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Paper tickets remain, ahead of multi-million dollar Go Card changes.

The operator of Go-Card says existing options of paper tickets will remain in place, and insists public transport services...including those in Ipswich and Logan...won't be disrupted, ahead of the transition into contact-less payments. Commuters will be able to use credit cards, phones and their smart-watches...but the state government can't give a...

The Annual Report Awards hands Logan City Council a hat-trick!

Logan City Council has taken out a major national award for its Annual Report for the third year in a row! Logan Council’s staff were given the gong this week, edging out other Councils from around Australia. City Treasurer...Councillor Trevina Schwarz says the report outlines activities and financial performance to ratepayers, so...

An Ipswich M.P throws her weight behind Wage Theft Inquiry.

Local Ipswich workers who've been victims of wage theft, are being urged to share their experiences with a State Parliamentary inquiry. The Member for Ipswich, Jennifer Howard says the inquiry has been set up to hear evidence on the extent and impact of wage theft of workers and their families, why...

Ipswich Council addresses the 'pointy end' of a bad recycling trend.

Ipswich City Council says it's concerned by an increase in syringes being placed in yellow top bins. Council staff have spotted “loose uncapped sharps” in three of five loads segregated for recycling auditing purposes this week alone. Works Committee Chair David Morrison says Council’s new Recycle 4 recycling campaign targeting four specific...

Plan unclear for erecting signs near contaminated waterways

There is no clear plan to erect signage at two Ipswich waterways warning the public to not eat contaminated fish. The Queensland Times reports that while the Defence Department has offered to pay for signage there still no confirmed plan. It follows last week's public warning issued by Queensland Health revealing fish...

Man charged over Oxenford robbery

A man will face a Beenleigh Court today accused of an armed robbery at an Oxenford hotel. Police allege the 36-year-old was amongst a group of three men wearing balaclavas, one of which was armed with a firearm, who forcedtheir way into the Maudsland Street business on Monday. Two employees were allegedly...

Pauline Hanson confirms she will support income tax cuts

  One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has confirmed she will support the federal government's income tax cuts. It gives the Coalition the numbers in the Senate, meaning the package is expected to pass parliament by the end of the day.  Low to middle income earners will get a tax rebate from next financial...

McCulkin killer set to appeal sentence

One of the two men convicted over the cold case killings of Barbara McCulkin and her two daughters (above) is expected to appeal the jury's verdict later today.  Garry Dubois was found guilty in 2016 of murdering 13-year-old Vicki McCulkin and her 11-year-old sister Leanne in bushland near Warwick after taking...

Opposition criticizes Palaszczuk government for its handling of Ipswich council

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington (above) says she has been left gobsmacked as to how long it's taking the Palaszczuk government to clean up the mess that is the Ipswich Council. Her comments come after the Local Government Minister, yesterday, gave the embattled council until June 29,  to answer fresh concerns on...

12-year-old boy missing from Browns Plains

There are concerns for a 12-year-old boy missing from Browns Plains since yesterday afternoon.  He was last seen exiting a car at the intersection of Browns Plains Road and the Mount Lindsay Highway around 4:30pm. He is described as around 120cm tall, Pacific Islander in appearance and has a slim build with...