flights to Uluru

Uluru

DANICA STREADER An additional 28,000 travellers are expected to visit the Northern Territory each year in the wake of Jetstar Airways’ inaugural direct flight from Brisbane to Uluru on August 3. The new service will fly directly from Brisbane … [Read more...]

Gold Coast in the race for world athletics championships

ELOISE LE GROS The Gold Coast is a possible candidate to host future International Association of Athletics Federations’ world championships, according to its president. IAAF President Sebastian Coe said the federation may be looking to the … [Read more...]

Young athletes embody the spirit of Youth Week

SERENA HERR Age is no barrier for some young Australians and a small group of innovators are encouraging others to believe in themselves as Queensland’s first Youth Week events unfold across the state. Queensland Youth Week 2018 is being … [Read more...]