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It’s no secret that in today’s digital age, children are increasingly exposed to screens from a very young age. It’s not unusual these days to see toddlers playing on an iPhone or iPad, expertly navigating their way around the screen.

As a parent of three, I am all too familiar with the challenges of limiting screen time for children and teenagers and it only seems to be getting more difficult.

There is growing concern about the potential negative effects of excessive screen time on children’s development and wellbeing. It has been linked to issues such as disrupted sleep patterns, reduced physical activity, poor social skills and even negative effects on mental health and behaviour.

This week, journalist Caitlin Zerafa chats with a local parent who shares her experience with limiting her child’s screen time and the positive effects she has seen in their behaviour as a result.

We also hear from an expert who warns about the dangers of addictions to devices and the impact they can have on young children and teenagers.

It’s an important read for parents, grandparents and carers.

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Tourism experts say the Sunshine Coast remains strong as a destination, despite the Bonza setback. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

As the future of embattled airline

Bonza remains up in the air, its planes remain grounded with staff stood down.

The budget airline, which launched from its Sunshine Coast Airport headquarters in January 2023, cancelled flights suddenly on April 30 this year, ahead of appointing administrators that afternoon.

At the time, Bonza chief executive Tim Jordan issued a statement apologising to customers impacted by the grounding. In the weeks since, it has been revealed the airline is $110 million in debt.

A few of its fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s have already flown out of the country, while others sit idle on tarmacs –including at Marcoola.

Thousands of customers were left stranded or out of pocket from the grounding and administrators Hall Chadwick recently told more than 300 staff members the suspension of flights would continue until May 29.

Transport Workers Union national secretary Michael Kaine says workers have received no pay since March.

AAP reports that talks are continuing, with parties reportedly interested in bailing out the airline.

While Bonza’s future remains uncertain, Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Matt Stoeckel tells My Weekly Preview he is deeply saddened by the news.

“It’s really disappointing that Bonza entered voluntary administration,” Mr Stoeckel says.

By the numbers

• The inaugural Bonza flight took off from Marcoola on January 31, 2023, bound for the Whitsundays.

• The airline expanded to operate 38 routes to 21 destinations and had a fleet of six planes.

• In its first year, it flew 750,000 passengers employing more than 300 ‘Bonza legends’.

“We’ve got to wait to see what this means, not only for the airline but all its impacted passengers, as well as understand what the impact – not just to the Sunshine Coast tourism industry but Australia’s tourism industry – is going to be.

“When you look at those impacted, first thoughts are obviously with all the employees and the many local suppliers based here on the Sunshine Coast. Bonza was very integrated into having local food and beverages on the plane.”

Mr Stoeckel says Bonza’s routes helped boost passenger arrivals to the Sunshine Coast Airport, contributing to a record year in 2023.

“Along with the other airlines, (Bonza has) helped the Sunshine Coast achieve a record number of interstate passengers last year,” he says.

“And for the first time, Bonza had connected us to places like Darwin, Launceston, Albury and Newcastle – these are routes we were never connected to prior to Bonza”.

Mr Stoeckel says while Bonza’s likely departure will leave a gap in the Sunshine Coast aviation industry, the local tourism industry remains strong.

“We’re still connected to our major interstate markets by the other airlines, so our future remains really positive, but

that’s not to take away from what has happened with Bonza. Certainly, in our numbers, we were seeing great (visitor) numbers coming out of Victoria and New South Wales and forward bookings for winter are encouraging.”

Tourism Noosa CEO Sharon Raguse echoes Mr Stoeckel’s comments and says the Noosa region enjoyed the benefits of Bonza’s routes.

“The announcement of Bonza ceasing its flights in Australia is a disappointment to the tourism industry, visitors and the local community,” Ms Raguse says.

“Since their launch in early 2023, Bonza’s services helped connect and make the Sunshine Coast and Noosa more accessible for regional travellers across Australia.

“Despite this setback, we expect Noosa will continue to be a popular holiday destination for interstate visitors from our key markets, as they still have access to direct flights to Sunshine Coast Airport through other airline providers.”

A Sunshine Coast Airport spokesperson says the airport shares the community’s disappointment regarding Bonza entering voluntary administration.

“We have been supporters of Bonza since day one, helping them in their mission to provide more affordable air travel to Australians,” the spokesperson says.

“We sympathise with staff, passengers and businesses, both locally and across Australia, who have been affected by this.

“The Sunshine Coast remains one of Australia’s most-loved holiday and leisure destinations with strong regional growth.

“Our region is supported by all other major airlines and we will continue to work with them, or any future new entrants, to enable more choices for travel to and from the Sunshine Coast.”

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Today in history – May 23

1949 – The Federal Republic of Germany is established. The proclamation of the Grundgesetz, Germany’s current constitution, marked the birth hour of the republic. The foundation of West Germany came four years after the demise of the Nazi regime and the end of World War II.

1951 – Delegates of the Dalai Lama sign the Seventeen Point Agreement. The contract affirmed Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. But Tibetan officials state that the document was signed under duress and is invalid as a result.

1969 – The Who release Tommy. The British rock band’s fourth album is considered the first musical work of the rock opera genre.

1975 – The Italian mafia murder Giovanni Falcone. Falcone, a judge, was the mafia’s most prominent adversary. After he, together with his wife and three bodyguards, fell victim to a car bomb, Falcone became a folk hero in Italy.

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A Sunshine Coast mother has seen first-hand the effects too much technology can have on children’s behaviour. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

It’s become a case of monkey see, monkey do. Parents of young children are battling with how to enforce healthy screen-time boundaries and understand how to set a good example with their own phones.

It’s no lie that many parents of young children today are tech-savvy, Instagramloving, scrolling experts who were teenagers when the first smartphone was release in the 2000s.

For them, their screen use as adults has naturally evolved as technology continues to develop. But when you think back to their early school years, screen time looked very different.

Fast forward to today and children are learning to use smart devices such as phones and tablets as early as toddlers.

Children are naturally being exposed to screens as an ‘everyday’ item of the modern world, but at what cost to their behavioural or social skills?

Technology has become an essential learning tool in schools and if children then come home and use a device for non-school purposes, the hours of screen time can quickly creep up.

In Australia, children aged five to 17 are recommended to have no more than two hours of non-school-related screen time each day.

Experts are warning parents that if they don’t carefully monitor and set boundaries for how much time children are spending in front of screens, it could lead to a raft of issues.

The Australian Institute of Family Studies reports that this can include weight and diet issues, behavioural problems, anxiety, hyperactivity, a negative impact on psychosocial health and effects on attention and self-esteem.

A Sunshine Coast mother says she only recently discovered the impact screen time was having after noticing

behavioural changes in her eight-yearold daughter.

Morgan Earney says her daughter is a smart, well-behaved child but in recent months had been “throwing tantrums” when told to get off her iPad.

“The initial two weeks without the iPad was like she was going through withdrawals. Then she realised she was good without it”

Ms Earney admits to letting her daughter have occasional access to an iPad from an early age but says it was always non-independent, monitored use.

She says the iPad use only recently became a problem as her daughter engaged in games and apps children use to socialise with each other online, such as Roblox.

The popular game has a chat feature that allows anyone with the app to connect, also bringing into question cyber safety.

“The thing we’ve noticed recently is my daughter spending too much time on the iPad,” Ms Earney says.

“We started noticing her behaviour. She became very short tempered, very addicted.

“She would get home from school and first thing she’d do was go to her room and sit on her iPad.

“We noticed how much of an addiction it became.”

Ms Earney and her husband decided to take the iPad away, due to their daughter’s deteriorating behaviour.

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“With taking it off her, we sat her down and spoke to her about our concerns regarding her behaviour,” Ms Earney says.

“We also touched on online safety taught to her at school through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

“That made her very aware and made her think about what she was doing.”

Ms Earney says that during the initial conversation, her observant daughter brought up a “very valid point”.

“When we initially had a conversation with our daughter about her iPad use, she actually brought up the fact to us: ‘But you’re on your phones’,” she says.

“If we’re saying it’s not good for her to be on the iPad, how can she be looking at us and we’re on our phones and it’s okay for us. It was a realisation to us.”

Ms Earney says she decided to set monthly markers where they would sit down together and talk about iPad use and behaviour.

She went without if for three months before monitored use was reintroduced.

“The initial two weeks without the iPad was like she was going through withdrawals,” Ms Earney says.

“She asked every day when she could get her iPad back.

“Then she realised she was pretty good without it.”

As a family, they decided to implement exclusive screen-free time when the couple’s younger sons had gone to bed.

During this time, they play a board or card game, do craft or sit and watch a film together.

“Now, every night, we spend an hour with our daughter after we send the boys to bed and that is our complete no-phone time with her,” Ms Earney says.

“She loves it. We can be on our phones later at night when she is in bed, and in the morning I make sure to put my phone down and not have it around her.”

After taking the iPad away, Ms Earney is noticing significant positive changes in her daughter’s behaviour.

“She went from throwing tantrums, slamming her door, yelling, throwing things, not listening to anything we were saying to a beautiful, helpful little girl who hasn’t even asked for her iPad,” she says.

Ms Earney says her daughter is now allowed one hour of supervised screen time in the lounge room on a Friday and Saturday.

But Roblox is no longer allowed on the device.

“She knows that’s the time she has it and she doesn’t ask for it outside those hours anymore,” Ms Earney says.

While she’s no expert and admits she has done things “very differently” with her younger twin boys (who, at prep age, have not had access to an iPad at home), Ms Earney says it’s important to have conversations with your children about their screen time.

“I would involve your child in the decision of restricting iPad use and the reason why,” she says.

“Saying ‘no you can’t have it’ is not good enough.

“They do use them in the classroom and you can’t not be educated about them, but I would sit down and talk about behaviour and how it’s affecting your family if it’s becoming a problem.”


The Australian Institute of Family Studies reports that most Australian children spend more time on screens than is recommended.

An academic article published on the institute’s website estimates only 17 to 23 per cent of preschoolers and 15 per cent of five to 12-year-olds meet screen time guidelines.

It also reported a trend where screen time increases between the ages of 10 and 14, especially among boys.

The types of screen time that increased were electronic gaming for boys and television, computer use and social networking for girls.

place between parent and child.

“The child is also learning that they come second to their parent’s phone – a rather galling idea.”

Dr Sharman says screen exposure has also been linked to mental health and behavioural disorders and denies children some basic communication skills.


As a University of the Sunshine Coast senior lecturer and researcher in the field of psychology, especially child/ adolescent development, Dr Rachael Sharman says screen time for children is a real area of concern.

She tells My Weekly Preview that addiction to devices by parents and their children can lead down a slippery slope to other behaviour issues.

“Parents do more than just model bad behaviour in this realm,” Dr Sharman says.

“Consider what they are also not doing whilst attached to their own device: (for example) not interacting with the child, talking to them, playing with them.

