Share the Road

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Road Hogs be warned - We’re all watching you today. As part of Road Safety Week, the focus for today is on Sharing the Road. Today’s theme sees Police encouraging Queenslanders to share the roads with others – be patient, move over and off as needed, let somebody in, give a wave of thanks to … [Read more...]

Queensland Road Safety Week

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It should be something we do, naturally, every day but this week we’re being asked to focus more than usual on Road Safety as we enter Road Safety Week across the state. Police and Department of Transport and others will be active this week in promoting the message and in an effort to convince us … [Read more...]

Quad Bikes Recall

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Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

Rest area Upgrade – Peak Downs Highway

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Work begins this week on a $1.3 million rest area on the Peak Downs Highway to improve fatigue management options for transport operators and a well-appointed rest point for all motorists. Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey says the rest stop near the Wuthung Road intersection, … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

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Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]

Making a Splash This Easter? – Then Stay Safe

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We’re being reminded today that Easter can be a time when added vigilance around swimming pools is paramount. Acting Minister for Housing and Public Works Coralee O'Rourke says making sure pools are safe and supervising children are key. "The Easter long weekend is a time when many families … [Read more...]

Police Hit the Road – Big Time

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If you had been thinking you’d noticed more Police on our roads and highways over the last week or so you’d be right…but in the immortal words of those 20th century philosophers, rock group, Bachman Turner Overdrive…“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Get ready to spot Police everywhere and be ready to … [Read more...]

Turn It On – But Safely

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace is urging us to develop a new approach to a favourite turn on. She has launched a safety campaign to better protect Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes. The ‘One safety switch may not be enough’ campaign kicks off this week and … [Read more...]