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31 March 2011

Wanted: walls - Brisbane Times

Wanted: walls - Brisbane Times: "

Wanted: walls
Brisbane Times
Eleven weeks ago 500 homes in the Ipswich suburb of Goodna went under in the floods and more than 90 per cent of its residents are still living in caravans, nursing homes, with family or friends and in other temporary accommodation. A Goodna church on ...
Plea for help on Operation GyprockIpswich Queensland Times

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Operation Gyprock to be launched in Goodna tomorrow

WESTLIFE Church in Goodna will launch Operation Gyprock tomorrow
aiming to secure 50,000 square metres of gyprock to enable displaced
Goodna residents to bounce back from the demoralising situation still
confronting many of them.

More than 500 homes were affected in the Goodna area by the January
floods and more than 95 per cent of those affected are still living in
caravans, nursing homes, with family and friends and in other
temporary accommodation.

It takes about 150 square metres to reline the internal walls of one house.

Westlife is appealing to the community, particularly the construction
industry, to assist with helping provide gyprock sheets or vouchers
from Bunnings or Mitre 10 for the sheets.

Ipswich landmark CBD transformation


IPSWICH City Properties and Leighton Properties continue to work together on the billion-dollar transformation of the city's heart.

An artist impression of the master plan of the proposed Ipswich city heart development.

IPSWICH City Properties (ICP) and Leighton Properties continue to work together on the billion-dollar transformation of the city's heart.

The highly anticipated CBD revitalisation master plan was unveiled by ICP 10 days before Christmas.

The project, awarded to Leighton Properties, one of Australia's largest property developers, is expected to attract international and interstate investment.

The project is designed to support the State Government's decentralisation strategy and its ethos is the long-discussed aim of the city's commercial centre embracing the Bremer River.

Its focus is the revitalisation of the commercial heart of Ipswich, with a 55,000 square metre shopping centre, office precinct and inner-city living for 1000 people.

This will be surrounded by riverfront public space including a library and car parking, with the master plan based on sustainable design principles and integrated transport links with public transport and the Bradfield Bridge.

ICP chairman Paul Tully said the company set up by Ipswich City Council to buy the city centre was "working closely with Leightons over this major redevelopment of the Ipswich CBD".

"This will be the largest individual redevelopment project ever undertaken in any provincial city in Queensland," Cr Tully said.

"Federal and state government offices should be decentralised from Brisbane to give a boost to the heart of Ipswich."

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was "really happy with the way we've set up Ipswich City Properties to help with the redevelopment of the CBD".

"It's accelerated a lot of the development processes," Cr Pisasale said. "We're making sure the planning is right; we're committed to the importance of protecting the heritage of the city and the relationship with the river.

"The State Government's commitment to decentralisation is key to this project; the ongoing commitment of Anna Bligh is very important."

He said he was working with Federal MP Shayne Neumann to have a branch of the tax office moved to Ipswich.

Cr Tully said: "A Taxation Office would be a welcome addition to the city and would attract more growth and investment in the CBD."

More Ipswich News: www.QT.com.au



Police warning: Ipswich building sites hit by raiders


POLICE are warning Ipswich residents that thieves are targeting white goods and valuable materials from flood-damaged homes and new housing estates.

Paul Andrews and Nadine Webster say thieves are targeting building sites.

POLICE are warning Ipswich residents that thieves are targeting white goods and valuable materials like roofing iron, copper and timber from flood-damaged homes and new housing estates.

Ipswich police are targeting such building sites and areas being rebuilt after the floods, but are calling on residents to be extra vigilant to help their efforts.

Ipswich District crime prevention co-ordinator Sergeant Nadine Webster said the warning came after several recent thefts.

"It seems to be building sites that are being targeted, and it is across the whole Ipswich district," Sgt Webster said.

"The opportunities are presenting themselves because people aren't living there at the time."

She said people could take some simple steps to make it harder for would-be thieves. With the co-operation of community members giving early tip-offs, Sgt Webster said several successful prosecutions had been made.

"People should make sure their white goods aren't installed until the residence is at a lock-up stage," she said.

"Also, be aware and contact police if you see work vehicles outside of work hours at building sites."

Ipswich police are also investigating some incidents where vehicles have been broken into or stolen.

