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PREPARE TO LEAVE | Vegetation Fire Sparks Near Miriam Vale

ADVICE 6:30PM | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. Currently as at 6pm Monday 19 August, a bushfire is travelling from Seeds Road towards Mitchell Road, Lowmead. People in...

Building Watchdog Unites With The ATO and ASIC To Fight Phoenixing

Queensland’s building industry watchdog, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and ASIC have joined forces in an educational offensive against illegal phoenixing in the building industry, a practice which causes significant harm to industry members. Illegal phoenix activity is the evasion of tax and other responsibilities, such as employee entitlements, through the...

Virbac Joins Rockhampton Grammar School To Study Cattle

Image By Keith Weller, USDA ARS - This image was released by the Agricultural Research Service.  Public Domain Virbac Australia continues to support clinical research by partnering with The Rockhampton Grammar School to assist year 11 students in determining the impact of internal parasites and how to manage drench resistance in...

260 People Banned From Owning Animals In Qld Courtrooms

Queensland Courts have banned 260 offenders from owning animals, a new report by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council revealed on Monday.   The new Sentencing Spotlight on Animal cruelty offences analysed 13 years of sentencing data shedding light on the penalties imposed. In Queensland, courts can issue a prohibition order banning a person from...

Rail Trail Rolls Closer To Yeppoon Foreshore

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.  Image Credit: Michelle Price  Pedestrians and cyclists in Yeppoon are set to benefit from a $455,000 extension to the Pineapple Coast Rail Trail thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government. The 429m shared path will connect the rail trail to the Yeppoon Foreshore, and will complement an additional...

Manhunt Continues After Hit Run Victim Dies

Image Credit: QPS UPDATE | A 76-year-old man has died following a hit and run incident at Rockhampton on Saturday night.   The man was struck by a vehicle as he left a hotel on Archer Street around 8:20PM.   The vehicle failed to stop, driving off in an easterly direction towards George Street. Image Credit: QPS The...
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