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BREAKING: QLD Police are seeking public assistance to locate three missing children

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Police are seeking public assistance to locate three missing children from Moreton District believed to be travelling together.

The boys (pictured), aged 10 and 13, left a residence at Burpengary East overnight between May 27 and 27.

The 14-year-old girl was last seen leaving a home in Mango Hill on the morning of May 27 and may be in the company of the two boys in the Moreton or North Brisbane areas.

Police hold concern for their welfare due to their young age.

The 10-year-old boy is described as Caucasian with a fair complexion and short brown hair.

The 13-year-old boy is described as Aboriginal, around 150cm tall with a slim build and short brown hair.

The 14-year-old girl is described as around 145cm tall with a slim build, auburn hair and green eyes.

Anyone who may have seen the children or know their whereabouts is urged to come forward.

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BREAKING: AUSTRALIA: QLD Floods Cause Evacuations Across The State

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#AceWeatherDesk – Queensland floods live: Emergency alerts issued as severe weather system brings heavy rain south

Evacuation centres open across Queensland

In the Lockyer Valley:

  • Laidley State High School, Edward St, Laidley
  • Murphy’s Creek Community Hall, 18 Jessie Ln, Murphys Creek
  • Helidon RSL, 15 Arthur St, Helidon
  • Grantham Butter Factory — Back Room, 6 Victor St, Grantham
  • Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St, Gatton
  • Forest Hill School of Arts Hall, 22 Railway St, Forest Hill
  • Glenore Grove Hall, 11 Brightview Rd, Glenore Grove
  • Alex Geddes Hall, Markai Rd, Lockyer Waters

In the Gympie region:

  • Civic Centre — Community Recovery Hub, 28 Mellor St, Gympie

Both the Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Redland City Council say they have no evacuation centres open at this time but will continue to monitor the weather situation.

Queensland floods: Residents evacuate as Australia faces new emergency: By Tiffanie Turnbull
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Queensland has been drenched by a huge amount of rain

Hundreds of Australians have been told to evacuate their homes as Queensland faces another flooding emergency.

More than a dozen warnings were issued on Friday, telling residents in several regions to prepare their homes and evacuate if needed.

One person died in flooding in the state’s north earlier this week.

The storm system has now moved south towards Queensland’s heavily populated southeast, which includes Brisbane.

In February, Queensland was devastated by floods that killed 13 people and inundated more than 20,000 homes. Another nine people were killed in floods in neighbouring New South Wales.

Major flooding was forecast for several rivers on Friday. Residents in Gympie, north of the state capital, were warned to expect flooding for the second time in recent months.

In the February disaster, 800 homes and businesses in the town were affected when the river peaked at 23m.

Mayor Glen Hartwig said they were anxious to see how high the local Mary River would rise this time. If it reaches a peak of 15m, businesses – but not homes – will be affected.

“At 16m, it’s snorkels or nothing,” he told the ABC.

Floods also inundated some towns on Friday in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane, and cut off a major highway.

About 300 homes in the region were expected to be affected, after 68 were inundated in February.

“It is soul destroying – it’s absolutely crushing,” Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan told the ABC.

A warning siren sounded in the town of Grantham on Friday, with residents in low-lying areas urged to move to higher ground.

In 2011, the town was devastated by a major flooding event that killed 12 people and was likened to an “inland tsunami”.

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The main street of Laidley, in the Lockyer Valley, has been flooded

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned further heavy rainfall on Friday could also lead to life-threatening flash floods and potential landslides. The system will begin easing over the weekend.

Australians will vote in a federal election on 21 May in which climate change is a key issue.

In recent years the country has suffered severe drought, historic bushfires and mass bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef.

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BREAKING: AUSTRALIA: Flash Flooding Warning Gold Coast on Monday & Tuesday

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#AceWeatherDesk says flash -flooding warning for Gold Coast as BOM forecasts 170mm Monday, up to 100mm Tuesday over Queensland and more + I urge you to tune in: Wild Weather airs tonight at 8:30 on ABC TV and ABC iview.You can also catch up later on ABC iview or our website.

