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Ex-prisoners and the homeless moved into Brisbane high-rise A Brisbane high rise apartment block is at the centre of a coronavirus rescue operation to protect the state's most vulnerable from the disease. Spain death toll surpasses 20, While another people have died in Spain in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 20, health emergency services say the infection growth rate is slowing. Ex-prisoners and homeless moved into upmarket Brisbane high-rise A Brisbane high rise apartment block is at the centre of a coronavirus rescue operation to protect the state's most vulnerable from the disease but not everyone in the area is pleased.
Queensland man charged after baby abducted Police have charged a Queensland man after a six-week-old baby girl was allegedly abducted and her mother assaulted with a knife.
Health authorities insist schools are safe despite confusion Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth has told Today it is safe for children to attend school. Six-week-old baby girl has been found following alleged abduction A six-week-old baby girl has been found safe and well following an Amber Alert from Queensland Police last night.
Six-week-old Qld baby abducted by man Police are urgently asking the public to help find a six-week-old baby after she was taken from a Narangba house on Friday morning. Parents could be reported if kids don't attend online school Queensland parents are being warned to ensure their kids log on for school every day when the term starts back, or face being reported to child services. Changes protect 'mum and dad' investors Tension is brewing between the Queensland government and the state's real estate sector over temporary changes to the rental market amid the COVID crisis.
Father's anguish as alleged 'baby faced murderer' released on bail An accused "baby faced murderer" who allegedly stabbed a Gold Coast teen to death is tonight walking free after being granted bail. Four charged over Gold Coast kidnapping A woman who was kidnapped at knife point on the Gold Coast has been found alive and her attackers have been charged with numerous offences.
Qld wife killer uses Pell case at appeal Convicted wife killer John Chardon has attempted to use the High Court's recent decision on Cardinal George Pell to overturn his manslaughter conviction. Winter temperatures set to hit major cities over weekend There's still several weeks until winter kicks off in Australia, but major cities are expected to get an early taste of chilly weather this weekend. Qld man jailed for island machete attack A Queensland man has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years' jail after he pleaded guilty to attacking a couple in their home with a 60cm machete.
Wife killer John Chardon uses George Pell case at appeal A Queensland wife killer has attempted to use the High Court's decision over Cardinal George Pell in a bid to have his conviction for manslaughter quashed. Queensland man shot by police charged at bedside hearing The man who was shot by police after a dramatic chase in Brisbane's south last week has been charged with numerous offences during a bedside hearing. Ute jumping Ninja Warrior aids arrest of alleged serial offender The actions of Cairns' ute jumping ninja has not only taken the internet by storm, but has also lead to the arrest of an alleged serial offender.
Brown snake found inside year-old's retirement village home A potentially deadly brown snake found the ultimate hiding spot inside a Queensland home, forcing an expert wrangler to search for more than an hour to find the reptile. Rottweiler pup 'Buddy' reunited with owner weeks after being stolen An week-old Rottweiler puppy named Buddy has been reunited with his owner more than a month after being stolen from an Ipswich backyard.
Police commissioner chides 'ahborrent' racist attacks flamed by COVID Queensland's Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has chided certain members of the public for their "abhorrent" racially motivated behaviour flamed by the coronavirus pandemic. Queensland recorded lowest number of coronavirus cases in weeks Queensland recorded five new cases of coronavirus overnight, with the state's total number of cases now sitting at Olympian's brother fails in bail attempt The brother of dual Olympic silver medallist Nathan Baggaley, who is accused of attempting to import half a tonne of pure cocaine, has been denied bail.
Premier says principals know best for kids Parents should be discussing the best method of education for their kids with school principals, says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Tough new Queensland border restrictions come into effect tonight Queensland is tightening its border restrictions, with anyone trying to cross into the state needing a border pass to pass police barriers from midnight tonight. Tributes pour for Gladstone teenager killed in quad bike accident Friends and family continue to pay tribute to year-old Summer Scantlebury who died after a quad bike accident late Monday afternoon.
Bearded dragons, turtles stolen in Qld Three baby bearded dragons and six tiny turtles have been stolen from a southeast Queensland pet store during an overnight break-in. Army soldiers busted attending house party during lockdown A number of Townsville-based Australian Army soldiers were fined for attending a party over the Easter weekend, the Australian Defence Force has confirmed. Man fighting for life after alleged pole bashing A Queensland man is accused of bashing two men with a metal pole, leaving one of them with life-threatening injuries.
Former TV show contestant leaps into ute tray to foil would-be thief A former Australian Ninja Warrior contestant has again made headlines after CCTV footage of him leaping into the tray of his utility as it was being stolen went viral on social media.
Queensland terrorism suspect faces court A Queensland man accused of attempting to support a terrorist organisation will have to wait to learn if he will be extradited to NSW to face trial. Here is a state-by-state break down of latest eligibility guidelines for COVID testing in each state and territory.
