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RAAF Amberley deploys troops to Afghanistan to evacuate Australians

The Australian Defence Force has deployed more than 250 personnel to support urgent Australian Government efforts to evacuate Australian citizens and visa holders from Afghanistan.  A KC-30A departed Amberley on Monday August 16 for Australia's main operating base in the Middle East and will commence refuelling operations in support of the...

Lifeflight launches trauma training program

In a Queensland first, LifeFlight Australia’s most senior Critical Care Doctors will educate members of the community on what they can do to help, during the initial, crucial minutes of a traumatic incident. First Minutes Matter Trauma Training is a free community safety education program offered online and in-person by LifeFlight’s...

Carnival of flowers to go ahead despite border closures

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will still go ahead next month despite the recent coronavirus lockdown in the Lockyer Valley and south east corner. High tea at Spring Bluff, Food and Wine, Grand Central Floral Parade and side show alley will be some of the events featuring during the September month...

Blair MP warns Australia left rescue mission to Afghanistan 'too late'

Federal Member for Blair says he holds grave concerns for Australian civilians and embassy workers left in Afghanistan, describing the Taliban takeover as a "humanitarian disaster". Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Shayne Neumann is accusing the Federal Government of waiting for too long to launch its evacuation mission to bring home...

Goodna boy charged over alleged attack on rugby legend Toutai Kefu

Police have charged a 15-year-old Goodna boy with attempted murder following ongoing investigations into an alleged burglary and wounding in Coorparoo this morning. Police were called to Buena Vista Avenue home at around 3am in relation to four people, a 47-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old...

Ipswich teens arrested over alleged attack on Toutai Kefu

  Two teenage boys from Ipswich suspected of violently attacking rugby legend Toutai Kefu and his family in their home are expected to be charged this afternoon. Police have taken the two 15-year-olds, from Springfield Lakes and Goodna, into custody. No charges have been laid at this stage. The former Wallabies player is...

Waste appeals against Ipswich council cost ratepayers $6million

Ipswich ratepayers have paid more than $6 million in legal fees so far in the council's legal fight against three separate waste companies. Council warns that bill could climb. Appeals against Ipswich City Council’s rejection of expansion plans at local landfills by Austin BMI Pty Ltd, Cleanaway Solid Water Pty Ltd and...

Epic win: Toowoomba secures NRL game

Diehard footy fans are waiting to get their hands on tickets to Sunday's NRL clash in Toowoomba. Three years after hosting its first NRL match, the Garden City is hosting the clash between the Dragons and the Rooster at Clive Berghofer Stadium. QRL spokesperson Rob Crow says hosting games of that standard...

Two people critically injured in crash in Logan

The LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service helicopter joined a multi agency emergency response to a collision between a car and mini bus, west of Tamborine on Sunday morning The Toowoomba LifeFlight SGAS and the Queensland Government (QGAir) helicopters both landed close to the crash site, on the road which had been cleared by Queensland Police Service (QPS)...
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