“Therefore, their child is not getting the important social stimulation and reciprocal learning that should be taking

“Intensive early screen exposure of children on screen devices for more than four hours per day now has compelling links to both increased anxiety in children and an increased risk of later autism spectrum disorder diagnosis,” she says.

“The latter most likely because children are being denied reciprocal social learning experiences in their own home, thereby stunting their social communication abilities.

“Children need opportunities for social play and interaction to learn the basics of social communication such as emotion recognition, perspective taking, friendship formation and interpersonal skills.”

Dr Sharman suggests parents set clear boundaries for their children and their own use of a device.

“Firstly, limit the age of first introduction of screens,” she says.

“Secondly, maintaining solid boundaries around when the screens may be used (and) that goes for both parents and children.”


Screen time is the amount of time spent using a device with a screen such as a smartphone, computer, television, video game console or tablet.

Australian Department of Health guidelines recommend children younger than two years of age have no screen time. Children aged two to five should have no more than one hour per day and school-aged children between five and 17 should not exceed two hours of screen time each day. This excludes schoolwork.

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But community leaders say more financial commitment is needed to ensure stages 2 and 3 of the project remain on the agenda.

The federal government has committed a further $1.15 billion towards a heavy rail line on the Sunshine Coast.

Minister for Transport Catherine King announced the funding boost, which should see Stage 1 of the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line come to fruition.

The federal government has now pledged a total of $2.75 billion towards the project, while the state government has also committed $2.75 billion, to fully fund the $5.5 billion job. The first stage will see a 19-kilometre dual track built from Beerwah to Caloundra, making it the longest spur line in Queensland’s south-east passenger network. Planned future stages of the line are expected to go from Caloundra to Kawana and from Kawana to Maroochydore.

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the University of the Sunshine Coast, but academics say more needs to be done to address transport issues in the region.

UniSC vice-chancellor and president Professor Helen Bartlett says the line needs to be extended to Maroochydore, with efficient bus connections from stations.

“Funding for this first stage is a great start, but we want to ensure that stages 2 and 3 remain firmly on the government’s agenda,” she says.

“Our projections and future planning have identified the need to provide upgraded transport connections to our campus at Sippy Downs, and this means ensuring the line doesn’t stop at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast.”

UniSC lecturer in urban design and town planning Dr Greg Mews says a rail link is key to mitigate road congestion,

and it needed to be designed strategically.

“The rail link is a missing piece in the region’s structural DNA,” Dr Mews says.

“The first stage of this rail project to Caloundra is promising and can mitigate some of the impacts of substantially more people moving to the Sunshine Coast, but we still vitally need more travel options connecting the major urban centres to lifestyle settlements along the Coast.”

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli has welcomed the funding but is calling on the government to reinstate the $7 million in funding withdrawn from the Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade project, and restore the $160 million commitment to jointly fund, with the state, Stage 1 of the Mooloolah River Interchange. She says the council will continue working with the federal and state governments on how to deliver this project beyond Caloundra.

“Our ultimate goal (is) securing funding to deliver the rail connection to Maroochydore,” she says.

Sunshine Coast police are continuing to take steps to support domestic and family violence (DFV) victims and survivors.

Coinciding with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, the force is establishing ‘safe spaces’ in police stations.

Safe spaces are designated private rooms or areas in police stations that are specially for community members to discuss DFV matters.

A safe space was rolled out at the Maroochydore Police Station recently.

Christopher Jory, Assistant Commissioner of the Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Command, says safe spaces will enable those impacted to feel comfortable and supported reporting their experience to police.

“The introduction of private, safe and secure spaces in every Queensland police station marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing compassionate and effective support to DFV victim-survivors,” he says.

“These dedicated rooms ensure that victim-survivors of DFV feel comfortable and supported when reporting their experiences to us.

“By prioritising their wellbeing and providing a safe and welcoming environment, we empower survivors to come forward and seek the assistance and support they need to break the cycle of abuse and find safety.”

Stations will continue to upgrade these spaces, based on their areas’ changing needs and expectations.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, contact 1800 RESPECT. If it is a life-threatening situation, contact police on 000.

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Upcoming local events aim to find common ground among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

It’s an important week where all Australians are encouraged to continue building meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs from May 27 to June 3 and the theme for 2024 is: “Now more than ever”.

NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures and accomplishments, and to further contribute to achieving reconciliation in

Australia. The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group (SCRG) works on a local level to foster reconciliation through education, engagement and participation.

The SCRG was the first reconciliation group in Queensland, formed in 1997.

SCRG chair Fiona McGill says that despite the failed Voice to Parliament referendum last year, the Sunshine Coast remains in support of initiatives to correct past mistakes.

“We trebled our membership with (the

Ways to support First Nations people and culture locally

• Visit the Gathaa Markets at Forest Glen to see local Indigenous businesses showing their beautiful wares. Mark July 28 in the diary for the next event, which will take place from 9am to 3pm at 354 Mons Road, Forest Glen.

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referendum) campaign, telling us that there is a large groundswell of support and enthusiasm for correcting the mistakes of the past, and reaching out to Indigenous people in hope and solidarity,” Ms McGill says.

“Reconciliation Week is the heart of this endeavour – a time for all of us to look to a better future.

“Our aim is to provide a platform for all Australians to get together and hear each other’s stories. Indigenous people are very engaged in productive and progressive actions to improve the

situation of their people, and there is much support for their aspirations.”

Through the week, the group will hold a variety of activities, including its popular Aunty Betty Memorial Walk.

“Our Aunty Betty Memorial Walk each year in Reconciliation Week provides an opportunity to hear about local Indigenous culture,” Ms McGill says.

“Our Shared History seminars showcase local history, and our upcoming on-line Film Club will be showing films that fascinate and educate – just what we need now to advance ‘truth-telling’.”

The walk will take place on May 29 at 10am from Dicky Beach Park and include a Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe performance and a smoking ceremony.

Gubbi Gubbi educator Lyndon Davis will lead the short wheelchair-accessible walk On Country, providing information and stories about the area. The event is free to attend.

TribalLink Cultural Activity Centre will hold a NRW event at 70 Obi Obi Road, Mapleton, from 3.30pm to 7pm on Monday, May 27. Visitors will see the welcome dance by Deerum Wandum Dance, witness a yidiki (digeridoo) demonstration and join art workshops. The event is free but registration is essential at nrw2024launch.

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Ladies Oaks Day names official 2024 beneficiary.

It attracts fashion, colour and racing fanfare. But behind one of the region’s biggest race days is an extra-special cause to back.

The Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day will return to Sunshine Coast Turf Club (SCTC) on May 31 and this year endED has been chosen as the official charity partner.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, endED

works to combat eating disorders, with Mark and Gay Forbes at the helm.

“Being selected as this year’s beneficiary marks a significant milestone for us,” Mr Forbes says.

“We will be able to broaden our impact and provide essential aid to the community we serve.

“There is approximately 57,000 people

on the Sunshine Coast directly impacted by an eating disorder. Support is crucial.”

SCTC CEO John Miller says announcing endED as the beneficiary this year “is a privilege”.

“With 10 per cent of total gate takings pledged to their cause, we affirm our commitment to making a meaningful difference in our community,” he says.

Rod Winner, the 91.1 Hot FM general manager, says the event continues to deliver funds to charities and once again hopes to make a significant contribution in 2024.

“Now in its 19th year, the partnership between 91.1 Hot FM and the SCTC for Ladies Oaks Day has always had a charitable element, contributing nearly $200,000 in donations across the period,” he says.

“We have partnered with numerous worthy and inspirational community organisations across this time, and in 2024, we are proud to be partnering with endED. Mark, Gay and their team at endED have done a wonderful job in the eating disorder space since 2015, and the team at 91.1 Hot FM are proud to be able to support endED.”

Gates for the 91.1 Hot FM Ladies Oaks Day open at noon.

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Construction on the next stage of the Mooloolaba’s foreshore revitalisation is expected to be pushed back as important decisions on the seaside upgrade continue.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli says she is committed to continuing to build community trust with the project and planning for Mooloolaba’s future.

She says the new council will be presented with an updated report on the revitalisation at the upcoming meeting on May 30.

“Council had originally hoped to start construction mid-2024. However, during the tender process, it became clear that after the contract is awarded, the contractor would need lead time for programming and to procure materials for the coastal protection works before they could start working on the site,” she says. “This essentially means the window for a construction start this year has closed.”

Mayor Natoli says the project should now start in early 2025. Stage 2 includes new viewing decks, parkland and picnic areas, landscaping, public amenities, beach showers, a terraced seawall and accessible coastal pathway.

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In fundraising circles they say you should never ask for anything the first time you meet someone. But that’s only for those who haven’t met the Ausmar team.

In 2009, Lisa Wilson and I approached Tony Bryan, Tim Hendy and Josh Green, from Ausmar, with the idea of recreating The House the Coast Built: Wishlist’s award-winning project to build a home for nothing, to raise money to establish the Cancer Centre at Nambour Hospital.

These three fine men heard us out, noting early on that they’d been impressed by the original 2003 project –and committed, without hesitation, to do another one.

That project in 2011 funded lasers and split lamps at Caloundra Hospital, creating an ophthalmology service on the Sunshine Coast that patients otherwise


A Glass House Mountains Visitor Information Centre ambassador is marking an incredible milestone after sharing his love and knowledge of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from all over the world since 1994.

“I had no idea I’d still be working here 30 years later,” 91-year-old Rodger Thomson says.

“I’m the longest serving and also the eldest. We’ve had a few famous faces come in over the years. I remember Bob Katter the politician from up north came in one day. He was going to a meeting and needed directions.”

travelled to Brisbane for, and drawing specialists that would otherwise have turned a blind eye to (’scuse the pun), due to the lack of equipment.

Ausmar then lined up in 2015 to build another home for Wishlist. This time, sale proceeds funded paediatric resources such as music therapy, at the time funded by Wishlist.

Then in 2019, Ausmar built Wishlist House, Birtinya, that continues to serve as an affordable home-away-from-home for those needing to be close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

Right now, there’s a fourth project underway at Gympie, thanks to Ausmar, One Agency and generous Coast and Gympie businesses. Proceeds of Wishlist House Gympie will fund a twice-daily bus service between Gympie and SCUH to make life easier for families travelling to the Coast for medical treatment.

That fateful first meeting 15 years ago resulted in more than a million dollars of priceless enhancements to local health services.

Ausmar is the gift that keeps on giving, and we thank them and all supporters of Wishlist House Gympie – many of whom have contributed to all four charity home projects.

Mr Thomson loves ‘going to work’ every Wednesday and says technology cannot beat ‘face-to-face service’: “The favourite thing for me is talking with people and hoping that I’ve given them a nice thing to do in the time that they have at their disposal.”

Tourism is in his blood – from working for Ansett and the Orient Line, to a shipping agent for P&O Cruises and a travel agent in Melbourne. He also owned and operated a Caloundra coffee shop.

