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Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Queensland Health alert re COVID-19: 3pm Sun August 23

Emergency alerts from Queensland Health have been issued for residents in multiple suburbs in the south, south-east and south-west of Brisbane.

The Chief Health Officer advises that residents that have been to locations related to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre COVID-19 cluster should monitor their health and, if they develop even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

Current contact tracing alerts

Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster alert

Anyone who has been to the following locations at these times should monitor their health and, if they develop even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

Date Place Suburb Arrival time Departure time
9 August 2020 Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains 11am 12:10pm
9 August 2020 Woolworths, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains 11am 12pm
10 August 2020 Spotlight Browns Plains ~9:30am ~9:45am
10 August 2020 Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains 10:15am 11:25am
10 August 2020 Woolworths, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains ~11am ~12:30pm
10 August 2020 Greenbank Takeaway Greenbank 5:30pm 5:40pm
10 August 2020 Woolworths, Forest Lake Shopping centre Forest Lake unknown unknown
11 August 2020 BP Wacol (Cnr Boundary & Progress Rds) Wacol ~6am ~6:15am
11 August 2020 Mt Gravatt Swimming Pool, Wecker Road Mt Gravatt ~10:30am ~11:45am
11 August 2020 Dami Japanese Restaurant Mt Gravatt ~12pm unknown
12 August 2020 Woolworths, Forest Lake Shopping centre Forest Lake ~4:30pm ~5pm
12 August 2020 Thai Antique Carina Heights 6pm 6:15pm
12 August 2020 Coles, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains ~7:15pm unknown
13 August 2020 Australian Nails, Forest lake Shopping Centre Forest Lake 11am ~12am
13 August 2020 Forest lake Shopping Centre Forest Lake 11am 3pm
13 August 2020 Nandos, Forest Lake Shopping Centre Forest Lake after 12pm  unknown
14 August 2020 OfficeWorks Browns Plains ~10am ~10:10am
14 August 2020 Coles, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains After 10am before 11am
14 August 2020 Ikea Slacks Creek 11am 2pm
14 August 2020 Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth shopping centre Marsden ~11:15am ~11:30am
14 August 2020 Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains 2:20pm 3:30pm
14 August 2020 Bunnings Browns Plains ~2:30pm ~3pm
14 August 2020 Coles, Forest Lake Shopping Centre Forest Lake ~4pm ~4:30pm
15 August 2020 K-Mart, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains ~9:30am ~9:45am
15 August 2020 Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains 10:25am 11:35am
16 August 2020 Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth shopping centre Marsden ~10am ~10:15am
16 August 2020 Coles, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains ~10:30am ~11am
16 August 2020 Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains 1:20pm 2:30pm
17 August 2020 Greenbank Takeaway Greenbank ~6:30pm ~6:40pm
18 August 2020 BCF Greenslopes ~12:30pm ~1pm
18 August 2020 Chemist Warehouse (Waratah Dr) Crestmead Afternoon Afternoon
18 August 2020 BP Wacol (Cnr Boundary & Progress Rds) Wacol Evening Evening
19 August 2020 12 RND Fitness Birkdale 8am 9:30am
19 August 2020 Woolworths, Browns Plains Grand Plaza Browns Plains ~9:30am unknown
19 August 2020 The Jam Pantry Greenslopes 10:30am 11:45am
19 August 2020 Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre Carindale ~1pm ~3pm
19 August 2020 Bras ‘n’ Things, Westfield Carindale Carindale ~1pm ~3pm
19 August 2020 Ghanda clothing, Westfield Carindale Carindale ~1pm ~3pm
19 August 2020 Myer, Westfield Carindale Carindale ~1pm ~3pm
19 August 2020 Baskin Robbins, Camp Hill Market Place Camp Hill ~5:30pm ~5:40pm
19 August 2020 Pho Inn, Camp Hill Market Place Camp Hill ~5:30pm ~5:40pm
20 August 2020 Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth shopping centre Marden ~10am ~10:15am
21 August 2020 Woolworths, Forest Lake Shopping centre Forest Lake ~10:30am ~10:45am

For more information or if you think you may have been exposed at one of these locations, visit the Queensland Health website.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

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Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

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Anzac Day commemorated across Australia

Anzac Day was a bit different this year because of COVID, but commemorations went ahead across the country.

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Ballina Council debates waiving Seagulls debt

The matter of over $15,000 owing to Ballina Shire Council by the Ballina Seagulls Rugby League for unpaid rates was discussed at council's last meeting.

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Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

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Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

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Northern Rivers COVID restrictions lifting at midnight

NSW Health has confirmed that COVID-related restrictions for the Northern Rivers will be lifted at midnight tonight (Monday 5 April).

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COVID testing encouraged in the NNSWLHD

On Easter Sunday afternoon the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has thanked the community for coming forward in large numbers for COVID-19 testing, with more than 10,000 tests conducted in the region in the past week.

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Face masks for Ballina and Byron businesses

As masks become harder to find across the Northern Rivers following the latest COVID-19 health alert, NSW Health has provided masks for business operators in Ballina and Byron Shires.

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UPDATE: Thousands of COVID tests conducted across northern rivers

The Byron Shire community and visitors have come forward in large numbers for testing following the alert of two COVID positive visitors coming to Byron Bay last weekend.

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