Methamphetamine imports seized in WA-Queensland drug operation

Large quantities of methamphetamine has been seized resulting a Queensland man and a WA man charged over importing the drug into Australia. Around nine kilograms of the drug were intercepted in Perth and Brisbane hidden in furniture parts and located in homes during executed search warrants. Australian Border Force (ABF) began investigations after its officers…

Queensland shuts out Greater Sydney following COVID-19 outbreak

Residents from Greater Sydney will be banned from entering Queensland from the weekend, the Queensland government has revealed. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced five million Sydneysiders will not be allowed into the state effective from 1am on Saturday, after adding Greater Sydney to the list of declared coronavirus hotspots. Greater Sydney includes 34 local government…

WA contributes firefighters amid worsening Queensland fires

Queensland’s bushfire fighting effort will be bolstered with extra help, with WA crews joining the effort. WA volunteer firefighters and career officers have flown out on Thursday to relieve exhausted Queensland firefighters, as conditions worsen in parts of southern Queensland forecast to worsen in coming days. The crews will work on the fire fronts as…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

90 Years Young for WA’s Royal Flying Doctor Service

WA’s enduring airborne medical health service has flown into a new milestone, providing medical for 90 years today. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) mobile medical service has been a vital part of regional health since its inception, providing emergency health since it was created interstate in 1928 before being adopted in WA. “Emergency patient…

Palaszczuk wins Queensland election as LNP concedes defeat

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Labor win in the Queensland election, after Tim Nicholls, leader of the LNP, conceded defeat. The Labor government, retaining its majority in Queensland’s government with 48 of the 93 seats, is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Ms Palaszczuk announced the victory on Friday night after informing the Governor,…

Sheer destruction after “Debbie” lashes North Queensland

Cyclone Debbie has been labelled a catastrophe after spiralling winds and gusts at 260km/hour were clocked. Cyclone “Debbie” caused chaos similar to Cyclone Yasi that hit the North Queensland coast in 2011 shattering lives and costing over $800 million dollars in damages. Cyclone “Debbie” initially just a tropical cyclone category 1 quickly turned into a…

Abbott & Newman Deal Puts Queensland Environment In Danger

Greens Senator Larissa Waters has lashed out at Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman over a newly agreed environment deal that could potentially damage Queensland’s environment. “To the delight of their big business buddies, two of Australia’s worst environmental vandals have today struck a deal to start unwinding thirty years’ worth of…