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Archive for October, 2020
Massive hailstones hit southeast Qld

Dangerous storms have dumped tennis ball-sized hailstones on parts of southeast Queensland, with one resident in Logan reporting a 14cm hailstone. October 31, 2020 Queensland has been smashed by tennis ball-sized hailstones with a warning more are likely to fall as a series of dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms formed […]

Tennis ball-sized hail slams southeast Qld

Dangerous storms have dumped tennis ball-sized hailstones on parts of southeast Queensland, with one resident in Logan reporting a 13cm hailstone. October 31, 2020 Queensland has been hit with tennis ball-sized hailstones as a series of dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms that formed along the Great Dividing Range are pushing […]

Massive hail lashes southeast Qld

Dangerous storms have dumped tennis ball-sized hailstones on parts of southeast Queensland, with one resident in Logan reporting a 13cm hailstone. October 31, 2020 Queensland has been pelted with tennis ball-sized hailstones as dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms have formed along the Great Dividing Range and are pushing towards the […]

Hail storm slams SE Queensland

Dangerous storms have dumped golf ball-sized hailstones to parts of southeast Queensland, with warnings torrential rain may lead to flash flooding. October 31, 2020 Queensland has been hit with golf ball-sized hailstones as dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms have formed along the Great Dividing Range and are pushing towards the […]

Woman found Qld daughter fatally stabbed

Police have appealed for help with their investigation into the fatal stabbing of a Queensland woman at the Bundaberg home she shared with her 16-year-old son. October 31, 2020 Forensic specialists continue to examine the home that Bundaberg woman Lisa Hund shared with her teenage son after she was found fatally stabbed there on Friday. […]

Golf-ball sized hail hits SE Queensland

Dangerous storms have dumped golf ball-sized hailstones to parts of southeast Queensland, with warnings torrential rain may lead to flash flooding. October 31, 2020 Queensland has been hit with golf ball-sized hailstones as dangerous supercell thunderstorms move across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms are forecast to rapidly develop along the Great Dividing Range throughout Saturday afternoon […]

More wild weather for southeast Queensland

Dangerous storms are forming over parts of southeast Queensland, with warnings they may lead to flash flooding, giant hail and destructive winds. October 31, 2020 Queensland is expected to be lashed by more dangerous supercell thunderstorms bringing giant hail, torrential rain and destructive winds. The severe thunderstorms are forecast to rapidly develop along the Great Dividing […]

No Queensland virus cases on election day

Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases, while it’s been 50 days since the last case of the virus was diagnosed in the community. October 31, 2020 Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases on state election day and notched 50 days since its last locally-acquired infection. The continued good news comes a day after […]

NSW learner driver flees police at 130km/h

NSW police have charged a learner driver after the teenager led officers on a late-night high-speed pursuit through the streets of Coffs Harbour. October 31, 2020 A NSW learner driver has led police on a late-night high-speed pursuit through the streets of Coffs Harbour before crashing into a power pole. Officers initially tried to pull the […]

Australia to buy COVID vaccine for region

Australia plans to spend $500 million on COVID-19 vaccines to help its regional neighbours recover from the pandemic. October 31, 2020 Australia is set to spend half a billion dollars on an “advance purchase” of COVID-19 vaccines to help its regional neighbours bounce back from the pandemic. The Morrison government says lending a hand to […]

Qld border plan slammed by Qantas, NSW

Qantas boss Alan Joyce says Queensland’s decision to leave Sydney on its COVID-19 border blacklist is “ridiculous” while the NSW premier calls it “unfair”. October 31, 2020 Queensland’s decision to leave Sydney on its COVID-19 border blacklist has been ridiculed by the boss of Qantas and NSW’s premier. The Sunshine State on Friday reopened its border to […]

No bones found from 1960s Qld cold case

Police have not found the bones of an autistic boy allegedly murdered by his mother more than 50 years ago during an eight-day search of their Brisbane home. October 30, 2020 Queensland police have failed to find bones during a search of a Brisbane home where detectives believe an autistic boy was murdered 50 years […]

