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Man repeatedly stabbed in vicious attack on Gold Coast bus

A man’s been rushed to hospital after being repeatedly stabbed in the upper body and head on the Gold Coast overnight.

The horrific attack happened on a bus in Varsity Lakes around 6.00pm on Monday.

Police say the 20-year-old victim was approached by another man who “made demands and threatened him” whilst they were travelling along Yodelay Street.

A fight broke out and the man was stabbed multiple times with a knife before his attacker fled with his backpack.

The 20-year-old man from Palm Beach was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anything suspicious in the area at the time are urged to contact police.

Investigations are ongoing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Police hunting heartless thief accused of robbing 78yo woman

An elderly woman has been hospitalised after she was injured during a violent bag-snatch at Waterford West in Logan.

Police say the 78-year-old woman was waiting in her driveway on Bourke Street around 8.45am on Sunday, when a man came out of a vehicle parked nearby and grabbed her handbag.

The woman was pushed to the ground during the scuffle and suffered a number of injuries.

She was taken to hospital, however thankfully they’re not believed to be life-threatening.

It’s believed the man fled the scene in a silver Toyota hatchback containing several people.

Detectives say they have spoken with several witnesses, however are appealing for anyone with any information to contact police.

The property inside the handbag included the woman’s mobile phone, house-keys, prescription glasses and a small sum of money.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Teen injured in shopping centre stabbing

A teenager has ended up in hospital after a stabbing at a Gold Coast shopping centre.

Police were called to Robina Town Centre at around 5.30pm on Thursday afternoon after reports of a fight.

Witnesses say two young males got into an argument before one pulled out a weapon.

The second teen suffered a large wound to his hand.

The injured teen was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police say no arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Brisbane to host massive parade to say thanks to Qld fire fighters

Brisbane will host a ticker-tape parade next month, to honour hundreds of the state’s volunteers who risked their lives fighting fires around the country during the bushfire crisis.

It’ll be one of the country’s first events to honour our fire fighters, with Newscorp reporting around 700 fire fighters, volunteers, service personnel and wildlife carers will be part of the celebration.

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner made the announcement this morning.

“Australia is in the grips of one of its worst natural disasters and hundreds of unsung heroes have left families and jobs behind to fight and recover from these horrific fires.

“In honour of their heroic efforts, Brisbane will host a ticker-tape parade and present these heroes with the Keys to the City, with donations to be collected by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust on the day.

“Brisbane steps up in times of need, and every owner-occupier resident will also have the option of donating the discount they receive for paying their rates on time towards bushfire relief,” his Facebook post reads.

An exact date for the parade hasn’t been confirmed yet, though it will reportedly happen mid February.

‘National disgrace’: Karl Stefanovic attacks Gold Coast MP as children die waiting for NDIS support

The Today Show’s Karl Stefanovic has lashed out at a Gold Coast MP, after disturbing revelations that children are dying while waiting for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support.

Newscorp reports that more than 1200 Australians have died while waiting for an NDIS package in just three years, which includes 65 children.

35 of those children were under the age of six years old.

Sadly, the deaths have occurred during the average four month waiting time that families have to endure to acquire funding.

Channel Nine’s Karl Stefanovic has today called out NDIS Minister and Fadden MP Stuart Robert for what he’s labelled a ‘national disgrace’.

“It’s unbelievable.

“Late last year the Minister in charge – Stuart Robert – said waiting times categorically weren’t a problem.

“If 65 children dying in this country – if those figures are to be believed – isn’t a problem, then you need help, Minister,” Stefanovic said.

NDIS Minister Stuart Robert is yet to respond publicly to the alarming figures, though has provided a statement to The Today Show this morning.

“The Government has been focusing on improving access decision times for the NDIS.

“This is evidenced by new data that shows as at the 31st December 2019, access decision for the NDIS were taking on average 4 days to complete,” Stefanovic read out.

Meantime, an NDIA spokesperson told Newscorp that while the decisions around NDIS access were taking an average of four days, the approval of the first plan was taking 77 days.