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From all that experience, we know what our readers want: local news and information, plus national and global news, from a progressive, local perspective.

Our loyal readers have followed the Westender through all its many incarnations, and we keep picking up new readers who appreciate our very individual approach to news publication.

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To learn more about online advertising opportunities with the Westender, give me a call on 0412 029 663 or email me at Kerrod@westender.com.au

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Woggoon Stairs Community Art Project

Woggoon Stairs Community Art Project

An invitation from Cr Helen Abrahams to an exciting community arts project this weekend. I invite you to participate in a ‘paint over’ of the risers of the stairs between Monto Street and St James Street, Highgate Hill starting this weekend. A local resident suggested this project and over the past months a small group of local residents have obtained …Read more.

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Brooklyn to Brisbane for the beer

Brooklyn to Brisbane for the beer

Sixpoint president and co-founder Shane Welch has travelled all the way from Brooklyn, NYC to share his magnificent brews. Be there for the occasion, and sample some of the delicious brews that have made Sixpoint one of the US’s leading craft breweries. Monday 27th October from 530pm Next Door Cellars 85 Russell Street WEST END  Read more.

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Aussie women say “NO” to burqa ban

Aussie women say “NO” to burqa ban

60% of Aussie women put personal fears aside and stand firmly behind supporting the right of other women in Australia to wear the burqa in public places, reveals a snap poll conducted by The Heat Group, Australia’s largest marketer to women. While Aussie women say “yes” to wearing the burqa in a public place, they feel confronted those donning the …Read more.

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Grass Roots Music Festival at Mt Coot-tha

Grass Roots Music at Mt Coot-tha

Annerley resident Megan Cooper will be a headliner at the upcoming Grass Roots Music Festival in Toowong. Celebrating a full decade of good times on the mountain, the Grass Roots Music Festival is set to bring the sweet sounds of fine Queensland country, blues, roots, folk and acoustic music to the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Toowong on Sunday 2 November, …Read more.

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So how did the Festival go?

So how did the Festival go?

Dr. Erin Evans, President of West End Community Association, reports on the 2014 West End Festival. On Saturday 11 October West End celebrated the first West End Festival from the West End Community Association. It was a superb event that highlighted everything that is great about West End.  It showcased great local talent, had a dedicated team from the community …

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Are you ready for G20, Brisbane?

Are you ready for G20, Brisbane?

Here’s a media release we just received from the Prime Minister’s Department, with the latest advice for local residents. The G20 Leaders’ Summit on the weekend of 15-16 November will put the global spotlight on Brisbane, allowing the city to show the world why it is a great place to visit, study, invest and do business. With up to 7,000 …Read more.

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Unity Dinner

Unity Dinner cements cross-cultural support

Westender publisher Geoff Ebbs and columnist Dave Andrews were among the guests at a Unity Dinner in Browns Plains last Friday. The following photograph and report of the dinner comes from Crescent Community News of Brisbane. The original story contains a full set of photos including the hiliarious and daring semi-strip tease by  Fahim Khondikar A dinner celebrating and supporting unity in diversity … Read more.

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Souths link up with Broncos

Souths link up with Broncos

The Souths Logan Magpies will be affiliate club to the Brisbane Broncos in 2015. Souths Logan Magpies CEO, Jim McClelland, talks about the new beginnings for the Magpies and the reason behind the move. After a meeting in early August with Canberra Raiders CEO, Don Furner, it was very clear that the Magpies options going forward in Queensland with the … Read more.

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What Next for Bike Polo?

What Next for Bike Polo?

Not long after the The Westender published its first Bike Polo story in August, two Brisbane teams, The Sentinels (players, Ollie Wykeham, Tom Hawthorn, Max Newstead) and the Yeti Ghetto Slang (Nicolas Doyle, John Giles, and Rainer Chee Seng), joined teams from Sydney and Perth, and a combined team from Hobart, Melbourne and Germany, at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo …Read more.

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Cyclist down

Who cares about Helmet Hair? The case for mandatory helmet legislation

The internet abounds with blogs and sites advocating against mandatory helmet legislation (MHL): laws that only exist in Australia and New Zealand. But if you want to see the peer-reviewed medical science on the efficacy of helmet wearing, you need to go to PubMed, where a search will yield a range of epidemiological studies on the issue. The arguments for … Read more.

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