Entries by The Meddler

I’m not sure how much good will come of this…

ON the surface, it seems fairly unremarkable. A private health insurer is trialling a health program in Queensland, to help their members gain “priority access” to see a GP. How does it work? Simple: Medibank Private is reportedly paying administration expenses for over two-dozen doctors across Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast, to guarantee same-day […]

The sound of summer we haven’t missed at all

YESTERDAY was World Mosquito Day. Of all the things to celebrate! Well ‘celebrate’ might be a bit of a scratch…I mean stretch. First established in 1987 when Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria, August 20 is set apart every year to educate people about the dangers of mosquito-borne illnesses. Ironically, the […]

Triple whammy of suffering

I’M calling it: the entire Gold Coast has the flu. Every last one of us. Okay, I’m being a little melodramatic, but it certainly seems that way. Everyone I know is either just getting over a cold, or they’re madly hoping that their sore head and leaky nose is just a shocking case of hayfever. […]

It’s official, the Gold Coast is boring

I GOT to the end of the news bulletin I was watching yesterday and felt like I’d just wasted thirty minutes of my life. It was boring. I decided to scroll through the world news to hear some ‘real news’ and what I got was a sobering reality check: On the GC, strong wind gusts […]

Talk about ‘out of touch’

I DON’T want to kick off any argy-bargy about politics. Whether you find yourself and your beliefs aligning with Labor, Liberal, the Greens or the living, breathing cartoon character that is Clive Palmer is beside the point. There’s a bigger issue at play here. You see, when Treasurer Joe Hockey made some offhand comments last […]