Entries by Matt McDonald

Mayor Tate declares war on electric scooters on the Gold Coast

Mayor Tom Tate wants a crackdown on electric scooters and powered skateboards on the Gold Coast because of fears they’re becoming a menace to pedestrians. The scooters are particularly popular around Surfers Paradise especially among teenagers. But a spate of recent near misses which have also featured on social media has prompted Council to act. […]

Welfare debt dodgers to face overseas travel bans

Anyone owing money to Centrelink and other Government agencies could be prevented from travelling overseas in a bid to recover millions of dollars in welfare debts. 150,000 Australians owe the Government around $800 million because they were overpaid or received welfare fraudulently. The Government has already stopped a number of people from leaving the country […]

Souths players cleared after internal review into sexting scandal

An internal review has cleared South Sydney players of misconduct over the sexting scandal. An investigation was launched after allegations players exposed themselves to a woman via a social media account linked to star forward Sam Burgess. The news rocked the club as they prepared for this weekend’s NRL preliminary final against fierce rivals the […]

Scott Morrison rejects claims his rise to the top had been planned for months

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ridiculed suggestions he and his supporters secretly orchestrated last month’s leadership coup which saw him elevated to the top job. Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, who supported the push to oust Malcolm Turnbull, told the ABC that it was clear those people who were supporting Scott Morrison had been doing so […]