New leadership at Racing Queensland

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Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has welcomed the appointment of Brendan Parnell to the position of CEO at Racing Queensland. Mr Hinchliffe says Brendan Parnell is a respected racing executive with strong experience at the highest levels of industry. “I look forward to working with … [Read more...]

I’ll take that! Identity theft, Bowen

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A timely warning from Police after a Bowen resident’s identification details have been stolen and the crook has used them to open a mobile phone account in her name. It’s gets worse…they then rapidly racked up over a thousand dollars in debt. The victim became aware of the situation when she … [Read more...]

No change to Kerbside Recycling

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Despite moves by South East Queensland Council Ipswich, to drop its kerbside re-cycling program. Whitsunday Regional Council will not be making any changes to the current system in place. Council says the South-East Queensland council decision is based on a variety of factors in their area which … [Read more...]

Samsung TVs for $4.95

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This Scam is Hardly Normal Would Harvey Norman really sell a TV for $4.95? Really? No, they wouldn’t, and Police warn everyone that the retailer is not selling TV’s for sub five bucks. This afternoon, Police say Queenslanders have received a scam text message claiming to be from the … [Read more...]

P&C Day and P&C of the Year Awards

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Where would they be? Our schools that is, without the hard work of local P&C’s. P&C Day and the P&C of the Year Awards are held every year and now is the time to start thinking about nominating with nominations open from P&C Day this year. And we need also to remember P&C … [Read more...]

Coroner’s Decision Upheld

Rachel Antonio

The Supreme Court has upheld a coroner’s findings which named Robert Paul Hytch as Bowen schoolgirl Rachel Antonio’s killer. Hytch had opposed the coroner’s findings but they were upheld in the judgment delivered today by Justice Peter Applegarth. Justice Applegarth disagreed with the two … [Read more...]

Don’t Drop the Ball, Secure Your Vehicle


There’s a new state-wide message for us all from Police and they say it’s just as apt for those of us who reside in the regions as it is for the big city folk. Police Minister Mark Ryan and Brisbane Region Acting Assistant Commission Brian Wilkins today launched a new campaign aimed at reducing … [Read more...]

Mandatory Labour Hire Laws Take Effect


The new mandatory labour hire licensing laws started this week, known as the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme. Labour hire providers are now required to be licensed in Queensland and businesses who need to hire labour must only use licensed providers. The scheme sets minimum standards for labour … [Read more...]

Locals Invited to Have a Say on Solar Farms

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Community Forums on the development of solar farms being developed over thousands of hectares of agricultural land across the state begin this week in Bundaberg. At the Forums the shape of new guidelines being drafted by the State Government for solar farm roll out and operations will be … [Read more...]