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Tougher smoking laws for Queensland under proposed reforms

Smoking could be banned at outdoor markets, carparks near schools, with further restrictions on smoking-only areas at outdoor pubs and clubs as part of major reforms to Queensland’s smoking laws. The State Governments has released a raft of new smoking law proposals amid concerns that 16 per cent of Queensland secondary...

LAST WAVE: Beloved Buderim legend Peter Van Beek dies

Beloved long-time Buderim resident and community favourite Peter Van Beek also known as ‘The Waving Man’ and 'Mr Happiness' has sadly died. With a smile and a wave, Peter brought joy to commuters with his simple friendly gesture. For the past decade, Peter stood outside his home at the Ballinger and Stringybark...

Little boy critical, five others seriously injured in Coolum crash

UPDATE: 9:15AM - BOY DIES A three-year-old boy has died in hospital after a two-vehicle crash at Coolum Beach. The boy was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Pajero and was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, but sadly died from injuries this morning. The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to appeal for anyone who...
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