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Biosecurity Queensland extends prawn testing outside of the Logan River

Biosecurity Queensland has ramped up testing of white spot disease to prevent it from spreading to prawns farms across the southeast. It comes as authorities last month destroyed millions of dollars worth of stock after the highly contagious virus hit every prawn farm along the Logan River. They are now testing prawns...

Low speed truck chase ends near Amberley

A man has allegedly crashed a stolen truck near the Amberley Air Base today. Police claim that the 31-year-old stole the vehicle from a property on the Warrego Highway around 5.30am. Officers then slowly chased the prime mover to Amberley where the vehicle left the road and crashed in a paddock near...

BREAKING NEWS: Plane crashes into Melbourne DFO with five people on board

Five people are believed to have been on board a charter plane that crashed in a Melbourne direct factory outlet and exploded. Emergency services are still working to contain the fires and assess the damage.  It's believed the aircraft ran into trouble during take off. Superintendent Mick Frewen says the plane hit a...

No deal with One Nation...not now, not ever says the Premier.

The Premier says she will not form a minority government with One Nation, ahead of next year's state election. The L.N.P opposition says it won't form a coalition government with the party, but would accept their votes to form a minority government. Annastacia Palaszczuk is rejecting a similar arrangement. (Image courtesy of www.brisbanetimes.com.au)

Former Ipswich pub worker pilfers cash to play the pokies.

An Ipswich teenager has admitted to stealing $45,000 from her employer's safe at Booval's Prince Alfred Hotel over a 4 month period, so she could play the pokies. The Ipswich Magistrates Court heard how Hayley Jane Cook used her pin number to access the safe on 14 separate occasions, to pilfer...

Local hospital E.D's buckle under the strain of 'trivial' ailments.

The state's public hospital emergency departments, including those in Ipswich and Logan, are being clogged up with requests for prescriptions, medical certificates and minor ailments. Data from the 2015 / 16 financial year, shows visits to E.D's increased by more than 50,000...compared to the previous year. 10,000 of them were for treatment...

The property market is expected to go 'boom' in Ipswich.

The latest report out today from property experts, predicts the demand for homes in Ipswich is on the rise. Property Analyst, Michael Matusik believes demand will soon outstrip supply with renters, owners and investors...flocking to the city to take advantage of comparatively low prices. (Image courtesy of www.mrdpartners.com.au)

COP IT SWEET: Why an Ipswich Doctor believes we need a sugar tax?

A leading Ipswich doctor of Diabetes and Endocrinology says he is all for a sugar tax, if it makes Australia a healthier place.  Experts from 53 organisations have done a study with a 47 point plan to address the problem of Obesity, which is costing the nation 53 billion a year.  A...

IPSWICH: Shorten says a vote for One Nation is a vote for LNP

Bill Shorten says scoring a vote for One Nation is a vote for the LNP; accusing both parties of having an arrangement.  It comes as a number of disillusioned voters look to minor parties for representation in politics with the likes of Pauline Hanson now more popular than ever.  The Opposition Leader,...

Man savagely bashed in roadside attack at Coopers Plains

Three men are due in court later today accused of savagely bashing a man during a roadside attack at Coopers Plains on the weekend. Police allege that the trio forced a 33-year-old man from his car on Richland Avenue and then stabbed him in the lower torso.. before punching and kicking...