Meet Queensland’s youngest drag queen Candy Featherbottom

Meet Australia’s youngest drag queen – 13-year-old ‘Candy Featherbottom’

  • Queensland’s youngest drag queen Candy Featherbottom is 13 years old 
  • Logan Kelly was just 10 years old when he began performing as Candy 
  • Logan, who loves performing, said his biggest dream is to be a triple-threat actor

Queensland’s youngest drag queen Candy Featherbottom is a 13-year-old boy who has a passion for performing – and he is challenging perceptions along the way. 

Logan Kelly was just 10 years old when he began performing as Candy at North Ipswich Bowls Club, south-west of Brisbane. 

‘It was just a spark that flew in me … it’s just another way of acting and performing for me,’ he told the ABC

Pictured: Queensland’s youngest drag queen Candy Featherbottom

The singer, dancer and aspiring actor became intrigued by drag after watching a family-friendly performance at the local bowls club by group Taboo.

The queens perform to the packed crowd once a month.  

‘Candy is a very … unique character, she is really strong … she definitely feels energetic, excited,’ Logan said.

Logan said his biggest dream is to be a triple-threat actor and he doesn’t want to be ‘pigeon-holed’ as a drag queen just because ‘that’s what Candy is’.  

Karl Eastaughffe launched Taboo a decade ago, thinking it would be short-term gig but the club has gone from strength to strength.

‘When Taboo started, I was only giving it two to three years max … but 10 years later, we’re going absolutely strong,’ Mr Eastaughffe said. 

Taboo is one of the few family-friendly drag clubs in Australia and the queens have helped mentor Logan as he navigates the world of drag.

The personal lives of some of the queens was the subject of a documentary earlier this year – and there are now plans to take Logan’s story even further with full-length feature film. 

Logan Kelly was just 10 years old when he began performing as Candy at North Ipswich Bowls Club, south-west of Brisbane. He is now age 13

Logan Kelly was just 10 years old when he began performing as Candy at North Ipswich Bowls Club, south-west of Brisbane. He is now age 13

The personal lives of some of the queens was the subject of a documentary earlier this year - and there are now plans to take Logan's story even further with full-length feature film

The personal lives of some of the queens was the subject of a documentary earlier this year – and there are now plans to take Logan’s story even further with full-length feature film

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It wasn’t me! Cute toddler fails to hide guilt after his father catches him ripping up toilet paper

It wasn’t me! Cute toddler fails to hide his guilt after his father catches him ripping up toilet paper – and running away

  • Father has filmed the moment he caught his toddler ripping toilet paper up
  • The little boy fails to hide his guilt before he attempts to flee the scene
  • Mr Tindall who filmed his son said ‘we caught the toilet paper bandit today’ 
  • They both laugh hysterically as Mr Tindall chases the toilet paper down the hall

A cute toddler has failed to hide his guilt after ripping up toilet paper from his family’s bathroom. 

Thomas Tindall shot the video at their Morningside home in Brisbane in April when he caught his son, Tommy, destroying the toilet paper. 

In the short clip, Mr Tindall is heard shouting ‘hey! What are you doing!’

Mr Tindall said he ‘lost it’ when his son looked up guiltily after being caught

Tommy then turned and fled the scene with his father in hot pursuit

Tommy then turned and fled the scene with his father in hot pursuit

Tommy then fails to hide his guilt as he looks at his father for a second before running off. 

‘Get back here, get back here!,’ Mr Tindall laughs as he chases Tommy down the hallway.

‘What have you done?’ Mr Tindall said as he inspected the mess.

The footage continues to show the extend of the mess left behind the by the ‘toilet paper bandit’. 

Mr Tindall said they caught Tommy in the act saying he ‘lost it’ when he saw Tommy’s face.

‘So, we caught a little toilet paper bandit today. I literally lost it when he made that face after getting busted,’ he told Newsflare.

The toilet paper bandit left a huge mess as he ripped the toilet paper to shreds

The toilet paper bandit left a huge mess as he ripped the toilet paper to shreds

Tommy quickly threw the toilet paper away before sprinting down the hallway

Tommy quickly threw the toilet paper away before sprinting down the hallway 

Mr Tindall laughed hysterically as he chased Tommy down the hall

Mr Tindall laughed hysterically as he chased Tommy down the hall

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Qantas plane are forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport 

Pilots at the helm of a packed Qantas plane are forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport

A Qantas passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport after a problem was reported with the aircraft’s landing gear.

The Qantas Dash-8 plane carrying 64 passengers and travelling from Newcastle asked to be given a priority landing about 9.26am on Thursday.