The Bureau of Meteorology says flash flooding is possible across the Gold Coast, with up to 170 millimetres of rain forecast today, and a further 100mm possible on Tuesday.

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BOM atmospheric scientist Brooke Pagel said a severe weather warning was current for south-east Queensland, including the Gold Coast, with areas from the hinterland right to the border expected to be impacted.

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Heavy rain is bucketing down across the Gold Coast.(ABC Gold Coast, Tara Cassidy)none

“There are a couple of flood warnings out, the Gold Coast just has the initial flood watch, so basically, it’s not quite a warning yet, but we’re keeping an eye on the modelling and basically the river levels for that one,” Ms Pagel said.

“So minor flooding is likely, there may be some isolated moderate flooding possible across the region.”

She said the areas impacted would depend on where the heavy rainfall occurred and the bureau would be monitoing the situation over the next 12-24 hours.

“It’s the coastal regions mainly being impacted, all of the Gold Coast into the hinterland, they tend to get a lot more rainfall up there.”

Ms Pagel said hundreds of millimetres were forecast from now until Wednesday.

“For today we are looking at 60 to 170 millimetres,” she said.

“Then tomorrow will potentially be 40 to 100 millimetres, and that’s basically across the whole Gold Coast.”

A severe weather system moves across south-east Queensland.
A severe weather system moves across south-east Queensland.(Supplied: Bureau of Meteorology)none

A hazardous surf warning has also been put in place for the Gold Coast for Monday and Tuesday.

“There’s a significant easterly swell that’s looking to be about 2.5 to 3.1 metres, potentially developing along that south-east coast.

“That’s basically due to a developing low in the southern Coral Sea, so that warning is valid for tomorrow and Wednesday.”

Ms Pagel said the Gold Coast was urged to be on alert, with surfaces more saturated than usual due to recent wet weather.

“So the severity of those storms is actually the heavy rainfall that we’re warning about because it can lead to flash flooding and renewed river level rises, especially because it’s been so wet lately,” she said.

“Most of the catchments across the south-east are quite saturated, so basically the water doesn’t absorb into the ground,” she said.

“So it just sits right on top and there are a lot of areas I know in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast where there are lots of little creeks and bridges that are really prone to flash flooding.

“So we’re just letting everybody know, if you’re near any creeks or rivers in low-lying areas that are prone to flood waters, be aware.”

She advised Gold Coast residents to check for updated warnings and to stay off the roads if they could.

The Gold Coast City Council has also asked residents to remain vigilant and continue checking for updates.  

“Everyone in the Gold Coast region is urged to keep up-to-date with latest weather warnings and flood alerts from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

“With intense rainfall expected this afternoon , Monday 28 March there is potential for flash flooding.

“Stay up-to-date – visit dashboard.cityofgoldcoast.com.au, tune into local media, or visit City of Gold Coast social channels.”

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“Stay up-to-date – visit dashboard.cityofgoldcoast.com.au, tune into local media, or visit City of Gold Coast social channels.”

This morning we have woken to news of even more severe weather warnings for northern New South Wales – a region still grappling with the utter devastation caused by flooding just weeks ago.

These floods, and our 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires, have rammed home the terrible cost of extreme weather and its aftermath.

But Australia is not the only nation experiencing wild, dangerous, and unprecedented weather.

In Germany last year, hundreds of people were killed in floods when record rainfall saw rivers bursting their banks, washing away buildings that had stood since medieval times.  

Soaring temperatures in the northern summer smashed Canada’s records and ferocious wildfires burned a town to the ground.

The pattern has been repeated around the globe.

Tonight, we bring you a timely and sobering report from the BBC’s Panorama program that charts increasing extreme weather ‘events’ around the world.

Climate scientists warn that these are not random acts of bad luck but a symptom of our changing climate.

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AUSTRALIA: QLD Flood Crisis: A Breakdown of How South-East Has Been Affected

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#AceWeatherDesk – The 2022 Queensland floods brought intense rainfall, which quickly broke riverbanks, swamped roads and claimed many lives and livelihoods within a matter of days.

