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Energy provider tells customers to leave to avoid power price hike

A Queensland energy provider is telling its customers to take their business elsewhere to avoid a massive price hike to their power bills and blames the State Government for skyrocketing costs.   CEO Damien Glanville says the Queensland wholesale electricity market is experiencing extreme and consistent price volatility never previously seen. Mr...

Queenslanders offered free flu jab to combat rising cases

Queenslanders will be offered a free flu vaccination as the state faces a severe outbreak of Influenza A. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement as cases double every week. From tomorrow until the end of June, GPs and pharmacies will offer free flu shots for Queenslanders aged six months and older. COVID-19 measures...

Family dobbed in after pet cat snapped on K'Gari, Bribie

Holiday makers have been dobbed in for taking their pet cat to K'Gari and Bribie Island. Social media users alerted Queensland Parks and Wildlife, after seeing photos of an orange-and-white domestic cat on the islands, posted online.  Compliance manager Mike Devery says it's a major quarantine breach. “Domesticated dogs and cats are incompatible...

Murugappan family set to return home after Labor victory

Planning is underway for a homecoming celebration in Biloela, with the community hoping to see the Murugappan family return to Central Queensland within weeks. Incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to allow the Tamil asylum seekers to return home after an immigration battle spanning more than four years. Priya, Nades and...

FEDERAL ELECTION 2022: LABOR WINS

  Labor has won the 2022 federal election and will form either a minority or majority government with Anthony Albanese as Australia’s next prime minister as several key seats remain in the balance. Voters have deserted the major parties in their droves as the federal election ballots continue to be counted. Mr Albanese...

Jewellery, phones, bikes found around Bundy

A pouch of jewellery has been handed in to police after being found in Bundaberg South. Authorities are hoping to reunite the items with the rightful owner, after they were found on Wednesday May 11. A spokesperson for Queensland Police says the pouch contains a gold bracelet, gold chain, gold chain with...

Teen charged over alleged armed robbery

  Police have charged a 17-year-old boy in relation to an alleged armed robbery at a Nourbong Street shop on May 14. He was charged with one count each of enter premise with intent to commit indictable offence, armed robbery, authority required to possess explosives and unlawful possession of stolen property. He will...

Man suffers heart complications, flown to hospital

A man suffering heart complications has been flown to Bundaberg Hospital. Emergency crews were called to help the man in his 60s at Agnes Water, in the Gladstone region, at 1.40pm on Tuesday. A spokesperson for RACQ CapRescue says he was being treated by paramedics from Queensland Ambulance Service when they arrived. "The...

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