Gold Coast, Queensland

City in Queensland, Australia

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Gold Coast, Queensland: City in Queensland, Australia
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.


Santas ditch sleighs for jet skis in Australia [Video]

Santas ditch sleighs for jet skis in Australia

An estimated 150 people dressed as Santa Claus took to the waters on jetskis along Australia's iconic Gold Coast to raise money for children in residential care.

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Girl 'bleeding everywhere' after injury on WhiteWater World slide on Gold Coast

girl 'bleeding everywhere' after injury on whitewater world slide on gold coast
A Queensland family is considering pursuing legal action against Dreamworld after a young girl suffered a shocking injury to her genitals on a water slide.The eight-year-old girl and her siblings went..
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Woman demands Facebook unblock her account after innocent restaurant search

woman demands facebook unblock her account after innocent restaurant search
A 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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Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure fined $3.6m over fatal Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy

Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million over the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy on the Gold Coast in 2016.
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Australia shark attack: First fatal attack on Gold Coast beaches in 60 years

Surfer Nick Slater is the first victim of a fatal shark attack on the city's beaches in 62 years.
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Shark attack: Gold Coast in shock as real estate agent Nick Slater mauled while surfing

shark attack: gold coast in shock as real estate agent nick slater mauled while surfing
The 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..
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Man, 46, dies after Gold Coast shark attack

man, 46, dies after gold coast shark attack
Warning: 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..
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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.
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Man dies after shark attack on Queensland's Gold Coast

man dies after shark attack on queensland's gold coast
A 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..
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Four more coronavirus infections linked to Queensland prisons cluster, as restrictions are extended

Queensland coronavirus health restrictions limiting people gathering are being extended to the Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions.
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Queensland virus restrictions extended

Queensland coronavirus health restrictions limiting people gathering are being extended to the Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions.
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Schoolies on the Gold Coast cancelled due to coronavirus as Queensland records three new cases

Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast has been cancelled due to COVID-19, while three more people in Queensland have been diagnosed with the virus.
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Queensland announces new virus restrictions

covid 19 coronavirus: queensland announces new virus restrictions
Queensland 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..
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Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking live

The Prime Minister is speaking live shortly from the Gold Coast about funding for the Australian film industry.
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Gold Coast paddle pays tribute to Olympian Alex Pullin

Family and friends of snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin have gathered in his memory on the beach where he died while spearfishing.
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Snowboard world champion Pullin drowns in diving mishap

snowboard world champion pullin drowns in diving mishap
Two-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..
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Australian Winter Olympics star Alex Pullin dies in spearfishing accident

Winter Olympian and world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin has died after being pulled unconscious from the surf on the Gold Coast.
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Olympian Pullin dies in fishing mishap

Winter Olympian and world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin is believed to have died after being pulled unconscious from the surf on the Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast whale rescuer could face at least $20,000 fine

This 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'.
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Fines issued at Gold Coast house parties

Police 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.
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Australia’s coronavirus death toll passes 40 as major Gold Coast beaches set to close

Australia'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.
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Surfing events wiped out until June amid virus outbreak

surfing events wiped out until june amid virus outbreak
GOLD 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..
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Student missing during Gold Coast floods found alive

A 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.
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Forty-one people tested for coronavirus in Queensland after infected man caught domestic flight

Queensland 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..
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'One-in-100-year' storms trigger flash flooding in Australia

'one-in-100-year' storms trigger flash flooding in australia
Fire-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..
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Bonanza on the Gold Coast as Magic Millions horse sales hit record $180m

Racehorse 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.
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Gold Coast polar explorer breaks record for longest unaided Antarctic trip

Geoff 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.
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Teen stabbed to death, another injured on the Gold Coast

A 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.
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Liberal National Party under pressure to apologise over 'racist' Schoolies video

The Liberal National Party is being called on to apologise after members of its youth branch on the Gold Coast posted a racist video online.
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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.
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Perth, Gold Coast dump 'major cities' tag to attract more regional migrants, international students

The 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.
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The Gold Coast wants to be classified as 'regional' to bring in more migrants

The 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..
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Residents urged to stay alert to fire threat in 'tinderbox' Queensland

Residents 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.
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'Tinderbox' Queensland urged to keep alert

Residents 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.
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Businessman John Chardon found guilty of manslaughter after wife's disappearance

A Gold Coast businessman found guilty of killing his estranged wife amid a bitter divorce dispute has been jailed for 15 years.
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Bushfires still blazing across Qld

Some 70 fires are burning across Queensland and evacuees holed up in disaster centres on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
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Fifty bushfires burning in Queensland

Dry conditions and strong winds are fuelling more than 50 bushfires across Queensland, with the worst of the blazes burning in the Gold Coast hinterland.
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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.
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Stripper threw glass at soap star after he declined dance, court hears

Lawyers 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'.
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Babita Phogat likely to join BJP today

Phogat, 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..
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Justin Holbrook: Gold Coast Titans name St Helens head coach as new boss

Justin Holbrook will leave Super League leaders St Helens at the end of the season to take charge of NRL side Gold Coast.
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Justin Holbrook: St Helens head coach set to leave Super League leaders for Gold Coast

St 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.
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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.
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Money dispute sparked aged-care shutdown

About 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.
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Gold Coast aged care home's shock closure

Queensland 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.
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Turtle delays Jetstar flight from Sydney

turtle delays jetstar flight from sydney
A 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..
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Sunbaking turtle halts Qld Jetstar flight

A 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.
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The list of winners at the 2019 Logies

The winners of the 2019 TV Week Logie awards were revealed at a star-studded event on the Gold Coast.
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Logies red carpet kicks off on Gold Coast

Australia's television stars have glammed up to hit the red carpet for the 61st annual Logie Awards on the Gold Coast.
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Nominees for the TV Week Logie awards

The full list of nominees for the 61st TV Week Logie awards to be held on the Gold Coast on Sunday night.
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Qld silicosis victims form support group

Victims of the silicosis epidemic gripping Queensland's tradies will meet on the Gold Coast on Saturday to form a support network.
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