A house sits in high flood waters.
Hundreds of homes across the state’s south-east have been damaged.(ABC News: Chris Gillette)none

Three weeks on, the extent of the damage has become clearer.

To understand how wide and vast the recent flooding was, here is a breakdown to show how the “rain bomb” devastated the state’s south-east corner.

Monthly rain totals

Firstly let’s look to the skies. February’s rainfall totals were simply record-breaking.

A staggering 887 millimetres fell in February – that’s more than double the nearest monthly high of 366 millimetres in 2020.

In three days alone, Brisbane received 80 per cent of its annual rainfall, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on March 1.

She described the rain event as “bigger than 1974”, with more than 30 suburbs across the south-east corner receiving more than a metre of rain.

Dam capacity

It’s no surprise then that water levels were almost at dam-busting proportions.

Inflows into Wivenhoe Dam shot up faster than they did in 2011.

In just three days this year the Wivenhoe Dam capacity rose from 58.7 per cent on February 24 to 183.9 per cent by February 27.

That’s a 125.2 per cent increase in dam capacity in three days and just shy of the 190.3 per cent total reached in the 2011 flood.

But Wivenhoe “performed exactly how it was designed to operate” as it “held back four Sydney Harbours worth of water” during the extreme weather event, Seqwater said in a statement.

That’s equivalent to more than 2.2 million megalitres of water.

The damage bill

The estimated damage bill has been put at more than $2.22 billion with 147,993 insurance claims so far across Queensland and New South Wales.

Queensland has requested almost twice as many claims as New South Wales – despite places like Lismore also experiencing record-breaking flooding.

But this is not the final bill, as the numbers are expected to continue rise as residents with urgent claims are being prioritised by assessors, Insurance Council of Australia said in a statement.

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AUSTRALIA: QLD POLICE: Incidents Of Looting & Property Crime During Flooding

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#AceWeatherDesk says police have launched a preventative operation to combat property crime and protect homes and businesses in flood affected areas: My Police: Mar 1, 2022 @ 4:41pm

Operation Uniform Nash aims to prevent, disrupt and investigate incidents of looting and property crime offences across all areas impacted by flooding from Maryborough to the Gold Coast.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) will draw resources from across the state, including general duties, plain clothes, railway squad, dog squad and specialist police officers.

Around the clock local patrols have already commenced in flood zone areas and will include the use of resources from both the Water Police and POLAIR.

The focus will be deterring and detecting would-be thieves through increased patrols, surveillance, and intelligence provided from members of the public.

The operation follows several incidents of looting activity reported to police in Ipswich.

Ipswich Police charged a man yesterday following an alleged stealing incident in Goodna and are investigating two other reports of theft from flooded properties in Bundamba and Blackstone.

Police observed a man paddling a kayak through flood waters on Brisbane Road, carrying a large amount of bait and tackle around 3pm on Monday.

The 22-year-old Goodna man allegedly broke into the freezer of a Brisbane Road convenience store before stealing several items.

He was charged with one count of enter premise and commit indictable offence and is expected to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 21.

Operation launched to target looting in flood affected areas

A flooded charity store on Coal Street in Bundamba was broken into after 6pm on Monday night, where items of jewellery and a small amount of donated cash were taken.

In Blackstone, a resident who had evacuated returned on Monday morning to find their Thomas Street property had been broken into, with a door damaged and several items of value stolen.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in those areas, or has information, to come forward as investigations continue.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the Queensland Police had zero tolerance for stealing, particularly in times of disaster.

“I cannot overstate how disappointed and disgusted I am that this has occurred in areas where people have had to leave their houses,” Commissioner Katarina Carroll said.

“Through this operation, we will ensure there is a strong police presence in flood affected areas to protect our community against heartless thieves.

“Our message to anyone thinking about stealing from homes or businesses is that you can expect police to track you down and ensure you are held responsible for your actions.”

Anyone who observes suspicious behaviour surrounding flooded properties, is urged to immediately contact Policelink on 131 444.

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If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote these reference numbers: QP2200350191, QP2200350241, QP2200353366.

