Entries by Matt McDonald

More than 250 Comm Games visitors still in Australia

The true number of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials who have remained in Australia has finally been confirmed. Australian Border Force bosses have been facing questions at a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra, revealing 255 people are still in the country. Officials say 8,103 people arrived in Australia on special Commonwealth Games visas. 7,848 of […]

Alleged dog kicker to plead guilty

A Gold Coast man accused of kicking his dog will plead guilty to animal cruelty. Brett Simpson sparked outrage on social media after video footage of him allegedly kicking and violently pulling his staffy at Currumbin in January went viral. The video was viewed by more than 3 million people. Simpson’s case was mentioned briefly […]