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New home quarantine trial to start but rules are strict

  The State Government is pushing for another super vax weekend as it reveals details about a home quarantine trial for people stranded interstate beginning next week. Tough rules will apply to the trial which starts on Monday, with Health Minister Yvette D’Ath saying people must be fully vaccinated, be able to...

Four code yellows at North Qld hospitals as tensions rise between State and Feds

Queensland's demand for "crisis funding" to support hospitals under the next phase of the pandemic has been rejected by the Federal Government, as four hospitals declare a "code yellow" in one day. Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Mount Isa hospitals all raised code yellow alarms yesterday. Code yellow alarms alert staff to...

Bundy woman with alleged bikie gang links charged with drug offences

A Bundaberg woman with alleged links to motorcycle gangs has been charged with a string of offences including drug possession and firearm offences as police target drug syndicates in regional Queensland. Officers from the Crime and Intelligence Command’s Taskforce Maxima deployed to Gympie, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, charging 11 people on...

'Stay Informed' warnings for two bushfires south of Miriam Vale

Locals are being urged to stay informed regarding two bushfires south of Miriam Vale. Crews are currently on scene for a fire at Mount Waroo near Lowmead, as well as a separate blaze at Bulburin National Park in Colosseum. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson says the land owner at Mount...

Premier pleads 'get vaccinated' despite no new local cases

  Queensland has recorded no new cases of Covid-19 in the community, but three people in hotel quarantine have returned positive tests. At a visit to a vaccination hub in Ipswich, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk describes the case numbers as "good news" following last week's clusters in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. However, she...

Medical degrees offered closer to home

Budding doctors now have the chance to study in their own backyard.    University of Queensland is set to offer its Doctor of Medicine program right here in the Wide Bay from 2023.    Students will complete their first two years in Brisbane before heading back to Bundaberg or Rockhampton.   But from 2025, the full...

Dozens rescued from Queensland beaches

More than 300,000 people have used their long weekend to hit up Queensland beaches. Surf Life Saving Queensland statistics show 152 people needed first-aid treatment right across the state, with 16 of those incidents here in the Wide Bay Capricorn region. Local crews also prevented 480 people from getting into trouble. SLSQ duty...

Local service helping Bundy parents to navigate autism

Having a child with autism can be a difficult thing to grasp.   That's according to the A-E-I-O-U Foundation that runs early intervention therapy for children with autism between two and six years old.   Acting Manager Amanda Rogers is urging parents to gain valuable tips at a free Open Day in Bundaberg today.   "It...

Meet the new doctor taking over from CHO Dr Jeannette Young

Frontline infectious disease expert Dr Krispin Hajkowicz has officially been announced as Queensland's new Chief Health Officer, as Dr Jeannette Young steps into a new role. On November 1 - after 16 years and leading Queensland through a global pandemic - Dr Young will vacate the CHO position and become the...

Qld records two local COVID cases, more testing urged

Queensland has recorded two new local cases of coronavirus overnight, including a three-year-old girl linked to the aviation cluster. The other is a 19-year-old woman who flew from Victoria to Brisbane - given an exemption to return to Queensland. No infections have been linked to yesterday's case, a woman in her 50s,...

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