Latest News

Local News

Address Robodebt pain says local MP

A Royal Commission into the Federal Government's Robodebt scheme has been called on by the Member for Blair, to provide those in Ipswich, the Somerset and Karana Downs regions with answers. MP Shayne Neumann believes an inquiry is needed, to ensure it never happens to millions of Australians again, including locals...

A budget that deals with difficult times

The Ipswich Mayor has announced there will be a 2.75 per cent rate rise for home owners. We'll see a $232 million capital works program, with $850,000 supporting businesses, community and sporting organisations recover from Covid-19. Mayor Teresa Harding said Ipswich councillors have also voted against a pay rise. (Image supplied by Brian...

Grievous bodily harm of baby, Bundamba

Detectives from the Ipswich Child Protection Investigation Unit have today charged a man in relation to the alleged grievous bodily harm of a five-month-old baby at Bundamba. A major investigation centre was established under codename Operation Sierra Boston on June 23 after the infant was located unresponsive inside a residence at...

Tech issues stall opening of doctor's practice

IT problems have delayed the opening of a medical clinic on the Darling Downs, according to Health officials. The State Government had anticipated the reopening of the centre at Cecil Plains last week, after the town's only medical practice closed earlier this year. Residents have been travelling to Millmerran for medical services...

Public help needed following alleged indecent treatment

The alleged indecent treatment of a teenager at Logan Central last week, has prompted Police to hunt for a man they believe will be able to assist with investigations. Between 10 and 10.30am on Saturday, a 14-year-old girl was inside a store at a Wembley Road shopping centre, when a man...

Couple charged over South Brisbane shooting

A shooting incident in Archerfield earlier this month has resulted in a man and woman being charged. It's alleged on June 18, a man and woman argued with and assaulted a 61 year-old man at a Beatty Road car yard, before a volleys of shots were fired, causing damage to nearby...

Pandemic pushes up DV order infractions

There's been a record number of domestic violence orders broken in Queensland during the Covid lockdown. While figures in Ipswich remain steady at 155 cases per month, other parts of the state have seen a ten to 30 per cent rise in DV breaches. Ali Howarth from 1800 Respect said people who...

Queensland's fifth road fatality since Friday

  A 24-year-old man has died and a 21-year-old woman is in a critical condition following a traffic crash at Chambers Flat early this morning. Preliminary investigations suggest a Toyota Hilux travelling on Chambers Flat Road lost control and rolled near Kerry Road on Sunday, just before 1.30am. The man who was driving...

Missing Eastern Heights teenager found

The search for a teenage girl missing from Eastern Heights has ended well. The 15 year-old, unaccounted for since last Wednesday, has been found safe and unharmed. She's since been reunited with her family. Police thank you & the community for your help in this matter.    

Whoa that's one old tree

A famous 378-year-old Eucalypt named Gandalf has some leafy rivals out to shade its renowned longevity in North Maclean. The venerable senior citizen of the local ecosystem has been joined by what looms as an impressive family tree. Another round of tree-age testing conducted by Logan City Council has identified eight amazing...
If you have information on something happening near you or wish to contact the newroom use this link