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Cinema on the rooftop at the Cooroy Library will return on June 1. That’s thanks to the Cooroy Future Group (the people who bring you the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre), working in partnership with Noosa Libraries and with the assistance of some generous sponsors. Bring your family, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy a movie together under the stars. Soft drinks and freshly cooked popcorn will be available to purchase. Try and arrive before dark to find a spot on the lawn while there is still daylight. Head along to see the movie Migration on the big screen.

When: Saturday, June 1, 6pm.

Where: Cooroy Library, 9 Maple Street, Cooroy.

Tickets: Free event.


There’s loads to explore and plenty to do on the Coast. Pop these fun events into your diary so you don’t miss out.

25 MAY


Fresh off a sold-out show in Ipswich, the Longhorn Brothers bring their high-energy tribute to the music of Garth Brooks to the Sunshine Coast. This eight-piece band will deliver a night of pure ’90s country music with a two-hour homage to the diamondcertified artist of the decade. Get ready to dance and sing along to hit after hit, performed by some of the state’s best session and touring country music musos.

25 MAY


ABC legends Leigh Sales (Storytellers) and Lisa Millar (Muster Dogs) unpack the craft of turning real-life events into narrative, drawing from their recent books and a combined 65 years in journalism. Sales is known for podcast Chat 10 Looks 3, co-hosted with her friend and fellow journalist Annabel Crabb, where they discuss books, television and life. Throughout her career, Sales has received numerous awards, including two Walkley Awards, recognising her significant contributions to journalism in Australia.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2-3pm.




Relive all the thrills and spills of the year in Australian politics with veteran journo Barrie Cassidy and his hand-picked squad of the country’s sharpest pundits: Bridget Brennan, Amy Remeikis, Niki Savva and Laura Tingle. Cassidy is a renowned Australian political journalist and commentator, widely recognised for his extensive career in journalism and political advisory roles. In the mid-1980s, Cassidy took a break from journalism to serve as the senior press secretary and political advisor to thenprime minister Bob Hawke. This experience provided him with an in-depth understanding of the political landscape.

When: Saturday, May 25, 7-10pm. Where: Sunshine Coast Function Centre, West Terrace, Caloundra.

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Where: Maleny Community Centre –Verandah Room, 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

Tickets: $15, via events/landing/1196360.

When: Sunday, May 26, 10-11am.

Where: Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

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Enjoy kids’ activities, markets, food trucks and an outdoor movie screening at Kings Beach. Free tickets are required. Any weather postponement will be announced on @uncovercaloundra. This event is a collaboration between local businesses, the Downtown Caloundra Taskforce, Sunshine Coast Council and the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, with major sponsor Strand Cinema. When: Friday, May 24, 4-9pm.

Where: Kings Beach Amphitheatre, De Vene Avenue, Kings Beach. Tickets: Free. Registration is essential via easter-movie-in-the-park-free/tickets.

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The Queensland Garden Expo held at Nambour Showgrounds is Queensland’s premier gardening event with FOUR full days of gardening information, innovation and inspiration! The expo attracts visitors from all over Australia and includes some of Australia’s leading gardening experts who will take part in four days of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. This is one event not to missed. A great day of fun for the whole family, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

When: 4-7 July, 8am-4pm Where: 80 Coronation Ave, Nambour. Tickets: $22.50, via buy-tickets/


Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company is excited to present Allo Allo 2:The Camembert Caper. Based on the original TV series written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, this riotous sequel features many favourite characters such as café owner Rene Artois. Chase the money for the loss of the infamous painting of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies. When: Friday, May 25 – Sunday, June 9. Multiple show times. Where: Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company, 3 Piringa Street, Wurtulla. Tickets: $33-$37, via events/landing/1187619.

27 MAY


Catch the screening of The New Boy for Reconciliation Week 2024. Set in 1940s Australia, the film is the story of a nine-yearold Aboriginal orphan who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun. The boy’s presence disturbs the delicately-balanced world of spiritual struggle and survival. Starring Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair and Cate Blanchett, the film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2023. The event is presented by Sunshine Coast Council and Caloundra Film Festival.

When: Monday, May 27, 7-8.45pm.

Where: Strand Cinema Caloundra, Bulcock Street, Caloundra.

Tickets: From $11, via caloundrafilmfestival. com/event-details/the-new-boyreconciliation-week-special-event-screening.

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Ukulele Festival, Kenilworth Showgrounds, 9am

The Tryouts, Solbar, 5pm

Kyle Lionhart, Eumundi Brewery, 8pm

The Rubens, The Station Precinct, 6pm

Back to Cloudland, Caloundra RSL, 7pm

Jason Towers, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

The BroadCasters, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm

Contraband, Caloundra RSL, 7.30pm

Janice Smithers, Cooroy RSL, 6pm.


ABBA Tribute Show, Kings Beach Tavern, 8pm

Rotten Fest, Commercial Hotel Nambour, noon

Jet, The Station Precinct, 6pm

Bronwyn Street Blues, Norton Music Factory, 4pm

The Shrubs, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

The Rock Stellar Project, Alex Surf, 7.30pm

Luke Speerin, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm.


Guitarra y Cuarteto, Eudlo Hall, 4pm

Tori Forsyth, Solbar, 4pm

Bag Raiders, Kings Beach Tavern, 2.30pm

Chi Chi, Maroochy RSL, 6pm

Paul Vercoe, Alex Surf Club, 1pm.

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Jane Stephens laments that off-leash areas for our four-legged pets are a necessity in populated areas but debate often brings out the bared teeth.

Sami Muirhead doesn’t think her children genuinely appreciate how she can rescue her family from any emergency life can throw at them.

ebate around off-leash dogs quickly runs off the chain. It brings out the animal, making us whine and barking mad.

Any topic around animals is sure to elicit a range of public response – everyone seemingly has an opinion – but talk about off-leash dogs is next-level polarising.

It seems to me that the problem is two-fold: we live increasingly cheek by jowl and need a place to exercise our pets, and we have affection for our own animals but not necessarily other people’s.

All evidence says that running off leash is beneficial for dogs, contributing to their physical health, mental stimulation, socialisation and general happiness. The freedom allows pooches to explore, have stimulation of their senses and activate their natural instincts. But when it interferes with others’ right to move about, or endangers other people’s pets, we have not just a problem, but potentially a world of physical and emotional hurt.

No dog owners could attest hand on heart that their canine would never, ever nip or snarl or bite when cornered or put under pressure. They are dogs, after all. Queensland law states that dogs must

be on a leash when being walked in public places, unless in a signed off-leash area or during allocated hours in particular locations. The penalty for not keeping your dog under control on the Sunshine Coast is $309, and about 600 people were fined for breaking the rule last financial year. We should be grateful we live on the Sunshine Coast: on the Gold Coast, the fine is $619.

But off-leash areas are a hot-potato political issue. Consider the firebrand discussion around the previously off-leash expanse around the Point Cartwright headland: first the council took it all away, then when residents burred up in droves, they gave some back if only until mid next year. In December, we were told the council had budgeted $14,000 for police patrols to ensure people were playing nice in that area and keeping their fidos leashed outside the allowed zone. Now we are being asked for input on a park being transformed from a local to a district space in Buderim, to include an off-leash area.

Dogs are a big deal here. They are family for many and join their humans in cafes, on beaches, in streets and parks. But off-leash discussions inevitably dissolve into something resembling a bad dog’s breakfast.

Iam not smug when it comes to many things in my life but I am secretly proud of something I feel is a weapon in my life: my handbag.

I know my tote holds the remedy to just about any superficial (also superimportant) problems life can throw at us.

I may not be a great cook or driver, but I am certainly an Olympic gold medalworthy handbag carrier. You see, its contents are complex and curious and capable of fixing any medical or mind emergency. It is a tote of wonder.

I have tissues, wet wipes, Band-aids, cough lollies, Panadol and Nurofen, ArmaForce and Vicks VapoRub. I have wipes to clean reading glasses, cutlery (including chopsticks), headphones, toy cars, fidget spinners, a pack of cards and deodorant.

I have Freddo Frogs, keys to unlock a myriad of doors, safety pins and glasses to help me read and glasses to shield the sun. That is in only one side compartment. I told you: my handbag game is very good.

The other side of my bag has blush, lipstick, highlighter, foundation, a mirror,

spare pens, stick-it notes, serviettes and a book. I have a library card, credit card, Medicare card and 24 different coffee loyalty cards.

But my secret tools elevate my handbag from humbug to extraordinary. I have a tape measure (a big, professional one). I use it all the time and whenever I have the opportunity to whip it out, I do so loudly and proudly. I also have chilli flakes for food (this little cylinder of spicy goodness is used surprisingly often).

I have never bragged about my bag before but since turning 50, I really do have fewer cares to give. The injustice of my treasure trove is that my kids do not realise how lucky they are with their mum and her incredible handbag. They think I am a hording lunatic with a bunch of mess in her bag she has not cleaned out for years.

Well, let me tell you they are wrong and my superpower in life is my bag. I walk through the Plaza feeling very smug indeed that I am prepared for any emergency.

It must be exactly how Superman feels, knowing those around him are safe.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator.

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The major banks recently reported their interim earnings results or trading updates.

There were few surprises, as expected.

However, there were some key themes that stood out.

Net interest margins (NIM) have declined but there are signs of stabilisation as competitive pressures begin to ease as the banks step away from the low-returning mortgage market toward the higherreturning business banking segment.

The reliance on the lower margin broker channel has come into focus and its pressure on profitability.

Buybacks were well received by shareholders, although less so by analysts who believe the lack of growth options makes it difficult to justify elevated price to book values.

Asset quality remains sound, thanks to a strengthening in the property market which has resulted in a benign credit cycle.

Arrears and impairments have increased at the margin but remain in line with analyst expectations and lower than what would be typical at this stage of the economic cycle.

This reflects a combination of the resilience seen in the economy, but also the conservative settings and the prudence that’s been exercised around the extension of credit to customers.

ANZ Group’s revenue pressure was evident across all divisions except markets. The bank is continuing to transform the

business, particularly its expansion of retail through the rollout of its ANZ Plus product (digital banking) and acquisition of Suncorp’s banking arm.

NIM pressure should ease but the revenue outlook looks challenged.

National Australia Bank’s business bank was a highlight, and management are bullish on the pipeline of growth opportunities as large parts of the economy are tracking well and benefiting from the onshoring of supply chains. Revenue was softer as the benefits of higher interest rates were eaten away by competition.

Westpac’s special dividend attracted attention. The stabilisation in NIM was boosted by the shorter duration of its replicating portfolio, which we see as a temporary benefit rather than an enduring factor. There are many challenges ahead including recovering the damage to its consumer bank, but also the execution of its technology simplification program.

That said, it is taking steps in the right direction.

