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PREPARE TO LEAVE | Vegetation Fire Sparks Near Miriam Vale

ADVICE 6:30PM | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. Currently as at 6pm Monday 19 August, a bushfire is travelling from Seeds Road towards Mitchell Road, Lowmead. People in...

Rugby Royalty Visiting Bundy This Weekend

The third biggest sport event in history, the Rugby World Cup, kicks off in September in Japan this year.  Waves Falcons Rugby Club has announced that rugby legend, World Cup winner and Olympic medallist David Campese will swing by this weekend. One of the greats, if not the greatest rugby players in...

Building Watchdog Unites With The ATO and ASIC To Fight Phoenixing

Queensland’s building industry watchdog, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and ASIC have joined forces in an educational offensive against illegal phoenixing in the building industry, a practice which causes significant harm to industry members. Illegal phoenix activity is the evasion of tax and other responsibilities, such as employee entitlements, through the...

Appeal For Help Following Assault, Bundaberg Central

Bundaberg Police are currently investigating an assault which occurred in a toilet in Bundaberg Central last week. A 39-year-old woman who was working in a store in Bourbong Street, was assaulted in the arcade toilets around 11.40am on Friday, August 16. The woman has entered the upstairs toilet to find an unknown...

260 People Banned From Owning Animals In Qld Courtrooms

Queensland Courts have banned 260 offenders from owning animals, a new report by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council revealed on Monday.   The new Sentencing Spotlight on Animal cruelty offences analysed 13 years of sentencing data shedding light on the penalties imposed. In Queensland, courts can issue a prohibition order banning a person from...

Adani Accused Of Bankrupting First Nations Leader

The Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council sain on Friday, Adani has achieved a new low, setting a brutal standard of corporate behaviour. In a statement sent to media outlets, the Family Council said that for the first time in Australia's history, a company has bankrupted an Aboriginal leader for standing up...

Pair Arrested Following Drug Raid

A man and woman have been charged, after Police raided a property in Bundaberg North.  Detectives attached to the Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) executed a search warrant at a Hodgetts Cour address on Thursday.   Police located several items of interest including clip seal bags containing Methylamphetamine, used glass pipes, syringes, cannabis, a...

BEWARE | Bitumen Scam In Bundy And Wide Bay

Image Credit: Pixabay We are being warned not to fall for a bitumen scam in Bundaberg and across the Wide Bay. Police have been told that tradespeople have been offering to resurface and repair bitumen driveways or other areas around the home. They claim to be from interstate and have left many home...

Mine Safety On The Agenda At Gold Coast Conference

Image By TripodStories- AB - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 UPDATE | A statewide initiative to refocus on safety has already reached nearly half the state’s 50,000-strong mine and quarry workforce. But Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told companies and union representatives at a safety forum on the Gold Coast over the weekend, that...

Grass Fire Sparks South Of Eidsvold

UPDATE | Crews have spent Thursday afternoon fighting a grass fire at Hawkwood, south of Eidsvold. The fire is burning in inaccessible country near Carters Road. The fire poses no threat to property. Crews are working to contain the fire and spent the afternoon backburning. Nearby residents may be affected by smoke and are asked...

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