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BRRR: Clear, cool weather and showers on the way
THE weather may be clear with the end of winter close, but don't put away your jumpers and gumboots yet. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting cooler temperatures and more showers this week. It comes after 34mm of rain fell over Bundaberg during the...

Three stabbed in fight after rugby league match in Sydney's north-west
Three men have been taken to hospital following a stabbing at a sports ground in north-western Sydney on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Old Saleyards Reserve on Gladstone Street, North Parramatta, after reports of an assault just after...

Canberra residents stranded in Victoria due to coronavirus restrictions may get police escort home
Nearly 100 Canberrans are stranded in Victoria waiting to return to the ACT, after being prevented from crossing the border by New South Wales police. Many were surprised to learn on Friday they would not be allowed to drive through NSW to the ACT,...

Victoria invests in mental health at home
The Victorian government is investing $60 million to keep people suffering acute mental illness at home and away from the stress of emergency departments during the pandemic. There has been a 33 per cent increase in hospital presentations for self-harm...

Library Amnesty 2017

The Council Libraries are again in the Christmas spirit by offering to waive outstanding library fees during December.

Customers who present their overdue books at a library during December will have their overdue fines, processing and holds fees waived in exchange for a donation of canned food. If you have already returned your books, but have incurred overdue fees, you can also have these fees waived in exchange for a can of food.

This year, Council’s library amnesty will donate all food to Foodbank Queensland, an organisation that distributes food to charities and community organisations who assist those in need.

Perishable food items cannot be accepted.
Visit the Wynnum Library in Florence Street between 1-31 December 2017 with your overdue books and a donation of canned food.
Residents without outstanding library fees are also welcome to provide donations of canned food/goods at their local library to help spread Christmas cheer to those in need.