June 2015

Published a story 23rd Jun 2015 8:43 PM

JUST a few basic changes during construction can open up a new home to people who often struggle to find accessible housing.

Builders pounce on accessible housing gap in the market

JUST a few basic changes during construction can open up a new home to people who often struggle to find accessible housing.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2015 7:08 AM

APARTMENT managers are urging the statewide rollout of laws that enable local council at the Gold Coast to shut down "party houses".

Queensland urged to crack down on party houses

APARTMENT managers are urging the statewide rollout of laws that enable local council at the Gold Coast to shut down "party houses".

Published a story 21st Jun 2015 8:56 PM

CONSUMER advocate Ashton Wood has backed the call for people who have bought dud new cars to tell their stories to help build the case for national lemon laws.

Don’t keep your ‘lemon’ a secret, urges Jeep wrecker

CONSUMER advocate Ashton Wood has backed the call for people who have bought dud new cars to tell their stories to help build the case for national lemon laws.

Published a story 21st Jun 2015 8:39 PM

SUNSHINE Coast Council will be told by the Sunshine Valley Men’s Shed that nothing less than a 99-year lease is acceptable for property given to council for the group’s use at Woombye.

Sunshine Valley Men's Shed: 99-year lease is only fair

SUNSHINE Coast Council will be told by the Sunshine Valley Men’s Shed that nothing less than a 99-year lease is acceptable for property given to council for the group’s use at Woombye.

Published a story 21st Jun 2015 8:25 PM

THE launch of the world’s first crowd-funding site for kids in Canberra this week will ultimately generate millions of dollars in assistance for people in need.

KidsGive initiative promotes caring in children

THE launch of the world’s first crowd-funding site for kids in Canberra this week will ultimately generate millions of dollars in assistance for people in need.

Published a story 20th Jun 2015 5:57 AM

MAROOCHY River Golf Club president Geoff Davies said the bigger course would add to maintenance costs, expected to be much greater than the old Horton Park.

Big course requires a big budget for upkeep

MAROOCHY River Golf Club president Geoff Davies said the bigger course would add to maintenance costs, expected to be much greater than the old Horton Park.

Published a story 20th Jun 2015 5:53 AM

SUNSHINE Coast Council can only hope its CBD development meets the same sort of instant success enjoyed by the former Horton Park Golf Club it has replaced.

New home, new outlook heals rifts for golf club

SUNSHINE Coast Council can only hope its CBD development meets the same sort of instant success enjoyed by the former Horton Park Golf Club it has replaced.

Commented on a story 19th Jun 2015 2:14 PM

YOU really do have to wonder about political representation in Australia.

OPINION: Public comes poor second for political party pollies

"Are you so insecure EddieMa that the discussion of ideas by one commentator concerns you so? Or is your..."

Commented on a story 19th Jun 2015 2:08 PM

GIVING away a block of land has proved anything but simple for successful former businessman Ray Grace and the community organisation he wants to benefit.

Land donation to Men's Shed blocked by council policy

"You really struggle on here some days Eddie. This effort is probably your worst. "Anti progress..."

Published a story 18th Jun 2015 8:31 PM

GIVING away a block of land has proved anything but simple for successful former businessman Ray Grace and the community organisation he wants to benefit.

Land donation to Men's Shed blocked by council policy

GIVING away a block of land has proved anything but simple for successful former businessman Ray Grace and the community organisation he wants to benefit.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.