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Covid credit soars but there is a silver lining

New figures revealed regional and rural Australians increasingly turned to credit to help manage basic household expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The latest consumer survey also suggested the struggle to deal with essential service providers with telcos slammed for a lack of support and customer service.  Lauren Solomon from the Consumer Policy...

Toowoomba woman drowns on Sunshine Coast

A tragic start to the school holidays after a woman drowned on the Sunshine Coast. Police confirmed the 34-year-old woman, on holidays from Toowoomba, was swimming at Coolum Beach around 6.45am on Monday, when she ran into trouble in the water. Aaron Purchase from Surf Life Saving QLD said surfers pulled her...

Dementia Action Week uncovers discrimination and exclusion

A new survey found Australians living with dementia are facing significant levels of exclusion and discrimination. Three in four people who live with Dementia have said people don’t keep in touch like they used to while 65 percent said people they know have been avoiding or excluding them. The findings were released...

Corporate Plan provides Ipswich city future vision

One of the most important projects delivered this term has been launched by Ipswich City Council by creating a vision for the citys future in consultation with residents. The development of a new Corporate Plan has included a 20 year community vision that will ensure the evolving needs of the diverse...

Holiday warning after spate of serious motorbike crashes

A plea from RACQ LifeFlight Rescue for anyone taking the motorbike out for a joyride these school holidays to vigilant. The warning followed a spike in motorcycle crashes across the south east. "In the space of roughly 12 weeks our choppers have responded to around 30 motorbike crashes, which is about a...

Downs teenager badly hurt in 'hooning' crash

A Darling Downs teenager has been seriously injured after a car being chased by police crashed into a creek-bed.Five people including the 16 year old from Warwick were taken to hospital after a number of vehicles were seen hooning on the Gold Coast.Police went to intercept one of the cars...

Wacol pedestrian sustains 'significant' injuries

A pedestrian has sustained 'significant' leg injuries after being hit by a car at Wacol, in Brisbane's west on Sunday morning.Paramedics including critical care and High Acuity Response Unit were called to the incident around 2.30am.A man in his 20s was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious...

Tanks to Toowoomba Council for water tank rebate extension

As part of water security initiatives for the region Toowoomba Regional Council approved an extension to the water tank rebate. The updated scheme will be open until June 30 next year for commercial or residential property owners on a water supply network with intentions to buy a water tank. The scheme is...

Garden City's blooming spectacular annual event begins

Floral Friday on September 18 signalled the start of 10 glorious days of celebrations that is Toowoomba's 71st Carnival of Flowers. This year's event now underway features over 170,000 blooms across the Garden City's parks and public spaces the new region wide food trail the dog friendly Petals and Pups program...

Ipswich man tests positive to Covid-19

A worker from Ipswich Hospital has tested positive to coronavirus.   The man, who's in his 60s, was a contact of a confirmed case.   Health Minister Steven Miles said he was already in quarantine after coming into contact with that known case.    "The positive result came in on his 10th day in quarantine test,"...
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