Queensland Road Safety Week – Distraction and Restraint

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Today’s theme of Road Safety Week is distractions and restraints Police are encouraging everyone to make a pledge – to commit to improving a single road behaviour. Take action against distractions: • In the car, switch your phone to silent so you’re not tempted. • Keep your phone out of … [Read more...]

Historical Shake Up for Trading Hours

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Extended trading hours are a reality across Queensland following a long-winded vote in State Parliament overnight. In moves to protect regional business the LNP argued for amendments to the more ‘blanket’ focused legislation. The new rules see regional stores allowed to open at 8am instead of … [Read more...]

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders are being enlisted as flu fighters to help combat one of the State’s biggest flu seasons on record. Over the past week, an extra 4,749 flu cases have been identified in Queensland, bringing the 2017 total to 24,605. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick, says we now … [Read more...]

Highway Upgrades at Dalby

Warrego Highway through Dalby

Watch out for roadworks and expect some delays as the Warrego Highway through Dalby is undergoing that eagerly awaited makeover. Construction gets underway this week on the upgrades to the eastern and western approaches to the town. These two projects are among 15 being delivered as part of … [Read more...]

Compo Case Hits Court Next Week

Angellala Creek Bridge blast

Hailed a hero, truckie Timothy Bunyan’s court case to clear the way for him to claim compensation from the State Government following injuries he sustained in the Angellala Creek Bridge blast will be played out in the Brisbane District Court. The hearing is set for August 31 and sees Mr Bunyan, … [Read more...]

Queensland Road Safety Week

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It’s Road Safety Week - A week when we’re all asked to think hard about what it is we can do and should be doing to keep our roads safe. Tuesday’s theme is ‘drink and drug driving’. Police say today’s the day we need to remind ourselves of a few basics: • If you plan to drink, plan to get … [Read more...]

NBN Scammers on The Loose

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The ACCC is warning that scammers are pretending to be from NBN to con victims out of their money and personal information. Scamwatch has received 316 complaints about scammers impersonating NBN with nearly $28,000 reported lost. ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard says the Scammers are … [Read more...]

Leahy Talks Tough on Youth Crime

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Expect to see some of the toughest youth justice reforms in the nation if an LNP government is formed after the looming state election - That’s the word from member for Warrego Ann Leahy who says it’s time for a government that puts community ahead of criminals. “Quite frankly businesses, home … [Read more...]