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'Dangerous' storms on way to end scorching days

Severe storms could bring destructive wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour and hail the size of golf balls to areas south of Hervey Bay.  The storm system is travelling north from New South Wales, bringing heavy rain and thunder. It is forecast to impact areas stretching between Double Island...

CQU grads more likely to land jobs

Regional university students have scored highly for graduate jobs compared to those in the city.   The latest report card has found that figures for Central Queensland University saw 73 percent of its graduates walking into a full-time work despite the COVID downturn.    CQU Professor Helen Huntley says it's no surprise.    "We've always had...

Labor clinches Bundaberg seat

  The new member for Bundaberg believes voters made a clear choice in state election, despite Labor only holding the highly-contested seat by nine votes. Tens of thousands of ballot forms had to be recounted for both Bundaberg and the Nicklin electorate, on the Sunshine Coast, due close margins in October's state...

Man in hospital after Branyan crash

A man has been hospitalised following a car and motorcycle crash in Bundaberg this morning. Queensland Ambulance say paramedics were called to the scene on Cummins and Childers Roads at 10:57am on Monday. A man was transported to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

Second man charged with murder over alleged brawl

A second man has been charged with murder, following the alleged homicide of a 43-year-old Crestmead man at Maryborough earlier this month. His body was found down an embankment at Ross Creek in the Gympie region on November 1, following an alleged fight at a Maryborough address the previous evening. A 36-year-old...

STAY INFORMED: Fraser Island bushfire as at 6.00pm Sat 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on Fraser Island. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. Currently as at 6.00pm a large bushfire is in the vicinity of Lake Bowarrady and travelling in...

STAY INFORMED: Fraser Island bushfire as at 1.25pm Sat 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Fraser Island. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. Currently as at 1.25pm a large bushfire is travelling from north of Lake Bowarrady in the vicinity...

Heat wave bakes nearly whole state

A heat wave gripping our area is expected to keep most of the state facing unseasonably warm weather until midweek.Today's temps are expected to top 35 for almost all the east of the state, apart from those parts lucky enough to get sea breezes ... and while there could be...

Bushfire closes campgrounds on Fraser Island

A large bushfire is burning on Fraser Island, prompting the closure of some campgrounds and a warning people to stay on top of advice. The blaze is burning to the north of Lake Bowarrady, near Awinya Road. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services has closed some roads and campgrounds at the northern end...

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