School closures and start dates across Australia As coronavirus restrictions differ across different states.Iran has recorded 73 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours with the total toll rising to A total of people have died from COVID in a hour period in Spain, 20 fewer than the previous day, the country's health ministry reports.
About a dozen democracy activists have been arrested in Hong Kong on charges of illegal assembly, media and political sources say. A Spitfire flypast is reportedly being planned for a year-old UK war veteran who has raised at least GBP21 million for charity amid the coronavirus crisis. Queen Elizabeth has asked that her 94th birthday not be celebrated in any special way amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tasmania has confirmed another four coronavirus cases from the north west region, bringing the total to Guatemala says a large number of migrants deported to the central American country from the United States this week were infected with the coronavirus.
Brisbane mother dies hours after three children killed in car fire
Fear, embarrassment, denial and failing to understand the severity are some reasons those suffering from eating disorders don't seek help, a new study finds.
Australians with disability have been assured of their safety during the coronavirus pandemic through a national cabinet-supported plan. Indonesia has reported 15 deaths and new coronavirus cases, taking its total to Mallam Abba Kyari, the chief of staff for Nigeria's president, died of Covid after travelling to Germany last month.
A second rock fishermen has died after being swept into the ocean in southern Sydney on Friday. NSW Police say they are investigating the death of a mental health nurse at Liverpool hospital, though initial reports indicated he suffered a medical episode. A daily record for coronavirus cases has been reported in Singapore with new infections announced by the country's health ministry.
This pharmacist is one of a small team making hand sanitiser to help hundreds of customers, while ensuring the community has enough medication to last them if the state goes into full lockdown.Coronavirus: QLD update on COVID-19 situation - Nine News Australia
There are experts who have already perfected isolation — in space, submarines and Antarctica — and they have a wealth of tips to pass on to Australians in coronavirus lockdown.
A firefight with Abu Sayyaf rebels has left 11 Filipino soldiers dead and 14 wounded in the province of Sulu, southern Philippines. A year-old man has died after after his body was recovered from the Port Adelaide river. Federal Labor is urging the federal government to assist the crew of the Ruby Princess who have been infected by the coronavirus. China says 27 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, bringing the country's total to 82, A crew of three from the International Space Station has landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says "wet markets" that are allowed to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns must conform to stringent standards. As Tasmania's COVID cases rise, residents and staff at three aged homes are being tested after an infected person worked at the facilities. Myanmar will release almost 25, prisoners, amid the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world.
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A gunman has killed six workers at the main US base north of Kabul, Afghanistan as they made their way home from work.Your web browser is no longer supported. To improve your experience update it here. News National. Qld aged care boss 'a bully, drunk on job'. By AAP. Tweet Facebook Mail. The head of nursing at a Queensland aged care facility was drunk on the job and bullied her staff, a court has found. She was also incompetent in her treatment of patients at the Millmerran Centenary Retirement Village, west of Brisbane, with some ignored as they wallowed in pain for hours.
Ms Brown was found to have defamed her in a series of Facebook posts in October Ms Brown was sued after incorrectly claiming Ms Noone was sacked from a previous job over alcohol issues and missing drugs. But the aged care advocate succeeded in defending other statements against Ms Noone, which Brisbane District Court found were substantially true. But Ms Brown was able to defend the statement as an honestly held opinion after four staff members, including two doctors, said they observed Ms Noone working while affected by alcohol.
One staffer testified Ms Noone would often reek of alcohol at work and then eat mints to cover up the smell. A phone conversation in which she was abusive towards a doctor was attributed to her being drunk. Ms Noone also claimed she was made out as unfit to care for the elderly.
Those complaints were dismissed on the basis of evidence that the fluid intake of residents was restricted under her watch to reduce the need for the changing incontinence pads. She also admitted failing to get a resident treatment for a broken hip and wrist following a fall. The allegations of bullying and intimidation by Ms Noone were also substantiated, with one staff member resigning and another taking his complaint to the health ombudsman.
Construction worker crushed by falling wall at Capalaba
Ms Noone created workplace disharmony when she informed carers of complaints colleagues had made about them, the trial heard. Allegations she oversaw the misuse of medication were also backed by evidence. Judge Paul Smith only upheld her complaint regarding false statements about her previous employment.
Ms Noone, a nurse with more than 50 years of experience, claimed the posts horrified her. She denied all the allegations. Spain death toll surpasses 20, an hour ago.
Crocodiles take over empty Mexican beaches. Lawyer calls Victorian justice system ''disgracefully corrupted'.He told reporters at Friday's White House briefing that the Democratic governors in those three states could have gotten the same result with less restrictions.
Trump also said the protesters, many of whom were Trump supporters, were 'treated a little bit rough'. Inslee, a Democrat, called Trump 'unhinged' for 'ranting' in support of protests to 'liberate' states - all of them held by Democratic governors - and said the 'meltdown' risked 'violence.
