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A Brisbane couple are the lucky winners of a wedding package worth a huge $20,000, thanks to Brisbane jewellery business Xennox Diamonds. Sinead and Natalie (pictured) have been together for 15 years and are mums to 7-year-old twins. Last week they beat more than 200 couples to win the competition, which asked them to explain …

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It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen. Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on bringing the titular crew to cineplexes in an ambitious actioner where the …

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Qnews Magazine Marriage Equality community forum

By Scott McKinnon, University of Wollongong Yesterday’s same-sex marriage survey results represent a moment of extraordinary change. It is well within living memory that homosexuality in Australia was considered a crime, a sickness and a threat to the nation itself. The final Australian state to decriminalise male homosexuality was Tasmania, as recently as 1997. Plenty …

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By Phoebe Hart, Queensland University of Technology The fag hag. Never were two more scornful words so spectacularly smashed together. Stereotypes around the fag hag, fruitfly, fish, handbag – whatever you’d care to call her – abound. Search the Internet and you’d believe she’s a sad, overweight, trashy woman with too many cats unable to …

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Below, three of the state election candidates vying for your vote in the inner-city Brisbane seat of McConnel (formerly Brisbane Central) introduce themselves. The Queensland election will be held on Saturday, November 25. Grace Grace: Labor Candidate For McConnel Grace has lived in the electorate with her family all her life, has spent her working …

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By Peter Robinson, Swinburne University of Technology “I … don’t for the life of me understand why the gay community has decided to emulate an institution that doesn’t work for even straight people … It is laughable.” This is what a 59-year-old black gay activist in Los Angeles told me of his views on same-sex …

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Given his rather impressive history of delivering biting comedy, it’s a shame that Ben Elton’s latest foray into the genre comes up so short. Set over the course of three consecutive instalments of “Westival”, a folk-heavy music festival rife with kooky characters that tick all the stereotypical boxes you’d expect, ‘Three Summers’ is a mostly-miss-only-sporadically-hit …

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The original ‘Bad Moms’ was not a film that demanded a sequel in any way necessary. Its treatment was particularly formulaic, hitting every predictable beat along the way, but as generic as it proved to be, it couldn’t help but rise above itself thanks to a committed cast that made it funnier than it had …

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Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is opening at Brisbane Arts Theatre this weekend, the show’s first Australian staging in five years. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, the comic romp A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum tells the …

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Whilst no one can deny Chris Hemsworth’s dedication to the role of Thor, it’s fair to say that the films that have accompanied his solo ventures haven’t nearly been as strong as what the character deserves. But as the old saying goes, “Third time’s a charm”, and the injection of New Zealand spitfire Taika Waititi …

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Outside of Russia, the Russian Resurrection film festival remains the largest and most respected Russian catalogue in both Australia and New Zealand. Running in Brisbane from 1st – 8th November at the Event Cinemas in the Myer Centre in Brisbane’s CBD, this year’s line-up will serve 14 select titles throughout, as well as celebrating the …

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Running until November 15th, the Cunard British Film Festival will bring the finest films from the British Isles to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas for what promises to be its strongest line-up to date. From the opening night drama of ‘Breathe’, a stirring true story courtesy of director Andy Serkis (‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘War for the …

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A documentary based on the recent “Coming Back Out Ball” for LGBTI seniors is in production. The spectacular event was held at the Melbourne’s Town Hall earlier this month to honour and celebrate the elders as part of the state’s Seniors Festival. “The Coming Back Out Ball is inspired by research revealing that some LGBTI …

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By Kim Harrold With the introduction of new privacy legislation and increased publicity around cyber attacks recently, there has come a heightened awareness by businesses of the risk of privacy and cyber exposures. The numbers are alarming, with more than 20% of Australian businesses experiencing crime, and 40% of all attacks directed at small to …

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As varying subsets of the horror genre have forged ahead in 2017 as some of the year’s biggest successes (‘Split’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘It’ remain three of the most fruitful ventures), it only makes sense that the slasher genre attempt the resurgence it so desperately deserves. It simply isn’t enough however to let a film …

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Are you taking supplements to get bigger muscles and have more energy for workouts? If you have a trainer they have probably already suggested you take creatine and a variety of other products to help you bulk up, and may even have suggested testosterone. There are so many products available, and a lot of gyms …

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“Do androids dream of electric sheep?” It’s a question for the sci-fi ages, one that continually earns mileage in the genre as the concept of artificial beings having their own feelings is something often explored. One of the greatest examples of a film questioning this notion is arguably Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir effort ‘Blade Runner’, …

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Married Couples benefits

By Hannah Robert, La Trobe University and Fiona Kelly, La Trobe University Opponents of marriage equality often say that married and de facto couples already have the same rights. To what extent is this true? And, in legal terms, how much do the differences matter? In an opinion piece last week, former prime minister Tony …

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Liz Callaway

A group of lucky Queensland musical theatre students will be mentored by acclaimed Broadway performer Liz Callaway before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the very first time. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981, and has since performed in shows like “Cats” and the original …

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RUOK?

RUOK? That simple question will be on the lips of thousands of Australians today. Each year on the second Thursday in September people are urged to connect with family, friends and colleagues to help anyone who may be struggling with life’s problems or mental health issues. According to ABS data, 3027 people died by suicide …

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Wanda D'Parke

Audiences will see a familiar face in Brisbane theatre group Nash Theatre’s upcoming production of La Cage Aux Folles. Ross Waghorn, who performs as drag queen Wanda D’Parke (pictured, right) will star in the iconic musical, which follows nightclub owner Georges and drag queen Albin. “It’s set in St Tropez in the South of France. …

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Strut & Fret

Two headlining shows from Australian production company Strut & Fret are bringing stunning aerial acrobatics, sword-swallowing, fire-eating and sexy cabaret to the Brisbane Festival, which kicked off around the city this weekend. Their first show, Fun House, is an all-ages, interactive circus show that is being performed for the first time features a roster of …

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