Entries by Shanee Dobeson

Turnbull Government ditches plans to increase Medicare levy

Australians will no longer be forced to pay a proposed half a per cent medicare levy increase, the Federal Government is expected to announce today. Initial plans to raise the levy from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent was revealed by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2017 budget. The levy increase was projected […]

Gas leak sparks emergency declaration in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise has reopened after a gas leak in the area forced police to declare an emergency situation overnight. The declaration was made just before 10.30pm after a gas leak was detected earlier in the afternoon. Trams were also halted as a result. The affected area included View Avenue, the Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and […]

Woman charged with stabbing murder of man in SE Qld

A WOMAN has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death on Macleay Island on Monday. Just before 12.00pm, officers rushed to a home on High Central Road after receiving reports of a man being stabbed. When police arrived, a 41-year-old Macleay Island man was found dead inside the house. A 41-year-old Macleay Island woman […]

Full list of Anzac Day road closures Gold Coasters need to know about

A number of Anzac Day services are set to take place across the Gold Coast tomorrow, with motorists being reminded several roads will be closed. A large number of people are expected to participate at various events throughout the day, with police confirming extra resources will be deployed to ensure all 2018 ANZAC Day commemorations go smoothly. “External […]