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My Health Record

Every Australian will soon have a My Health Record — an online summary of their health information — unless they opt out before November 15. Last month, Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist and QNews Magazine contributor Dr Fiona Bisshop put a series of questions to the Australian Digital Health Agency regarding issues that have arisen around the …

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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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