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...]

Time for a Quad Safety Re-Think

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With Queensland claiming the sad mantle of being the state with 25% of the nation’s Quad Bike fatalities in 2015, it’s time, according to the Queensland Coroner’s Office for us to re-think quad safety. Peter DeWaard from the Coroner’s Office says mandatory helmet wearing is key. He says … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie Update

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As the eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie continues to impact the Whitsundays this afternoon the BoM Cyclone Warning Zone now shifts inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland. Townsville to St Lawrence and extends to include Townsville, Mackay. Areas to the south and … [Read more...]

Think you Can speed safely? Think again

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A new Easter road safety campaign is urging drivers to rethink their speeding habits on Queensland roads. The new advertisement, launched this week, shows how everyday people can be adversely affected by speed through one wrong choice on the road. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark … [Read more...]