The pilots received a warning light in their cockpit telling them there was a ‘potential issue’ with the landing gear, a Qantas spokeswoman said. 

There have been no reported injuries from the plane – which had to be towed back to the terminal.

A Qantas Dash-8 flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport on Thursday (pictured stock image of a Dash-8 plane)

The pilots are understood to have eventually successfully deployed the landing gear, the Courier-Mail reported.

Qantas said standard procedure was followed by pilots throughout.

The airline said the plane made a ‘priority landing after receiving an indication light in the cockpit about a potential issue with the landing gear’.

‘The pilots followed standard procedures and required checklists for this type of event. The flight landed safely at Brisbane Airport,’ the spokeswoman said.

More to come 

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Reports of person trapped in the boot of a car make ‘dummies’ of police

Police respond to reports of someone trapped in the boot of a car only to find they have been made ‘dummies’ of

  • Police pulled over the man after reports a person was trapped in the car boot
  • The incident occurred in Slack’s Creek south of Brisbane on April 26
  • On closer inspection it became clear the leg belonged to a mannequin
  • Other defects on the man’s car drew infringement penalties of $900 

Queensland police pulled over a driver after reports from other motorists that someone was trapped in the boot of the car, with a leg seen hanging from the back. 

The incident on April 26 at Slacks Creek, a southern suburb of Brisbane, turned out to be a dummy run when police discovered the leg sticking out from the boot belonged to a mannequin. 

Body-worn camera footage shows Queensland Police following a maroon sedan as it turns a corner with the leg – wearing a sock – half-way out of the boot. 

Police responded to reports that a ‘person’ had been trapped in the man’s car boot

A policeman takes a photo of the leg, which was soon revealed to belong to a mannequin

A policeman takes a photo of the leg, which was soon revealed to belong to a mannequin

‘It’s just a mannequin,’ an officer can be heard to say as he takes a phone shot of the no longer disturbing sight.  

The 37-year-old Borona Heights man didn’t, however, make complete fools of the police. 

His car was found to have three bald tyres, missing wheel nuts and the number plate obstructed by cables, resulting in $900 worth of infringement notices.

The man's car attracted infringement notices totalling $900 for a range of other defects

The man’s car attracted infringement notices totalling $900 for a range of other defects

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Wild parent brawl breaks out at a Brisbane under-13s junior footy game

Shocking moment a wild parent brawl breaks out at an under-13s junior footy game – with one dad beaten so badly he needed surgery

  • The melee happened at a game between Wynnum Manly and Logan Brothers 
  • The fight appeared to start between two people on the sidelines of the game
  • The incident ended with more than 20 other parents running on to the pitch
  • Father Josh Jones, 35, was rushed to hospital where he underwent facial surgery

A wild brawl between parents broke out at an under-13s junior footy game, leaving one dad in hospital.

The shocking melee took place at the match between Wynnum Manly and Logan Brothers in Brisbane on Sunday.

An onlooker in the stands recorded the disturbing fight, which appeared to start between two people on the sidelines.

The incident then escalated when more than 20 other parents ran to the pitch and became involved

An onlooker in the stands recorded the disturbing fight, which appeared to start between two people on the sidelines

The incident then escalated when more than 20 other parents ran to the pitch and became involved.

At one stage of the melee, a man appeared to kick another man in the head while down on the ground.

Dozens of spectators ran over to the growing crowd of brawlers in a desperate attempt to break it up.

‘They started that! Call the police, call the police,’ one woman could be heard screaming. 

Josh Jones, 35, sustained serious injuries in the brawl and was rushed to hospital where he underwent facial surgery. 

Queensland Police are now searching for a 36-year-old man. 

‘A Logan spectator or supporter has had an altercation with people from Wynnum in grandstands, where there was an argument which has then turned physical and gone on into the field of play,’ a police statement said.

‘The person from Wynnum was then assaulted and taken away in an ambulance with significant injuries.

‘We’re treating the incident very seriously, we’re concerned about the conduct of adults at a sporting event involving teenagers and we won’t be tolerating this sort of behaviour.’ 

Josh Jones, 35, sustained serious injuries in the brawl and was rushed to hospital where he underwent facial surgery

Josh Jones, 35, sustained serious injuries in the brawl and was rushed to hospital where he underwent facial surgery

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Waves of Australian outback drivers are  deciphered in a hilarious TikTok video

From ‘the surfer’ sign to the understated finger raise of ‘the local’: The customary hand gestures Australians use to greet each other while driving

  • Outback driver de-coded driver’s customary waves in the Australian outback
  • The different gestures ranged from ‘the scarecrow’ to ‘the local’ and ‘the surfer’ 
  • ‘The surfer’ consists of iconic Shaka sign with thumb and little finger extended
  • Other waves include ‘the halfa’ where base of the hand stays on steering wheel 

An Outback driver has deciphered the customary waves of regional Australian motorists – from ‘the scarecrow’, to ‘the local’ and ‘the surfer’.

