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Ipswich man charged over child abuse material

A 35-year-old Ipswich man is due to appear in court today, charged with child exploitation offences following an Australian Federal Police investigation.  Officers pounded on a home in Gailes in January, following a tip-off from child protection workers in the US, who had supicions someone in Queensland was uploading child abuse...

Jets pay tribute to league legend Tommy Raudonikis

The Ipswich Jets have paid tribute to rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis, who has lost his battle with throat cancer. Raudonikis passed away this morning, just days before his 71st birthday. He made more than 200 appearances for Western Suburbs Magpies, 24 games for the Blues and 20 tests for Australia. Raudonikis was...

Storm affected residents given helping hand with cleanup

Ipswich residents struggling to clean up after last year's Halloween hailstorms are being offered some relief. Ipswich City Council has waived tip fees until May 9th for residents living in Springfield Lakes, Rosewood and Willowbank. The minimum charge for disposal of general waste by a resident of Ipswich City is $12 for...

Domestic violence on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic

A local domestic violence support service is calling for more government funding as it grapples with a significant spike in women seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic. The Domestic Violence Action Centre - which services Greater Ipswich, the Darling Downs and Somerset regions - helped 8,900 victims and survivors last year...

Slow releases from Somerset Dam

There will be slow releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam over the next few days. These releases are to transfer water to Wivenhoe Dam and may cause the lake level in Wivenhoe to rise by more than 0.5 metres in the next few days. ] SEQWater says operational releases balance the...

Origin legend calls on NRL to pick Ipswich for next club

  A former Queensland Origin great is renewing his calls for Ipswich to be selected as the home of the next NRL club. Earlier this year, it was revealed the Ipswich Jets and Brisbane Bombers, both vying to become the 17th NRL team, have joined forces in an attempt to convince the...

Another day of rain

  Ipswich and Darling Downs residents can expect another day of rain on the back of a heavy soaking over the Easter weekend. Since 9am yesterday, Ipswich rain gauges have recorded 28millimetres of rain. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Matt Marshall says the wet weather will continue throughout today and tomorrow morning, before paving...

Three charged over stolen car

  Three people have been charged after police tracked a stolen car from Ipswich to the Gold Coast overnight. At about 8pm police sighted an allegedly stolen Subaru Liberty vehicle travelling westbound on the Logan Motorway at Carole Park. The vehicle continued to travel west before exiting the Warrego Highway at Tivoli and...

Employers are urged to employ people with autism

Young adults with autism are being sidestepped as employers fail to see the upside of a neurodiverse workplace new research from the University of Southern Queensland has found. The study revealed the obstacles young adults with autism face when trying to find a job – with significant barriers leading to increased...

No Easter lockdown but masks to stay for all QLD

The Greater Brisbane lockdown has been lifted ahead of the Easter weekend thanks to low COVID-19 case numbers and “astronomical” testing rates. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the lockdown will end at midday today, instead of 5pm as originally planned. “Easter is good to go.” Queensland has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus,...

Charges laid over boat crash that killed Ipswich woman

  A man has been charged over a boat tragedy that killed an Ipswich woman. Police say the 46-year-old man was driving an aluminium dinghy with three other people onboard along the Brisbane river and smashed into a private jetty, at Chelmer. The 21-year-old Ipswich woman died at the scene; two men and...

Teenage boy missing from Newtown

Police are seeking assistance in their search for a 14-year-old boy (pictured above) reported missing this morning. The boy was last seen in the vicinity of Fanny Street, Newtown last night. Concerns are held for his safety due to his age and a medical condition. The boy is described as Caucasian, around 165...

Amberley helps celebrate 100-year history of Australian Air Force

Sixty aircraft - including F/A 18 Super Hornets and Globemaster C17s out of Amberley – took part in a major fly over to mark 100 years of the Australian Air Force today. Local events were held in Amberley today for many personnel who are unable to attend Centenary celebrations and flyb...
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