Regional News

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

But leading economist warns the state can not wait for governments to take the lead.

EXPLAINED: Why contamination rates in recycling matter

EXPLAINED: Why contamination rates in recycling matter

Ipswich residents' recycling waste has already been going to landfill for the past four weeks

Thu 19 Apr 2018

PUBLIC NUDITY: Bay man gives police a ballsy surprise

PUBLIC NUDITY: Bay man gives police a ballsy surprise

He asked officers if they wanted to do a cavity search

Why we’re confused about pizza boxes

Why we’re confused about pizza boxes

IPSWICH City Council’s decision to end recycling and take waste from yellow-top bins to landfill has left many confused about what exactly can be recycled. Pizza...

'Why weren't we consulted?': Man's distress over recycling

'Why weren't we consulted?': Man's distress over recycling

Ipswich resident Bill Redman would have happily paid a few extra dollars to stop recycling waste going to landfill. How about you? Click here to take our poll.

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

DO YOU use a six-digit passcode for your iPhone? If you answered yes, you need to change it right away to keep your content safe. Here’s why.

Former council CEO, wife charged with corruption over $104K

Former council CEO, wife charged with corruption over $104K

It is alleged they received a total of 20 separate corrupt payments, totalling $104,000.

Ipswich council to send all recycling to landfill

Ipswich council to send all recycling to landfill

IPSWICH's recycling system collapses as council faces massive increase in costs to dispose of waste.

Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

BUT if you missed out, don’t panic and find out here what to do next.

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

ACCORDING to Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

NEIGHBOURS said they heard a woman scream during a house fire as a man allegedly killed himself and his parents. A Whitsundays man was among the victims.

'Six months shy of consent': No jail for underage sex

'Six months shy of consent': No jail for underage sex

Their encounter was revealed to her dad by a friend of hers.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Preparation important for key people watching

Preparation important for key people watching

DURING major events like the Commonwealth Games, Des Johnston had to be mindful of his preparation.

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Ipswich track and field official Des Johnston retires from international duty having witnessed high drama, experienced Aussie fervour and achieved many goals.

Laidley drug dealer's text messages reveal expansion plans

Laidley drug dealer's text messages reveal expansion plans

There were indications he wanted to expand his customer base and that he could deliver drugs if the price was right.

New details emerge about three tragic house fire victims

New details emerge about three tragic house fire victims

Police have ruled out drug activity at a house in Everton Hills which burned to the ground, claiming three lives, yesterday.

Drug offender blames overdose for raspy voice

Drug offender blames overdose for raspy voice

Ipswich man pleads guilty to possession of cocaine and heroin.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Springfield's looming health care emergency

Springfield's looming health care emergency

It's a problem that's already affecting services at Ipswich, Brisbane and Toowoomba hospitals.

Are you ready for childcare changes?

Are you ready for childcare changes?

PARENTS are being warned to register before July 2 to get childcare subsidies under the government’s new system. Income brackets have also been updated.

Union hits out at lack of firefighters, equipment in Ipswich

Union hits out at lack of firefighters, equipment in Ipswich

No allowances had been made to call in additional staff.

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