Entries by Cam Jackson

Medicinal Cannabis: Law change allows licensed QLD seed suppliers

The Queensland Government has updated laws to allow licensed growers and researchers in the state to supply cannabis seeds into Australia’s medicinal cannabis supply chain. The move is another step towards making medicinal cannabis cheaper and more easily available for patients with certain, specific medical conditions on the Gold Coast and other areas of the […]

Spaces limited for Gold Coast school holiday program

Time is running out to register your kids in one of the Easter school holiday programs at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre in Tallebudgera. Queensland’s Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said: “The options are endless, with surfing lessons and canoeing, high and low ropes courses and archery just some of the awesome activities to […]

$13.2 billion: The value of informal mental health care in Australia

A new report has highlighted the dollar value of unpaid carers to Australian society – the unsung heroes who care support those with mental illnesses. The report, The Economic Value of Informal Mental Health Caring in Australia, estimates that 240,000 Australians care for adults with mental illness and it would cost $13.2 billion to replace information mental […]

Is there such a thing as “safe speeding”?

Around half of all speed-related crashes which kill or seriously injure people on Queensland roads – including here on the Gold Coast – happen at just 10km/h or less over the speed limit. That’s why a new Easter road safety campaign by the Queensland Government, Let’s change the way we look at speed, is highlighting the dangers […]

First look at new Australian gem stamps

Australia Post is showing off Australian gemstones in a new stamp issue. The four gemstones featured in the designs ­are held in the mineral collection of the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australia Post’s Michael Zsolt said: “Australian gemstones are admired and valued worldwide. We trust these beautiful and striking stamp designs will appeal to everyone, especially […]