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Ipswich chamber supports 'choice' in turning away unvaxxed patrons

Ipswich Chamber of Commerce fears a ban on unvaccinated customers would be a challenge for business owners to enforce, but he supports their right to choose to refuse entry to unprotected patrons.  In Queensland Parliament this week, Treasurer Cameron Dick threatened to put bans and restrictions on people who refuse to...

When will Queensland hit its 90pc vaccination target?

The man leading the vaccination roll out in Queensland is confident the state will reach its 90 per cent target by “very early next year” as confusion over travel restrictions in the Sunshine State continues.  Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases again today; however, a flight crew member in...

Ipswich man charged with attempted murder

A North Booval man accused of repeatedly stabbing another man in the stomach has been charged with attempted murder. Detectives allege the 42-year-old lashed out at a 30-year-old Rothwell man after a group of people – all known to each other – got into a fight at a home on the...

Police release CCTV of car linked to armed robbery of elderly couple

Police have released CCTV footage of a vehicle linked to the armed robbery of an elderly couple and their friend in Logan as the hunt for four men armed with guns continues. At around 9.30am, four men wearing masks and armed with what appeared to be sawed-off shotguns went to a...

Lockdown on the cards for regional QLD towns set to miss December vax target

Regional Queensland towns with lagging vaccination rates could be plunged into lockdowns when borders open to interstate travellers in just a few weeks, the chief health officer warns. The state has recorded no community cases of coronavirus just a day after a Gold Coast teenager and Gympie truck driver tested positive. The...

Severe thunderstorm warning for Ipswich, Lockyer Valley

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Lockyer Valley and the Sunshine Coast. At 3.30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology warns severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Conondale.  These thunderstorms are moving...

Five days to get jab as premier reveals two new community cases

   An unvaccinated Gold Coast teenager and a Melbourne woman in her 30s have tested positive for the virus, the premier has announced. The news of the two locally-acquired cases comes as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed international students will return to study in Queensland in 2022. They will be the first to use the...

Investigations continue into armed robbery at Yeronga

Detectives from Dutton Park are appealing for information regarding an armed robbery at a service station on Fairfield Road Yeronga early Saturday morning (October 24). About 3.15am, an unknown man entered the business and threatened an employee with a handgun before stealing cash and exiting the store. No one was hurt during the robbery. At...

Ipswich Council blows Budget by $1 million fighting waste companies

Ipswich City Council's ongoing court battles with waste companies wanting to build dumps is expected to cost the city another $1 million .  Wanless is the latest to take the council to the Planning and Environment Court for rejecting the landfill development section of its proposed Recycling Park at Ebenezer. Chief Finance...

Young girl bitten by a snake at Crows Nest

A young girl has been rushed to hospital after reportedly being bitten by a snake in the Toowoomba region.   It happened at a private Crows Nest address at around 6:30 on Sunday night.   Queensland Ambulance says paramedics transported the pre-teen female to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition with a bite to...

Large parts of Queensland on storm watch

Large parts of the state are bracing for another bout of stormy weather, wild winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. BOM has issued warnings for severe thunderstorms for the south east Queensland coast, parts of Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central...
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