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COVID-19: Three new community cases

Queensland has recorded three new Covid-19 community cases all linked to the woman from Portugal. One is a 62-year-old man who is the manager of the restaurant at Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre at Ellen Grove. He is now in home quarantine. The other two were travelling with the flight attendant when she was...

Local SES call for more volunteers

There has been a "significant decline" in volunteers for the local State Emergency Service over the past decade, with open days hoped to boost recruits. Queensland Fire and Emergency Service report there are approximately 250 SES volunteers across Rockhampton, which also covers the Central Highlands, Livingstone and Woorabinda. Rockhampton Controller Eddie Cowie...

What's new at the Zoo!

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a chimpanzee?. Visitors to Rockhampton Zoo will be able to do just that from this weekend, as a new encounter allows guests a behind the scenes tour of the chimp enclosure. Rockhampton Zoo has a troop of seven chimpanzees, the eldest of which...

Planned burns at Deepwater National Park

There could be some smoke in the area south of Gladstone today. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are doing some hazard reduction burns in Deepwater National Park near Agnes Water and Baffle Creek from June 23rd until the end of the month. A Department of Environment and Science spokesperson says it's part...

Three members of Tamil family granted bridging visas

  Image: facebook  Three members of a Tamil asylum-seeker family has been granted three-month bridging visas providing them with work and study rights. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has used his power to intervene in the case of the Murugappan family, who were recently allowed to leave detention on Christmas Island. The family was reunited...
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