Controversial claims by Queensland’s former chief archivist that he was ordered to create misleading annual reports to avoid damaging the Palaszczuk Government have been rejected by an independent review.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised for the “inconvenience” caused by the controversial decision to close schools across the State’s south east and the mix up over collecting children from school.
Southeast Queensland has been smashed by wild thunderstorms “like a cyclone”, packing giant hail and intense rainfall as the region faces “extraordinarily serious, dangerous and life-threatening” conditions in the next 24 hours.
A man is still missing and many people remain cut off in southeast Queensland’s deadly floods, with authorities concerned severe thunderstorms could bring further inundation.
More than 20 young Queensland children have been saved from online child exploitation and 58 people arrested in the State as part of a global police operation.
The State’s Police Minister has slammed the “outrageous behaviour” of flood looters, saying they are “grubs” who don’t deserve to be Queenslanders.