Entries by Matt McDonald

Southport worst spot in QLD for car vandalism

Southport has topped the list for the most cases of car vandalism in Queensland for the second year in a row. According to figures from the RACQ, there have been 40 claims for car vandalism in Southport in the last three years. Bundaberg was second on the list, followed by Toowoomba, Fortitude Valley and Cairns. […]

Girl critical after being hit by a car in Sydney’s north-west

A young girl is fighting for life after being hit by a car in Sydney’s north-west. The 17-year-old was hit by a Toyota Hilux on Windsor Rd at Baulkham Hills. She was airlifted to Westmead Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the Hilux was not injured but has been taken to hospital for […]

Man dies after being pulled from a Sydney rock pool

An elderly man has died after being pulled unconscious from waters on Sydney’s northern beaches. Emergency services were called to a rock pool at Collaroy beach just before 4.30pm this afternoon. Bystanders performed CPR on the man, aged in his 70s, before lifesavers arrived. Paramedics continued trying to resuscitate the man but he could not […]

Ministers banned from having sexual relationships with staffers

Federal Ministers will be banned from having sexual relationships with staffers under changes to the Ministerial Code of Conduct. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the changes in the wake of Barnaby Joyce’s affair with former media advisor Vikki Campion. Mr Turnbull was scathing in his assessment of Mr Joyce’s personal dramas. “The real issue is […]