Double Island in Queensland tipped to become tourism ‘jewel’ again

Resort operators have been put on notice after a Hong Kong businessman was stripped of a Queensland island tourism lease for failing to restart a tourist facility. Double Island, off the far north coast near Cairns, has been returned to the Queensland government after it claimed a legal win. The island was home to a … Read more

Security guard slams Fabric Nightclub, Gold Coast offering $3 drinks due to safety concerns

A Gold Coast nightclub has been slammed for advertising heavily discounted drinks on the notorious Surfers Paradise strip. Located on Orchid Ave, Fabric Nightclub opened its doors in May last year and has been raising eyebrows recently for its apparent promotion of $3 drinks. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: ‘Terrible idea’: Security guard hits back at … Read more

Women being lumped with abusive partners’ debts after escaping domestic violence

Australian women are being lumped with their abusive partners’ crippling debts as financial services field increasing calls for help. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is frequently being roped into situations in which men put their company tax debts into their current or ex-partners’ names, UNSW researchers revealed on Wednesday. Women often discovered the debts, linked … Read more

Pauline Pantsdown speaks amid Pauline Hanson’s stoush with Robert Irwin

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is being accused of double standards for refusing to remove a satirical video of Robert Irwin and the popular Australian cartoon character, Bluey, from her YouTube channel. The video — part of Hanson’s series Please Explain — has been viewed more than 276,000 times in four days. WATCH THE VIDEO … Read more

Major update after body found in Nepean River at Menangle, south of Sydney

A man has been charged over the gruesome cold-case murder of a father, which left NSW Police stumped for more than two decades. Jason Palmer’s body was found in a river at Menangle, an hour south of Sydney, on February 29, 2004. He had been reported missing three weeks before the discovery. Know the news … Read more

Australians experiencing work burnout encouraged to take up ‘odd jobs’ in Tasmania

Australian’s are being encouraged to apply for “odd jobs” in Tasmania this winter, with wombat walker, oyster organiser, paranormal investigator and wine whisperer just some of the jobs on offer. The Tasmanian state government has sent out the call for “mainlanders” to consider applying for winter jobs on the Apple Isle to help combat work … Read more

Australia’s East Coast blasted by cold snap, with some locations shivering through sub-zero temperatures

An extra blanket or two could be in order with temperatures on Australia’s East Coast set to plunge as much as 8C below the average for this time of year. Locations in six states — SA, ACT, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland — shivered through sub-zero temperatures on Monday, and more brisk weather is on … Read more

Kabi Kabi granted native title rights over vast swathes of Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay

The Kabi Kabi people have been ruled as the native holders of a 365,000ha swathe of land in southeast Queensland, including the heavily populated areas of Noosa, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Bribie Island and Gympie. The Federal Court determination on Monday recognises the unbroken connection and traditional rights to the land and waters of the First Nations … Read more

Posties attacked or terrorised by dogs 1420 times across Australia in past six months

WARNING: Distressing image Postal workers are being attacked or terrorised by dogs on average 11 times each day, with a third of the 1420 incidents in the past six months taking place on the street, Australia Post says. Posties in Queensland are the worst-affected of any jurisdiction, with 466 incidents over the period, before New … Read more

Queensland man enduring unemployment over incorrect criminal history check results

While he faces losing his livelihood and home, it’s the thought of wrongly being considered a hardened criminal that causes Craig London to break down. “Ashamed. People have got thinking this is me,” he told 7NEWS. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Logan truckie lumped with criminal record that is not his. Know the news with the … Read more