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Wed 13 Nov 2019

Southwest wakes to dusty conditions

Southwest wakes to dusty conditions

A dust haze is covering much of rural Queensland, extending from parts of the northwest, to the southwest and Darling Downs.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

Person of interest released by St George police

Person of interest released by St George police

Police appeal for assistance in a robbery with violence offence at St George.

Town pauses to honour sacrifices of region’s veterans

Town pauses to honour sacrifices of region’s veterans

Halfway across the world from Flanders fields, 101 years on from the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, St George residents paused to remember those...

Balonne Shire welcomes five new Australian citizens in ceremony

Balonne Shire welcomes five new Australian citizens in...

There was a citizenship ceremony last week for Dirranbandi couple Heila and Willem Myburgh and St George’s Liz and Geoffrey Sanford and Ngoc Phuong Tram Nguyen.

No making up for prolonged drought, but beauty tour a help

No making up for prolonged drought, but beauty tour a help

Shea Beauty was selected as one of two salons in Queensland to enjoy a visit from Napoleon Perdis’ master of makeup.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Outback tourism gives economic hope

Outback tourism gives economic hope

A record number of people visited outback Queensland this year reaching up to a million people.

Boys from the bush join fire fighting force

Boys from the bush join fire fighting force

Firefighters from western Queensland have travelled east to help fight ‘unprecedented’ bushfires.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Full list of bushfire warnings: Sunday

Full list of bushfire warnings: Sunday

Multiple homes have been lost in bushfires in central Queensland overnight, there are 50 fires burning across the state this morning.

MISSING: Search underway for man missing from Okeden

MISSING: Search underway for man missing from Okeden

Police are co-ordinating a search for a 47-year-old local man who failed to return from a walk yesterday at Okeden (Dalby).

Fireys chilling warning: Tuesday will see lives at risk

Fireys chilling warning: Tuesday will see lives at risk

Firefighters are desperately trying to control devastating bushfires across NSW before a ‘danger day’ of weather forecast for Tuesday.

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

All types of outdoor fires and certain other activities have been banned in 42 local government areas in Queensland, as a state of emergency is declared.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

What you need to know about QLD bushfires

What you need to know about QLD bushfires

Queensland’s Acting Fire Commissioner has described the weather conditions fanning horror bushfires as “insane”.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Have you seen this man?

Have you seen this man?

Police are calling on the public to find a missing man, who may be in the Charleville area.

‘He should damn well listen’: Fighting words as tour ends

‘He should damn well listen’: Fighting words as tour ends

Politicians Pauline Hanson and Bob Katter has wrapped up their tour of southwest Queensland with some strong words for the ministers in Parliament.

Spread some joy this Christmas to those in need

Spread some joy this Christmas to those in need

Queenslanders are being called upon to donate toys to fill the stockings and place under the trees of over 9,500 children living in care this Christmas.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Future Drought Fund gets input from local voices

Future Drought Fund gets input from local voices

Graziers, farmers and ag advocates from across the southwest have given their input to the future of drought policy in Australia.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Fire and Rescue Station receives $700,000 upgrade

Fire and Rescue Station receives $700,000 upgrade

Dirranbandi Fire and Rescue Station’s new look.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

PHOTO GALLERY: St George State high school awards night

PHOTO GALLERY: St George State high school awards night

All of the winners at the St George State High School awards night last Wednesday.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Alliance labels gas land release ‘madness’

Alliance labels gas land release ‘madness’

Lock the Gate have come out against the state government’s release of land for gas exploration, claiming there will be disastrous environmental impact.

Successful forum for south west health held in Roma last week

Successful forum for south west health held in Roma last...

More than 60 people attended the South West Hospital and Health Service’s annual Community Advisory Network forum.

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