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Hutchies appointed as contractor for Qld satellite hospital project

The State Government is a step closer to bringing the $265 million Satellite Hospitals Program to life with the appointment of Hutchinson Builders as managing contractor with hundreds of local jobs in the pipeline.Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk told parliament today the Satellite Hospitals Program will deliver seven new facilities - Ipswich,...

Zero covid cases as vax rates climb in regional Queensland

    Queensland has recorded zero new cases as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk reveals a boost in vax rates in regional areas. There are 15 active cases, 7999 tests conducted in the past 24 hours and 14,112 vaccines delivered by Queensland Health. A total of 82.29 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have had one dose...

Vision released in alleged assault of teen at Carbrook

Logan detectives have released further vision and are seeking public assistance to identify a person in a white singlet that could assist police with their investigation into the serious assault of an 18-year-old man in Carbrook on Sunday November 7. The vision, captured from outside a Fortitude Valley location, shows a person of...

Motorcyclist killed in crash at Shailer Park

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating after a motorcyclist died in Shailer Park tonight. Preliminary investigations indicate around 8.05pm a roadwork truck was stopped in the left hand southbound lane of the Pacific Motorway when a motorcycle has collided with the rear of the truck. The rider, a 52-year-old Belmont man, died...

Fears dams could drop below 50 per cent during summer

There are fears our dams could drop below 50 per cent this summer if we don't get the rainy weather forecast for southeast Queensland Last week's rain only bought us another week, meaning we could see water restrictions by January. Wivenhoe Dam, which provides more than half of southeast Queensland's water supply...

Premier announces new rules for travellers after Qld hits milestone

  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an easing of border restrictions after Queensland hit the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target on Sunday. The major milestone comes as the state records zero new locally-acquired covid cases and two cases detected in hotel quarantine.   Monday 15 November – coronavirus cases in Queensland:No new...

Concerns for missing Logan woman

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 41-year-old woman reported missing from the Beenleigh area, Logan. Natasha Burr, (pictured above), was last seen about 9am on Tuesday, November 9, at Beenleigh train station, Alamein Street. Police and family hold concern for Natasha’s welfare as this behaviour is out of character. She is...

Investigations continue into violent assault of 18-year-old man at Carbrook

Logan and Homicide detectives have released further vision and are seeking public assistance to help identify seven suspects involved in the serious assault of an 18-year-old man in Carbrook on Sunday morning. The vision (below), captured from outside a Fortitude Valley location, shows seven people running from a silver Toyota Camry....

FULL LIST: 58 schools open as vax clinics this weekend

Ipswich is lagging behind the state vax rate as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk calls on the region to take advantage of the Super Schools vax push this weekend. “The reason we are here in Ipswich is because we want to see the vaccination rates increase in Ipswich,” Ms Palaszczuk says “At the moment,...

Vulnerable brush-tailed wallaby successfully bred at Ipswich Nature Centre

A baby brush-tailed rock wallaby has been welcomed to the Ipswich Nature Centre.   The joey was a result of successful breeding by parents Paxton and Tahli in recent weeks.  Ipswich Councillor Russell Milligan says he's delighted to announce the arrival of the baby joey.  "Its just started popping its face out of its...

Schoolies at risk as authorities scramble to find source of unlinked cases

Queensland records two new local community cases in home quarantine as authorities remain concerned over the Gold Coast with Schoolies not guaranteed to go ahead. Acting chief health officer Dr Paul Aitken says the two new community cases are both female: a girl aged under 10 and a girl in her...

Man charged over alleged attempted murder at Woodridge

Police have charged a man over the alleged attempted murder of a woman at Woodridge. It will be alleged that around 10.15 on Thursday morning, a 38-year-old woman attended a unit on Vitko Street to collect property when a 35-year-old man, who was known to her, assaulted and suffocated her, before...

Cafe, retail staff are not 'compliance cops', says chamber president

Ipswich retail and hospitality businesses are calling for more clarity around new rules for unvaccinated customers from next month. When 80 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated, many non-essential businesses and venues will be able to return to operating at full capacity, but there will be restrictions on people who...
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