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Ipswich renters feeling the pinch as prices soar forcing many to move

Low-income households are being priced out of the rental market in Ipswich as prices soar and many are forced to move. The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index paints a bleak picture revealing that there is currently no affordable rental housing in Ipswich for single pensioners, people on jobseeker, pensioner...

Three unvaxxed Victorians test positive to covid in Queensland

Three unvaccinated Victorian travellers have tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk pleads for Queenslanders to get the jab ahead of borders opening. The three Victiorian cases were detected in hotel quarantine and there were no local community cases. Ms Palaszczuk says the new cases are a reminder COVID-19...

Poor health in Shift Workers due to lack of exercise

A study by University of Southern Queensland researchers has highlighted the need to improve physical activity among shift workers. The new data suggests more than half of all shift workers fail to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines, putting them at greater risk of developing health problems, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and poor mental health. Lead...

Cattle theft reported in Scenic Rim

Police are investigating the alleged theft of eight Droughtmaster cows between June and November 2021 from a cattle property at Tarome, South East Queensland.  Detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) at Forest Hill have confirmed that the eight stolen cattle were in calf to a Charolais bull, and...

BOONAH| Investigations continue after boy struck by ute

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash at Boonah  where a toddler was struck by a vehicle. Preliminary investigations suggest a ute was travelling along Church Street when a 2-year-old boy was struck after walking onto the roadway around 4 on Tuesday afternoon. The boy was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a critical condition. The...

Police block off major street in Toowoomba responding to incident

  A major street in South Toowoomba is blocked off as police respond to an incident in the area. The incident began just after 11am.   SOUTH TOOWOOMBA: Long Street is closed between Ruthven and Parkinson streets as police respond to an incident in the area. Motorists are urged to seek another route at...

Lockyer Valley Council against banning unvaxxed from its facilities

A Lockyer Valley councillor says the council will not ban unvaccinated people from public libraries, galleries and swimming pools unless forced to by the State Government.. Councillor Janice Holstein says that council has received quite a bit of correspondence from people expressing their dissatisfaction with the Queensland Government's December 17 mandates. She...

Fixed date confirmed for businesses to "prepare" for Covid freedoms

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has confirmed restrictions on unvaccinated people will come into effect on December 17, even if the state's borders reopen sooner than that date. It comes as the state records no new local cases of coronavirus but one overseas case in hotel quarantine, bringing Queensland's total active...

Boy hit by a vehicle at Boonah

A baby boy is fighting for life in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in the Scenic Rim.  It happened on Church Street at Boonah at just after 4 yesterday afternoon.   Queensland Ambulance says the toddler was airlifted to the Queensland Children's Hospital in a critical condition with a head injury. (Phone:...

'Future Husband': Ash Barty caps off brilliant year with engagement

  Australian tennis champion Ash Barty has announced her engagement to partner Garry Kissick. Ipswich’s favourite daughter capped off a marvellous year taking to Instagram to reveal the delightful news. She captioned a photo of the pair hugging with: “Future Husband.”             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ash Barty (@ashbarty) The 25-year-old could...

Soggy summer forecast as BOM officially declares La Niña

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has declared a La Niña has developed in the Pacific, guaranteeing a soggy summer for eastern and northern Australia. During La Niña, waters in the central or eastern tropical Pacific become cooler than normal, with winds strengthened and clouds shift to the west, closer to Australia. The Bureau...

War of words erupts over Queensland border test mandate

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is refusing to budge on her PCR testing plan for travellers into Queensland and is calling on the Federal Government to make it a medicare rebate. It comes as the state records zero no local cases but one overseas case in hotel quarantine. The state and federal governments...
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