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Truck driver killed in hinterland crash

A 33-year-old man has died following a truck crash in the Gold Coast hinterland. The incident happened at Tamborine around 5.40am on Monday. Forensic Crash Unit investigations indicate the prime mover was travelling along Waterford Tamborine Road when it veered off the road, collided with a tree, and rolled down an embankment. The...

Funding boost for Qld hospitals amid surge in Covid cases

 Queensland hospitals will share in a $200 million funding boost to deal with a surge of Covid cases as more people travel from interstate. The state's borders officially reopened last week, bringing dozens of local cases with it. Yesterday, Queensland recorded 34 new community acquired cases, bringing the state's active cases to...

Four hospitalised after Riverview crash

Four people, including a child, have been taken to hospital after a crash in Ipswich. Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle incident at the Riverview Road off ramp around 8pm on Sunday. A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance Service says four people, including a woman in her 20s, man in his forties...

Missing girl, Brassall

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a 32-year-old woman (pictured) who is believed to be travelling with a 9-year-old girl reported missing from the Ipswich area since Saturday. Investigations indicate the woman may be in the vicinity of Miles or Chinchilla with the girl and a 4-year-old male (pictured). The trio...

Ipswich Council decide fate of Karalee child care centre proposal

A controversial child care centre proposal opposite a school in Ipswich has been rejected ending months of community debate and council assessments.Griffith Group submitted a development application to Ipswich City Council in March for a 116-place, two-storey centre at Arthur Summervilles Rd and Elaine St near Karalee State School.Council received...

Man charged over armed robbery at Waterford West

Police have charged a man following the armed robbery of a hotel at Waterford West. It will be alleged that around 1.40am on Thursday December 16, a man and woman attended the Chambers Flat Road business in a red Mazda 323 hatchback where the man produced a firearm and threatened staff. The...

Woman rushed to hospital with suspected snake bite

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being reportedly bitten by a snake in the Scenic Rim.  It happened at a private Harrisville address at just before 3 this morning. Queensland Ambulance says the woman ,aged in her 30s was taken to Ipswich Hospital in a stable condition with a suspected...

Lockyer and Scenic Rim Councils respond to COVID vaccine mandates

Two local councils have introduced the new COVID vaccine mandates today.  It comes after both the Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim Councils expressed concerns about the lack of detail in the state government policy and how it would safely be managed by councils.  The restrictions now apply to people aged 16 years...

Queensland records 20 new cases of Covid, five with Omicron strain

There have been 20 new cases of coronavirus recorded across Queensland overnight, including five with the Omicron variant. Nine of the new cases are locally acquired in Queensland, seven are interstate acquired, and four are overseas cases detected in hotel quarantine. The new community cases include five in Brisbane north, eight in...

Covid vax mandate rules come into effect from today

The vaccine mandate starts today as many businesses across Queensland come to terms with the new rules. From today, unvaccinated people will be banned from pubs, clubs, cafes, cinemas and restaurants that will have covid restrictions lifted provided all patrons are fully vaccinated. There is no opt-out option for non-essential businesses to...

Premier announces Queensland mask mandate as cases surge interstate

The Queensland mask mandate returns over the Christmas and New Year period as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s a small price to pay for our freedoms. As of 1am on Saturday, 18 December, masks are mandatory across Queensland in the following locations: in shops, hospitals and aged care, on public transport,...

Twin baby bilbies born at Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich animal lovers are being invited to name two new twin baby bilbies born at the Ipswich Nature Centre.They are believed to be about 13 weeks old and were discovered by staff on September 15 described as the size of a couple of jellybeans in their mother, Juniper’s pouchIpswich Mayor...
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