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Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

Of those arrested, thirteen people were charged with contravene a direction and seven charged with obstruct police. Other offences included breach of bail and drug possession.

Eleven people have been released on bail with three people remaining in custody at the Brisbane Watchhouse after refusing to provide any particulars.

Police handed out 21 Public Infringement Notices (PINs) to people for allegedly breaching COVID-19 restrictions in addition to 10 other infringements and issued 11 Move On Directions.

Eight masks were handed out.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents within the restricted Local Government Areas and seek the cooperation of the community to comply with the current Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) directives.

All police actions are intended to keep our community safe from the further spread of COVID.

Whilst the QPS recognises and facilitates lawful protest action this is not the time for protests and police will take appropriate action to protect the community during the lockdown period.

Police will also take enforcement action where necessary against any deliberate breach of the CHO directives.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

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New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in...

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and...

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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