DC Rivals HyperCoaster

Movie World is looking to hire professional roller coaster riders

Warner Brothers’ Movie World is on the hunt for some PRO roller coaster riders.

They’re doing some filming for a new commercial tomorrow morning, and are looking for a DC Rivals HyperCoaster-load of people to ride it OVER and OVER again!

If you can be available for the entire three hour filming session (Wednesday July 10 from 7am-11am), and you make it the whole way without spewing (that’s not a condition, but it probably wouldn’t look good for you), then you’ll earn…

A 12 month unlimited pass to Village Roadshow Themeparks! (That’s Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country)

Numbers are limited so get in ASAP duh, here’s the link to apply.

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

Netball

Here’s where your kids can learn Basketball for FREE on the Gold Coast today

It’s the second week of school holidays and maybe you’re running out of ideas for the little ones?

They’re SO full of energy all the time, why not get them out and about?

The FREE School Holiday Program has your back on this one, and today there are FREE Basketball lessons to enjoy!

Sign your kids up to learn dribbling skills, shooting, passing, defence and rebounding.

It’s a come and try session designed for beginners aged from six to 13 years.

From 10am to 1pm today, it’ll give the kiddies a good run around while you sit back and relax.

Maybe don’t relax too hard though, parent supervision is required.

The lessons are taking place at Albert Park on Fremar Street in Broadbeach Waters.

While the session is free, bookings are required. Call the Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association on 07 5594 4108, or email at admin@gccrba.com.au to reserve a spot.

For more information about school holiday programs, click here.

Folau has a right to be ‘dopey’: Barnaby

Australians should have the right to express “completely and utterly dopey” opinions under new religious freedom laws, Barnaby Joyce says.

The federal Nationals MP used rugby star Israel Folau’s sacking as an example, saying his religious views should only be an issue if his ability to perform at work was affected.

“I think a lot of what Israel Folau said is just completely and utterly dopey. But it’s his right to be dopey,” Mr Joyce told ABC Radio National on Monday.

“If you’re employed to hit a golf ball and you believe if you jump over a broomstick you go to the fairy garden at the bottom of the hill then that is your belief.

“It’s got nothing to do with how you hit a golf ball.”

Mr Joyce said people had a tendency to temper religious statements in the workplace and other social settings.

“We’ve got people who are a pain in the arse and they’re in every office, but we can’t just go around sacking them because they’re annoying,” he said.

“If someone is a complete and utter dill, then they’re going to find themselves socially isolated and out of the job.”

The ex-deputy prime minister attended a workshop for coalition MPs on the proposed religious freedom legislation on Friday.

More than 20 MPs were at the session hosted by Attorney-General Christian Porter when Mr Joyce talked about the nexus between someone’s beliefs and their job.

“The goal is to not discriminate,” he said.

“If you’re gay you should not be discriminated against. If you have strong religious views, you should not be discriminated against.”

Equality Australia warned anti-discrimination laws should be a “shield, not a sword”.

The LGBTQI+ rights group said the government’s proposal appeared to prevent employers from being able to protect their businesses.

“It is imperative that we see the Bill the Attorney-General is referring to,” said Lee Carnie, Equality Australia’s legal advocacy director.

“This drip feed of incomplete information is causing panic for the communities who could be targeted by this law, such as single mums, divorced people, women and LGBTIQ+ people.”

Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia over an online post in which the ex-Wallaby paraphrased a Bible passage saying “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters” would go to hell unless they repented.

The committed Christian argues he was unfairly dismissed on religious grounds, and is seeking $10 million in damages from RA and wants his contract reinstated.

© AAP 2019

Queensland’s first female top cop sworn in

Katarina Carroll has been sworn in as Queensland police commissioner, making her the first woman to hold the top job.

Ms Carroll began a distinguished policing career 26 years ago before taking on the role of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner in December 2014.

She replaces Ian Stewart, who resigned after six years as the state’s top cop and 46 years in the police service.

Ms Carroll is Queensland’s 20th police commissioner.

“I am honoured to take on the role to serve not just this wonderful but the whole state of Queensland,” she told reporters.

She will embark on a listening tour in the coming weeks to meet with troops face-to-face.

“I want to work closely with my frontline – look at their health, their wellbeing and in particular their mental health.

“I have always cut through the layers and gone straight to the front line in terms of what their issues are. I will continue to do that because I need to hear from them.”

The commissioner said security against terrorism would continue to be a priority and vowed to make the service more efficient.

There was also a warning: bad behaviour from offers will not be tolerated.

“I expect them to be the most professional officer they can be, not only working with each other but also serving the community.”

Ms Carroll’s career started in general duties in 1983 before working as a detective in the drug squad, crime operations and ethical standards.

© AAP 2019

Heavy machinery rolls in to fix Gold Coast scarping issues

Works will begin this morning to try and fix the scarping issues along Gold Coast beaches, following a weekend of wild weather.

Waves up to six metres pounded the shores, causing erosion problems for the open beaches.

The Narrowneck stretch is one of the worst areas effected, with two-metre cliffs left behind.

While the beach down in Burleigh Heads has experienced one metre scarping issues.

Acting Mayor Cameron Caldwell says heavy machinery will work quickly to get the beaches back to normal.

“We look forward to getting it fixed as soon as possible because we know that our residents and visitors want to enjoy the beaches, so we’ll get them back to tip top condition shortly.

“The scarping at Narrowneck is probably not unexpected in that section – it’s a pretty exposed area of our beach.

“Certainly it’s a little bit unseasonable to see that level of scarping.

“But two metres is something that we should be able to fix with our heavy machinery pretty quickly,” Acting Mayor Caldwell said.

While Council works get underway this morning, residents and beach goers are being urged to keep away from the heavy machinery.

“We’re asking residents to exercise caution in and around this scarping over recent days, but certainly as the heavy equipment moves in – give them plenty of space to do their job and things will be back to normal very shortly,” Acting Mayor Caldwell said.

The works are expected to take just a couple of days to fix, weather depending.