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Fri 3 Jul 2020

EXCITING DEVELOPMENT: New mountain bike trails to boost region’s tourism

premium_icon EXCITING DEVELOPMENT: New mountain bike trails to boost...

ADVENTURE tourism in the Western Downs and South Burnett is set for a massive boost as construction is fast-tracked for a brand new bike trail.

‘Pure money grab’: Good Samaritan stands up for fined pub

premium_icon ‘Pure money grab’: Good Samaritan stands up for fined pub

A fundraiser has been set up to save a southwest Queensland town’s only pub from closing after out-of-town police fined it for breaking COVID-19 rules.

Partner allegedly beat mum-to-be carrying extremely ill baby

premium_icon Partner allegedly beat mum-to-be carrying extremely ill baby

A man faces charges of domestic violence against a pregnant woman who is carrying a baby with a heart condition.

Restrictions ease today: What you can and can’t do

Restrictions ease today: What you can and can’t do

Queensland will be easing a number of restrictions as of today. Find the full details of changes commencing from noon.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Corruption watchdog confirm council investigation ongoing

premium_icon Corruption watchdog confirm council investigation ongoing

THE Crime and Corruption Commission has confirmed their investigation into Maranoa Regional Council remains ongoing.

Dalby fire inspector explains new government smoke alarm laws

premium_icon Dalby fire inspector explains new government smoke alarm...

Dalby fireys are urging locals to create a fire safety plan, and stay up to date with new laws.

LNG prices to dip, here’s how it will affect our region

premium_icon LNG prices to dip, here’s how it will affect our region

APPEA has forecast a multi-billion dollar drop in LNG export prices, and here’s how the Surat Basin might be affected.

LNP Senator slams Premier over COVID-19 pub fines

premium_icon LNP Senator slams Premier over COVID-19 pub fines

LNP Senator Susan McDonald says outback publicans have been treated like criminals and is urging police minister Mark Ryan to waive the fines immediately.

Suspended driver busted drunk behind the wheel

premium_icon Suspended driver busted drunk behind the wheel

A FEW cans of Jack Daniels at a Chinchilla pub ended badly for this local man.

URGENT: Qld Salmonella outbreak

URGENT: Qld Salmonella outbreak

Queensland Health has warned of an outbreak of Salmonella across the state, with the majority of cases affecting young children.

Father of killed Chinchilla toddler speaks out

premium_icon Father of killed Chinchilla toddler speaks out

EXCLUSIVE: His daughter was found dead after five months of investigations, but he had been raising questions about her wellbeing for years.

Ponies mauled to death in horrific dog attack

premium_icon Ponies mauled to death in horrific dog attack

Three ponies, including a three-month-old foal, died in the shocking attack, leaving their owner devastated

IN COURT: 35 due to appear in Chinchilla court today

premium_icon IN COURT: 35 due to appear in Chinchilla court today

SEE a full list of the people who are due to appear in Chinchilla Magistrates Court today, July 2.

Publican says police acted ‘unethically’ in COVID-19 blitz

premium_icon Publican says police acted ‘unethically’ in COVID-19 blitz

THE only hotel in a small southwest Queensland could soon be forced to close its doors after being dealt a potential final blow in the form of a COVID-19 fine.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Miles Back to the Bush Festival on hold due to COVID-19

premium_icon Miles Back to the Bush Festival on hold due to COVID-19

POSTPONED : Organisers concerned for the safety of the district made the tough decision to postpone the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Police stand by hefty fines for pubs that broke COVID rules

premium_icon Police stand by hefty fines for pubs that broke COVID rules

BUSINESSES have had enough time to educate themselves about social distancing rules and can expect police to fine those who disregard public health directives.

Maranoa MP urges Premier to reconsider COVID-19 pub fines

premium_icon Maranoa MP urges Premier to reconsider COVID-19 pub fines

NATIONAL Party deputy leader David Littleproud said if the premier doesn’t show leniency towards fined southwest pubs, it is a double-standard after she let thousands...

Duo charged with toddler's murder mentioned in court

premium_icon Duo charged with toddler's murder mentioned in court

The toddler's sister told a school counsellor in Mackay about her disappearance

Maranoa cattle farmers take out top prizes in Queensland

premium_icon Maranoa cattle farmers take out top prizes in Queensland

Queensland beef producers have taken a clean sweep of the first phase of the RNA’s prestigious Paddock to Palate Competition.

Scramble for jobs as restaurants boost staff

premium_icon Scramble for jobs as restaurants boost staff

Queensland restaurateurs say early restriction changes could mean the difference between making and losing money. Now, workers are scrambling for new jobs.

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