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Campers fined for COVID-19 breach, Shoalwater Bay

Three men have been charged with trespassing after police found them camping at a military site in Central Queensland.    Patrols began at Five Rocks beach after a tip off of hooning in the area.   Officers discovered 14 vehicles parked at the Defence Training Area at Shoalwater Bay on Sunday morning.   Subsequent inquiries have...

Industrial manslaughter laws passed

Australia’s toughest mine safety laws passed in Queensland Parliament with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if Queensland mine and quarry workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said establishing industrial manslaughter as an offence in mines and quarries was another key reform by the Palaszczuk Government...

Car crash claims the life of a Biloela man

A man's died in a single vehicle crash at O’Bil Bil, south of Eidsvold, on Wednesday afternoon. Preliminary investigations indicate around 1.35pm a Holden Commodore sedan was travelling south on the Burnett Highway when it veered off the road and collided into a tree. The driver, a 35-year-old Biloela man who was...

CQUniversity closes Biloela and Yeppoon campuses

CQUniversity has announced the latest actions in its recovery plan, to reduce the University’s cost base in light of COVID-19 financial impacts. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Nick Klomp said the University would accept 182 staff requests for voluntary separation. Professor Klomp said the University would also close its Sunshine Coast, Yeppoon and...

Drug and alcohol seizure, Woorabinda

On May 15, Woorabinda Police received information in relation to the sale and supply of liquor and drugs at an address in Woorabinda. As a result of this information supplied by the public, police executed a search warrant at the address the following day. Police allege that during the search, they seized cannabis that had...
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