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Man suffers significant hand injury in workplace accident

A man has been rushed to hospital following a serious workplace accident at Underwood in Logan.  It happened at a  Parramatta Road business around 5:30 this morning. Queensland Ambulance says that the man was taken to the PA Hospital with a significant hand injury after it reportedly became caught in a machine.  (Photo:...

QLD nurses call for better communication during Pfizer rollout

As Ispwich and Darling Downs healthcare workers prepare for vaccination training to give the Pfizer jab, the nurses union says federal leaders are yet to provide clear updates on rollout changes.   As of April 12, Toowoomba Hospital had vaccinated 2024, while Ipswich Hospital had given it to 2,059 of whom received...

Calls for Royal Commission into veteran suicides get louder

  The shadow minister for veterans' affairs is renewing his call for Royal Commission into veteran suicides. Member for Blair Shayne Neumann is hitting out at the Prime Minister, accusing Scott Morrison of sitting on his hands. That is despite Scott Morrison announcing in March he will no longer oppose a push to...

Woman airlifted after falling four metres down cliff

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman, after she fell down a cliff, while reportedly rock climbing, this morning. The rescue helicopter was called to an area, in the Scenic Rim region, just after 11am today.  Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics initially treated the woman, aged in her 20s, before the aeromedical crew...

Ipswich in running to win top tourism award

  Ipswich could be crowned Queensland's favourite tourism hotspot after being named as a finalist in the state's first ever Top Tourism Town Awards. Thirty-seven locations, including Ipswich and Warwick, have been nominated across small and large town categories, with the winner to go into the running to claim the national title. Queensland...

Toowoomba man dies in horror crash

A Toowoomba man, aged in his 20s, has died in a single vehicle crash on the Southern Downs overnight. Police say a sedan was travelling south on the New England Highway, where it lost control and flipped, before slamming into a pole in Allora.  The driver and only person in the car...

Brrrr: Temperatures plummet to low single digits

  You might have been reaching for a jumper this morning with temperatures plummeting to their lowest of the year across the south east and Darling Downs. Oakey reached 2.5C, Warwick got down to 2.5C and Roma just 4C. Temperatures at Amberley at 8C this morning. The temperatures are the lowest since October. Shane Kennedy,...

Inquest for slain police officer Brett Forte begins

  An inquest begins today into the shooting death of a Queensland police officer, near Gatton. Senior Constable Brett Forte was shot and killed by Rick Maddison who fired more more than 20 shots at him and other officers during a stand-off at a home in the Lockyer Valley, in May 2017. Maddison...

Missing Harrisville man located

UPDATE: The 56 year old man missing from Harrisville has been located safe and well. The media and public are thanked for their assistance.EARLIER: Kalbar police are appealing for urgent public assistance to help locate a 56-year-old Harrisville man  missing since Sunday morning.He parked his vehicle in North Street, Harrisville at around...

Calls for environmental clarity on proposed Inland Rail

Toowoomba council is wanting more detail on the environmental impacts during the construction of the Inland Rail. In a special meeting this week, council signed off on its response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Border to Gowrie section of the project, meaning the project is a step closer...

Want to earn $100,000? Go pick strawberries in Queensland

  A major cash incentive is being offered to entice fruit pickers to Queensland strawberry farms - including in Stanthorpe on the Southern Downs - as the industry grapples with a serious worker shortage. The winter fruit harvesting seasons usually requires around 70,000 workers but the pandemic has led to a shortage...

No AstraZeneca side effects for local business owner

For 72-year-old Paul Heymans getting the coronavirus vaccination was a no brainer.  It's not the first time the Wivenhoe Pocket resident and small business owner has taken a jab to the arm to help eradicate highly-infectious diseases that have caused devastation and wiped out millions of people worldwide. “I’m old enough, I...

Are Queensland's animal cruelty laws tough enough?

Animal welfare laws in Queensland are going under the microscope for the first time in two decades with the public being asked to have its say. The State Government is proposing a number of changes to the Animal Care and Protection Act, including tougher penalties for animal cruelty crimes. The Queensland branch...
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