Sgt Webster said tips to help prevent thieves breaking into your vehicle included parking your vehicle in a garage, car port or within the perimeter of your premises, making sure the doors were locked and windows shut.

Other suggestions include parking in an area that is well lit, secure or has security cameras, and installing an engine immobiliser, vehicle security system, steering lock, ignition shields and battery isolators.

Removing all valuables, including navigation devices, and putting the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) onto the window and glass of a car is also recommended by police.

For more information phone the unit on 3817 1351.

More Ipswich News: www.QT.com.au 

Pedophile contradicts evidence - The Australian

Pedophile contradicts evidence - The Australian: "

Sydney Morning Herald

Pedophile contradicts evidence
The Australian
Yesterday, P5 said that on the day Daniel disappeared, he had spent time at home in Goodna, west of Brisbane, shoplifted car parts, worked on his car with a neighbour and visited a friend. He contradicted evidence from his former girlfriend and a ...
Monster denies taking DanielSunshine Coast Daily
Threat led to teen lie: Morcombe inquestBrisbane Times
Morcombe coronial inquest resumesABC Online
Sydney Morning Herald -Ipswich Queensland Times -ABC Local
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30 March 2011

So many crashes, so many delays - Courier Mail

So many crashes, so many delays - Courier Mail: "

So many crashes, so many delays
Courier Mail
A truck has jack-knifed on the Ipswich Motorway near Goodna blocking all westbound traffic and creating major delays. The accident happened about 12.50pm west of the Goodna exit. The male driver was pulled from the truck with minor head injuries. ...

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Queensland home owners struggling after floods

PIC: Aerial view of Brisbane Terrace and Layard St Goodna near the peak of the Brisbane River flood on Wednesday 12 January 2011 with the historic Royal Mail Hotel visible near the top centre of the picture.
 
 
 
More than 1,000 home owners are struggling to repay their mortgages after cyclones and flooding wreaked havoc across Queensland, a major mortgage insurer says.
 
Glenworth Financial, which issues lenders mortgage insurance, has reported a 70 per cent rise in "hardship applications" over the last quarter, with Queensland residents accounting for the majority of claims.
 
Glenworth chief executive Ellie Comerford said the aftermath of floods across the east coast and bushfires in Western Australia was causing "great concern".
  
"They are really impacting on the overall consumer sentiment in terms of confidence and outlook," Ms Comerford said on Wednesday.
 
"As a consequence of this, Genworth has seen in the last quarter over a 70 per cent increase in what we call hardship applications for borrowers and this is predominantly because of the natural disasters."
 
"In fact, as recently as today we've now gone over the 1,000 mark in terms of hardship applications that are coming from natural disasters, and most of those are coming from Queensland."
 
Her comments come as Genworth released its six-monthly Homebuyer Confidence Index (HCI), which measures borrower and would-be borrower sentiment.
 
The index fell 1.5 per cent since September 2010, its second fall since the index was launched last year.
 
Ms Comerford attributed the fall to decreased confidence in the disaster-affected regions of Queensland and Western Australia as well as concern among homebuyers about rising living costs and higher interest rates.
 
The report found one in five borrowers affected by natural disasters don't expect to recover over the next six months.
 
Borrowers in Queensland and Western Australia were the primary drivers behind the fall in the national index, with Queenslanders being hit the hardest.
 
More than half of the increase in hardship requests was disaster-related, she said.
 
While it was difficult to tell whether the number of people experiencing financial hardship would increase or stabilise over the next year, it was clear borrowers were primarily worried about rising cost of living pressures.
 
She added there was a recent move towards first home buyers applying for mortgages valued at 95 per cent of the home value.
 
"We're gradually seeing some uptake with that, but we're not seeing the overwhelming uptake that we had pre-GFC (global financial crisis)," she said.
 
As well, retail Finance Intelligence research director Alan Shields said there was now a "splitting of confidence" among disaster-affected and non-disaster affected homebuyers as house prices continued to rise.
 
"On the one hand, you'll have people affected by disasters dragging down that confidence," he said.
 
"On the other hand, the people with a mortgage that haven't been affected, who aren't seeing their rates go up, their confidence is going to be maintained, if not going up a little bit."
 