NSW, Qantas mocks Qld border blacklist

Queensland will reopen to all of regional NSW from Tuesday, but Sydneysiders and Victoria will remain on the COVID-19 border blacklist. October 30, 2020 Queensland will reopen to all of regional NSW, but Sydney remains on the COVID-19 border blacklist after another unlinked mystery case of the virus. Deputy Premier Steven Miles says the border will […]

Qld border to reopen country NSW

Queensland will reopen to all of regional NSW from Tuesday, but Sydneysiders and Victoria will remain on the COVID-19 border blacklist. October 30, 2020 Queensland will reopen to all of regional NSW, but Sydney remains on the COVID-19 border blacklist after another unlinked mystery case of the virus. Deputy Premier Steven Miles says the border will […]

Qld border may reopen to regional NSW

Queensland’s border is expected to reopen to all of regional NSW from November 1 but Sydneysiders will remain on the blacklist, the NSW premier says. October 30, 2020 Queensland is expected to open its border to all of regional NSW but Sydneysiders will remain on the COVID-19 border blacklist. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to […]

Queensland border announcement expected

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to announce on Friday whether the border with NSW will reopen on November 1. October 30, 2020 Queenslanders are expected to learn on Friday if the border with NSW will be reopened amid continued COVID-19 outbreaks in that state. The border between the two states closed in August, with […]

Four COVID cases in NT quarantine camp

Four returned overseas travellers from India have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while quarantining in the Northern Territory’s Howard Springs camp. October 29, 2020 The Northern Territory has recorded four new COVID-19 cases after four returned overseas travellers tested positive while quarantining near Darwin. The 31-year-old man, 82-year-old woman and two children, both aged three, were passengers […]

Queensland border reopening in jeopardy

Queensland’s tentative plans to reopen the border with NSW at the end of the month may not happen after that state recorded another mystery COVID-19 case. October 29, 2020 Queensland’s border reopening with NSW could be in jeopardy after the southern state recorded another mystery COVID-19 case and traces of the virus were found in […]

Severe storms slam southeast Qld

Storms have once more hit southeast Queensland, but residents have been spared from the hail and torrential rain weather forecasters feared was likely. October 28, 2020 Dangerous storms have again lashed parts of southeast Queensland, but the state has escaped forecast flash flooding and giant hail. The severe thunderstorms swept over Brisbane, the Gold Coast, […]

More dangerous storms hit southeast Qld

Dangerous storms with the potential to unleash flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds have formed over southeast Queensland. October 28, 2020 Dangerous storms have formed over parts of southeast Queensland, with warnings they may lead to flash flooding, giant hail and destructive winds. The severe thunderstorms are moving southeast towards the Sunshine Coast and […]

More COVID-19 traces in Qld wastewater

Queensland health officials have found traces of coronavirus during sewage testing at a treatment plant in Ipswich, raising the possibility of undetected cases. October 28, 2020 Traces of coronavirus have been found during sewage testing at a treatment plant in Ipswich, raising the possibility of undetected COVID-19 cases. Wastewater from the plant, west of Brisbane, […]

Queensland security guard dies after punch

A 38-year-old security guard has died in hospital after he was punched in the face and hit his head at a shopping centre north of Brisbane. October 28, 2020 A Queensland security guard has died in hospital after he was attacked on the job at a shopping centre north of Brisbane. The 38-year-old man was […]

Huge Great Barrier Reef coral tower found

Scientists have found a 500 metre tall undersea coral tower on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef during a seabed mapping project. October 28, 2020 Scientists have discovered a massive coral tower on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef that’s taller than the Empire State Building. The 500 metre high undersea skyscraper-like pillar of reef was found just off […]

Dispute over Qld-NSW border heats up

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Gladys Berejiklian is playing politics over the border closure with NSW. October 28, 2020 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has accused her NSW counterpart of political meddling over comments about the border closure. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian blasted Queensland for not taking enough returned overseas travellers while continuing to lock out […]

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