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Queensland contact tracers may be overwhelmed with 1000 cases a day

Queensland contact tracers may be overwhelmed with 1000 cases a day

Queensland modelling assumes contact tracers have a capacity for 100 new cases daily – a 10th of the number expected to swamp them when borders reopen.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Queensland schools bypass communities by asking state to approve expansion plans

Queensland schools bypass communities by asking state to approve expansion plans

In a growing trend, schools are seeking development approval from the state rather than councils, and one community group is concerned that noise and congestion issues are being ignored.

  • by Tony Moore
Comeback Campbell: The angry ex-premier and his battle for regional Queensland

Comeback Campbell: The angry ex-premier and his battle for regional Queensland

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman, the self-styled anti-establishment libertarian, is resurrecting his political career, and he’s starting with the Coalition’s conservative base.

  • by Zach Hope
Queensland budget hole not as deep as previously thought

Queensland budget hole not as deep as previously thought

Treasurer Cameron Dick has the state’s budget deficit under $1 billion for the first time since the surplus recorded in 2018-19.

  • by Sean Parnell
Exemptions unit lost staff before public outcry over decisions

Exemptions unit lost staff before public outcry over decisions

Annastacia Palaszczuk publicly declared a need for 100 staff in Queensland’s exemptions unit. There was a time when it had little more than a third that number.

  • by Sean Parnell
Rental reforms pass in Queensland but not all tails are wagging

Rental reforms pass in Queensland but not all tails are wagging

The changes have been denounced by both the LNP and the Greens for going too far - and not far enough.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Queensland has nation’s biggest jobs boost, but still lags most states

Queensland has nation’s biggest jobs boost, but still lags most states

Queensland might have the second-highest unemployment rate but NSW and Victoria are scoring worse for people who wish they could work more hours.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Desperate plea for home quarantine ‘resolved’ after media coverage

Desperate plea for home quarantine ‘resolved’ after media coverage

A Queensland father’s request to allow his six-year-old son to quarantine at home after brain surgery overseas went unanswered for months until his story hit the airwaves.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland Health Minister calls for Commonwealth to come clean on modelling

Queensland Health Minister calls for Commonwealth to come clean on modelling

But Yvette D’Ath brushed off pressure to release the modelling the state government used to make decisions of when the state would open up.

  • by Felicity Caldwell and Matt Dennien
Palaszczuk ministers sledge nurses group as ‘fake union, anti-vax campaign’

Palaszczuk ministers sledge nurses group as ‘fake union, anti-vax campaign’

Red Union director responds to extraordinary spray by inviting frontbenchers to repeat their claims “outside the coward’s castle” of parliamentary privilege.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Education Department wants taskforce to examine abuse of girls

Education Department wants taskforce to examine abuse of girls

The Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce will take longer to report due to the number of submissions received and the complexity of issues raised.

  • by Sean Parnell