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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...

Local region cops a soaking from overnight system

There's been heavy rain this morning across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs after a system of showers and storms moved in from the West.   Senior Forecaster Rosa Hoff from the Bureau of Meteorology says that some of the heaviest falls have been around Oakey.  "Out towards Toowoomba we have seen a bit...

Five young people injured in early morning crash

    Five young people have been seriously injured in a car crash overnight in Ipswich   Initial investigations indicate about 2am a black SUV wagon lost control and rolled while travelling on a dirt road near Chum Street, New Chum.    Police say the car was stolen from an Oxley address overnight.   Two patients were transported...

Copper wire thieves target Ipswich community sport clubs

A number of community sport clubs in Ipswich have been forced to call off or change competitions after thieves stripped copper cables from their floodlights. Ipswich BMX Club has had to cancel all of its upcoming training nights and competitions after offenders stole the wiring to the lights connected to their...

Ash Barty up for Athlete of the Year gong

Ipswich golden girl Ash Barty has been nominated for a prestigious gong at the Queensland Tennis Awards. Barty is the top-ranked tennis player in the world, the reigning Wimbledon champion and was the No. 1 seed in the U.S. Open.  She is among 50 finalists announced for this year’s awards for her outstanding contribution to...

'You will end up in ICU': Premier's stark warning for unvaxxed Qlders

Queensland has recorded zero community cases of Covid after a cluster emerged in the border town of Goondiwindi. Three cases were announced in the southern town yesterday, of which two were not vaccinated and one had received their first dose. More than 200 people have been tested at truck stops in Goondiwindi...

Fundraiser launched for two Toowoomba teens critically hurt in crash

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for two Toowoomba teenagers who are fighting for their lives after a crash on the Darling Downs. Mitchell Smith and Thomas Phylakti, both aged 17, were travelling with two girls when their car hit a solid structure at Westbrook, on Saturday night. The...

Cleo Smith case may be catalyst for 'stranger danger' family chats

The disappearance of four-year-old Cleo Smith highlights that parents need to be wary of their children's welfare - even in the safest of locations, says Bravehearts Logan CEO Alison Geale. Cleo was reunited with her parents yesterday after WA Police found the child in a Carnarvon house after she was allegedly...
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