Hanging on to hope for Hillside Haven

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Locals are pushing a petition to save Hillside Haven, Collinsville's only aged care facility. The plea to keep the elderly close to home becomes more urgent as planning begins to move residents from Hillside Haven to another facility in Bowen, potentially splitting up senior residents from their … [Read more...]

Support for NAIDOC Week celebrations

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Local Indigenous groups are encouraged to apply for government grants towards organising their NAIDOC Week celebrations this July. Communities throughout the nation will join to celebrate the diverse cultures of Australia's First Nations people, with a week of local and national events. This … [Read more...]

Watch out for your neighbours in cyclone season

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Residents of the Whitsundays area are being reminded by the State Emergency Services to consider potentially vulnerable neighbours as we enter another cyclone season. SES Far North Regional Director Wayne Coutts highlighted the importance of advance planning in the event of dangerous weather and … [Read more...]

Small communities encouraged to ask: RU OK?

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Today is National RU OK Day and the state government has released its new Suicide Prevention Action Plan in a concerted effort to reduce suicide rates in Queensland by fifty per cent over the next ten years. Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australians between the ages of fifteen and … [Read more...]