Quad Bikes Recall

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Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

Community Road Safety Grants up for Grabs

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Schools, P&Cs, Local Governments, PCYCs and clubs such as Rotary are being encouraged by Member for Warrego Ann Leahy to put up their hand for grants aimed at enhancing road safety across the regions. MS Leahy says all such groups now have an opportunity to receive funding to implement and … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

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Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]

Water police out in force this Easter

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Water Police will be out in force over the Easter long weekend patrolling the waterways and dams to ensure the safety of boaties and their passengers. Just like motorists travelling on Queensland roads, boaties need to be aware of the potential dangers including speeding, drink and drug driving, … [Read more...]

Sad Event Sounds a Warning

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It was last Wednesday, when Blackall Police attended a remote location approximately 60 kilometres from the Blackall township - It was the scene of an horrific accident that has left Police wondering how anyone survived. A dual cab four-wheel drive vehicle had been involved in a rollover style … [Read more...]

Turn It On – But Safely

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace is urging us to develop a new approach to a favourite turn on. She has launched a safety campaign to better protect Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes. The ‘One safety switch may not be enough’ campaign kicks off this week and … [Read more...]

Time for a Quad Safety Re-Think

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With Queensland claiming the sad mantle of being the state with 25% of the nation’s Quad Bike fatalities in 2015, it’s time, according to the Queensland Coroner’s Office for us to re-think quad safety. Peter DeWaard from the Coroner’s Office says mandatory helmet wearing is key. He says … [Read more...]

Severe Weather Touches Our Towns

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The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning which touches into some of Our Towns and comes as the South East of the State cops a big belting from the tail end of Cyclone Debbie. Areas affected by the warning include Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast … [Read more...]