Regional News

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Mayor makes it to three terms, but who's joining him?

premium_icon Mayor makes it to three terms, but who's joining him?

Mayor Mark Jamieson is all but locked in for a third term in office, but mystery surrounds who will be joining him. FULL ELECTION ANALYSIS

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

Public gatherings of more than two people have been banned, and youth no longer allowed to use playgrounds and skate parks in bid to slow virus spread.

Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

premium_icon Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

Unprecedented public health restrictions are expected to stay in place for months with experts saying it would be “ridiculous” to remove them, despite evidence...

Everything that is closed from today

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

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.

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.

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

Hospital staff across Australia are bracing for an "enormous" surge in coronavirus cases amid warnings that private hospitals could shut 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.

Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

premium_icon Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

Some Queensland teachers have been forced to make their own disinfectants to spray work spaces following a shortage of cleaning supplies.

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.

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.

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

The number of Queensland COVID-19 cases has jumped by 70 overnight, with the total figure climbing to 625. Three people are in intensive care.

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

Despite great fear over the spread of the coronavirus, the ECQ has warned those who fail to vote in today’s council elections can expect to cop a fine.

Your top 100 coronavirus questions answered

Your top 100 coronavirus questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation and it’s understandable that people have a lot of questions. We’ve answered 100 of the top ones about the...

Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

premium_icon Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

Now is the time for governments at all levels to re-engage with communities and to put people first, argues Bill Hoffman.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

North Coast couple in national spotlight amid cruise chaos

premium_icon North Coast couple in national spotlight amid cruise chaos

Hopes of arriving home to Ulmarra this weekend have been dashed for John and Di Leask after a government backflip

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Fury over the health risks posed by tomorrow's council elections, new revealations about cases, and a tribute to a Queensland man who died in virus news today.

Sunshine Coast man dead, police officer injured in collision

premium_icon Sunshine Coast man dead, police officer injured in collision

Police have confirmed both men involved in a crash which killed one and seriously injured another were Sunshine Coast locals.

80 wedding guests, staff exposed to coronavirus case

80 wedding guests, staff exposed to coronavirus case

Sunshine Beach Surf Club has issued a statement about the venue’s 80 guests and staff were exposed to a person who has since tested positive to the coronavirus.

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