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Leafy laneways to criss-cross West Village project

Brisbane’s growing affection for city laneways and off-street surprises will soon receive a major boost with the creation of four new public laneways at West End’s West Village project. Developer Sekisui House will construct the new, landscaped walking and cycling spaces across the 2.6ha site. West Village Project Director Andrew Thompson said the integrated residential community was located within walking distance of the CBD and had a strong commitment to non-vehicle movement and transport. “West Village already hosts a GoGet car sharing service on site and will eventually house 1600 bicycle spaces and end-of trip facilities for residents and...

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Helping babies and parents wins recognition

Australia’s most outstanding primary health care professionals have been recognised, with 15 finalists announced across three categories in the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards -  including Dr Pamela Douglas of Possums Clinic in Highgate Hill. Pamela was recognised for developing and researching Neuroprotective Developmental Care in Early Life (‘the Possums programs’), a primary care intervention for the support of parent and infant mental health. This has been developed out of multiple systematic reviews of the interdisciplinary research literature across the domains of maternal mental health, breastfeeding, cry-fuss problems, and infant sleep problems. The programs are delivered at the...

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Pay Wave your money goodbye

Is cashless spending leading to a permanent state of ‘Tap & Gone’? The recent research from the Reserve Bank Australia, which found the declining use of cash is negatively impacting our savings, is no surprise to Michael Christofides, Director of Retail Solutions, AMP Bank. Michael believes, although cashless spending can negatively impact your savings, by splitting your finances into three buckets, you can ensure you’re budgeting correctly. He also provides some top tips on how to get on top of your finances. “It’s no surprise Aussies prefer to spend using their tap and go cards over cash. It’s convenient,...

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Another Native Title win for North Queensland

THE Wuthathi, Kuuku Ya’u and Northern Kaanju peoples of the Bromley area (collectively known as the Pama Kungkaychi, or north side people) have taken ownership of more than 160,000 hectares of ancestral lands at a ceremony in Cairns. The declaration of aboriginal freehold over the culturally significant lands stretching from Shelburne Bay in the north to the Pascoe River in the south and the Glennie Tableland in the west ends ends 150 years of dispossession. It follows the granting of exclusive native title to the groups in 2015. Between 1977 and 2005, the Traditional Owners and anthropologist Athol Chase...

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Ciaron O’Reily welcomes release of Chelsea Manning

Ciaron O’Reilly, presently based in his hometown of Brisbane Australia, welcomes the release today of Iraq war veteran and WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.  O’Reilly served 13 months in U.S. prisons for his role in the 1991 disabling of a Gulf War bound B52 Bomber at an upstate New York U.S. Air Force Base. Manning’s 7 year sentence, recently commuted down from 35 years by outgoing U.S. President Barrack Obama, concludes today. O’Reilly stated “Chelsea Manning was only four years of age when I was arrested at the outset of this war against Iraq.  She was only 15 when the...

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