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All systems go at local councils after Covid lockdown

Ipswich and Logan City Councils various facilities re-opened after the three day lockdown ended overnight on January 11.  While council services are open and operating social distancing and face mask requirements haven been maintained by visitors and staff.  State Government restrictions in effect until January 22 include carrying a mask and wearing...

Locals advised of shady concrete business operator

Queenslands building industry watchdog issued a public warning about a dodgy unlicensed concreter following allegations of unlawful conduct including taking excessive deposits for building work. The QBCC urged consumers contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Paul Coplick and his associated business Coppos Concreting. The building industrys Acting Commissioner Kate...

Cleaner's partner tests positive to highly-contagious UK strain

The partner of a cleaner at a Brisbane quarantine hotel who tested positive to the highly-contagious UK variant of coronavirus, has also tested positive. The partner has been in quarantine since 7 January; however, contact tracing is underway and Queensland Health has identified new venues of concern. Anyone who has been to...

Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan out of lockdown but masks to stay

The Greater Brisbane lockdown will end tonight as planned but masks will be mandatory in some places with the spread of the highly-contagious UK coronavirus strain still a threat. For residents living in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redlands, the three-day lockdown ends at 6pm, meaning people can leave their...

Tullys damning assessment of flood compo lawsuit

A 10 year delay in finalising the 2011 Brisbane River flood class action has been described as an abuse of process and one of the worst travesties of justice ever seen in Australia. Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully says SEQ Water and Sun Water are standing behind insurance companies fighting 7,000 flood...

Fears for the welfare of missing Ipswich man

There has been an appeal for your help to locate a 59-year-old man reported missing from a Redbank Plains care facility on December 10. Desmond Pittman was last seen leaving the Cotton Crescent centre at around half-past-12 on Sunday afternoon and may be in the Redcliffe area. He has been described as...

Fatal traffic crash, Captains Mountain (Millmerran)

A 70-year-old Bundaberg man has died from his injuries sustained in a single vehicle traffic crash at Captains Mountain on Christmas Day. Around 7am a Hyundai hatchback travelling south on the Gore Highway veered off the road before striking a culvert causing the vehicle to roll. The driver and sole occupant of...

Woman carrying UK-strain flew into Queensland

Queensland has recorded zero cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours. However, Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed a female passenger carrying the UK strain of the virus flew from Melbourne to Brisbane on a Jetstar flight JQ570 on January 5 . The woman was cleared of all symptoms and isolated...

Missing teen known to frequent Ipswich

Police are calling on the public to help find a 16-year-old girl, missing from South Brisbane for nearly three weeks now. Shannae was last seen at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba on December 19. Investigators have renewed public appeals to help locate the Spring Hill teen, after failing to find her...

Traffic chaos on highways with lockdown just hours away

Traffic is at a standstill on many of the main highways near Brisbane as people try to both enter and leave the city, before lockdown begins at 6pm. At 8am, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redlands is going into a three-day lockdown after a cleaner at...
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