 

Two-car crash at Goodna - Ipswich Queensland Times

Two-car crash at Goodna - Ipswich Queensland Times: "






Two-car crash at Goodna Ipswich Queensland Times A TWO-vehicle collision near a school at Goodna left one person with whiplash injuries. Police said the crash was near the entrance to Westside Christian College in Stuart Street about 8.40am today. Both vehicles were able to be moved off the road to ...
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Vets' day will mark Battle of Long Tan - Springfield News

Vets' day will mark Battle of Long Tan - Springfield News: "






Vets' day will mark Battle of Long Tan Springfield News GOODNA: The Goodna RSL Services Club will mark Vietnam Veterans' Day on Monday. Club president and Vietnam Veterans Committee chairman David Christie said the day would mark the 42nd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. “On this day in 1966, ...
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Goodna mum and boy lied in Morcombe case


A GOODNA mother and teenage boy lied to police about the movements of a pedophile who shared their house on the day Daniel Morcombe was abducted.

Daniel Morcombe disappeared in 2003.

A GOODNA mother and teenage boy lied to police about the movements of a pedophile who shared their house on the day Daniel Morcombe was abducted.

At the inquest into Daniel's disappearance it was revealed that one of the suspects, referred to in the inquest as P5, was staying in Goodna with his girlfriend and her children after he was let out of jail in 2003.

On the day Daniel disappeared, December 7, 2003, P5 left Goodna and drove to the Sunshine Coast alone.

But when P5's girlfriend was initially interviewed she told police she was with him during the entire day, providing P5 an alibi.

She said she was so "blinded" by love that she lied to say her boyfriend was with her.

The court heard yesterday that a teenager from the same Goodna house also lied to police about P5's whereabouts on that day.

The 15-year-old said he lied because he feared he would be beaten.

The witness said P5 had threatened to "smash" him if he didn't say they were at home together on December 7, 2003.

"He pretty much threatened us to say he was there with us the whole day at (the house at Goodna), but he wasn't," the witness told the Brisbane Coroners Court.

He told the court P5 had left the house about 11am on that day and did not come back for hours.

When P5 returned to the house he was "acting very weird", the witness said.

"He come upstairs and went straight into his room and he just didn't seem right," he said.

"I just said what's wrong with you and he said 'nothing's wrong, I just want to be on my own'."

The boy said he didn't tell police about P5's absence from the house until 2008.

When asked why he initially lied, he said he had feared violent retribution from P5.

"My life was in danger," he said.

"I was young ... I was frickin' scared and didn't know what to do."

Daniel disappeared while waiting for a bus at Woombye, five kilometres south of Nambour.

In Brisbane Coroner's Court on Monday, the Morcombe family's lawyer Peter Boyce queried P5's former girlfriend about why she lied to police.

She eventually admitted she lied to protect P5.

P5 was introduced to her through another man she knew in jail and soon they were writing letters to each other.

The woman said P5 told her he was in jail for a bank robbery.

P5 is behind bars for an offence against his sister.

More Ipswich News: www.QT.com.au

29 March 2011

Aggressive behaviour earns fine - Ipswich Queensland Times

Aggressive behaviour earns fine - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Aggressive behaviour earns fine
Ipswich Queensland Times
Police were called to Goodna about 10.45pm on March 2 after reports of four or five people fighting in the street. When police arrived they found Lisa Maree Dawson, who appeared drunk, walking down Queen Street with an open bottle of bourbon. ...

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Threat led to teen lie: Morcombe inquest - Brisbane Times

Threat led to teen lie: Morcombe inquest - Brisbane Times: "

Sydney Morning Herald

Threat led to teen lie: Morcombe inquest
Brisbane Times
The man, known as Person of Interest 5, left a home in Goodna, west of Brisbane, for several hours on December 7, 2003, the day the 13-year-old disappeared from an unofficial bus stop on the Sunshine Coast. At an inquest into his suspected death in ...
Morcombe coronial inquest resumesABC Online
Threat made teen lie: Morcombe inquestSydney Morning Herald
Woman lied for pedophile loverSunshine Coast Daily

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28 March 2011

Ronald out for a good cause - The Satellite

Ronald out for a good cause - The Satellite: "

Ronald out for a good cause
The Satellite
But on Monday, March 21, the iconic clown appeared at Brookwater golf club and took part in a charity golf game to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House charity is an independent worldwide organisation that supports families ...

