Regional News

Thu 12 Dec 2019

“A fun drug”, akin to cancer, isn’t worth it

premium_icon “A fun drug”, akin to cancer, isn’t worth it

“IT simply isn’t worth it.” A message to 18 and 19 year olds considering taking meth as a party drug.

Insurance price hikes on the way

premium_icon Insurance price hikes on the way

Ferocious hail storms and devastating floods across Queensland have left a multimillion-dollar hole in the insurance industry and higher premiums are the likely.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Rocky to benefit from major Adani rail deal

premium_icon Rocky to benefit from major Adani rail deal

Jobs up for grabs as mining giant reveals contractor for rail signalling systems

Aussie man stranded in Thailand facing amputation

premium_icon Aussie man stranded in Thailand facing amputation

‘The damage is pretty horrific and it’s pretty upsetting’: A Central Queensland man is racking up a massive debt overseas while trying to save his foot.

Mine to produce critical minerals — and jobs

premium_icon Mine to produce critical minerals — and jobs

Hundreds of workers will be needed to help build and run a new critical-minerals mine in northwest Queensland that will be fast-tracked by the Federal Government.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Child mauled by wild dog in serious condition

premium_icon Child mauled by wild dog in serious condition

Paramedics rush to treat child with ‘significant injuries’ from a wild dog attack.

’Hulk Hogan of Australian politics’ checks out the regions

premium_icon ’Hulk Hogan of Australian politics’ checks out the regions

Two of the country’s most senior politicians have used some surprising insults to attack other as they try to claim the upper hand in regional Queensland.

‘Disturbing’: Rocky teacher in major child exploitation bust

premium_icon ‘Disturbing’: Rocky teacher in major child exploitation bust

Queensland police operation nabs a ring of six alleged child sex offenders.

Help our Rural Fireys: Push for volunteers to get paid leave

premium_icon Help our Rural Fireys: Push for volunteers to get paid leave

Rural Firefighter volunteers need help paying the price for saving people from bushfires but are our politicians listening?

Queensland ground zero for pedophile bust

premium_icon Queensland ground zero for pedophile bust

A teacher, a man who worked at a hospital and a chef who lived near a childcare centre are among a group of Queenslanders arrested by a national pedophile-busting...

Perfect Christmas present: Discover birds of Australia

premium_icon Perfect Christmas present: Discover birds of Australia

AS Christmas is drawing closer, purchase the 2020 Rotary bird calendar to help raise funds for cancer research.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Arrest made at anti-Adani protest

premium_icon Arrest made at anti-Adani protest

A woman has chained herself to a gate by her neck, and two others have locked onto machinery at two Adani sites

BULLYING: Daughters ‘not safe’ at their school

premium_icon BULLYING: Daughters ‘not safe’ at their school

A protective older sibling acted as a human barricade when bullies came for her little sister. Their school's reaction has their mother furious.

Woman airlifted after being hit by car while fighting fires

premium_icon Woman airlifted after being hit by car while fighting fires

RACQ Capricorn Rescue attends patient injured while protecting property from blaze

Partner, sister watched as plane crashed

premium_icon Partner, sister watched as plane crashed

A horror plane crash that killed two Queensland men was witnessed by the pilot’s partner and sister.

Dad drove unlicensed ‘to save pets from RSPCA’

premium_icon Dad drove unlicensed ‘to save pets from RSPCA’

A young father who knew he didn’t have a licence was ‘convinced’ by family members to drive anyway to save cats and dogs from the RSPCA.

Prison officer’s CCC court case delayed

premium_icon Prison officer’s CCC court case delayed

A Rockhampton prison officer pleaded guilty to a charge laid by the Crime and Corruption Commission, but his matter could not proceed.

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Having grown up and worked in country areas, journalist Peter Gleeson will bring his passion for the regions to a new hour-long program on Sky News next year.

‘Fake tits, wanker’: BHP workers sacked for Xmas party brawl

premium_icon ‘Fake tits, wanker’: BHP workers sacked for Xmas party brawl

They fought their sacking over a brawl where expletives were thrown around, a supervisor was punched and a woman was asked if she 'had fake tits'.

Probe launched into plane crash that killed two men

premium_icon Probe launched into plane crash that killed two men

Forensic crash investigators have launched an investigation into the cause of the fatal plane crash at Captain Creek.

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