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Drivers beware: Tough mobile phone rules roll out

Touching or resting a mobile phone on any part of the body while driving will come at a hefty cost as new laws come into effect in Queensland today. Anyone caught holding a mobile phone in their hand or resting it on their lap, or anywhere else the body, while driving...

Concerns for safety of missing Brassall man

Police are asking for the public's help to Oliver White who is missing from Brassall as his family have major concerns for his safety.  The 40-year-old was last seen on Wellington Street, at 1pm, on Saturday.  There are fears for his wellbeing as he suffers from a medical condition. Mr White is described...

Concern for 45-year-old man missing from Eight Mile Plains

Police are seeking urgent public assistance to locate missing 45-year-old man, Johnathan Turner. It is believed Johnathan was last seen at Kirstin St, Eight Mile Plains around 11 pm on Friday (July 23). Some information suggests he has also been in the Kuraby area. Police and family have concern for his welfare as...

Rental shortage grips Ipswich and Toowoomba

  It is no secret small business owners are being squeezed out of rentals while homelessness is on the rise across Queensland, as the true toll of a post-pandemic economy reveals itself. Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce chief executive Todd Rohl says the rental market across the city is “really tight”, which is...

Queensland flight attendant sparks urgent plea for covid-19 tests

Regional parts of Queensland are on alert after a flight attendant crewed six trips between Brisbane, Longreach, Gladstone and Hervey Bay while infected with coronavirus. The woman, aged in her 30s, works for Qantas’ regional service. She came forward for testing on July 21 despite showing symptoms on July 13. It is...

Logan house fire leaves man in serious condition

A man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a house fire in Logan. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson says crews arrived to find large flames at the back of the Eagleby property last night, at around 8.30pm. It took firefighters less than an hour to contain...

Fatal crash, Captains Mountain

A woman and child have died following a crash between a car and truck at Captains Mountain on Thursday (near Toowoomba). Early inquiries suggest around 7.20am a truck and Toyota SUV were involved in the incident on the Gore Highway. Police and emergency services attended however sadly, a 35-year-old woman and a...

Three people including two children seriously injured in crash near Millmerran

Three people including two children have been seriously injured in a crash on the Darling Downs.  Police say it happened when a truck and Toyota SUV collided on the Gore Highway,  west of Millmerran , at just before 7:30 this morning.  Queensland Ambulance says a male toddler has sustained serious facial injuries...

Queensland shuts out New South Wales but masks to stay

Queensland is slamming its border shut to all of New South Wales as the southern state continues to grapple with a surge of coronavirus cases. Despite the hard border closure, Queensland has recorded no new cases of community transmission for the second day in a row. Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young...

Local cinemas awarded grants to keep projectors rolling

Three independent cinemas in Brisbane’s western suburbs and Ipswich have received grants totalling $205,000 – through the Morrison Government’s $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) Fund. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said more than $8.7 million had now been allocated...

Lockyer Valley Council hands down it's 2021/22 Budget

Lockyer Valley Regional Council has today adopted a “responsible and sustainable” 2021/22 Budget.  Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said this year’s Budget continued Council’s trend of sound financial management. “This year’s Budget is about the future and is centred on strengthening the foundations for the sustainability of our region. “As a result, we have been able to keep the general rate increase...

Animal welfare advocates push for tougher penalties in Act review

For the first time in 20 years, the Animal Care and Protection Act is being reviewed and animal welfare advocates are pushing for harsher penalties inline with public opinion. Consultations closed in May with more than 2000 submissions received from organisations and individuals. RSPCA Queensland is zeroing in on a few key...
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