Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

News Briefs

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

News Briefs

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New police website

THE Queensland Police Service (QPS) has launched a new website as part of its increasing digital footprint.

Police Minister Neil Roberts said the easy-to-use website would be a valuable resource for members of the public.

"Queenslanders, and people all around the world, will be able to obtain useful information about the Queensland Police Service at the click of a mouse," Mr Roberts said.

"The new state-of-the-art website will allow QPS to highlight specific targeted campaigns for public awareness, such as drink driving and One Punch Can Kill," he said. "In addition, media releases issued by the Media and Public Affairs Branch will be added to the home page to make the latest QPS news more accessible to the general public.

"The new user-friendly design will be more visually appealing, with extra images and interactive components to make it easier to navigate."

Local celebration

DO you know someone who has done some amazing things for the community, or put the region on the map for their contribution to the sport or organisation of which they have been a part? Nominations for the 2010 Gladstone Regional Council Australia Day Awards are now open, visit the Gladstone Regional Council to fill in a nomination form.

Local fire bans

LOCAL fire bans are in place for the Gladstone regional and surrounding areas. Council's Parks and Recreation Department have taken the precaution and have removed all firewood from all wood-fired barbecues including Canoe Point, Millennium Esplanade and parks in Calliope, Miriam Vale Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy area.

Electric barbecues are still available in most Council parks, and their use is still permitted during the fire ban, provided they are not left unattended. Strictly no campfires are allowed at the Calliope River camping grounds or other camping grounds until the fire bans are cancelled.

For more information or to view the current status of fire bans in the Gladstone Region visit (

Unfair prison practices

INMATES are being punished too harshly, unfairly and inconsistently, according to a new report into Queensland prisons. …

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