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-	PHOTO: Southbank Parklands (Source – (Source – Kgbo, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

QLD Election Explainer: Implementing greenspace In urban development

October 30, 2020

The Queensland state government has control of the balance between infrastructure growth and the development...

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QLD Election Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

October 30, 2020

Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand...

PHOTO: EV charging station. Source: (Flickr: Grand Canyon National Park

Qld Election Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

October 29, 2020

Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an...

PHOTO: A typical bore pump on Tamborine Mountain (image by Abby Williams)

Qld Election Explainer: Water Security for the Gold Coast Hinterland

October 29, 2020

The Gold Coast hinterland conjures images of waterfalls, lush rainforests and subtropical climate, but...

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Qld Election Explainer: Private vs public prisons

October 29, 2020

In July 2020, the Queensland Government completed the transition of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre...

Native lizards have been discovered with rat poison in their livers. Picture credit: JJ Harrison (

Scientists sound alarm as rat poison found in native snakes and lizards

October 28, 2020

Native snakes and lizards harbour rat poison in their livers that act like toxic time bombs and spread...

PHOTO: The Pacific Highway (M1), Oxenford (Source: MDRX)

Qld Election Explainer: The Gold Coast’s “Second M1”

October 27, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 crisis hanging heavily over Australian politics, quarrels about the M1 have saturated...

PHOTO: Toondah Harbour’s pristine wetlands at low tide (Source: Christie Gallois)

Qld Election Explainer: Developing Toondah Harbour

October 27, 2020

Occupying hectares of wetlands and housing hundreds of native species, Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour...

The MCG - where you'd usually expect to find our AFL heroes - not in a ballet studio?

The Last Time I Cried: A reimagining of masculinity

October 26, 2020

The question is simple; the concept: ground-breaking. When was the last time you cried? Hamish...

Time to get to work: Bee broker Jonathan Monson deploys some of the 1.5 billion bees that have been travelling across the east coast as part of the annual pollination season. Photo: Jess Malcolm

As almond orchards blossom, busy bees get to work

October 20, 2020

It’s 5am on a frigid August morning and Trevor Monson is at the wheel of his 16-wheeler truck on the...

There was a marked decrease in the number of hospital beds available in South Australian public psychiatric hospitals in 2017/18 with just 157 beds, compared to 225 in 2016/17.

Hope, despite a broken mental health system

October 20, 2020

Many people face an uphill battle in obtaining help for their mental health – not just overcoming the stigma attached to seeking help, but also in terms of the quality of care available from an underfunded and understaffed health service. Thankfully, grassroots projects are providing support to those in need.

Climbing is more than a race to the top

Climbing is more than a race to the top

October 20, 2020

As the extreme sport of climbing grows in popularity, seasoned climbers share the thrills and challenges of solving nature's puzzles.

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