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'Extreme' Fire Risk Across Qld

Extreme fire warnings have been issued for parts of Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions. The Darling Downs and Granite Belt are expected to be the most at risk, with temperatures getting up to 40 degrees. There could also be wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour. There is...

Man Reported Missing Gin Gin/South Burnett

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 74-year-old man travelling in central Queensland. Clive Rolph was last seen on October 18 and has not contacted friends or family since. Although his exact whereabouts are unknown, he is believed to be in the Gin Gin or South Burnett area. He is...

Single Use Plastics Could Be Wiped Out In Qld

The Queensland Government is hoping to ban single-use plastics but wants to know what we think first.   Minister for Environment and Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch today released Queensland’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan, which sets out the proposed way forward for dealing with single-use plastics in our state. “There is a growing concern amongst Queenslanders...

QFES Issues Warning Ahead Of Return To Heightened Fire Risk

Firefighters are urging us to stay on high alert with severe and extreme fire conditions expected across the state over the coming days. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Acting Commissioner Mike Wassing said the threat of hot temperatures, strong winds and tinderbox conditions were expected to peak tomorrow and could...

Applications Invited Ahead Of 1770 Festival

Image Supplied  Applications are now open for Performers, Stallholders and Volunteers to be involved in the 1770 Festival in May, 2020. The 2020 festival theme is “Encounters in Country” and organisers are very excited that the next year the annual event marks the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in this birthplace of...

Staff At Local Catholic Schools Strike

Image Credit: Pixabay  Over 7000 Queensland Catholic school teachers and support staff from 195 Catholic schools across Queensland are set to commence work bans on Thursday, as part of protected industrial action. 195 Queensland Catholic schools are authorised to undertake the work bans, local schools involved are listed below:  Good Counsel College INNISFAIL,...

ICSM Shareholders Vote For Strategic Partnership With Almoiz Group

ICSM CEO John Gorringe, Almoiz Group Managing Director Nauman Khan, ICSM Chairman Peter Russo, Almoiz Industries Limited Chief Operating Officer Haider Khan tour the Mill.  Image Credit: Paul Beutel. Isis Central Sugar Mill (ICSM) shareholders have voted to partner with Almoiz Group to ensure the Mill remains in a strong and viable...

Locals Selected For 2019/20 Qld U15 Boys Indoor Hockey Teams

Image Credit: Pexels  The Queensland U15 Boys Indoor Hockey Teams have been announced and a number of local players have been named. The talented boys were selected as part of the side after standout performances at the 2019 U15 State Indoor Championships for Men, held last weekend in Maryborough. The teams will now...

Snake Bite, Cordalba

A person has been bitten by a snake in Cordalba. They were bitten at a private address at 8.01PM on Tuesday . The victim was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

Globemasters To Conduct Low-Level Flying Over Whitsundays & Fraser

Photographer: CPL Nicci Freeman Copyright: © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence UPDATE | The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III aircraft will not be taking off on Tuesday due to mechanical issues. The RAAF said "Safety is always our highest priority".   The crews hope to be...

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