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'Forgotten' suburb joins Brisbane's best performers - Brisbane Times

'Forgotten' suburb joins Brisbane's best performers - Brisbane Times: "

Brisbane Times

'Forgotten' suburb joins Brisbane's best performers
Brisbane Times
On the opposite side of the Ipswich Motorway, Seventeen Mile Rocks was also among the best performers in 2010. The median house price increased 16.7 per cent from $472000 to $550750, largely due to new developments in the Edenbrook and Verandah estates ...

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Athletics centre on track with flood donations - The Satellite

Athletics centre on track with flood donations - The Satellite: "

Athletics centre on track with flood donations
The Satellite
DEVASTATING: The aftermath of January's flood which resulted in Goodna Little Athletics Centre losing all their training and competition equiptment. GOODNA Little Athletics Centre lost everything in January's flood. Thousands of dollars worth of ...

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Witness lied to police, Morcombe inquest told - ABC Online

Witness lied to police, Morcombe inquest told - ABC Online: "

Sydney Morning Herald

Witness lied to police, Morcombe inquest told
ABC Online
She says she told police the man was at her Goodna home, west of Brisbane, where they spent the day arguing. She now says the man, known as P5, left the property and was gone for three to five hours. The witness told the court the man had told her to ...
Morcombe witness 'blinded by love'Sydney Morning Herald

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Christmas comes to Goodna - Ipswich Queensland Times

Christmas comes to Goodna - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Christmas comes to Goodna
Ipswich Queensland Times
HE MAY have been months ahead of schedule, but hundreds of Ipswich children weren't complaining when Santa made his early arrival at Goodna on Saturday. The day was initiated by 10-year-old Brianna Garratt who set up the 'Santa Comes Back To Goodna For ...

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27 March 2011

Fruitless Ipswich army mine search cost $500,000

 
ARMY reservists in Queensland lost a powerful anti-personnel mine at a weapons range, then spent weeks on a fruitless search of rubbish dumps that is believed to have cost the department $500,000.
 
News of the incident comes in a week the Defence Force has been rocked by soldiers posting racist messages on Facebook and the Chief of Navy has warned his arm of the service that binge drinking and sexual harassment are unacceptable.
 
The Defence Force has confirmed that reservists from the Queensland University Regiment had finished an exercise on a range near Ipswich in February when they realised the Claymore mine was missing.
 
''The security of all weapons and ordnance is taken very seriously,'' a Defence spokesman said last night. ''Defence is investigating the actions and circumstances surrounding the missing piece of ordnance and the possibility that the ordnance was inadvertently disposed of, which cannot be ruled out.''
 
The spokesman went on to confirm that Defence personnel frantically searched a number of rubbish dumps for the weapon.
 
''Extensive reconnaissance and searches has included the use of explosive detection dogs with no success. Defence will continue to monitor these facilities,'' the spokesman said.
 
''The matter remains under investigation by the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service and civilian authorities.''
 
Sources told the Herald the search had cost $500,000 and it is still unclear whether the mine was lost or stolen. It is also believed that the mine's trigger is accounted for.
 
Traditionally referred to as a mine, the Claymore is more accurately described as a piece of ordnance, as it is not triggered by a pressure device.
 
About the size of a small suitcase, it is triggered with an electrical switch and disperses a deadly spray of ball-bearings out to about 100 metres. It is customarily used to guard against ambushes, and during the Vietnam War, the Vietcong would infiltrate American lines at night and turn them around. When the Americans triggered the Claymores they themselves would be hit by the shrapnel.
 
When the Herald witnessed a test firing of a Claymore in Afghanistan recently, it shredded a man-sized wooden target.
 
Last week the Defence Minister was forced to apologise to his Afghan counterpart after an Australian soldier referred to Afghans as ''sand niggaz''.
 

Reds rout Cheetahs - Brisbane Times

Reds rout Cheetahs - Brisbane Times: "

Brisbane Times

Reds rout Cheetahs
Brisbane Times
12th min: Former Goodna bartender Beau Robinson will be in need of a drink, with the flanker making his second break into open pastures in the early stages. 10th min: Cooper 0-2 after missing another penalty goal shot, this one from 23 out on the right ...

