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Staff at C&K child care, kindergarten underpaid $200k

More than 1300 staff working for one of Queensland’s largest childcare and kindergarten providers have been underpaid to a total of $209,000. Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K), which operates 180 venues across Queensland, discovered the underpayment error while reviewing its payroll systems in preparation for implementing new systems, the Fairwork...

Dingo pups spotted on Fraser Island prompts safety message

Young dingo pups have been spotted emerging from their dens on Fraser Island, as whelping season kicks in. Trail cameras set up by the Department of Environment and Science have captured the two to three-month-old pups outside the den, sniffing the air and wandering about. It is whelping season so that means...

Man trapped in car following rollover

A man has had to be cut from a car, after a single-vehicle crash north of Bundaberg.    Emergency crews were called to Round Hill just before 10pm, where a car had rolled, ending up on its roof.    When crews arrived at the scene on Round Hill Road, they found the man was...

QLD anti-knife campaign targets young people

Police are tackling knife crime in Bundaberg with a new prevention campaign launched.   "I live my life… without a knife" aims to increase awareness of the rules and consequences of knife carrying and encourage safer behaviour.   Senior Constable Melanie Ryan says police will be touring local schools, making sure kids know the...

'You will end up in ICU': Premier's stark warning for unvaxxed Qlders

Queensland has recorded zero community cases of Covid after a cluster emerged in the border town of Goondiwindi. Three cases were announced in the southern town yesterday, of which two were not vaccinated and one had received their first dose. More than 200 people have been tested at truck stops in Goondiwindi...

'Virus will hunt you down': Three new covid cases prompt Premier's warning

   Queensland has recorded three new community cases as the Premier warns unvaccinated people that this “virus will hunt you down”. The three new cases are all in Goondiwindi.   Thursday 4 November – coronavirus cases in Queensland:There were 3 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 detected in Queensland overnight. #covid19 pic.twitter.com/yz53dAF7qZ — Annastacia Palaszczuk...

Purple bins popping up around Bundy

Bright wheelie bins are popping up around Bundaberg, with locals able to dispose of their recyclables for a good cause. Hearts of Purple use cash from the 10 cent recyclables disposed of in its purple bins, to help those escaping domestic and family violence. CEO Michelle Beatie says the Purple Bin Program...

Local health staff in limbo after vaccine mandate takes effect

 Nearly eight per cent of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service workers are yet to provide evidence they have received their Covid jabs, despite a mandate coming into effect across the state.   Queensland Health says the vaccine mandate was put in place from November 1, to ensure a safe workplace for...

New $10 meal voucher to incentivise unvaccinated to get jab

   Ten dollar meal vouchers will be used as incentive for unvaccinated Queenslanders in a new partnership between the State Government and Clubs Queensland. The state has recorded zero new community cases with a total of 78.21 per cent of Queenslanders having had their first dose, while 64.71 per cent have had...

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