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AUSTRALIA: Brisbane River Peaks As Queensland Reels From Weather Emergency

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#AceWeatherDesk says parts of the Brisbane CBD have been evacuated over fears a large crane could sail down the river and cause “significant damage”, while authorities brace for another “major” flood of the Brisbane River: LIVE UPDATES: Read ABC News blog for the latest weather news in south-east Queensland.

Two people stand in front of a flooded road in Herston, with two cars partially submerged.
Several Brisbane suburbs, including Herston, have also been inundated.(Supplied: Andrew Simonsen.)

Thousands of homes in south-east Queensland have been flooded and 43,000 are without power after days of heavy rainfall caused significant flooding across the area: Eight people have died.

In the state’s capital, the Brisbane River peaked at 3.85 metres about 8:30am and 3.41 metres at 9pm.

The Brisbane River’s peak during the 2011 floods was 4.46m, but anything 3.5m and above is considered a major flood.

“It’s easy to think we’re out of the woods but there are still flood peaks to come,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner told ABC Radio Brisbane.

“We will also have additional peaks tomorrow and every high tide will coincide with those peaks.”

A 400-tonne barge with a 150-tonne crane on top was also at risk of coming completely loose at inner-city suburb Kangaroo Point and sailing down the Brisbane River toward Howard Smith Wharves in the CBD, authorities said.

The pontoon is still tethered within the fast-moving current but is at risk of coming loose and causing “significant damage”.

“It’s still tethered at the moment … but it has some integrity issues along with its tethering and we are concerned that those tethers may break,” Police Minister Mark Ryan said.

Howard Smith Wharves has been evacuated and police are keeping crowds out of parts of Captain Burke Park under the Story Bridge, and from along the riverside at Eagle Street Pier.

The heavy rain responsible for the weekend’s record-breaking inundation slowly moved south today, and record flood levels have been recorded in parts of northern New South Wales.

Rainbow over Story Bridge.
Huge rainbow over Story Bridge after south-east Queensland floods.(ABC News: Matt Wordsworth)

Eight dead, rescue operations taking place

Authorities still hold fears for several missing people, including a person who drove into floodwater at Yatala south of Brisbane and a person missing near Esk, west of Brisbane.

A small brown sedan sits on the side of the road, as emergency workers and other people with umbrellas look around the scene.
The body of a man believed to be in his 50s was found in a car in the Currumbin Valley.(ABC News: Steve Keen)

Late on Monday morning a man was found dead in floodwaters on the Gold Coast, taking the death toll during south-east Queensland’s weather emergency to eight.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, died after his car was washed away in the Currumbin Valley in the early hours of this morning, Queensland Police said.

Police received reports of a car in trouble about 3am local time but could not find the vehicle. The vehicle was believed to have been driven 30 to 40 metres into floodwaters.

Later in the morning, at about 10:45am, Surf Life Saving Queensland found the vehicle, with the man and a dog inside.

On Sunday night a man died after being swept away while trying to cross Cabbage Tree Creek Road at Fitzgibbon on Brisbane’s north side.

Two members of the public saw the 59-year-old and tried to rescue him, conducting CPR once he was out of the water.

Paramedics also responded but the man died at the scene, according to police.

As of Monday afternoon, a search was still underway for a man who fell into the Brisbane River a few days ago.

However, a person who was reported missing after trying to retrieve animals at Goodna in Ipswich was located safe and well, Queensland Police said.

Most south-east Queensland schools to stay closed

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‘Not like the 2011 floods’: Queensland Premier moves to reassure public despite ‘significant’ flood

More than 1,000 schools across south-east Queensland were closed today, and most will remain closed tomorrow too.

An update from the Queensland Department of Education said all state schools in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Gold Coast, Logan, Redland City, Scenic Rim, Gympie, and Cherbough Aboriginal Shire Council areas will remain closed tomorrow.

Some schools in the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Lockyer Valley local government areas will begin to reopen tomorrow.

The wild weather has already left widespread damage and flooding in its wake and will continue to affect thousands of residents for days.

