Queensland News

Sat 4 Apr 2020

One-in-three volunteer fireys kicked out

premium_icon One-in-three volunteer fireys kicked out

More than 8000 Rural Fire Service volunteers will no longer be able to tackle blazes to save lives and homes after a bureaucratic bust-up.

CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

premium_icon CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

‘Someone was having a major meltdown … followed by security telling him that he was breaking the law if he put a foot outside the door’

Beach ‘just as popular as ever’

premium_icon Beach ‘just as popular as ever’

A man fears a popular beach will become a “coronavirus melting pot” as surfers, divers and dog walkers continue to ignore social distancing rules.

Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

premium_icon Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

Two cyclists have been left in a critical condition after being hit by a ute as they rode on a footpath beside early on Saturday morning.

Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

premium_icon Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

The family behind properties on notorious street of crime say they are housing people nobody wants to take in an effort to give them a second chance.

Fun task sparked from isolation boredom

Fun task sparked from isolation boredom

Australians are so bored from being cooped up inside due to social isolation rules that they are getting dressed up to take their bins out.

Storms predicted as rain system rolls into the southeast

premium_icon Storms predicted as rain system rolls into the southeast

The Bureau of Meteorology says an inland trough is likely to bring rain to the region as temperatures, which have been hovering in the low 30s, start to drop.

Owner fears for farm animals as financial woes hit

premium_icon Owner fears for farm animals as financial woes hit

The hardworking owners of a Coast riding school and petting zoo business have had to 'swallow their pride' and ask for help.

Man charged over ‘mistaken identity’ shooting of grandma

premium_icon Man charged over ‘mistaken identity’ shooting of grandma

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a grandmother who was shot in the head at her home in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.

WATCH: Dad swipes lavish bracelet from shop

premium_icon WATCH: Dad swipes lavish bracelet from shop

The extravagant bracelet costs thousands of dollars – but instead of opening his wallet this man did the dash. WATCH THE VIDEO

‘I’ve been in tears’: couple’s sacrifice to fight virus

premium_icon ‘I’ve been in tears’: couple’s sacrifice to fight virus

A Gold Coast couple are making an incredible sacrifice to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Patience urged as demand for influenza vaccine surges

premium_icon Patience urged as demand for influenza vaccine surges

With an increased demand for flu vaccines this year, Dr Michael Clements says people will need to be patient.

Community transmission warning as virus enters new phase

Community transmission warning as virus enters new phase

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has issued a stark warning that the state’s coronavirus outbreak is entering a significant new phase. SEE REGIONAL BREAKDOWN

MP calls for border closures to be relaxed in Southern Downs

premium_icon MP calls for border closures to be relaxed in Southern Downs

Premier urged to consider the country as concrete blockades make accessing essential services difficult for residents in border hugging towns.

Doctor busts COVID-19 myths

premium_icon Doctor busts COVID-19 myths

Cloth masks, homemade hand sanitiser, supplements and heat. The internet is rife with coronavirus misinformation and a doctor has set out to dispel the myths.

Tourist sues for $4.5m after Agnes Water plane crash

premium_icon Tourist sues for $4.5m after Agnes Water plane crash

The 2017 crash claimed the life of a 29-year-old female backpacker from the United Kingdom

Brother of alleged hit and run victim jailed over brawl

premium_icon Brother of alleged hit and run victim jailed over brawl

Three days after burying his little sister, Jai Mooney pleaded guilty to his role in a vicious pub bashing.

Cops fuming over COVID-19 roadblock dodgers

premium_icon Cops fuming over COVID-19 roadblock dodgers

Several people have been stopped trying to dodge the Yarrabah roadblock by attempting to navigate dangerous terrain

EPIC FAIL: How could the ECQ muck election up ... again?

premium_icon EPIC FAIL: How could the ECQ muck election up ... again?

Peter Gardiner takes a look into what went wrong with the council election tallies throughout Queensland.

Code silver: Prisoners on roof of jail

premium_icon Code silver: Prisoners on roof of jail

A prisoners has sparked a “code silver” alert at a jail west of Brisbane after climbing onto the facility’s roof, placing it in lockdown.

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