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Boy missing from Mount Warren Park

A boy (above) has been reported missing from Mount Warren Park.  The 12-year-old was last seen at a Milne Street address this afternoon but has not been seen or made contact with anyone since. He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 150cms tall with short brown hair and blue eyes. The...

Police appeal for help after sexual assault in Robertson

Police are hoping to identify a man (above and below) over the sexual assault of a woman in Robertson late last year. It's alleged the man grabbed the woman and exposed himself before leaving Lawrence Close on foot towards Barrett Street at around 5pm on December 28.. He is described as Caucasian...

Petition for work for dole death of Toowoomba teen

A petition is doing the rounds in support of local teen Josh Park-Fing who was killed on a work for the dole program in Toowoomba two years ago. The 18-year-old died after he fell from a trailer at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in 2016. The Australian Unemployed Workers Union petition wants the Federal...

Looming childcare cuts will hit local families where it hurts.

Federal Blair M.P Shayne Neumann says the latest government childcare cuts will only hurt local families.  It comes after secret data obtained by Labor showed families earning under $65,000 would have access to early education cut, from 24 to 12 hours per week.  Those over $65,000 will have their subsidises slashed to...

Everyday educational expenses are costing local families dearly.

It appears many Ipswich families are struggling to meet the basic costs of sending their children to school.  It comes as figures from The Smith Family suggest households are paying upwards of $2,000 per child each year, just to cover everyday expenses.  Acting C.E.O, Annette Young says they've launched their Back To...

The Darling Downs won't breathe easy after a damning C.S.G report.

A report reveals hospitalisations for circulatory and respiratory diseases in the Darling Downs have skyrocketed, increasing by up to 142% over 7 years, since the expansion of coal seam gas mining in the region.  Over the same period, pollutants reported by the C.S.G industry, which are known to cause cardio-pulmonary illnesses,...

Welfare recipient drug testing for Logan is still up for consideration.

Drug testing of Logan's welfare recipients will still be on the Federal Government agenda this year, despite the Senate blocking the plan and the government removing the drug-testing component from its Welfare Reform Bill in December.  The Courier Mail reports the Prime Minister said there will be fresh legislation to trial drug...

Two children missing from Slacks Creek

Concerns for a 10-year-old girl (above) and 12-year-old boy (below) missing from Slacks Creek. The children were last seen at a residence on Lovall Street just after midnight on January 15. Police hold concerns for their welfare due to their young age. The pair are described as Pacific Islander in appearance with long...

New medical interns to start rotations in Toowoomba and Ipswich

More than 740 new doctors have today begun their careers at public hospitals across Queensland.  Among the new starters are 35 interns at  lpswich Hospital and 40 at Toowoomba Hospital. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the doctors at a press conference in Brisbane this morning.  "I hope that a lot of these medical interns...

Fire destroys real estate business in Browns Plains

Police are investigating a suspicious blaze that destroyed a real estate business at Browns Plains this morning.  Fire crews were called to the property on Janita Drive at just before 2am to find it well-involved.  The owners had just bought the property last year and renovated it: "It is more important the stuff...