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Anouk and Gunni's epic journey from Tasmania to Ipswich

From Tasmania to Ipswich, the Nature Centre’s newest residents have made an epic journey to their new home. Two quolls, Anouk and Gunni, have arrived at the enclosure from the Devils @ Cradle conservation and breeding sanctuary in Tasmania. Ipswich City Councillor Russell Milligan said the two-and-a-half-year-old eastern quolls were once widespread...

Queensland bracing for worst flu season in years

The flu season is shaping up as one of the worst in years as the state records 1,000 cases of influenza and flu-COVID cases in May. AMA Queensland president Professor Chris Perry says after two years of influenza dormancy due to COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures, 2022 is on a frightening...

Queensland to introduce coercive control laws

Queensland will introduce legislation to make coercive control a criminal offence by the end of 2023 under historical reforms. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement today in parliament saying coercive control is the most common factor leading up to intimate partner homicide. The legislation includes an inquiry into police practices, funding for...

Centenary Hwy planning, upgrades key to Ipswich’s future: council

Ipswich City Council is calling on all federal candidates to pledge an investment to critical infrastructure projects such as public transport and much-needed upgrades to the Centenary Highway with Mayor Teresa Harding saying - without it - the city will stagnate. Cr Harding says the Centenary Highway is essential to the...

Man, 31, found unconscious on road with critical head injuries

A man has been found unconscious on the road with critical head injuries at Toowoomba. Police were called to Melita Crescent, near the intersection with Wine Drive, around 8.30pm yesterday and found a 31-year-old North Toowoomba man unconscious on the roadway. He was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital with life-threatening injuries before being...

Nevaeh Austin released from hospital after six-hour bus ordeal

Nevaeh Austin, the little toddler who was left on a bus for six hours outside a childcare centre, is returning home with her parents. Nevaeh was found on a bus outside Le Smileys Early Learning Centre in Gracemere on Wednesday afternoon. The three-year-old was flown in a critical condition to the Queensland...

'Rest Easy Big V': Vaea Taavale tribute after Mother's Day fatal crash

Family and friends have paid emotional tributes to a young man tragically killed in a horrific Mother’s Day crash. Vaea Taavale, 22, died after the fatal crash on Centenary Highway about 6.20am on Sunday at Springfield where two vehicles collided head-on. Another man, a 30-year-old from Mount Warren Park also died at...

Community rallies behind Queensland mother, missing in Mexico

Thousands of dollars has been raised to help in the search for a Queensland woman, who disappeared in Mexico. Tahnee Shanks was reported missing to Queensland Police Service on May 4, after not being heard from since May 2. The 32-year-old's young daughter, Adelynn, was found wandering the streets of Cancun alone...

Teenage boy missing from Bundamba

Police are seeking assistance from the community to locate a 15-year-old boy reported missing from Bundamba on Sunday afternoon. The boy (pictured above) was last seen at a Keith Street residence around 12pm and has not been seen or heard from since. Serious concerns are held for his welfare due to his...

Fatal crash, Springfield

Police are investigating a fatal crash at Springfield early on Sunday. Initial information suggests a car heading west bound on the Centenary Highway travelled onto the east bound lanes colliding with two vehicles around 6.20am. The driver of the west bound Mitsubishi, a 22-year-old man from Marsden died at the scene. The driver...

Serious assault investigation, Springfield

Ipswich detectives are investigating a disturbance at Springfield on Friday, where two men sustained serious injuries. At around 9pm, police responded to the Greenway Circuit residence where they located a 33-year-old man with serious injuries. Investigations reveal the 33-year-old man attended the address with a 28-year-old man where an altercation took place...

Man dies, two in hospital with burns after off-road buggy rolls

A man has died and two other people remain in hospital after an off-road buggy rolled and caught on fire, south of Toowoomba. Police are investigating the fatal single-vehicle crash, which happened on private property at Leyburn. Emergency services were called to the property just before 5:30pm yesterday following reports an off-road...

1000 bunches of chrysanthemums arrive in Toowoomba for Mother’s Day

A truckload of love has arrived at Endeavour Foundation’s depot in Toowoomba in the form of 1000 bunches of beautiful chrysanthemums – just in time for Mother’s Day. The bright and colourful bunches are on sale now at the Endeavour Foundation Business Solutions site on Ramsay Street for just $15 a...
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