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Climate crisis to boost weather event linked to locust swarms and bushfires
Over the past year, Australia battled its largest bushfires on record, while parts of East Africa and the Middle East fought off locust swarms the size of entire cities. While the factors behind each disaster are complex, they are both linked to a climate system...

New barber's success story despite coronavirus challenges
A Sydney-sider's decision to open a brand new business in the midst of the coronavirus proved to be a positive one, and the barber had now seen continued success over the last eight months. Meg Gannonmeg.gannon@news.com.au. December 1, 2020...

16 Days of Activism: Zonta Gladstone event in full swing
THE president of a Gladstone organisation recently told The Observer that domestic violence was everybody's problem as it launched a two-week campaign. Robyn Liddell from the Zonta Club of Gladstone urged the community to stand up and speak out...

Bushfire royal commission: Federal government vows to get more firefighting aircraft
Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud has vowed to work with states and territories to create a sovereign aerial firefighting fleet, after copping heat over the Morrison government's lukewarm response to the bushfires royal commission...

Queensland State Election Early Voting

Queensland State Election is being held on Saturday 31 October.
Early Voting starts on Monday 19 October at 70 Edith Street, Wynnum (near the 'Mates' Steak restaurant).
Opening hours are 
9am to 6pm   Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
9am to 9pm  Tuesday and Thursday
You can also vote early at City Hall, Brisbane, during the same hours.

The Polling Booths on Election Day are open 8am to 6pm.