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EXPLAINED: Changes coming for businesses and unvaccinated people

When 80 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated rules for businesses and customers will change. Many businesses and venues will be able to return to operating at full capacity, but there will be restrictions on people who are not fully vaxxed. From December 17, or once Queensland reaches 80 per cent...

Gold Coast on high alert after Uber driver tests positive

Queensland has recorded three new cases of coronavirus overnight, including a fully vaccinated Gold Coast Uber driver who was infected in the community for three days. The man, in his 50s, is an unlinked positive case staying at the Gold Coast University Hospital, with authorities unsure as to how he might...

Local region reflects on sacrifices made this Remembrance Day

Today we pause on the 11th hour of the 11th day to commemorate Remembrance Day.Services will be held across the local region including at Club Services Ipswich and Soldiers Memorial Hall in Nicholas Street from 10:30 this morning.Vietnam veteran and Ipswich Railway RSL sub-branch member Ray Watherston says for him...

MASKS OFF: Queensland hits 80 per cent threshold

  Queensland has passed the covid-19 vaccination target needed to remove masks. On Wednesday afternoon, Federal Government data revealed 80.1 per cent of the eligible Queensland population has received a first dose of the vaccine.   80% 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — Yvette D'Ath MP (@YvetteDAth) November 10, 2021 Sixty-eight per cent of eligible Queenslanders over 16 are fully...

Lockyer Valley vegetable growers to benefit from VegNET program boost

Vegetable growers in the Lockyer Valley are set to benefit from the next generation of a national extension program aimed to boost productivity and deliver the latest research and development on-farm. The new $14.1 million VegNET 3.0 program is being delivered through Hort Innovation using vegetable industry levies and funds from...

Premier defends business vax rule saying she's 'protecting Queenslanders'

Queensland has recorded three new covid cases as the state moves agonisingly close to a first dose rate of 80 per cent and the removal of the face mask mandate. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended her government's decision to only allow fully vaccinated people into venues and busineses from December 17...

Police investigate after teen assaulted and left for dead at Logan

Police have released  footage of two cars driving dangerously along the M1 before an 18-year old man was found unresponsive on the side of a road in Logan. The teen remains in a critical condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after being discovered with significant facial and head injuries...

Toowoomba teen dies in hospital after car crash

A 17-year-old Toowoomba teenager has died in hospital today after a crash at Westbrook on October 30. Four people were travelling along Keding just before 9.30pm when their car left the dirt road and crashed into a small brick building, police say. The boy was was taken to hospital from the scene...

300k jab milestone reached at Qld pharmacies

More than 300,000 covid-19 vaccines have been administered at Queensland community pharmacies as the Pfizer jab becomes available in pharmacies from this week. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Queensland president Chris Owen is encouraging those who had not yet received a covid-19 vaccination to visit findapharmacy.com.au to find their closest community...

Unvaccinated Queenslanders to be left out of Covid-19 freedoms

Queensland is on the cusp of a vaccination milestone, with the Premier announcing masks will no longer be required once the state reaches 80 per cent of the eligible population having had a single dose. Fully vaccinated Queenslanders will also be "rewarded" with zero Covid restrictions, once 80 per cent of...

Masks off when first dose vax rate reaches 80 per cent

  We'll be able to pack those face masks away in the coming days. The Premier has confirmed south-east Queensland's mask mandate will lift, the minute the state's first dose COVID vaccination rate hits 80 per cent. Late yesterday, Queensland was at 79.6%. With the milestone expected as soon as today, Annastacia Palasczczuk says...

Woman killed, four others seriously injured in crash at Cedar Creek

A woman has died, and four others have been seriously injured, in a two-vehicle crash at Cedar Creek yesterday evening (November 8). At about 6:20pm, a brown four-wheel drive and a silver-coloured four-wheel drive collided on Plunkett Road while traveling in opposite directions. The driver of the silver-coloured vehicle, a 47-year-old Yatala...

Visitors banned from Darling Downs hospital amid Covid scare

  A Darling Downs hospital has closed its doors to most visitors amid a public health scare linked to the coronavirus outbreak in Goondiwindi. No new cases have been recorded in Queensland today; however, yesterday an unvaccinated woman became the fourth person connected to the cluster in the border town. Restrictions for visitors...
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