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"Test Covid boundaries" says member for Hinkler

(Image: Pixabay) Queensland should be willing to "test the boundaries" with Coronavirus, according to a Bundaberg-based Federal minister. Hinkler's Keith Pitt says Queensland should push ahead with re-opening its borders, despite a jump in coronavirus cases in Victoria. Queensland could now delay reopening borders - something that was set to happen on July...

Man charged following altercation

  An Ashfield man has been charged after alleged physical altercation at a licensed premises in Bundaberg earlier this month.   Police allege it happened on June 12 at a Targo Street business.    The 21-year-old will face the Bundaberg Magistrates Court in mid-August on a string of charges including unlawful wounding and public nuisance....

Man charged with wounding offences following altercation

An Ashfield man has been charged with a string of offences including unlawful wounding and public nuisance.  Police allege the 21-year-old was involved in an altercation at a Targo Street premises in Bundaberg on June 12. The man has been released on bail and will appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on...

Commemoration for tragic 20 year anniversary

    The 20th anniversary of the Childers Backpacker Hostel fire, which claimed 15 lives, will be commemorated next week. Bundaberg Regional Council will open the Childers Palace memorial building on Tuesday for people to pay their respects. Council also supported the production of an 18-part podcast series and produced a video which will screen online at 6pm...

Warning for boaties as whales return to QLD waters

Whale migration season has officially kicked off and boaties are being reminded to keep their distance. Around 35,000 humpbacks are expected to make their way past the Queensland coast over the next few months. Jet skies must stay 300m from the majestic mammals for their own safety, while larger vessels should switch...

MP calls for Childers backpacker murderer to remain behind bars

Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett has told Queensland Parliament, Childers Palace backpacker mass murderer Robert Paul Long should be locked up for life. Survivor Richard Tempest watched on in the chamber as Mr Bennett stood up on behalf of the backpacker fire survivors and victims to make a case for Robert...

Calls for witnesses to fatal Bruce Highway crash

A 74-year-old woman has died after a two-vehicle crash at Tinana. Preliminary investigations indicate around 9.50am on Tuesday, a red Toyota Corolla was heading north on the Lindah Road West on-ramp, when it has collided with a white motorhome travelling north on the Bruce Highway. The driver of the red Toyota was...

Police search for stolen vehicle, car thief

Police are on the hunt for a vehicle, stolen from Dr Mays Road, Svensson Height, between 11pm on June 13 and 6am on June 14. The vehicle is described as 2010 white, Toyota Kluger bearing Queensland registration 886RDK. Police are seeking assistance to identify the person in the image above, as police...

Teen Burned In Hervey Bay Fire

A Hervey Bay teenager is in hospital after being burned in a petrol fire on Saturday night. Paramedics were called to a home just before nine pm and took the teen to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition with facial burns

COVID-19| Prime Minister eases further restrictions

(Photo: Kristy Robinson / Commonwealth of Australia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the easing of more coronavirus restrictions.   Weddings, funerals, restaurants and other indoor gatherings will be able to have bigger functions -- depending on the size of the...

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