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Zero community cases in Qld amid latest Covid panic

Queensland has recorded zero community Covid cases just a day after an unvaccinated rideshare driver tested positive and spent 10 days in the community while infectious. Police are investigating if the 36-year-old was turned away at the Gold Coast border a number of times, before finally illegally entering while sick with...

Dinosaur discovered in Ipswich coal mine is vegetarian

Fossil footprints found in an Ipswich coal mine have long been thought to be that of a large ‘raptor-like’ predatory dinosaur, but scientists have found they were instead left by a timid long-necked herbivore.  University of Queensland palaeontologist Dr Anthony Romilio recently led an international team to re-analyse the footprints, dated...

Baby zebra welcomed at Darling Downs zoo

A new baby zebra has been born at the Darling Downs Zoo as part of a world-wide breeding program. The foal was born last week. She has wasted no time getting on her feet and racing around her enclosure. Co-Owner Stephanie Robinson has been named Zaphyra, which she says is only fitting...

Ipswich petrol price hits "eye-watering" record high

Bad news if your tank is running low, petrol prices have hit a record high in Ipswich. The average cost of unleaded has peaked at 174.8 cents per litre across the region on Thursday. That's more than four cents higher than the previous record, set just last month.  Renee Smith from RACQ says...

Afternoon thunderstorms to strike parts of south east and Darling Downs

Intense rain, wild winds and huge hailstones are expected to hit parts of south-east Queensland and the Darling Downs this afternoon. BOM has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast, as storm systems develop in the north west and south east of...

Gold Coast Uber driver tests positive ahead of Super Saturday vax blitz

  UPDATE: 1.45PM An Uber spokesperson has confirmed the Gold Coast mas has not driven for the rideshare company for about a month. “We can confirm that this driver-partner has not driven with the Uber platform since September 19th," the spokesperson said. “We work with public health authorities in each state, and have processes...

Investigations continue into serious motorbike crash at Logan

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash at Loganholme, which resulted in a motorcycle rider sustaining critical injuries. Preliminary investigations indicate that around 8.48 on Wednesday morning, a black and green 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling eastbound along Bryants Road when it collided with a gold 2003 Nissan Pulsar sedan which...

Premier’s message to anti-vaxxers: ‘Prepare to weather Covid storm alone’

As the Premier’s regional Covid-19 vaccination tour continues, she warns “the storm is coming” and says those who are unvaccinated will be left to weather it alone. In Maryborough today, Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed another 24 hour period of zero locally-acquired cases recorded while an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine has...

CCTV captures ute wanted over hit and run in Sumner

Detectives have released CCTV footage of the driver of a white ute wanted over a hit-and-run incident at a hoon rally east of Ipswich. The video footage shows a white Holden Commodore VE ute flying down Spine Street, in Sumner, on Saturday night, as hoons scrambled into their cars when police...

Body of man found at Eagleby

UPDATE:  A report will be prepared for the coroner after the body of a man was found in Logan.  The 60 year old was reported missing from an Eagleby address on Saturday. Anyone with information to police.   EARLIER:  Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man reported missing in the Eagleby area. The 60...

Darling Downs business offers cash incentives for Covid jab

A major Darling Downs employer is being praised for offering cash incentives to encourage staff to get their coronavirus jabs in a bid to get the entire workforce vaccinated. And, it appears to be working. Meat processor JBS, west of Toowoomba, is offering $30 per jab to its more than 900 staff....

Jab deadline set for unvaccinated to be protected by Qld reopen date

Unvaccinated Queenslanders are being warned they have 12 days to get the covid jab to ensure they are fully protected by December 17 when the state’s borders open and Delta inevitably makes its way into the state.. The state has recorded zero new local cases as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk reveals...
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