Entries by Monique StClair

Outrage after sharks found slaughtered at Fingal Head

A large group of slaughtered sharks have been found on rocks at Fingal Head. A local resident made the shock discovery at the popular headland on Friday and posted photos of the disturbing scene to social media. In the images, a number of dead juvenile sharks can be seen laid out on the rocks with deep […]

Queensland Electoral Commissioner resigns following ‘serious allegations’

UPDATE @ February 14, 11.00am: Queensland Electoral Commissioner Walter van der Merwe has resigned. His resignation comes just days after he was suspended over serious allegations. No details about the allegations have yet been released. Queensland Attorney General Yvette D’ath released the following statement regarding the QEC’s future: “Electoral Commission of Queensland Electoral Commissioner Walter van […]

Designs approved for Isle of Capri Bridge

The Gold Coast Council has approved design work for the Isle of Capri Bridge. The bridge will undergo a $38 million upgrade in order to reduce congestion, improve safety and encourage sustainable travel options by adding a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. A separate bridge will be built next to the existing one, with […]

A second Aboriginal death in custody sparks calls for action

There are calls to immediately implement recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in custody, following a second Aboriginal death in Townsville within six months. The 39-year-old man reportedly died in the early hours on Saturday February 10 after losing consciousness in police custody shortly after an altercation with another man. The calls have […]