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People playing with dingoes keep Fraser campgrounds closed

Rangers have extended the closure of popular campgrounds on Fraser Island because people keep interfering with the dingoes. K'gari's ranger in charge Linda Behrendorff says they were forced to close the Eli, Maheno, Guluri and Wahba campgrounds for safety reasons in September 2020, after people were caught interacting with wild dogs. “Some...

The town of Miles calls on first class facial follicles

Stand aside ZZ-Top a Western Downs town is capitalising on a surprising outcome from the pandemic being the lockdown beard. The unshaven men of Miles have facially embraced the hairy trend with the launch of the Back to the Bush Beards online competition. Big and bushy entries nationwide and even globally have...

Second case of fruit bat lyssavirus in Ipswich park

Another flying fox recovered from Queens Park in Ipswich tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus which can be fatal to humans. West Moreton Health confirmed the bat was found in an area where there is potential contact with the general public in the parks waterfall near the bridge. The flying fox was...

Dangerous driver does the bolt after bingle

There has been an appeal for dashcam footage of an alleged dangerous driving incident and vehicle crash at Acacia Ridge. At around 11 o'clock on January 21 officers observed and tried to stop a blue ute on Learoyd Road at Willawong. It allegedly sped away while driving dangerously before crashing into a...

Suspected driveby shooting in Logan

An alleged serious assault in Logan on January 20 has prompted Police investigations. Between 6 and 7 o'clock on Wednesday night at Logan Reserve a group became involved in a fight which resulted in a 17-year-old boy receiving wounds to his head. He self presented at Logan Hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening...

Three of the Wilsonton nine learn their fate

Three women involved in the fatal stabbing of Toowoomba mother Debbie Combarngo have been jailed. Shiralee Fernando has been sentenced to nine years in prison Rhonda Hall received eight years and three months and Rhianna Fing was handed a five year suspended sentence after all three pleaded guilty to manslaughter in...

More gas wells applied for at Western Downs disaster site

Farmers on the Western Downs are fuming over a multinational company amendment which would permit them to drill hundreds of additional gas wells potentially contaminated by the Linc Energy CSG debacle. As part of its Surat Gas Project Arrow Energy wants to add to the number of wells from the current...

Competitive rental market sees Ipswich families struggle to find homes

Ipswich families are struggling to find places to live as demand for rental accommodation continues to climb due to the coronavirus downturn. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) data shows the regions' vacancy rate is sitting at 1.1 percent, having risen slightly from a low of 0.9 percent - something...

Donors needed to help save lives

Ipswich residents are being urged to roll up their sleeves and make a lifesaving donation. Red Cross Lifeblood centres across Queensland need 6,000 additional people to donate blood and plasma over the next two weeks. An additional 250 blood donors are needed across Ipswich alone. Spokesperson Belinda Smetioukh says donor centres across the...

Homecare packages nightmare waiting list

Elderly Australians approved for government aged care support have been waiting up to a year for services with over 470 older people living in the West Moreton region languishing on waiting lists for home care packages much to the disgust of a local Labor parliamentarian. Blair MP Shayne Neumann has blasted...
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