Brisbane's Urban Voice - est. 1992

Welcome back to another eclectic mix of news and gossip about your community.

With the election out of the way, residents and business owners in West End are getting on with life, uninterrupted by would-be politicians stopping to chat cheerily every ten minutes or so.

This edition covers everything from Dementia to typefaces, taking on a bit of sex at the opera and women lining up to save the planet along the way.

Trust women to save the planet

Trust women to save the planet

Australian Natalie Isaacs (Pictured) Joins Policymakers, Scientists, Businesswomen, Indigenous Leaders, Activists and Environmental Luminaries To Address Climate Crisis

A powerful cohort of women leaders from 35+ countries, including Natalie Isaacs CEO and Co-founder of 1 Million Women from Australia, will come together in New York later this month. Read online.

Dementia mis-diagnosis a risk for the elderly

Dementia mis-diagnosis a risk for the elderly

Screening for minor memory changes will wrongly label many with dementia, warn experts

A political drive, led by the UK and US, to screen older people for minor memory changes (often called mild cognitive impairment or pre-dementia) is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment for what is arguably ... Read online.

QPac's la Boheme

Sex sells OperaQ

QPac's La Boheme is set in Paris in 1914

Premier Newman tonight launched OperaQ’s 2014 program at the Spiegeltent on the Cultural Forecourt at Southbank, a hop step and a jump from Westender’s home base on Boundary Street.

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Once bitten, twice shy?

Once bitten, twice shy?

Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says the broken promises, mass sackings, and frontline service cuts inflicted by the Newman Government appear to have influenced Queenslanders’ votes at Saturday’s federal election.

“It seems the Newman Government’s poor performance has worked against the federal Coalition in Queensland,” Ms Palaszczuk said. Read online.

Lose the booze and have fun this Ocsober

Lose the booze and have fun this Ocsober

Popular TV personalities Natalie Gruzlewski and Liz Cantor, Hot Tomato’s Emily Jade O’Keefe, Gold Coast Bulletin’s Stefanie Bedo and Netball star, Gretel Tippett are among the Queensland ambassadors for this year’s OCSOBER fundraising campaign for Life Education Queensland.

The high profile group is encouraging adults across Australia to lose the ...

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Changing the (Type) Face of Brisbane

Changing the (Type) Face of Brisbane

Queensland’s Troy Leinster has designed a laid-back, informal typeface which, he says, typifies Brisbane.

Troy Leinster was chosen from approximately 200 applicants worldwide to complete a Masters of Design in Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, Netherlands. Now an internationally accredited graphic ...

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