There’s Another On Line Scam Doing the Rounds

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Following on from warnings to business last week, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to be wary of scammers masquerading as legitimate online retailers, often selling well-known brands at too-good-to-be-true prices. Already in 2017, the ACCC’s Scamwatch … [Read more...]

Storms Signal a Severe Weather week

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services together are urging residents throughout parts of South West and Central Queensland through to the south-east to prepare for several days of severe weather. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging winds and … [Read more...]

Do those Kids Know about Triple Zero?

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One of the problems facing our young people is their belief that the emergency services number in Australia is the one they hear so often in American TV Shows-911. For us, that’s just wrong. This holiday season, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) is urging residents who live near bushland to ensure … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Damp Confuse You

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The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service remains extremely concerned about fire risk across the region, despite recent rains and showers. The start of the school holiday season makes that risk even worse. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson says fire activity usually … [Read more...]

A Sizzle for Summer’s Start

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The word is out, not that we needed to be told… But the summer is about to kick off with a belt of heat that will stay with us into early next week. Across Maranoa and Balonne we can expect to see temps.in the high 30’s Thursday and to hit the 40-degree mark by Friday and into the low 40’s … [Read more...]