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Qld Premier to consider delaying new school year amid Covid peak

(Image: Facebook) Queensland has recorded 10,953 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with 327 people being looked after in hospital and 14 of those in intensive care units. Three people are now on ventilators, including an unvaccinated man in his 70s. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident there are “absolutely more”...

ACCC investigating rapid antigen test price gouging complaints

The national consumer watchdog is investigating reports of rapid antigen tests being sold at exorbitant prices but says there’s no evidence of widespread price gouging.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is monitoring the situation closely and chairman Rod Sims has vowed to name and shame retailers doing the wrong...

Turtle power on show as clutch of loggerheads emerge at Mon Repos

Mon Repos is a hive of turtle activity with hatchlings starting to emerge and make their way to the ocean. January signals the start of hatchling season and the baby turtles didn’t disappoint with a clutch of loggerheads emerging on January 3. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said so far this season, 187...

QLD COVID-19: 6,781 new cases, 265 in hospital, 10 in ICU

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland has recorded 6781 new Covid cases, as she urges the Federal Government to make rapid antigen tests free for the most vulnerable in the community.There are now 32,000 active cases, 265 people being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, 10 in intensive care with two on...

Covid jab rollout for children aged 5-11 starts on Monday, January 10

Parents are urged to book children aged 5-11 for their COVID-19 vaccinations now to protect them ahead of school resuming at the end of the month. The jab is available for this cohort from next Monday (January 10), but Queenslanders can log on now to secure an appointment from that date. The...

AVOCA| Teenager critically injured after falling into water hole

A young man has been seriously injured after falling into a water hole in the Bundaberg region.  It happened off Michael Lane at Avoca around 3:30 this afternoon.  Queensland Ambulance says they transported a teenage male patient to Bundaberg Hospital with critical head injuries.  (Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) 

New website helping desperate Aussies track down rapid Covid tests

A new website is aiming to help desperate Aussies secure the most prized possession of the pandemic since toilet paper - a rapid antigen test kit. Find a RAT was created by software developer Matt Hayward, who runs the Melbourne software agency Pipelabs. The crowdsourced website, launched on Monday, relies on people...

Testing clinics overwhelmed as Qld Covid cases rise to 5,699

Queensland has recorded 5,699 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours with 170 people now in hospital, as testing clinics across the state are overwhelmed with long queues. There are now 25,920 active cases in the state. There are 11 people in ICU, two of whom are ventilated. A total of 33,312...

Queenslanders treated to optical phenomenon in the sky

Seeing a normal rainbow is pretty common, but some lucky North Queenslanders are actually spotting rainbow clouds in the sky. Called iridescent clouds, the optical phenomenon leaves halos and rainbows around them, if the sun is at the right angle. A happy snapper who took the images shown was a passenger in...

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