A post box sticks out above floodwaters on a shopping strip.
Flooding at Rosalie Village in Brisbane’s inner-west. February 27, 2022.(ABC News: Antonia O’Flaherty)

More than 48,000 households across south-east Queensland were still without power.

Energex warned the majority of customers could be waiting days for their power to be restored, especially those in badly affected parts of Gympie, Brisbane and the Lockyer Valley.

“It could be later in the week, if not early next week,” Energex spokesperson Danny Donald said.

Flooding on a narrow street with a sign above it saying Fish Lane
Fish Lane at South Brisbane was flooded.(ABC News: Brian Hurst)

Brisbane councillor Kara Cook said it had been a “big few days” in the riverside suburbs of Bulimba, Hawthorne, Morningside, East Brisbane and Norman Park but the rain finally stopping had made a “huge difference”.

“There are powerlines down in Hawthorne and almost that entire suburb is still without power and has been since Saturday,” Ms Cook told ABC Radio Queensland.

On Monday morning Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk up to 18,000 homes across the region had been flooded.

“In Gympie, we have about 3,600 homes that have been impacted. In Brisbane we’re estimating there could be up to 15,000 houses that are impacted,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

More than 1,544 people were in evacuation centres across the south-east on Monday morning, and councils were opening more centres.

Two women walk next to a house partially submerged in floodwaters.
More than 1,400 Brisbane homes in riverside areas such as Rocklea are believed to have been flooded.(AAP: Jason O’Brien)

Emergency services also received thousands of requests for assistance, and conducted hundreds of water rescues around the Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Beenleigh areas.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Greg Leach said last night was the busiest night for emergency crews during the entire severe weather event.

Historic flooding in Maryborough, while Logan and Beaudesert under watch

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Gympie inundated with floodwater.(Bernie Thomas)

A major and historic flood hit Maryborough, about 220 kilometres north of Brisbane, where the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the Mary River may reach up to the 10.7-metre peak height observed during TC Oswald in 2013.

It is likely to stay above major flood level into Tuesday.

Water surrounding a male WWI statue and boats filled with flowers in a park
Flooding in Queens Park, Maryborough.(ABC News: Lucy Loram)

The BOM predicted the Logan River at Beaudesert recorded a major flood peak of 13.62 metres around 12:30am and was slowly falling.

At Maclean Bridge the Logan River was expected to peak Monday at around 20.80 metres tonight and in Waterford it was expected to peak at 11 metres on Tuesday morning.

The Albert River at Wolffdene was falling, following a peak around 12.3 metres on Monday morning.

A drone shot of Goodna, showing brown floodwaters coming close to the rooves of several buildings.
Goodna, a suburb on the eastern edge of Ipswich, was inundated on Monday morning.(ABC News)

In Ipswich, Goodna was the worst-affected area with families having to be rescued on Sunday night.

As of 2:15am this morning, Wivenhoe Dam was sitting at more than 185 per cent capacity.

The level slowly dropped to about 176 per cent on Monday evening.

Somerset Dam was at 144 per cent.

Two men stand with their backs to the camera, taking photos of brown floodwaters that have covered a busy intersection.
Two men taking pictures of the floodwaters in Goodna on Monday morning.(ABC News: Alice Pavlovic)

Releases from North Pine Dam, which was sitting at about 68 per cent.

Seqwater spokesman Mike Foster said Somerset and Wivenhoe dams combined had held back about 2.2 million megalitres of water, compared to the 150,000 megalitres which have been released.

Disaster payments available for flood-affected residents

Flooded buildings in a street in Goodna.
Flooded buildings on Queen Street in Goodna.(ABC News: Alice Pavlovic)

People in flood-affected areas of south-east Queensland and some parts of northern New South Wales are eligible for disaster relief payments from today.

Eligible people can receive up to $1,000 per adult and $400 per child.

The payments will be available to residents in Gympie, the North Burnett, Brisbane City, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Noosa, Redlands City, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and local government areas.

