Local Drug Action Team Applications Open

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Applications are now open for the third round of the Federal Government’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The funding aims to help bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol in their … [Read more...]

Renewed strong support for Cattle Council

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State farmer organisations have this week united to throw their support behind the enhancement of Cattle Council of Australia’s directly elected model. The state farmer organisations met in Sydney this week with Cattle Council executives to review the Council’s restructure priorities including … [Read more...]

Katter requests more support for 0-6 yo NDIS

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has submitted a question to the Minister of Social Services requesting the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) review its support hour funding for children aged 0 to 6. Currently to access NDIS funding guardians must provide evidence of … [Read more...]

Dual Searches in The North

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As Police continue to search for missing 22-year- old Newcastle man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, 22, who has not been seen since December 31, the search is also being stepped up for 26-year- old Julatten concreter Reece Kearney. Reece’s father says his son may have been headed to Normanton but diverted … [Read more...]

Landholders – Lock in Property Maps Now

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Queensland rural landholders are being urged to lock in property maps now ahead of looming new restrictions around what they can and can't do on their land. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the re-election of the Labor Government meant the re-introduction of harsh and unnecessary … [Read more...]

Update: Missing man, Charters Towers

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The search for that missing Newcastle man has continued around the Charters Towers area today. Jayden Penno-Tompsett was last seen in the early hours of December 31, 2017 near a roadhouse located on Thompson Street (Flinders Highway) in Charters Towers and has not been seen since. Police hold … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Under the Spotlight

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Abuse of older people is a complex and sometimes hidden problem in Australia and is not isolated to coastal or major population centres. Elder Abuse National Research Project, established to help build on the growing body of knowledge on the issue, is seeking input from our communities. The … [Read more...]

Residents urged to review their cyclone preparedness

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North Queensland residents are being reminded to ready themselves for any storms or cyclones that could come their way over the coming months. Late January through to April is typically the time of year that tropical cyclones and other severe weather events impact communities across North … [Read more...]

Update, Missing man, Charters Towers

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Today two helicopters are assisting Police in their search of the region today for missing man, Jayden Penno-Tompsett. Police are continuing to appeal for information into his whereabouts or sightings people may have had. Sergeant Julie Cooke says Police are conducting a doorknock of … [Read more...]

Queensland Better Prepared

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It’s still a sobering thought for many - This time, this day, 7 years ago as we reflect on the anniversary of the 2011 floods this week… But the message from authorities and the State Government is that we can be more assured than ever before. Coupled to the first-class work of our local … [Read more...]