Hello, and welcome to our latest e-newsletter, chock full of news, gossip,  stories and opinion pieces that have been published recently at www.westender.com.au

Have a good read!

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Let’s talk about ending poverty

Let’s talk about ending poverty

October 15 to 21 is Anti Poverty Week, a time when all Australians are encouraged to do something about ending poverty. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia, and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action …Read more.

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International motorbike journey almost over for Brothers Reid

International motorbike journey almost over for Brothers Reid

After spending two and a half years traversing across 50 countries, adventurers Brothers Reid will cross the finish line of their fundraising journey at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane on World Mental Health Day. After losing their sister Heidi to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in 2011, Dylan and Lawson teamed up with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute to raise money for …Read more.

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Terri B

Undercover Arts breaking the stigma of disability

Defying the stigma of disability, Undercover Artist Festival is Queensland's second disability arts festival of its kind that highlights the extraordinary contributions and skills of those with disability. Part of Queensland Mental Health Week, Undercover Arts Festival will provide an inspiring and obscure showcase of theatre, dance and music that is set to engage audiences. Presented by Access Arts, the festival includes workshops and …Read more.

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Kerry O’Brien fires up on corruption, media and community rights

Kerry O’Brien fires up on corruption, media and community rights

Respected journalist, Mr Kerry O’Brien has urged all Queenslanders to cherish and fiercely protect a culture of transparency in public institutions before the lessons of history are forgotten in the thirty years following the Fitzgerald Inquiry. Mr O’Brien delivered this and other strong messages about open government and the media’s role in keeping the community informed, at this year’s Right …Read more.

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Jason Clymo leads the way in fashion diversity

Jason Clymo leads the way in fashion diversity

In December 2014, medical student Jason Clymo was left paralysed from the waist down after he fell down a three-story stairwell and broke his spine. Now, he is paving the way for diversity in Australia's modelling industry, while building a name for himself as a model following his signing as a model in 2016. Jason Clymo is currently at the forefront of …Read more.

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Jackie T

Massive medicinal marijuana crop for Northern NSW

PUF Ventures Inc. ("PUF" or the "Company") (CSE: PUF) (Frankfurt: PU3) (OTCPK: PUFXF), is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Richmond Valley Council, the local government in the Northern Rivers region of northeastern New South Wales, Australia, to construct a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation, with large scale manufacturing, processing and office facilities for …Read more.

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Pope Francis asks us to “share the journey”

Pope Francis asks us to “share the journey”

“May our communities become islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Pope Francis Pope Francis has launched a global campaign to promote the rights of refugees and migrants. Titled “Share the Journey” the campaign encourages everyone to speak to a refugee or migrant and to learn more about their story. Pope Francis is also speaking to …Read more.

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Poorer suburbs can be 10C hotter – new report

Poorer suburbs can be 10C hotter – new report

Poor and disadvantaged Australian suburbs risk having urban hotspots that are more than 10 degrees higher than those found in greener, wealthier areas, an RMIT University study has found. The research found Australian metropolitan areas have experienced a loss of vegetation equivalent to the size of Brisbane in the last three years, risking heat spikes particularly in less affluent areas. …Read more.

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Bees Nee

More demolition at West Village site

Demolition of the 1970’s administration building at 93 Boundary St, West End, has commenced. This demolition is associated with the West Village development and is scheduled to be completed by 29 September. The works are being undertaken under the West Village preliminary approval as part of the program to deliver the Boundary Street Common (public open space). Once the demolition …Read more.

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Sunset

Rainbow path set to brighten up West End

Vulture Street in West End is now a little brighter, after hundreds turned out to paint rainbows on a council footpath to show support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Organised by Brisbane Greens councillor Jonathan Sri, the aim of the initiative was to send a positive message about the LGBT community, all while bringing a bit of colour to a …Read more.

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#OneWorld Exhibition brings the world together

#OneWorld Exhibition brings the world together

Meet faces from around the world at Art Vision Istanbul's premiere fundraising event, The #OneWorld Exhibition at 7pm on Saturday 14th October at The Sideshow. The celebratory showcase will feature the work of young international photographers, offering a peek into different cultures from around the world. Emerging photographers from different countries will curate their works as part of "faces from across the world" - an exhibition depicting …Read more.

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WV

New look $10 note hits our pockets

A new $10 banknote has entered general circulation, following the release of the new $5 banknote last year. The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting. I am pleased that from tomorrow people will start to …Read more.

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Greening the verge at West End State School @KurilpaFutures

Greening the verge at West End State School @KurilpaFutures

As part of Kurilpa Future’s ongoing Youth Engagement Strategy, West End State School (WESS) Environment Club students joined members of Kurilpa Futures (KF) in a collaboration to ‘green the verge’ in the Hardgrave Rd Greening Project (one of three proposed by KF).   Students from the WESS Environment Club and their families were out in force on Sunday 3 September …Read more.

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