Paying rent would be a real struggle on pension

BOOVAL aged pensioner Alwyn Smith is lucky to be a home owner.

Spectacular lightning show to cap off long summer

BOOM: Lightning strikes Minden on Monday night.

QT reader captures Minden lightning strikes

Families enjoy great race day

GOOD TIMES: Andrew Vickers, Charmaine Roth, Sami Vailepa, Leila Vailepa, Aloima Vailepa, Amanda Ross, Ben Ross and Jess Ross enjoy the Labour Day races.

Ipswich Turf Club delighted with turnout to race day

Premier's initiative ended the cheap talk

My Comment column with QT journalist Adam Davies

Hard budgeting seniors deserve a fair go

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Ipswich seniors are poorer and more isolated than those in Brisbane

Hanson divides Ipswich readers

CONTROVERSIAL: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party will field candidates in three of Ipswich’s federal seats in Oxley, Blair and Wright.

Readers debate politician's “Islamisation” of the country

Sunset over Yamanto

Sunset over Yamanto

Congratulations Carl Groenewald

Low speed internet a thing of the past

NBN's satellite network for regional and rural areas

In support of preferential voting

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OUR COURTS: Fines loom for late tax returns

Greenhalgh Picard solicitor Shane Ulyatt.

Commonwealth offences carry strict fines and potential jail time

LETTER: Concerns over poison’s collateral

PROBLEM ANIMAL: A trapped wild dog.

I know quite a few reports of wild dog attacks in the single figures

Smart fellas smile and nod to keep the peace

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Men don't like talking, or thinking, about difficult topics

Workers’ meeting celebrated adoption of the eight-hour day

TOP SHOT: An early photo of “The top of town” Brisbane Street, Ipswich when the horse and buggy or “Shanks Pony” were the means of transport.

Ipswich’s Eight Hour Movement marched in show of solidarity

Ipswich Festival was one to remember

FUN NIGHT: The Ipswich Festival parade was a highlight of the civic celebration.

Party’s over for another year

LETTER: Every student needs equal chance

PATHWAYS: Fraser Coast Anglican College students Janae Chew, Josh Bunt and Nick Capratsis will be completing Year 12.

Let’s face the real facts, every student needs an equal chance

BUSTED: Driver snapped texting at 110kmh in the wet

Two women apparently checking out their phones while driving on Bruce Highway in rain.

Driver spotted driving with knees at 110kmh in the wet

WATCH: Axe robbers brutal attack on hotel barmaids

Axe robber knees Central Lane Hotel women in the head.

CCTV footage shows the extent of the brutal and violent actions.

Shooters demand more jail time for gun-touting crims

Shooters want those convicted of serious armed crimes to do more jail time.

“The post-Port Arthur laws were supposed to make us safer,"

Million dollar windfall for hospital staff

Sunshine Coast Health Service chief executive Kevin Hegarty.

$1 million windfall for hospital staff.

Carmichael Mine: battle begins in Federal Court

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Photo Chris Lees / Daily Mercury

Conservationists say minister will produce 128 million tonnes of CO2

Parramatta Eels' punishment: 12 points and $1m fine

Anthony Watmough of the Eels watches from the stand during the round 1 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos.  (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

Five officials stood down, club won't win points until within cap

NRL statement on Paramatta Eels' salary cap breaches

National Rugby League's new logo was unveiled on Monday at the launch of the NRL five-year strategic plan, at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The plan includes a new game wide brand and logo. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

Parramatta Eels docked all competition points from this season

Budget 2016: Could it be the death of 5c piece?

Could we see the end of the 5 cent piece?

Five cent piece is costing Royal Mint 6 cents to make

Leicester City in 5000-1 Premier League victory

Leicester City supporters celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, in Leicester, Britain.

The two sides drew 2-2, giving a remarkable victory to the Foxes

Budget 2016: Tax on smokes to jump 50% over four years

Smokers will be hit with hefty increases in taxes over the next four years.

Small businesses and big earners to get tax cuts

Weddings, funerals, movement banned in North Korea

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

Worker’s Party of Korea having its first congress in 36 years

Backlash over LGBT toilet law flushes income from state

North Carolina facing economic sanctions over LGBT toilet law

It’s crunch time for Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz signs autographs at a campaign rally in Lafayette, Indiana.

BY TED Cruz’s own admission, this is make or break.

Wooli wreck's colourful past traced back to French theft

BATTERING: Each high tide the surf batters the exposed deck of the yacht.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Washed up yacht matches description of vessel stolen from France

Is it the end of the five cent coin cluttering our wallets?

Brad Fitzgibbon with 5 cent pieces. Photo: Bev Lacey/The Chronicle

Tonight's budget may see the end of the five cent piece

Is this the Apocalypse?

One of the starving children in Syria.

Is this the Apocalypse?

ORLANDO'S RIGHT: Here's five CQ stunners.

Orlando Bloom

Did Orlando Bloom really say that about Rockhampton girls?

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Boys suffers burns after YouTube fail

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Police are asking people not to try foolish acts on YouTube at home

"Half-sister" making claim to Prince's estate

A woman is claiming to be Prince's half-sister

The McClymonts heading for home for 10 Years of Hits tour

THE McCLYMONTS: Mollie, Sam and Brooke are coming home to play at the Saraton Theatre in August.

WATCH: The McClymonts popped into the DEX to play a homegrown hit

Bindi takes Steve Irwin fundraising to America

Bindi Irwin targets LA for Steve Irwin fundraising.

Steve Irwin Gala Dinner will now held in America

What's on in Ipswich today

JOIN US: Capricorn Coast Mallet Sports Club members Lyn Christiansen, Fay and Vince Hagen, and Lyn Hanlon.

A guide to the best events across the region today

Pioneer Railway backdrop for war story

A play on Ipswich’s Train Tea Society will be staged at Swanbank Station.

Historic train backdrop for war story

REVIEW: Game of Thrones s6 ep 2 - the breath of life

Michael McElhatton and Iwan Rheon in a scene from season six of the TV series Game of Thrones. Supplied by Foxtel.

*WARNING* This story contains spoilers.

WATERCOOLER: Are holiday penalty rates too costly?

A rally over penalty rates in Ipswich on Monday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

It is a costly task to pay the double time penalty rates to staff

BEAN COUNTER: Business and babies are not so far apart

Award winning financial planner and Daily columnist Scott Baker, director of Mobbs Baker Wealth.

New dad Scott Baker muses on parenthood and business.

Spoil mum with a present from an Ipswich business

LOVE: It’s time to say thanks to mum.

Firm Focus with QT columnist Ashley Jones

9.7 inch iPad Pro: One top tool for both work and play

Apple's 9.7 inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and smart keyboard.

One top tool for both work and play

Social media: get amongst it with Canva creativity

EASY: Canva lets you generate images to share across various digital channels.

Canva solved a really annoying problem

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

It can be difficult to guarantee a return on investment.

Australians have spent close to $15 bill on renovating and building