The different styles of hand gestures offered to other road users were outlined in a light-hearted video shared by Brisbane married couple Elke and Zach Trueman as they travelled across the Nullarbor.

Mr Trueman was filmed showing how locals acknowledge passing cars with a simple raise of the forefinger but international drivers do so with an awkward shaking wave.

Some drivers meanwhile adopt the iconic Shaka sign, where they extend their thumb and little finger to perform ‘the surfer’ salute.

Other waves included ‘the goal umpire’ – a reference to an AFL official signaling six points have been scored –  and ‘the scarecrow’ with both palms held in front of the face.

‘The halfa’ wave consists of keeping the base of the hand resting on the top of the steering wheel while raising the palm to the oncoming driver.

‘Mandatory Australian driving knowledge,’ the traveller wrote as he shared footage under the handle true_trippin of the varying types of waves.

Many commenters reacting to the video said they related to the series of hand gestures.

‘As an Aussie this is all true,’ one said. 

The Two for one salute is one of a series of gestures used by regional drivers

Brisbane married couple Elke and Zach Trueman have shared a video on TikTok outlining the different salutes offered by Outback Australian drivers

'The scarecrow' meanwhile consists of both palms held in front of the face towards the road

‘The scarecrow’ meanwhile consists of both palms held in front of the face towards the road

Many commenters reacting to the video said they related to the series of hand gestures, but others thought it was a custom that did not apply to city drivers

Many commenters reacting to the video said they related to the series of hand gestures, but others thought it was a custom that did not apply to city drivers 

‘Country people do it all the time,’ another wrote. 

Others though were quick to note the cultural practice was more common in regional Australia where seeing another driver on the road is more of an occasion.

‘Country people do this way more than people from the city,’ one person wrote.

‘Wait – why do you need to wave at others while driving?’ Another added.

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Triple M: Greg ‘Marto’ Martin selling ‘party home’ complete with rugby goalposts 

Triple M radio host and former Wallaby Greg ‘Marto’ Martin is selling his ‘party home’ of 24 years complete with rugby goalposts

Triple M Brisbane radio host Greg ‘Marto’ Martin is selling his home of 24 years.

The former rugby union fullback, 57, will auction off the fully restored, five-bedroom Queenslander in Brisbane’s Newmarket in June, according to realestate.com.au.

Fittingly for the former Wallabies star, the home even comes complete with a set of rugby goalposts in the backyard.

Going, going, gone: Triple M Brisbane radio host Greg ‘Marto’ Martin is selling his Brisbane home of 24 years

The two-storey hilltop home sits on a huge 1,346-square-metre block.

It’s also conveniently located just five kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.

The shock jock has a special connection to the home, having spent two decades personally renovating it – and raising his two children there.

‘This is the only home they’ve known,’ he said of his kids, both of whom are now in their early twenties.

Seller: The former rugby union fullback, 57, will auction off the fully restored, five-bedroom Queenslander in Brisbane's Newmarket in June, according to realestate.com.au

Seller: The former rugby union fullback, 57, will auction off the fully restored, five-bedroom Queenslander in Brisbane’s Newmarket in June, according to realestate.com.au

Location: The two-storey hilltop home sits on a huge 1,346-square-metre block, and is also conveniently located just five kilometres from Brisbane's CBD

Location: The two-storey hilltop home sits on a huge 1,346-square-metre block, and is also conveniently located just five kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD

Weddings, parties, anything! Martin also described the place as 'a real party house,' having hosted multiple milestone celebrations, including four 21sts and a wedding

Weddings, parties, anything! Martin also described the place as ‘a real party house,’ having hosted multiple milestone celebrations, including four 21sts and a wedding

Martin also described the place as ‘a real party house,’ having hosted multiple milestone celebrations, including four 21sts and a wedding.

The radio star and wife Cath share two children, daughter Hilary Martin, 22, and son Harry Martin, 21.

Greg earned 9 Wallabies caps in 1989 and 1990 and as well as hosting The Big Breakfast with Margaux Parker has also served as a commentator for Fox Sports Rugby Union.

