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More Australian councils declare a climate emergency
Millions of Australians are living in areas facing a "climate emergency" as a rising number of councils advocate action. Updated Updated 12 mins ago. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. Close to three million Australians are living in a declared...

Husband fronts court on murder charge, 12 years after wife found dead
The estranged husband of slain Melton South woman Cindy Crossthwaite has faced court charged with her murder, 12 years after the mother-of-three was found beaten to death just metres from her infant son. Footscray man Emil Petrov, 55, appeared...

Mum issues bathtub warning after son's mystery illness
THERE'S no debating there are nasties all around us no matter where or how we live our lives. But one Sydney-based mum has shared some of her recent findings, and it will have you questioning something as simple as... well, how you wash your kids.

Stonefish in Moreton Bay

stonefish ianbanksLocals have reported seeing hundreds of stonefish in Moreton Bay, Tingalpa Creek and Wynnum Creek in recent days. Wynnum Manly fisherman are saying they have never seen that many so close to the shore in our area. Parents should keep a watchful eye for this dangerous creature, beachgoers should wear shoes in shallow bay waters. If a person is stung, they are advised to seek medical treatment immediately.

The stonefish has 13 sharp strong dorsal fin spines that are contained within a sheath of thick skin. At the base of each spine there are two venom glands that discharge their contents along ducts in the spine. When disturbed, the fish erects its spines, but maintains its position on the sea floor.

Information from the Queensland Museum