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Covid vax mandate rules come into effect from today

The vaccine mandate starts today as many businesses across Queensland come to terms with the new rules. From today, unvaccinated people will be banned from pubs, clubs, cafes, cinemas and restaurants that will have covid restrictions lifted provided all patrons are fully vaccinated. There is no opt-out option for non-essential businesses to...

Premier announces Queensland mask mandate as cases surge interstate

The Queensland mask mandate returns over the Christmas and New Year period as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s a small price to pay for our freedoms. As of 1am on Saturday, 18 December, masks are mandatory across Queensland in the following locations: in shops, hospitals and aged care, on public transport,...

Twin baby bilbies born at Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich animal lovers are being invited to name two new twin baby bilbies born at the Ipswich Nature Centre.They are believed to be about 13 weeks old and were discovered by staff on September 15 described as the size of a couple of jellybeans in their mother, Juniper’s pouchIpswich Mayor...

Investigations continue into armed robbery at a Waterford West hotel

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a hotel at Waterford West overnight. Preliminary investigations indicate that around 1.40am, a man and woman attended the Chambers Flat Road business in a red Mazda 323 hatchback. The pair entered through the front door into the gaming room where the woman sat, while the...

22 new COVID-19 cases in Queensland as three Omicron infections identified

Queensland has recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases, 18 were in the community for between one to seven days as health authorities urge people to begin wearing masks indoors. Two cases were detected in home quarantine, two in hotel quarantine. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says the community cases are in: Brisbane South, Brisbane...

Unvaccinated will be banned from some Ipswich Council facilities

Unvaccinated people will be banned from some Ipswich City Council-controlled facilities with proof of vaccination required for entry. From Friday, December 17, everyone will be required to register via the Check in Qld App and provide proof of vaccination/medical exemption. Only fully vaccinated (16+ years) or medically exempt people are permitted to...

Six new local Covid cases as health experts predict Omicron to move quickly through Qld

Queensland has recorded six new community Covid cases as health authorities reverse a decision to force hundreds of passengers on two Covid-exposed flights into 14 days quarantine. The new cases are located in Goondiwindi, Wide Bay, Townsville, Gold Coast and Brisbane South. Health authorities have now deemed the majority of passengers on...

Ipswich in top list of lotto wins

Ipswich is one of the luckiest towns in Queensland. The Lott has revealed the Australian regions with the most division one lottery wins in 2021. The greater Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset region came out on in the top five of the state, with seven division one entries totalling $17.6 million. It was tied...

Ipswich to ditch former mayor Paul Pisasale's name from major bridge and road

A major bridge and a road named after disgraced former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale will both be renamed. Paul Pisasale Bridge at Springfield, and Pisasale Drive, Yamanto will both be stripped of the former mayor’s name due to his criminal history. Six out of the nine councillors voted in favour of removing Pisasale's...

Toowoomba man arrested over alleged child abuse material found on phone

A Toowoomba man is facing a maximum penalty of 15 years behind bars after allegedly being caught with child abuse material on his mobile phone. Officers raided the 25-year-old's Glenvale home last month, where investigators seized a mobile phone containing child abuse material that police allege belong to the man. The investigation...

Mask mandates considered if local Covid cases rise in Qld

There have been four new cases of coronavirus recorded in Queensland overnight, three are interstate acquired in quarantine and one is an overseas traveller. The overseas case is in hotel quarantine and has been confirmed to have contracted the Omicron strain of the virus, believed to have been acquired in Kenya. Queensland's...

Toowoomba cops seize massive cannabis haul worth $11m

A massive haul of cannabis with a street value of $11.2 million has been seized by Toowoomba police. A 37-year-old New South Wales man has been remanded in custody to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on February 14 after being refused bail. Toowoomba detectives allege around 4.50pm on December 7 officers...
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