Don’t Hang Around After a Snake Bite

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The long held belief that about the importance of identifying the colour and type of snake following a bite has been overturned by new research conducted by the RFDS. The new study has the organization back flipping on its long-standing advice because it says recent advances in medication … [Read more...]

No White Spot Virus Found in Latest Tests

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The latest extensive state-wide testing of thousands of prawns and crabs for the virus that causes white spot disease indicates the virus has not spread to other parts of Queensland and may not be established in Moreton Bay. Acting Fisheries Minister Anthony Lynham says the negative results were … [Read more...]

More Arrests

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Police have seized illicit drugs and a number of vehicles on the second day of a major protracted operation targeting the production and trafficking of methlyamphetamine (Ice) in South West Queensland. Officers from across Queensland with the assistance from the State Drug Squad and Brisbane … [Read more...]

Expect No Let Up

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With a significant number of people arrested this week as Police moved forward on a two-year long investigation, Operation Oscar Kohl, they believe they have smashed major drug trafficking in the South West and they say they won’t be stopping. The warning from law enforcement today is clear-There … [Read more...]

Power Companies surge support for SES

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State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers around the state will be better equipped to assist the community with Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) and Powerlink today announcing they will extend a partnership with the Queensland SES for another 12 months through the Energizing Qld SES Equipment … [Read more...]

Gun Laws Tightened

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Gun laws in Queensland have been strengthened after a disallowance motion brought by the Katter’s Australian Party to halt the Weapons Legislation (Lever Action Shotguns) Amendment Regulation 2017 was voted down in State Parliament. Lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of up to five … [Read more...]

St George Targeted for South West Drug Supplies

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The South West’s alleged ‘Largest” ice traffickers and suppliers met the heavy arm of the law this morning as more than a dozen Police storm raided homes in the St George Township and nearby. 25 alleged offenders are now in custody and have been charged with more than 170 offences. The … [Read more...]

Rural Firefighters Efforts Celebrated

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Yellow Ribbon Day celebrations recognizing Queensland’s 36,000 rural fire brigade members’ passion, commitment and selflessness are underway across the state. Yellow Ribbon Day began in 2013 as an initiative of the Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland to thank rural fire volunteers for … [Read more...]

Tougher Gun Laws on the Way

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The State Government will restrict access to high capacity lever action shotguns in a move that it says will strengthen Australia’s National Firearms Agreement. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the decision would improve public safety while ensuring farmers still had access to the weapons … [Read more...]