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Emergency declaration for public safety in Ipswich
Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act due to a mental health incident in the Ipswich suburb of Brassall. Maddy Morwood. less than 2 min read. June 13, 2021 - 8:43PM. A PSPA has been declared in Ipswich,...

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'They should never have been sent': Biloela family's fate to be decided within days
The fate of a Tamil family detained on Christmas Island will be decided within days as the federal government faces growing calls to release the four asylum seekers after one of them was evacuated for treatment in a Perth hospital. Immigration Minister Alex...

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