Local Drug Action Team Applications Open

Local Drug Action Team

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


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...]

Residents urged to review their cyclone preparedness


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...]

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...]

Stay Safe in The Heat


Queenslanders are being urged to be vigilant during this week’s warm weather and keep an eye on children and the elderly with temperatures forecast to remain in the 30’s and early 40’s. The elderly, babies and young children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and those who suffer pre-existing … [Read more...]

Update: Missing man, Charters Towers

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Comprehensive enquiries both locally and interstate are continuing as Polcie appeal Police for information regarding missing man Jayde Penno-Tompsett. He was last seen in Charters Towers on the morning of 31 December 2017 and Police and family hold concerns for his welfare. Mr Penno-Tompsett … [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...]