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AUSTRALIA: QLD Police Appeal For Public Assistance Girl MISSING From Brisbane City

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#AceBreakingNews can you help find a Missing girl from Brisbane City My Police on Feb 25, 2022 @ 4:19pm

Police are appealing to the public for assistance to locate a missing 16-year-old girl.

The girl (pictured) was last seen boarding a train in Brisbane City bound for the Gold Coast last night (Thursday February 24), and has not contacted anyone since.

Police and family hold concerns for her safety, as she suffers from a medical condition and her behaviour is out of character.

The girl is described as Aboriginal, approximately 155cm tall with a proportionate build, black hair and brown eyes, and is known to frequent the Gold Coast and Ipswich areas. Anyone with information or knows her whereabouts is urged to contact police

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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AUSTRALIA: QLD Police Investigating Shooting Incident Wednesday Afternoon

#AceNewsReport – Feb.16: Police are investigating after a man sustained a gun shot wound at Warner this afternoon.

#AceBreakingNews says Police are investigating Shooting incident, Warner after officers were called to Centenary Court just after 4pm following reports from the public about a shooting: According to MyPolice on Feb 16, 2022 @ 8:45pm

Preliminary investigations suggest a vehicle was seen leaving the area shortly after.

Police were then called to a medical centre on Samsonvale Road to a man with an abdominal wound.

The man was treated and taken to hospital.

Crime scenes have been declared and police do not believe there is concern for the broader community.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Feb.16: 2022:

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AUSTRALIA: QLD Police Search For Two Adults Over Abduction of 14Yr-Old-Boy

#AceNewsReport – Feb.15: A search is continuing for two young adults accused of depriving a 14-year-old of his liberty in central Queensland on Saturday.

#AceDailyNews says QLD Police search for man and woman after alleged abduction and car chase in Sarina on Saturday

The RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter at night with all its lights on
The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was involved in the police pursuit on Saturday night.(Supplied: RACQ CQ Rescue)

Police allege two teenage boys, aged 13 and 14, were walking on Coles Hill Road at Sarina, south of Mackay, around 7:20pm on Saturday night when the incident occurred.

Detective Inspector Tom Armitt said it was not a “random abduction event”.

“The younger of the two had been in telephone contact with a 19-year-old male,” he said.

“There was an arrangement for a meet-up and during that meet-up the younger of the two agreed to get in the vehicle.

“The older of the two boys declined, stating he wished to go home.”

An 18-year-old woman was with the 19-year-old man at the time.

It was at that stage that Detective Inspector Armitt said the 19-year-old pulled out a knife and demanded the 14-year-old get in the car.

“It was reported that he entered the vehicle via the boot. There is no report of him being confined in the vehicle in the boot,” he said.

“The vehicle randomly drove around Mackay for a number of hours.”

A middle-aged man with a police lanyard looks seriously at a camera
Detective Inspector Tom Armitt says it is unknown why the 13-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were meeting up.(ABC Tropical North: Angel Parsons)

The vehicle ended up parked in the Mackay suburb of Slade Point around 10:30pm when the 14-year-old escaped and ran to a nearby business where police were called.

The 13-year-old remained with the vehicle and its occupants.

A pursuit involving police and the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter then lasted until just after 1am when the vehicle was stopped by stingers on Sarina Beach Road.

“Very high speeds were detected [during the pursuit],” Detective Inspector Armitt said.

Two teenage occupants of the car were taken into custody but released shortly afterwards as it was determined they had not been in the car at the time of the incident involving the 14-year-old.

Two people were seen running from the vehicle into nearby residential areas, jumping fences, and entering yards.

The rescue helicopter continued to search the area for about an hour.

Map of ahelicopter flight path
Residents say they became alarmed when they heard a chopper circling over their homes on Saturday night.(Supplied: FlightAware)

Detective Inspector Armitt said police did not know the exact details of the conversation between the 13-year-old and 19-year-old that led to the initial meet-up.

“[The 14-year-old is] in the care of his parents. Whilst shaken up, he appears in good spirits,” he said.

“At this stage [the 13-year-old] is assisting us with our enquires.”

