Queensland News

Fri 10 Apr 2020

‘Really sorry’: $151m Budget surplus gone

premium_icon ‘Really sorry’: $151m Budget surplus gone

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's promised $151m State Budget surplus has disappeared due to the coronavirus crisis. She’ll also announce term two school plans.

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Man charged after allegedly spitting on nurse

premium_icon Man charged after allegedly spitting on nurse

A man has been charged for allegedly spitting on a nurse at a fever clinic, after he was denied a COVID-19 test because he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms.

Coast man’s remarkable birthday party in quarantine

premium_icon Coast man’s remarkable birthday party in quarantine

Today was Jordan Bond’s 30th birthday. The only trouble is he’s stuck in quarantine at the Voco Hotel. But that wasn’t going to stop his creative family.

How COVID-19 will hit the state budget

premium_icon How COVID-19 will hit the state budget

Treasurer Jackie Trad has forecast ‘significant’ drops in revenue due to COVID-19, saying Queensland’s bottom line will take a major hit.

Dad loses discrimination case against education department

premium_icon Dad loses discrimination case against education department

A father has lost his discrimination case against Education Queensland after claiming his son, who has autism spectrum disorder, was treated less favourably.

Kmart the latest victim to COVID-19 with store close plan

premium_icon Kmart the latest victim to COVID-19 with store close plan

Saturday will be the final day of trading for a Kmart store – as it moves to become the state’s first online fulfilment site.

New rental laws aimed at combating domestic violence

premium_icon New rental laws aimed at combating domestic violence

Queenslanders experiencing domestic violence will be given new rental privileges, while tenants owing rent due to COVID-19 hardship will be safe from eviction.

SEE THE PHOTOS: Police shoot man after carjack stabbing

premium_icon SEE THE PHOTOS: Police shoot man after carjack stabbing

A man has been shot by police after an apparent armed carjacking attempt near a train station, with another person also believed to have been stabbed.

'I think she was dead before one of us set her alight'

premium_icon 'I think she was dead before one of us set her alight'

A sexual sadist and killer who has been behind bars for more than 36 years for killing Julie Ann Muirhead is set to be freed from prison.

Michael Zanco 'murder' trial could be years away

premium_icon Michael Zanco 'murder' trial could be years away

The family of Michael Zanco could be waiting years before four people charged over his death face trial.

Coronavirus protection for renters

premium_icon Coronavirus protection for renters

Landlords will not be able to evict tenants who can’t pay their rent during the coronavirus crisis under strict new state protection measures approved today.

Cops face court in relation to student death

premium_icon Cops face court in relation to student death

Two police officers have faced court today after being charged with perjury and assault in relation to the death of university student Charlie Robertson.

OH SNAP!: Three-metre croc facing removal

premium_icon OH SNAP!: Three-metre croc facing removal

Under crocodile management guidelines the animal could be targeted for removal.

Australian vaccine set for overseas test

premium_icon Australian vaccine set for overseas test

A coronavirus vaccine developed in Australia is on its way overaseas to be tested on live samples, as hopes of a cure to the pandemic grow.

Cops swarm in Easter getaway crackdown

premium_icon Cops swarm in Easter getaway crackdown

Police have swarmed the Port of Brisbane today, turning away people heading off for an Easter island getaway.

Boaties cop huge fines for violating COVID-19 rules

premium_icon Boaties cop huge fines for violating COVID-19 rules

Water Police will be out in force this Easter long weekend to enforce COVID-19 restrictions after already handing out more than $10,000 in fines.

Cop's shoulder dislocated during horrifying arrest

premium_icon Cop's shoulder dislocated during horrifying arrest

A reckless driver who dislocated a Toowoomba police officer’s shoulder by mowing him down in a stolen car has been jailed. VIDEO INSIDE.

Bizarre scenes as fuel prices dip below $1

premium_icon Bizarre scenes as fuel prices dip below $1

Bizarre scenes are unfolding at service stations across as fuel dips to prices not seen for years.

Couple ‘broken’ after thieves steal from struggling cafe

premium_icon Couple ‘broken’ after thieves steal from struggling cafe

‘This has broken us’: Business owners say the hit has further destroyed them, after having to let 11 casual staff go.

Big changes to Bundaberg Rum

premium_icon Big changes to Bundaberg Rum

Bundaberg Rum is shaking things up – and not in a cocktail. The distillery will change the recipe and the look of one of Australia’s favourite drinks.

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