While not wishing to sound like the little boy who cried "Wolf!" I am hereby announcing that the Westender has ceased print publication.

I know I've said this before many times, but I mean it this time. Really, truly. For good this time, too.

The joint venture with the Independent generated some great feedback and positive response from readers which, however, did not translate into any additional advertising enquiry.

I have, therefore, decided to focus on keeping the website and enews going for now, while I work out my next move.

Cheers, and thanks for your support over the years.

Kerrod Trott

Editor and Founding Publisher

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Downside of the construction boom?

Rob Honeycombe of Bees Nees Realty looks at the potential danger of oversupply in the local rental market. Brisbane landlords would do well to take a good look at some of the stats in this post. Our team are amongst our inner-city's biggest fans, we believe this is a wonderful place to live, and the trend to move home from …Read more.

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Homeless at higher risk of asthma

Homeless at higher risk of asthma

Asthma Foundation Queensland have shown their determination to help some of the city’s most vulnerable people, providing asthma education and support to Brisbane’s homeless. The Foundation identified the need for intervention after viewing data from the 500 Lives 500 Homes campaign in 2014. The campaign, led by Micah Projects Inc, surveyed 1182 people showing asthma was a significant issue amongst …Read more.

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Kids come out to play at West Village

West Village was a hive of activity on the weekend as kids and kids at heart participated in two separate free events on the popular Boundary Street lawn area. The Kids @ West Village program kicked off on Saturday morning with scores of youngsters taking part in the free fun, including face painting, balloon modelling and a soft play area. …Read more.

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Whaddya mean it’s free?

Whaddya mean it’s free?

What would you think if you were strolling through Bunnings and someone offered you a free lawn mower?   Or through Colesworths and the price on the cauliflower was $0? What would you think and what would you feel? Would you, for example, feel wary and wonder if it came with a catcher or just a catch? And what’s your …Read more.

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Plastic Pollution Getting Out Of Hand

A new report by Boomerang Alliance and its 32 allied groups, documents Queensland as the most littered state in Australia, with litter rates 40% higher than the national average with only 18% of plastic bottles recycled. The report, 'Queensland's Plastic Pollution Crisis, container deposit and other solutions' examines the sources and rate of litter, micro plastics and impacts on marine …Read more.

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New laws to tackle the booze

New laws to tackle the booze

The ALP Government has announced a package of measures to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. According to Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath, “This government took a comprehensive plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence to the election. We are determined to ensure venues are safe places for everyone to enjoy. “Our plan is based on the advice of experts in the field and the clear experience …Read more.

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“Praise be to the planet”

Papal encyclical appeals for a new dialogue about shaping the future of our planet. His Holiness Pope Francis has challenged ‘every person living on this planet’ to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ – ‘Praise be to you’, released today in Rome. In dialogue with all people about our common …Read more.

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