Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 6, 2012

a[euro][approximately]No Thought' to Lazy Acres
IT is deeply disturbing, though not altogether surprising, that MLA Sorensen had declined to confront a George St directive to sell the Lazy Acres Caravan Park. Clearly this decision is one automatic element of a decision by the Newman-created bureaucracy...
AGED CARE CUTS HURTING LOCALS Subsidy A[euro][approximately]clawback' Hurting Our Aged
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH AGED care nurses on the Fraser Coast face a job where they may be punched or spat on, with wages often up to $15,000 less than what they could earn in a hospital. Torbay Retirement Villages chief executive Philip Parry believes...
Crime and Punishment: $100 Offender Levy to Add to Pain
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au OFFENDERS found guilty at Fraser Coast magistrates courts will find that crime doesn't pay, with new rules meaning they will be slugged a $100 aoffender levya on top of any other...
Fearless Aimee Strikes to Steer Hervey Bay to Victory
Byline: Griffith Thomas RUGBY LEAGUE: Melissa Kelly wasn't worried when her 11-year-old daughter Aimee Steer charged into the defensive line during a girls' rugby league tournament in Torquay at the weekend. That's because she's used to watching...
Fearlessly Chewing the Reality TV Fat
I TAKE it back, Channel Nine. Last week Culture Sparrow was a mite unkind, and may have implied that Nine's coverage of the Olympics wasn't going to be the artistic and cultural triumph it has been this week. Of course, how could then not strike...
Hunger Leads to Loss of Licence
JAKLYN Mary Koroi was on her way to McDonalds for an early-morning feed when she was caught with a BAC of .148. It was 1.55am on June 16 when Koroi was pulled over on Boat Harbour Drive at Pialba. She told police she'd had five or six glasses...
Keeping Watch on Neighbourhood Safety
Byline: Megan Pope PERSONAL safety was a key topic at the North Coast Neighbourhood Watch Regional meeting on Saturday morning, with police addressing the new issues surrounding social media. More than 80 Neighbourhood Watch members from throughout...
News Briefs
Premier vows to house all from park QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman has vowed to alook aftera the residents of Lazy Acres Caravan Park who are facing an uncertain future. Mr Newman was responding to a letter from editor Peter Chapman that...
Priest Keeps Up Hope of A[euro][approximately]gay Panic' Alibi Change
Byline: Clementine Norton THE Maryborough priest campaigning to have the agay panica legal defence overturned says the Attorney-General has not ruled out a change in the law. After meeting with Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie last week to push...
Tour Rookie Masters Maryborough Pro-Am
Byline: GRIFFITH THOMAS GOLF: When Brett Rankin fired a tournament-best six-under-par on the opening day of the $17,500 Maryborough Golf Club Pro-Am on Friday, little did he know how much attention his playing partner Luke Marino was paying to him....