Commonwealth Bank’s update was a touch softer than expected, although the rate of decline in NIMs has eased. The bank’s investment in technology is pressuring near-term cost growth as the bank increases its headcount as it hires more data engineers and specialist staff.

The shift to business banking was clear, with its home loan book growing below system, while business lending grew above system growth.

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Government to pilot technologies preventing access to harmful content.

Moves to ban children from social media have been applauded by the Prime Minister.

Having spoken to concerned parents, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese welcomes efforts to explore age-restriction measures.

“Parents are worried sick about what their kids have access to online,” he says.

“It is a major social issue in this country,”

Parents were concerned about their children having access to inappropriate material online and the mental health impacts of social media, Mr Albanese says.

“Parents are worried sick about what their kids have access to online”

However, any age requirement initiatives must be proven to work.

“We want to make sure that any measures that are put in place are effective, because one of the concerns which is there is that age protocols may be circumvented,” he says.

The federal government revealed it would commit $6.5 million in its budget to pilot “age-assurance technologies” by testing their effectiveness and investigating how implementation could

work in a bid to prevent children from accessing inappropriate and harmful online content.

Funding from a $43.2 million communications package would also be used to respond to “emerging and evolving online harms” and another $1.4 million would be earmarked for the office of the online safety watchdog over two years.

The federal government is also creating a joint standing committee to examine the consequences of online content on Australian society.

“The impact of social media I think is the number-one topic on the sideline of football, netball and school sport on any weekend in any part of Australia,” Mr Albanese says. “It’s time that we take strong action, but we want to make sure that strong action is effective.”

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Imet a unicorn last week. My unicorn was the parent of a 15-year-old girl whose daughter had never owned a mobile phone.

The unicorn and her daughter were happy and well-adjusted, had friends, attended social events and are thriving in our modern world. This caused me to reflect on some things that I already knew. You do not need a mobile phone to be happy. You do not need social media to be socially connected.

As a school teacher, I feel qualified to share that my field research supports the findings that social media has negative consequences on students’ mental health.

can see everything they do on the internet or access all their online activity”. No adult in the world has the capacity nor the time to see and read and then process the volume of ‘activity’ most teens are capable of online. Complete surveillance, in my opinion, is not possible. The internet is filled with the side of humanity most of us truly hoped didn’t exist, and we truly should not be giving our children unlimited access to it.

The revolution is coming in the form of the simple things: play, camping, sport, music and the arts, face-to-face socialisation and service and gratitude programs. The No.1 indication that the revolution is here is the ‘no phones at school’ policies and these phone-free zones are now being replicated in our homes – particularly by parents with children below the age of 15.

That’s not for every young person, but significantly more than prior to widespread access to and use of social media. The digital platforms are largely performative and voyeuristic and are a beating drum of negativity and polarisation.

Adolescents, particularly, are drawn to outrageous, scandalous and negative stories. The more they click on these stories, the more of these stories will appear, and the cycle continues.

We (the online world and digital media) have created a generation of imperfect perfectionists whose values and beliefs are confused and unsettled, and their view of the world is quite negative

and disconnected.

A key survival strategy for our forebears was curiosity. However, in this time of online socialisation, for children, curiosity is taking them to places that are unimaginable on the internet. In addition to this, they are performing acts, posting or interacting with unknown individuals who do not have their best interests at heart. And lastly, all this risk-taking behaviour is captured somewhere on the internet and will follow our children around in perpetuity.

Back to my field research. I wish I had a dollar for every parent who has said to me: “My child tells me everything” or “I

The stories we tell our children shape the people they will become. In short, by almost every global measure we are better off than we were 15, 10 or even five years ago. For those of us who live and work in Australia, we haven’t had a recession for over 30 years. Yes, there are still global atrocities and inequities. However, we are moving forwards and each generation is demanding and creating a higher standard of living within countries and across the world. The call to arms is being quietly spoken about and is gaining momentum, thanks to well-researched books and articles.

In short, hold off access until your child is old enough to withstand the hazards: about 15-16 years of age. Online socialisation is fine in a moderate, balanced context with an appreciation for hope, community, purpose and humanity.

WORDS: Anna Owen, Sunshine Coast Grammar School principal Visit

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Thinking about your career options and exploring further educational and training opportunities?

For more than 140 years, TAFE Queensland has helped people to change their lives by providing students with the skills and experience they need to build fulfilling, lifelong careers.

Offering an array of courses across a wide range of study areas, TAFE Queensland prides itself on delivering quality, hands-on training that produces confident, industry-ready graduates who will contribute to the local economy and

workforce, now and into the future.

Whether you’re looking to hit the tools with a career in trades, help children reach their full potential as an early childhood educator or teacher aid, support others at their most vulnerable as a nurse, aged or disability carer, or mental health support worker, help boost people’s confidence as a hairdresser or beauty therapist, protect people online with a career in cyber security, start your own business or create memorable experiences in hospitality, TAFE Queensland can help set you on the path

to achieving your career goals.

And with the Queensland government’s fee-free TAFE funding available for a range of courses, there’s no better time to kick-start your career, with those who are eligible able to study and gain a nationally recognised qualification for little or no cost.

TAFE Queensland is dedicated to providing students with the skills they need to succeed, while providing the community the skilled workforce needed to drive economic growth and future prosperity, which is why it works hard to forge and maintain connections with local industry.

From entry-level certificates and apprenticeships to advanced diplomas, Sunshine Coast students have the option to study on-site in the purpose-built facilities of their Mooloolaba, Nambour or Sunshine Coast Health Institute campuses, in the workplace as an apprentice or trainee, or online at their own pace.

Whether you’re looking at what’s next after high school, are thinking about making the leap to a new career, or want to grow your skills in order to climb the ladder, TAFE Queensland can help you make great happen.

Visit for more information or call 1300 308 233.


Juggling motherhood and studying is a tricky business.

Founding a writers’ group, presiding over a parents and guardians club, organising charity and networking events, balls and writing workshops, and volunteering in the local arts community – while maintaining a 6.77 out of 7 grade point average – is something else entirely.

But Bree Glasbergen believes all that involvement in the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) student community is a huge part of why she flourished.

“The warmth and kindness extended by the student body and staff on campus enveloped me in a sense of belonging, making me feel embraced and valued,” she says. “Studying with a baby presented distinct challenges. This inspired me to create initiatives like distributing newborn packs and, in conjunction with the UniSC Student Guild, an entire pallet of nappies to fellow studying parents.”

In recognition of her remarkable academic accomplishments and community contributions, Bree was recently awarded the coveted Chancellor’s Medal. She plans to return to UniSC to complete her Master of Creative Arts.

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This year sees the launch of a special day to encourage consumers to get behind ‘the little guys’ who help make our community great.

May is Queensland Small Business Month which is all about celebrating the beating heart of the Sunshine Coast: our local businesses.

These businesses generate local jobs, spark innovation, instil community pride and foster personal connections within our area.

With more than 36,000 businesses on the Sunshine Coast, each one plays a crucial role in our community’s vitality.

You can show your support for these businesses by choosing to visit, shop and

spend locally. Sunshine Coast Council, in collaboration with Buy Local Sunshine Coast, is celebrating the significant impact local businesses make in our community by holding the inaugural Buy Local Day on Saturday, June 22.

This region-wide event is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our local independent shops and our community can keep an eye out for a range of special incentives.

From your independent grocer to your florist, barber or baker, we all have a favourite local business that greets us

The local baker

German Bakehouse general manager Jacinta Ward says she loves being a local business.

“I get to work with like-minded businesses and we all help each other out,” she says.

“Buy Local Day gives you the opportunity to support local businesses and local families.

“Make sure you visit your favourite shop or even take the opportunity to try somewhere new.”

with a familiar face and calls us by our name.

Buy Local Day is your chance to say thanks to that familiar face and show you care because every purchase made locally keeps our community thriving now and into the future.

How businesses can get involved: Leading up to Buy Local Day, businesses will be showcased and given tips and resources on how to be more visible to consumers.

Find out how to establish a Google business page, get a media kit, activate your business and team up with neighbouring businesses to collectively activate your precinct.

I encourage businesses to take advantage of the promotional tools provided on Buy Local Sunshine Coast at buy-local-day.

Use this day to show the community what makes your business so special, and highlight how you contribute to our region.

Adventure Concepts, Amaze World, Caloundra Fishing World, German

Bakehouse and Sunshine & Sons are just some of the many businesses getting behind Buy Local Day.

Let’s come together to make Buy Local Day a success and celebrate the unique businesses that make our region such a vibrant place to live, work and play.

WORDS: Chris Le Serve, head of economic development, Sunshine Coast Council

THE LOCAL FISHING EXPERT Caloundra Fishing World business owner David Granville encourages all businesses to get behind the movement.

“Businesses can make the most of the promotional material provided by Buy Local Sunshine Coast to activate their stores and entice consumers to visit,” he says.

“This is the ideal day for consumers to make a conscious decision to purchase locally.

“Whether you buy from your local farmers’ markets, butcher, coffee shop or independent retail store, your purchase is a way to say thank you to all the businesses that support our community throughout the year.”

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Mark your calendars for ETC’s MySmallBiz Expo.

This is the ultimate small business event promoting self-employment and small businesses on the Sunshine Coast.

Kicking off from 11am on June 6 at Buderim Tavern, this free community event is ideal for anyone thinking of starting their own business, seeking support for their existing one or simply looking to #shoplocal.

Prepare for a day filled with engaging activities that highlight our diverse local community.

Attend Q&A sessions and

presentations by experts from ETC’s business team, self-employment ambassadors and subject matter experts.

Gain valuable insights and tailored advice for small businesses and self-employment.

As a leading provider of business, training and employment services with more than 35 years of industry experience, ETC is passionate about supporting small businesses.

ETC’s program manager Rachel Turner emphasises the importance of events such as MySmallBiz Expo.

“Our goal is to empower local businesses, provide resources and create connections,” she says.

“Whether you’re a business owner, aspiring entrepreneur or community member, this expo is for you.”

These expos are also about networking and meaningful connections in our diverse community. Meet other business owners and industry professionals, fostering relationships that could lead to new opportunities.

Explore local business stalls, gain expert advice and success stories from self-employment ambassadors, and connect with government representatives.

Book a place at mysmallbiz-expo.

As Australians grapple with the ongoing pressures of rising living costs, the Stage 3 tax cuts set to take effect from July 1 come as a welcome relief.

But how will they affect you?

Impact on taxpayers – The revised Stage 3 tax cuts will provide relief to all 13.6 million Australian taxpayers.

For incomes:

• between $18,200 and $45,000, the 19 per cent tax rate lowers to 16 per cent

Struggling to find

• between $45,001 and $135,000, the 32.5 per cent rate lowers to 30 per cent

• for higher brackets, the tax rates don’t change, but the thresholds do, putting some high-income earners into lower tax brackets.

Overall, many households will see a significant reduction in their tax liabilities, providing much-needed relief from the strain of rising living expenses.