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Broncos add much-needed muscle to pompoms in 2011 - Courier Mail

Broncos add much-needed muscle to pompoms in 2011 - Courier Mail: "

Broncos add much-needed muscle to pompoms in 2011
Courier Mail
Stephen Holdsworth, from Goodna in Ipswich, signed his first contract with the Brisbane club this season and hopes he won't be alone for long. "I am hoping that the trickle of interest in male cheerleading turns into a flood and the more clubs that are ...

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26 March 2011

Green light given for green waste bins in Ipswich

Ipswich City Council has given the green light for the new kerbside green waste wheelie bins to start collections in September.

Council has received a strong response from residents wanting to use the new bins for grass clippings, garden prunings and other garden trimmings.

Green waste bins will be collected fortnightly, for a service fee of $12.50 per quarter, which works out to be less than $1 a week.

It is estimated that a kerbside green waste collection service could divert about 15 per cent of domestic waste from landfill.

Ipswich green waste bins are purpose-built for storing organic matter as they include vents to maintain air flow and reduce any potential odour.

If you would like to register for the green waste bins, go to the Ipswich City Council websitehttp://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ or contact Ipswich City Council on 3810 6666.

25 March 2011

Coast tradies need lift to Ipswich - Ipswich Queensland Times

Coast tradies need lift to Ipswich - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Coast tradies need lift to Ipswich
Ipswich Queensland Times
Jake Cattell (front) with Blake Rayburn and teacher David Bramley (back) from Gold Coast Institute of TAFE helping rebuild a house at Goodna. GOLD Coast Institute of TAFE will send 60 tradesmen and students to Ipswich every Friday for the rest of the ...

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24 March 2011

Paul Pisasale speaks out - Quest News

Paul Pisasale speaks out - Quest News: "

Paul Pisasale speaks out
Quest News
Ipswich showed it cares in February with a special golf day at Brookwater Golf Club, raising valuable funds for the Ipswich Flood Appeal. This Friday, teams will again take to the fairways for the second Show We Care Golf Day, teeing off in a four-ball ...

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Council seeks $1.5m for bikeways - Ipswich Queensland Times

Council seeks $1.5m for bikeways - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Council seeks $1.5m for bikeways
Ipswich Queensland Times
The Goodna Bikeway is set to see a two kilometre concrete bicycle path constructed between Redbank Plaza and Goss Drive. A planning study grant of $125000 has been sought to determine a preferred route for a bikeway linking Ipswich city centre and ...

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23 March 2011

Carpentry students show kindness - Ipswich Queensland Times

Carpentry students show kindness - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Carpentry students show kindness
Ipswich Queensland Times
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE student James Atkinson (front) and David Baird (rear) helping rebuild Chin Tran and Nam Vo's (behind) house at Brisbane Tce, Goodna. COMMUNITY spirit is not a cliche when it comes to the carpentry students of the Gold Coast ...

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21 March 2011

Re-building from scratch - The Satellite

Re-building from scratch - The Satellite: "

Re-building from scratch
The Satellite
WHEN Vas Vassiliou locked up his business, Harcourts Goodna, the day before the devastating Queensland floods, he never imagined how much damage would be inflicted on the area, or that he would have to re-start his business from scratch. ...

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New school bus brightens students - The Satellite

New school bus brightens students - The Satellite: "

New school bus brightens students
The Satellite
AFTER a tough few months following the recent floods, Goodna Special School and their students recently received a boost when the Variety Club donated a new 12-seat Sunshine Bus. In June last year a line up of celebrity chefs including Matt Moran and ...

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New school bus brightens students - The Satellite

New school bus brightens students - The Satellite: "

New school bus brightens students
The Satellite
AFTER a tough few months following the recent floods, Goodna Special School and their students recently received a boost when the Variety Club donated a new 12-seat Sunshine Bus. In June last year a line up of celebrity chefs including Matt Moran and ...

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The Goodna Gecko's are back in business - The Satellite

The Goodna Gecko's are back in business - The Satellite: "

The Goodna Gecko's are back in business
The Satellite
Go Gecko Goodna recorded an impressive number of sales last month despite the tough times due to the January flood aftermath. With interest rates on hold, it was only good news for both buyers and sellers. After two months of working tirelessly from ...

