Free mental health workshops

Rural-Minds

Half-day workshops to build community knowledge about mental health and well-being in rural and remote communities will be held at various locations in the Western Sector of the South West from mid-June. The workshops will be held at Eromanga, Adavale, Cooladdie, Wyandra, Eulo, Hungerford, … [Read more...]

Youth suicide prevention workshop

Suicide Intervention

Teachers and other educators will have the opportunity to build skills in preventing suicide among young people at a free special workshop in mid-June. South West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says the workshop was being delivered as a partnership … [Read more...]

Homicide investigation, Wilsonton

Murder Investigation

The nine people charged in connection with the death of a a 37-year-old woman in Wilsonton on May 6 have had their charges upgraded to murder. Detectives have charged the nine after the 37-year-old woman was found severely injured at a McGregor Street residence following an alleged serious … [Read more...]

Live Sheep Exports Continue

live sheep export

All 23 recommendations from the McCarthy Review into the Middle East summer Livestock trade will be accepted by the Federal Government according to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. He has announced that there will be no live sheep export bans during the Middle eastern … [Read more...]

Drought-Declared Area Numbers Fall

drought declared

More than half of the state remains in the grips of the long dry spell as Queensland enters its sixth year of the current drought, but numbers of areas drought declared have fallen. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says he’s accepted the recommendations … [Read more...]

Stay Safe this Fatality Free Friday

Fatality Free Friday

Road Users across the region are being urged to pay particular attention to road safety ahead of Fatality Free Friday next week. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s deeply concerned this year’s road toll was higher than at the same time last year. As of Wednesday, of this … [Read more...]

Their Extraordinary Contribution Praised

Roma nurses' day (003)

Health facilities across the South West celebrated International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day with special morning teas and lunches across last week. South West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Linda Patat says midwives and nurses in the South West were … [Read more...]

The Old Bag Runnin’ Out of Time

plastic shopping bags

48 days-Then that is it. Plastic bags with our shopping will be no more, set to go the way of those old, big re-enforced paper bags we phased out decades ago. That move was taken in an effort to save the environment from tree felling. This move also targets environmental concerns with … [Read more...]