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INDONESIAN MANGOES SET TO BE IMPORTED INTO AUSTRALIA

Indonesia could soon be exporting mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia after a trade deal between the two nations was advanced, and local growers are not happy.

BUS DRIVER FOUND GUILTY OVER OFF-DUTY POLICEWOMAN'S DEATH

Stephen Murray Hartstonge, 60, failed to "keep a proper look-out" on the wet winter evening in July 2016, when the bus he was driving hit and killed Wendy Evans, the magistrate finds.

LGBTI DOMESTIC ABUSE CALLOUTS NEED IMPROVED RESPONSES, POLICE SAY

Domestic violence in the LGBTI community is under-reported, and there needs to be more appropriate and targeted support services for gay victims, Queensland activists and police say.

DAUGHTER TO FACE MURDER TRIAL AFTER MOTHER BLUDGEONED TO DEATH

A young woman accused of murdering her mother with a wooden stake is ordered to stand trial, with police claiming the weapon was found in her bedroom in Brisbane.

CONCERN MOUNTS OVER WILD DOGS ROAMING TWEED URBAN FRINGE

Authorities and residents in the northern NSW Tweed region are worried wild dogs could take a small child, if programs to control their numbers are not ramped up.

WATCH OUT GOLFERS, THAT KANGAROO CAN TAKE A SWING

A Queensland kangaroo researcher is warning that kangaroo attacks on golfers may become more common as the marsupials are squeezed out of their natural habitat due to housing developments.

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City Information & Statistics

The Gold Coast is a city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 638,090, the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city. The Gold Coast region remained largely uninhabited by Europeans until 1823 when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach. The hinterland's red cedar supply attracted people to the area in the mid-19th century. Later in 1875, Southport was surveyed and established and grew a reputation as a secluded holiday destination for wealthy Brisbane residents. After the establishment of the Surfers Paradise Hotel in the late 1920s, the Gold Coast region grew significantly. The area boomed in the 1980s as... View More Information at Wikipedia

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