As part of their vision to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group makes diversity and inclusion a key aspect of their business strategy. “The Star Entertainment Group’s properties have always been a part of, and contributed significantly to, our communities,” CEO and Managing Director Matt Bekier said. “As a result, we …

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With winter ending, summer breathing down our necks and Sydney Mardi Gras fast approaching, thoughts turn to sprucing up appearances. It’s getting too hot to hide behind winter clothing. Other work colleagues sang the praises of Australian Skin Clinics, so Qnews Magazine‘s digital editor Jordan and I went in to check out what is on …

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One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson

Twenty years ago, I sort of had a night on the town with Pauline Hanson, writes Destiny Rogers. The One Nation leader was in Cairns campaigning for the 1998 federal election. She was famous for her attacks on Indigenous Australians, Asian immigrants and the LGBTIQ community. She said of the Sydney’s Mardi Gras, “I don’t …

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While many large Australian festivals have crashed and burned over the last few years, in Queensland one small, quirky festival has gone from strength to strength with its fierce commitment to community. “We look at it as a pilgrimage,” Jungle Love Festival Director Raymond Williams told QNews Magazine. “Once a year we step aside from …

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At first glance Avenue Q seems like nice wholesome family fun. It’s a stage show featuring quirky puppets, as well as lively song and dance. But wait a second… These grown-up imaginings of the lovable Muppets don’t only sing and dance. They also fight and… um… have sex… live onstage. Definitely don’t bring the kids! …

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Brisbane gay couple Barry Bird and Malcolm Chalmers didn’t think they ever wanted to get married. Barry told the story of marrying his partner last Thursday at QNews Magazine‘s community forum celebrating the first anniversary of the historic vote to allow marriage equality in Australia. After 19 years together, Barry said marriage “was never in …

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Thirteen years of tireless campaigning for marriage equality in Australia are documented in new book Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality. The majority “yes” vote was announced on November 15 last year, and the same-sex marriage legislation was finally passed through the Australian parliament last December. Since then, 5420 same-sex marriages have been registered …

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In 1970s Australia, it seemed inconceivable that a gay person could hold the office of Prime Minister. But Destiny Rogers asks, was Australia’s 20th Prime Minister William McMahon a gay man? Sir William McMahon had a long climb up the ladder of success. Once at the top, he fell off. He was not a popular …

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Qnews Magazine Marriage Equality community forum

One year on from the historic and overwhelming “yes” vote for marriage equality on November 15 last year, QNews Magazine is holding a community forum to celebrate the anniversary. At the event we want to explore the questions: Where is our community now? Where we are going? Where do others want to take us? In …

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Two women visiting Bangkok meet in a karaoke bar in the dazzling tourist mecca’s party district and fall in love in Neon Tiger, the laugh-filled musical love story opening at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. A trio of Australia’s boldest theatre talents combine to bring to the stage their love child, the result of an …

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