Council Meeting Snapshot

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Maranoa Regional Council met this week. Here’s a snap shot of issues that hit the table. Yuleba Service Centre Council decided that the Yuleba Service Centre will only be closed on the following designated public holidays and Australia Post Holiday: • Christmas Day - Tuesday, 25 December … [Read more...]

New Tourism Push for Outback Queensland


A new tourism campaign encouraging travellers to discover the Queensland will be rolled out by Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Department of State Development and input from Sunlover Holidays, QantasLink and the Outback Queensland Tourism Association. The campaign aims to … [Read more...]

Another Blow to Ag Education

School to Industry Partnership Program

The School to Industry Partnership Program, an education program designed to give Queensland children interested in a career in agriculture some insight, will see its state government funding cancelled at the end of this school year. The 14- year-old program had been attracting $181,000 in … [Read more...]

New take on Sepsis Awareness

World Sepsis Day

On World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division says the video series features four patients who have experienced … [Read more...]

Foot on The Gas

Armour Energy

Brisbane’s Armour Energy is the latest player to join Queensland’s potential domestic market gas suppliers after being awarded an authority to prospect for gas for the domestic market only in the Surat Basin. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says the ATP meant Armour Energy could now seek out gas … [Read more...]

One in Ten Dads…

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Queensland Health is shining a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing of new dads this Fathers Day, with data showing that one in 10 Australian men experience symptoms following the birth of a new child. Queensland Health Chief Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Officer Dr John Reilly says … [Read more...]

High Alert For The Region

Volunteer firefighters dedicate their time to protecting local communities, and are relied upon in regional areas.

All areas of the State are being urged to be bushfire-ready amid heightened fire conditions today and across the weekend. Firefighters are bracing for dangerous conditions with very high fire danger ratings expected to impact much of the state. A weather system pushing through south-western … [Read more...]

Queensland Road Safety Week

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It’s Queensland Road Safety Week and Police across the state have been out and about, touring our vast highways performing Speed Enforcement Patrols. Our remote roads and rural highways present some unique driving conditions with heavy vehicles, wide loads, livestock and native … [Read more...]

Weengallon’s Day of Teacups & Roses

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It was a day of elegant glamour and heart-warming laughter as more than 600 women gathered in the tiny town of Weengallon this week for a High Tea like no other. And organisers say Weengallon Pink Ladies Day Committee exceeded all expectations this year by transforming their red ridge in the … [Read more...]

Queensland Gas Fuels Local Jobs

Central Petroleum

Gas from the Surat Basin will power one of Queensland’s largest manufacturing companies, supporting 400 jobs and boosting the state’s domestic gas security. Central Petroleum had been granted an Authority to Prospect – a condition being that gas – if produced – be sold only to the domestic … [Read more...]