Entries by Rachel Junge

Breast care nurse numbers boosted with $27m in funding

Australian families dealing with the reality of breast cancer have been given some much-needed hope, with the number of breast care nurses to almost double, thanks to a funding injection. The Federal Government is pledging $27 million to pay for 41 more specialist nurses for the McGrath Foundation. It already pays for 57 of the […]

Summer flu numbers at five-year high across Queensland

Despite scorching temperatures and blue skies, thousands of Queenslanders are suffering from chills and wanting to curl up under the doona. Queensland Health has revealed, the Sunshine State is in the grip of a very active ‘Summer flu’ season, prompting a reminder to ‘remain vigilant and practice good hygiene’. Despite a mild winter flu season, summer […]

Car stolen at gunpoint and used in three armed robberies

A group of thugs has carjacked a man at gunpoint before targeting service stations in a crime spree spanning south Brisbane and Logan. A 28-year-old man was set upon by three men as he arrived home in his white Toyota Carolla sedan in Mount Gravatt East around 10.20pm on Friday. According to Police, one of the […]

Teen refused bail over attempted murder of Qld Police officer

UPDATE @ December 24, 11.00 AM | AN 18-year-old man accused of running down a Queensland police officer has been refused bail. The man appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged with the attempted murder of the 37-year-old constable. It’s understood the police officer attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by the teenager, when […]

Power restored to thousands of Gold Coast properties

UPDATE @ Monday December 24 | POWER has been restored to almost all homes on the Gold Coast following a mass blackout caused by two severe thunderstorms over the weekend. The lights first went out on thousands of properties on Friday night and again on Saturday as giant hail, destructive winds and heavy rainfall lashed the […]