Regional News

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

premium_icon Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

The location of a fatal accident has been transformed into a beautiful memorial garden to honour the memory of a Chinchilla toddler.

Farmers honour friend with heartfelt charity tribute

premium_icon Farmers honour friend with heartfelt charity tribute

“We wanted to remember him with something he did on a daily basis — which is reach out and help those in need,”

Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

premium_icon Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

Dr Jeannette Young has for 15 years fought on the frontline to keep Queenslanders healthy, but it was not until this year that she faced her greatest challenge.

Mason Lee won’t be the last if system remains broken mess

premium_icon Mason Lee won’t be the last if system remains broken mess

Even in the aftermath of Mason Lee’s appalling death, Queensland’s child safety system remains a broken mess, Steven Wardill writes.

$39 flights plus full list of where and when you can fly

premium_icon $39 flights plus full list of where and when you can fly

Qantas and Jetstar have announced the return of domestic flights, with fares as cheap as $39 on offer. Find out where and when you can fly.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Cold snap continues to bite but end is in sight

premium_icon Cold snap continues to bite but end is in sight

As parts of Queensland continue to defrost after yesterday’s cold morning, residents are warned today won’t be much better.

Second Black Lives Matter protest planned for Toowoomba

premium_icon Second Black Lives Matter protest planned for Toowoomba

THE organiser behind one of two protests planned for this weekend says he wants to see the end of racism against African Australians and Aboriginal people.

JOHNO'S SAY: Newspapers essential for local communities

premium_icon JOHNO'S SAY: Newspapers essential for local communities

IN 1990 I headed off from Sydney on my very first international flight. While we were away Australia’s afternoon newspapers had simply disappeared.

Premier responds to calls for border reopening

premium_icon Premier responds to calls for border reopening

THE Premier has responded to calls from the tourism industry to open the state border to boost tourism numbers and help them stay afloat.

How to get $25,000 cash to renovate your home

premium_icon How to get $25,000 cash to renovate your home

Homeowners and anyone looking to buy will get $25,000 to splash out on major renovations. But they will have to act quick to get the cash.

Qld Health agrees to $68k pay rise for medical specialists

premium_icon Qld Health agrees to $68k pay rise for medical specialists

The state’s medical specialists will receive increases in salary packages of up to 50 per cent in a move designed to stop them leaving the state.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

Rapist jailed four decades after brutal attack on girl

premium_icon Rapist jailed four decades after brutal attack on girl

It has been almost 40 years since a teenage girl was brutally raped in a Brisbane caravan park. Today, she has finally received justice with her rapist jailed.

$99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

premium_icon $99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced extra flights from Brisbane to key tourism hotspots within the state have been added to schedules.

Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

premium_icon Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

-1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

premium_icon -1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

Queenslanders in parts of the southeast have woken to the coldest morning of the year so far, with temperatures plummetting to a frosty -1.4C.

More than 100 people refused entry into state by Roma police

premium_icon More than 100 people refused entry into state by Roma police

ROMA police officers have worked alongside the Australian Defence Force manning the Qld borders and have intercepted over 10,000 vehicles.

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

The government will pay out grants of around $25,000 for people to build new homes or renovate – but not everyone will be eligible.

Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

premium_icon Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

Can I just rock up to the pub? Can I play the pokies again? When can I go to the movies or the gym? As restrictions ease across Queensland, we’ve answered the...

Toowoomba’s best builder for 2020 revealed

premium_icon Toowoomba’s best builder for 2020 revealed

Toowoomba has nominated the city’s best builder for 2020.

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