Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Police to return to Burleigh home following death of couple

Gold Coast Detectives have returned to a Burleigh home this morning after a man and his partner were found dead by a family friend yesterday afternoon. Forensic crews have set up a crime scene while they investigate the possible murder/suicide. It’s understood friends visiting the home of Dave Lee, 46, and his partner Mel, 36, […]

Bishop supports same-sex marriage

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has come out in support of gay marriage, saying she has “absolutely no concerns” about it. Ms Bishop had previously kept her views private, declining to comment on her personal stance. But on Monday night, she told Channel Ten’s The Project that she supports the right for gay and lesbian couples to […]

Two accidents cause chaos on the M1

UDPATE: A multi-car crash on the M1 is causing some major delays on Gold Coast roads this morning. A four-car crash occurred northbound at Exit 92 in Palm Beach around 7.20am, blocking one lane. A horse float is said to have been involved in the accident. One person has been taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor […]

GST hike could raise extra $65 billion

The federal government could more than double its revenue if it increased the GST to 15 per cent and broadened the tax base, according to new modelling. The Parliamentary Budget Office found that changing the GST to a New Zealand-style model would generate an extra $65.6 billion in revenue in 2017-18 to a total of […]

Horror start for 49ers following Hayne axing

It’s the scenario many Australian sport fans may have been secretly wishing for following the shock news that the San Fransisco 49ers had axed our much-loved NFL convert, Jarryd Hayne. The player who took Hayne’s spot at the 49ers’ punt returner has been injured and carted off the field in the opening minutes of their clash […]