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PM backflips on $741m Queensland flood relief package

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has agreed to go halves with the State Government on its $741 million flood relief package after initially rejecting the request for help. The backtrack this morning comes just days after Mr Morrison told the State Government the funding was outside the scope of current disaster relief...

Ipswich Show will go on after easing of vax mandate rules

Ipswich Show organisers are ecstatic vaccine mandates will ease from April 14 with bumper crowds now expected at the event next month. You'll be able to attend the May 13-15 show regardless of whether you're vaccinated or not after the State Government announced an easing of restrictions. Ipswich Show Society president Darren...

'The stench is horrendous': Residents shut doors, windows to stop bad smell

Some Ipswich residents feel like prisoners in their own homes with the foul smell from waste facilities so intense they’re forced to close all windows and doors. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding is welcoming a State Government investigation into the stench emanating from Swanbank and New Chum areas. The stench has only got...

Morrison government rejects $741m Queensland flood relief package

The Federal Government has rejected calls from the Queensland Government to help fund a $741 million recovery package for flood victims. Last month, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to split the costs on a flood recovery package worth a total of $771m - including $30 million towards the...

Man shot walking home near Underwood residential estate

A man sustained gunshot pellet wounds to his legs and arms after a drive-by shooting at Underwood. Police said a 24-year-old man was walking down a communal driveway to a residential estate at Cristaldi Avenue about 10pm yesterday when a vehicle driving past fired a shot. The man made his way back...

Two men injured after forklift catches fire

Two people have been injured after a forklift caught fire at Carole Park, early Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to the workplace incident on Cobalt Street just after 2.30am. Paramedics, including critical care checked over two men who have suffered burns. A man in his 30s has been rushed to Royal Brisbane...

Queensland's COVID-19 vax mandate to be lifted at most venues

Queensland’s vax mandate banning unvaccinated people from entering cafes, restaurants, pubs, will be lifted. From 1am, Thursday, April 14 most venues that have been open only to vaccinated staff and patrons will be open to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The venues include:▪ Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants▪ Theme parks, casinos and...

IPSWICH| Search underway for man missing in Bremer River

Police are searching for a man who has entered a river at North Ipswich early this morning. The man was seen entering the Bremer River, near David Trumpy Bridge, just after 5.30am. A passer-by raised the alarm after he failed to surface. A land, water and air search is now underway to...

Community forum to be held on future of Booval Police station

Booval residents and business owners are invited to attend an Ipswich Police community forum to discuss future plans for the Booval policing division on Tuesday April 12, 2022. A recent review of policing establishments in Ipswich has identified Booval Police Station as outgrowing its suitability to accommodate staff and adequately serve...

Massive search underway for man missing since entering Bremer River

A man has entered the Bremer River at North Ipswich and failed to resurface, police say. A land, water and air search is now underway to find him. The man was seen entering the Bremer River, near David Trumpy Bridge, just after 5.30am. A passer-by raised the alarm after he failed to surface. The...

Investigations underway into wounding of man at Slacks Creek

Police are investigating after a man received a wound to the face at Slacks Creek overnight. A man self presented at the Logan Hospital at 1.20am with a wound to the face. Police attended at a Marday Street residence around 2am. The Slacks Creek man in his thirties remains in stable condition at...
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