Queensland News

Tue 21 Jan 2020

New fears for Tiaro’s ‘crippled’ koala population

premium_icon New fears for Tiaro’s ‘crippled’ koala population

‘The numbers there are already in significant decline’

Qld Rail workers paid to chase away birds

premium_icon Qld Rail workers paid to chase away birds

Queensland Rail has admitted it is paying employees to clap and clang bamboo in an attempt to chase birds from a car park.

Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

premium_icon Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

A major push is on to give land status to a sandbank which has become a tourist attraction and a roosting spot for migratory birds.

Tip workers make grisly discovery during dumping spree

premium_icon Tip workers make grisly discovery during dumping spree

A post Christmas dumping spree at Cairns Regional Council-run waste transfer stations included one seriously grisly offload discovered in a discarded freezer.

Katter hails remote spots as safe for nuclear reactors

premium_icon Katter hails remote spots as safe for nuclear reactors

A nuclear reactor could be built in north west Queensland because the uranium deposits are there and barely anyone lives out there , Federal MP Bob Katter has said.

PM won’t risk resources jobs over climate change

premium_icon PM won’t risk resources jobs over climate change

The PM is resisting pressure to adapt to a post-fossil fuel world, declaring his government will have a balanced policy which doesn’t put resources jobs at risk.

Budding ‘scientist’s’ prized marijuana plant seized

premium_icon Budding ‘scientist’s’ prized marijuana plant seized

This self-proclaimed scientist was planning to make CBD oil from his prized plant, only to have it destroyed by police

Defence Force turns down fire fighting plea

premium_icon Defence Force turns down fire fighting plea

Mayor Ludwig wanted defence to train their soldiers to fight fires but they aren’t heeding his call.

How heroes saved Peregian from a wall of flames

premium_icon How heroes saved Peregian from a wall of flames

Firefighters who stared down a 70m-high wall of flames amid “fire tornadoes” during the Peregian bushfire have spoken for the first time about what they saw.

‘On verge of breakdown’ over NDIS support

premium_icon ‘On verge of breakdown’ over NDIS support

Queenslanders desperate for help from the NDIS saying they are being left on the verge of “mental and emotional breakdowns” from dealing with the system.

Jail officer’s agonising wait

premium_icon Jail officer’s agonising wait

A prison officer who was spat on by an inmate says he is too frightened to kiss his family goodbye as he anxiously awaits test results.

Wannabe daredevil scales 15 storey building, lands in court

premium_icon Wannabe daredevil scales 15 storey building, lands in court

Two males were spotted high on a crane. By the time police officers went in he was apprehended 15 floors up.

What’s missing in fight against child porn

premium_icon What’s missing in fight against child porn

A Queensland child protection group is pushing for Australia to adopt a system used in the US and UK to deal with those at risk of offending against children.

Bus passenger stabbed in head, body

premium_icon Bus passenger stabbed in head, body

A young man has been taken to hospital after being attacked with a knife during an altercation on a bus.

Builder goes into liquidation leaving subbies unpaid

premium_icon Builder goes into liquidation leaving subbies unpaid

A builder favoured by Sunshine Coast councils has gone into liquidation, with the extent of debt still unknown.

‘Brazen’ thief returns to victim’s home to give back haul

premium_icon ‘Brazen’ thief returns to victim’s home to give back haul

A THIEF’S guilty conscious got the better of him when the Gladstone man decided to return to the victim’s home and give back the items he stole.

Toowoomba councillor slams Premier's pipeline plan

premium_icon Toowoomba councillor slams Premier's pipeline plan

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has slammed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan to fast-track the Warwick to Wivenhoe pipeline, saying the TRC had not been consulted.

Cop runs for life before drink driver's dramatic crash

premium_icon Cop runs for life before drink driver's dramatic crash

A police officer ran from a random breath test site to avoid being hit by drink driver James Leonard William Lyric Meehan, who crashed his car seconds later.

Two men injured after truck crash on Bruce Highway

premium_icon Two men injured after truck crash on Bruce Highway

TWO people have been injured after a truck crash on the Bruce Highway.

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