Queensland: Police evacuate 5km exclusion zone after explosive chemical spill

There’s no timeline for when residents will be allowed to return home after the rollover of a truck carrying explosive chemicals in Queensland. The Bruce Highway has been blocked in both directions at Bloomsbury, north of Mackay in Queensland, after Read More …

Queensland: Engineers render ‘booby-trapped city’ safe

Under the quiet jungle canopy of the Canungra field training area in Tamborine Mountain, south-east Queensland, three teams of six explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians worked methodically to detect, identify and render safe improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As metal detectors Read More …

Queensland: Man suffers shrapnel injuries as ‘homemade bomb’ explodes in yard

A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after an improvised bomb exploded in the front yard of a Queensland home. The explosion happened about 5.30pm on Thursday at Jacaranda Avenue in Kingston, south of Brisbane, when the Read More …

Queensland Police first in Australia to award national bomb technician diploma

Four Queensland Police Service (QPS) members are the first police officers in Australia to be awarded the national Diploma of Police Bomb Technical Response, after they graduated from a six-week course run by the Explosive Ordnance Response Team on Friday, Read More …

Queensland specialist police called out to record numbers of home-made explosives

Specialist police are being called to deal with a soaring number of home-made explosives in Queensland. Calls for help to the Explosive Ordnance Response Team increased by 63 per cent from 2005 to 2011 and almost 160 per cent from 2012 to Read More …