UQ event targets ovarian cancer

We’re In This Together ovarian cancer charity event

JESSICA MYLNE Female-based societies at the University of Queensland (UQ) are joining forces to support the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s ovarian cancer research through their We’re In This Together Ovarian Cancer Charity … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]

Cows find safe haven in hinterland

Gavin and Graham Save A Cow Foundation

JAKE DAY In the Sunshine Coast hinterland is a little-known haven for cows that have been re-homed from beef and dairy farms around the South East. The cows have all been “rescued” by one man, Anthony Walsgott. Mr Walsgott has given a home … [Read more...]

Inaugural Japanese cultural festival a success

Yosakoi performance at the Japanese Festival

TYLER HOWLETT Brisbane’s inaugural Matsuri Japanese Festival has been heralded a success by organisers and visitors to the fledgling event. The festival or “matsuri” (which means “festival” in Japanese) took place at the Mount Gravatt … [Read more...]

Green Heart Fair tackles sustainable travel

Jake Whitehead Green Heart Fair

Peta McEachern Brisbane’s Green Heart Fair has branched out this year to tackle the issue of sustainable travel, with a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. The fair, which is Brisbane’s largest free sustainability festival, showcased a “Move … [Read more...]

Universities and schools put focus on sustainability

UQ sustainability coordinator Suzanne Davis

ISABELLA CHENG Universities and schools around the country are making a big effort to be environmentally responsible and sustainable. One of the universities placing a strong focus on sustainability is the University of Queensland, which is … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk backs down on fluoride promise

PATRICK CONNORS Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently backed down on the issue of water fluoridation, claiming the Labor government isn’t going to force local councils to change their stance on fluoride. Under the Newman … [Read more...]

Barack Obama encourages Australian youths to take climate change seriously

AUDREY COURTY   In a veiled swipe at the Abbott government, US President Barack Obama directly pleaded with Australia’s youth to pressure politicians to tackle climate change. Speaking at the University of Queensland three days … [Read more...]

UN Secretary General urges G20 leaders to back Green Climate Fund

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on G20 leaders to pledge to the Green Climate Fund to help reduce carbon emissions in developing nations. The United Nations Green Climate Fund redistributes … [Read more...]

G20 kicks off, police make only four arrests

KRYSATL GORDON Queensland Police say they are pleased with the protests that took place today with only four G20 protest related arrests. Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett said there were no incidents affecting motorcades, the spouses … [Read more...]