Queenslanders have copped hundreds of fines for lighting up in smoke-free zones over the last financial year. Bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry terminals are amongst the smoke free spots, that saw around 400 fines dished out across the state. With on-the-spot fines costing $241, those who breached the smoking ban collectively racked up a […]
About Monique StClair
Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she now runs with Hot Tomato's pack of newshounds a couple desks down. She'll be bringing you the latest in Gold Coast news, weather, traffic and more every day. The news doesn't sleep, and neither does Mon! If she's not at the desk, in the booth or on the streets reporting - she's enjoying all the Gold Coast lifestyle has to offer, and loving every minute of it.
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The final report from the Royal Commission into the banking sector is expected to be released today. The big banks, and the wider financial services industry, is set to face massive reforms to ensure their misconducts won’t happen again. Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC has already condemned the industry’s greed and weak regulators who failed […]
It’s been revealed that over 200,000 Australian cancer cases could be avoided if adults followed dietary and physical activity guidelines. New research funded by Cancer Council Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has revealed that if Australian adults followed the existing Australian Dietary and National Physical Activity guidelines, as many as 190,500 overweight/obesity-related cancers […]
Locals are invited to have their say on what needs funding around the community, as Council prepares the 2019-2020 budget. Mayor Tom Tate has promised that roads, traffic and protecting our city’s green space are priorities for the $1.5 billion allowance. With a record growth in population expected over the next decade, Gold Coasters are […]
Mayor Tom Tate isn’t concerned about a privately owned ferry service launching on the Gold Coast. For just $6 an adult, passengers will be able to board ‘Doris’ (the ferry) at stops around Evandale, Surfers Paradise and Isle of Capri, from Tuesday next week. Frances Burgess, the Ferry’s Captain and maritime lawyer, told 1029 Hot […]
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