Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from June 27, 2012

$3.3M Rail Upgrade Gets Chop
Byline: Patrick Williams patrick.williams@scnews.com.au A $3.3 MILLION upgrade to enhance disability access at Nambour train station has been put on hold indefinitely as part of the State Government's cost cutting measures. Sources reveal that...
Big Nurseries Keel over in Tough Times
Byline: Kathy Sundstrom Kathy.Sundstrom@scnews.com.au IT IS a growing trend and a disturbing one. Two long-established Sunshine Coast nurseries are closing their doors, unable to cope with the decline in the industry. Chevallum Wholesale Nursery...
Caloundra Cup Fancy Faces Two Big Hurdles
Byline: MARK BODE HORSE RACING: The 2400m trip and the track conditions are shaping as fancied runner Shenzhou Steeds' biggest hurdles in Saturday's $200,000 Caloundra Cup at Corbould Park, says the Ipswich Cup winner's Flemington-based trainer...
CMC Advised: Nurses Dumped
Byline: Bill Hoffman A SUNSHINE Coast private hospital which retained a psychiatrist on staff for eight years before he was finally deregistered has been accused of harassing staff who complained about him. The Daily understands that two nurses,...
Coast Small Business Owners Have Voiced Fears over Forecast Surges in Power Costs Due to the Carbon Tax
Public punished IN my innocence I thought that the carbon tax was to encourage major polluters to invest in clean energy. What a laugh. Why should they invest in anything different when all the tax is passed on to consumers? So it seems that the...
Cyclists Afraid to Ride; Aggressive Motorists Stop Many from Enjoying the Sport, Survey Finds
Byline: Patrick Williams A FEAR of aggressive motorists is keeping Sunshine Coast cycling enthusiasts from embracing their love of the sport, a study has found. Cycling was voted the fourth most popular leisure sport in Australia, and would be...
Drawn by the Call of the Injured
Byline: EMILY LARKIN HUMANS tend to keep their distance from wild animals. But compassion Co that characteristic that helps makes us C[pounds sterling]humanC[yen] Co comes to the fore and changes that relationship if we see an injured or dying animal....
Gotta Love Your Cricket in Winter
OH yeah, baby! The greatest game in the world ever Co the game that is better than all the other sports put together Co cricket, is on the sporting menu. Yep, our national team, playing our national sport and, in this case, against the most despised...
Greens Hail Support for Same-Sex Union; Senate Committee Backs Calls to Allow Conscience Vote
Byline: Adam Carroll, APN National Affairs Editor A SENATE committee has thrown its support behind a Greens bill to legalise same-sex marriage. Unlike the House of Representatives committee that examined two similar bills before the lower house,...
Hoax Emergency; Rescue Launched to Find Mystery Man Cost $20,000
Byline: Kate Clifford A HOAX call for help led dozens of emergency service crews on a wild-goose chase yesterday, costing more than $20,000. Nine police officers from three Sunshine Coast districts, an AGL Action Rescue Helicopter crew from Bundaberg...
It's Up to You, Billy; Slater to Determine His Own Fitness
Byline: MARK BODE RUGBY LEAGUE: aUpbeata Queensland fullback Billy Slater will be his own judge and jury come decision time on whether he is fit enough to play in next Wednesday's Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium. The Storm phenomenon is racing...
Kindness Finds Its Niche on the Web
ANYONE venturing online on any given day could be forgiven for expecting a virtual tidal wave of bad feeling, anger, conceit and exasperation. The links we share on social media seem to be dominated by things we find distasteful and, for some reason,...
LNP Plotted against Me, Slipper Claims
Byline: MARK FURLER PETER Slipper staffer James Ashby plotted with Mal Brough, Mark McArdle, the LNP and a News Ltd journalist to bring down the controversial Coast MP, explosive court documents claim. In a 23-page response filed on behalf of...
Maroons Have No Reason to Be Blue; Origin II Statistics Reveal a Telling Story, Maroons Skipper Insists
Byline: Steve Zemek steve.zemek@scnews.com.au FACTS & FIGURES Key Stats from Origin II Line breaks: Qld 3, NSW 2 Missed tackles: Qld 40, NSW 41 Total runs: Qld 1590m, NSW 1376m Possession: Qld 53%, NSW 47% Tackles: Qld 320,...
New Government's Chance to Overturn ,Cyarrogant' Decision
THE Bligh Government foisted Caloundra South on us supposedly to delivery affordable housing. It was a lie to parliament from the get go. New Deputy Premier and Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney calls the claims nonsense. The Urban...
Not-So-Sunny Outlook after Cut to Solar Rebates
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison HOMEOWNERS wishing to go green will have less of an incentive after the State Government announced it would slash solar power rebates. Currently, solar power users are provided with a 44 cent per kilowatt hour rebate...
Partner Addicted to Internet Porn
Q MY PARTNER of many years is watching pornography on the net. He waits until I go out and then spends time watching it. I thought we had an excellent sexual relationship but this addiction to watching pornography is driving me crazy. ...
Rates to Go Up Today; Bin Service to Be Increased by Almost 10%
Byline: Nicole Fuge SUNSHINE Coast Council will hand down its 2012-13 budget today, bringing into effect a 3.6% general rate increase. It will also enforce a waste management wheelie bin service increase of 9.2%. However there will be no increase...
Staffers Shy Away as the Waters Muddy; Issue's Been Politicised, Says Adviser
Byline: STAFF REPORTERS A FORMER staffer of Peter Slipper says he is prepared to give evidence in court if the sexual harassment claim against the MP goes ahead. But Richard Bruinsma said he decided not to go ahead with preparing an affidavit...
What's to Be Seen on Tours?
I JUST wonder what the LARKabout amphibious tours are going to see. The birds are gone Co the jetskis chased them. The dugong are gone. Haven't seen one in the 10 years we've been living on the Passage. The water's dirty Co the sediment load after...
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