Category: Sunshine Coast News

18-year-old charged for drink driving and speeding in Toonpan, Townsville

An 18-year-old Condon man has been issued with a Notice to Appear after he was intercepted at Toonpan overnight allegedly travelling 20kph above the speed limit with a blood alcohol level of 0.141 per cent. Around 5.35am, police intercepted the man?s sedan on Flinders Highway after observing it allegedly speeding as it overtook their marked vehicle between the Mountview Drive and Moyses Road intersections. The 18-year-old has been issued with a Notice to Appear for disobeying the speed limit, driving unaccompanied on a learners permit, failing to display Learner plates and drink driving. He is due to appear before court in early...

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Serious and organised investment scam disrupted on Gold Coast

A joint operation between the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), with assistance from the Australian Federal Police yesterday investigated the operations of a serious and organised fraudulent investment scam. Multiple search warrants were executed across a number of premises and a call centre targeting individuals allegedly involved in investment scams based on the Gold Coast. Detective Superintendant Brian Hay said the combined resources of the QPS, ACC and ASIC have resulted in the closure of the call centre associated with the investment scams. ?We?re now appealing for anyone who may have had unsolicited contact, by telephone or the internet, from a company known as West Trade or Atlas Lead Generation, where the caller successfully or attempted to engage the receiver (victim) into investing, to contact police or Crime Stoppers,? he said. Mr Hay also appealed for anyone who worked for the company to come forward and assist police with their inquiries. ?Australians are under attack by organised fraud operations, both locally and overseas and it is vital that people exercise extreme caution when dealing with emotional investment opportunities. It can?t be stressed strongly enough the importance of seeking independent financial and legal advice before engaging in any investment,? he said. The joint operation forms part of a broader multi-agency task force established by the ACC Board earlier...

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Qld to say goodbye to Big Artie at memorial service

A public memorial service will be held for Arthur Beetson at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, 18 December at midday. Premier Anna Bligh made the announcement today with Beetson family spokesperson Brad Beetson ? Arthur?s eldest son – and said the service would provide Queenslanders an opportunity to say goodbye to Big Artie. ?Arthur Beetson was an iconic Queenslander,? Ms Bligh said. ?Not only was Big Artie a league legend, he was a pioneer for Indigenous athletes and his loss has been felt across the country. ?We are very pleased the Beetson family accepted our offer of a public memorial ? there are many people that want to say an appropriate goodbye to this great man, and this will be their opportunity to do just that,? she said. Brad Beetson spoke on behalf of the Beetson family: “The family would like to thank everybody for their support and well wishes at this difficult time. ?We appreciate everyone’s willingness to be involved and participate in the remembrance of our beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle and friend. ?The family will be conducting a private funeral service for family and close friends within the next week and we would ask that people and the media respect the family?s privacy. ?Once again the family would like to thank everyone for their support, condolences and contributions over the last 48 hours,” he said. More information...

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