Sad farewell: The shock jock has a special connection to the home, having spent two decades personally renovating the house - and raising his two children there

Sad farewell: The shock jock has a special connection to the home, having spent two decades personally renovating the house – and raising his two children there

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The sad reason this 1970s ‘Brady Bunch’ home at 60 Norman Parade Clayfield in Brisbane is being sold

‘Brady Bunch’ house straight out of the 1970s goes on the market – and kids of 91-year-old forced to sell up hope new owner will maintain the classic home

  • 1970s home is being sold because it’s 91-year-old owner has moved to aged care 
  • Architecturally designed home is in Brisbane’s inner-north suburb of Clayfield
  • Well-maintained house is attracting attention for it’s ‘completely original’ design

A four-bedroom 1971 ‘Brady Bunch’ home is being sold because it’s 91-year-old owner – who has Alzheimer’s – has moved into aged care.

The 718-square-metre architecturally designed residence at 60 Norman Parade in the inner-north suburb of Clayfield in Brisbane, Queensland, is on the market for  $1.3million. 

The property is being sold by the owner’s four children and is attracting attention for it’s ‘completely original’ design.

A four-bedroom architecturally designed ‘Brady Bunch’ home (pictured) is on the market 

The Brisbane home was designed by the famous local architects Hayes and Scott

The Brisbane home was designed by the famous local architects Hayes and Scott 

The house has been well-maintained and still has many original 1970s-style features

The house has been well-maintained and still has many original 1970s-style features 

‘The house was designed by prominent Brisbane architects Hayes & Scott,’ Ray White Clayfield agent Tony Cicchiello told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The house is very, very high quality … immaculate and totally and completely original.

‘The house is a cavity brick house, it has a distinctive Hayes & Scott’s signature with its chisel-shaped chimney. Lots of natural light and ventilation.’

The home’s other modernist features include floor to ceiling windows, skylights,  silver ash ceilings, a fireplace and feature walls.

The interiors of the residence include Robert Dunlop furniture and a slanted roof

The interiors of the residence include Robert Dunlop furniture and a slanted roof

Modernist features remaining in the home include floor to ceiling glass and silver ash ceilings

Modernist features remaining in the home include floor to ceiling glass and silver ash ceilings

Interiors include retro wallpaper, modernist lighting and a period kitchen.

The living, dining and kitchen areas are connected and lead to the study and three bedrooms.

There is also a separate master bedroom with an ensuite, a two car garage, balcony and paved courtyard.   

Clayfield in Brisbane’s inner north is one of the city’s oldest suburbs and offers residents tree-lined streets in close proximity to the city and schools. 

Mr Cicchiello said interested buyers have been diverse. 

‘It has been a whole cross section of the community. Young people and even retired people have looked at it and shown interest,’ he said.  

The sellers are hoping owner-occupiers will buy the house and maintain it, rather than knocking it down for multiple high-density dwellings.   

The house has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite (not pictured)

The house has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite (not pictured)

Clayfield is one of Brisbane's oldest suburbs and is close to the city and the airport

Clayfield is one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs and is close to the city and the airport 

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Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub shoppers are swearing by for getting rid of their stretch marks

The miracle $9.95 beauty buy that shoppers swear gets rid of their stretch marks and scars for good

  • Mum swears by ‘miracle’ $9.95 beauty product for clearing up her stretch marks
  • Eliza, from Brisbane, noticed a difference after using Frank Body’s Coffee Scrub
  • Her pictures show how much her skin has improved within 10 months of using it
  • The popular beauty buy has a near-perfect average star rating of 4.8 out of five

A first time mum is swearing by a ‘miracle’ $9.95 beauty product for clearing up her stretch marks just months after giving birth.

Eliza, from Brisbane, noticed a huge difference with her tummy after using Original Coffee Scrub by Australian brand Frank Body.

She shared a glowing review on Instagram, along with pictures, taken 10 months apart, showing how just much her skin has improved since using the product.

Eliza, from Brisbane, is swearing by a ‘miracle’ $9.95 beauty product for clearing up her stretch marks just months after giving birth. She shared photos 

The best-selling beauty buy, which costs $9.95 for 100grams or $16.95 for 200grams, claims to remove dry skin while helping to fade stretch marks, reduce cellulite and breakouts

The best-selling beauty buy, which costs $9.95 for 100grams or $16.95 for 200grams, claims to remove dry skin while helping to fade stretch marks, reduce cellulite and breakouts 

‘I just wanted to say your coffee scrub is amazing and really works! First picture taken one week postpartum and the second taken 10 months postpartum,’ she said.

