Author: Wan Kerr

G20 Summit raises fears of violence

Wan Kerr /10 September, 2014

At a G20 Community Forum organized by this newspaper, local residents spoke out about their concerns for personal safety during the forthcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane. Sensationalist media reporting (not in the Westender, of course) seems to focus solely on images of heavily armed riot police battling with bomb-throwing anarchists in the streets of South Continue Reading →

HELP PROVIDE SOME GLAMOUR

Wan Kerr /6 August, 2014

On Friday 29 August 2014, Micah Projects will hold its 11th Annual Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance in the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance is a community event that provides a night of fun and glamour to the previously homeless, those with mental health issues and disabilities, Continue Reading →

Fancy a free Yoga class?

Wan Kerr /23 June, 2014

If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga, the Brisbane YogaFest offers a free Yoga class open to every size, age and level of fitness. Taught by registered Yoga teacher Nirvana Pilkington, you will experience a taste of the benefits yoga can bring to you. The free class runs 9.20am Sunday 13th July, and is held Continue Reading →

Temporary closure for Northey Street community garden

Wan Kerr /20 June, 2014

Brisbane City Council has advised that the Northey Street community garden site at Windsor has been temporarily closed to the public, effective immediately, following the discovery of demolition waste during a Council inspection of the site related to the proposed development of new facilities on the site. Council will now be undertaking further investigations to Continue Reading →

Make the call on elder abuse

Wan Kerr /15 June, 2014

Queenslanders are being urged to help prevent elder abuse in their communities by being alert to its signs and taking action to support older people who may be in abusive situations. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June) was an opportunity to encourage community action to address the abuse, and Continue Reading →