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Mon 12 Oct 2020

Queensland businesses ‘won’t hire’ new staff

Premium Content Queensland businesses ‘won’t hire’ new staff

Small business owners are afraid to hire staff amid COVID-19 uncertainty, and one Queenslander explains why he won’t be bringing anyone new on.

Sun 11 Oct 2020

Full list: Every finalist in prestigious Qld teaching awards

Premium Content Full list: Every finalist in prestigious Qld teaching awards

Queensland’s most outstanding teachers have been recognised for their profound impact with 30 finalists named for the state’s prestigious teaching accolade.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Premier’s ‘48-hour rule’ was never endorsed by experts

Premium Content Premier’s ‘48-hour rule’ was never endorsed by experts

A strict deadline imposed by Qld giving NSW contact tracers just 48 hours to find the source of a COVID case was not accepted by health experts.

Industry losing $10 billion a month

Industry losing $10 billion a month

It’s an industry in crisis, and it took the biggest impact from the coronavirus lockdowns. But now the tourism bosses are fighting back.

Aged care residents felt unsafe in their own rooms

Premium Content Aged care residents felt unsafe in their own rooms

RESIDENTS of a Toowoomba aged care facility felt unsafe because of the “complex behaviours” of their fellow residents, an audit report has found.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

Qld’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ jobs boom

Premium Content Qld’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ jobs boom

A new report has revealed Queensland may be sitting on an employment boom that could create tens of thousands of jobs.

Tax cuts for Queenslanders in time for Christmas

Premium Content Tax cuts for Queenslanders in time for Christmas

In an early Christmas gift most Aussie workers will be likely to get some extra cash in their pay packet. There’s just a few hurdles that need to be cleared first.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Aged care facility used chemical restraints without consent

Premium Content Aged care facility used chemical restraints without consent

MORE than 20 residents of a Toowoomba aged care facility were being restrained with medication without consent or medical authorisation, a report has found.

Exclusive: The only leader voters trust with our economy

Premium Content Exclusive: The only leader voters trust with our economy

It’s one of the biggest issues of the forthcoming election: Which leader will do a better job managing the state’s economic recovery and creating jobs?

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Teen killed in crash soon-to-be father of twins

Premium Content Teen killed in crash soon-to-be father of twins

A 16-year-old boy killed in a horror rollover at Cecil Plains overnight has been remembered as a cherished friend and soon-to-be father.

No new cases as Premier pleads ‘let me get on with job’

Premium Content No new cases as Premier pleads ‘let me get on with job’

The Premier has urged Queenslanders to allow her to get on with the job of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and the state’s economic recovery.

Crime scene declared after 'human skull found'

Premium Content Crime scene declared after 'human skull found'

UPDATE: A member of the public found the skull and other bones in the dense forest near Warwick.

Boy, 16, killed in horror rollover near Toowoomba

Premium Content Boy, 16, killed in horror rollover near Toowoomba

A 16-year-old boy has been killed and three other teenagers injured after the vehicle they were travelling in left the road and rolled several times.

Mon 5 Oct 2020

Son’s search inspired by the father he never knew

Premium Content Son’s search inspired by the father he never knew

A distinctive EH Holden could the key to unlocking this man’s lost family history.

LNP preferences: Labor last in every seat

Premium Content LNP preferences: Labor last in every seat

The LNP will preference Labor last across all seats at the October 31 election, saying Queensland deserved a majority government.

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Labor electorates scored double the funding

Premium Content Labor electorates scored double the funding

ALP electorates scored twice as much grant funding as non-government seats under the “sports rorts” scandal which had rocked the Palaszczuk Government.

Thu 1 Oct 2020

SILO TOURISM: Unique new project coming to Darling Downs

Premium Content SILO TOURISM: Unique new project coming to Darling Downs

‘VISUAL SPECTACULAR’: A unique tourism opportunity that will tell the Darling Downs’ history on silos is expected to bring huge numbers to the region. DETAILS:

Qld schools fail NAPLAN targets

Premium Content Qld schools fail NAPLAN targets

Queensland schools have failed to reach multiple NAPLAN targets in 2019, renewing calls for the test to be replaced. Take a look at the figures.

Qld restrictions scaled back: What it means for you

Premium Content Qld restrictions scaled back: What it means for you

Queensland has taken another step towards normality with more people allowed in outdoor areas, stadiums and events from today. Here’s what you need to know.

Police app to speed up border crossings

Premium Content Police app to speed up border crossings

COVID-19 is here to stay so the Queensland Police Service has developed permanent solutions for managing border traffic.

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