The best-selling beauty buy, which costs $9.95 for 100grams or $16.95 for 200grams, claims to remove dry skin while helping to fade stretch marks, reduce cellulite and breakouts.

Described as a ‘must-have’, the product has been a huge hit among thousands of shoppers around the world, with a near-perfect average star rating of 4.8 out of five.

Many fans of the brand revealed they have been using the exfoliating scrub for ‘years’ because it ‘never fails to disappoint’.

Described as a 'must-have', the product has been a huge hit among thousands of shoppers around the world, with a near-perfect average star rating of 4.8 out of five

Described as a ‘must-have’, the product has been a huge hit among thousands of shoppers around the world, with a near-perfect average star rating of 4.8 out of five

Many fans of the brand revealed they have been using the exfoliating scrub for 'years' because it 'never fails to disappoint' (picture of a shopper using the coffee scrub)

Many fans of the brand revealed they have been using the exfoliating scrub for ‘years’ because it ‘never fails to disappoint’ (picture of a shopper using the coffee scrub)

‘I was so sceptical the first time someone suggested Frank body scrub. But that was six years ago now and it is still something I use every week,’ one customer wrote.

‘It’s amazing! It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and smooth. I use it top to toe and I feel so invigorated after using it and love the smell of coffee.’

Another added: ‘I’ve been using the scrub for about eight years and it’s an absolute staple in my shower. It’s cute but actually works! Hello glowing, bump free skin.’

Dozens claimed the product has helped removed blemishes from their body, including cellulite, stretch marks, lumps and bumps and even fake tan.

‘I started using this when I was pregnant with my second baby because my skin became so dry and itchy. This scrub was brilliant in helping both skin issues. I have minimal stretch marks and my skin is the smoothest it has ever been,’ one wrote.

And another added: ‘I have eczema and very sensitive skin, this is the only body scrub I can use that does not irritate or flare up my eczema. It also helps to get rid of my eczema as well as reduce the appearance of my stretch marks.’

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Scott Morrison reveals what he was REALLY doing while allegedly holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers

Scott Morrison reveals what he was REALLY doing when he was accused of holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers by a Labor leader

  • Scott Morrison has addressed allegations he held a $5000-per-head event  
  • Steven Miles was speaking at Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon 
  • He said the Prime Minister was hosting an exorbitant dinner at the same time 
  • Appearing on Sunrise, Mr Morrison said the dinner in question was impossible
  • The nation’s leader said he was watching Shrek with his daughter on Monday 

Scott Morrison has revealed he could not have possibly held the $5000-per head event a Labor leader accused him of earlier this week. 

Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a free Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon when he alleged Mr Morrison was holding an exorbitant dinner at the same time. 

‘Scott Morrison’s in town, he’s holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers, think about that,’ Mr Miles said at the event. 

Appearing on Sunrise on Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister addressed the allegations levelled against him by Mr Miles, claiming he was actually at home during the time in question. 

‘I was at home watching Shrek the musical with my daughter. There were no events that night,’ Mr Morrison said. 

Scott Morrison addressed allegations he held $5000-a-seat events during an appearance on Sunrise on Tuesday morning (pictured)

‘He can’t even get that right.’ 

During the speech, Mr Miles dropped the c-word when talking about the Prime Minister, later blaming his stutter for the mishap. 

‘Albo’s here with us at Labour Day while Scott Morrison’s charging $5000 a head to have dinner with him.

‘What a cun… contrast.’

When asked by host David Koch whether he was insulted by Mr Miles comments or if he believed the excuse, the Prime Minister said he had brushed it off. 

‘This bloke’s got a bit of form, I’ll let him defend his own thing. He should step up to the responsibility of his position.’

Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon comparing PM Scott Morrison with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese

Miles blamed his slip of the tongue on his stutter, saying he would 'never ever speak like that'

Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon comparing PM Scott Morrison with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese

In his speech, Mr Miles compared Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, who was in attendance at the free event, to Morrison’s ritzy dinner.

The MP, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words. 

At a press conference following the event, Mr Miles said the gaffe was the result of his stutter rather than a shot at the PM.

‘I understand I might have stuttered while speaking earlier and some in the crowd might have misheard,’ he said. 

‘What I said I want to be very, very clear that I was using the word contrast, the word contrast.’

The 43-year-old, who took over from Jackie Trad as deputy premier last year, said that despite his disagreements with Morrison’s policies, he would ‘never ever use language like that’. 

‘I understand that was a slight stutter and people might have misheard me but it certainly wasn’t my intention.’ 

Miles, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words

Miles, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words

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