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Catholic Schools Go Pupil-Free, Too

Catholic Schools Go Pupil-Free, Too

Queensland’s Catholic schools have followed the lead of State schools and will implement student-free days next week in the lead up to the Easter holiday break.

Toowoomba LDMG Lifts Alert Level

Toowoomba LDMG Lifts Alert Level

Toowoomba Regional Council has moved its Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) to “Stand Up” status, the same level as the South Burnett, Cherbourg and Gympie LDMGs.

Border Pass Launched

Border Pass Launched

An online portal enabling members of the public to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass is now live.

Voting On Saturday?

Voting On Saturday?

Have you voted yet? If not, the pre-polling booths are still open today and tomorrow … but if you’re planning to head out on Saturday, there’s a few things voters have been asked to keep in mind.

Five Pupil-Free Days

Five Pupil-Free Days

Education Queensland announced on Thursday that the Term 1 break will begin next Monday (March 30) for all State School students.

Council Shuts Down Services

Council Shuts Down Services

South Burnett Regional Council has closed all Visitor Information Centres and libraries as well as council-owned halls, art galleries, museums and Boondooma Homestead.

Teenage Boy Suffers Serious Burns

Teenage Boy Suffers Serious Burns

A teenage boy has been seriously burned in an accident near Yarraman on Wednesday morning.

Border Restrictions From Midnight

Border Restrictions From Midnight

Police have warned that cross-border travel restrictions come into effect at midnight tonight (Wednesday).

Cards Only At TRC Tips

Cards Only At TRC Tips

Toowoomba Regional Council will no longer accept cash at any of its waste facilities.

Boondooma, Yallakool Close

Boondooma, Yallakool Close

The South Burnett’s two lakeside tourist parks have been closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

National Park Camps To Close

National Park Camps To Close

The State Government is closing all camping areas within Queensland National Parks, State Forests and Recreation Areas from Thursday (March 26) until further notice.

Qld COVID-19 Tally Hits 443

Qld COVID-19 Tally Hits 443

There are now 443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland after the State’s tally officially rose by 46 on Wednesday.

Dam Work To Start In April

Dam Work To Start In April

The $100 million project to lower the spillway at Paradise Dam by five metres for safety reasons is on track to begin next month, Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham confirmed on Wednesday.

We’re Living In Unprecedented Times

We’re Living In Unprecedented Times

COVID-19 has created “unprecedented times” for our generation, South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell warned in his latest video update to residents.

$457,000 Boost For Local Groups

$457,000 Boost For Local Groups

The latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will tip $457,800 in State Government grants into the region’s communities.

ATO Offers COVID-19 Tax Advice

ATO Offers COVID-19 Tax Advice

The Australian Taxation Office has updated its website with essential information about tax and superannuation changes that have become law following the passage of the Federal Government’s Economic Support Package.

Have You Seen Jene?

Have You Seen Jene?

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 59-year-old man reported missing from Esk since Sunday (March 22).

Don’t Forget Your Pets

Don’t Forget Your Pets

The RSPCA has urged everyone to spare a thought for their pets in these times of uncertainty.

397 COVID-19 Cases In Qld

397 COVID-19 Cases In Qld

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Queensland has risen by 78, taking the total number in the State to 397.

‘More Than Enough Food’

‘More Than Enough Food’

Farmers “have our backs” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Queenslanders were assured by AgForce on Tuesday.

$4b Support Package Unveiled

$4b Support Package Unveiled

The State Government released details on Tuesday of a $4 billion support package to help Queenslanders get through the COVID-19 crisis.

TRC Pauses Plant Giveaways

TRC Pauses Plant Giveaways

Toowoomba Regional Council is temporarily stopping plant giveaways until further notice.

Qld Border Controls Explained

Qld Border Controls Explained

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the border controls that will come into effect at midnight on Wednesday (March 25) are essential to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Call For More Telehealth Services

Call For More Telehealth Services

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, has welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of telehealth Medicare item numbers.