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Ona takes out major golf awardASHLEY Ona's status - The Satellite

Ona takes out major golf awardASHLEY Ona's status - The Satellite: "

Ona takes out major golf awardASHLEY Ona's status
The Satellite
For Ona, 19, of Goodna, 2010 was a year to remember after winning a string of tournaments including the New South Wales Ladies Amateur at Newcastle Golf Course. A member of last year's state and national teams, Ona also won the Women's Interstate ...

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The very least the Prince could do - Ipswich Queensland Times

The very least the Prince could do - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

The very least the Prince could do
Ipswich Queensland Times
Goodna single mum Kristy MacGregor said she was too shy to talk to the Prince but he spoke to her cheeky children Alex, 6, Drew, 11 and Abbey, 4. “He said hello to the kids and he let both boys shake his hand and Abbey grabbed his arm,” Ms MacGregor ...

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Time to Look Beyond Electric Cars - EV World

Time to Look Beyond Electric Cars - EV World: "

Time to Look Beyond Electric Cars
EV World
The $2.5 billion investment on 20km of the Ipswich motorway, and the $3 billion investment on 5km of Clem 7 tunnel were severely compromised by two people who had a bad day and caused an accident, one on the new Ipswich Motorway and one on the Gateway ...

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19 March 2011

Beers flow again at Goodna hotel - Ipswich Queensland Times

Beers flow again at Goodna hotel - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Beers flow again at Goodna hotel
Ipswich Queensland Times
IN WHAT its owner hopes will be a sign for the Goodna community, iconic watering hole, the Royal Mail Hotel, is set to officially reopen its doors tomorrow. Andrew Cafe said it had been a busy two months refurbishing the hotel after it suffered ...

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18 March 2011

Gateway judged Australia's best - Brisbane Times

Gateway judged Australia's best - Brisbane Times: "

Brisbane Times

Gateway judged Australia's best
Brisbane Times
The Darra to Springfield Rail Project - which has put in place the new Richlands rail station after crossing the Ipswich Motorway - won IPA's Contractor Excellence Award. Brisbane's Clem 7 tunnel last year won IPA's award for "Contractor Excellence". ...

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17 March 2011

Alien UFO Disclosure : Governments Should Inform Their People On A ...

Alien UFO Disclosure : Governments Should Inform Their People On A ...: "More and more information about ET's and UFO's is reaching the public. When asked if he would tell the people if we were being visited by aliens, president Obama answered: depends on the aliens! Excuse me? It's time governments inform ..."

Dogfight over Ipswich airport - Quest News

Dogfight over Ipswich airport - Quest News: "

Quest News

Dogfight over Ipswich airport
Quest News
And Cr Paul Tully said he would oppose Archerfield being upgraded to take bigger passenger planes due to noise pollution concerns for people living in Greater Springfield, Goodna and Redbank Plains. Archerfield has a masterplan open for consultation ...

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Options for cab service put up - Ipswich Queensland Times

Options for cab service put up - Ipswich Queensland Times: "

Options for cab service put up
Ipswich Queensland Times
Zones C and D remain with the service enhancements including continuing Zone C travel to Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre. The trial was initially due to continue on until December 13, but ever since the service was introduced on that date in 2010, ...

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Consumer Warning: Nigerian scam embroils British Prime Minister in fake £2 million offer

An email scam claiming to come from the British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St in London has hit Australian internet users.
Consumers should take care not to be duped by this fake Nigerian email which would ultimately lead to the recipient's own bank account being stripped of its funds.

This latest twist to the decade-old worldwide Nigerian scam is the first to involve the head of government of any country.

Consumer Watch spokesman Paul Tully has warned internet users to be wary of all unsolicited emails offering massive payments.

"These scams rely on a hit rate of less than one percent.

"Consumers are being duped across the world on a daily basis with the so-called Advance Fee email scam which originated in Nigeria in the mid-nineties.

"People are induced to pay thousands of dollars upfront to a foreign bank account as a bogus release fee for enormous sums of money.

"But the money never comes through.

"The latest scam pretends to be direct from the office of the British Prime Minister which will probably dupe many more internet users than usual."

