The “can you hear me?” Phone Scam

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The word is out from Police - If you get a phone call and someone asks the question: “Can you Hear Me” DON’T SAY this word: “Yes”. It seems the world-wide phone scam known as the “can you hear me?” con that is doing the rounds in Our Towns. The scam, according to Senior Constable Steve … [Read more...]

Free Post-Cyclone Mulch

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Residents in the Whitsundays are now able to access free mulch from the many stockpiles located across the region as a result of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Mayor Andrew Willcox says the delay in releasing the mulch has been ensuring the mulch had reached 65 degrees over a number of days so that … [Read more...]

Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

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The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre gets underway this week and the start has been marked by a visit to town by Local Government Minister Mark Furner and Federal MP David Littleproud. They joined with Winton Mayor Butch Lenton, and the local community to … [Read more...]

“Considered Approach” Needed

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The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years

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It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]

19-year Search to Continue at Tip

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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 Call for More Foster Carers

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A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]