Ambulance QLD

Woman hospitalised after go-kart crash on Gold Coast

A woman has been injured in a go-kart crash at Helensvale overnight.

Emergency services were called to an address on Siganto Drive just after 7.30pm.

Upon arrival, paramedics treated a woman in her 40s for back pain before she was taken to Pindara Private Hospital.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed the woman was transported in a stable condition.


Boy, 12, found safe and well after disappearing on way home from school

SUNDAY: A HELENSVALE boy who disappeared on his way home from school on Thursday has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

The 12-year-old was last seen leaving a school at Robina. In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed the child had been located “safe and well”.

NOTE: The boy’s photo and description have since been removed from this article.

SATURDAY: A 12-YEAR-OLD boy remains missing on the Gold Coast, 43 hours after vanishing on his way home from school.

Police say the 12-year-old was last seen leaving a school at Robina around 3pm on Thursday, August 17.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since, which police say is extremely concerning and out of character for the child.

The schoolboy was wearing his school uniform when he vanished. He remained missing at 10am on Saturday.

Anyone who may have seen the boy or knows where he is should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

ANOTHER federal politician has been referred to the High Court over dual citizenship disputes

The Deputy Leader of the of Nationals is the latest politician to be caught up in the dual citizenship fiasco, after Fiona Nash revealed she is a British citizen by descent.

The announcement comes just days after the leader of her party, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, admitted to discovering he holds New Zealand citizenship by descent.

Ms Nash said she sought advice from the UK Home Office on her citizenship after Mr Joyce’s statement on Monday.

Neither Mr Joyce or Ms Nash will step aside while the High Court reaches a verdict on whether they’re eligible for parliament.

“I can advise honourable senators, that on the basis of the solicitor-general’s advice, the Prime Minister sees no reason for me to stand aside from my portfolio responsibilities,” Ms Nash said.

Leading constitutional law expert George Williams believes the federal parliament can still function normally, despite the on-going dual citizenship scandal.

But Crossbench Senator Cory Bernadi is calling for parliament to be suspended until the issue is resolved.

Mr Williams says the suspension of parliament is a decision the Prime Minister must make.

“The governor general could give his advice on the suspension of parliament, but at the end of the day it’s for Malcolm Turnbull to decide on,” he said.


Blanc de Blanc coming back to the GC

After a successful season on the Gold Coast earlier this year as part of Bleach* Festival, sizzling cabaret show Blanc de Blanc is set to woo locals once again this October.

The hit show will be popping up in a spectacular Aurora Spiegeltent at a new location at Broadwater Parklands from Thursday 5th October to Sunday 5th November 2017.

Blanc de Blanc director Scott Maidment said they couldn’t wait to bring the show back to the Gold Coast.

“We were simply blown away by the response when our first ‘champagne cabaret’ debuted on the Gold Coast earlier this year,” he said.

“So many people have contacted us wanting to know when we are coming back. We couldn’t wait until next year, so by popular demand we are back in October.”

Blanc de Blanc features the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world in a wild, shimmering show that has big moves, great tunes, lots of skin, and more than a few surprises.


PHOTO: Supplied by BLANC de BLANC | © Pamela Raith Photography

Locals who were lucky enough to see Blanc de Blanc the first time round, will be delighted to learn popular cast members will be making a return, with a sprinkling of new characters added.

For locals and tourists who haven’t seen it yet, Blanc de Blanc is a show that cannot be missed.

Blanc de Blanc is on at Broadwater Parklands from October 5 to November 5 2017. It is a seductive, immersive and naughty night out and is suitable for adults only. Tickets for the return season to the Gold Coast are on sale now at:


$100 Notes

Commonwealth Bank to refund over $10 million to customers

More than 65,000 Commonwealth Bank customers will be refunded a total of approximately $10 million after being sold “unsuitable” credit insurance.

The Bank says customers had been sold CreditCard Plus or Home Loan Protection insurance which is meant to help borrowers meet their repayments if they become sick, injured or involuntarily unemployed. But many of those who received the insurance weren’t eligible because they were either unemployed at the time or a student.

CommBank will also refund approximately $586,000 in premiums to around 10,000 customers after it over-insured those customers – resulting in customers being over-charged premiums.

The bank will be contacting customers who were affected.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Deputy Chair Peter Kell said it was unacceptable that customers were sold insurance that did not meet their needs.

“Customers should not be sold products that provide little or not benefit, and banks should have processes in place to ensure this,” he said.