Insurance Claims Won’t Delay Disaster Clean Up


You can press ahead with “clean up” without needing insurance assessors to first inspect the extent of damage. The Insurance Council has confirmed that Policyholders can clean up but they should take photos of the items they are discarding and they should also contact their insurer before doing … [Read more...]

Boat Ramp Surveys

Proserpine River boat ramp

Regular boat ramp surveys are now being conducted at locations across the state and including our region with an aim of providing government with important data on recreational fishing. Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne says recreational fishers are being asked to spend a small amount of time at the … [Read more...]

Bob backs Kev

Kevin Rudd 2

Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter Snr, has thrown his weight behind former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s bid to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Mr Katter says a Rudd appointment into the global chair would not only be a great honour for Australia and bring great … [Read more...]

Early voting centres


Early voting for the federal election opens tomorrow for most of the country. But unless you want to head to Mackay or Townsville, here in the Whitsundays local pre-polling centres won't become available for at least another week. So if you do want to beat the crowds and get in early, here are … [Read more...]

A nod to our electoral volunteers

Electoral Volunteers

While you're out polling today, don't forget to thank our electoral volunteers! Whether it is putting up posters, handing out flyers or manning a pre-polling booth, the volunteers are a key to any election campaign and the people at the forefront know that.   … [Read more...]

The gift card Christmas trap


Now here’s a Cracker Christmas Tip- Check the expiry dates on those gift cards you were given last Christmas. You just may be running out of time. While gift cards may be a safe bet when you just don’t know what to get a friend or family member for Christmas, it seems many never get used in … [Read more...]

New laws to protect the reef and boost Qld ports


The best of both worlds, new legislation aims to both protect the reef and support port growth. Queensland’s major regional bulk commodity ports will be responsibly managed, and the Great Barrier Reef protected, under new legislation passed in State Parliament. State Development Minister Dr … [Read more...]