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Central Qld ambulance ramping hits crisis point, Opposition says

Patients are continuing to be ramped at hospitals as new statistics show a major increase across Central Queensland.    According to the Opposition, the number of ambulance hours lost has reached unprecedented levels, with new Queensland Health data showing a major increase in just 12 months.   In Central Queensland, 5893 hours were lost...

Two charged over alleged copper thefts

UPDATE 10:45am  Two men have been charged after allegedly attempting to steal copper from an energy facility in Rockhampton.    It's alleged the men unlawfully entered the Park Avenue energy facility on Sunday around 2am before attempting to steal lengths of copper wire.   An extensive CCTV network at the facility captured the alleged incident...

Man injured in evening crash

A man is recovering after a car and motorcycle crash at Berserker.    Paramedics were called around 6.45am after the smash which happened on the corner of Bawden Street and Lakes Creek Road.    He was taken to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition with a wrist injury. 

Thousands still waiting as insurers play catch up

More than 200,000 insurance claims have been lodged in flood-affected parts of Queensland and New South Wales, following this year's flood events.    Legal Aid Queensland reports that due to the high volume of claims, some residents are yet to have their damaged properties assessed.    Lawyer Paul Holmes says insurers are backed up ...

Fears for farmers as lettuce prices skyrocket amid shortage

Lockyer Valley lettuce farmers are in dire need of a multi-pronged financial package to help them survive while consumers can expect the price of lettuce to remain stubbornly high, according to the nation’s peak horticulture body. The cost of lettuce has ballooned across Australian supermarkets with reports of prices fetching anywhere...

Biloela's Murugappan family flying home to Queensland

After 1200 days in detention limbo, Biloela's Murugappan family are finally on their way home. Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters Kopika, 6, and Tharnicaa, 4, are departing Perth early on Wednesday. The family - also known as Nadesalingams - were initially held on Christmas Island back in 2018 before being...
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