Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe pulled from site

ISRAEL Folau’s controversial GoFundMe has been pulled from the website for violating its terms of service. GoFundMe Australia confirmed the news on Monday morning. “Today we will be closing Israel Folau’s campaign and issuing full refunds to all donors,” the company’s regional manager in Australia Nicola Britton said in a statement. “After a routine period […]

Sharrouf kids on way home to Australia

The Australian government has evacuated eight children of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp, saying they should not be punished for the crimes of their parents. In the group are the offspring of jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, including his heavily pregnant 17-year-old daughter Zaynab and her own two daughters, his son Humzeh, […]

14 people rescued off Qld after boat overturns, catches fire

UPDATE @ 10.50am | A GROUP of more than a dozen people have now been rescued after their charter boat overturned and caught fire off Gladstone this morning. Emergency services say all occupants are safely aboard another vessel and have all been accounted for. “13 patients are on a vessel making their way back to […]