Hairy Situation Unfolding in Charters Towers

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It’s that time of year again, and police in Charters Towers have been channelling the 70’s in recent weeks, growing moustaches of various styles in support of Movember. Handlebars, horseshoes and imperials are steadily growing on the top lips of the towns police officers (some with more success … [Read more...]

ACCC Not to Declare Mobile Roaming

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The ACCC has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming for regional and remote areas of Australia, despite a strong push for the move from Maranoa MP David Littleproud and others. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims says their inquiry found that declaration would not lead to lower prices or better … [Read more...]

Bush Nurse- 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero

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A dedicated commitment to the wellbeing of her small central Queensland community has seen Lesley De Landelles take home the 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero award, presented to her at a gala event held in Brisbane. A bush nurse from Jericho, Lesley has been praised for her complete selflessness when it … [Read more...]

Wanted: Big Ideas for Oldies

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The search for Queensland’s most creative, age-friendly ideas is on with the opening of a new grants program to help create more inclusive communities. The Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants will range from $25,000 up to $100,000 to help councils, organisations, … [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...]

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...]