He said police were still searching for the 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man who were in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector Armitt said they were known to police, but there were no public safety concerns.

Community shaken by incident

The incident has shaken residents around Sarina.

Mother of three Karly Weeks said she was woken by the helicopter around midnight.

“I came out onto the front verandah and the helicopter was above us,” she said.

“My whole house was shaking.

“To wake up and have a helicopter circling around your house in a small town like this is really scary.

“The first thing I did was go to social media.”

A woman looks at the camera in her backyard
Karly Weeks was woken by the helicopter circling over Sarina on Saturday night.(ABC Tropical North: Hannah Walsh)

While two of her children slept through the incident, her eldest was also woken by the chopper.

“I just let her know there was an incident happening and they were searching for some bad people,” she said.

Ms Weeks said there was “unease” around the community knowing the two people involved in the incident were still at large.

Elizabeth, an 89-year-old who lives by herself in Sarina, said she was also woken by the helicopter.

“It sounded to me, in my half-asleep state, that it was a truck going to come through the house,” she said.

“Anyway, it drifted away and then came back again a couple of times.

“So I went outside with a dressing gown on and looked and there were these lights underneath … going down into the centre of Sarina.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Feb.15: 2022:

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AUSTRALIA: Queensland Secret Cameras Net $18-Million In Fines In 2-Months

#AceNewsReport – Feb.09: The Queensland government has issued nearly $18 million in fines to distracted drivers across the state in the first two months of cameras that catch out people using mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts in cars.

#AceDailyNews says Secret Queensland Roadside Cameras: In November and December last year, 20,646 fines were handed out — 14,856 for people using their phones while driving and 5,760 for seatbelt offences according to ABC News report

Car driver with right hand on steering wheel and mobile phone in left hand
Just touching your phone while driving may earn a $1,033 fine.(Supplied: Transport and Main Roads)

Transport Minister Mark Bailey described the numbers as “pretty shocking” and has vowed to roll out even more of the cameras to unspecified locations.

“It is a bit horrifying because, for every single person there that’s looking at their mobile phone, if a child runs in front of them, something happens that they didn’t predict, they’re just not ready for, then there’s a tragedy about to happen,” he said.

The fine for just touching a mobile phone while driving is $1,033 and four demerit points.

Mr Bailey said the substantial fine was a necessary deterrent for drivers, with the state’s road toll already at 32 people.

“We are unashamed about the $1,000 fine for driving distracted, we know it’s exactly the same as driving drunk on the road, the same risk for people.

“If they don’t get the message because they care about other people, then they’re going to get the message because it’s going to hurt the wallet and that’s what it’s designed to do.”

A black and white photo of a 4WD driver without a seatbelt.
The secret cameras have caught more than 5,700 people not wearing seatbelts.(Supplied: Transport and Main Roads)

More cameras to come

The cameras are currently in use on roads with “bad crash records” but the government plans to change their locations frequently.

“This is like the random breath-testing of mobile phone distraction and seatbelt non-compliance because, wherever you go, at some point, you’re going to get this camera on you and if you’re doing the wrong thing, you’ll get caught.”

The government also plans to introduce more cameras over time.

“We’re not releasing how many cameras, but I can say quite openly, there will be a lot of cameras, adding to the numbers that we’ve got out there at the moment.”

Cameras will continue to be added to the network until the government is satisfied with the behaviour on Queensland roads.

“I am hopeful that, as time goes by, we might not need so many cameras, because we’ll find that people are doing the right thing and they’re not really picking up many people.”

Mr Bailey said people should also expect to see cameras in regional and rural Queensland.

“We see an unfortunate bias in the fatalities on our roads and [in] the hospitalisations, much more per capita in regional and rural areas.

“I think there’ll be a few people surprised at the kind of roads that they might find these camera units on because what we know is, unfortunately, there’s a much greater non-compliance in some areas in regional and rural Queensland.”

Mr Bailey said all fines collected by the cameras would be invested in road safety initiatives and education.

“The road safety messages have still got a fair way to go to make sure that we’ve got everybody doing the right thing.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Feb.09: 2022:

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