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WELCOME TO NSW SIGNS TO OUTSHINE SUNSHINE STATE

The New South Wales government is planning to upstage Queensland, by installing new welcome signs on the border. The state government today announced funding for the more aesthetically pleasing signs that will be put up to mark the border on the Gold Coast highway. “It’s welcoming and encouraging people to come here and do business and come here and enjoy our great tourism attractions.” “Of course we want it better than the Queensland sign, because New South Wales is number one in the state now for business and opportunities.” Tweed Shire Council will help with the sign’s design. Read More »

MISSING FAMILY FOUND IN QUEENSLAND

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A family of three who went missing from Lake Macquarie has been found in Queensland overnight. A 32-year-old man, 20-year-old woman and their three month old baby were last seen at about 8am on Monday at Mirrabooka. At around nine last night, Queensland police found the family after they were allegedly involved in a car crash in Warwick. The woman suffered minor injuries and the little boy was taken to Warwick Hospital for observation. The man and woman have been arrested and are assisting police with their inquiries. Read More »

POLICE TARGET DRIVERS IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLITZ

Tweed police have been out in force on border roads, with more than 15-hundred drivers stopped in the past four days. Police say overall, they’ve been impressed with the behaviour. Read More »

THOUSANDS CROWD BEACHES AS HOLIDAYMAKERS SOAK UP SUNSHINE

Police are pleased with the behaviour of motorists, after handing out just 47 drug and alcohol-related fines during a school holiday blitz on the Queensland-New South Wales border this weekend. Families made the most of the remaining holidays, and the perfect weather. Read More »

NURSE CLAIMS LIFE-THREATENING LONG AMBULANCE TRIP CAUSED BY COST CUTTING

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A nurse has told the story of how a Tweed man’s life was put at risk after he was sent on a long and unnecessary ambulance ride. Labor claims, the Newman Government’s bid to cut costs was behind the decision not to send the patient over the border.   Read More »

UNIVERSAL LICENCE TO HAVE TRADIES CROSSING BORDER WITH EASE

Life’s about to get a lot easier for tradies who work on the Queensland-New South Wales border. They’ll soon have the freedom to work in both states with just one licence, thanks to a new agreement. Read More »

PUP REELING AFTER ALEX DOUGLAS’ SUDDEN RESIGNATION

The Palmer United Party has been rocked to its core today, by the shock resignation of Member for Gaven, Dr Alex Douglas. Dr Douglas announced he’s standing down from his role as Queensland Parliamentary leader of the party, and is quitting the party altogether. He says he’s protesting against the party’s ‘jobs for the boys’ culture. Read More »

BURLEIGH ABUZZ WITH SURF COMPETITIONS

Not one, but two surfing competitions were held at Burleigh today. While mal riders vied for the state longboard title, future champs faced-off at the Joe Engel Memorial Junior. Read More »

MAROONS ORIGIN UNDERDOGS WITH KEY PLAYERS STILL IN DOUBT

The Maroons have been put through their paces at their last Gold Coast training session before game two. Three key players remain in doubt for Wednesday’s game. Read More »

REVEALED: GOLD COAST’S INTERSECTIONS AMONG WORST IN QUEENSLAND

The Gold Coast has featured highly in the Department of Main Road’s yearly list of the most dangerous intersections. Bad design, as well as the volume of traffic is being blamed for those making the list. Three of the region’s roads are listed in the top five, and some may not surprise you. Read More »

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