Gold Coast, Queensland
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The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the centre of state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. The demonym for the Gold Coast is Gold Coaster. With an estimated population of 679,127, at June 2019, the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city.
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Woman demands Facebook unblock her account after innocent restaurant searchA Gold Coast woman has had her account blocked by Facebook after she innocently searched for a local eatery.Ebony Neumann's account was hit with a ban shortly after she tried searching for a local..
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Australia shark attack: First fatal attack on Gold Coast beaches in 60 yearsSurfer Nick Slater is the first victim of a fatal shark attack on the city's beaches in 62 years.
Shark attack: Gold Coast in shock as real estate agent Nick Slater mauled while surfingThe Gold Coast community is reeling after the shock shark attack that left a successful local real estate agent dead.Nick Slater, 46, was surfing off Greenmount Beach when he was killed in the Gold..
Man, 46, dies after Gold Coast shark attackWarning: Distressing content Surf cameras have captured the moment a man was attacked by a shark at at Coolangatta on Queensland's Gold Coast while other surfers are nearby.The 46-year-old man suffered..
Shark kills man on Australia's Gold Coast tourist strip"From the groin to his knee, there was nothing there," said one man who said he helped bring the victim to shore.
Man dies after shark attack on Queensland's Gold CoastA man has died after being attacked by a shark at Coolangatta on Queensland's Gold Coast.A spokeswoman for Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to Greenmount Beach at 5.08pm today..
Four more coronavirus infections linked to Queensland prisons cluster, as restrictions are extendedQueensland coronavirus health restrictions limiting people gathering are being extended to the Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions.
Queensland virus restrictions extendedQueensland coronavirus health restrictions limiting people gathering are being extended to the Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions.
Schoolies on the Gold Coast cancelled due to coronavirus as Queensland records three new casesSchoolies Week on the Gold Coast has been cancelled due to COVID-19, while three more people in Queensland have been diagnosed with the virus.
Covid 19 coronavirus: Queensland announces new virus restrictionsQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced more restrictions on gatherings for residents on the Gold Coast.Speaking at Friday's press conference, Palaszczuk said the decision was made to..
Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking liveThe Prime Minister is speaking live shortly from the Gold Coast about funding for the Australian film industry.
Gold Coast paddle pays tribute to Olympian Alex PullinFamily and friends of snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin have gathered in his memory on the beach where he died while spearfishing.
Snowboard world champion Pullin drowns in diving mishapTwo-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast. A police spokesperson said a 32-year-old man, later identified as..
Australian Winter Olympics star Alex Pullin dies in spearfishing accidentWinter Olympian and world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin has died after being pulled unconscious from the surf on the Gold Coast.
Olympian Pullin dies in fishing mishapWinter Olympian and world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin is believed to have died after being pulled unconscious from the surf on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast whale rescuer could face at least $20,000 fineThis man rescued a humpback whale calf from a shark net in the Gold Coast. But he could now face a $20,000 fine from QLD fisheries for 'interfering'.
Fines issued at Gold Coast house partiesPolice have shutdown a number of house parties on the Gold Coast over the weekend including a birthday party at Carrara where revellers were issued infringements two nights in a row.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll passes 40 as major Gold Coast beaches set to closeAustralia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 40, while the Gold Coast has announced it will close some of its most famous beaches after crowds breached social distancing laws.
Surfing events wiped out until June amid virus outbreakGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The World Surf League is canceling or postponing all events through the end of May, citing the continued evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. WSL events at Bells Beach..
Student missing during Gold Coast floods found aliveA woman who disappeared while walking in the Gold Coast hinterland amid flooding last week has been found alive by water police and taken to hospital.
Forty-one people tested for coronavirus in Queensland after infected man caught domestic flightQueensland Health authorities are working to contact all customers of a Tiger Airways flight between Melbourne and the Gold Coast after it was confirmed one of the passengers had contracted the new..
'One-in-100-year' storms trigger flash flooding in AustraliaFire-ravaged Australia is facing fresh misery after a storm described as a one-in-100-year event caused flash flooding across swathes of the east coast. Torrential rain doused some bushfires but it..
Bonanza on the Gold Coast as Magic Millions horse sales hit record $180mRacehorse owners have spent up big at Gerry Harvey and Katie Page's equestrian extravaganza on the Gold Coast, with 10 horses selling for more than $1 million apiece.
