Regional News

Tue 31 Mar 2020

$130b rescue package to keep 6 million in jobs

$130b rescue package to keep 6 million in jobs

Workers will now have their wages paid by taxpayers under a historic $130 billion plan to keep Australians in jobs and on the books.

New Aussie booze restrictions to control stockpiling

premium_icon New Aussie booze restrictions to control stockpiling

Australians now have more limits on the amount of alcohol they can purchase over the counter and online as liquor retailers roll out tougher measures.

Mon 30 Mar 2020

LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Warwick couple livestream wedding

premium_icon LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Warwick couple livestream wedding

“IT was everything I envisioned … just minus the people!”

More virus cases confirmed in West Moreton

premium_icon More virus cases confirmed in West Moreton

After more than doubling its number of cases at the weekend, the region’s number has again risen.

‘So devoted to the kids’: Tribute for dad killed in crash

premium_icon ‘So devoted to the kids’: Tribute for dad killed in crash

‘The kids really loved being with him and in his company’: Tributes flow for young father killed in Bruce Highway crash

Gatton renters safe thanks to PM’s eviction freeze: Agents

premium_icon Gatton renters safe thanks to PM’s eviction freeze: Agents

Gatton real estate agency explains how six-month ban on evictions will impact renters.

Facebook group aims to make kindness go viral

premium_icon Facebook group aims to make kindness go viral

A TOOWOOMBA Facebook group is hoping to inject some kindness into the community by chronicling good deeds and nice acts happening around town.

LIVE: Tallying of councillor votes begins

premium_icon LIVE: Tallying of councillor votes begins

The tallying of councillor votes is under way, with one candidate taking an early lead.

Drive-through legal service an ‘Australian first’

premium_icon Drive-through legal service an ‘Australian first’

WITH restrictions on daily life becoming tougher by the hour due to the intrusions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are being forced to innovate.

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

Public gatherings of more than two people have been banned, and youth no longer allowed to use playgrounds and skate parks in bid to slow virus spread.

Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

premium_icon Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

"All restrictions have been on the advice of medical information. Nothing has been based on social advice. No other minister has been consulted."

Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

premium_icon Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

Unprecedented public health restrictions are expected to stay in place for months with experts saying it would be “ridiculous” to remove them, despite evidence...

Everything that is closed from today

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

Hospital staff across Australia are bracing for an "enormous" surge in coronavirus cases amid warnings that private hospitals could shut down.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Some of Australia’s hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down putting 100,000 workers at risk of no work.

Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

premium_icon Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

Some Queensland teachers have been forced to make their own disinfectants to spray work spaces following a shortage of cleaning supplies.

750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

premium_icon 750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

MORE than a million people have voted early in Queensland's local governement elections which have been overshadowed by the threat of coronavirus.

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

The number of Queensland COVID-19 cases has jumped by 70 overnight, with the total figure climbing to 625. Three people are in intensive care.

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

Despite great fear over the spread of the coronavirus, the ECQ has warned those who fail to vote in today’s council elections can expect to cop a fine.

Outback invasion: Grey Nomads told to go home

premium_icon Outback invasion: Grey Nomads told to go home

They’ve been branded the cruise ships of the Outback, and they present a clear and present danger to parts of Queensland that are so far coronavirus-free.

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