We are thrilled to announce that a print edition this December, the next step in delivering our multimedia publishing platform built on 22 years experience in the local community.

The new-look magazine will hit local streets and shop counters in the first week of December, spearheading a multi-pronged approach aimed at linking 35,000 workers, 20,000 residents and 18,000 students with over 1,000 local businesses.

See full story below.

Science superstar Brian Cox brings the cosmos to Queensland

Science superstar Brian Cox brings the cosmos to Queensland

In a world-first exclusive, the Queensland Government’s Super Star fund will bring renowned physicist Brian Cox to Brisbane to lead a Journey Through the Cosmos with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Arts Minister Ian Walker said Journey Through the Cosmos was a great synergy of music, voice, science and film. ... Read online.

Making it easier for miners

Making it easier for miners

Queensland Government lauds its success at “Delivering results and driving exploration success”.

According to a Media Release just received from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, key reforms to State Government mining permit approval processes and new service delivery targets are helping to achieve results and drive exploration ...Read online.

A long way from Indooroopilly

A long way from Indooroopilly

Brisbane born actress Julia Billington has just landed a major role in the new independent Aussie feature The Trouble with E. The film is in pre-production and starts shooting on November 18th.

In 2006 Julia left Brisbane to study at NIDA the prestigious drama school based in Sydney. Since then ... Read online.

A musical feast for all the senses

A musical feast for all the senses

Music lovers are invited to a live gig at State Library of Queensland, designed especially for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

On Friday 15 November, popular Brisbane bands The Gin Club, The Stress of Leisure and Jakarta Criers will take to the stage for 4Senses, a ... Read online.

Big players “strangle” renewable energy?

Origin Energy, the largest energy retailer in Australia, is actively blocking renewable energy, a new report finds.

The report, “Strangling Renewables: Origin Energy’s campaign against renewable energy” produced by 100% Renewable, a community campaign for clean energy, and Greenpeace Australia Pacific, inspects Origin’s energy dominance and the company’s quest to strangle ... Read online.

Delicious Development backs local business

Investment for local business  

Michael Shuman is an advocate of local business and a community economist.

He was in Brisbane this week to give a talk called Delicious Development that covered the reasons why local business is such a critical component of a robust community. ... Read online.

Westender summer prints

Westender is joining up with small business builder iSaveLocal to help local business reach more people in West End and South Brisbane. Publisher Geoff Ebbs, says the December print edition, phone app and online services will see the Westender reaching its audience in more ways than ever before:

·           Daily news - facebook, twitter and the website
·           Weekly eNews to over 3,000 subscribers 
·           10,000 copies of the monthly print publication
·            Available 24/7 through the phone app

Geoff Ebbs says that the rapid population growth in the area, and West End’s increasing popularity as a dining and entertainment destination, has created a huge potential audience for the Westender, including:

20,000 local residents: Many locals have grown up with Westender as their local newspaper. The website is reaching many newcomers connecting to facebook, twitter or the website.

30,000 people who work in West End: The monthly magazine is delivered to the post office box of every business in West End and to 100 drop off points in the commercial hubs of Montague St, Hardgrave Rd, Boundary St and Melbourne St.

18,000 students: An increasing sector of the daytime population, local students get the printed Westender delivered through their institution and the online versions through links to their facebook pages, websites and twitter feeds.

Bush turkey by any other name

Drunken frat brats like bush turkeys on heat

I don't know why you're laughing, one of you two has to go second

One of the most frightening aspects of the Luring RapeBait email that hit the news on October 9th is the entrenched positions it has exposed. ... Read online.

Trevor and Graeme on stage at the Sovereignty Concert in Musgrave Park

Music reigns over Musgrave Park

Trevor and Graeme on stage at the Sovereignty Concert in Musgrave Park

A sovereignty concert at Musgrave Park commemorated the 1982 concert on the same ground  ... Read online.

iSaveLocal for West End

The Westender will also be launching a local version of the iSaveLocal web and phone app in December, in collaboration with the local business community, to highlight the benefits of shopping locally and supporting the small, independent businesses that make West End such a delightful place to live, work and visit.

Full details are available at www.westender.com.au

Westender proudly supports West End Community Association, West End Traders Association and the South West Chamber of Commerce.