A planning expert says popular regions are facing impacts akin to a mining boom as a remote-worker influx pushes up house prices and rents, potentially forcing out locals.
A Queensland council which poured more than $20 million into a futuristic waste system is now watching it gather dust as the experts needed to turn it on remain unable to enter Australia.
Almost 100 prison parolees in Queensland are set to spend Christmas inside the state’s overstuffed jails – at a cost of nearly $30,000 a day – because of a “complete crisis” that is affecting more than just the criminals themselves.
Just a few days since Queensland confirmed it will open its borders to visitors from greater Sydney and Victoria, excited tourists have already booked a Noosa property for a staggering $100,000 a week over the Christmas period.
Media organisations of all kinds are failing regional audiences, according to a mayor who also represents local councils across Queensland.
A cargo ship has been forced to anchor off the Sunshine Coast amid concerns a previously undetected strain of COVID-19 is on board.
Native brush turkeys are attacking and forcefully trying to mate with domestic hens and there is very little that can be done to stop them.