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The weekly cap on international arrivals to Australia will be increased from next month
The weekly cap on the number of people who can arrive in Australia from abroad will be increased from next month. Updated Updated 13 hours ago. By Evan Young. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. The cap on international arrivals will shortly be...

BREAKING: Crews battling fire at shopping complex
UPDATE 8.00am: A LARGE fire burning at Autobarn in Tweed Heads has been contained, but not yet extinguished. Fire & Rescue NSW said 35 firefighters are on scene, attacking the fire in Greenway Dve. A priority is to contain il running off from the premises...

Victorian family 'devastated' after boy unknowingly took coronavirus to Melbourne school, principal says
The family at the centre of a COVID-19 cluster in Melbourne's north are so devastated and shaken by the situation, they have considered leaving the area, the principal of East Preston Islamic College says. The college and Dallas Brooks Community Primary...

Fears after polio fight pause for COVID-19
Health experts fear that the planned global eradication of potentially-fatal polio has been delayed by COVID-19, and a resurgence of the condition could be felt in Australia. The coronavirus pandemic has diverted polio resources in more than 55 countries,...

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