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Fardon slips out of Salisbury...but question is: where is he now?

The Premier has responded to community anger, over a serial sex offender living close to a school and childcare centre, stressing everything possible has been done from a legal standpoint. 70-year-old Robert John Fardon was freed from a supervision order in January, and up until yesterday...was living in Salisbury, in Brisbane's...

Better start preparing for Cyclone Oma...just to be on the safe side.

There's now a distinct possibility Tropical Cyclone Oma could cross the Queensland coast by the weekend.  The category three system is inching Westwards, whipping up big swells, on top of the very high tides on Southern beaches. The Weather Bureau says coastal erosion is possible from tomorrow, while gale force winds of...

Ipswich rubbish & recycling industry is too good to 'waste' says M.P.

Ipswich M.P Jennifer Howard believes the city can grow on its waste industry, and come up with a better solution to manage its rubbish issues. Ms.Howard says the introduction of the Waste Levy on July 1st, will help Ipswich move forward, to deal with the tonnes of garbage dumped in areas...

12-year-old boy missing from Browns Plains

(Photo: Queensland Police Service.) A search is on to find a young boy missing from Browns Plains since Sunday February 17.  The 12-year-old (pictured above) was last seen around 4.30pm at a Kensington Street address before leaving the premises. Police are concerned for the boy’s welfare due to his young age. He is described...

CCTV footage released in Karawatha shooting investigation

(Photo/Video: Queensland Police Service.) Police want to identify two vehicles, which were in the area around the time of a shooting, at Karawatha in Brisbane's South.  40-year-old Megan Kirley was found dead at a Wembley Road address around 3am on February 9.  Detective Craig Morrow says they have released CCTV footage (see below)...

Barrister Sam Di Carlo to face corruption trial

(Photo: Nine News.) High profile barrister Sam Di Carlo (pictured above) is to face trial on allegations he influenced an Ipswich mayor to champion a property development. Di Carlo is accused of offering Paul Pisasale a percentage of profits in return for the now former mayor's support for a development at Yamanto. The...

Ipswich spitter has sentence extended

An Ipswich woman, who is known for frequently spitting at prison guards, will spend another six months behind bars for the offence. Tammy Maree Duffy had her jail term extended beyond September after pleading guilty to four counts of serious assault in a Brisbane Court today.  While handing down her sentence, Justice...

Toowoomba Council considers using Wivenhoe pipeline

The Toowoomba Council is considering using its Wivenhoe pipeline for the first time. Councillor Nancy Sommerfield told the Chronicle that there has been briefing to discuss the use of the $187 million pipeline to pump water from Wivenhoe Dam up the Range. It comes after levels at Lake Cressbrook Dam, which supplies...

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie suspended

(Photo source: Racenet.) Toowoomba racehorse trainer Ben Currie (pictured above) has had his license suspended after fresh allegations of serious animal cruelty. Currie is facing seven new breaches stemming from an ongoing investigation by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.  The allegations include using an electric shock device known as a 'jigger' on two...

Local Councils join forces, to address waste disposal issues.

A number of local councils are working together, to come up with a rubbish solution. Ipswich, Logan, Lockyer Valley and Somerset Councils have applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, for authorisation to invite expressions of interest, regarding future waste disposal and resource recovery services. Logan Council's Waste Manager, Michael Asnicar...
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