Chris Ison

Free flu shots made available

A NEW four-strain flu vaccine is available for free to at-risk Australians.

The Federal Government is rolling out the 2016 vaccine, which protects against the Brisbane strain.

That strain led to 2015 being called the worst flu season in many years.

In 2015, about 17,000 flu patients were hospitalised and about 7% required admission to intensive care.

About 4.48 million free doses of the new flu booster, worth $31 million. Pregnant women and young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are among those who can access the vaccine at no cost.


Do not approach: Armed man and woman on run

Do not approach: Armed man and woman on run

Anyone who spots the vehicle is urged to immediately contact 000.

Final leg of council listening tour to be held tonight

Final leg of council listening tour to be held tonight

Council has declared this year's listening tour a success.

GALLERY: Rock and Roll fans dance the night away

GALLERY: Rock and Roll fans dance the night away

There was non-stop live music and dance lessons every morning.

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