Pet advantage in new rental laws

The first stage of rental reforms will commence from October, promising an end to no-grounds evictions and to make it easier for renters to have pets. Between now and then, it is the ideal time for tenants a...

Roads, bridges being checked

ROAD engineers and assessors will visit the last group of flood-affected roads and bridges this week before giving them the final approvals to reopen. Other critical infrastructure like drinking water and the ...

New laws make shared spaces safer

Lower speeds on footpaths, mandated safety measures, a safety education campaign and clearer signage and markings would be part of a suite of new actions to help ensure e-scooter riders, cyclists, motorists and...

Incredible act of kindness

Rose Karaka and Peter Martin were woken on the night of the floods to water in their downstairs living area. They knew what they were in for as soon as the water came inside and destroyed many of their possessi...

Sport breaking down barriers

Being a kid from a refugee background is hard when it comes to team sport, according to Abdul Samim Khan. Money, language, cultural barriers, and emotional trauma are some of the barriers to participation th...

The Bear shows his softer side

Tanah Merah local Ian Maurice, who the rest of Australia knows as “the Bear”, is no stranger to the limelight. For years he was on prime-time television and radio. He anchored some of the biggest shows on of...

Rent squeeze hits Logan suburbs

A rental squeeze in the property market has underlined a tough year for tenants, a trend which could continue into the start of next year. Logan rent priced have increased for the last five consecutive quart...

A powerful painting for Murray

ARTIST Murray Charteris from New Beith has been named as a finalist in a prestigious art competition featuring 6542 entries from across the country. His painting of a desolate, drought-stricken African landsca...

New ways to solve social housing shortage

With current rent prices pushing low-medium income earners out of the market to buy their own house, attention has turned to an overhaul of current planning regulations. The aim is to make it easier to devel...

Commercial land in short supply

Colpak haulage company director Colin Pakai has leased a warehouse from a commercial landholder in Meadowbrook since 2015. When he was on the lookout for a new location in 2013, Logan was unknown to him unti...