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Logan councillors discussed Sharon Kelsey on WhatsApp

Former Logan Council CEO Sharon Kelsey's (pictured above) unfair dismissal case is back in court today. Kelsey was sacked after five of seven Logan Councillors voted to have her removed from the job in February last year. The ex-Chief Executive claims that council sacked her after she reported former Mayor Luke Smith...

Police uncover drugs, firearms in raids on the Darling Downs

Police have shut down a major firearm and drug operation on the Western Darling Downs. 17 people have been charged on 56 offences after police executed search warrants in Tara and Millmerran this week.  Officers allegedly discovered  buried unnlawful weapons in the raids including rebuilt and modified firearms (pictured above) as well...

A group collaborative brings on the battle for regional water security.

The fight for water security in the Lockyer and the Somerset has received some much-needed federal attention, after the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Collabortive welcomed a visit, by Shadow Minister for Water and the Environment, Tony Burke. A proposed project, which would help drought-proof both regions, ensure farmers could continue...

C'mon Ipswich...let's recycle to help our neighbours up North.

We're being encouraged to help out Townsville's flood victims, through 'containers for change' refunds, at Ipswich Tomra Recycling centres. It comes as people begin to returning to their homes, to clean up the debris and the mud, after the North Queensland city was hit by the one in 100 year flood...

A local wildlife safe-haven opens for Koala's & their fauna friends.

A major $1-million conservation project, creating a vital link for local koala populations and other native wildlife, has been completed near Ipswich. About 26 hectares of cleared grazing farmland was rehabilitated, and 12,500 koala habitat trees planted, as a part of the Grandchester Koala Offset Project. According to The Q.T - the...

Westpac Beaudesert branch set to close

Westpac has confirmed Beaudesert branch is part of a proposed 22 bank branch closure nationwide. Nathan Reece from the Finance Sector Union says it comes days after the banks received a slap on the wrist from the Banking Royal Commission. 76 staff including those in Beaudesert are to be affected by the...

Man accused of assaulting Ipswich police officer pleads guilty

A man who is accused of assaulting a female police officer has pleaded guilty in an Ipswich court. Atim Deng is accused of getting into a scuffle with the officer after allegedly wandering into the cordoned off area of a fatal shooting at the Ipswich Train Station last September. The man was...

Wright MP admits 'inappropriate' behaviour to a RAAF officer

Federal Wright MP Scott Buchholz (pictured above) has apologised after offending a female Defence Force Officer. The Beaudesert-based MP says he acted inappropriately while on a military exchange program in Darwin last year.  The exact nature of the incident remains unclear, but in a statement the Wright MP admits he "acted like...

Cloncurry...help is on the way, with hay bales from the air!

Air Force planes from Amberley will deliver hundreds of hay bales, to flood-affected Cloncurry this morning. The feed is urgently needed to keep cattle alive, after being stranded for days on small patches of land in the floodwaters. Farmers from the Lockyer Valley have gifted 700 bales, that will be dropped at...

City-Cat workers walk off the job again tomorrow...for the 3rd time.

Brisbane's ferry staff will again strike for 24 hours from tomorrow morning, as Unions argue the company running the City-Cats for Brisbane City Council, is replacing permanent staff with casuals. Transdev insists this is incorrect, and the core issue is the scale of the wage increase. City-Cats will not operate from 4...
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