Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Tony Moore is a senior reporter for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Gold Coast beach protection work begins

Tony Moore The next stage of Gold Coast City Council’s $18.6 million-a-year beach protection program against  summer storms has begun with sand being pumped from Tallebudgera Creek onto Burleigh...

Gold Coast homeless rate soaring

Tony Moore The number of homeless people on the Gold Coast has soared, with a local charity recording up to 40 families living in cars, about 400 “rough sleepers” and a total of 4500 homeless people...

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Motorist 'stuck' after driving on tram section of Gold Coast bridge

The car stuck on light rail tracks on the Sundale Bridge, at Southport.

Tony Moore A second person has accidentally driven the ir car on the Gold Coast's light rail project, again asking questions about the safety of the project design.

Gold Coast bikie gangs boom after Operation Tesco bust

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Tony Moore Escalating bikie crime on the Gold Coast is linked to "gang recruiting" and the sweep out of experienced police after a corruption sting in 2011, a former Gold Coast CIB detective and criminologist...

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Mongols bikies scope out Gold Coast for new club

Patched Mogols bikie gang members from France and Australia.

Tony Moore and Marissa Calligeros A member of a violent US-based motorcycle gang is eyeing off new territory for the club on the Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast to host swimming championships

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Tony Moore The Gold Coast will host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 2014 after $20 million was set aside for a new aquatic centre in Friday morning's Gold Coast City Council budget.

Gold Coast raises rates, leaves Council of Mayors

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate

Tony Moore Australia's second-largest local government – the Gold Coast – has dramatically left the Council of Mayors, the body used by local governments to lobby state and federal governments.

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Gold Coast must be more than sun and surf: Tate

Gold Coast 2018

Tony Moore Boosting productivity from 'relaxed' Gold Coast workers by $20,000 a year and doubling business confidence are keys to Gold Coast City Council's bid to free itself from the boom-bust cycle holding...

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Gold Coast's love affair with cars, will it wane by 2018?

Tony Moore Cars are already the Gold Coast's biggest transport problem, a survey of its residents suggest.

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Rail delays on Gold Coast line

Tony Moore Trains are running again in both directions on the Beenleigh train line after a police incident at Loganlea rail station this afternoon.

McCulkin cold case: investigator was to take Barbara to safe house before disappearance

Barbara McCulkin with one of her daughters.

Tony Moore Former Brisbane investigator, weapons trainer and now security consultant, John Ryan was about to drive Barbara McCulkin to a safehouse near Glen Innes the day she disappeared in January 1974.

Queensland aims for 'Rolls Royce' youth mental health plan

The state government is pursuing significant reform in youth mental health.

Tony Moore Queensland is heading towards a new five–tiered, youth psychiatric care model.

New twist on car pooling could save $100 a week

CommuterXpress carpooler Mark Vaney with Brisbane's deputy mayor, Cr Adrian Schrinner.

Tony Moore Car pooling is back, but with a difference.

Koala expert slams Queensland government for outsourcing population analysis

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Tony Moore The Queensland Government is outsourcing the analysis of koala counts for the first time, asking the private sector to evaluate the results from koala counts in Southeast Queensland back to 2102.

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Putin not welcome at G20: Newman

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Tony Moore Russian president Vladimir Putin would not be welcome in Brisbane for the G20 conference in November if he does not make sure the MH17 crash site in the Ukraine is immediately secured for...

All aboard - GC light rail takes off

The G

Tony Moore A little taste of the future opened on the Gold Coast this morning when commuters finally got on board The G – the $1.2 billion Gold Coast light rail link between Southport and Broadbeach.

Card sharks, cheating and casinos: the public servant remembers

Sir Leo Hielscher alongside then-premier Anna Bligh.

Tony Moore Can you imagine the state’s under treasurer sitting in a dark room in Las Vegas being shown by card sharks how to cheat at gambling?

Brisbane's urban oasis gets $2.5 million facelift

Greenes Falls track, D'?Aguilar National Park.

Tony Moore The gateway to the national parks closet to Brisbane today received $2.5 million for a facelift from the Queensland Government.

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Fears national park zipline could threaten koalas

Environmentalists say trees that will support a zipline planned for a national park are koala habitats.

Tony Moore Koala populations in Queensland could be threatened by an adventure ride proposed to boost tourism in a Queensland national park.

Rates challenge hits council budgets

Up to 20 local councils in Queensland could be affected by court action over the collection of rates.

Tony Moore Budgets about to be handed down in 20 of Queensland’s biggest councils face disarray with a court challenge over their rates policies unlikely to be heard before Christmas.

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