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Bundaberg mums miss out on millions in super

Taking time off work to raise their kids, has cost Bundaberg mums $5.9 million over the past decade.   Industry Super Australia has analysed Department of Social Services data, finding more than 280,000 Queensland mothers have received Commonwealth Parental Leave Pay between 2011 and 2020, but claims their retirement savings are $320...

Moderna vaccine hits local pharmacies

Bundaberg's Covid vaccination rollout has hit a new milestone.   The Moderna jab is now available at some pharmacies in the region, including Bundaberg Discount Drug Store on Bourbong Street.   Pharmacist Tanya Bowden said the pharmacy was due to receive its shipment yesterday, but was surprised when hundreds of doses arrived last Wednesday.   "At...

Man seriously injured after falling from tree

 A man is fighting for life after falling eight metres out of a tree at Woodgate.    It happened just before 4pm yesterday.   Paramedics were first on scene, transporting the man in his 60s to a nearby oval to meet the LifeFlight rescue helicopter.    Crews have treated the man for head and pelvic injuries,...

Regional lawyer shortage prompts 'try before buy' scheme

A new initiative is being launched to boost lawyer numbers in regional and rural areas in Queensland amid a statewide shortage.   'The Digital Treechange' aims to attract more legal practitioners to work outside the cities by allowing them to ‘trial’ the job from home first.    Law Council of Australia's Dr Jacoba Brasch...

Premier says updated modelling key to when Qld border opens

  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is refusing to confirm if Queensland borders will open once 80 per cent of the population is vaccinated saying she is waiting to see updated modelling. It comes as Queensland records zero new cases. Almost 64 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have had the first dose with 44 per cent...

Two boys on motorbikes crash, south of Childers

Two boys have had a lucky escape after the motorbikes they were riding collided, south of Childers.    A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson says a teenage boy and primary-school aged boy were both riding bikes on a private property, near Eureka, where they ran into each other just after 6pm last night.    They...

12-year-old boy missing from Hervey Bay

UPDATE: A 12-year-old missing from Hervey Bay has now been found safe and well. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.   EARLIER: Concerns are growing for a 12-year-old boy, who has been missing from Hervey Bay for five days now.    He was last seen around 11.30am on Wednesday, near Heather Way at...

Pilot injured in plane crash on Fraser Island

A pilot has been injured after his light plane crashed on Fraser Island on Saturday morning. Emergency crews were called to Orchid Beach just before 9.00am. The sole occupant, a man in his 50s has been treated for chest injuries. He has since been airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in stable condition.

Six people rushed to hospital after serious head-on crash

Six people including a child have been rushed to hospital after a serious head-on crash at Agnes Water. Just before 11am today, a four-wheel drive collided head-on with a hatchback at the corner of Bicentennial Dr and Round Hill Rd. Paramedics attended the scene and 10 patients were assessed for injuries. A Queensland...

Flight simulator to train pilots earmarked for Bundy

 A plan to train Royal Flying doctors locally is taking flight, and will be a first for the southern hemisphere.    A proposed flight simulator has been earmarked to be built on council land at the Bundaberg airport.   Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey says the $20million facility would inject $6million into the local economy,...

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