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May 14, 2021
Housing issue to take centre stage at conference

Housing issue to take centre stage at conference

The lack of affordable housing will be one of the main items on the agenda when western Queensland councillors and State and Federal government representatives meet in Richmond next week. More than 180 delegates from the region will gather over three days from Monday for the 2021 Western Queensland Alliance of Councils Assembly. WQAC was… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… ...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… ...

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May 05, 2021
Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in Rockhampton for Beef Week 2021, has detailed plans to upgrade biosecurity measures for the farming and grazing industries. The Government was stepping up efforts to stop threats such as African swine fever, khapra beetle and foot and mouth disease entering Australia, Mr Morrison said. “Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Clermont Battle of the Mines organisers are aiming to reignite the annual rugby league event in 2021 after a COVID-enforced break last year. They are seeking expressions of interest for a 2021 Battle of the Mines competition from mining operations and contracting companies throughout the Bowen Basin region.  “The Battle of the Mines has been… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Bravus backs community programs to tune of $1.5m

Bravus backs community programs to tune of $1.5m

Bravus Mining and Resources has spent more than $1.5 million on community programs and partnerships across regional Queensland since 2018. And the miner is accepting applications now for the second round of funding under its Bravus Community Partnership Fund for 2021. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said Bravus had partnered with… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

Kestrel Coal Resources has launched its new community grants program, giving not-for-profits and community groups the opportunity to receive up to $5000 to deliver events and initiatives that help to make a difference in the Emerald region. Applications will be assessed based on their promotion of health and wellbeing, education and opportunity, and enhancing livelihoods… ...

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