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Girl Bitten By A Shark Off CQ

A young girl has been bitten by a shark off the Central Queensland Coast. The nine-year-old girl had been swimming off North West Island on Wednesday afternoon when she sustained a bite to the rear of her leg and puncture wounds to her foot. Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson Emily Mildred said remarkably...

SES Volunteers Eligible For Compensation

Image Credit: images/Firefighters-CC0-Creative-Commons The Palaszczuk Government has confirmed Queensland SES volunteers will also be eligible for compensation along with volunteer firefighters battling this extraordinary fire season. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wrote to the Prime Minister last month requesting compensation for Queensland firefighters after he announced a compensation scheme for New South Wales volunteer firefighters. The...

Emergency Department Numbers Peak Over Holidays

Credit: images/Bundaberg_Hospital_Image_Supplied.png More than 3,600 patients made their way through Wide Bay emergency departments over the peak holiday period. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service data shows between December 24, 2019 and January 2, 2020 1,500 people presented to Bundaberg Hospital, 1,370 to Hervey Bay Hospital and 687 in Maryborough Hospital. At Bundaberg and...

Missing Girl, Tinana

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 15-year-old girl missing from Tinana. The girl (pictured) left a house in Tinana Friday night (January 3) and was last seen around 8.30pm on Eatonvale Road. It is unknown where the girl was going. Family and police hold concerns for her safety and...

International students choose Queensland in record numbers

  Mosborne01 CC BY-SA 3.0   New data shows Queensland’s international education sector posted decade-high growth over 2018-19 to inject $5.38 billion into the state.The value of international education and training rose 16 per cent which is a post-GFC benchmark for Queensland.The Australian Bureau of Statistics data also showed Queensland outperformed the sector’s national trend...

Jellyfish advice offered after Fraser Island sting

Photo: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue   Doctor Allan MacKillop has shared a number of tips for what swimmers should do, if stung by marine animals in coastal waters.  His advice prompted by a job on Thursday, in which the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man to Hospital after being stung by a jellyfish.  The man...

Queensland Records Lowest Road Fatalities

Queensland has recorded its lowest number of fatalities on its roads in more than six decades. Preliminary figures show there were 28 fewer deaths in 2019 than the year prior, marking the lowest number for a calendar year in Queensland since accurate records began in 1952. Minister for Police and Acting Minister...

Police Release New Picture Of Man Missing In The Daintree

Police, with the support of the State Emergency Service (SES) continue to search areas of the Daintree for missing 29-year-old Victorian man Milan Lemic, who was last seen next to his bogged utility on Sunday, December 22. Mr Lemic’s family, who attended the search scene on Friday with police, have provided...

Search Continues For Man Missing In The Daintree

Police continue to coordinate a search for missing 29-year-old Victorian man Milan Lemic, who was last seen next to a bogged vehicle, near the Daintree River at Bairds Crossing, Upper Daintree Village at around 4.30pm on December 22. A local man attended Bairds Crossing a short time later with a tractor...

Police End Marathon Siege

A marathon 12- hour siege has ended in Maryborough. Police revoked a Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) at 2:30pm on Friday after police resolved the matter without any incident. There are reports the 51-year-old suspect had been taken to hospital on a stretcher. It is understood officers stormed the property after the man...

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