Queensland News

Tue 10 Dec 2019

BEACH HEROES: Young tourists stop holiday tragedy

premium_icon BEACH HEROES: Young tourists stop holiday tragedy

The quick actions of two young tourists helped save the lives of pair of 15-year-old girls struggling in Hervey Bay waters.

Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

premium_icon Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

Drunk driver Taelor James Russell hid from police behind a couch after ignoring their instructions to pull over. He was was four times the legal booze limit.

Volcano tours ‘safe’ and should continue: NZ mayor

premium_icon Volcano tours ‘safe’ and should continue: NZ mayor

The mayor of Whakatāne has defended White Island tour operators, saying they had an excellent reputation for safety.

Child struck by car in driveway

Child struck by car in driveway

Paramedics treated the youngster hit by a car at the scene before taking him to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Mum’s shady solution to preventing plastic pollution

premium_icon Mum’s shady solution to preventing plastic pollution

Relaxing under the shade of 50 plastic bottles might not sound practical, but a Sunshine Coast mum’s latest invention will leave beach lovers feeling cool.

’Hulk Hogan of Australian politics’ checks out the regions

premium_icon ’Hulk Hogan of Australian politics’ checks out the regions

Two of the country’s most senior politicians have used some surprising insults to attack other as they try to claim the upper hand in regional Queensland.

How friends inspired a heartfelt song by an upcoming singer

premium_icon How friends inspired a heartfelt song by an upcoming singer

Ipswich songwriter Carla Thursday is about to launch her second single, a piece so emotive it made her best friend cry

Company behind failed music festival wound-up

premium_icon Company behind failed music festival wound-up

The company behind a music event set to rival Nashville’s CMA has gone under just weeks after the event was cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

What SEQ drought declaration means for you

premium_icon What SEQ drought declaration means for you

The drought declaration gives entitlements to farmers but city slickers could also be facing water restrictions.

From Roma to the city, the final whistle blows for Mr Jessop

premium_icon From Roma to the city, the final whistle blows for Mr Jessop

The end of 2019 marks a significant milestone for teacher Keith Jessop who will hang up his soccer boots after 40 years of teaching.

Sex pics for cash: Too many victims to count in abuse scheme

premium_icon Sex pics for cash: Too many victims to count in abuse scheme

A man allegedly lured teen girls aged 13 to 15 on social media sites before bribing them with money to send him sexualised photos.

Magistrate ‘appalled’ by man's gross act on woman

premium_icon Magistrate ‘appalled’ by man's gross act on woman

A magistrate has described the actions of a 19-year-old male as ‘appalling’ after he pleaded guilty to a disgusting act on a busy street.

Girl’s heartbreaking letter to Santa

premium_icon Girl’s heartbreaking letter to Santa

In her letter to Santa, she wished for one thing that people all across the country are wishing for.

A woman who killed her mother could be out of jail in months

premium_icon A woman who killed her mother could be out of jail in months

A woman who killed her mother by stabbing her in the neck with a knife will be eligible for parole in February.

Mum assaulted and spat on during stoush over pram parking

premium_icon Mum assaulted and spat on during stoush over pram parking

Police are calling for witnesses to a violent incident over a pram parking spot at a shopping centre after a mother was assaulted and spat on.

CUTE PHOTOS! Twin calves a glimmer of hope from drought

premium_icon CUTE PHOTOS! Twin calves a glimmer of hope from drought

What's better than one baby cow? Two baby cows. Farmer Bindi Branch celebrates rare birth of twin calves.

Elderly cyclist disgusted after beer bottle attack

premium_icon Elderly cyclist disgusted after beer bottle attack

An elderly cyclist has been a victim of a ‘blatant’ attack after a beer bottle was thrown at him by a passing motorist.

’No scandal here’: BOQ boss eases investors’ concerns

premium_icon ’No scandal here’: BOQ boss eases investors’ concerns

Bank of Queensland is strengthening its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism protections after Westpac breached those laws 23 million times.

Queensland couple missing in NZ now accounted for

premium_icon Queensland couple missing in NZ now accounted for

Two newlyweds from Brisbane who were feared missing after the White Island volcanic eruption have been accounted for.

Stains, ‘extremely’ dirty towels found in alleged brothel

premium_icon Stains, ‘extremely’ dirty towels found in alleged brothel

Body fluid stains and “extremely dirty” towels were among items allegedly discovered by undercover police at a Gold Coast massage parlour

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