Queensland News

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Vinnies stores close, plead for dumping to stop

premium_icon Vinnies stores close, plead for dumping to stop

More than 150 Vinnies stores have closed down across Queensland as the charity organisation pleads for people to stop dumping unwanted goods outside their shop fronts...

Police step up coronavirus patrols on Coast beaches

premium_icon Police step up coronavirus patrols on Coast beaches

Police have begun stepping up patrols on Gold Coast beaches ahead of their closure, with groups of more than two threatened with hefty fines.

Eight hospital staff in quarantine

premium_icon Eight hospital staff in quarantine

Eight staff from a laboratory at Ipswich Hospital have gone into quarantine after a contractor tested positive to pandemic coronavirus. It comes as cases in far north...

Data shows Queensland falling short on social distancing

premium_icon Data shows Queensland falling short on social distancing

While you may think your social distancing efforts are adequate, chances are you are wrong.

New ‘fishy’ airport development

premium_icon New ‘fishy’ airport development

There’s something fishy in the air, in the most positive sense, on the southern side of the Gold Coast Airport. Here’s the latest Coast development.

Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

premium_icon Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

Judging by the criticisms, few realise the reality of hotel quarantine beyond what social media tells them.

’Reduce suffering’: Advocate’s call for radical law reform

premium_icon ’Reduce suffering’: Advocate’s call for radical law reform

‘Parliament must act to reduce the suffering of Queenslanders for whom palliative care fails’

Rescue package comes ‘too early to tell’ for export industry

premium_icon Rescue package comes ‘too early to tell’ for export industry

A $170 million freight assist package might not be enough to guarantee survival, warns Southern Downs agriculture.

Rest stops closed to truckies due to coronavirus concerns

premium_icon Rest stops closed to truckies due to coronavirus concerns

LOCAL business fights to provide access to vital amenities.

Pandemic problems buy time for drought solutions

premium_icon Pandemic problems buy time for drought solutions

SOUTHERN Downs producers haven’t been forgotten amid the coronavirus outbreak, with extensions granted for drought assistance.

Coronavirus QLD: 14 new cases take state total to 921

Coronavirus QLD: 14 new cases take state total to 921

Authorities have announced expanded testing for coronavirus in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns – and this time it's to anyone who shows symptoms.

New visa rules allow agriculture sector work to continue

premium_icon New visa rules allow agriculture sector work to continue

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said the Australian Government have put temporary measures in place to allow important work in the agriculture sector to continue.

Flight Centre closes hundreds of stores, flags more job cuts

premium_icon Flight Centre closes hundreds of stores, flags more job cuts

The Queensland travel giant will ask investors for $700 million to ensure the company stays afloat through the pandemic.

Ekka 2020 cancelled as coronavirus pandemic continues

premium_icon Ekka 2020 cancelled as coronavirus pandemic continues

The 2020 Ekka has been cancelled for only the third time in its 144-year history, falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crisis meeting as Versace hotel owners face going bust

premium_icon Crisis meeting as Versace hotel owners face going bust

Palazzo Versace condominium owners have called a crisis meeting, saying their body corporate company faces going bust

Virus could mean extra year of school for every student

premium_icon Virus could mean extra year of school for every student

Coronavirus disruptions to education would mean an extra year of school for every Australian student under a worst-case scenario the federal government is desperately...

Gold Coast beaches to close as public ignoring warnings

premium_icon Gold Coast beaches to close as public ignoring warnings

The three beaches will be closed after locals and out-of-towners flocked to the sand to enjoy the perfect weather.

Quarantined woman goes on shopping spree

Quarantined woman goes on shopping spree

A woman has been fined $1000 breaking a 14-day mandatory quarantine to go to seven different shops.

Union bosses losing touch with reality over pay demands

premium_icon Union bosses losing touch with reality over pay demands

The lack of sense from union bosses demanding pay rises for public servants while thousands are thrown out of work is breathtaking, writes Peter Gleeson.

FINAL STAGES: Repairs on giant sink hole take shape

premium_icon FINAL STAGES: Repairs on giant sink hole take shape

The final stages to repair a giant sink hole that threatened to swallow properties in Sunrise Beach will begin this week.

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