May 4, 2020

At the time of writing this, my favourite beer is causing a great amount of trouble across the world. You guessed it: Corona!

I’m not sure if this has been a great marketing tool for the Mexican amber fluid, but there’s no doubt that the virus version is on everyone’s lips even if the beer version isn’t. It’s not just the health ramifications of the coronavirus, which are concerning, but also the economic repercussions currentl...

May 4, 2020

Yet again, Mother Nature has demonstrated her awesome power through the extended spate of wet weather we experienced in the early weeks of February. It was a real deluge, with more than half a metre of rain falling across most parts of our city.

There was some minor flooding but, for the most part, the Gold Coast got off lightly. We were very fortunate that ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi slid past and headed south without creating an...

The Feel Good Family — Paul, Katie, and their three-year-old son Jasper — are a full-time caravanning family from the Gold Coast, Queensland. Their weekly Family Travel Australia series on YouTube features Australia’s best destinations, family-friendly experiences, and travel inspiration to get you out there and living your best life.

Six months on the road and we are well and truly settled into the routines and lifestyle that...

May 4, 2020

By Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Knight, Queensland Police Homicide Investigation Unit; and Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Fletcher, Logan Child Protection & Investigation Unit

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Knight joined the Qld Police Service in 1990 and for most of his service since 1992 has performed duty in a range of investigative positions including covert operation and several C.I.B positions in both...

Australia has the best, most equitable, and effective justice system. Chris Nyst explains why every criminal jury trial is a walk on the knife’s edge.

   

The gallery of the lofty courtroom is crowded with ordinary, everyday folk assembled as the members of another dutiful criminal jury panel, waiting expectantly as their names are rolled around in a not-so-lucky dip. The rolling stops, the judge’s fresh-faced clerk — impre...

The A.B. Paterson College Foundation was established in 2019 for the advancement of education and to provide financial support for those families who otherwise would not be able to afford such an education. Library resources, facilities, and learning programs however all come at a cost.

Education has changed much in a generation — in terms of content, teaching and learning practices, use of technology, and the expectations of s...

Are we living life consciously present or framing our next Insta shot?

I was on an interstate flight recently taking a much-needed trip and read an article in the airline magazine by a travel blogger who had recently decided to do a two-day social media detox.  

Interestingly, she had challenged herself by going to a stunning, luxury resort in Bali and described the difficulty in the way she ‘viewed’ her experiences. How she wen...

The devastating bushfire crisis that has swept across Australia has had a huge impact on wildlife. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has seen a 20 per cent increase in animals being admitted; many have severe burns and are suffering dehydration.

The devastating bushfires in Australia are a result of the conditions caused by extended drought and extremely dry, hot weather. Almost the entire eastern side of Australia has seen a far big...

May 4, 2020

Nyst Legal director and litigation lawyer Brendan Nyst discusses the cost of litigation in a winning case.

Q. If I go to court and I win, do I get back all my legal expenses?

A. 

That’s a simple question — and, of course, a very relevant one to anyone who is forced to take a matter to court. Unfortunately, the answer is rather complex and uncertain.

The starting point — the ‘rule of thumb’ if you like — is, yes, if you succeed in...

David Williamson is widely recognised as Australia’s most successful playwright. He now celebrates an illustrious career spanning 50 years after announcing his latest play would be his last, with his plays having been performed throughout Australia and produced in Britain, the United States, Canada, and many European and Asian countries. With 739 theatre productions to his name, he stands out as the only man in history to give...

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