LGBT+ community struggles over COVID stresses

Stress on young people

ALEXANDER MCKENNA COVID-19 and the social isolation it has created is having a negative effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT+ community both in Australia and around the world.   The pandemic affects people in different … [Read more...]

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...]

Charities struggle to cope during pandemic

Homeless in Southport

SAMARA MCRAE Charities on the Gold Coast have been struggling to provide valuable services to people experiencing homelessness since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.   Some of the charitable organisations had to close down when … [Read more...]

Refugees need our support too

ALEX CORBY The Government are currently aiming for Queenslanders to be the healthiest people in the world within the next ten years. Centred in this mission is mental health and aiding suffers across a broad spectrum. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Domestic violence support needed for migrant families

BENNET NICHOL Australia is renowned internationally for having a spirit of mate-ship, comradery and community support. Yet domestic violence still pervades our society; over 80 women die annually as a direct result of physical abuse at … [Read more...]

Food retailers misuse Australian Farmer’s Logo

ANIKA MCMAHON   Hospitality and food retailers have been accused of misusing the "Australian Farmers" logo in an attempt to increase their own sales. Fair food organisation, FoodConnect has been working to uncover false claims by … [Read more...]

Reporting on domestic violence leaves much to be desired

BRENT ROW Advocates for the prevention of domestic violence have called for more effective media reporting on domestic violence. Following a serious assault on a Gold Coast woman last week, media reporting focused on the perpetrator’s … [Read more...]