Super cap increase – Also on July 1, the caps on super contributions increase. Concessional super contributions rise from $27,500 to $30,000 and non-concessional contributions rise from $110,000 to $120,000. These adjustments aim to provide individuals with greater flexibility in saving for retirement.

Planning ahead – With these changes on the horizon, it’s essential to plan ahead to make the most of the opportunities available.

If you need assistance with tax planning or understanding how these changes will impact your financial situation, consider reaching out to Indepth Accounting.

The team of experts can help you navigate the complexities of tax planning and ensure you maximise your benefits.

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Negotiating the price of a home can be one of the most-daunting aspects of the buying process, yet it is also where buyers can save significantly.

As a buyer’s agent, I’ve seen first-hand how strategic negotiation can turn an overpriced listing into an affordable dream home.

The first step in effective negotiation is understanding the market. Knowledge is power, and in real estate, this means knowing whether you’re in a buyers’ or sellers’ market. This knowledge sets the stage for how much leverage you have.

In a buyers’ market, where properties may sit unsold for longer periods, sellers are often more willing to negotiate. Conversely, in a sellers’ market, high

demand may limit how much you can press on price, but don’t let that deter you from negotiating beneficial terms.

Preparation is key. Before entering negotiations, decide your maximum offer and stick to it. This prevents getting caught in the excitement and potentially overpaying. It’s also important to be ready to walk away; this is a powerful negotiating stance that shows you are not desperate.

During the negotiation, focus on the end goal: a fair price for both sides. Start by making a reasonable offer, perhaps slightly lower than you are willing to pay. This leaves room to manoeuvre up if necessary but shows the seller you are serious. Include justifications for your offer such as comparable property prices, the home’s condition and market trends.

Be responsive and keep communications open. Delays can kill deals. By responding promptly and respectfully, you maintain momentum and demonstrate your commitment to a smooth transaction.

Master these negotiation tactics to not only increase your chances of securing your ideal home but also ensure that you do so at a price that reflects its true value.

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Why should I choose to work for your business?

Recently in the media, an employer thought he would garner support by boasting that he cancelled an interview mid-way because the candidate dared to ask: “Why?”.

In today’s labour market, it really is all about ‘why?’. When potential new employees have many offers on the table, why should they choose to join you?

Differentiating yourself will attract the best candidates and if you struggle to sell yourself, then maybe you need to really hone your employee-value proposition.

Selling yourself means highlighting culture, values, benefits and opportunities for growth. Potential employees want to work for a company that aligns with their personal values and provides a positive, healthy and safe work environment.

Additionally, they look for companies that offer competitive salaries, benefits, flexibility options and career advancement. By selling yourself, you can also create a strong employer brand. This will attract talent, as well as improve employee engagement.

A referral is the highest compliment, which can further attract top talent.

Maybe you should ask your current employees if they would refer a family member, friend or colleague to work for you. And if not, why not?


The mother, the daughter, the dispute and a note…

In a recent case, the Supreme Court had to determine if a handwritten note constituted the Will of the Deceased.

Broadly, the background was:

a. The Deceased died, survived only by one child – her daughter;

b. The Deceased and her daughter were very close for many years but fell out over some financial dealings;

c. The Deceased, in her earlier Wills, gave her entire estate to her daughter;

d. After the falling out, however, the Deceased made a new Will with her solicitor in 2020 – which expressly excluded her daughter;

e. Following the Deceased’s death, a note (written by the Deceased about a month before she died) was found in her top bedside drawer.

Some of the wording in the note read “I am changing my Will!” and “I leave the house and all my money to you …”.

Could it override the 2020 Will done by the solicitor?

The Court found that even though the note was written shortly before the Deceased died, the Court was not satisfied for other reasons, the note constituted the Deceased’s last Will.

It’s another sad (and expensive) example of what can occur if you change your estate plan but don’t formally update your documentation.


process for success in these difficult times

As a business owner, there’s some key things you need to focus on right now –cash flow crisis management and financial management. Follow our eight-step process to ensure your business is best placed for success.

1. Prepare a monthly cash flow forecast for the next 12 months. Monitor it regularly.

2. Maximise cash flow by accessing all eligible federal, state and local government support.

3. Review Australian Tax Office tax relief options that may be available to you.

4. Review existing finance arrangements. Have discussions early so you can plan.

5. Review your trade terms to bring forward cash receipts and defer cash payments.

6. Conduct a waste audit on your business to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

7. Consider alternate revenue streams or markets that may be available to you.

8. Constantly review and reassess. These steps will be crucial to ensure your business sustainability during these difficult times.

The essential role that lawyers play

In the complex area of law, the role of a lawyer extends far beyond courtroom appearances and legal jargon.

A lawyer serves as a trusted guide, helping people navigate the intricate pathways of the legal system while giving invaluable insights, advice and options.

The role of a lawyer is to offer options to clients. A skilled lawyer acts as a guide, clarifying the available choices and carefully explaining the potential outcomes associated with each. This empowers clients to make informed decisions, taking into account their unique circumstances. Lawyers must operate within the limits of legality and ethical standards. They provide advice on the best options, always considering the principles of justice and equity. They cannot endorse or facilitate actions that are illegal or unethical. This commitment to upholding the law ensures the integrity of the legal profession and safeguards the interests of clients.

Communication is a cornerstone of the lawyer/client relationship, and lawyers must seek instructions before taking any actions. This principle extends to interactions with the opposing party. A lawyer cannot engage in communication with the other side without explicit instructions from their client. This not only respects the client’s autonomy but also ensures that legal strategies align with the client’s objectives.

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23 Roast (4)

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29 Approves (5)

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31 Rate of progress (5)

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ARIES (MAR 21 - APR 19)

When it comes to managing a complicated financial matter, Uranus encourages you to have a flexible plan. Mercury urges you to look at a current problem in a more rational way. The situation is in the process of transforming in an organic fashion.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG 22)

Fiery Mars activates your travel zone, so a heavenly holiday is likely sometime soon. But it won’t happen if you’re a lackadaisical Leo. Take action ASAP via a spontaneous booking or a smart savings plan. Make sure your dreams are flexible and fun.


Avoid jumping to conclusions, making hasty assumptions and passing on unsubstantiated information. The sun, Venus and Jupiter are jumping through your partnership zone, so diplomatic communication will help improve relations with family and friends.


1. Mega-corporation

Omni Consumer Products is granted control of the Detroit Police Department in which 1980s film?

TAURUS (APR 20 - MAY 20)

This week curious Mercury and innovative Uranus link up in your sign. So it’s time to speed up your thinking, explore innovative ideas, discuss alternative points of view and try new approaches. Keep what’s working in your life – but throw out things that aren’t.

VIRGO (AUG 23 - SEP 22)

This week Mercury (your power planet) connects with Saturn and Uranus, so concentration and curiosity will take you far. The focus is also on work as the sun, Venus and Jupiter all jump through your professional zone. But don’t overdo it.


The week starts well with the positive link between mind planet Mercury and your ruler Saturn. This encourages clear thinking, disciplined work, strategic planning, goal-setting and problem-solving for clever Capricorns.


As the sun makes its annual transit through doppelganger Gemini (sign of the double-trouble twins), prepare for a stop-start kind of week. Frantically go-go-go one day and frustratingly slow the next. You need to be nimble, adaptable and stoical.

LIBRA (SEP 23 - OCT 22)

Saturn (in your job zone) links up with Mercury so it’s a good time to study, learn, apply yourself and work hard. International adventures and interstate escapades are calling as the sun, Venus and Jupiter activate your travel zone.


Prepare for a hectic week when you overdo just about everything. Under the influence of the Mercury/Uranus hookup, you’re inclined to be enthusiastic and exhausting. You’ll certainly be hard to ignore as you ruffle a few feathers.


You’re keen to retreat into your cozy crab cave as the sun, Venus and Jupiter all transit through your contemplation zone. Solo activities like yoga, meditation, reading and journal writing are favoured. Don’t let negative self-talk drag you down.


You currently have four planets (Mercury, Uranus, Saturn and Neptune) transiting through your relationship zone. So other people could perplex you with their confusing behaviour. Nurture and cherish your close connections.

PISCES (FEB 19 - MAR 20)

You won’t feel particularly energetic or motivated, as Saturn drains the gas out of your tank. Avoid the temptation to make unrealistic promises. It will be very easy to over-extend yourself and find you’ve bitten off more than you can comfortably chew.


Complete the list by changing one letter at a time to create a new word at each step. There may be more than one answer.

2. The sitar, a plucked stringed instrument, typically has how many frets?

3. In which city would you find the canine statue of Greyfriars Bobby?

4. How is Lyme disease transmitted?

5. In what year was Tesla’s first model of electric car produced?

6. English rock band Oasis released what song as their debut single in 1994?

7. The Roy family are the focus of which HBO TV series?


9. What do entomologists study?

10. In what year was the Australian two-cent coin withdrawn from circulation?

8. In what country was actress Emma Watson (pictured) born?

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REIQ boss says that despite record revenue in recent years and an accommodation crisis, Queensland has failed to build more social housing.

Astonishing new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has laid bare the Queensland government’s bumper bounty from property tax revenue over Financial Year 23, all while the state endures a housing crisis.

The data, which excludes coal royalties, shows stamp duty now accounts for 25 per cent of the tax base for the state government, compared with 20 per cent 10 years ago. Additionally, property taxes (stamp duty and land tax) have risen by 133 per cent (more than doubled) over the past 10 years, equating to an additional $4.2 billion per year.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella says that given the steep upshoot in property values in the Sunshine State, it is time to reset reasonable parameters of property tax.

“Over the past five years, Queensland has recorded the highest growth in property taxes of any state,” Ms Mercorella says.

“Even with Victoria increasing taxes on property such as windfall gains tax in that period, Queensland is still taking the

cake for escalating tax take.

“Despite record revenue and announcements relating to housing, it’s insulting and ironic that very little is being reinvested back into building social housing – with only 56 completed last year: the lowest on record and the lowest of any state.”

Ms Mercorella says Queensland’s property taxes may target homebuyers and property investors, but “make no mistake”, they have a flow-on impact to everyone and the economy.

“Over the last 12 months, Queensland had the lowest proportion of first home buyers of all mainland states for all purchases and owner occupiers,” she says.

“Stamp duty is a financial hurdle that can add years to home-buying timelines keeping people in the rental market for longer, and also deters empty nesters from downsizing, creating utilisation inefficiencies in our existing housing stock, while ongoing and escalating land tax costs are inevitably partially passed on to renters in order to

ensure investments still stack up and remain sustainable.

“It’s clear our state’s antiquated property tax system is no longer fit for purpose, and this unhealthy addiction to new highs of property revenue must be tapered and kept in check.

“The REIQ continues to call for the indexation of land tax. The threshold has been set at $600,000 since 2007, so it’s well overdue to readjust the value at which land tax applies.

