PCYC’s RUBY program gets funding boost

PCYC’s RUBY program CommBank grant

SAMARA MCRAE The Gold Coast branch of the PCYC has received a $10,000 funding boost for their RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) program for women affected by domestic or family violence.   The money is part of the CommBank Staff Foundation … [Read more...]

Hot weather has snakes feeling frisky

STEPHANIE DAVIS As you're getting ready for a hot summer, so are the snakes and they're feeling frisky! It is a good idea to put the number for your local licensed snake catcher in your phone for when you spot one of the … [Read more...]

$100 mil to make women feel safer on the streets and at home

INGE HANSEN HOLLY WARE CARLY MADSEN   Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced a $100 million funding package to deal with domestic violence in Australia. The package will focus on making women feel safer on the … [Read more...]

Jayde Kendall remembered as a bubbly teen with ‘bright eyes’

A sea of mourners have turned out in Gatton this afternoon to farewell local teen Jayde Kendall. Marking three weeks since the 16 year olds body was located in an Upper Tent Hill paddock, family and friends came together today to remember a … [Read more...]

Return to sex education

HIV Testing

HAYDEN MCKEE A recent study by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales has found that 52.5% of new HIV infections occur among the tertiary education age group. A Queensland Health spokesperson said the message of 'get HIV … [Read more...]

New exemptions in Queensland helmet laws said to be a back-pedal in safety

MATT HARDIE Wherever cycling is present, there is frequent debate over when and where riders feel it necessary to wear a helmet. Whether it is riding for leisure, competition or transport, some see the use of a helmet as basic safety or legal … [Read more...]

Prevention is better than a cure for Brisbane’s nightclub patrons

  MATT HARDIE Night safety has been an ongoing concern for years and exposure to support organisations for distressed patrons is paramount. Statistics indicate that risks of long-term neurological and social deficiencies are linked to … [Read more...]