New leadership at Racing Queensland

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Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has welcomed the appointment of Brendan Parnell to the position of CEO at Racing Queensland. Mr Hinchliffe says Brendan Parnell is a respected racing executive with strong experience at the highest levels of industry. “I look forward to working with … [Read more...]

Samsung TVs for $4.95

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This Scam is Hardly Normal Would Harvey Norman really sell a TV for $4.95? Really? No, they wouldn’t, and Police warn everyone that the retailer is not selling TV’s for sub five bucks. This afternoon, Police say Queenslanders have received a scam text message claiming to be from the … [Read more...]

Winton Aims to Set New Highs

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With the re-opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre on Friday the Winton community is set to revitalise tourism across the south and central west. With the biggest inland music and culture festival ever held in Queensland to celebrate the re-opening, more than 6,000 visitors have started pouring … [Read more...]

P&C Day and P&C of the Year Awards

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Where would they be? Our schools that is, without the hard work of local P&C’s. P&C Day and the P&C of the Year Awards are held every year and now is the time to start thinking about nominating with nominations open from P&C Day this year. And we need also to remember P&C … [Read more...]

Senate Committee Given the Real Costs

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The Remote Area Planning and Development Board has been invited to give the Senate Committee looking into regional air services some concepts to ensure air services and pricing stability for remote communities. The Committee met in Longreach and heard from a number of local Mayors that Federal … [Read more...]

Don’t Drop the Ball, Secure Your Vehicle

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There’s a new state-wide message for us all from Police and they say it’s just as apt for those of us who reside in the regions as it is for the big city folk. Police Minister Mark Ryan and Brisbane Region Acting Assistant Commission Brian Wilkins today launched a new campaign aimed at reducing … [Read more...]

Mandatory Labour Hire Laws Take Effect

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The new mandatory labour hire licensing laws started this week, known as the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme. Labour hire providers are now required to be licensed in Queensland and businesses who need to hire labour must only use licensed providers. The scheme sets minimum standards for labour … [Read more...]

Locals Invited to Have a Say on Solar Farms

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Community Forums on the development of solar farms being developed over thousands of hectares of agricultural land across the state begin this week in Bundaberg. At the Forums the shape of new guidelines being drafted by the State Government for solar farm roll out and operations will be … [Read more...]

Sports Fever Inspires Early Funding Round

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As the Queensland Government aims to make mileage out of the Commonwealth Games they’re bringing forward applications for round 7 funding of the Get Going for Sports funding grants. Applications will now open on April 23rd. Sports Minister Mick de Brenni says he’s brought forward the opening … [Read more...]