Entries by Tony Bartlett

Arson charges laid 19 months after $7mil Tallebudgera school inferno

A 20-year-old man has been charged over a multi-million dollar arson attack on a school at Tallebudgera more than a year-and-a-half ago. The inferno was started around 10 o’clock on the night of April 25 last year at the Tallebudgera Creek Road School. It caused $7 million damage, gutting classrooms and facilities. Detectives have also […]

Charles Manson dead at the age of 83

Charles Manson, who led the bloodthirsty cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died at the age of 83. Tate’s husband, director Roman Polanski, was out of the country at the time of the murders. His wife was eight months pregnant. Manson was obsessed with Beatles music, especially Helter Skelter, […]

Dreamworld defends keepers grabbing a tiger by the tail

Dreamworld says two of its tiger handlers who pulled a big cat by its tail and slapped it on the head were using normal procedures, to stop what could have been a deadly fight erupting. Video footage of the incident has drawn angry posts from people condemning their behaviour. However the theme park says grabbing […]

Surfers Paradise restaurant owner fined $284,000 for paying staff $8 an hour

Underpaying workers nearly $60,000 has cost the owner of a Japanese restaurant in Surfers Paradise more than a quarter of a million dollars. Nine workers at Samurais Paradise were paid as little as $8.00 an hour over four months. Owner of the business, Shigeo Ishiyama, who formerly operated the Japanese Curry House Kawaii, was criticised […]