Queensland News

Mon 6 Apr 2020

‘I don’t know what people are thinking going to the beach’

premium_icon ‘I don’t know what people are thinking going to the beach’

City leaders will today consider dramatically ramping up measures to protect the public from itself as hundreds of people flocked to the beaches despite warnings.

COVID-19: Family of Ruby Princess victim ‘shocked’ by report

premium_icon COVID-19: Family of Ruby Princess victim ‘shocked’ by report

Toowoomba man Des Williams' brother, based in Rockhampton, has expressed concerns about how Queensland Health managed the case.

Shock crime data reveals blight on our society

premium_icon Shock crime data reveals blight on our society

One of Queensland's most vulnerable age groups make up a “large silent cohort” of the state’s victims of crime, shock new police figures reveal.

‘Plan B’ to protect families of health workers

premium_icon ‘Plan B’ to protect families of health workers

Despite Queensland recording its lowest rise in COVID-19 cases in weeks, frontline health workers could face long-term isolation under a State Government plans.

Sun 5 Apr 2020

Crocodile found dead in shocking roadside discovery

premium_icon Crocodile found dead in shocking roadside discovery

GRAPHIC PHOTO: A driver received a scaly surprise when he found the remains of a crocodile in the middle of a road.

As brothels close, sex workers go online to beat coronavirus

premium_icon As brothels close, sex workers go online to beat coronavirus

ONE of the city's famous madams expects up to 40 per cent of sex work businesses to be wiped out by coronavirus restrictions.

Another Ruby Princess passenger dies, national toll now 35

Another Ruby Princess passenger dies, national toll now 35

At least 11 of the nation's 35 coronavirus deaths were people who travelled on the vessel.

Our solar farm project heats up with build date released

premium_icon Our solar farm project heats up with build date released

Central Queensland's Rodds Bay solar farm is expected to be one of Australia's largest and that means good things for power customers.

Dozens of hoons slapped with COVID-19 fines

Dozens of hoons slapped with COVID-19 fines

Dozens of hoons have been slapped with a $1334 fine after having no explanation for breaching home confinement rules to attend a car rally last night.

How self-isolation is affecting sex toy sales

premium_icon How self-isolation is affecting sex toy sales

Everyone is stuck at home, bored and perhaps in the mood for something different. This is what some adult shops have noticed during the COVID-19 lockdown.

State plans to backdate eviction ban

premium_icon State plans to backdate eviction ban

Landlords could be forced to use debt collectors to chase unpaid rent after the State Government said it would backdate new laws to save tenants from eviction.

Drivers flee as dozens slapped with $1300 fines after rally

premium_icon Drivers flee as dozens slapped with $1300 fines after rally

Police have slammed the “blatant disregard” of life after they issued COVID-19 fines at a large car rally on Saturday night.

State signs crucial $1.2m mask deal

premium_icon State signs crucial $1.2m mask deal

The deal was one of many to ensure Queensland has priority access to its own supply of urgently needed goods.

Local hero saves neighbourhood from isolation dark cloud

premium_icon Local hero saves neighbourhood from isolation dark cloud

He might be just a man and his dog but this community hero is rescuing people’s cheer during the COVID-19 crisis.

Three fighting for life after crash

premium_icon Three fighting for life after crash

Three people, including a boy and a girl, are in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash early this afternoon.

Public push to close farmers markets strengthens

premium_icon Public push to close farmers markets strengthens

A POPULAR farmers market has fallen under public scrutiny after a busy crowd was seen not following strict social distancing rules yesterday.

One dead in fatal light aircraft crash

premium_icon One dead in fatal light aircraft crash

A 64-year-old pilot is dead after a light plane carrying two people crashed near an airstrip.

WATCH: Witness sees crop duster crash into paddock

premium_icon WATCH: Witness sees crop duster crash into paddock

PHOTOS: Emergency services were called to the rural property just after 6 o'clock this morning.

COVID-19 QLD: Number of cases increases by nine overnight

COVID-19 QLD: Number of cases increases by nine overnight

Queensland has recorded just nine new cases, prompting praise from the Premier, but she warned against complacency and said tougher measures could come.

Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

premium_icon Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

COVID-19 has limited hospitality industry trade for local fruit, but lime producer Sam Slingsby hopes her innovative idea will blossom into a strong profit.

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