QFF Wastes No Time with 2018 Agenda


Moving quickly to see the abolition of stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland should be newly appointed Agriculture Minister Mark Furner's first move according to Queensland Farmers Federation President Stuart Armitage. “It’s the cost of insuring crops out of reach for some growers … [Read more...]

Pop up Pain – Phishing, Halliday Bay

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There’s a new scam doing the internet rounds. A 71-year- old Halliday Bay resident thought that they had received the deal of their life!  A pop up message was received on their mobile phone allegedly from their phone service provider. The message said that for only $1.60 she could own her … [Read more...]

Arrest of Wanted Man

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A man police had been seeking following a number of alleged break and enters, dangerous operation of motor vehicle and arson incidents between Bowen and Sarina has been arrested in Ayr. The 29-year- old man was taken into custody at the weekend following the execution of a search warrant on an … [Read more...]

New Mining Lease

The Urquhart Bauxite Project is another step closer to tapping in to three billion tonnes of undeveloped bauxite and creating up to 26 Cape York jobs with the granting of its mining lease. Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham says the lease will allow project … [Read more...]

Calls to protect our schools during the summer holidays

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Education Minister Grace Grace is urging community members to continue keeping a close watch on schools over the holidays to help protect them from would-be thieves, vandals and arsonists. “We might be over half-way through the holidays, but we need to remain vigilant because our schools are … [Read more...]

Missing man, Charters Towers

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Police have released CCTV images of a 22-year-old man reported missing from the Charters Towers area on January 3, as they continue to appeal for public assistance to help locate him. The air and ground search for Jayden Penno-Tompsett was scaled back yesterday afternoon after it failed to … [Read more...]

Arson incident, Cloncurry


A huge fire in Cloncurry has resulted in Police charging three juveniles. Police say the fire was allegedly deliberately lit resulting in the destruction of a house and four caravans in Cloncurry yesterday evening. It will be alleged the boys lit a number of spot fires in the vicinity of the … [Read more...]

Callide Mine Given Extended Life


Batchfire Callide Pty Ltd has been granted a mining lease for their Boundary Hill mine extending the life of the operation to 2043. Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham says the lease provided job security for the current 450 employees at the Callide Mine Complex … [Read more...]

Christmas Road Safety – Festive Break Day 12 report


Queensland Police have now wrapped up their Festive Season phase of the holiday road Blitz and do so with way, way too many sorry tales, a massive fine tally and sadly, too many fatalities and injuries. Queensland Police Officers issued 11,206 infringement notices for offences during the 12-day … [Read more...]

The only sharks in the water are QLD revenue collectors


The Queensland Government’s ‘Sustainable Resource Strategy’ which will require all commercial boat owners to install a tracking device that will monitor movements in and out of green fishing zones has drawn fire today from Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter. He’s now written to relevant … [Read more...]