Category: Human Interest

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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Lockdown silver lining for second-hand clothing sellers

By Sarah Tran Lockdown restrictions prompted op shops and individuals wanting to get rid of clothing to adapt in ways that worked in their favour. And these Covid-inspired methods of selling are something they see as a future direction.

Right to die pledge from Palaszczuk

By Ray Sinclair Queenslanders will decide their next government on October 31. One law which won’t be voted on until after the outcome of the election is a euthanasia bill making it legal for people to end their own lives.

Two Drews take on UQ’s student election

By Nick Ridley A student, who legally changed his name to that of a suspended friend, says he will stand aside for his namesake if he wins the Presidency of The University of Queensland Senate. UQ student, Taylor Wass, has

Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Entertainers suffer the blows of coronavirus

By Morgan O’Neill The entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit industries globally due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the casual nature of much entertainment work many of the employees in this industry have been left jobless

Racial justice protestors remain resolute during the pandemic

By Gwyn Lim Racial justice protestors are calling for change in the face of COVID-19, with Brisbane seeing thousands protest for Black Lives Matter and Indigenous deaths in custody. Rallies have not stopped amidst the pandemic as protestors say infection

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Algorithm aims to fight online abuse

Online abuse is nothing new for some women using social media. But a new Twitter algorithm aims to detect sexualised threats and remove them from the platform. VJ Charlie Dally-Watkins reports.

Students say thanks on World Teachers’ Day

It’s been a particularly challenging year for school teachers. Now students in classrooms across Queensland are preparing to show their appreciation – as part of World Teachers’ Day. VJ Paige Van Lunteren reports.

Fitness industry fights back to full health

While Brisbane returns to a state of relative normality, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt by many businesses, and fitness facilities have found it particularly hard. VJ James Stephens reports.

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