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Tue 14 Jul 2020

Police release details on boy, 8, killed in motorbike crash

premium_icon Police release details on boy, 8, killed in motorbike crash

Police have released details about the tragic death of an eight-year-old boy near Kingaroy.

'DISASTER': Expect delays after snap change to border rules

premium_icon 'DISASTER': Expect delays after snap change to border rules

“IT’S a system which is going to rely on honesty … although there are intense fines for those caught lying”.

Covid GP busted drink driving after crashing to avoid roo

premium_icon Covid GP busted drink driving after crashing to avoid roo

Magistrate Andrew Moloney described it as a “very serious example of drink driving”.

‘TRAGIC’: First fatal shark attack in region's history

premium_icon ‘TRAGIC’: First fatal shark attack in region's history

After a series of close encounters off our beaches, a beloved teen has died in what is understood to be the region’s first recorded fatal shark attack.

'We're not lazy drug addicts': Why I need medical marijuana

premium_icon 'We're not lazy drug addicts': Why I need medical marijuana

There is a stigma surrounding the use of medicinal marijuana but for those who need it, it provides relief for medical conditions and transforms lives.

Mon 13 Jul 2020

How you should spend the governments $750

premium_icon How you should spend the governments $750

Local experts sound off on the governments second round of stimulus payments.

Violent bar brawl starts in pokie room, ends with glassing

premium_icon Violent bar brawl starts in pokie room, ends with glassing

It took five years for a man involved in a bar brawl to get his day in court after police couldn’t find him.

Huge fines for Victorians who attempted to enter Qld twice

premium_icon Huge fines for Victorians who attempted to enter Qld twice

Six people have each been slapped with $4003 fines after they tried to cross the border with false papers multiple times.

Mystery donation: $325,000 given for major project

premium_icon Mystery donation: $325,000 given for major project

THERE have been some incredibly generous donations for this new facility, which will be the largest of its kind in Australia.

Sombre scenes as authorities search for shark

premium_icon Sombre scenes as authorities search for shark

Les Pepper has described the sombre mood at Wooli as he searched for the shark responsible for the fatal attack.

GRAPHIC: Woman fined, banned from owning animals for life

premium_icon GRAPHIC: Woman fined, banned from owning animals for life

Court heard numerous cats, dogs and kittens were kept in “appalling squalor”.

Woman shares nightmare post-COVID job search tale

premium_icon Woman shares nightmare post-COVID job search tale

From a boss watching sport mid interview to an email slamming her resume, a Mackay woman has laid bare the stark reality job seekers face.

Sun 12 Jul 2020

How one phone call can prevent a tragedy

premium_icon How one phone call can prevent a tragedy

PEACE of mind for vulnerable or isolated older people living alone is provided by the Red Cross Telecross volunteers.

Expert confirms type of shark responsible for fatal attack

premium_icon Expert confirms type of shark responsible for fatal attack

A biologist has confirmed the type of shark responsible for the fatal attack at Wooli yesterday.

Sat 11 Jul 2020

SHARK TRAGEDY: Quiet coastal town rocked by teen’s death

premium_icon SHARK TRAGEDY: Quiet coastal town rocked by teen’s death

VIDEO: Grim scenes at remote North Coast beach where a teenage surfer was killed by a shark.

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