April 2020

Published a story 14th Apr 2020 8:29 AM

Junior doctors across Queensland face being moved to frontline COVID-19 care and having their long-term career goals up in the air.

Doctor’s warning as future plans put on hold

Junior doctors across Queensland face being moved to frontline COVID-19 care and having their long-term career goals up in the air.

Published a story 9th Apr 2020 11:37 AM

Experts have warned weeks of successfully containing coronavirus could be undone in four days if people flout the rules over the Easter long weekend. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What you can and can’t do over Easter (mainly can’t)

Experts have warned weeks of successfully containing coronavirus could be undone in four days if people flout the rules over the Easter long weekend. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Published a story 3rd Apr 2020 8:54 AM

There are concerns about just how Lifeline’s crisis support line will keep running after the charity was forced to shut all its Queensland stores.

Lifeline store closures leave helpline in doubt

There are concerns about just how Lifeline’s crisis support line will keep running after the charity was forced to shut all its Queensland stores.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 4:52 AM

They're among the local health heroes holding the line against the worst global pandemic in a century. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

Your chance to salute our frontline heroes

They're among the local health heroes holding the line against the worst global pandemic in a century. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

March 2020

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 10:47 AM

Toowoomba, Tweed, and the Darling Downs are emerging as Queensland’s newest coronavirus hotspots, with a 16 per cent increase in cases in 24 hours.

Cases jump 16 per cent in 24 hours in new virus hotspot

Toowoomba, Tweed, and the Darling Downs are emerging as Queensland’s newest coronavirus hotspots, with a 16 per cent increase in cases in 24 hours.

Published a story 28th Mar 2020 10:35 AM

The Australian Nanny Association has warned parents about a rise in ‘childcare workers’ looking for jobs.

Unqualified ‘nannies’ offering cheap childcare

The Australian Nanny Association has warned parents about a rise in ‘childcare workers’ looking for jobs.

Published a story 22nd Mar 2020 3:25 PM

An analysis has revealed the Queensland locations where nearly one in 10 people are at highest risk of coronavirus.

HOT SPOTS: Where our elderly are most at risk

An analysis has revealed the Queensland locations where nearly one in 10 people are at highest risk of coronavirus.

Published a story 20th Mar 2020 1:27 PM

Tweed’s top performing NAPLAN schools have been revealed following the 2019 results release

Tweed’s top NAPLAN schools revealed

Tweed’s top performing NAPLAN schools have been revealed following the 2019 results release

Published a story 18th Mar 2020 5:14 AM

NAPLAN results from an overhauled MySchool website have revealed the elite Queensland schools that have outperformed the rest of the state. SEE THE FULL LIST

Final results: Search your school’s NAPLAN score

NAPLAN results from an overhauled MySchool website have revealed the elite Queensland schools that have outperformed the rest of the state. SEE THE FULL LIST

February 2020

Published a story 19th Feb 2020 5:11 AM

Nearly 40 per cent of Queensland schools have fewer students getting top marks when comparing the percentage of students achieving OP 1 to 5 over the past decade.

Qld schools record huge drop in OP results

Nearly 40 per cent of Queensland schools have fewer students getting top marks when comparing the percentage of students achieving OP 1 to 5 over the past decade.

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Geoff has been working in regional news since 2010 when he started at the Chinchilla News. He since worked at Ipswich's Queensland Times and the central reporting team NewsRegional. He focuses on data journalim, politics and crime.