“While we’ll keep advocating for stamp duty to be completely overhauled, a sensible interim measure would be to lift the stamp duty concessional threshold for first home buyers to $800,000 to reflect modern-day prices.

“We understand that thresholds need to be set, but equally there needs to be a mechanism in place to review them.

“At all points in property transactions, some level of government, whether it be state or federal, is also going along for the ride and reaping the benefits, too. They all stick their fingers in the property pie and, concerningly, that makes for a much-lessappealing meal.”

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by natural beauty in a sought-after acreage enclave, this modern home offers a relaxed coastal vibe and a vast array of lifestyle features, plus a self-contained character cottage for dual living. Set on an elevated and usable 1.5 acre block, close to Forest Glen Village and within walking distance of Sunshine Coast Grammar School, this is a property designed for easy family living, yet offering abundant space and privacy. Auction On-site Saturday 1st June at 4:00pm 20 Anning Road, Forest Glen Open For Inspection Saturday 25th May 2:00pm - 3:00pm Wednesday 29th May 12:00pm - 1:00pm Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Dale Woodhams 0481 500 160
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6-8 Kawana Street, Alexandra Headland

This architecturally designed home, by well-known architect Frank Raadschelders, is a one off and has now been placed on the market to be sold to the next lucky owner. Modernized over the years and offered in outstanding condition this home will not disappoint.

With four bedrooms on offer, the master located on the entry level, and multiple living spaces this clever floor plan will suit most family requirements.

The modern functional kitchen is delightful and looks out towards the stunning

Pacific Ocean with views to Old Woman Island and beyond.

The well-proportioned living and dining spaces sit comfortably near the kitchen with bi-fold doors opening to the views, creating a wonderful setting to entertain family and friends. The double-sided fireplace will keep you, and the entire home, warm on those cool winter evenings.

While the large separate media room provides the perfect ambience to relax and watch a movie or some sport, whichever you’d prefer.

• 1234m2 (approx.) double sized lot • Architect designed home • Ocean views to Old Woman Island • Close to patrolled beach • Fantastic location • 4 bedrooms • Multiple living spaces • Ample space for parking • Huge workshop • Great schools nearby • Close to SCUH • Private inground pool Auction: Saturday 15th June at 11am On site Inspect: Saturday 25th May 2-2:30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 1300 400 777 432

As you arrive through the private courtyard entry, to the solid timber front door, you are greeted with an abundance of space and natural light. With high ceilings and high-quality finishes throughout, the clever use of concrete, stone, timber, and glass, makes living here a dream. This clever design offers separate spaces throughout with a large TV/games room to the front of the home overlooking the front private courtyard, with beautiful solid timber cabinetry. The light-filled walkway through the center of the home leads you down to the well-appointed

modern kitchen, with a 5m concrete benchtop, high end European appliances, and solid timber cabinetry. There is a well appointed scullery, with stainless steel work tops, wine fridges, additional fridge space, wash basin, and an abundance of storage. The large dining area and family room are perfectly positioned for entertaining, and all overlook the stunning Mooloolah River. Also on the ground level, you will find a beautiful guest room with spectacular water views, separate bathroom and powder room, and a large fully tiled laundry.

Award winning home
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380 222 1300 400 777 533
0416 799
AUCTION Situated on a sprawling 773m2 (approx.) allotment, this meticulously renovated residence offers panoramic views of the tranquil canal and the picturesque Mooloolaba skyline. Step inside to discover a seamless blend of modern elegance and timeless charm, with a spacious open-plan layout perfect for both relaxation and entertaining. Venture outside to the expansive outdoor oasis, where al fresco dining and lounging by the pool awaits. 4 Balyarta Crescent, Mooloolaba • 773m2 (approx.) allotment • Meticulously renovated • Spacious open-plan layout • Expansive outdoor living • Air conditioning & fans 522 COASTAL LIVING AT ITS FINEST – PRIME POSITION – MOOLOOLABA WATERFRONT Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Saturday 25th May 11-11:30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 1300 400 777 Welcome to Beach House No. 5, nestled within the prestigious Chateau Royale resort with Maroochydore Beach on your doorstep. Features include rooftop terrace with ocean views, multiple indoor and outdoor living zones, gourmet kitchen, garage and offstreet parking. With its prime location just footsteps to Maroochydore beach and Cotton Tree shopping and dining precinct, this townhouse offers the ultimate in coastal living. 5/19 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore • Prime location • Footsteps to Maroochy beach • Private rooftop terrace • Ocean views • Access to resort facilities 331 STUNNING TOWNHOUSE ON THE BEACH WITH OCEAN VIEWS – MAROOCHYDORE Price: Buyers Mid $2 Millions Inspect: Saturday 25th May 9-9:30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 1300 400 777
Welcome to 9 Coral Sea Court, the epitome of luxury and sophistication whilst maintaining privacy and coastal comfort. This prestigious property is situated on Buderim in this highly sought after and tightly held dress circle address . Nestled amidst natures embrace, this exquisite 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom residence on 1100m2 (approx.) epitomizes the essence of luxury living. Situated in a serene locale, the property offers unparalleled vistas of both majestic mountains and tranquil coastlines.
home •
• Prime
Price: For Sale Inspect: Thursday 23rd May 5-5:30pm Saturday
Courtney Paterson 0488 764 785 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 545 1300 400 777 A RARE OPPORTUNITY ON BUDERIM – ABSOLUTE LUXURY LIVING WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS!
9 Coral
Sea Court, Buderim
• 500m2 (approx.) of
Spectacular family
Dress circle
Designated guest suite


From page 39

•Rare 780 m2 allotment

bed | 1 bath | 1 car

• 6 min stroll to Wurtulla or Bokarina Beaches & Coastal Pathway (approximately)

This exquisite, north-facing waterfront property offers a luxurious and sophisticated living experience that is bound to captivate even the most-discerning homebuyers. The property boasts a gourmet chef’s kitchen with top appliances and rare Brazilian quartzite benchtop, custom bar, open butler’s pantry, double study, herb garden, fruit orchard and parents’ retreat with media, wet-room and balcony. The outdoor area offers a resort-style magnesium pool with swim-up bar, hot spa, in-pool lounges, sunken firepit and cantilever pavilion.


5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Offers over $2,950,000

Sotheby’s International Realty 5222 4222

Daniel Rees 0456 456 753 Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792

• Expansive North facing yard, alfresco, & entertaining space

• Large frontage directly opposite local park

• Minutes to the Sunshine Coast medical precinct & proposed new rail

• Walk to restaurants, shops, & public transport OPEN HOMES: Sat. 25 May @ 10am Wed. 29 May @ 5pm AUCTION: Sat. 1 June @ 9am

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5 Kulanda St. Wurtulla 4
Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Wurtulla
Beachside - will be sold at auction or earlier











4 BED | 3 BATH | 4 CAR | 872M 2

Dazzling Luxury Waterfront Home on North Facing 947m2 Block!

Immerse yourself in a lavish lifestyle with this modern contemporary waterfront jewel, nestled in the exclusive Pelican Waters enclave, where spacious 1000m2 blocks are the norm.

Imagine your days filled with invigorating dips in your own magnesium hot spa and resort-style pool, sipping cocktails at your swim-up bar, or relaxing on submerged sun-kissed pool lounges.

And when the sun goes down, the atmosphere lights up with LED floating concrete stairs down to the sunken-lounge fire pit deck. Every night in this waterfront wonder turns into a magical moment. We invite you to come and view this stunning masterpiece.

524947 sqm

17 Stirling Castle Court Pelican Waters Sale | Offers Over $2.95 Million

View | Saturday 25th May at 9am Wednesday 29th May at 5pm

Daniel Rees 0456 456 753 Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792



Thurs, 23 May, 5pm

Open from 4:30pm 24 Montrose Street, Beerwh Ma O’Grady 0414 317 375

Alisha Galea 0400 298 611

Thurs, 23 May, 5:30pm

Open from 5pm 10 Kerenjon Avenue, Buderim Gregory Ward 0497 659 029 Zoe Byrne 0409 333 881

Sat, 25 May, 10am

Open from 9:30am 21 Blackwood Street, Maroochydore Jason Mills 0417 343 289

Open from 9:30am 2 & 6/68 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore Pam Thomas 0438 272 096 Megan Murray 0414 734 929

Sat, 25 May, 11am

Open from 10:30am 13 Redbud Court, Mountain Creek Nicholas Low 0432 893 133

Sat, 25 May, 12pm

Open from 11:30am

1301/9 Market Lane, Maroochydore Niall Molloy 0448 954 272 Ari Whisson 0449 690 995

Sat, 25 May, 1pm

Open from 12:30pm 15 Buruwang Street, Bir nya

Adam Budd 0411 808 595

Open from 12:30pm 58/110 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore

Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

Megan Murray 0414 734 929

Sat, 25 May, 2pm

Open from 1:30pm 279 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore

Greg Turnbull 0499 455 574

Open from 1:30pm 21 MacLamond Drive, Pelican Waters

Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720

Gabrielle Frisby 0414 696 023

Thurs, 30 May from 5:30pm

9/11 Foote Street, Mooloolaba Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

22/2 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland

Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

2/14 Alkira Street, Buddina Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

57/99 Bir nya Boulevard, Bir nya Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

408/180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland

Brent Higgins 0414 775 133

Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509


You are welcome to attend our open homes or please call the agent to arrange your private inspection or virtual tour.

