Regional News

Fri 3 Jul 2020

One Nation critical of Emu Swamp Dam ‘road blocks’

premium_icon One Nation critical of Emu Swamp Dam ‘road blocks’

Senator Malcolm Roberts toured the region speaking with producers about water security and infrastructure.

COUNCIL UPDATE: Five things we learned from SDRC this week

premium_icon COUNCIL UPDATE: Five things we learned from SDRC this week

Everything you need to know about council decisions on the Southern Downs.

Restrictions ease today: What you can and can’t do

Restrictions ease today: What you can and can’t do

Queensland will be easing a number of restrictions as of today. Find the full details of changes commencing from noon.

Warm June not making producers’ blood run cold

premium_icon Warm June not making producers’ blood run cold

A seasonal change is yet to be felt on the Granite Belt however growers aren’t fretting just yet.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Man fined for shacking up with ex’s 19yo daughter

premium_icon Man fined for shacking up with ex’s 19yo daughter

The Southern Downs told police he was unaware it was against the law for the couple to live together.

Boy trapped in trailer outside of Warwick

premium_icon Boy trapped in trailer outside of Warwick

Child taken to hospital, mother thanks emergency services.

Call of the wild as family's beloved magpie disappears

premium_icon Call of the wild as family's beloved magpie disappears

The wild bird grew to have a strong bond with the Warwick family, learning to bark like a dog and play with the cat.

URGENT: Qld Salmonella outbreak

URGENT: Qld Salmonella outbreak

Queensland Health has warned of an outbreak of Salmonella across the state, with the majority of cases affecting young children.

New market to harvest hopes of region’s producers

premium_icon New market to harvest hopes of region’s producers

Event to fill gap of Jumpers and Jazz and shine a spotlight on hard work of our farmers.

Antsy Queenslanders to ‘get amongst it’

premium_icon Antsy Queenslanders to ‘get amongst it’

Queensland pubs and clubs are gearing up to reach capacity this weekend as antsy partygoers are expected to pour into venues following months of lockdown.

Mum caught carrying 32cm blade and meth pipe

premium_icon Mum caught carrying 32cm blade and meth pipe

The 21-year-old was sprung by police officers in a Warwick shopping centre.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Man uses illegal air rifle to ‘eradicate’ invasive birds

premium_icon Man uses illegal air rifle to ‘eradicate’ invasive birds

The 72-year-old Gladfield resident said he was sick of seeing native birds chased away by the pests.

‘Bandaid on an amputated leg’:  Industry responds to funding

premium_icon ‘Bandaid on an amputated leg’: Industry responds to funding

A $5 billion Future Drought Fund has received mixed feelings from local producers suffering from drought.

Coronavirus separates Warwick family for months

premium_icon Coronavirus separates Warwick family for months

A two-week work stint turned agonisingly long for this couple, with a reunion just days before their baby was due.

Border closures criticised as a ‘pretend lockout’

premium_icon Border closures criticised as a ‘pretend lockout’

Reports from border towns claim constant ‘two-way traffic’ proves people have flouted rules all along.

Scramble for jobs as restaurants boost staff

premium_icon Scramble for jobs as restaurants boost staff

Queensland restaurateurs say early restriction changes could mean the difference between making and losing money. Now, workers are scrambling for new jobs.

How blood infection turned life-threatening for MP’s son

premium_icon How blood infection turned life-threatening for MP’s son

JEREMY Lister, 9, tells the Daily News about his fearless fight against potentially deadly meningitis.

$500m, 50k jobs before border even opens

premium_icon $500m, 50k jobs before border even opens

Queensland’s eased restrictions will pump hundreds of millions into the economy and generate a jobs bonanza – and that’s before the state’s border even reopens.

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Councillors clash over Emu Swamp Dam

premium_icon Councillors clash over Emu Swamp Dam

The Southern Downs Regional Council votes on water allocation and investment.

Drug dealer blames 16-year-old girlfriend for weed habit

premium_icon Drug dealer blames 16-year-old girlfriend for weed habit

Drug dealer ‘hands himself up on a plate’, with drugs and paraphernalia found in police raids.

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