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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chef blackmailed into eight months of unpaid work with promise of Australian visa

EXCLUSIVE: Karnvir Singh says he is owed more than $25,000 by the Gold Coast employer who threatened to revoke his sponsorship after he questioned being made to work for free.
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Fighting men fall into path of car in Qld

A roadside fight has ended in tragedy after two men tumbled into the path of a car on the Gold Coast.
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Body found in search for Qld mum

Police have found a woman's body in the search for a Queensland mother who vanished on a birthday flight off the Gold Coast.
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Search rolls on for Qld mum in plane crash

The search for a woman missing after a plane crash off the Gold Coast will continue around
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Qld search continues for mum and plane

The search for a woman missing after a plane crash off the Gold Coast will continue around
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Pilot and mum feared dead near Queensland

Police believe they have found the wreckage of a vintage aircraft that went missing during a joy ride over the Gold Coast with a mother and a Dutch pilot on board.
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Fears for pilot, woman missing off Qld

A middle-aged pilot and a young woman are feared dead after their vintage plane vanished during a scenic flight on the Gold Coast.
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