Ambulance QLD

Man stabbed by teen while coming to aid of elderly man in Logan

A 15-year-old boy has been charged after he allegedly stabbed a man who came to the aid of an elderly man in Logan.

The 26-year-old victim was trying to help an elderly man on a mobility scooter, who was being harrassed by three teenagers in Heritage Park yesterday afternoon.

An altercation then broke out between the 26-year-old and the teenagers, before the 15-year-old produced a knife and stabbed the man.

Luckily, the man was able to restrain the teen and take him into a nearby service station where he could call police.

The man then had to be taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and is due in Beenleigh Childrens Court today.

Petrol

Where you can get 81 CENT fuel today… you’re welcome!

MOTORISTS have star Supercar drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard to thank for extra cheap fuel today.

To celebrate the duo’s success on the track, the Shell service station in Rocklea is dropping their petrol prices to an extraordinarily low 81 cents per litre – a sight many children of today would never have seen before!

It comes as McLaughlin and Coulthard have taken an incredible 81 combined Pole Positions and Race Wins since DJR Team Penske formed their naming rights partnership with Shell V-Power in 2017.

Motorists will be racing to the pumps to fill up, with the bargain fuel available for just one hour only, between 10am and 11am at the Shell Coles Express on Beatty Road.

Game on!

 

Olympics

Qld government commits to Olympic bid

A Queensland bid for the 2032 Olympic Games is looking more and more likely, with the state government now putting money on the table.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state government will match the federal government’s $10 million commitment to a detailed study of exactly what an Olympic event could look like in Queensland.

The Premier will chair a cross-government Taskforce, to look at the economic viability, where the money will come from, where the village will be and the transport needed to host the games in the region.

“This could be the greatest thing that ever happened in Queensland,” the Premier said.

“When we join together, we’re unstoppable.

“Imagine all levels of government, business and the community united behind the single goal of a Queensland Olympics. They’d be the best ever.

“There are many benefits to hosting these games but I want to make sure we know the costs as well,” the Premier said.

The recent IOC decision allowing a bid from a region rather than a city has been hailed a ‘game-changer’ by the Premier, along with continuing to use existing infrastructure.

“This next stage will allow an Olympics that is inclusive of Queensland.

“We delivered a Commonwealth Games that got the world’s attention, that was inclusive of cities outside the Gold Coast such as Townsville and Cairns and we delivered them on time and under budget,” the Premier said.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

Qld’s deputy premier refers herself to CCC

The Queensland deputy premier says she will ask the state’s corruption watchdog to investigate her purchase of a house near a major rail project.

Jackie Trad, who is also the state’s treasurer, will step down from her role heading up the government’s $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project while the Crime and Corruption Commission investigates.

“I want this resolved as quickly as possible and so I have decided to refer this to the CCC to consider whether it’s a matter that requires investigation,” Ms Trad said in a statement on Monday.

“I made clear my intention to sell the property when the outcome of the CCC consideration is known.”

She said Integrity Commissioner Nikola Stepanov has looked into the matter but has advised against releasing her advice while it is investigated by the CCC.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington called for the public release of the advice and for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to sack her deputy.

She said Ms Trad’s announcement would serve as a “smokescreen” to dodge questions when she faces budget estimates from Tuesday.

“It is no coincidence this move came less than 24 hours before Jackie Trad was due to be grilled in Parliament,” Ms Frecklington said.

“I had already referred Jackie Trad to the CCC four days ago because of this blatant breach of integrity rules.”

The Woolloongabba house was not declared on the Queensland Parliament’s register of members’ interests within the required time frame.

The Cross River Rail is a underground rail line currently being built in Brisbane.

Ms Frecklington said last week there is a potential increase in value or rezoning of properties close to the rail line.

© AAP 2019

Police Dog

Qld man’s drug haul shocks police at Splendour

A QUEENSLAND man has allegedly been busted with more than 220 MDMA tablets, cocaine and cannabis at Splendour in the Grass.

The 21-year-old was one of more than 200 people charged with drug offences at the popular Byron Bay music festival this year.

It comes following a four-day high visibility police operation, which saw officers seize more than 2.8kg of illicit drugs at the event.

It’s understood police arrested the young Queensland man after finding his stash inside a car at the festival campgrounds.

He has been charged with supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug, and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 5 August.

Byron Police District Commander, Superintendent Dave Roptell, said that whilst he was pleased with overall crowd behaviour, he was disappointed people still aren’t getting the message about bringing illegal drugs.

“This year, a record amount of prohibited drugs was seized at Splendour in the Grass – it’s disappointing that despite the warnings, we continue to detect the possession and supply of these illicit substances,” he said.

“Not only is it a serious criminal offence, it is also harmful to your health; it can impact not only your life, but the lives of those around you.”

A record 42,000 party-goers attended this year’s Splendour in the Grass music festival at the North Byron Parklands.