Author: Melissa Mackay

Australians come together to mark Sorry Day

Australians across the country gathered to commemorate the annual ‘Sorry Day’. This year has special significance. It’s 20 years since the “Bringing Them Home” report into the generations of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander children stolen from their families. Jesse

First time home buyers urged to get in quick

If you’re in the market for your first home, State Treasurer Curtis Pitt is urging you to buy before June 30. That’s the deadline to take advantage of an extra $5000 on top of the existing new home owners’ grant.

Experts are still fighting over whether chocolate is good for us

By Tamika Seeto Produced for online by Melissa Mackay   A small amount of chocolate per week can help prevent atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that makes the heart beat at an abnormal rhythm, according to a new Harvard

Queensland Foodbank feeds thousands and still struggles to meet demand

by Annie Pullar Produced for online by Melissa Mackay   Everyday more than 400,000 Queenslanders are left worrying about where their next meal is coming from, or if it will be there at all. Foodbank Queensland rescues more than 12

Future of Australian farming looks grim, as population continues to age

By Cayla Marchant Produced for online by Melissa Mackay   The value of Australian agricultural exports has grown from $8.2 to $32.5 billion in the past 30 years, but the number of young farmers is plummeting. The workforce is aging and

Co-working space is the future of small business growth

Online businesses and start-ups can be run from anywhere these days, thanks to the modern world of technology. The Queensland Government has teamed up with entrepreneurial support company, Advance Queensland to create ‘The Precinct’.

State acts to clamp down on puppy farms

By Cayla Marchant Produced for online by Melissa Mackay A new register for dog breeders will be introduced this week, following increasing concern for the welfare of puppies being sold within Queensland.

Scientists develop muffins to tackle cholesterol

by Tamika Seeto Produced for online by Melissa Mackay They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in this case a muffin might do the trick.

Social media may be fueling mental health problems

by Samantha Reynolds. Produced for online by Melissa Mackay.   Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were developed to help people connect, but a recent study from the UK has found that it may be fueling a mental health crisis. According to