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Cops, medics and prison guards to get easier access to compensation for PTSD
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Cops, medics and prison guards to get easier access to compensation for PTSD

A former prison officer has detailed the graphic and horrific scenes workers face inside Queensland’s jails.

  • by Felicity Caldwell and Lydia Lynch

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Queensland Treasurer challenges voters to make LNP seats marginal in budget response

Queensland Treasurer challenges voters to make LNP seats marginal in budget response

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also lamented the lack of funding for a regional quarantine hub in Toowoomba in the federal budget.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
COVID-19 passenger in Brisbane Airport was recovered, says CHO

COVID-19 passenger in Brisbane Airport was recovered, says CHO

A COVID-positive traveller who arrived at Brisbane’s airport on a flight from Papua New Guinea has fully recovered and there was no need for Queenslanders to be concerned, the state’s chief health officer said.

  • by Cloe Read and Felicity Caldwell
Federal budget a ‘rotten rip-off’ for Queensland, says state Treasurer

Federal budget a ‘rotten rip-off’ for Queensland, says state Treasurer

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick said the federal budget failed to deliver a fair share to the state.

  • by Danielle Cronin
Brisbane City Council rails against Cross River Rail spoils in CBD

Brisbane City Council rails against Cross River Rail spoils in CBD

The council has condemned a proposal for Cross River Rail excavators to cart up to 20 truckloads of dirt every hour through the CBD on Sundays.

  • by Tony Moore
‘They will see death – and lots of it’: Former cop speaks out on trauma

‘They will see death – and lots of it’: Former cop speaks out on trauma

A former police officer-turned-politician has spoken out about the traumatic scenes facing general duties officers every day.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Brisbane ferries muffled after residents complain about noise

Brisbane ferries muffled after residents complain about noise

Brisbane City Council’s fleet of noisy river KittyCats will be given new mufflers after riverside residents complained the boats were too noisy.

  • by Tony Moore
$100m cash splash for ‘under pressure’ Queensland health system
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$100m cash splash for ‘under pressure’ Queensland health system

Patients reportedly waited more than five hours for treatment at hospital emergency departments overnight, while elective surgeries were cancelled on Tuesday.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland’s euthanasia laws not a carbon copy of those interstate

Queensland’s euthanasia laws not a carbon copy of those interstate

Voluntary assisted dying laws are expected to be introduced in Queensland within weeks.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
30,000 people shift to Qld, sparking calls for bigger slice of GST pie

30,000 people shift to Qld, sparking calls for bigger slice of GST pie

As the state sees its biggest population boom in 16 years, Treasurer Cameron Dick has called on the Morrison government “to support Queensland with investment in the budget”.

  • by Tony Moore
Protesters demand 3600-unit wetlands project be sent back to drawing board

Protesters demand 3600-unit wetlands project be sent back to drawing board

Conservationists and residents say the Toondah Harbour development above Cleveland wetlands should be called in as it now varies markedly from the initial plan.

  • by Tony Moore