Queensland News

Sun 5 Apr 2020

State plans to backdate eviction ban

premium_icon State plans to backdate eviction ban

Landlords could be forced to use debt collectors to chase unpaid rent after the State Government said it would backdate new laws to save tenants from eviction.

Drivers flee as dozens slapped with $1300 fines after rally

premium_icon Drivers flee as dozens slapped with $1300 fines after rally

Police have slammed the “blatant disregard” of life after they issued COVID-19 fines at a large car rally on Saturday night.

State signs crucial $1.2m mask deal

premium_icon State signs crucial $1.2m mask deal

The deal was one of many to ensure Queensland has priority access to its own supply of urgently needed goods.

Local hero saves neighbourhood from isolation dark cloud

premium_icon Local hero saves neighbourhood from isolation dark cloud

He might be just a man and his dog but this community hero is rescuing people’s cheer during the COVID-19 crisis.

Three fighting for life after crash

premium_icon Three fighting for life after crash

Three people, including a boy and a girl, are in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash early this afternoon.

Public push to close farmers markets strengthens

premium_icon Public push to close farmers markets strengthens

A POPULAR farmers market has fallen under public scrutiny after a busy crowd was seen not following strict social distancing rules yesterday.

One dead in fatal light aircraft crash

premium_icon One dead in fatal light aircraft crash

A 64-year-old pilot is dead after a light plane carrying two people crashed near an airstrip.

WATCH: Witness sees crop duster crash into paddock

premium_icon WATCH: Witness sees crop duster crash into paddock

PHOTOS: Emergency services were called to the rural property just after 6 o'clock this morning.

COVID-19 QLD: Number of cases increases by nine overnight

COVID-19 QLD: Number of cases increases by nine overnight

Queensland has recorded just nine new cases, prompting praise from the Premier, but she warned against complacency and said tougher measures could come.

Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

premium_icon Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

COVID-19 has limited hospitality industry trade for local fruit, but lime producer Sam Slingsby hopes her innovative idea will blossom into a strong profit.

Firefighter reveals simple step to keeping families safe

premium_icon Firefighter reveals simple step to keeping families safe

He says it’s more important to ensure safety systems are working with everyone in isolation.

Environmental crusader sets toilets on fire

premium_icon Environmental crusader sets toilets on fire

More than $200,000 worth of damage caused after vandal targets property developers

Our pet shame! 1000 animals locked up

premium_icon Our pet shame! 1000 animals locked up

Council will not reveal how many impounded pets were put down but confirms 1023 were impounded last financial year. Here's what happened to some of them.

For this family, there’s no such thing as isolation

premium_icon For this family, there’s no such thing as isolation

If you are beginning to feel cramped during the coronavirus shutdown, spare a thought for this Queensland family who have 11 children still living at home.

COVID-19 concerns very close to home for Munster

premium_icon COVID-19 concerns very close to home for Munster

Cameron Munster has returned to Rockhampton to be with his parents, who are at a high risk of serious health complications if they contract coronavirus.

Students’ boost to counter COVID-19 concerns

premium_icon Students’ boost to counter COVID-19 concerns

With education bosses unsure whether schooling will return to normal, a plan is afoot to artificially boost scores to avoid students having to repeat grade 12.

'We aren't safe': Worried refugees protest

'We aren't safe': Worried refugees protest

Refugees have staged a protest at a makeshift detention centre, saying they are at risk of catching the coronavirus because they cannot isolate.

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Cape Fear: Worker tests positive after mine visit

premium_icon Cape Fear: Worker tests positive after mine visit

A RIO Tinto worker has tested positive for COVID-19 after flying out of Weipa sparking fresh calls for a total lockdown of north Queensland.

Iconic Qld hotel shuts doors, lays off 200 staff

premium_icon Iconic Qld hotel shuts doors, lays off 200 staff

ONE of Queensland’s top hotels has shut its doors, laid off 200 staff and told them there is no money to pay entitlements in the latest coronavirus catastrophe.

Enough is enough: Time to hand out fines

premium_icon Enough is enough: Time to hand out fines

One thing has been lost in the outrage over the irrational behaviour of hundreds of people in flouting social distancing rules this weekend, writes Kylie Lang.

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