This is the full text of the email:


From: Prime Minister's Office hm-treasury@msn.com

Prime Minister's Office,
10 Downing Street, London,
SW1A 2AA

Our ref: Number10

Your ref:...Date: 15/03/2011

IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION

I am The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister's Office.

This letter is to officially inform you that (MasterCard Number 5454 7168 0041
0640) has been accredited with your favor.

Your Personal Identification
Number is 1010.

The MasterCard Value is £2,000,000.00 (Two Million, Great
British Pounds Sterling).

This office will send to you an Visa/MasterCard that you will use to withdraw
your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a maximum of £10,000.00 GBP daily.

Further more,you will be required to re-confirm the following information to enable The Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury begin in processing of your MasterCard.

(1) Full names:
(2) Address:
(3) Country:
(4) Nationality:
(5) Phone #:
(6) Age:
(7) Occupation:
(8) Post Codes:

Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
Horse Guards Road
LONDON SW1A 2HQ
Email:
hm-treasury@msn.com
Tel: (+44) 746 670 4915

TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any
other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of The UK's Economics &
Finance Ministry to avoid hitches in receiving your
payment.


Regards,

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
British Prime Minister

16 March 2011

Marleis steps up to plate at Women's Day - Logan West Leader

Marleis steps up to plate at Women's Day - Logan West Leader: "

Logan West Leader

Marleis steps up to plate at Women's Day
Logan West Leader
“She recently organised members from the football club to help out the flooded area of Goodna.” The Westpac staff Ruby award went to Michelle Hicks, who was described as the first one to put her hand up to help others. She is active in her husband ...

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Join in St Patrick's Day party at Goodna

IT'S a great day to be Irish, but pretty much anyone can get involved in the fun of St Patrick's Day tomorrow.

Monique and Natasha Lord get prepared for St Patrick's Day at Falvey's Irish Heart Hotel in Goodna.

IT'S a great day to be Irish, but pretty much anyone can get involved in the fun of St Patrick's Day tomorrow.

Pubs across Ipswich will be getting into the spirit of the day which, while traditionally honouring the man who spread Christianity through Ireland, has increasingly become an excuse to party.

Green outfits and green drinks will be the order of the day at Goodna's Irish Heart Hotel.

"The Irish just want to have fun – there's not enough of it these days," hotel owner Peter Falvey said.

The Irish Heart is offering two-for-one meals, live entertainment, green beer and green pasta.

In Ipswich CBD, Murphy's Pub will be offering discounted drinks, free pool and jukebox and green beer from 10am.

Brothers Leagues Club will host Irish dancing, traditional Irish meals and live music by The Life of Reilly Band.

More Ipswich News: www.QT.com.au

 

15 March 2011

Brisbane City YHA opens its doors to volunteers - e-Travel Blackboard (press release)

Brisbane City YHA opens its doors to volunteers - e-Travel Blackboard (press release): "

Brisbane City YHA opens its doors to volunteers
e-Travel Blackboard (press release)
The staff have come from Australia wide to assist in the affected areas of Lowood, Fernvale, Ipswich and Goodna. “The Body Shop as an organisation has volunteered in the community for many years and when we saw the affect of Queensland floods we ...

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Goodna Discount Drug store back up and running - The Satellite

Goodna Discount Drug store back up and running - The Satellite: "

Goodna Discount Drug store back up and running
The Satellite
“It took them two hours to make the trip to Goodna, but they came because their grandmother is a regular customer of Goodna Discount Drug Store. “These amazing people worked at the store for an entire weekend and were the first to arrive and last to ...

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Please give Goodna a boost Will, says Tully - The Satellite

Please give Goodna a boost Will, says Tully - The Satellite: "

Please give Goodna a boost Will, says Tully
The Satellite
GOODNA Councillor Paul Tully says he would welcome a visit from Prince William to the devastated suburb. Prince William is set to visit Australia and New Zealand to meet with residents affected by the summer's series of natural disasters. ...

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14 March 2011

Art aids kids - Ipswich Queensland Times

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Art aids kids
Ipswich Queensland Times
Briana Thapa, 7, from St Francis Xavier School in Goodna with an art work created collaboratively with her class. The school is holding an art show to bring the community together after the floods. Photo: Claudia Baxter ST FRANCIS Xavier School is set ...

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