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Crime numbers soar to 16-year high in Bundaberg

Bundaberg has recorded its worst month of reported crimes in more than a decade, according to police data. In August, 734 offences were recorded which is a 16-year high and a 26 per cent jump when compared with the same time last year. In September 2005, the region recorded 964 offences. Senior Sergeant...

Premier issues call for Queenslanders to join 'jab army'

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is issuing a call to arms for Queenslanders to join the “jab army” and get vaccinated. “We’ve had the mud army, we’ve had the care army and now I summon Queenslanders to sign up to the jab army,” Ms Palaszczuk told State Parliament. “The only way we protect ourselves...

Woman seriously injured after crash outside Aldi

 There has been a serious crash outside of the Aldi shopping centre in Bundaberg Central.  Police say they were called to the scene of a car and motorised pushbike crash on Electra Street around 5:15pm yesterday.    4BU and HitzFM's General Manager Corey Pitt heard the commotion and ran across the street to...

Speaker, dumbells plus more pinched from back of ute

CCTV has been released after a storage box full of gear was stolen from the back of a car.    The car was parked on Bingera street in a hotel car park, when the offender has ridden up on a pushbike around 2:00am on August 23.   The thief has then taken a black storage box...

Longer banning notices in place for Bundaberg's drunk and disorderly

Troublemakers will be banned from Bundaberg pubs and clubs for longer in a push to stamp out bad behaviour. Changes to the Safe Night Out laws have come into effect today, meaning officers can now hand out banning notices of up to 30 days, instead of the previous 10. Under the Police...

Burnett MP to vote against controversial voluntary assisted dying bill

The Member for Burnett will not support the voluntary assisted dying bill and is pushing for amendments to be made should the legislation pass. Parliament has begun debating the bill, which would give a person who is terminally ill the option to access medical assistance to end their life. State MPs have...

Qlders over 60 now eligible for Pfizer vaccine

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queenslanders over 60 will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine from any of the state-run clinics from this weekend In a social media post, Ms Palaszczuk says this weekend all Queensland Health hubs will be open and walk-ins are welcome.  “In response to Delta, we’re also...

Stolen car, Bundaberg East

 A car has been stolen from Bundaberg East.   The white toyota camry was parked at a business on Princess street when it was nicked on August 31st.    A few days later the car was spotted at a home in Walker Street but hasn't been seen since.    The vehicle is described as a white...

Smoke advice as officers conduct backburning on Fraser Island

Smoke may be seen in parts of Fraser Island, as the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation works to conduct backburning near K’gari Camp. The planned burns will take place near the camp, (adjacent to the Woralie Road on Fraser Island) beginning today until Thursday. As a result, smoke may be seen north of Eli...

Qld records one new community Covid case

Queensland has recorded one new community Covid case linked to the Sunnybank cluster. The new case is a 15-year-old student of St Thomas More College. But Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is not concerned about the case. “We're not concerned about this at all because it's linked to that Sunnybank cluster," she says. “Once...

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