Anna Crozier

Library gives support to citizen journalists

Opportunities for citizen journalists have been opened in a multi-media newsroom project at the State Library of Queensland. CitizenJ, an innovation of the library’s digital cultural centre The Edge, will let people try their hand at reporting and editing, with a view to adding to media diversity. Training includes journalism, video, film editing, audio production, […]

MPs dig deep to help green Australia

Politicians got their hands dirty at the weekend as they helped plant 1500 native trees in Ashgrove. Premier Campbell Newman, state MP Saxon Rice and federal MP Jane Prentice joined more than 80 volunteers in the mass planting at Dawn Street, Ithaca Creek. Planet Ark, SOWN (Saving our Waterways Now) and Greening Australia contributed tree […]

Mary Valley to be rebuilt

A plan to rebuild the Mary Valley following abandonment of the Traveston Dam was announced in Parliament this week by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney. Mr Seeney said there had been more than a hundred inquiries about buying properties or being involved in projects. As a result of the previous government’s purchase of land to be […]

Aussies’ cushy lifestyles may make them tougher on refugees – sociologist

Australians’ comfortable lifestyle may make them less sympathetic to refugees, a refugees advocate said yesterday. Sociologist and mental health nurse Jane Hasler said many people were driven by the “I’m all right Jack” philosophy. There was a prevailing attitude of “don’t come and play in my back yard”. Dr Hasler spoke to Newsbytes before the […]

Kakadu plum may give cancer protection

In what could be a major medical breakthrough, an Australian native fruit has been found to offer possible protection against cancer and a host of other diseases. The Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) has impressive potential for protection against cancer, arthritis, neuro-degenerative diseases and diabetes, according to Dr Ian Cock of the School of Biomolecular and […]

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