Entries by Rachel Junge

Tomic through, Stosur out at Sydney International

BERNARD Tomic has progressed to the quarter-finals of the Sydney International after making light work of his wildcard opponent. The Gold Coaster took just 48 minutes to take down compatriot Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-4 on Wednesday night, to make the final eight for the fourth straight year. Tomic will now take on Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili today for a […]

Australia rejects US request for more Middle East muscle

AUSTRALIA will not increase its military presence in the Middle East. Canberra has rejected a request from the US Government for more assistance in the fight against Islamic State following the Paris attacks. However, Australia will continue to train Iraqi security forces and will consider providing more humanitarian support for Syria and Iraq. It comes ahead […]

Goanna shot by an arrow fighting for life

IT’S thought a goanna existed for a number of days with an arrow in its body, before being rescued. Police are appealing for information after the reptile was located near Lake Macquarie late on Wednesday. A member of the public spotted the goanna on a fire trail off Larapinta Drive at Wyee Point around 5pm […]

More Samsung washing machines could cause fire

MORE safety concerns have been raised concerning Samsung washing machines. It’s claimed another six models by the Korean manufacturer have similar faults to the already recalled top loader (first recalled in 2013). About 144,000 machines have been sent back under the initial recall, after a number of house fires were linked to the model. However, it’s […]

Fare freeze on SEQ public transport

GOLD Coast commuters have been handed an early Christmas present, with Queensland announcing a freeze on public transport fares. Prices for bus and train travel across the South East will remain unchanged until 1 July, 2016 while the independent Fare Review is underway. Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said the decision to freeze fares and not […]