3 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

801/1 Waterside Retreat 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

57/99 Bir nya Boulevard 2 bed 1 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0459 010 889

14 For tude Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

Rega a Boulevard 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990

Reflec on Crescent 5 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133


18B Wickerson Crescent 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

10 Cockatoo Street 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

27 Agnes Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

35 Camelot Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619

11/46 Parklakes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

76A Willis Road land: 2,004m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

862 Yandina Bli Bli Road land: 1,755m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

5 Ellesmere Avenue 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

9 Castle Green Court 4 bed 2 bath 1 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

17 Bli Bli Road 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

10 Honeyeater Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

15 Riverview Street 3 bed 1 bath 4 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

7 Savannah Court 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

8 Shale Court 5 bed 3 bath 8 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003


Residence 1/8 Bluebird Parade 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Sat 9-9:30am Residence 1/8 Bluebird Parade 4

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the agent for details to register for online auctions. Bli Bli 5450 8111 Buderim 5445 6088 Caloundra 5491 5055 Golden Beach 5492 2100 Kawana Waters 5354 6012 Maroochydore 5443 2000 Mooloolaba 5444 3455 Nambour 5354 6000 Pelican Waters 5343 6900
HEADLAND 22/2 Mary Street 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 9:45-10:15am 351/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 360/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 351/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Tues 28th 4-4:30pm 360/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Tues 28th 5-5:30pm 408/180 Alexandra Parade
14/10 Buderim Avenue 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Jacob
BEERWAH 24 Montrose Street 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Thurs 23rd 4:30-5pm BIRTINYA 15
Street 4 bed
47 Prime
Please call
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Hussey 0416 100 509
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Parade 5
Bluebird Parade
2 car Sat 12:15-12:45pm
2 car Sat 2:15-2:45pm
Parade 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 3:30-4pm
3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 9 Sunset Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am 11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 1-1:30pm 3/7 Box Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 25 Orme Road 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Sat 2-2:30pm 9 Sunset Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 29th 3-3:30pm 49/11 Toral Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 BURNSIDE 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 29th 5-5:30pm CHEVELLUM 25 Glenn Vista Place 5 bed 6 bath 8 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 CURRIMUNDI 3 Robe Street 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 DIAMOND VALLEY 284 Diamond Valley Road 4 bed 3 bath 5 car Sat 2-2:30pm DICKY BEACH 23 Ngungun Street 6 bed 3 bath 2 car Fri 24th 12-12:30pm 23 Ngungun Street 6 bed 3 bath 2 car Sat 12-12:30pm GLENVIEW 5 Ballantyne Court 4 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 9-9:30am 42 Isambert Road 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am 42 Isambert Road 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 1-1:30pm GOLDEN BEACH 105/75 Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 2/47 Nelson Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 1101/75 Landsborough Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 ILKLEY 169 Wilson Road 5 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 3-3:30pm IMBIL 48 Melinda Road 3 bed 1 bath 10 car Jesse Damaggio 0404 839 733 KAWANA ISLAND 8/10 Grand Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 19 Maldives Place 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 7 Sardinia Place 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 KINGS BEACH 4 King Street 6 bed 4 bath 4 car Fri 24th 11-11:30am 18/5 Canberra Terrace 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Fri 24th 1-1:30pm 4 King Street 6 bed 4 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am 18/5 Canberra Terrace 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 607/42 Queen Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 27/40 Verney Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 21/50 King Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 MAPLETON 19 Juniper Court land: 924m2 Alex Dale 0414 516 003 MAROOCHYDORE 309/14 Aerodrome Road 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 2 & 6/68 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 9:30-10am 4/139-141 Bradman Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:30-11am 16 April Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 12-1pm 58/110 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 12:30-1pm 3/60 Memorial Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 309/14 Aerodrome Road 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Tues 28th 4-4:30pm 221 Broadwater Avenue West 5 bed 3 bath 1 car Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509 MINYAMA 42 Marawa Drive 4 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 80 Chelsea Crescent 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 11:30am-12pm 80 Chelsea Crescent 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 2:30-3pm 71 Chelsea Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 9 Awinya Court 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 208/11 Nicklin Way 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 MOOLOOLABA 9/11 Foote Street 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 9/11 Foote Street 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 3:30-4pm MOUNTAIN CREEK 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Thurs 23rd 5-5:30pm 9/1 Hibber a Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 9-9:30am 95 Glenfields Boulevard 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9:30-10am 13 Redbud Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:30-11am 9/1 Hibber a Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 12-12:30pm 95 Glenfields Boulevard 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 12:30-1pm 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 29th 5-5:30pm 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 NAMBOUR 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Sat 10-10:30am 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Sat 1-1:30pm 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Wed 29th 5-5:30pm NINDERRY 41 Eucalyptus Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619 PALMVIEW 3 Paw Paw Place 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 PALMWOODS 23B/1 Churchill Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9-9:30am 23 Old Orchard Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 56A Chevallum Road land: 1222m2 Sat 11-11:30am 30 Country Road 3 bed 2 bath 5 car Sat 1-1:30pm PARREARRA 122 Sunbird Chase 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 13 Sunbird Chase 3 bed 1 bath 1 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 PELICAN WATERS 21 MacLamond Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 1:30-2pm 26 Firefly Street 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 12 Quayline Close 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 6 Raptor Place 4 bed 3 bath 3 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 8 Wallum Close 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 ROSEMOUNT 153 Panorama Drive land: 911m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479 WARANA 7 Wyanda Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Thurs 23rd 5-5:30pm 2/103 Oceanic Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9:30-10am 17 Coonang Crescent 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:30-11am 7 Wyanda Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11:30am-12pm
10 Beltana Crescent 4 bed 3 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 BUDERIM 11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 12 Highland Place land: 809m2 Sat 10-10:30am 3/7 Box Street

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16 April Court, Maroochydore

An absolute oasis of luxury. Raised ceilings and high glazing to the living and entry wings provide opulence, space and style. The single level design wraps around a central northern court to create a resort style internal pool area, which also acts as a natural light source for the home. The glistening pool cools summer breezes that stretch across the generous living spaces to sensational panoramic waterfront views.

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• Former lottery prize home

• 343 sqm of internal and external single level living

• Unbeatable panoramic waterfront views

• High ceilings, natural light and luxury fixtures throughout

• Seamless oversized double car accommodation

• Exclusive waterfront cul-de-sac

• Inground pool and sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit

• Your waterfront playground awaits

Auc on On site Sat, 15 Jun, 12pm

View Sat, 25 May, 12-1pm Wed, 29 May, 5-5:30pm

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Greg Turnbull 0499 455 574 4 2 2 1 734

• Spacious balcony with stunning panoramic Birtinya views and beyond

• Superb location opposite the park and mere metres from the lake

• Enhanced ceiling height to accentuates the sense of space

• Ducted air conditioning, perfect for the Sunshine Coast lifestyle

• Deluxe walk in robe

• Stunning natural look, floor to ceiling tiles throughout bathrooms

• Spacious butler’s pantry for convenience and additional storage

56 My Weekly Preview | May 23, 2024 801/1 Waterside Retreat, Birtinya
Auc on Forthcoming View Contact Agent Dan McNamara 0458 010 889 AUCTION 3 2 2 239 WHY WAIT?
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Residence One of 8 Bluebird Parade, Bokarina
• Opulence & tranquility!
• Spacious open-plan living and dining areas
• Offering the highest of quality in finishes and fixtures
• West-facing pool area
Auc on On site Sat, 8 Jun, 1pm View Sat, 25 May, 9-9:30am Sat, 25 May, 2:15-2:45pm Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670 AUCTION 4 2 2 1 WHY WAIT?
• Master suite with walk in robe & stunning ensuite • Modern, low maintenance retreat
58 My Weekly Preview | May 23, 2024 3/60 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore • Brand new property • Generous, full-floor apartment • High-end, boutique complex of only 6 residences • Prime position in the heart of cotton tree • Secure storage • Private lift entry • Walking distance to river, ocean, Plaza, Cotton Tree and dining options • 15 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport Auc on Forthcoming View Sat, 25 May, 1-1:30pm or by private appointment Niall Molloy 0448 954 272 Ari Whisson 0449 690 995 AUCTION 3 2 2 1 254 WHY WAIT?


Situated on a 773sqm allotment, this meticulously renovated residence offers panoramic views of the canal and Mooloolaba skyline. Step inside to discover a seamless blend of modern elegance and timeless charm, with a spacious open-plan layout for relaxation and entertaining. The gourmet kitchen, complete with high-end appliances, is a culinary enthusiast’s dream. Venture outside to the expansive outdoor oasis, where al fresco dining and lounging await, overlooking the in-ground pool. With five bedrooms or the option of a media room, the residence has ample space for family and guests to unwind in comfort. The master suite, with its walk-in robe and ensuite, provides a peaceful sanctuary.


5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Forthcoming auction

Next Property Group 1300 400 777

Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

13 Haddys Close, Mountain Creek

• Generous 4 bedroom family residence in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood

• 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage with room for a caravan, boat or trailer

• Outdoor entertaining space which overlooks the large family pool

• Modern designer kitchen with quality European appliances

• Air conditioning and fans throughout – 5.5 kW solar on the roof

• Outdoor fire pit to enjoy on those beautiful winter nights

• Enviable end of cul-de-sac position, for the perfect amount of privacy

47 Prime Parade, Birtinya

• Exceptional family residence!

• Contemporary and versatile living

• Effortless indoor-outdoor flow

• Central gourmet kitchen

• Stunning master with lavish ensuite •


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Thurs, 23 May, 5-5:30pm Sat, 25 May, 9-9:30am Sat, 25 May, 12-12:30pm

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Auc on Forthcoming View Contact Agent Dan McNamara 0458 010 889 AUCTION 5 3 2 449 WHY WAIT?
Steven Allen 0416
918 AUCTION 4 2 3 1 649
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Passed in at $1,825,000 – on the market for $1,995,000-plus

5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White, Gregory Ward and Zoe Byrne, 0497 659 029 / 0409 333 881


Passed in at $750,000 – contact agent

4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White, Matt O’Grady and Alisha Galea, 0414 317 375 / 0400 298 611



4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White, Dan McNamara, 0458 010 889


Sold prior to auction for $935,000

4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White, Brent Higgins, 0414 775 133



3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White, Niall Molloy and Ari Whisson, 0448 954 272 / 0449 690 995



3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White, Pam Thomas and Megan Murray, 0438 272 096 / 0414 734 929


Passed in for $975,000 – on the market for $999,000-plus

4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Buderim), Tully Thompson and John Bartsch, 0428 959 238 / 0407 637 717



3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car



3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Home Sunshine Coast, Jay Sherwell and Kate Jewry, 0434 882 025 / 0404 817 916


Sold Prior for $840,000

2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Ray White, Brent Higgins and Michael Picoto, 0414 775 133 / 0432 931 387


Sold prior to auction for $1,250,000

4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Ray White, Gregory Ward and Zoe Byrne, 0497 659 029 / 0409 333 881



4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White, Brodie Rodgers, 0406 501 684



3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White, Jason Mills, 0417 343 289


Sold prior to auction for $1,010,000

3 bed, 1 bath, 3 car, pool

Ray White, Steven Allen, 0416 110 918



4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Mooloolaba), Casey Munro, 0423 434 302


Contact agent

9 bed, 6 bath, 5 car, 2 pool

Fletcher Riley, Rebecca Fletcher and Alan Riley, 0404 866 358 / 0422723 719


Passed in – offers over $4,000,000

4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car, pool

Fletcher Riley, Rebecca Fletcher and Alan Riley, 0404 866 358 / 0422723 719.

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This address is all about definitive style, open design and immediate convenience. Every detail has been carefully considered to create a modern, low-maintenance retreat. Offering the highest of quality in finishes and fixtures across all spaces, this residence is flooded with natural light. Organic textures and earthy tones combine to create a timeless perspective on coastal living. Spacious open-plan living and dining areas flow out to the west-facing pool area. Craft timbers and bespoke screening influence the calm ambience, while the floor-to-ceiling glazing maintains an absolute connection with the coastal surrounds.


4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Auction on site Saturday, June 8, at 1pm

Ray White Kawana Waters 5354 6012

Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

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6.30pm Compass. (PG)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) Poplar’s housing crisis deepens.

8.30 After The Party. (M) Penny’s

9.20 The Luminaries. (M) In 1866, Emery is inexplicably wounded.

10.15 Shetland. (M)

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Australian Story: Off Menu –Kylie Kwong.

