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Coalition's home buyer super plan receives mixed reaction

Prime Minister Scott Morisson’s last-ditch attempt to win over voters has received a mixed reaction. Mr Morrison used the Liberal Party's official election campaign launch yesterday to announce it's Super Home Buyer Scheme which would allow first home buyers to access 40 per cent of their superannuation up to a maximum...

Reports of gunshots at Redbank overnight as police call for witnesses

Police are calling on witnesses to come forward after reports of gunshots at Kirton Street, Redbank. Around 11.45pm on Sunday, police were called following multiple reports of gunshots in the street, near a residence. Nobody was injured. A dirt bike and dark coloured vehicle were seen leaving the area shortly after. Police believe the...

Delivery driver robbed at knifepoint, accused to face court

A man has been accused of robbing a food delivery driver at knifepoint, then stealing his car, in a brazen daylight crime on a Toowoomba street. Around 3.45pm on Tuesday, April 26, police allege two men approached a food delivery driver on Betty Street, with one of the men producing a...

Man dies after police shooting

UPDATE Sunday 5:55pm A 27-year-old man has been shot by police this afternoon after officers were called to One Mile at Ipswich following reports of a man armed with a firearm.   Police were called around 11.15am to Ernest Street, where an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act was made at...

Serious crash, Ipswich

Police are seeking witnesses to a serious car and motorcycle crash at Camira on Saturday. Around 2pm today, a black Suzuki GSX-R 750 was travelling west along Kertes Road when it collided with a red Toyota Carolla. The 39-year-old male rider was transported to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. The...

Andrew Symonds dies in Townsville car crash

Queensland cricketing great Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash near Townsville on Saturday night. The single-vehicle crash happened in Hervey Range shortly before 11pm. Police believe his car had been travelling along Hervey Range Road when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services tried to revive the 46-year-old but he...

Drivers and homeowners urged not be complacent in ongoing flood event

  As rainfall continues to inundate Queensland, residents are urged to ensure they're prepared for the deluge. More than a dozen flood warnings are current across several regions, with 500 flooded roads across Queensland - and the situation changing rapidly. People are being told to avoid any unnecessary travel, while securing cars and...

South-east Queensland flooding emergency

Hundreds of homes across Laidley are facing floodwater inundation, as the SES responds to more than 150 calls for help as parts of Queensland deal with a flooding emergency. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is advising people who live near river and creek catchments to be vigilant. “This rain is causing a lot of...

Labor commits to splash $200 million at the Great Barrier Reef

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is targeting climate conscious voters today, pledging to splash cash at the Great Barrier Reef if the party wins government. He has taken his election campaign to Fitzroy Island, off Cairns announcing almost $200 million for research, restoration and sustainable fishing initiatives.  Mr Albanese says protecting the Reef is...

List of Qld schools closed due to wild weather

There are 69 state schools closed today due to the wet weather. Plenty of schools, while not officially closed, are advising parents to keep their children at home today, if possible. Below list is current as at 11am, Friday, May 13.  For updated list visit https://closures.qld.edu.au/schools.html   Abercorn State School 957 Wuruma Dam Road   Allora P-10 State School 21...

Major flood warning issued for Condamine River

   The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a major flood warning for the Condamine River with residents asked to prepare now for possible inundation. Toowoomba Regional Council's Local Disaster Management Group has this morning issued an emergency alert for areas surrounding the Condamine River. Areas which may be impacted include Cecil Plains,...
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