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Firefighters settle in for a week of severe conditions

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Supplied.) Firefighters are bracing for a busy week ahead with temps expected to reach 40 plus in areas including Ipswich. Yesterday, the severe fire conditions sparked a blaze again at Ravensbourne north of Toowoomba -- despite the bushfire being contained there over a week ago. QFES Fire...

Blair MP backs royal commission into Defence veteran suicides

(Photo: Supplied.) Federal Blair MP Shayne Neumann (pictured above) says Labor has backed calls for a Royal Commission into Defence veteran suicides and has called on the Morrison government to act on the issue. He says enough is enough as there has been a shocking rate of suicide deaths amongst our veterans...

Police investigations find Pechey bushfire wasn't deliberate

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. Supplied.) A police task force into the cause of the Pechy bushfire, which burnt 20,000 hectares of land, has now concluded.  Police say there was no evidence that the fire was deliberately lit but could not determine the cause.

Workers locked out of pay negotiations at Primo

(Photo: EraserGirl. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.) Workers at a smallgoods factory at Wacol say they were disappointed to be locked out of the plant yesterday as they tried to negotiate a pay-rise. Unionists at the Primo plant staged a picket yesterday after being locked...

Goodna home destroyed by fire

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Supplied.) A house used by squatters has been destroyed by fire at Goodna overnight. Crews were called to the two storey home in Woogaroo Street at just before 1am. A 48-year-old man's been taken to hospital in a serious condition. The fire's cause is under investigation. 

Ipswich's Ash Barty claims Newcombe Medal

(Photo: Rob Keating from Canberra. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.) The 20-19 Newcombe Medal for Australia's outstanding tennis player of the year has gone to the women's World Number One from Ipswich - Ash Barty. The 23-year-old capped off an unforgettable season, becoming the...

Man seriously injured in crash at Walloon

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) A man has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition following a crash at Walloon early this morning.  Queensland Ambulance says it happened after his vehicle came off the Warrego Highway and hit a light pole at just before 5.  He was taken to the PA Hospital...

Summer officially here with heatwave conditions this week

(Photo: Crows Nest. Toowoomba Regional Council. Supplied.) Summer is officially here with temperatures soaring to heatwave conditions over the next couple of days.  It is expected to be  39 degrees by Friday in Ipswich and 40 in Gatton - 11 degree above average.   There was a little relief last night after a band...

Investigations into drive-by shooting at North Booval

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Investigations are underway after a man was shot at North Booval overnight. Police say at around 10pm, emergency crews responded to reports a man had been shot in the front yard of an Oxford Street address. Early investigation suggest, two shots were fired from a passing car, and...

"Months or more " before compo - but locals win big in flood negligence case.

It could be months, or longer, before victims of the 2011 floods get compensation - despite a judge finding in their favour in a billion-dollar class action.Almost 7000 Queenslanders have won a class action over the state's devastating 2011 floods, with a judge finding they were victims of negligence. NSW Supreme...
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