Queensland News

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Miners respond to tough FIFO restrictions

premium_icon Miners respond to tough FIFO restrictions

The mining sector has embraced a safety first approach before guiding Queensland’s economy to recovery.

Young girl granted $9m after mum sues hospital

premium_icon Young girl granted $9m after mum sues hospital

A girl who suffered brain damage at birth has been granted more than $9 million in compensation after her mother sued a hospital for delays in her delivery.

COVID-19 fears arrive with unprecedented backpacker influx

premium_icon COVID-19 fears arrive with unprecedented backpacker influx

The region is experiencing a large influx of travelling workers, but housing options are quickly running out, as virus concerns grow.

Qld border to be closed to FIFO workers

Qld border to be closed to FIFO workers

Queensland will from this weekend enact stricter border control laws to ban some fly-in-fly-out workers from the state to protect virus-free remote communities.

First Warwick coronavirus case on road to recovery

premium_icon First Warwick coronavirus case on road to recovery

Warwick businessman reveals details of his battle and the next steps following positive testing after Noosa restaurant 50th birthday party.

Farmers can buy ammo again, but ‘there may not be any’

premium_icon Farmers can buy ammo again, but ‘there may not be any’

THE government has backed off from its coronavirus crackdown on gun and ammunition sales, but Gympie gun dealer Ron Owen says that will all soon be irrelevant.

WATCH: Adani’s impressive air strip takes shape

premium_icon WATCH: Adani’s impressive air strip takes shape

Rockhampton Regional Council won’t have to help pay for Adani’s airport just yet.

How to workout for free while in self isolation

premium_icon How to workout for free while in self isolation

New fitness program dropped online to help people’s health and wellbeing

POLICE WARN: Rural shooters a prime target for gun theft

premium_icon POLICE WARN: Rural shooters a prime target for gun theft

Southwest police are on alert after a spate of firearm thefts in the region. They believe rural gun owners are being targeted by organised crime syndicates.

Man found asleep at wheel after 30 drinks at 50th

premium_icon Man found asleep at wheel after 30 drinks at 50th

A man who fell asleep at the wheel while retrieving his wallet from his car at his 50th birthday celebrations has pleaded guilty to drink driving.

Monster father tried to also kill ex-wife in murder-suicide

premium_icon Monster father tried to also kill ex-wife in murder-suicide

SCHOOL lunches remained on a kitchen bench, uniforms still folded, as a mother was confronted with the blackened, mangled scene of a caravan explosion.

Health service backflips on order to reuse masks

premium_icon Health service backflips on order to reuse masks

A major private health provider has reversed its order for doctors and nurses to reuse disposable masks after it was questioned about the practice.

BOTH BARRELS: Owner blasts ‘non-essential’ ruling

premium_icon BOTH BARRELS: Owner blasts ‘non-essential’ ruling

A Coast gun shop owner has given the State Government both barrels as coronavirus-driven changes threaten his business.

‘It’s survival of the fittest’: New venture ready to fight

premium_icon ‘It’s survival of the fittest’: New venture ready to fight

The coronavirus crisis has dealt another devastating blow to a Sunshine Coast farming business, which has had a rocky start since its opening.

How going on a bear hunt can brighten isolation

premium_icon How going on a bear hunt can brighten isolation

Communities across the Sunshine Coast have created their own teddy bear hunt, with some families turning it into a life-skill learning activity.

VIDEO: Keeping events industry workers “off the streets”

premium_icon VIDEO: Keeping events industry workers “off the streets”

A man has made a comedic video about keeping events industry workers off the streets following virus restrictions.

‘A little bit reckless’: Beachgoers flout tough rules

premium_icon ‘A little bit reckless’: Beachgoers flout tough rules

As authorities double down on threats to close Gold Coast beaches if crowds continue to gather in defiance of tough new coronavirus restrictions, some sunbakers are...

Why News is being forced to suspend community papers

Why News is being forced to suspend community papers

Next week, 60 of News Corp Australia's papers won't be printed and the reason is not coronavirus.

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Is this the death of the shopping centre?

premium_icon Is this the death of the shopping centre?

Small business owners fear the death of the shopping centre as a spate of store closures forces customers to buy online, turning plazas into ghost towns.

Markets rejects plan for 6-month rent holiday

premium_icon Markets rejects plan for 6-month rent holiday

The operators of Queensland’s biggest fruit and vegetable market have rejected a proposal to give their struggling tenants about $15 million in free rent.

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