A man pumps petrol at a service station in Melbourne, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING
A man pumps petrol at a service station in Melbourne, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING JULIAN SMITH

Ethanol fuel 'safe' for most cars

THE RACQ is urging motorists to choose ethanol-blended E10 fuel, saying 85% of petrol cars in Queensland can use it safely and efficiently.

"Unfortunately for nearly a decade we've been told it's bad for our cars and that it has terrible qualities,” RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said.

"There's still people who think we shouldn't be using it, but our cars are now designed to use it ... there's no downsides to permanently using it.” A new government website allows Queensland drivers to enter their registration number to see whether their car is compatible.



UPDATE: 72-year-old hospitalised for suspected snake bite

UPDATE: 72-year-old hospitalised for suspected snake bite

The elderly man is believed to have been bitten at Toolooa.

Threat to 'shoot and stab' neighbour earns prison sentence

Threat to 'shoot and stab' neighbour earns prison sentence

Neville Joseph Johnson pleaded guilty to a public nuisance offence.

Project manager appointed for new Calliope high school

Project manager appointed for new Calliope high school

Honeywill Consulting will oversee the project.

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