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Thagoona man charged with murder of missing Qld man

A man from Thagoona has become the fourth person to be charged with the murder of missing man Lachlan James Griffiths. Police believe Mr Griffiths - last seen alive in November at Slacks Creek - is linked to another missing man, 35-year-old Andrew Christopher Walsh. Mr Walsh's body was found encased in...

Major change to Qld's COVID-19 close contact quarantine rules

Queensland quarantine requirements for close contacts and unvaccinated international arrivals will be scrapped from 6pm on Thursday, April 28. The changes were announced today by Acting Premier Steven Miles and Health Minister Yvette D’Ath and come after New South Wales Victoria and ACT also brought in a relaxing of quarantine rules. Ms...

Wild behaviour sparks warning from park rangers

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) issued 21 fines over the Easter weekend in the Lockyer Valley and at Main Range. Senior Ranger for compliance Luke Male says Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) were handed out to people who unlawfully rode motorbikes, didn’t wear seatbelts, ignored road closed signs, took dogs into...

Rider injured after hitting roo

A man has been injured after his motorcycle collided with a kangaroo at Plainland early Friday. Paramedics were called to the scene along the Warrego Highway at 2.24am. The man in his 30s was treated for an arm injury. He has been taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

Fill up now as fuel prices poised to rise ahead of Anzac Day long weekend

If your tank is getting low, fill up now before a rise in fuel prices hits the bowser once more. Petrol prices have fallen across Queensland since the cut to fuel excise was introduced last month seeing prices drop from more than $2 per litre of unleaded to around $1.60. RACQ spokesperson...

Discounted rates bills arrive for flood-affected Ipswich property owners

Discounted rates bills have begun arriving for flood-impacted Ipswich property owners. This quarter will also see 560 households and businesses where a building or structure has been impacted by flood inundation receive a one-time $250 concession as part of Ipswich City Council’s flood relief program. This is on top of an on-time...

Thousands of Qld drivers nabbed for speeding, drink driving over Easter

Thousands of drivers across Queensland have been caught doing the wrong thing on roads across the Easter long weekend, with police cracking down on the behaviour. Out of 56,354 roadside breath tests conducted across the state, 3,788 traffic infringements were issued to drivers, including 1,217 for speeding. More than 470 motorists were...

Drought status lifted for many Qld regions after wet and wild summer

Many Queensland regions have had their drought declared status lifted after significant deluge in those areas during a wet summer. Significant rainfall since October 2021 means 11 Queensland local government areas are no longer in drought, with the state’s drought declared area dropping from 64.7 per cent to 61.1 per cent. The...

FULL LIST: Ipswich Anzac Day services

Bumper crowds are expected to turn out for Anzac Day commemorations after two years of pandemic-affected services. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding is calling on everyone to attend a service or stand united on their driveway to mark the occasion. “Anzac Day is a day to acknowledge the unique nature of military service...

Labor's $38.1m pledge to help volunteer veterans provide disaster relief

Federal Labor has pledged $38.1 million for Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) to expand its activities and provide more support to Australians rebuilding their lives after natural disasters. The funding will allow DRA to add another 5,200 volunteer veterans to its ranks - a total of 6,700 veteran volunteers able to provide...

School is cool as Qld Government delivers on air conditioning promise

Every single classroom, library and staff room in every single Queensland state school is now air conditioned. Acting Premier Steven Miles joined Education Minister Grace Grace to announce the achievement had been delivered early and before the start of term 2. “We promised Queenslanders that we would air-condition every classroom, library and...

'Now is the time': Ipswich mayor's federal election wishlist

Critical road upgrades and delivering a waste transformation plan are among the priority projects Ipswich City Council is calling on local federal candidates to back heading into the federal election. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding is seeking commitments from whomever forms the next Federal Government saying now is the time for federal...

Man charged over alleged armed robbery in Harristown

A 32-year-old man has been charged in relation to the alleged armed robbery of a Harristown service station on Tuesday, April 12. It will be alleged the man threatened a worker with what appeared to be a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The 32-year-old has been charged with armed robbery, unlawful...
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