Regional News

Wed 3 Jun 2020

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

Drug-dealing father of five earns jail time

premium_icon Drug-dealing father of five earns jail time

The court heard the Southern Downs resident turned to dealing to support his own drug addiction.

STUCK IN THE PIPELINE: MP warns water security comes at cost

premium_icon STUCK IN THE PIPELINE: MP warns water security comes at cost

The plan to pump water from Toowoomba to Warwick isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

Rapist jailed four decades after brutal attack on girl

premium_icon Rapist jailed four decades after brutal attack on girl

It has been almost 40 years since a teenage girl was brutally raped in a Brisbane caravan park. Today, she has finally received justice with her rapist jailed.

$99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

premium_icon $99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced extra flights from Brisbane to key tourism hotspots within the state have been added to schedules.

Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

premium_icon Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

-1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

premium_icon -1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

Queenslanders in parts of the southeast have woken to the coldest morning of the year so far, with temperatures plummetting to a frosty -1.4C.

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

The government will pay out grants of around $25,000 for people to build new homes or renovate – but not everyone will be eligible.

Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

premium_icon Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

Can I just rock up to the pub? Can I play the pokies again? When can I go to the movies or the gym? As restrictions ease across Queensland, we’ve answered the...

Border wars: Premier ‘no idea what she’s doing’

premium_icon Border wars: Premier ‘no idea what she’s doing’

Premier has no idea how much the tourism industry is suffering while the border is closed, Government is “pulling numbers out of … their a**es” to justify it.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

QCWA Ruth magazine gets wonderfully woolly for winter

QCWA Ruth magazine gets wonderfully woolly for winter

The days are getting shorter and colder, so what better excuse to cosy up on the couch with a cuppa and the new Winter edition of QCWA Ruth magazine?

Snake season slithers into warm winter

premium_icon Snake season slithers into warm winter

Hiss-torically short winters could increase the presence of snakes on the Southern Downs, says expert.

Sheep flock hits 113 year low, fears for end of an era

premium_icon Sheep flock hits 113 year low, fears for end of an era

Southerns Downs graziers predict the future of sheep farming, following years of destocking, drought.

‘Fill up now’: Petrol prices expected to climb

premium_icon ‘Fill up now’: Petrol prices expected to climb

Motorists across the region are encouraged to act quickly if they want to save money.

Abattoir expansion to turn ‘worthless’ waste into jobs

premium_icon Abattoir expansion to turn ‘worthless’ waste into jobs

State funding gives Yangan operation wings to kickstart innovative rendering project.

One new case as Miles defends govt Blackwater backflip

One new case as Miles defends govt Blackwater backflip

Steven Miles has defended the handling of the death of Nathan Turner, saying he’d rather be criticised “for acting too quickly rather than the alternative”.

MP says milk levy continuing a ‘gimmick’

premium_icon MP says milk levy continuing a ‘gimmick’

Dairy farmers will benefit from a 10 cent per litre levy, but the ag minister says it’s a ‘pitiful offering’.

Red with Envy: Fruits of labour on show after trying season

premium_icon Red with Envy: Fruits of labour on show after trying season

Apple growing family showcase one of their newest varieties that’s helped them through toughest season in 70 years.

$1b a month windfall as locals spend big

premium_icon $1b a month windfall as locals spend big

Queenslanders could splash up to $1b a month on the Sunshine State’s struggling tourism industry, with operators already reporting a rush of reservations.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Councillor warns Southern Downs of ‘bleak’ summer ahead

premium_icon Councillor warns Southern Downs of ‘bleak’ summer ahead

New data reveals significant drain on precious water supply.

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