Heart and soul of Proserpine will be rebuilt

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The Proserpine Entertainment Centre looks like being rebuilt with an injection of federal money irrespective of the Federal Election outcome. Federal MP George Christensen says that he had been working on a potential funding pathway for months and Labor Leader Bill Shorten expected to announce … [Read more...]

New funding for Queensland community groups

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Queensland community groups can apply for grants with the opening of a new round of gambling Community Benefits scheme funding opens today. Funding between $500 and $35,000 is on offer. The GCBF, which is part of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR), is Queensland’s largest … [Read more...]

An All Heart Grant

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It’s a virtual hospital on wheels and it’s on the way for Bowen, Proserpine and points north after the joint announcement today of $12 million to the Heart of Australia mobile medical service by Health Minister Greg Hunt and Member for Dawson George Christensen. Funding will support Heart of … [Read more...]

Punishments Must Fit the Crime

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have called on the state government to increase the punishments for activists trespassing on farmers’ properties after an animal rights charity published the location and contact details of farms around Australia. The Aussie Farms Map … [Read more...]

Red Tape Reduction Revs Up for Farmers

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The removal of outdated regulations restricting the movements of heavy vehicle agricultural combinations is around the corner with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and participating states and territories reaching a policy agreement position. The moves should see the removal of red tape … [Read more...]

Cool Kids Needed Across the Regions

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State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington is calling on the State Government to back the LNP plan to air-condition all state schools over two terms as the countdown to "back to school” begins in a summer that is seeing the mercury rise. Education Minister Grace Grace says the move however … [Read more...]

Google Goes West

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Get those Google Maps right- That’s the message to the tech giant from Acting Premier Cameron Dick who says the government wants Google to urgently fix its Maps app for places outback and west. Mr Dick says the maps app currently inflates travel times and that’s impacting on tourism numbers to … [Read more...]

Council Moves on Lake Proserpine Masterplan

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Whitsunday Regional Council are exploring extra funding opportunities after receiving the Lake Proserpine Masterplan at a meeting late last year. Acting Mayor John Collins says Council had developed a clear vision for establishing and improving recreational and tourist facilities at Lake … [Read more...]

Fire Review Ignites Anger

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As AgForce continues to be critical of the State Governments’ review into the causes of the state’s recent bush fires they’re criticism has been enhanced with a lack of faith in the process by the Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland. The organisation’s General Manager says the review by … [Read more...]