Queensland News

Sun 29 Mar 2020

QLD Elections wrap: Bundaberg mayor claims victory

premium_icon QLD Elections wrap: Bundaberg mayor claims victory

BUNDABERG mayor Jack Dempsey has claimed victory, becoming the first person leading the regional council to be re-elected to a second term.

Historic Greens vote sees party surge in Brisbane

premium_icon Historic Greens vote sees party surge in Brisbane

Maverick Councillor Jonathan Sri has pulled off one of the biggest landslides for any Greens politician in Australian political history.

Shots fired, cops rammed, man cornered in highway siege

premium_icon Shots fired, cops rammed, man cornered in highway siege

Shots have been fired, police cars have been rammed and a man is cornered in a dramatic police operation that has closed the Captain Cook Highway this morning.

Premier slams ECQ: ‘They’ve got one job’

premium_icon Premier slams ECQ: ‘They’ve got one job’

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has slammed the Electoral Commission over technical issues that slowed down the release of results from yesterday’s elections.

Cruise passenger dies in Qld hospital as case tally hits 656

Cruise passenger dies in Qld hospital as case tally hits 656

A 75-year-old woman who was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship has died in the Caboolture hospital. It raises the Qld total to 656.

Queensland by-election results for Bundamba and Currumbin

premium_icon Queensland by-election results for Bundamba and Currumbin

Labor looks set to keep its safe Ipswich state seat of Bundamba and the LNP is tracking ahead in the crucial Gold Coast seat of Currumbin. SEE THE RESULTS HERE

Secret plan to turn Ekka into makeshift hospital

premium_icon Secret plan to turn Ekka into makeshift hospital

Health authorities are actively exploring a plan to convert showgrounds, mining camps and hotels into makeshift ICUs if high numbers of victims flood the state’s ...

What Channel 9 needs to do to cure NRL coronavirus Blues

premium_icon What Channel 9 needs to do to cure NRL coronavirus Blues

Oh for the a replay of the Broncos glory days when Alfie was the little maestro.

Wage theft a ‘business model’

premium_icon Wage theft a ‘business model’

Workers made their submissions to the Senate inquiry into wage theft, with shocking allegations of underpayment, bosses docking pay and sham contracting.

‘Very dangerous’: Docs’ dire warning over masks

premium_icon ‘Very dangerous’: Docs’ dire warning over masks

As the federal government stockpiles millions of masks, leading Queensland doctors have warned they are dangerously short of essential protective gear.

Coast restaurant owner says govt made him virus ‘scapegoat’

premium_icon Coast restaurant owner says govt made him virus ‘scapegoat’

Sails restaurant owner claims guests linked to a significant coronavirus outbreak visited a number of other venues.

Man dead, motorcyclist critical after crashes

premium_icon Man dead, motorcyclist critical after crashes

One man is dead and another has been left in a critical condition in separate crashes in southeast Queensland overnight.

LNP calls win despite violence and website meltdown

premium_icon LNP calls win despite violence and website meltdown

Adrian Schrinner is confident he has won the race for Brisbane Lord Mayor despite a farcical results fail when the ECQ’s website melted down.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Some of Australia’s hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down putting 100,000 workers at risk of no work.

WATCH: Police pounce on alleged luxury car thieves

premium_icon WATCH: Police pounce on alleged luxury car thieves

A MAN and woman have been charged after allegedly raiding a home, taking off in a luxury SUV and attempting to flee police.

Prison staff hit with stiff new bonking ban

premium_icon Prison staff hit with stiff new bonking ban

A new bonking ban for Queensland prisons could see staff jailed for having sex with offenders if the law passes parliament.

750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

premium_icon 750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

MORE than a million people have voted early in Queensland's local governement elections which have been overshadowed by the threat of coronavirus.

ON-THE-SPOT FINES: Cops’ COVID-19 crackdown

ON-THE-SPOT FINES: Cops’ COVID-19 crackdown

Queensland Police have launched a coronavirus crackdown on people disregarding flouting isolation laws and threatened to issue hefty on the spot fines.

Mayor’s special ray of sunshine in virus darkness

premium_icon Mayor’s special ray of sunshine in virus darkness

After 16 years at Redlands City Council Mayor Karen Williams has seen plenty but nothing quite like the chaos the COVID-19 virus is inflicting upon community right now.

Jail time possible for COVID-19 law rejecters

premium_icon Jail time possible for COVID-19 law rejecters

Failing to follow COVID-19 Laws will not just affect your health and land you in hospital, it will hit your hip pocket and even land you in jail for life.

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