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Meatworkers strike over E.B.A dissatisfaction, after lengthy talks.

Meatworkers at a local smallgoods plant have walked off the job, over pay and conditions. The strike, which started at midnight for 24 hours, follows months of negotiations between the Union and global food giant J.B.S for a better enterprise bargaining agreement. There's 600 meatworkers employed at the Primo factory at Wacol. Matthew...

Police appeal for information on violent home invasion at Karrabin

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police are appealing for information on an attack of an elderly man and woman in their home at Karrabin. Detective Inspector David Briese says on Monday a man and two women forced their way into the couple's Karrabin Rosewood Road home after knocking on the door and...

Two major bushfires continue to burn in local area

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. Supplied.) Fire authorities hope today's cooler conditions will help them gain the upper hand on a number of blazes burning in the local area. Lefthand Branch, Thornton, Townson and Mulgowie are currently advised to 'stay informed' and  'decide what actions to take' if the situation changes. The...

There's no excuse for Ambo assault or abuse...just ask Winston.

An experienced paramedic from the Darling Downs has spoken of his ordeal, after being violently assaulted while on the job. Highfields Advanced Care Paramedic, Winston Lobegeier (pictured) was attacked by young male patient, when he attended a rollover crash on September 30th. He says he never should have turned his back on...

Council coffers & State funding better spent on drought says Nancy.

The spending priorities of Toowoomba's Council has been called out by one of its Councillors, after her colleagues signed off on two funding applications, to the $70-million Building our Regions program. Councillor Nancy Sommerfield (pictured) raised her concerns, amid talks of a proposal to apply for State Government funding, for Stages...

Another proposed dump site leaves a Residents Group 'hoodwinked'.

The Willowbank Area Residents Group  wants the Jeebropilly coal mine site (pictured) rehabilitated, as originally promised, instead of being a proposed landfill dump site. Ipswich Council recently refused Land-Trac's application, to use a New Hope coal mining void to fill it with 30 million cubic metres of building waste, after failing...

Premier claims at least one fire deliberately lit during bushfires

Photo: media.defense.gov (Creative Commons Image) Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there are concerns at least one of the fires which forced hundreds of residents in the Lockyer Valley to flee their homes was deliberately lit. Several fires impacted the towns of Laidley, Thornton, Townson and Grandchester yesterday with one property destroyed. Firefighters have contained the...

RICHLANDS: Man, child seriously injured in stove fire

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) A child is in a critical condition and a man serious following a kitchen fire at a home in Brisbane's south west. The man in his 30s and the young boy both suffered serious burns to their upper and lower body after the stovetop oil fire at...

Two measles cases confirmed in Logan and Brisbane's south

(Photo: Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Heinz F. Eichenwald. Wikimedia Commons.) There has been two confirmed measles cases in Brisbane's south and Logan. While unknowingly infected, the individuals attended Main Street Medical & Dental Centre and Diagnostic Imaging at Beenleigh, 7-Eleven Kingston South, and Q-E-2 and Logan Hospital Emergency Department's between last Thursday and Monday. Anyone...
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