Queensland News

Wed 8 Apr 2020

What you can and can’t do this Easter

What you can and can’t do this Easter

From family gatherings to last-minute chocolate runs, here’s what you can and can't do this Easter weekend under the government’s virus restrictions.

Police threaten to fine Gold Coast surfers at Tweed beaches

premium_icon Police threaten to fine Gold Coast surfers at Tweed beaches

Gold Coast surfers and beachgoers have been targeted by NSW police and community leaders ahead of the Easter long weekend.

Mum and disabled girl abused while shopping

premium_icon Mum and disabled girl abused while shopping

A mum and her disabled daughter have been subjected to cruel comments and abuse - and you won’t believe the reason why.

Virus puts Queensland pubs in ‘serious trouble’

premium_icon Virus puts Queensland pubs in ‘serious trouble’

The enforced closure of the nation’s pubs has left the industry reeling, with many fearing they will eventually have no option but to call last drinks forever.

‘Noisy, partying’ teens fined, had ‘no idea’ about COVID-19

premium_icon ‘Noisy, partying’ teens fined, had ‘no idea’ about COVID-19

A group of teens have been slapped with fines after police busted them flouting social distancing rules. But they claimed to have no idea about the pandemic.

‘Locals only’ signs appear at Qld beach

premium_icon ‘Locals only’ signs appear at Qld beach

Locals in a Gold Coast suburb fearful their beach will be next to close have taken matters into their own hands, telling non-residents to stay away.

Jail ‘very volatile’ as new COVID restrictions start

premium_icon Jail ‘very volatile’ as new COVID restrictions start

Prison officers say Brisbane’s Arthur Gorrie jail is still volatile after 10 prisoners took to the rooftop to protest COVID-19 restrictions banning visitors

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Hervey Bay

premium_icon New COVID-19 case confirmed in Hervey Bay

Two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg

Heartwarming video shows how students stick together

premium_icon Heartwarming video shows how students stick together

WATCH: Determined to keep their music mantra alive, staff and students at a Sunshine Coast school have today released a unique collaboration.

‘It's like saying pubs are open but... we can fine you’

premium_icon ‘It's like saying pubs are open but... we can fine you’

BYRON Shire’s mayor explains why he wants the NSW border closed, even if it’s just for the Easter period.

$6500 in fines for 'reckless' youths ignoring health advice

premium_icon $6500 in fines for 'reckless' youths ignoring health advice

WATCH: A noisy party led police to issue $6500 worth of fines to a group of young people breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directives.

Coronavirus QLD: all you need to know today

Coronavirus QLD: all you need to know today

State in front in COVID-19 fight as Queensland families still in the dark about school and term two, and partying youths claim to have no idea about the pandemic.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: QLD cops shoot dead human fireball

premium_icon GRAPHIC VIDEO: QLD cops shoot dead human fireball

Confronting video of the moment police shot dead a man who had set himself on fire and was running at them in flames has emerged

Why next seven days the game changer for Qld

premium_icon Why next seven days the game changer for Qld

A GP says Queensland is facing a watershed moment in the fight against COVID-19, with one new rule set to give a clearer picture of whether we’re winning the battle.

Man dies in fiery single-car crash

premium_icon Man dies in fiery single-car crash

A man has died in a fiery car crash in Brisbane’s south overnight after his vehicle slammed into a power pole and caught alight.

Eagle Boys founder returns to pizza game

premium_icon Eagle Boys founder returns to pizza game

One of Australia’s most successful fast food entrepreneurs is back in the pizza game 13 years after selling his Eagle Boys chain.

Coronavirus computers for needy students

premium_icon Coronavirus computers for needy students

A team of volunteer computer boffins is working around the clock over the next two weeks to build computers so the poorest students

Bureau’s ‘awkward’ forecast for Easter weekend

premium_icon Bureau’s ‘awkward’ forecast for Easter weekend

Cool temperatures and light showers in the southeast are set to clear by the weekend, with hot and sunny days forecast for the Easter long weekend.

Tentative date set for Acland High Court application

premium_icon Tentative date set for Acland High Court application

UNCERTAINTY over the future of New Hope Group’s New Acland Stage 3 expansion could be laid to rest by late May.

NOT SO SWEET: Strawberry growers worry for looming season

premium_icon NOT SO SWEET: Strawberry growers worry for looming season

Strawberry growers worry they will fail to pack all of their fruit this season due to social distancing, even with up to 30 per cent less plants.

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