Norman Hunter, the Leeds United legend, has died after a brave fight with coronavirus. The year-old, who played games in 15 years at Elland Road, was admitted to hospital with Covid President Donald Trump has further backed away from his claim of having 'total' authority on when to reopen the country, telling governors on a conference call the decision rests with them.
Michael Cohen will be released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, and allowed to serve out the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, his lawyer told CNN.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended New York's lockdown until May 15 and says that while the rate of hospitalizations is decreasing. There were 5. Donald Trump's threat to deploy a never-used power to force Congress to adjourn immediately stalled after comments by Mitch McConnell's office and scholars who say it can't happen. President Donald Trump leveled a new threat at Congress Wednesday, threatening to try to force Congress into adjournment in order to install additional nominees.
President Trump said that the U. Greaves is now recovering at home in Essex with his wife Irene. The former striker, who has been in poor health since a severe stroke five years ago left him disabled, was taken to hospital last Tuesday. China's foreign ministry said the fight against coronavirus is at a 'critical stage' and that Beijing has 'serious concerns' about Trump's decision to suspend US funding to the WHO.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned his push for 'total authority' to reopen the country and said he would leave the decision in the hands of the individual governors of each state. President Obama asked the Democrats to unite behind Joe Biden in a minute video Tuesday as he finally stepped into the campaign. Four children aged between 11 and 15 were charged after the house on Queensland's Gold Coast was set ablaze on Saturday afternoon. Bernie Sanders made his endorsement of Joe Biden official on Monday telling the former vice president 'we need you in the White House.
New York City public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the spread of the coronavirus, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.
The United States moved past Italy for the highest death toll in the world from the coronavirus on Saturday as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt.
He claimed he's at risk after contracting pneumonia. Sydney's iconic Bondi to Bronte walk has been closed after crowds ignored advice to stay home over the Easter long weekend.
Organizers announced Friday that the arts festival -due to start on August 30 - in Nevada will not take place in Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has survived his bout with coronavirus, a source close to the producer told DailyMail. He is currently in prison near Buffalo, NY. Premier League and EFL players have been told by their clubs to prepare for a mid-May return to training, with a view to the season resuming before the end of June.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Wednesday night to get workers in critical fields who are exposed to the deadly coronavirus back to work faster. President Trump responded to Bernie Sanders suspending his presidential campaign by questioning why President Obama never bothered to endorse Joe Biden during the Democratic primaries. President Trump said he would look at pardoning Joe Exotic, the star of the Netflix series 'Tiger King' who is currently serving 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot.Updated February 20, A mother and her three children have died after the car they were in was allegedly set on fire by her estranged husband in the Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill.
Hannah Baxter, 31, was taken to hospital in a critical condition but later died from her injuries. The couple's three children, aged six, four and three, died in the vehicle, about am Wednesday. Ms Baxter's husband, ex-Warriors player Rowan Baxter, died on the footpath near the car with self-inflicted stab wounds after allegedly dousing his family in petrol. Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said it was not known if an accelerant was used to start the fire.
Police said their preliminary investigations indicated Ms Baxter was driving the car and Mr Baxter, 42, was in the front passenger seat prior to the incident. Detective Inspector Thompson said Ms Baxter was taken to hospital with critical injuries, including burns. He said there were "other areas of interest" and anticipated that other crime scenes would be declared.
According to the website of a gym, Mr Baxter ran with his wife at Capalaba, he had more than 20 years experience in the sport and fitness industry. Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Adrian Tong said a passer-by tried to help those in the car escape. It's just frightening. Just really frightening. A house at Carindale registered to the Baxter family has been cordoned off by police as a place of interest.
Topics: disasters-and-accidentsemergency-incidentsmental-healthhealthcommunity-and-societysuicideqldcamp-hillaustraliabrisbane First posted February 19, More stories from Queensland. If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC.
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By Paul Kennedy. In times as uncertain as these, what can a simple story about an unassuming Australian marriage teach us? When Bruce Woodley hopped in the shower back in the mids, he had no idea the little ditty he belted out would become a national source of comfort amidst a global pandemic. She was standing by The Tan, the happy Melbourne playground and running track of the Aspen set, and she had a beanie firmly planted on her long tawny, blonde locks.The man, aged in his 50s, had been alongside another worker on scaffolding when the brick wall, believed to be up to 3m high, collapsed at Capalaba about 1.
Critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Team were on board as he was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition with head injuries. A hospital spokeswoman later confirmed the man remained in a critical but stable condition. The Courier Mail understands the man had tried to jump out of the way but was struck by the falling bricks.
Capalaba Worksite: A man in his 50s has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after reportedly being knocked off scaffolding by a falling brick wall. A Workplace Health and Safety inspector is at the scene and the site has been closed for the rest of the afternoon as investigations into the accident continue.
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