The “can you hear me?” Phone Scam

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The word is out from Police - If you get a phone call and someone asks the question: “Can you Hear Me” DON’T SAY this word: “Yes”. It seems the world-wide phone scam known as the “can you hear me?” con that is doing the rounds in Our Towns. The scam, according to Senior Constable Steve … [Read more...]

The Bureaucrats Fence Around Cluster Fencing

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Well, they have a job to do, don’t they? Those Bureaucrats. It seems that red tape is delaying the implementation of cluster fencing programmers and the Longreach Regional Council’s $18m Programme. According to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission these types of fences are … [Read more...]

A Facelift on its Way for some Roads

laying bitumen

Maranoa Council’s 2016-17 bitumen reseal program continues with a number of roads in Our Towns copping a smick up over the next four weeks. Council says works commenced this week, starting in the region’s north, in and around Injune. That’s a $750,000 program that’ll see more than 60 sections … [Read more...]

Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

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The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre gets underway this week and the start has been marked by a visit to town by Local Government Minister Mark Furner and Federal MP David Littleproud. They joined with Winton Mayor Butch Lenton, and the local community to … [Read more...]

Animal Movement Records Reminder

camp draft

Event time has rolled around in the South West regions and Police are reminding those attending events (camp drafts, rodeos, barrel races etc.) that they must ensure that movements forms are completed and lodged correctly. Sergeant Glen Arrold says every time a horse (or other designated animal) … [Read more...]

“Considered Approach” Needed

meat-processing

The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years

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It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]