Entries by Tony Bartlett

Man’s body found in Gold Coast Seaway

Gold Coast police are trying to identify a man whose body was recovered from The Seaway this afternoon. The alarm was raised about 2:30pm when a tinny was spotted circling near Wavebreak Island, with no-one on board. A couple of jetski riders called police 15 minutes later when they spotted a body being washed out […]

Restriction on Comm Games contractor won’t affect Athletes Village handover

A restriction slapped on the contractor responsible for building the Athletes Village for next year’s Commonwealth Games, won’t hold up the project. Queensland’s construction watchdog has imposed restrictions on the building licence of Grocon, one of the key contractors for the Games. Grocon is in charge of delivering the Athletes Village project, near Griffith University. […]

Gold Coast teen pleads guilty to murdering grandfather for hidden fortune

A Gold Coast teenager will return to a South Australian court today after admitting killing Adelaide pensioner Robert Whitwell. 19-year-old Brittney Dwyer from Ormeau is the granddaughter of the 81-year-old. She and co-accused Bernadette Burns admitted travelling from Brisbane last year to rob Mr Whitwell of his life savings, but their plan went wrong, and […]

Labor Senator Katy Gallagher denies holding dual citizenship

Yet another Senator has flatly rejected claims she could be affected by the dual citizenship scandal. News Corp reports Labor Senator Katy Gallagher could hold Ecuadorean citizenship, with documents showing her mother was born there. However the Senator said her status as an Australian citizen was checked as part of the ALP’s vetting process when […]