Birriah People Win Land Ownership

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Land once used as an important meeting place for North Queensland Aborigines is among more than 560 hectares of land handed back to its traditional owners. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham says the title deeds to six parcels of land between Charters Towers and Townsville and … [Read more...]

New Guide for Weed Reduction

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A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. AgForce weeds committee chair Ivan Naggs says demand for fodder had skyrocketed as a result of the ongoing drought, and it was important … [Read more...]

Teens Urged to Take Up Free Meningococcal Vaccine

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Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick wants teenagers aged 15 to 19 from across the region to step up for a jab. He’s calling on our young people to front up for free vaccinations against four strains of meningococcal disease. The $6 million for a 12-month vaccination program, … [Read more...]

Katter Takes on Fight for Coal

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has hit back at politicans who he says are creating the collapse of economies by anti-coal mining stands. Speaking in Mackay this week Mr Katter says he is warning the CFMEU won’t lie down and let “The ALP belt the hell out of the coal industry”. “Mackay, … [Read more...]

It’s time


By senior editor Mark Miller I have been brushed by the insidious reach of terrorism this week, closer to home than ever before. My brush comes via the school one of my children attended, Moreton Bay College, the same school where London terror attack victim Sara Zelenak was educated. She … [Read more...]

And Here’s Another Scam

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Here’s a screen shot of a scam Origin Email bill that Police say is doing the rounds across the region. Police say information has been received today that this phishing email has been running hot across the region this week. It’s a phishing email is one designed by a criminal to masquerade as … [Read more...]

Nominations open for the Community Achievement Awards

Community Achievement Awards

The search is on for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a difference in our local community through the annual Queensland Community Achievement Awards. Any resident can nominate an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire our community. If … [Read more...]

Adani ‘Go’ is ‘A Get Ready’

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Charters Towers Regional Council is stepping forward to now ensure that the benefits flow to the region from the massive $16.5 billion Carmichael Mine and Rail projects which were given the go ahead this week. Adani Australian chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj gave the “green light’ for the … [Read more...]

Katter Calls for Visa Ban

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has renewed his push to halt the Federal Government granting visas to people from the Middle East and Northern Africa. “The LNP/ALP Governments have bought in 850,000 in the past five years – a level of irresponsibility that verges on criminal and makes a … [Read more...]

Carmichael Mine Confirmed

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Adani has given the go-ahead to the first stage of the $US16 billion Carmichael mine with an announcement from Adani chairman Gautam Adani. “I am proud to announce the project has final investment decision approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single Infrastructure — … [Read more...]