Author: Kerrod Trott

‘Fat talk’ a risk to teens, psychology expert warns

Four out of five young women experience “fat talk” about their own appearance or someone else’s during an average week, which has a negative impact on body image, a psychology expert will tell the 2017 APS College of Health Psychology and the Australasian Society of Health and Behavioural Medicine Conference, being held on the Gold Coast, 13-15 July. Dr Jacqueline Mills, a psychology lecturer at the Cairnmillar Institute, says her research has identified a link between engaging in fat talk and decreased body satisfaction. Young women may make seemingly harmless comments among friends like “My stomach is too big”...

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Woolworths to set up shop in West End

One of Brisbane’s oldest communities will soon be home to a major new retail and dining precinct, including Brisbane’s newest full-line supermarket. West Village in West End will ultimately provide local residents with access to 35 new retail, restaurants and food and beverage outlets, as well as a 4,000m2 Woolworths supermarket announced today. West Village developer Sekisui House has entered into an initial 15-year lease to secure Woolworths as the anchor tenant in the project’s 13,000m2 retail and dining precinct. The Woolworths is planned to open in 2020 and will be the first full-line supermarket in West End in...

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WA Festival celebrates positive social change

The University of Western Australia will host more than 50 major public events as part of the 2017 Social Impact Festival, which runs between Tuesday 18 and Friday 28 July. The 2017 Social Impact Festival, which is the largest social impact festival in the world, is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School. It celebrates initiatives bringing about positive social change across the themes of Home, Land and Place. Bringing together more than 150 cutting-edge international and local leaders, including UWA speakers and community leaders, the multi-faceted festival goes beyond talking about the major...

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Book celebrates priest’s commitment to youth justice

Rev Wally Dethlefs, AM, a Catholic Priest from Brisbane, has worked with homeless young people since 1973. In 1981 he established the Youth Advocacy Centre which combined lawyers and youth workers to assist young people appearing before the Children’s Court. A feature of his work has been a strong justice/advocacy approach together with an emphasis on the community prevention of homelessness, juvenile crime and youth suicide. Wally spear-headed changes in the laws of Queensland preventing State authorities from locking up young people who had not committed a criminal offense. He played a leadership role in having restorative justice practices...

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Fair celebrates books made by artists

One of the joys of reading a book is discovering where the story will take you. What happens when you apply the joy of discovery to the physical form of the book itself?  That’s exactly what 50 artists have done in the upcoming 6th artists’ books + multiples fair presented by grahame galleries + editions at the Queensland College of Art, Grey Street, South Bank from Fri 07-Sun 09 July 2017. “Artists’ books can be described simply as books which have been made by artists,” says fair curator Noreen Grahame. “They are not books about art but artworks in...

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