Entries by Rachel Junge

The first of 12,000 Syrian refugees to settle in Perth

AUSTRALIA is set to welcome the first family in our humanitarian intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees. Social Services Minister Christian Porter has confirmed, they are likely to arrive in the next 24 hours. “This family has been through quite a deal to arrive here in Australia,” Mr Porter said. He also confirmed the family of five […]

Gold Coasters’ prayers to reach Paris

THE THOUGHTS and prayers of Gold Coasters will be sent to the people of France in the wake of the Paris attacks. Mayor Tom Tate has launched condolence books across the city, inviting residents to show support for Paris and reflect on the tragic events. “These events were an attack on democracy, freedom and the […]

Whooping Cough alert issued for Brisbane parents

PARENTS are again being urged to ensure their children are protected from life-threatening viruses, with a whooping cough alert issued for Brisbane. Queensland Health has confirmed a recent spike in reported cases, with newborns the most at risk. Ten children under five have caught the highly contagious infection in the past six weeks, which is more than […]

Teenage boy stabbed to death in Bundall

UPDATE: THE HUNT for the killer of an Arundel teenager has stepped up, with Police calling on witnesses to come forward. It’s believed the 16-year-old was stabbed near the Sorrento Shopping Centre around 10pm on Saturday before making his way along nearby Allawah Street in search of help. Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson, Regional Crime Coordinator South […]