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State offers Ipswich/Brisbane flood victims one percent payout

(Photo: Ipswich CBD during the 2011 floods. River 949's Toni Thompson.) Victims of the devastating 2011 Queensland floods may end up with just a one per cent payout from the State Government.About seven-thousand claimants won a class action case last year, accusing the government of failing to manage rising water levels...

Bitumen bandits back targeting Toowoomba

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police are warning locals about bitumen scams in the Toowoomba region. The offenders claim to work for a fictitious business and go door-to-door offering to fix driveways, demanding money for doing dodgy work. Police advise that people need to always check the legitimacy of the organisation or individuals...

Ipswich man wins one million dollars in Gold Lotto

(Photo: The Lott. Supplied.) An Ipswich man has taken the day off work after winning one million dollars in Monday 's Gold Lotto. Lauren Cooney from the Lott says he had no idea he had won when she called this morning: "He was in absolute disbelief and there were plenty of happy tears...

Darling Downs zoo thrown a lifeline from government

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) The Darling Downs zoo, which has been struggling with day to day costs amid the COVID crisis, has been thrown a much needed lifeline from the Federal Government today.  Almost one--hundred-million dollars has been made available to help wildlife parks and aquariums across the country .  Zoo director Steve Robinson...

Acacia Ridge man charged over shooting

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) An Acacia Ridge man has been remanded in custody over an alleged shooting in Brisbane's north. Police allege on April 23, the 29-year-old and two others  forced their way into a Alexandra Hills address and shot a man in the stomach.  He has faced a Brisbane Court on...

LAIDLEY: Person suffers smoke inhalation in kitchen fire

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) A person has been rushed to hospital following a kitchen fire at  Laidley overnight. The blaze broke out at a private address at just after 6pm Queensland Ambulance says the patient was transported to Laidley Hospital in a stable condition with smoke inhalation.

Anzac Day armed robbery offenders in custody, but where's the stolen car?

A Toowoomba couple have spoken of their ordeal, after allegedly being robbed at knifepoint on Anzac Day. Dave and Gillian Edwards were standing on their driveway in Rangeville, when four teenagers allegedly threatened the pair and forced them back inside, before stealing their car. The group of boys, two aged 15 and...

State Government tries to downplay flood damage & compo payout.

The flood victims of 2011, who won an historic class action against the State Government last year, may come out with a measly amount of compensation. While those involved in the lawsuit prepare for a damages hearing in the New South Wales Supreme Court tomorrow, the almost 7,000 claimants are shocked...

Keep your bodily fluids to yourself or it could cost you thousands.

Queenslanders who deliberately spit, cough or sneeze on frontline workers could face up to $13,000 dollars in fines, if the matter goes to Court. The State has seen a spike in abuse against essential workers during the virus crisis. The Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Associations, Chris Gazenbeek says the crackdown is...

House destroyed by fire at North Maclean

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. Supplied.) Investigations are continuing into the cause of a house fire at North Maclean.  Emergency crews arrived to the find the Sharon Drive property well involved around 7 last night.  Two people, one in their 50s and the other in their 70s, were taken to separate hospitals...
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