Entries by Rachel Junge

Dual citizenship saga claims another scalp with Liberal MP John Alexander quitting parliament

Former professional tennis player-turned-politician John Alexander has become the latest victim of the dual citizenship debacle. The Liberal member for Bennelong has announced his resignation from Parliament. The 66-year-old confirmed on Saturday that he holds British citizenship, through his father Gilbert Alexander, who was born in England in 1907 and arrived in Australia in 1911. […]

Sink or swim: LNP floats free swimming lessons in $18m election promise

With summer just around the corner and backyard swimming pools being filled with splashing kids, the LNP has announced an election promise to woo Queensland parents. Tim Nicholls has vowed to introduce a dedicated $18 million program to provide free swimming lessons for kids aged 1-4, if he wins the November 25 poll. The Opposition Leader […]

Remembrance Day: A list of services on the Gold Coast and Tweed

Australians will soon pause to remember our fallen diggers and returned service men and women for Remembrance Day. Today marks 99 years since the signing of the Armistice with Germany that brought an end to World War I. More than one million Australians have served their country, with 102,000 losing their lives on the battlefields […]

Jogger accused of punching cyclist in Mermaid Beach

Gold Coast cyclists hope they’ve put an end to alleged bashings by a Mermaid Beach jogger. They claim to have been terrified by the man who is accused of running at them as they come in opposite directions along Hedges Avenue, before punching them. The alleged repeat incidents came to a head on Friday, when one cyclist […]

Mother grabs baby and four other children to escape burning home

A mother has managed to save her five young children from their burning home in Sydney’s west. The St Clair property went up in flames around 6pm on Friday, while all six were inside. The 37-year-old woman, along with her five children, aged four months old, one, two, four and five years, escaped the Farmer […]