May 2020

Published a story 25th May 2020 8:29 PM

Gordon Santo’s family’s pain at COVID-19 restrictions barring more than 30 people at funeral

Family’s pain at limits placed on Gordon Santo's funeral

Gordon Santo’s family’s pain at COVID-19 restrictions barring more than 30 people at funeral

Published a story 15th May 2020 4:40 PM

Police and council to patrol crowd numbers at venues as COVID-19 restrictions ease this weekend

Dine out but don’t push the crowd-number limits

Police and council to patrol crowd numbers at venues as COVID-19 restrictions ease this weekend

Published a story 7th May 2020 2:20 PM

‘We cannot stand by and watch our economy go down the gurgler’

Blanket restrictions stifling economy amid calls to re-open

‘We cannot stand by and watch our economy go down the gurgler’

Published a story 7th May 2020 6:09 AM

As five miners fight for life, these are the men who never made it home

FACES OF TRAGEDY: Workers lost in mine disasters

As five miners fight for life, these are the men who never made it home

Published a story 7th May 2020 5:02 AM

More than $70,000 has been raised in just hours for the families of the five men still clinging to life after the Grosvenor Mine disaster near Moranbah.

Miners cling to life as thousands raised for recovery

More than $70,000 has been raised in just hours for the families of the five men still clinging to life after the Grosvenor Mine disaster near Moranbah.

Published a story 6th May 2020 3:59 PM

Five people are in a critical condition after a workplace explosion in Moranbah this afternoon.

Mines minister orders 'thorough' probe into explosion

Five people are in a critical condition after a workplace explosion in Moranbah this afternoon.

Published a story 5th May 2020 4:10 PM

Weekend’s behaviour brings the total number of non-compliance notices for the district to 86, or more than $114,700 in fines.

$28K fines for ‘blatant, wilful’ ignorance of health orders

Weekend’s behaviour brings the total number of non-compliance notices for the district to 86, or more than $114,700 in fines.

Published a story 3rd May 2020 5:34 PM

Where the most fines have been issued and the overall report card for residents’ behaviour amid the pandemic.

Police dish out $86,000 in fines for breaking rules

Where the most fines have been issued and the overall report card for residents’ behaviour amid the pandemic.

Published a story 3rd May 2020 5:31 PM

Restrictions are easing and life is returning to normal, but a contact tracer’s work is not yet done

TIMELINE: What’s next for team of contact tracers

Restrictions are easing and life is returning to normal, but a contact tracer’s work is not yet done

Published a story 3rd May 2020 5:27 PM

Contact tracers have a very particular set of skills to battle Covid-19. Here’s what it takes to track the invisible enemy.

Where each Mackay Covid-19 case originated

Contact tracers have a very particular set of skills to battle Covid-19. Here’s what it takes to track the invisible enemy.

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Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.