Entries by Rachel Junge

Councils forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Aust Day

The Federal Government is making moves to ensure local councils can’t hold their citizenship ceremonies outside of Australia Day. The Immigration Minister is expected to today reveal the changes to the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code. The changes will enforce January 26 as the national day for citizenship ceremonies to be conducted, after a number of rogue […]

Teenager dies from overdose at music festival

A teenage woman has become the fifth person to die from an overdose at a music festival in New South Wales in as many months. The 19-year-old was taken from the FOMO Festival in Parramatta to Westmead Hospital on Saturday night, but later died. An investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the Central […]

Want to win $1M? Pack your golf clubs and head Outback

Calling all golfers, or anyone who’s keen to pocket $1 million… The Queensland Government has launched an innovative new, multi-location golf event to drive tourists into Outback Queensland. The inaugural Outback Queensland Masters will include a million-dollar hole-in-one challenge to with the state Government’s declaration that 2019 is The Year of Outback Tourism. “We’ll be welcoming […]

Man accused of multiple sexual assaults at tourist hot spot

Detectives have put the call out for more possible victims to come forward, after a man was slapped with multiple sexual assault charges relating to incidents at a popular Queensland tourist destination. It’s alleged the 24-year-old approached and inappropriately touched three women near the Cairns Lagoon around lunchtime on Saturday. The women told Police the […]