Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.
Springfield charity Westside Community Care has received a $35,000 grant as part of the state government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Charity a lot cooler with grant funding

By Daniel Bouwmeester / February 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Charity a lot cooler with grant funding

Springfield based not-for-profit charity Westside Community Care has received a grant valued at $35,000 as part of the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The community outreach organisation, which runs a food bank at the Camira Springfield Community Centre, will use the funds to purchase a refrigerated vehicle. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund, a state […]

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Police are seeking assistance from Springfield Lakes residents regarding an investigation of a homicide that took place on February 3.

Police seek assistance from Springfield Lakes residents

By Daniel Bouwmeester / February 4, 2024 / Comments Off on Police seek assistance from Springfield Lakes residents

Queensland Police are calling for the assistance of Springfield Lakes residents regarding their investigation of a homicide that took place on Saturday, February 3. Detectives from the Ipswich Homicide Investigation Unit, who are investigating the homicide of a 70-year-old woman at Redbank Plains, have established four persons of interest in relation to the case. The […]

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Ipswich City Council released a report on its ratepayer funded environmental program levy – with hazard reduction receiving greater focus.

Outcomes of environmental levy in new report

By Daniel Bouwmeester / February 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Outcomes of environmental levy in new report

Ipswich City Council released a report on its ratepayer funded environmental protection initiative last month – with hazard reduction receiving greater focus. The City of Ipswich Enviroplan Program and Levy Progress Report 2022-2023, released on January 5, outlines recent progress in the Council’s Enviroplan program. According to the annual report, the Council spent nearly $4 […]

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St Augustine's College senior student Louie Galman won Young Citizen of the Year at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week.

St Augustine’s student wins Young Citizen of the Year award

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 29, 2024 / Comments Off on St Augustine’s student wins Young Citizen of the Year award

Louie Galman, a Year 12 student at St Augustine’s College, won the prestigious Young Citizen of the Year award at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week. Louie, 17, was recognised for his many achievements last year, particularly his participation in the 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) and role as Youth Member for […]

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Women Empowerment & Leadership is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women's rights locally and globally.

Women Empowerment & Leadership: Community update, February 2024

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 28, 2024 / Comments Off on Women Empowerment & Leadership: Community update, February 2024

Women Empowerment & Leadership (WEL) is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women’s rights globally and helping empower women to become leaders in society. We have helped evacuate around 600 Afghan refugees to Australia through Australia’s emergency evacuation process. WEL is led by founder and president Rita Anwari and vice president Pushpa Vaghela, […]

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The Greater Springfield Rotary stepped up to assist families grappling with escalating costs of education at a recent back-to-school event.

Rotary helps ease back-to-school burden

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on Rotary helps ease back-to-school burden

In a display of community spirit, the Rotary Club is stepping up to assist local families grappling with escalating costs of education. The Greater Springfield Rotary Club teamed up to assist Westside Community Care with its “Back to School Pop-up Shop”, hosted on January 19 at the Camira Springfield Community Centre. The Pop-up Shop offered […]

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Springfield Photography Club had a nice break over the holiday period, and returns to meeting every second Wednesday at Aveo Springfield.

Springfield Photography Club: back in focus for 2024

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Springfield Photography Club: back in focus for 2024

After a nice break over the Christmas and New Year period, Springfield Photography Club picked back up again last week. Springfield Photography Club meets fortnightly at Aveo Springfield. Meetings are usually held every second Wednesday from 7pm until 8:30pm. It is a time for each of us to be able to share our expertise, including […]

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Pioneers Basketball believes in creating more than just a game. It's about building a community, a home for players in Greater Springfield.

Attitude of gratitude: Pioneers in 2024

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Attitude of gratitude: Pioneers in 2024

At Pioneers, we believe in creating more than just a game; we’re building a community, a home for players. Fostering a welcoming environment is a privilege. It’s about more than pixels and code; it’s about creating a space where every player feels valued and cared for. Embracing the transformative journey of tournaments, where mind, heart, […]

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Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon for people living with a disability.

Rising ‘STAARS’ at Orion Lagoon

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 22, 2024 / Comments Off on Rising ‘STAARS’ at Orion Lagoon

Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon, beginning February 5, for people living with a disability. The Water STAARS (Support to Access Aquatic Recreational Spaces) Program is a partnership between the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) and the Council’s SEAL Pool Safety Program. Qualified Royal Life […]

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Greater Springfield resident Neetu Singh Suhag has announced her candidacy for Division 2 in the upcoming Ipswich City Council elections.

Neetu Singh Suhag announces Division 2 candidacy

By Daniel Bouwmeester / January 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Neetu Singh Suhag announces Division 2 candidacy

Greater Springfield resident and president of the Haryanvi Welfare Association in Australia, Inc. (HWAA) Neetu Singh Suhag has announced her candidacy for Division 2 in the upcoming Ipswich City Council elections. Speaking on social media earlier this week, Neetu said she was “excited” to announce her official candidacy to represent Division 2, which covers the […]

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