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“Lowball” offers leave owners out in the cold

THE OWNERS of the embattled Brassall townhouse complex Mi Hi Grove received their final buy-back contracts last week, two years after the floods that left their previous homes uninhabitable.

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Keith’s place in history hard to put into words

ARTHUR Keith Pennell will always be remembered as a passionate defence force advocate with the unveiling of a plaque in his name last week.

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Jobseekers kicking goals in construction

A GROUP of 12 determined local jobseekers have found a new avenue into the workplace thanks to a training program being reintroduced.

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Tourism mecca welcomes boost for big upgrade

ONE of Ipswich’s greatest tourism drawcards, Willowbank Raceway has received an upgrade worth $11 million unveiled last week.

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Renovated art gallery to blossom with three new exhibitions

The Ipswich Art Gallery is about to blossom following the completion of an upgrade that comes 25 years after its…

Country zoo has the lion’s share of animals you won’t see elsewhere

IF you drive down the road from Gatton to Clifton, you might just stumble across a surprise. One of country…

Green light on red meat production

LOCAL meat processors have welcomed great news for their industry following the lifting of China’s suspension of trade.

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Council wins award for innovation

SMALL Businesses were in the spotlight at the Queensland Small Business Friendly Program’s annual conference and inaugural awards ceremony involving 49 councils from throughout the State.

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Historic strike a first for Ipswich Girls Grammar

FOR the first time in its 132-year history, staff at Ipswich Girls and Junior Grammar School took strike action earlier this month.

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Hill painting lasting legacy

FOR KYLIE HILL, legacy is everything, and as a person she is the embodiment of respect, pride and living her culture.

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Festival gets into stride

WHEN the Festival of Horsepower started a few years ago, the concept of jointly promoting equine power and high-performance engine…

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Making words of difference

WORDS! That simple five- letter syllable allows us to communicate with others far more effectively than actions, although some would…

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It’s on the cards – cash will go

Explore the challenges seniors face with cashless transactions, internet banking, and scams, and find practical solutions.

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Keep track of your diet to stay fit and healthy

Let’s fact it, after a lifetime of cooking, many of us are ready to hang up our chef’s hat and…

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Disability News

Shorten calls on worried states to back wide-ranging NDIS reforms

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten is urging concerned Premiers and Chief Ministers to back reform of the scheme, saying people with…

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Blueprint for assisting deaf, hard-of-hearing children with inclusion

Deaf Children Australia’s new Blueprint program aims to bridge the communication gap through deaf-friendly resources.

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State High still unbeaten as Langer Cup kicks on

IN WHAT was a memorable first home game for the Ipswich State High Langer Cup side, it made it two…

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Ripley school marks five-year anniversary

Ripley Valley State Secondary College is set to mark its five-year anniversary after being opened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meteors soar as Sobey fails to fire from deep

THREE losses on the trot is the state of play for the Ipswich Force men after they went down to…

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The true champions are the ones who dominate over entire season

THERE are major differences between AFL, NRL and football competitions in terms of how champions are determined at seasons end.

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NSW media’s blame game begins again

AS SURE as night follows day, after every Origin game the NSW media are on to it full bore. Some…

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Just accept it, you’ll love Austin

If you have missed Austin, you can catch up with the show that first aired on Sunday, June 9 at…

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Govt aims to answer prayers with Sunday gift of stamp duty relief

LAST Sunday morning, Queensland Premier Steven Miles took to social media to unveil a significant policy change aimed at providing…

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RBA Governor’s interest rate message is one of uncertainty

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has opted to maintain the cash rate target at 4.35 per cent, keeping the…

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Mortgage holders “will bear burden”

The REIQ is concerned that short-term incentives in the Federal Budget will keep interest rates up for longer, passing the…

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Sky’s the limit with elevated garden

THIS column is always on about gardening the easy way – either different tools to use, what to plant with…

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Improving your home

Enhance your living space with home improvements and renovations. Tips for renters and homeowners to add value and comfort to…

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Record turnout and high-speed action at Queensland Raceway

Willowbank, QLD – The iconic Queensland Raceway was buzzing with excitement as Roll Racing returned with a vengeance, a rescheduling…

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ADF supports remote NT community

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Megan, the ADF responded to a request from the Northern Territory government to provide…

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Breaking barriers in Samoan touch rugby

In an historic moment for Samoa’s touch rugby scene, the country has welcomed its first female referees and coaches, marking…

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Country charm is always on the menu

The beer is cold, the T-bones and parmis are hot and delicious, and live music is pumping throughout the year,…

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Diversity on offer in mix of old and new

TRAVELLING to China offers a captivating journey through a land that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with modern advancements.

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New Docs on the block

Karana Downs local Dylan Carpenter fulfills his dream as an Ipswich Hospital intern. Explore his medical journey and specialties.

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More support needed to fight for businesses

Steve Rainbow is a proud business owner who has run Articulate Framing in Ipswich since 2011, but with each passing…

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Lets recognise the beautiful Bilby as our Aussie Easter bunny

The Bilby has bene offered as an alternative to the Easter bunny.What is the difference between the Bilby and Bandicoot?

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