Gold Coast polar explorer breaks record for longest unaided Antarctic tripGeoff Wilson skied into the Russia's Novolazarevskaya Station early on Saturday, Antarctic time, 58 days after he set out, beating the previous record by 206 metres.
Teen stabbed to death, another injured on the Gold CoastA fight between a dozen teens on the Gold Coast has led to a pair of 17-year-olds being stabbed, with one of them killed.
Liberal National Party under pressure to apologise over 'racist' Schoolies videoThe Liberal National Party is being called on to apologise after members of its youth branch on the Gold Coast posted a racist video online.
Hundreds of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials 'have asylum claims rejected'Athletes and officials are fighting to stay in Australia with hundreds reportedly having their asylum seeker claims rejected since disappearing from the Gold Coast last year.
Perth, Gold Coast dump 'major cities' tag to attract more regional migrants, international studentsThe federal government is increasing its regional migration program intake from 23,000 to 25,000 after a strong start to the initiative this financial year.
The Gold Coast wants to be classified as 'regional' to bring in more migrantsThe Gold Coast is lobbying to be reclassified from 'metro' to 'regional' under Australia’s migration system in order to bring in more skilled migrants and international students. But some say the..
Residents urged to stay alert to fire threat in 'tinderbox' QueenslandResidents not far from two of the more serious fires in Queensland, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, have been told to stay alert in case of flare ups.
'Tinderbox' Queensland urged to keep alertResidents not far from two of the more serious fires in Queensland, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, have been told to stay alert in case of flare ups.
Businessman John Chardon found guilty of manslaughter after wife's disappearanceA Gold Coast businessman found guilty of killing his estranged wife amid a bitter divorce dispute has been jailed for 15 years.
Bushfires still blazing across QldSome 70 fires are burning across Queensland and evacuees holed up in disaster centres on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Fifty bushfires burning in QueenslandDry conditions and strong winds are fuelling more than 50 bushfires across Queensland, with the worst of the blazes burning in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Qld murder accused: 'I'm not Superman'A Gold Coast businessman accused of murdering his wife denies he demanded sex in exchange for helping students and says he couldn't take up all offers of sex.
Stripper threw glass at soap star after he declined dance, court hearsLawyers for Gold Coast dancer Danielle Lee tell her trial that 'Neighbours' actor Scott McGregor was drunk and abusive and called Ms Lee a 'dirty slut'.
Babita Phogat likely to join BJP todayPhogat, who had made the country proud by bagging a silver medal in the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, is believed to a staunch supporter of the BJP's policies and vision of its..
Justin Holbrook: Gold Coast Titans name St Helens head coach as new bossJustin Holbrook will leave Super League leaders St Helens at the end of the season to take charge of NRL side Gold Coast.
Justin Holbrook: St Helens head coach set to leave Super League leaders for Gold CoastSt Helens head coach Justin Holbrook is expected to be named the new coach of the Gold Coast Titans in Australia's NRL within the next 24 hours.
Queensland aged care home 'stripped of valuables'Patient records, medicine and food were stripped from a Gold Coast aged care home that shut down in chaos, sparking the rescue of about 70 high-care residents.
Money dispute sparked aged-care shutdownAbout 70 elderly people have been forced out of their aged-care home on the Gold Coast, with the site's owner and a contractor at war over money.
Gold Coast aged care home's shock closureQueensland Health is working to find short-term accommodation for residents of an aged care home on the Gold Coast which has unexpectedly closed its doors.
Turtle delays Jetstar flight from SydneyA turtle delayed a flight from Sydney’s Gold Coast airport after wandering onto the runway. The pilot of a Jetstar flight bound for Adelaide on Thursday evening had to brake as the aircraft was..
Sunbaking turtle halts Qld Jetstar flightA sunbaking turtle has given Jetstar pilots a laugh after they were forced to stop their plane while it soaked up some rays on the Gold Coast.
The list of winners at the 2019 LogiesThe winners of the 2019 TV Week Logie awards were revealed at a star-studded event on the Gold Coast.
Logies red carpet kicks off on Gold CoastAustralia's television stars have glammed up to hit the red carpet for the 61st annual Logie Awards on the Gold Coast.
Nominees for the TV Week Logie awardsThe full list of nominees for the 61st TV Week Logie awards to be held on the Gold Coast on Sunday night.
Qld silicosis victims form support groupVictims of the silicosis epidemic gripping Queensland's tradies will meet on the Gold Coast on Saturday to form a support network.