Entries by Rachel Junge

$10m Koala Fund to protect Aussie icon on the Gold Coast

We’ll be asked to do our bit to help protect koalas, through a new annual levy and by keeping better watch on the family dog. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has today announced a Koala Fund of $10.85 million for koala habitat protection. To help pay for the Fund, ratepayers will cough up just $3 […]

Fallen Senior Constable Brett Forte to protect us from above

The family of fallen Queensland Police Officer Brett Forte has welcomed the latest posthumous honour to be bestowed upon him. His wife, Susie, and their children celebrated his devotion to duty during a ceremony to formally name Polair 2, ‘Brett A Forte’, in Highfields this morning. In a release issued by the Police Minister, Senior Constable […]

How Brisbane’s ‘poo jogger’ was caught out by super sleuth

The man who flushed out Brisbane’s infamous ‘poo jogger’ admits he regrets that the culprit has had to resign from his executive job. Steve from Greenslopes teamed up with a neighbour to track down the person who had been leaving a ‘present’ on the footpath outside their complex. “If it was once or twice I […]

Teens charged over alleged joy ride in stolen car

Two teenagers have been charged over a joyride that sparked a Police pursuit down the Toowoomba range. It’s alleged the pair of 16-year-olds stole a Rav4 sedan from a Mount Lofty home on just before midnight on Saturday. A short time later, police found the vehicle being driven near Campbell Street and then eastbound down the […]