Queensland News

Tue 2 Jun 2020

‘Hideous’: Ross River cases triple on Coast

premium_icon ‘Hideous’: Ross River cases triple on Coast

The number of Ross River virus cases on the Gold Coast has already exceeded last year’s total figure - and the pandemic is being blamed for the increase.

Driver’s offer to crooks: ‘Keep the car, give back my ID’

premium_icon Driver’s offer to crooks: ‘Keep the car, give back my ID’

A man whose vehicle was stolen has offered a deal to the thieves – keep the vehicle just return his work credentials.

‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

premium_icon ‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

Frustrated owners and workers from the Gold Coast tourism industry have gathered at The Spit to protest against Queensland’s ongoing border closure.

Rocky company lands $9M+ Adani contract

premium_icon Rocky company lands $9M+ Adani contract

The mining giant has revealed a key contract awarded to a CQ company.

Child Safety failed Mason 'in nearly every way'

premium_icon Child Safety failed Mason 'in nearly every way'

A coroner has slammed the Department of Child Safety, saying it “failed in its duty to protect Mason Lee from the risk of serious harm.

Why tourism industry has to change

Why tourism industry has to change

The COVID-19 crisis has provided Queensland’s tourism industry with an opportunity to reset and explore new business models and strategies.

New threat in QLD border stoush

New threat in QLD border stoush

As Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stands firm on the border closures, a new legal battle looms against the state government.

Modern technology added to one of region’s oldest cemeteries

premium_icon Modern technology added to one of region’s oldest cemeteries

ONE of the region’s oldest cemeteries will undergo modernisation with the installation of more than 60 crypts.

Premier owes Blackwater an apology

premium_icon Premier owes Blackwater an apology

Nathan Turner’s death fitted the narrative that the health of Queenslanders must come first and the economy a distant second.

Protests as tourism operators reach breaking point

premium_icon Protests as tourism operators reach breaking point

Tourism towns across the state will be protesting Queensland’s continued closed borders, as government stands firm on its plans to keep the state cut off from the rest...

Bypass lanes to close for surface repairs

premium_icon Bypass lanes to close for surface repairs

LANES on the Toowoomba Bypass will be closed for repairs, after several issues with the asphalt surface were discovered.

Abattoir expansion to turn ‘worthless’ waste into jobs

premium_icon Abattoir expansion to turn ‘worthless’ waste into jobs

State funding gives Yangan operation wings to kickstart innovative rendering project.

One new case as Miles defends govt Blackwater backflip

One new case as Miles defends govt Blackwater backflip

Steven Miles has defended the handling of the death of Nathan Turner, saying he’d rather be criticised “for acting too quickly rather than the alternative”.

‘Most horrendous pain’: Truckie gets $760k for work injury

premium_icon ‘Most horrendous pain’: Truckie gets $760k for work injury

A truck driver has been awarded $760,000 after a court ruled his back injury was caused at work by a broken seat.

Southwest songstress Maddy shines on The Voice

premium_icon Southwest songstress Maddy shines on The Voice

Roma’s own Maddy Thomas has made her TV debut in the singing competition, and said she hopes this will bring some joy to her beloved community.

Footage captures Qld’s worst speeders in dice with death

premium_icon Footage captures Qld’s worst speeders in dice with death

Fatalities on Queensland roads are higher than they were this time last year. Now police have released footage of our worst speeders to shine a light on the issue.

When unis will head back to campus

premium_icon When unis will head back to campus

Queensland universities are planning a staggered return to face-to-face teaching as coronavirus restrictions lift around the state. Here’s where our unis stand:

Moment teen girls went wild at city train station

premium_icon Moment teen girls went wild at city train station

Police have released CCTV images of a “vicious and cowardly” assault by a group of four teenage girls at a busy train station.

Shock findings: Blackwater COVID backflip sparks anger

premium_icon Shock findings: Blackwater COVID backflip sparks anger

The Queensland man thought to be the country’s youngest coronavirus casualty did not have COVID-19, autopsy ­results have revealed.

Katter calls to unlock indigenous communities

premium_icon Katter calls to unlock indigenous communities

MP Bob Katter said it wasn’t fair that communities such as Yarrabah, Doomadgee and Palm Island were still locked up while the rest of the state celebrated.

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