Senator says Syrian refugees could combat population decline

The road into Hughenden, North Queensland.

As the federal government prepares to follow through on its commitment to accept 12,000 Syrian asylum seekers, a Queensland Senator has proposed North Queensland as a potential resettlement region. Senator Ian Macdonald told an estimates hearing in Canberra that sending asylum seekers to regional … [Read more...]

Birthing services still a long way off for Charters Towers

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Locally born babies are still a long way off for expectant mothers here in the Towers. An upgrade to the birthing services at the Charters Towers Health Centre is something our expectant mothers have been waiting for. And they’ll keep waiting according to local health official Vicky … [Read more...]

Still No Closer to a Decision from Katter Australia Party MPs

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Queenslanders are still waiting to find out who will form the next Government, and it doesn’t look like we’re much closer to having a decision. Katter's Australian Party MPs Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth say that it is still too early to announce who they will throw their support behind in order … [Read more...]