Queensland News

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Man allegedly armed with crossbow charged for servo hold up

premium_icon Man allegedly armed with crossbow charged for servo hold up

A 41-year-old man will face court today after he allegedly attempted to rob a Cairns service station last night while armed with a crossbow. Watch the video

Fined pensioner preparing for 'world war' with wife

premium_icon Fined pensioner preparing for 'world war' with wife

A sharp shooting pensioner has told a magistrate he was keen to avoid “World War III” with his wife after he was found to have prohibited weapons.

Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

premium_icon Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

The numbers of saltwater crocodiles on Hinchinbrook Mayor Ramon Jayo’s cane farm have ‘exploded’ leading to safety concerns.

VIRUS: Authorities tight-lipped as Vic flight touches down

premium_icon VIRUS: Authorities tight-lipped as Vic flight touches down

The first flight from Melbourne touched down in Townsville yesterday afternoon despite the state keeping the border closed to Victoria.

'Violated': Thieves creep through house as owner sleeps

premium_icon 'Violated': Thieves creep through house as owner sleeps

A victim of crime has spoken out after his car was stolen while he lay in bed sleeping, saying there was one thing everyone needed to have at their home. 

Second Coast hotel to be used for quarantine

premium_icon Second Coast hotel to be used for quarantine

Police are looking to use a second hotel to quarantine incoming Victorian and international travellers as the Voco in Surfers Paradise nears capacity.

Hotels full but recovery has ‘long way to go’

premium_icon Hotels full but recovery has ‘long way to go’

Hotels across the Gold Coast have been booked out over the first weekend of the school holidays but a tourism boss warns recovery has a ‘long way to go’.

Man dies after quad bike crash in Southern Downs region

premium_icon Man dies after quad bike crash in Southern Downs region

A MAN has died from critical injuries sustained in a crash on a private property last night.

Man trapped as mum ailing on Gold Coast

premium_icon Man trapped as mum ailing on Gold Coast

A man desperate to visit his dying mother on the Gold Coast feels he is one of the many to have “fallen through the cracks” of COVID-19 border restrictions.

One dead, man serious after separate crashes

premium_icon One dead, man serious after separate crashes

A person has died in a single-vehicle crash southwest of Brisbane overnight, while a pedestrian has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Rocky teen rushed to hospital after being ‘struck’ by car

premium_icon Rocky teen rushed to hospital after being ‘struck’ by car

He suffered a leg injury and did not make a formal complaint to police.

Teen critical, five injured after Ipswich house fire

premium_icon Teen critical, five injured after Ipswich house fire

An Ipswich house fire has left a teen in a critical condition and five others in hospital

-2.1C! Icy blast sends a chill through southeast

premium_icon -2.1C! Icy blast sends a chill through southeast

Southeast Queensland has woken to a freezing start to the week, with temperatures as low as -2.1C in places.

Tradie sues for $570,000 in bullying claim

premium_icon Tradie sues for $570,000 in bullying claim

A builder has launched a major lawsuit against a council where he worked for 10 months amid allegations of workplace bullying, abuse and violence.

Help feed a family in need by donating to our appeal

Help feed a family in need by donating to our appeal

Feed Appeal chief executive Katherine Gokavi-Whaley says the 2020 appeal had received double last year’s number of rural grant applications.

Broncos boss at mercy of board as crisis worsens

premium_icon Broncos boss at mercy of board as crisis worsens

Embattled coach Anthony Seibold isn’t the only high-ranking Brisbane Broncos official looking over his shoulder following the club’s horror form slump.

Life-and-death issues that could cost Premier election

premium_icon Life-and-death issues that could cost Premier election

Many consider Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to be home and hosed at the October state election, but she is far from a shoo-in, writes Peter Gleeson.

DEATH IN PARADISE: History of tragedies on Fraser Island

premium_icon DEATH IN PARADISE: History of tragedies on Fraser Island

Shark attack was far from the first tragedy on the island

Here’s what can happen if you fail to lodge your tax

premium_icon Here’s what can happen if you fail to lodge your tax

A Mackay father of three failed to do his taxes for five years.

Home ransacked by thieves in gutless lockdown raid

premium_icon Home ransacked by thieves in gutless lockdown raid

‘I’ve had a gutful’: Resident left fuming after thieves steal $18k while he was interstate during the pandemic.

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