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Teenage rock climber Peter Garlick remembered as 'humble' and 'effervescent' after his death in Sunshine Coast fall
Peter Garlick fell yesterday while rock climbing Mount Ngungun at the Glass House Mountains. Paramedics were called to the scene about midday after reports of "a significant fall". A rescue helicopter was called as...

'We too draw strength from their courage': PM Morrison's message on Battle of Crete anniversary
Message issued on the occasion of the commemorative event held by the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW. Prime Minister Scott Morrison congratulated the Cretan Association of Sydney on their commemorations for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of...

Swimmer dies after being pulled from water at Coast beach
Surf Life Saving Queensland confirmed the swimmer was pulled from the water around 10.30am at Peregian Beach, north of the patrolled area, on Sunday morning. Lifeguards and surf lifesavers performed CPR on the swimmer until paramedics arrived.

St Arnaud hay shed fire raging out of control
Thousands of hay bales have gone up in flames at a massive shed fire in central Victoria, with the blaze expected to burn for days. Mitchell Clarke. less than 2 min read. April 11, 2021 - 12:53PM. 0 comments. Fire brigades have rushed to the scene of a...

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