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...]

The Heat is On and The Warning is Out

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Firefighters are bracing for another hot and dry period with heightened temperatures and increased fire danger keeping Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) on alert. Rural Fire Service Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson says high temperatures were continuing to cause erratic fire … [Read more...]

Keep School Zones in Focus

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Motorists be ready and aware!! The kids are heading back to school, so school zones apply to every school day for the next 10 weeks of term one and that means time to start watching our speed. It would seem we’re not all that good at watching the speedo in school zones and Police say we need … [Read more...]