Author: Kerrod Trott

Australia a rogue nuclear state?

Nuclear extinction is the most dangerous threat facing Humanity today! If we want a future for ourselves and our children we need to act immediately by urging our government to support the international ban of nuclear weapons. By far the greater percentage of Australians support the global ban of all nuclear weapons! The Australian government’s argument, “a ban treaty would be ineffective”, is totally absurd and seems so irresponsible and outrageous as to be part of a comedy. The global ban of all nuclear weapons starts this year with one simple step, ratifying the UN treaty on 20th September...

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Your family doctor: all about you.

Family Doctor Week – an initiative of the AMA highlighting the role of our family doctors and their value to the community and the health system – runs from Sunday 23 July to Saturday 29 July 2017. The theme for this year’s event is Your family doctor: all about you. We all know the benefits of having a regular family doctor, with 85 per cent of the population visiting a GP at least once a year. Ninety three per cent of Australians return to same practice, and 66 per cent return to the same GP. GPs are also the...

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Disrupters and provocateurs converge on the Gold Coast

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a keynote speaker at the 2970° The Boiling Point: Practising Democracy event at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from 7 to 9 September. Mr Assange will be joining the event via live video-link from the Ecuadorian Embassy and is one of four provocative keynote speakers leading a future-inspired conversation. Other keynote speakers include world-renowned robotic, android and humanoid expert Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University, author and political commentator Jamila Rizvi and Indigenous cultural leader Kyle Slabb (Main picture). The Arts Centre Gold Coast CEO Criena Gehrke said the event provides the perfect platform...

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‘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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