First fines issued for breaching strict coronavirus rules

Queensland authorities have handed out the first fines for flouting tough new restrictions introduced to limit the spread of coronavirus.

A Brisbane massage parlour was hit with two infringement notices after being caught operating, despite massage parlours being among the businesses ordered to close.

The business copped a $6672 fine while a worker at the parlour was fined $1334.


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“Obviously this related to a compliance check of licensed and unlicensed brothels that we are carrying out, massage parloursm and it’s obviously alleged in this instance that the massage services were offered in contravention to that directive,” Commissioner Katarina Carroll said on Tuesday. 

“As I said yesterday and will continue to say that we will be conducting compliance checks in all of those directives into the future.”

Police have also revealed they were forced to taser a man in Surfers Paradise after a disturbance while in quarantine.

Commissioner Carroll says the man threatened to harm himself at a home n the early hours of this morning.

“When police turned up they could not reason with him. It got a little more serious than that with police having to take action by way of a taser.”

The man was taken to hospital to undergo mental health checks.

It comes as the State Government announces plans to crack down on people in quarantine and self-isolation to ensure they are complying with their orders.

Since the end of January, more than 40 thousand people in Queensland have been ordered to quarantine or isolate.

Related: Premier announces isolation crackdown as QLD records 55 new virus cases

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surfers paradise resident

meanwhile, gold coast parking inspectors are out in full force targeting dense living areas particularly in surfers paradise. i don’t think parking inspectors perform an essential service. a lot of people particularly working holiday, living in dense areas are unable to park anywhere else. put your thinking cap on please gold coast council.

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I can’t believe you just made such a sensationalist news story, this is as lame as the GC bulletin

Karen Rogers
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Karen Rogers

This afternoon I went for a walk along the esplanade from Broadbeach and to Burleigh Heads (from about 3.00 pm). I could not get over the number of selfish gym junkies out there. At both Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads they tore down the orange plastic that was wrapped around the gym equipment indicating that it was “off limits” and they were using it. I asked the why they thought they were so special and the rules did not apply to them. Obviously their IQ is around the same as their bicep (30). All the moron could come up with is… Read more »

Bay osborn
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Bay osborn

serious. what a stupid sts****t. good on them. i bet you tell your children santa is real.

c means
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c means

Ha, Burliegh Heads yesterday morning was like xmas holidays, people in groups chatting…. Unbelievable…!!

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

I know i actually saw a mother holding hands with her husband whilst pushing a pram this is strictly against the law and these selfish criminals should be brought to justice I called the police on them then 2 old people were sitting on a park bench,,,, together,,,, when the beach was closed I pulled over and told them 1.5 meters PLEASE just because they old they think they can sit together on a park bench they should be fined as well

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Gold Coaster

Oh come on. Be reasonble. If, as you say they are married then it is also reasonable that they live in the same home. Sharing the same kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedroom. How can a couple walking outdoors getting what I assume is exercise with their child whilst holding hands is against the law. Otherwise holding your child’s hand whilst crossing the road to school would be banned. Safe distancing is for all to practice whilst out in public, avoiding those who do not live in the same bubble. Stop judging and be more proactive. If you don’t like what… Read more »

Adolfin Flipper
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Adolfin Flipper

Just like the glorious days of the 3rd Reich! This must be the 4th Reich! Ach du leiber.

John McCullough
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John McCullough

are you really so stupid that you didnt catch the sarcasm in that!!!
DUUUUH!!!

DASh
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DASh

This must be a joke, the Police would’ve laughed at a complaint about a husband and wife holding hands. If you’re serious you’re clearly misunderstanding social distancing

Bay osborn
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Bay osborn

idiot. get a life.

John McCullough
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John McCullough

get a sense of humour. DUUUUH!!!

An Xi Ous
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An Xi Ous

I love the smell of sarcasm in the morning.

Jeremy Wood
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Jeremy Wood

Went to Coles to do some shopping in Surfers Paradise. Saw many people in groups walking around and Homeless people all over the place walking around picking up cigarette b***s and smoking them. Not a single police officer in sight anywhere.

Bay osborn
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Bay osborn

so? there homeless. dont laugh may be you one day

Bay osborn
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Bay osborn

what a time yo mske revenue .
lowest of the low.
just a load of garbage.
theives and lies
cashless societty
dictators feeding d*** takers
Brainwashing cancer.
thats all i see.
i hate the idiot box as it is. and the rubbish on the radio is of no value.. stay at home? have no friends,, how about get them all addicted to mobiles T.Vs and computers .
but first we will tske there voice away bumble bee…
not worth listening to.
goodbye freedom.. no privacy. straight for the jugular.

Adan Nogarotto
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Adan Nogarotto

Very strong words, well said!

John McCullough
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John McCullough

Thanks mate. Actually I know quite a bit about polar bears

John McCullough
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John McCullough

Did you know that polar bears are left handed?

Bay osborn
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Bay osborn

55 cases The way your all carrying on there should be 5 million dead thats fit young healthy humans children. not elderly with prior health issues…was everyone born yesterday..or dont like to mske indepentant intelligent desisions based on entire factual research, just not balloon guestamates…. what a load of lies..fed from brainwashing propaganda.. detail these and show the public if there heslth traumas . screwed me once. i dont beleive or trusta single thing that s spoken. we need to start checking our own blood ph levels. because i aint giving my blood to liars who can manipulate your mobile… Read more »