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3 years after being promised, Ipswich Hospital gets its first new ward in 6 years.

The State's Health Minister has announced funding for a new $25 million 26 bed ward at Ipswich Hospital, as the region battles against the Coronavirus pandemic. Steven Miles says funding for Ward 6-D is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2017 election commitment, for the first stage of the expansion and refurbishment...

Prison guard's positive result places jail inmates into isolation.

A Wacol prison is in lockdown, after confirmation of a custodial corrections officer testing positive to Covid-19. The officer, who works at the Wolston Correctional Centre, had come into contact with a number of colleagues and prisoners during multiple shifts earlier this week. In a statement to the Courier Mail...Queensland Corrective Services...

Ms.Mutton proves 'she's no meak & mild lamb' for Bundamba's by-election.

The Greens candidate for the Bundamba by-election, Danielle Mutton has hit the hustings today, ahead of this weekend's poll. Ms.Mutton says investing in local schools, health care, new & affordable public transport, creating jobs and supporting local businesses to thrive are among her campaign policies. She says she would also like to...

Virus cases in Qld. surpass 400, with a death confirmed in Toowoomba.

A 68-year-old Darling Downs man has died from Coronavirus, after catching the disease onboard a cruise ship, that docked in Sydney last week. Garry Kirstenfield, who had a serious underlying medical condition, passed away in the intensive care unit in Toowoomba Hospital. His family remains in self-isolation. Queensland has recorded 46 new confirmed...

COVID-19: Logan council offers help for ratepayers, cuts business fees and charges

(Photo: Supplied.) Logan City Council has announced a relief package today to help struggling residents and businesses affected  by the coronavirus pandemic. Interim Administrator Tamara O'Shea outlined the first phase of the package at a specially convened council meeting this morning It includes immediate assistance for rate payers, suspending debt recovery measures and...

Ipswich council to shut swimming pools due to COVID-19

(Photo: Orion Lagoon. Supplied.)All swimming pools within the Ipswich City Council area will be closed from 5 this afternoon due to the coronavirus crisis. Goodna, Bundamba, Leichhardt and Rosewood pools will be shut to the public as well as Orion Lagoon, Riverheart Parkland water play area and the privately owned Robelle...

Police investigate house fire at East Toowoomba

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A crime scene has been set up at the scene of a house fire at East Toowomba.  Emergency crews arrived to find the Herries Street address well-involved at around 11:30 last night.  The home was vacant at the time.  Police are asking for anyone who was in the area ...

Further cases of Covid 19 results in added stricter control measures.

Further restrictions have been placed on public gatherings, to deal with the Coronavirus threat. From midnight tonight, only five people will be allowed to attend a wedding. Essentially, the couple, a celebrant, and 2 witnesses...and they must practice social distancing. It's the same with funerals, but 10 mourners will be allowed to attend. We're...

Big goals form the foundation of Bundamba candidate's campaign.

Labor's Bundamba by-election candidate Lance McCallum (pictured) has vowed to fight for secure local jobs, and the very best education and training, healthcare and public transport if he's elected this weekend. Mr.McCallum has worked in areas of Health and Natural resources in state government, and with the Labor Union movement. He says...

Queensland's confirmed Covid 19 cases edges closer to 400.

78 new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in Queensland. The Darling Downs has recorded 3 new cases, increasing the confirmed diagnoses to a new total of 15. While the West Moreton region now has 13 confirmed cases of Covid 19, after 3 more people came down with the virus. The total across...
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