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Phyllis Cilento has, in recent years, been lauded as Queensland’s great female medical pioneer, a title that rightfully belongs to another woman. However, the true story of Queensland’s ground-breaking female medical pioneer is a tale of not one, but two women, Lilian Cooper and Josephine Bedford. In this extract from the forthcoming book By Any …

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Condom on banana, safe sex concept

No one wants an STI (sexually transmitted infection), nevertheless STI rates have increased in Queensland, particularly in men who have sex with men. It’s time to say no and Stop the Rise of STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. PrEP is great. One daily pill decreases the risk of contracting HIV and its introduction has …

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asylum seekers

By Paloma Cole and Chris Peppel One of the highlights of 2018 was a long overdue turn in public sentiment against Australia’s brutal offshore detention program for asylum seekers who arrive by boat. It is our hope that in 2019 public sentiment will continue to grow against the detention of innocent people in worse-than-prison conditions. …

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queensland police service

QNews Magazine talks to three LGBTI Liaison Officers in the Queensland Police Service who provide support and assistance to our community in addition to their regular duties. Society requires police. We all want to go about our daily lives safe from crime. Police are entrusted by the community with protecting citizens from harm, preventing crime, …

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Solar Mine Queensland

Buying solar power systems can be a daunting task, but Adrian Decarli from Solar Mine Qld guarantees quality solar with industry-leading service and support and all systems installed to Clean Energy Council Standards. Adrian (pictured) established Solar Mine Qld because of his disappointment with the state of the industry. “I worked in solar sales and …

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With so many wonderful Brisbane drag performers emanating from central Queensland, QNews Magazine asked our own Biloela-born and bred drag star Wanda D’Parke to speak with Rockhampton-born Gayleen Tuckwood for her take on how things have changed since Wanda started on her drag journey a few(?) years(?) ago. Dear Reader, Dylan Bendall has found great …

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queer textbooks

By Annamarie Jagose, Lee Wallace and Victoria Rawlings, University of Sydney Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) — the peak professional body for Australian English teachers — published a special issue of the journal English in Australia entitled “Love in English.” It addressed the continued marginalisation of some genders and sexualities within …

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The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th birthday and has unveiled its 2019 program of queer feature films, documentaries and short films. This year’s theme of the long-running festival is “Reflection” to highlight the power of films to create awareness, change and acceptance not just within the mainstream society, but within the queer community …

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