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...]

The last straw: living zero-waste

MONIQUE PUEBLOS The world is drowning in pre-packaged goods and single-use plastics, but some people are determined not to add to the rubbish pile, joining the burgeoning zero-waste movement. Gold Coaster Kimberly Hodgson, a recent devotee to the … [Read more...]

Pin ups, rockabilly and classics hit Coast

ERIN SEMMLER More than 30 classic cars rolled into the Paddock at Helensvale NightQuarter over the weekend. Father’s Day Car Show participant John Moylan said he was happy to be involved in the new event. “They’ve (organisers) looked after all … [Read more...]

Coast youth check out Check It Fest

ERIN SEMMLER Gold Coast youth enjoyed a free music festival on Saturday, featuring live entertainment, freebies, interactive activities and the infamous Check My Talent competition. Headspace partnership manager Steve Hackett has been involved in … [Read more...]

The Source News 18 October

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Instagram opening doors to healthy lifestyles

AARON COOPER Social media is often regarded as a toxic element of modern life and regularly draws the ire of many complaining about its time-wasting and inspiration-killing capabilities. However, platforms such as Instagram are fast becoming … [Read more...]

Maroochydore to revolutionise waste disposal

LIAM WIDDICOMBE Following a contract signed between the Sunshine Coast regional council and Swedish waste company Envac, the Maroochydore CBD will see over six kilometres of underground vacuum pipes installed in an effort to  make the city one … [Read more...]

Sea Shepherd gears up to stop new Japanese whaling fleet

THOMAS PITTS Sea Shepherd is heading up their new campaign 'Operation Nemesis' which  entails preparing a fleet to combat a renewed Japanese whaling armada that is setting out to hunt 300 whales in the Southern Antarctic Oceans. Japan have … [Read more...]

Documentary: Refugee Restaurant

ANNA J. JAMES   In 2015, Australia resettled 9,399 refugees. Studies show that over a quarter of these refugees suffer from a mental illness within 12 months of resettlement. This documentary is the first report in the Spotlight … [Read more...]

The Great Australian Plight

SHARN KENNEDY The decision on BP's application to drill in the Great Australian Bight has been delayed, as new data shows that a spill in the region could have wide-spreading consequences across Australia. An oil spill within the Bight is predicted … [Read more...]