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Man seriously injured in workplace accident at Ballandean

(Photo: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter. ) A man has been flown to hospital in a serious condition following a workplace incident on the Southern Darling Downs. Emergency crews were called to the site just before 8 this morning, following reports the 40-year-old's arms had been dragged into an industrial machine in Ballandean,...

Containers for Change clarifies lid refund claims

(Photo: Pixabay License. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.) Containers for Change says reports of people failing to get a refund for leaving lids on containers or bottles is simply untrue.  The company has released a statement today to clarify any confusion about the bottle or can drop off program.  They do...

Missing Redbank Plains mother and daughter found safe and well

(Photo: Queensland Police Service.) UPDATE:  The woman and child reported missing from Redbank Plains have both been located safe and well by police. EARLIER:  Police want our help to find a 46-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl reported missing from Redbank Plains. Rachel and Ruby Elkinswere last seen at an Avon Crescent address on Sunday,...

Wulkaraka man charged with drug offences following police intercept

(Photo: Queensland Police Service.) A Wulkaraka man has been charged with drug related offences following a routine police traffic intercept on the Western Downs.  Officers uncovered more than $40,000 of cannabis (pictured above) stuffed into dry dog food bags after the 55-year-old's Nissan Patrol was pulled over by police on the Leichhardt...

Friday's fire forces the closure of Upper Mt.Gravatt State School.

A school in Brisbane's South will remain closed today, after it went up in flames. The Upper Mount Gravatt State School was significantly damaged on Friday night, as fire tore through eight classrooms. Investigations are continuing, with Police believing the blaze was deliberately lit. Education officials are hoping the school can re-open for...

Racegoer behaviour makes Ipswich Cup even more of a success!

Revellers at Saturday's Ipswich Cup have been described as 'well behaved', after a successful event. More than 20,000 race-goers attended the Bundamba racecourse, along with 100 police officers and 150 security guards. Inspector Keith McDonald says with only around 6 arrests, overall they were impressed and pleased with the conduct of the...

Guess who pays to clean up Linc Energy's contamination?

Queensland taxpayers are spending almost $31 million over the next four years, to clean up land polluted by a private coal gasification plant. Linc Energy caused serious environmental harm by polluting the Western Downs site with hazardous contaminants, despite warnings from scientists. According to The Brisbane Times...the Department of Natural Resources, Mines...

After 5 days, still no sign of missing teenage girl from Beenleigh.

Police are appealing for your help to locate a teenage girl, missing from Beenleigh since Wednesday. The 13 year-old was last seen on June 12th, at corner of James and Kent Streets. There are concerns for the girl’s welfare, as she suffers from a medical condition. She's described as Aboriginal, around 160 centimetres...

Rescue Chopper called at South Burnett rally car event

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after separate crashes at a rally car event in the South Burnett.The patients suffered multiple injuries in different incidences with the RACQ Lifelight Rescue Chopper being called.The aeromedical crew stabilised the patients before being transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable...

Man passes away in motorbike crash near Warwick

  A man has passed away after a motorcycle crash on private property near Warwick.The Courier Mail reports paramedics were called to the property at Cullendore Road around 6:30 after reports the man had crashed into a tree.The man had suffered significant head and facial injuries and was pronounced dead at...
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