Dopes on Dope on the Farm

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With the number of reports of farm workers using and working, daily while using drugs Queensland Farmers Federation is stepping up its warnings. According to research by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), there is growing evidence of ice being used by younger … [Read more...]

Change Me Herbal Slimming Capsules a No No

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have issued a safety advisory calling for anyone who may be taking or have ordered “Change Me” Herbal Slimming capsules. TGA says the tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should be disposed of immediately. TGA say product tests show the … [Read more...]

Over-Thinking and Stress – That’s Why We’re Fat

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We all love a good survey and a scientist, don’t we? And now they’re ‘weighing-in’ on the fat buster game. Well why the hell not? Everyone else is making a quid out of it. CSIRO behavioural scientists have recently identified the dominant diet type among Australian adults and they say, most … [Read more...]

A Blow for The Darters

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Smoking Restrictions extend to State National Parks from today with smokers having to move 10 metres away from most visitor facilities when smoking. National Parks Minister Steven Miles said the new restrictions applied to picnic tables and barbecues, toilet blocks, jetties and information … [Read more...]

Remember the Frontline

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Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan is encouraging Queenslanders to take a moment during this year’s festive season to think of the State’s frontline officers working hard to keep people safe. “As many Queenslanders enjoy their family holidays, gather … [Read more...]

Bob Goes to Bat for Charters Towers

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has again called for all Queenslanders to be given the right to destroy flying foxes invading backyards and threatening our health. He has lashed out at plans to, as he says “spend millions of public money tracking them.” “We are here, in spite of … [Read more...]

Don’t Deny It – YOU are Happy

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The researchers say you are!! Well, it’s out - The National Well-being pulse and guess what? We are the happiest we have ever been in Australia. Happy? You bet. So, happy it’s a wonder not all wetting ourselves, it appears. (All I can say is I must have been bloody miserable for those … [Read more...]

Don’t be a Gift for Mosquitoes

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Townsville Public Health Unit has warned North Queenslanders not to gift wrap themselves as presents for the Aedes aegypti mosquito this holiday season. North Queensland’s wet season can provide the perfect breeding conditions for the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can spread dengue and … [Read more...]