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Whether you have been to Japan before or not, Japan Food Tours offers you the unique opportunity to experience the country’s food, culture and people on fully guided tours. And QNews Magazine readers are being offered an incredible introductory two-for-one discount for a the company’s brand new tour of Honshu in December. On the trip, …

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By Emily Gray, RMIT University Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his government would make amendments to discrimination legislation to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. This move now has bipartisan support from Greens, Labor and the Liberals. The question …

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With the success of the monthly live game show Rumble at Heya Bar in Fortitude Valley, the event’s creator Joel Devereux is looking forward to the upcoming season of the show at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival. QNews Magazine asked Joel, exactly what is Rumble? “Rumble is a game show like no other! Two fringe artists, typically a …

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With all the buzz around Opera Queensland’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni, QNews Magazine sat down with rising international opera star, the chiselled 6′ 4″ Scottish-born Aussie baritone Duncan Rock. Rock takes on the title role role in Mozart’s timeless masterpiece for the seventh time in his career, and we asked how a hunky young …

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After getting engaged earlier this year, QNews Publisher Richard Bakker now can’t wait to marry his fiance Am. But at 53 years of age and currently weighing 124 kg, he wants to lose weight and look his best in the wedding pics. Richard (pictured above, left) said, “I waited this long to get married. I’m …

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In the dog eat dog environment of inner urban consumer retail, it’s amazing to find a family owned business still going strong after 10 years. Howards Storage World in The Homemaker, Fortitude Valley provides a unique blend of quality products and service to help organise your home. Business owner and family patriarch, Jim Stacey, laughs …

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Miss Blanks Brisbane rapper

Commanding, captivating and confronting, Brisbane-born hip-hop artist Miss Blanks is shaking things up in the Australian music industry as a highly visible, unapologetic trans woman of colour. As she sits down to chat with Michael James, her confidence is immediate and infectious. Hailing from Brisbane’s southside, Miss Blanks’ unique Dutch and Samoan heritage creates a …

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Pride Queer Art Exhibition

There’s just a few days left to peruse and purchase a piece of locally-produced queer art at QNews Magazine’s first queer art exhibition. Held as part of Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations, the event has been a free showcase for local LGBTIQ artists to help lift their profiles and sell their work. All artworks in the …

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By Joanna McIntyre, University of the Sunshine Coast As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding “gender whisperers”; and the University of …

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Jamie Durie at Natuzzi

When it comes to TV horticulturalist, interior designer and eco-conscious warrior Jamie Durie’s latest foray into furniture, the phrase ‘grass roots’ has multiple applications. Collaborating with established high-quality brand Natuzzi Italia, Jamie has designed the stunning Amber collection to reflect his values as an homage not only to his Australian heritage, but to the landscape …

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