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One win apiece for the major parties in Logan's 2 Federal seats.

Voters in Logan’s two Federal seats have returned their two sitting M.P's. In a “surprise” win in Forde, the L.N.P’s Bert Van Manen (pictured right) was returned and Labor’s Jim Chalmers (pictured left) was re-instated in Rankin. Mr.Van Manen held his seat with a 7.8% margin, fending off Labor’s Des Hardman...while Mr.Chalmers...

Great Scott! It's al-WRIGHT for Coalition M.P Mr.Buchholz.

Despite the election result nationally certainly coming as a surprise, the result in the seat of Wright wasn't. Incumbent member Scott Buchholz (pictured) has been returned for another term, with a 3.8% swing to the Coalition M.P. Mr.Buchholz spoke to The Gatton Star...crediting his volunteers for the win, and thanking the voters...

A QLD. Audit Office report gives Ipswich City Council an 'F' for fail.

A lack of documentation to support transactions, was one of several financial issues raised by the Queensland Audit Office, about Ipswich City Council. In its audit of the State's local governments, the office warned "good governance and financial stewardship" was not a priority for many of Queensland's 76 councils. The Q.T reports...

Please help us to locate these 2 missing girls...missing since Friday.

We need your help to locate two missing Zillmere girls, aged 12 and 13. The pair were last seen at around 4:30 p.m last Friday in Stanley Street, South Brisbane. Police hold concerns for their safety and well-being due to their young age. Both are Aboriginal in appearance and 160 cm tall...one is...

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019: Blair too close to call

(Photo: A LNP volunteer at the East Ipswich polling booth today. River 949's Toni Thompson.) The local seat of Blair remains on a knifes edge as counting continues in the 2019 Federal election. Labor incumbent Shayne Neumann is sitting on 53.2% of the vote with Robert Shearman close on his heels with...

Sacked Logan councillor Stacey McIntosh can apply for Legal Aid

A court has heard a sacked Logan councillor accused of siphoning more than 180-thousand dollars from an engineering company is having trouble finding a defence lawyer.  The Brisbane District Court has heard a trial date had been set for August 19.. but Stacey Lee McIntosh has no legal representation and a...

Teenage boy missing from Ipswich

(Photo: Queensland Police Service.) A search is on to find a teenage boy missing from Ipswich for more than three months.  The 16-year-old (pictured above) was last seen at Cameron Park,  Brisbane Road on February 7. Police say the teen, has been living an itinerant lifestyle and couch surfing, has associates in the...

Police incident at a Newtown pub

(Photo: The scene of the incident at Newtown in Toowoomba. Seven News.) UPDATE:  A man has been arrested after a firearm was discharged at a Newtown pub.. Two  officers conducted a walk-through of a Gowrie Mountain Road Hotel when its alleged a man they were talking to became aggressive, producing a firearm, which...

Three men on run over armed robbery at Greenbank

The hunt continues for three men armed with a machete, axe and metal wrench after the robbery of a tavern at Greenbank. Police say the trio went to the front entrance of the Pub Lane business around 3:30 this morning .. where they confronted a 45-year-old male security guard. They then forced...

Sacked health boss vows not to go quietly...launching a lawsuit.

The former boss of Metro South Hospital and Health service, who was fired amid the South East’s hospital debacle, has taken the State Government to the Industrial Relations Commission. Dr.Stephen Ayre (pictured), who ran five hospitals including Logan Hospital, was sacked late last month. In an affidavit, Dr.Ayre alleges suffering significant damage...
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