Here's what you need to know today: June 17

GOOD morning everyone. Here's what you need to know in Gladstone today.


A sunny day is forecast with only a five per cent chance of showers. Winds will be S 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.

We're heading for a top of 23 after a low of 13. 

TIDES: High of 3.52m at 12.31pm and a low of 0.66m at 6.28am and 0.93m at 6.24pm

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There are road works at Sandy Creek on Turkey Beach Road. Single lane week days from 6am to 6pm. Two lanes after 6pm. For further information, contact council's customer service centre on (07) 4970 0700.


Wishing to play Indoor bowls? Come along to the Senior Citizens' Centre, Port Curtis Pl, 83 Oak Lane, on Tuesdays, from 9-11.15am, and Thursdays from 1-3pm. For information phone 4972 4465.

Beginner Belly Dance classes are held in Gladstone on Tuesday's at 6.20pm at the QCWA Hall in Oaka Lane. Great for fun and fitness for women of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. For more information phone Melanie on 4975 0815 or 0413 004 580.

All women are invited to share the "Women of the Bible" study group starting soon. Set to meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am, at 8 Dean St, Glen Eden. Discover their strengths and their weaknesses. For further information please email or ring 0417 333 016. Child friendly zone!


Police are still searching for a three-year-old girl reported missing from Margaret St, Toowoomba, since 10am Monday. More here.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie maintains his support for the selection of Tim Carmody as Chief Justice despite continued opposition from the legal profession. More here.

Development giant Stockland has defended its controversial Halls Creek development plans, saying the crucial inter-urban break between the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture will be maintained, visually at least. More here.

Queensland is on course to become Australia's most digitally interactive state with the government set to launch its plan to revolutionise how the state does business. More here.


Fed up with having to publicly spar with Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney's support of 100% fly-in, fly-out in mining towns, Central Queensland MP Michelle Landry with Rockhampton LNP members are pushing to change party policy through the state conference next month. The Capricornia MP stood with Dawson MP George Christensen and Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd in Federal Parliament on Monday to criticise state policy on 100% FIFO. More here.

The former Labor government has been blamed for taxpayers having to foot the bill for former Speaker Peter Slipper's legal costs in the James Ashby saga. More here.

Former Lismore Catholic Education Office Director John Kelly has told the royal commission it never occurred to him that a rogue teacher who repeatedly ignored warnings not to touch children, "may" have been a paedophile. More here.

Australians fell victim to scams totalling almost $90 million last year, with "dating and romance scams" becoming the most common rip-off. More here.


HERE we go again. Another AFL season has been gatecrashed by the Essendon drugs saga. The action on the field is really hotting up in the run to September with teams jostling for places in the top eight, and other fighting to stay off - or possibly get on - the bottom of the ladder. But the focus this week will be on matters off the field and in the tainted medical rooms at Windy Hill in 2012. More here.

The Wallabies have received a blow after their 6-0 win over France on Saturday night, with halfback Will Genia facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines. More here.