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RENOWNED FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ON SHOW IN AUSTRALIA

An international exhibition of iconic fashion images, shot by world-renowned photographers, is bringing a touch of high-fashion glamour to a select handful of regional galleries in Australia.

TRIO JAILED OVER GLASS-BOTTLE RAPE OF FRIEND AT BRISBANE PARTY

Three men appear shocked — while their supporters cried out in the court room — as they're jailed for the rape of a friend at a party in Brisbane, with the sexual assaulted posted online.

A VW BEETLE AT REMOTE CAPE YORK? IT'S THE LITTLE BLUE CAR THAT CAN

The sight of a Volkswagen Beetle traversing the Peninsula Development Road bound for the tip of Australia is a sight to behold on one of Australia's most rugged highways.

HIGH PRICES DRIVING A 21ST CENTURY GOLD RUSH

New gold mines are being opened and old ones revived as miners seek to capitalise on high prices.

BRISBANE BUS DRIVERS, COUNCIL STILL AT LOGGERHEADS AFTER PEAK HOUR STRIKE

Bus services return to normal across Brisbane after half of the capital's drivers walked off the job during Friday's peak hour, affecting up to 100,000 commuters.

FEDERAL AUDITOR-GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE MURRAY-DARLING ALLEGATIONS

Allegations of water theft and meter tampering in NSW prompt the Commonwealth Auditor-General to expand an investigation into the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

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City Information & Statistics

The Gold Coast is a coastal 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 the second-largest city in Queensland. The first settlement in what is now South East Queensland was as a penal colony at Redcliffe. 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. The Gold Coast region grew significantly... View More Information at Wikipedia

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