Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Close to $1 million of cannabis seized from Gold Coast property

Close to $1 million worth of cannabis has been found during a raid at a Yatala property. Logan police searched the Ferguson Street address back on July 1 and allegedly uncovered 369 cannabis plants growing in a shed and in the bush of the property. The Queensland Police Service said the drugs have an estimated street […]

NSW to close off border with Victoria amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

The border between New South Wales and Victoria is set to close amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria. Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews confirmed the decision on Monday morning. “From 11.59pm midnight tomorrow night, the border with New South Wales will be closed,” Mr Andrews said in a press conference. “That is the result […]

Gold Coast man charged with importing liquid meth disguised as vitamins

A Gold Coast man has been charged after allegedly trying to import meth into Australia, disguised as vitamin supplements. On June 26, Australian Border Force officers in Sydney intercepted a shipment from the United States destined for a property in Maroochydore. It’s alleged the package contained eight litres of liquid methamphetamine, disguised as vitamin supplements. […]

Two charged after blaze destroys Gold Coast house boat

TWO teenagers have been charged over a blaze that destroyed a house boat on the northern Gold Coast on Wednesday evening. It’s alleged the pair boarded the vessel, which was anchored in the Pimpama River near the Colman Road boat ramp, at around 5pm. They’re accused of trashing the vessel, damaging property and throwing furniture […]

ATO website crashes as people rush to access super

The Australian Taxation Office website has crashed as people rush to access their superannuation early. Today is the first day people can withdraw a second amount of $10,000 from super accounts, given it is the first day of the new financial year. “We understand significant numbers of people need to access our online services,” the ATO […]