PROGNOSIS NEGATIVE: Gympie Hospital action call

HEALTH Minister Cameron Dick says the Gympie Hospital Master Plan, intended to address serious operational and structural problems, does not yet exist.

Crazy Cat Man wins Gympie photographer national award

Bambi's award winning Crazy Cat Man.

Crazy Cat Man wins Gympie photographer Bambi Gosbell national award

Warnings as dangerous storms soon to hit Southern Queensland

QFES is urging residents to prepare for incoming storms

Action on Nelson trees

THE ROT SETS IN: Tree specialists cut down the rest of the rotten fig tree which fell down in Nelson Reserve on Thursday afternoon and (inset) the rot-affected base of the tree.

Action on Nelson Reserve trees after mum narrowly escapes disaster.

Cooloola Cove snake bite victim rushed to hospital

Snakes are active around Gympie region

Man rushed to Gympie Hospital after snake bite at Cooloola Cove.

VIDEO: Mum pinned by falling tree in playground

A Gympie mother and her young daughters escaped terrible injury and likely death by millimetres on Thursday afternoon when a massive fig tree fell on the playground at Nelson Reserve. Luckily there were no other children in the playground at the time.

PARK HORROR: Tree falls on CBD playground and pins mother

Ron's lifetime of service to the community

Gympie Legends Ron Lawrence .Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Ron Lawrence has spent a lifetime serving the community.

Good Samaritan's accidental gift "far too kind": police

Police told of Good Samaritan's probably accidental op shop gift

Missing Glenwood girl, 15, found in Gympie

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Tiaro police seek public help to locate missing 14 year old girl

Gympie loses 2015 T20

Steve Brady pictured in a previous match for Gold got Gympie’s innings off to a good start with 37 in the Caloundra Events Centre T20 grand final on Tuesday night.

Hympie Gold has lost the T20 grand final to the Glasshouse Rangers

Goomeri awards night success

2015 Dux Meagan Clark with Goomeri State School principal Leon Doorackers.

Goomeri State School has celebrated student achievements this week

Gympie news in brief

Police are seeking public help in locating a 4WD stolen from the GOldfields car park.

Gympie news in brief

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WATERCOOLER: Time to change Australia's jobs, wages model?

More than one in 10 young people in Australia are unemployed.

Frozen wages, insecure jobs, shrinking unions … join the dots

Brough's baggage creating headaches for Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull listens to Australian Special Minister for State Mal Brough during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Brough's role as Special Minister of State go to heart of integrity

Are those drugs you're taking worth the 'cheap thrills'?

How many warnings like Jordy's until we get the message on drugs?

YOUR STORY: Should mum pay after kids trashed home?

A photo of damage done to a new car by the young children.

Reader wants to know others' thoughts

UK to use tampon tax to fund rape services

This after 300,000 sign petition to have it tampon tax abolished

Cannot fathom opposition to civil unions

LNP state MPs have been given a free vote for the civil partnerships bill to go before parliament next week.

Bravo to the LNP. They have won brownie points in my eyes

Cars, debris fly through the air in fatal crash

Multiple vehicle fatal crash on the Bruce Highway 3 kilometers south of the Caloundra turnoff. Photo: Che Chapman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Three are in a serious condition following the head-on crash

Driver and passengers flee crashed unregistered car

Police catch up with driver following crash in unregistered car

Springborg calls on Sensis to continue phone book deliveries

FOLLOW THE YELLOW PRINT PAGES: The White and Yellow Pages want someone from Roma to be on the cover for the upcoming issue. Photo Tom Gillespie / The Western Star.

Cancellation of phone book deliveries will hit regional Qld: Borg

WATCH: Dramatic scenes as pair rescued by jet ski

Rescue of two people in the water off Urangan - Larry Burch from Aquavue went to their aid on his jetski. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The woman and teenager were caught by a rip and pulled out to sea.

New Hummock Hill Island resort under fire

Hummock Hill Island. File photo.

Conservation group slams new resort on Hummock Hill Island

Unions and LNP united on Cameron Dick’s comments

Health Minister Cameron Dick entertains the staff at the new Endoscopy Unit at Toowoomba Hospital.

