SARS-CoV-2 as our crystal ball – The future is already here, it just not evenly distributed

The future is already here, it just not evenly distributed My social media feed is full of people desperately wondering why governments have responded to the spread of CoViD19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a reasonably urgent and coordinated manner over days and weeks but have actively opposed action on Climate Change over decades. […]
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An update on Davies Park Market

Businesses across West End are implementing creative solutions to adjust to the restrictions related to the coronavirus. One of those is the popular Saturday Davies Park Market. Megan from Davies Park Market has confirmed that the market will open this Saturday, 28 March. Magan told The Westender: Davies Park Market is well known as farmers […]
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Fake news checklist to fight against COVID-19 misinformation

Fake information about coronavirus is diverting previous resources away from Australia’s fight against COVID-19, says Responsible Technology Australia as it launches a checklist for social media users to spot fake news. “We know fake news is interfering with our fight against coronavirus,” said Chris Cooper, executive director of Responsible Technology Australia. “But we have no […]
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West End Community House – Looking after our mob

Community Development Worker at West End Community House (WECH), Kylie Deen, talks about how the WECH team is responding to a growing demand for food among the vulnerable in our community during the covid-19 health emergency. Looking after our mob. WECH might look a little different with the doors closed but Community Development Worker, Kylie […]
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Suzy Shepherd from Yellow Brick Road talks mortgages, insurance and superannuation

The financial impacts of the covid-19 health emergency will be significant and for those of us who don’t understand the small print in mortgages, insurance and superannuation, it can be daunting to know where to go for more information. The Westender spoke with Suzy Shepherd of Yellow Brick Road about what she can tell us. […]
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Brisbane Seniors Online assists seniors and over 50s with technology

Brisbane Seniors Online (BSOL) provides affordable one-on-one home tutoring to seniors and over 50s in the Greater Brisbane area using voluntary computer mentors. BSOL have no paid staff. All mentors and administrative staff are true unpaid volunteers. Training is offered on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, Apple devices and smart phones. Assistance is also provided to […]
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The Race for The Gabba goes on

Many people will have voted by now but the campaigns for Councillors and Mayor will continue until final voting this Saturday 28 March – albeit now at a socially appropriate distance. The battle for The Gabba Ward in 2020 feels very different to the election in 2016, and not just because of the coronavirus. The […]
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Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and businesses

The Palaszczuk Government announced today that it will invest an additional $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders’ health, their jobs and businesses. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the measures are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis. “To date, this is the biggest single relief package assembled by any state or territory,” the Premier said. […]
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What can Covid-19 teach us about responding to Climate Change? Gabba Ward Candidates Respond.

  Rachel Gallagher – Labor “I draw similarities between the COVID-19 emergency and the climate emergency. But there are also stark differences. For COVID-19, our most vulnerable groups are people in their 60s and above, as well as others with pre-existing health conditions. But climate change will mostly affect younger people and our children. The […]
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Supporting West End Businesses – TANOS PHARMACY

Pharmacies are one of the few businesses along Boundary Street that are not short of customers at this time, but that does not mean they have not been impacted. George Fotinos from Tanos Pharmacy told The Westender that they have seen a big influx of customers as a result of the covid-19 emergency. He said […]
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