Queensland News

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Demons of war haunted Cairns siege gunman

premium_icon Demons of war haunted Cairns siege gunman

Friends and family of the Cairns gunman who held police at bay for 10 hours have revealed the 30-year-old suffered PTSD after having to shoot at a pirate while on...

Just 16 ways you’ll get out of $13k fine in QLD

premium_icon Just 16 ways you’ll get out of $13k fine in QLD

There are only a handful of ways to avoid a run-in with the law, with members of the public facing penalties of up to $13,345 for ignoring coronavirus social distancing...

BOATING BAN: The only reasons you’re allowed on the water

premium_icon BOATING BAN: The only reasons you’re allowed on the water

Fishing enthusiasts have been left confused and angry after it was announced that recreational boating would be banned under strict new rules to stop the spread of...

Cairns siege gunman shot by police identified

premium_icon Cairns siege gunman shot by police identified

The gunman shot dead by police in a Cairns canefield after a 10-hour siege on Sunday has been identified.

Mayor threatens to call cops on ‘selfish’ beachgoers

premium_icon Mayor threatens to call cops on ‘selfish’ beachgoers

Beaches on the Gold Coast could be shut if locals fail to follow social distancing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

New COVID-19 case for Mackay

premium_icon New COVID-19 case for Mackay

Queensland Health confirms another patient in the region has tested positive for coronavirus.

NURSES PLEA: Virus safety equitment stolen from our hospital

premium_icon NURSES PLEA: Virus safety equitment stolen from our hospital

Hand sanitiser stolen from The Tweed Hospital has sparked an urgent plea from a nurse’s union.

Fishing crackdown: COVID-19  boating ban ‘defies all logic’

premium_icon Fishing crackdown: COVID-19 boating ban ‘defies all logic’

A ban on recreational boating to stop the spread of coronavirus is firing up North Queensland anglers, who say fishing and crabbing should still be allowed while people...

Former Block star back behind bars

premium_icon Former Block star back behind bars

Former Block star Suzi Taylor, who is facing a string of charges including common assault, deprivation of liberty and extortion, is back behind bars.

Council hopeful sued over alleged Facebook claims

premium_icon Council hopeful sued over alleged Facebook claims

The owner of a waste recycling company has sued a candidate for a southeast Queensland regional council after he was allegedly called a liar and a troll.

50,000 people warned of virus exposure

50,000 people warned of virus exposure

Queensland authorities have tracked down around 50,000 people who may have come into contact with coronavirus cases in the state.

Unsafe sex: Brothel fined for ignoring Covid-19 rules

premium_icon Unsafe sex: Brothel fined for ignoring Covid-19 rules

A Brisbane brothel has become the first Queensland business to be smacked with a fine for not following strict new rules in the fight against COVID-19.

‘Get out now’: Family told to flee with gunman on loose

premium_icon ‘Get out now’: Family told to flee with gunman on loose

A woman has described the terrifying moment she and her family were told by police there was a gunman on the run on their property and to flee.

MP pleads for residents to ‘stay in your suburb’

premium_icon MP pleads for residents to ‘stay in your suburb’

Cairns MP Michael Healy has pleaded for residents to “stay in your suburb” as the COVID-19 tally keeps rising in the Far North.

Qld Government advised to legalise euthanasia

premium_icon Qld Government advised to legalise euthanasia

The Palaszczuk Government has been told to legislate voluntary assisted dying laws for terminally ill adults in Queensland.

Coronavirus Queensland update: All you need to know

Coronavirus Queensland update: All you need to know

MORE than 40,000 people have been told to quarantine in Queensland since the outbreak of the coronavirus which has now soared to almost 750 confirmed cases.

Seafood exports take flight from NQ once again

premium_icon Seafood exports take flight from NQ once again

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the Far North’s fishing industry: demand has finally returned for seafood exports.

Alleged drug boss trying to retract guilty plea

premium_icon Alleged drug boss trying to retract guilty plea

Alleged drug boss Ryan Hill was set to be sentenced on Friday, but an 11th hour move by his legal team will see him fight to withdraw his guilty plea.

Mum’s emotional tribute to teen stabbing victim

premium_icon Mum’s emotional tribute to teen stabbing victim

The funeral for 15-year-old Angus Beaumont, who died after being stabbed at Redcliffe, should have been a chance for all his family and friends to say goodbye.

COVID-19 cases keep rising in Cairns

premium_icon COVID-19 cases keep rising in Cairns

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cairns has climbed to 22, as Queensland’s coronavirus tally hits 689.

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