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School students hospitalised in bus crash
Five high school students have been hospitalised after a bus crash in the rural town of Nelson, close to the South Australian border. Paramedics were called to Portland-Nelson Road, near Black Swan Road, about 4.30pm on Wednesday after calls about a...

An ancient aquatic system older than the pyramids has been revealed by the Australian bushfires
The Budj Bim aquatic system, located in southeastern Australia, was built over 6,000 years ago - older than Egypt's pyramids. Extensive water channels built by indigenous Australians thousands of years ago to trap and harvest eels for food have been...

PM order conflict of interest review of McKenzie's shooting grant
Embattled federal minister Bridget McKenzie is facing an investigation into whether she had a conflict of interest in giving a $36,000 grant to a regional Victorian shooting club without declaring she was a member. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday...

Police corruption compromised Mokbel cases, former top cop says
Victoria's ex-police chief Simon Overland believes corrupt police stopped successful prosecutions against drug king Tony Mokbel. Operation Posse, a major investigation into Mokbel's family, was the force's best hope to bring down the high-profile figure and...

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