Wed, 2013-11-27 16:26Advocacy group Australian Marriage Equality (AME) wants to join ranks with the ACT and plead its case before the High Court in defence of the territory's same-sex marriage law.
The Canberra Times reports that AME has argued its “submissions will assist the court” when the full hearing of the Federal Government's challenge to the new law is heard before a full bench next week.
In a submission to...Read more
Sun, 2013-12-01 19:19Often difficulties in relationships can stem from problems in communication. Partners can misinterpret the other person, say things they don’t mean, or get defensive or angry. These problems can escalate very quickly, and once in motion, it can be difficult to slow these processes down.
Sometimes we misunderstand or misinterpret the behaviour of other people. This can stem from how we learnt to...Read more
Sat, 2013-12-07 09:37Diabetes mellitus was described in ancient times - the words are Greek and literally mean sweet urine. In medieval times doctors would diagnose it by tasting a person’s urine. These days I prefer to order a blood test!
Diabetics have high blood sugar, which can cause thirst and tiredness. Long-term complications of poorly controlled diabetes are very serious and include kidney failure,...Read more
Wed, 2013-11-20 13:30The concept of same-sex marriage is a sticky situation for Prime Minister Tony Abbott right now.
A full bench of the High Court will hear the Federal Government's challenge to overturn the ACT's historic Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 on December 3-4.
But a Brisbane gift company is “loud and proud” in favour of same-sex marriage and has launched a new range of cute stickers.
Tue, 2013-11-19 10:20If you would like to get involved with World AIDS Day on Sunday December the 1st, Healthy Communities are inviting people to their special launch of the national campaign EndingHIV.
The night will be boast colourful people such as a very special guest, Ben from Big Brother, along with other guest speakers and performances, including the Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir. Importantly it is a...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-21 09:16Ask any longtime resident of Brisbane about the Walnut Restaurant (previously the Walnut Room). They will tell you it’s attached to a Brisbane icon, Royal On the Park, and that it was one of the city’s most prestigious venues to dine back in the day. What they may not know is that a major refurbishment two years ago has since rejunevated both the hotel and its restaurant, and there’s some...Read more
Wed, 2013-11-20 09:13By Scott Brown
So much has changed in the treatment of HIV in the last few years that you may be surprised to realise that HIV is now a chronic manageable condition. It may be hard to believe, but the stigma associated with HIV, as a consequence of years of negative publicity, is the biggest barrier we have to preventing transmission.
Queensland Positive People (QPP) would like...Read more
Mon, 2013-11-18 10:14Whilst I regularly use this column to encourage you to set goals as part of the process of reviewing your fitness achievements, what happens when you don’t meet those goals or, more importantly, when you fall miserably short. If you look at what happens when you review your goals and discover that you didn’t achieve what you wanted you may find yourself asking the question “where to from here?”...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-22 16:32Want an inside pass to a fabulous New Year’s eve party and community celebration in sub-tropical Australia? Lismore’s Tropical Fruits is looking for volunteers to help make its 25th festival truly spectacular.
If you can help by volunteering in the office, working up a sweat using power tools, or simply creating a party space with other fruity folk, then your skills are needed. To enter...Read more
Sun, 2013-11-10 15:32Under new management since June and co-owned by Jimmy of the popular Chinatown stalwart Superbowl Restaurant, Old Town Fusion has undergone a real transformation whilst still serving a great mix of Malaysian street food classics and mainstream Chinese restaurant favourites. The service has seen a big improvement thanks to the tireless efforts of co-owner John, who has promised a commitment to...Read more