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Vegetation Fire Sparks South Of Bundaberg

A vegetation fiire has sparked at Kinkuna, south of Bundaberg. Firefighters are at a vegetation fire burning near Dr Mays Crossing Road and Palm Springs Drive. This fire broke out on Thursday and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze by conducting backburning operations in...

Activists Stop Adani Drill Rig Ahead Of Adani Court Appearance

Heather Simpson from drought ravaged Stanthorpe.  Image Supplied  A climate activist has locked herself to a drill rig on Adani’s Carmichael mine site on Friday, disrupting work. Heather Simpson from Stanthorpe locked herself to the drill rig at 6:30AM by the Gregory Highway; while a group of supporters gathered around to celebrate...

Man Charged Over Spate Of Breaks Ins, Bundaberg South

An 18-year-old Bundaberg South man has been charged with 17 offences over a string of break ins in Bundaberg South.   Police will allege the man broke into multiple homes in the Bundaberg South, Walkervale and Avenell Heights areas. He allegedly stole money, handbags, wallets, jewellery and tobacco between August 3 and August...

Police Check On Pups Following Attempted B&E

Bundaberg’s best guard dog.  Image Credit: QPS  Bundaberg Police have carried out a welfare check at a local property, after someone tried to break into a home in Bundaberg South.   The owner of the pups (pictured above) was woken by the sound of his dog barking early last Friday. He saw two men...

Drug Bust, Howard

There has been a drug bust in Howard.   Police went to two Howard addresses and executed search warrants at both locations on Wednesday.   As a result of the execution of the warrants, police will allege they located a number of cannabis plants and assorted drug materials used for drug activities at both locations. All of...

Private Sector Workers Get Second Lowest Wage Increase In Australia

The latest SEEK Employment Report shows a modest increase of 0.2% in jobs advertised this month, compared to last month (June 2019). However, compared to last year, July 2018, we see a decline of 7.8% in jobs advertised. Community Services & Development (+10.3%) lead as the sector with the highest job...

1,700 Qld Drivers Fined For Not Properly Restraining Kids!!

Image Credit: RACQ The RACQ has revealed that an 'outrageous' number of drivers are failing to properly restrain kids in cars. Data from the Department of Transport and Main Roads and analysed by RACQ revealed more than 1700 people were fined for the offence in 2018. RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said motorists in...

Blaze Alight In Winfield

A vegetation fire has sparked at Winfield on Wednesday. It is burning in the vicinity of Steeds Road and Proposed Road. This blaze broke out around 12:30PM. Smoke may affect surrounding areas throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medication close by if required. Motorists should...

Person Stuck In The Mud - Literally

A person has had to be rescued after getting stuck in mud, literally, near Maryborough.   Paramedics were called to a location off Sunrise Drive, Tinana, at 10.28AM on Wednesday.   They found a person standing in mud who told them they couldn't get out. Emergency crews managed to rescue the person and discovered that they...

Vegetation Fire Still Alight At Doughboy

QFES Newsroom UPDATE 10:10AM 14/8 | Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain at the scene of a vegetation fire south west of Gin Gin. It is burning near Doughboy Road, Doughboy and is within containment lines. Crews confirmed there is no threat to property. Firefighters will be patrolling and mopping up in the area. Smoke may affect...

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