8.30 Four Corners. Investigative journalism program.

9.15 Media Watch. (PG)

9.35 Q+A.

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Tony Armstrong’s ExtraOrdinary Things. (PG)

9.00 Secret Science: Anger.

9.30 David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema: Family. (MA15+)

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG)

8.30 Gruen. Presented by Wil Anderson.

9.05 Blak Ball.

9.35 QI. (PG)

10.05 Planet America.

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Restoration Australia: King Island, South Australia. (PG)

9.00 Grand Designs: Scunthorpe. (PG) Hosted by Kevin McCloud. 9.50 Antiques Roadshow.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG)

7.30 MOVIE Jumanji: The Next Level. (2019) (PG) Dwayne Johnson. A group of friends re-enters a video game.

10.00 MOVIE Bad Boys II. (2003) (MA15+) Will Smith.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Dream Home. (PG)

8.35 Farmer Wants A Wife: Reunion. (PG) The farmers are reunited. 10.05 The Latest: Seven News. 10.35 Code 1: Minute By Minute: The Childers Backpacker Fire. (M) 11.35 Quantum Leap. (M)

6pm Seven Local News.

6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Dream Home. (PG) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown. 9.00 9-1-1. (M) Maddie and Athena investigate an abduction.

10.00 S.W.A.T. (M) 11.00 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Dream Home. (PG)

8.35 The Good Doctor. (M) Shaun and Lea adjust to parenthood. 9.35 Ambulance: Code Red. (M) 10.35 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News.

Home And Away. (PG)

The 1% Club UK. (PG)

The Front Bar. (M) Takes a lighter look at all things AFL. 9.30 Unbelievable Moments Caught On Camera. (PG)

10.30 The Latest: Seven News.

6.30pm News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly (PG)

8.30 Crime Investigation Australia: The Cangai Siege. (MA15+) A look at the 1993 Cangai siege. 9.55 Border Security: International. (PG)

Golden Point.

10.40 MOVIE Survivor. (2015) (M) Milla Jovovich. A state department employee is framed.

6pm 9News Saturday.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Jeopardy! Australia.

8.30 MOVIE John Wick. (2014) (MA15+) Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe. An ex-hit man comes out of retirement.

10.30 MOVIE Mad Max: Fury Road. (2015) (MA15+)

6pm 9News Sunday. 7.00 Travel Guides. (PG)

8.00 60 Minutes.

9.00 The Missing Millionairess. (PG) A look at the case of Melissa Caddick.

10.00 9News Late.

10.30 The First 48. (MA15+) 11.25 Transplant. (MA15+)

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Summit. (PG) Presented by Jai Courtney. 9.00 Paramedics. (M) A young dad suffers seizures.

10.00 100% Footy. (M) 11.00 9News Late. 11.30 La Brea. (M)

6pm 9News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Summit. 9.00 Clarkson’s Farm: Scheming. (M) Jeremy Clarkson’s plans are in tatters.

10.00 To Be Advised.

11.00 9News Late.

11.30 Chicago Med. (MA15+)

6pm 9News. 7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 The Summit. 8.45 Ski Rescue Downunder. (PG) A couple’s road trip hits the skids. 9.45 9News Late.

10.15 See No Evil: Comply Or Die. (MA15+) 11.15 The Equalizer. (MA15+)

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13. Parramatta Eels v Cronulla Sharks.

9.45 Thursday Night Knock Off.

10.30 9News Late.

11.00 Law & Order: Organized Crime. (MA15+)

11.50 The First 48. (M)

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Ready Steady Cook. Hosted by Miguel Maestre. 8.30 To Be Advised.

9.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Dawn French.

10.30 10’s Late News.

10.55 The Project.

6pm The Dog House. (PG) Dogs are matched with companions.

7.00 Soccer. A-League Men. Grand Final. Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Victory. From Industree Group Stadium, New South Wales.

10.30 The Cheap Seats. (M)

11.30 Fire Country. (M)

6.30pm The Sunday Project.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) A fresh batch of amateur cooks competes.

8.50 Tulsa King. (M) A man is sent to Tulsa by his mob family.

9.40 FBI. (M) A young couple are murdered. 11.30 The Sunday Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. (PG)

8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M)

9.40 Lloyd Langford: Current Mood. (MA15+) 11.05 10’s Late News. 11.30 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG)

8.40 The Cheap Seats. (M) Presented by Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald. 9.40 NCIS. (MA15+) 10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG)

8.40 NCIS: Sydney. (M) The team uncovers a murky surveillance plot.

9.40 FBI: International. (M) The FBI

10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 Taskmaster Australia.

8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Captain Olivia Benson helps a federal agent.

9.30 The Cheap Seats. (M)

10.30 10’s Late News.

10.55 The Project.

7.35pm Abandoned Railways From Above. (PG)

8.30 Secrets Of The Lost Liners: Titanic. (PG) Looks at efforts to restore the memory of the RMS Titanic

9.30 Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters: A Big Find. (PG) 10.20 SBS News.

6.30pm SBS World News.

7.30 Jersey And Guernsey. Celebrates the natural beauty of Jersey and Guernsey.

8.25 Cannes Uncut. (M) A behindthe-scenes look at Cannes Film Festival.

10.00 Secrets Of The Royal Palaces: Buckingham. (PG)

6.30pm SBS World News.

7.30 Came From Nowhere. (M) Charts the rise of Western Sydney Wanderers.

9.10 Pompeii: The Secrets Of Civita Giuliana. (M) Delves into the discovery of an ancient chariot.

10.15 Legendary Castles: HautKoenigsbourg. Part 2 of 2.

6.30pm News.

7.35 Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines. (M)

8.30 Secrets Of The Tower Of London. (PG) Work continues on the Superbloom.

6pm Mastermind Aust.

6.30 News.

7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG)

8.30 Insight. Presented by Kumi Taguchi.

9.30 Dateline: Bears Gone Wild.

10.05 SBS World News Late.

6pm Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 Alone Australia. (M)

8.30 Alone Australia. The reunion brings the entire cast together.

9.30 This Town. (M) The funeral brings together many different groups. 10.40 SBS News.

9.20 24 Hours In Emergency: Legacy (M) 10.15 SBS News. Programs are correct at the

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7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30

MOVIE A Time To Kill. (1996) (M) Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey. 10.55

MOVIE The Informant! (2009) (M)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? 8.00 QI. 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 9.40 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 10.00 MythBusters. 10.50 Portlandia. 11.35

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux Interviews... (M) 9.20 You Can’t Ask That. (M)

9.45 Miniseries: Time. (M) 10.50 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.30 Would I Lie To You?

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 MythBusters. (PG) 9.20 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (PG) 10.05 Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America. (M) 11.05 Would I Lie To You? (PG)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 MOVIE

Entourage. (2015) (MA15+) Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly. 10.15 The 11.15 Portlandia. 11.55 Would I Lie To You?

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Time. (M) 9.40 Wreck. (M) 10.25 Wreck. (MA15+) 11.10

Louis Theroux Interviews... (M) 11.55 Would I Lie To You? (PG)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Hard Quiz. 9.00 Gruen. 9.35 Tomorrow Tonight. 10.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 10.55 Would I Lie To You? 11.25 Would I Lie To You?

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 AFL: Friday Night Countdown. 8.00 Football. AFL. Round11. Fremantle (Walyalup) v Collingwood. 11.00 AFL Post-Game. 11.45 Armchair Experts.

7.30pm MOVIE Finding Nemo. (2003) (G) Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould. 9.30 MOVIE Cats & Dogs. (2001) (PG) Tobey Maguire, Sean Hayes. 11.20 Dating No Filter. (M)

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. (PG) 7.30 Take Me Home. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Tina. (2021) (M) Tina Turner. 11.00 MOVIE Collateral Beauty. (2016) (M)

7.30pm Soccer. Global Football Week. Arsenal Women v A-League All-Stars Women. From Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. 10.30 Bull. (M) 11.25 NCIS. (M)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. (PG) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG)

6pm Heathrow. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG)

6pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round11. Richmond v Essendon. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 MOVIE Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City. (2021) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE Bruce Almighty. (2003) (M) Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman. 9.30 MOVIE Get Smart. (2008) (PG) Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway. 11.40 Dating No Filter. (M)

6.35pm Greatest Escapes To The Country. 7.20 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.30 Endeavour. (M) 10.30 Hornby: A Model Empire. (PG) 11.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG)

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.40 Railroad Australia. (PG) 11.40 Doc Martin. (PG)

6pm Border Security: Int. (PG) 7.00 Border Security. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE RED. (2010) (M) Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker. 10.50 MOVIE Gunpowder Milkshake. (2021) (MA15+)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Gem Hunters Down Under. (PG) 9.30 Appalachian Outlaws. (M) 10.30 Frozen Gold. 11.30 Mountain Men.

7.30pm MOVIE The Great Wall. (2016) (M) Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal. 9.30 MOVIE Conan The Barbarian. (2011) (MA15+) Jason Momoa. 11.40 Dating No Filter. (M)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Law Abiding Citizen. (2009) (MA15+) Gerard Butler. 10.40 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.40 The Nanny. (PG)

3.45pm MOVIE The Alamo. (1960) (PG) 7pm Rugby Union. Round14. Queensland Reds v Western Force. 9.45 MOVIE Be Cool. (2005) (M)

4.15pm MOVIE Follow That Dream. (1962) (G) Elvis Presley. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day1. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day2. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.00 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 10.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 11.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.00 South Park. (MA15+)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.15 Evil. (MA15+)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (M) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 The Neighborhood. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG)


with MWP’s man in the water

Well, well, my surf out friends. I hope you scored.

How epic have some of the sessions been? Word from down south is that Broken Head had A-frame waves all the way to Tallows Beach!

A few points here were firing also. So get amongst it and keep getting up early.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (PG) 10.50 The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. (PG) 11.50 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.45 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.45 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 11.45 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Shetland. (M) 11.00 Murdoch Mysteries. (M)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 8.30 Outback Outlaw Comedian. (MA15+) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 11.30 Duck Dynasty.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 The Force: BTL. (PG) 8.30 World’s Wildest Police Videos. (M) 10.30 Police Code Attack.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round12. Port Adelaide v Carlton. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 MOVIE Underworld: Awakening. (2012) (MA15+)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Catwoman. (2004) (M) Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt. 10.35 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.35 The Nanny. (PG)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. (2004) (M) 10.35 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.35 The Nanny. (PG)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Man On A Ledge. (2012) (M) Sam Worthington. 10.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.30 The Nanny. (PG)

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day 3. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France. 6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 FBI. (M) 11.15 48 Hours. (M)

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day4. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day5. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 Matildas Preview Show. 11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.25 NCIS. (M) 9.20 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.15 Evil. (MA15+) 11.25 Diagnosis Murder. (M)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. (PG) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. 2405

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