Minister slammed for getting punched at pub

Queensland’s shadow minister for police has appeared to blame a Townsville minister for being punched at a pub in the state’s north after Labor’s Les Walker was rushed to hospital on Saturday night. The Mundingburra MP was reportedly celebrating his 56th birthday when he was...

Queensland reports zero new cases

Queensland health authorities are hopeful the cluster linked to the Grand Chancellor Hotel has been contained as the state reported another day of zero new cases of community transmission. A new infection from hotel quarantine, however, revealed a child has fallen ill with the deadly...

Concern over state’s ‘whipping boys’

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s proposal to move hotel quarantine to the state’s mining camps has been called into question over possible health risks. Queensland’s ‘voice of the bush’ Robbie Katter says the regions are willing to chip in and help solve the state’s quarantine drama, but fears...

Quarantine plan ‘moves, not solves’ problem

Queensland’s opposition has slammed the Premier’s plan to shift quarantine responsibilities to mining camps, accusing Annastacia Palaszczuk of wanting to dump the continued coronavirus threat on regional communities. Ms Palaszczuk said on Thursday morning she would ask national cabinet to consider housing returned travellers and...

Aussies divided on best COVID approach

Our Aussie leaders aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on how best to handle the pandemic – and it appears their constituents aren’t either. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and West Australian Premier Mark McGowan have repeatedly butted heads over how their respective state is keeping coronavirus at bay....

Joyce slams Aus Open ‘hypocrisy’

QANTAS boss Alan Joyce has slammed the Andrews government for denying Victorians the right to come home as the Aus Open kicks off. Qantas boss Alan Joyce has called on the Victorian government to help rescue stranded Victorians. Mr Joyce on Friday issued a statement...

Qld hotel walls to be swabbed for UK virus

Queensland authorities are still trying to piece together how a highly contagious strain of COVID-19 spread through a hotel quarantine facility, as they reveal the extraordinary measures they’re taking. Days after it was revealed six cases of the UK variant of the virus were linked...