Entries by Monique StClair

Gold Coast’s Disaster Management Unit on ALERT for Cyclone Oma

The Local Disaster Management Group has been put on ‘alert’, ahead of Cyclone Oma’s potential landfall this weekend. While there are still a number of possible outcomes as the system tracks closer to the coast, Mayor Tom Tate says now is a time to plan and prepare. “The alert status means we’ve doubled number of […]

Sydney hospital in lockdown

A major police operation has forced the closure of a hospital in Sydney’s west. Nepean Hospital has been put into lockdown, with people asked to delay travelling to the hospital. The emergency department has also been temporarily closed, and ambulances are being diverted to nearby hospitals. It’s still unclear what the police operation is about. […]

Parents outraged over lack of communication during Gold Coast school lockdown

Parents of the Helensvale State Primary School are furious that they weren’t given more information during a lengthy lockdown yesterday. The Primary School sent texts and emails out to parents after children had already been dropped off, saying it was in lockdown and that they shouldn’t come near the school. Parent’s were naturally extremely concerned […]