The LNP and the union movement find themselves on the same side

AFP changes policies to avoid another Bali 9 situation

Australian drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. FILE PHOTO

THE Australian Federal Police has changed its policy on prov

Massive bushfire destroys 70 homes, kills two

Wildlife has been greatly affected by the bushfires in Narangba and Burpengary. Photo Nicole Fuge / Caboolture News

More than 70 homes have been destroyed by a massive bushfire

Schoolies fight over religion ends in a coma

Two NSW schoolies have been charged after religious fight

Indonesia wants explanation after boat incident

17 people turned away from Christmas Island ended up in West Timor

Victoria passes law protecting women from abusive protesters

Victoria's new law bans protesters within 150m of abortion clinics

McCulkin thought Dubois was "too weak" to be involved

Barbara McCulkin (right) and her daughters Vicky (left) and Leanne (centre) disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974.

McCulkin hearing continues as Norman Wild gives evidence

Kind gestures stun family of cancer patient

Richmond Villeran (right) with his wife Maria and two children, Sian 11, and Nelle, 5, says the doctors have given him nine months to live and he plans to use whatever time he has left building memories. Photo / Michael Craig

He's been given nine months to live

Russian sailor crashes massive cargo ship after drinking rum

The Lysblink Seaways vessel was a write-off after the incident. Photo / AP

The sailor fell asleep after his massive binge

Elderly woman carjacked by teens in NZ

Teens stole car from woman as she carried out deliveries

College wins $500k compo over too low basketball court

Architects sued after they failed to deliver full height building

Man's attempt to kill spider mistaken for domestic dispute

A large hairy spider.

Police respond after man heard screaming "I'm going to kill you"

Sporting clubs bogged down by ‘toilet tax’

STEEP PRICE: Gladstone Bowls Club Manager Peter Liddle says council rates and charges are stifling the club’s growth.

Council suggests sports clubs reduce toilet numbers to save money

Schoolies: Look mum, my burnt bum is on the news

Cairns teenager sat in fountain waiting for ambulance

Phuc Dat Bich was a hoax - but what is his real name?

The man who wanted the world to believe he was Phuc Dat Bich. Photo / Facebook

Both posts have since been removed, adding to the mystery

Driving fail: How not to secure your load

Unsecured load comes off ute.

Dash cam captures moment unsecured load smashes into Toowoomba road

Daughter's kidney failure was Depp's darkest hour

Johnny Depp has revealed the "darkest period" of his life

Paul Walker's dad suing Porsche over actor's death

Paul Walker's dad is suing over the crash which took his son's life

James Blunt tells Ed Sheeran he's got herpes

James Blunt jokingly told Ed Sheeran he gave him herpes at the ARIAs

Is one of these women the new judge on My Kitchen Rules?

Is one of these four women the new judge on My Kitchen Rules?

APN’s TV guide editor lists her top picks for the new role.

Fans greet Home and Away hunk on Downs film set

Warwick fan Bubblez Barbierato with Home and Away heartthrob Steve Peacocke, who is in Allora filming the new TV series Wanted.

Wanted stars Steve Peacocke, Rebeeca Gibney meet fans in Allora

Tim the toolman set to sell his house for $1.95 million

Tim Allen is selling his Hollywood home for $1.95 million.

Five gifts we would give at Christmas - if we could

What do you really wish you could give others for Christmas?

What would you give as a gift - if you could?

Two-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracan is lighter and cheaper

WRAPS OFF: Lambo's two-wheel-drive Huracán LP 580-2 is revealed in Australia with a price tag of $380,000

Latest Huracan weighs in at $380,000 and loses four-wheel drive

CENTENARY: 100 days in US national parks

From Hawaii to Maine, the tour visits national parks and other sites

Former Sam's Warehouse is coming back to life

THE former Sam’s Warehouse building is being brought back to life

Families hit hard as CSG company slashes workforce

Arrow Energy has cut 150 people from its workforce.

Poor performing CSG wells behind decision to lay off 150 workers

Newest hotel for business and pleasure opens with a bang

STRONG INTEREST: The Best Western Hotel Plus Oceanside Kawana Hotel was officially unveiled last night.

Offering 81 rooms, it has already proved a hit with holiday-makers

Warning: 'ransomware' attacking Android phone users

MALICIOUS SOFTWARE: Images of a phone infected with ransomware. Phone repair technician Gary Finlay said at least 12 people in the last two weeks have been hit in Mackay.

There is a way to stop latest ransom attack on Android phones

Train 2: BG gas starts to flow from Surat Basin to China

LNG carrier Maran Gas at the Queensland Curtis LNG plant, Curtis Island near Gladstone.

Gas is flowing from mines in the Surat Basin to countries worldwide

$60 million hotel plan aims for an eco-friendly development

Artist’s impression of the resort from the air.

A Coast couple hope to develop a 5-6 star luxury resort in Buderim