Bogus Claims and Cost Shifting


The State Government’s $220 million application for Category D funding under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) scheme is being called into question today by member for Dawson George Christensen. The Federal Member for the region says he believes that at least $56.3 … [Read more...]

Bowen Police Busy at the Weekend

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Bowen Police are investigating a number of property offences that occurred in the town over the weekend, and are hoping that members of the public may be able to provide information that can be used to catch these crooks. Police say between 2am and 5am on Friday May 5, a resident of a Caravan … [Read more...]

19-year Search to Continue at Tip

Rachel Antonio

Reports today that police are about to begin a dig at the Bowen tip as the renewed hunt for the body of missing schoolgirl Rachel Antonio, who disappeared 19 years ago tomorrow continues. The dig will focus on the area of the tip that records show as the section that was used for dumping within 8 … [Read more...]

A Council Win on Illegal Campsite

Campsite Cooking

Whitsunday Regional Council has won their battle to close down an illegal campsite at the Miowera Saleyards near Bowen. The Planning and Environment Court has ruled that Brandbid Pty Ltd’s use of the land at Miowera Saleyards for the purpose of providing temporary accommodation of people in … [Read more...]