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Courts Adapt To COVID-19

Courts Adapt To COVID-19

Chief Magistrate Terry Gardiner has issued new practice directions which will affect the operation of South Burnett Magistrates Courts during the COVID-19 crisis.

More Supports Available For Business

More Supports Available For Business

Small businesses have been reminded again about the range of State and Federal government aids in place to help them survive the COVID-19 crisis.

Water Meters To Be Replaced

Water Meters To Be Replaced

South Burnett Regional Council is beginning a program to replace water meters in Proston and Nanango.

GetUp! Calls For Hospital Takeover

GetUp! Calls For Hospital Takeover

National lobby group GetUp! has called for the nationalisation of private hospitals in the wake of warnings by some they may have to close due to bans on elective surgery.

Council Closes Counter Services

Council Closes Counter Services

South Burnett Regional Council is closing its front counter services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Input Sought On GMO Corn

Input Sought On GMO Corn

Food Standards Australia New Zealand – the body that develops standards to regulate the use of ingredients in food – is inviting submissions from the public about a new line of genetically modified corn.

More Police For Local Stations

More Police For Local Stations

Murgon and Kingaroy police stations will be getting two new police recruits each following the fast-tracking of the latest QPS graduations due to the COVID-19 crisis.

MBDA Urges Businesses To Seek Help

MBDA Urges Businesses To Seek Help

The Murgon Business and Development Association has reminded local businesses there are government packages designed to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.

Now 656 COVID-19 Cases In Qld

Now 656 COVID-19 Cases In Qld

Queensland Health confirmed on Sunday there are 31 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State since Saturday, raising the total to 656. 

Mood For Change Sweeps Councils

Mood For Change Sweeps Councils

Results are starting to trickle in from Saturday’s local government elections in Queensland after “technical issues” prevented the Electoral Commission of Queensland from updating its website until late last night.

Qld COVID-19 Cases Rise To 625

Qld COVID-19 Cases Rise To 625

There have now been 625 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, Queensland Health announced on Saturday.

Who Will You Be Choosing?

Who Will You Be Choosing?

Who will be leading the South Burnett on Monday? It’s all up to you!

Driver Burnt In Truck Fire

Driver Burnt In Truck Fire

The driver of an empty semi-trailer suffered serious burns in a truck fire on the Burnett Highway at Boonara on Friday night.

TRC Closes Council Offices

TRC Closes Council Offices

Toowoomba Regional Council will handle most customer enquiries by phone, email and other online channels only from Monday (March 30).

MP Fears ‘Southern’ Virus Refugees

MP Fears ‘Southern’ Virus Refugees

There have been reports of “vigilantism” in south-west Queensland due to COVID-19 panic, Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said on Friday.

TRC Pauses Rates Debt Recovery

TRC Pauses Rates Debt Recovery

Toowoomba Regional Council is immediately pausing all debt recovery for outstanding rates and charges due to the COVID-19 crisis.

KCCI Calls For Fees Relief

KCCI Calls For Fees Relief

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the South Burnett Regional Council to waive fees and charges in the wake of the COVID-19 business shutdowns.

Qld COVID-19 Cases Now 555

Qld COVID-19 Cases Now 555

There have now been 555 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, Queensland Health announced on Friday afternoon.

All Local Race Meetings Cancelled

All Local Race Meetings Cancelled

South Burnett race clubs will be taking an enforced break over the next two months – and possibly longer – due to COVID-19.

Rail, Coach Services Cut Back

Rail, Coach Services Cut Back

Long-haul train and coach services within Queensland will be temporarily reduced as part of wider efforts to contain COVID-19.

NFF Welcomes MP’s Assurances

NFF Welcomes MP’s Assurances

Australia’s livestock industry has welcomed the assurance from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud that saleyards will continue to operate.

Saleyards Can Still Operate

Saleyards Can Still Operate

Livestock auctions are able to continue, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud confirmed on Friday.

Book Fest Beats The Bans

Book Fest Beats The Bans

The women of the Nanango RSL Citizen’s Auxiliary have perfect timing … in this rapidly changing world, their Book Fest sale last weekend would probably now be illegal.

Damien Picked For Leadership Course

Damien Picked For Leadership Course

Former South Burnett councillor Damien Tessmann will be developing his leadership skills even more after being selected for a spot in the elite Australian Rural Leadership Program.