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5 new Qld instances as enormous waits immediate testing modifications
Queensland Well being has been pressured to open extra fever clinics, placed on extra workers and prolong testing hours amid rising fears that individuals who ought to be getting examined are being deterred by as much as six-hour waits and kilometre-long queues.
Police examine alleged border breach after tweet
Queensland lobbyist Lyle Shelton has copped a stern rebuke – however no additional punishment, from police after boasting about “a sneaky run” across the border.
Mr Shelton attracted the ire of police after posting on social media about his exploits, however detectives from Taskforce Sierra Linnet, the official police response to the state’s border administration technique, ascertained there had been no breach because the Christian lobbyist had a legitimate border go.
Tech whiz loses luxurious boat combat
A Gold Coast tech entrepreneur who thought he was shopping for a discount motor yacht for $125,000 from a divorcee has lost his bid to keep it after a judge ruled he turned a “blind eye” to questionable dealings by an allegedly fraudulent boat vendor.
Alexander David William Wealthy, who owns tech start-up Desygner, should now bear the lack of the alleged fraudulent sale and switch the official registration of The Shahzadi, a Bavaria motor cruiser, to the unique purchaser.
Property costs submit 3pc achieve in 2020
Australia’s housing market completed three per cent increased over 2020 regardless of a turbulent 12 months, with all bar one capital metropolis recording annual development and the areas reporting the strongest development in a decade.
December marked the third consecutive month of consecutive nationwide value features, in accordance with property researcher CoreLogic, with the rise of 1 per cent last month capping off 2.3 per cent growth over the period.
Tropical Cyclone Imogen crosses Qld coast
Tropical Cyclone Imogen has weakened to a tropical low however stays harmful after dumping enormous rainfall throughout the state’s far north, with extra to return.
In an replace at 10.45am, the Bureau of Meteorology stated the cyclone was now a tropical low, however was still packing a punch with winds of up to 85km/h.
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