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Variety Bash To Roll Into Town

2018 Variety Bash Mackay Special School Bus.  Image Supplied  The 30th annual Variety Bash Queensland kicks off on Wednesday 28th August in Mackay, with over 100 crazily themed cars and more than 300 colourfully costumed crew taking part in the ten-day, 3360-kilometre journey – all to raise funds to give more...

Blaze Sparks Near Gin Gin

A fire has sparked near Gin Gin on Wednesday. Crews are tackling the vegetation fire near the Bruce Highway and Tessellaris Trail, Takilberan. It is not threatening property at this stage. Firefighters have contained the blaze, however smoke may affect the Bruce Highway during the afternoon. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. Residents...

'Don’t Die on Rural Roads Campaign' Launched In Monto

Image Credit: Pixabay Acting Superintendent Pat Swindells was joined by Road Policing Command colleagues and partner agencies to launch the Don’t Die on Rural Roads safety campaign at Monto Police Station on Wednesday.   The Queensland road toll currently sits at 118 for the year of which 12% have been in the Wide...

Blaze West Of Maryborough

A vegetation fire has sparked west of Maryborough on Wednesday.   Crews are tackling the blaze near Doongul Stock Route, North Aramara. The fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day. Residents are asked to...

Mining Union Seeking Millions For Casual Coal Miners

Image By Sardaka - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The CFMEU has filed a landmark class action to win back millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements for coal miners misclassified as casuals by labour hire firm WorkPac. The union’s class action against one of Australia's largest labour hire companies will aim to...

Ergon’s Newest Apprentices Take Up The Reins

Adam Mitchell (Home Hill), Jessica Doolan (Cairns), Jeremy Gage (Townsville), Lachlan Minster (Mackay), Melinda Williams (Toowoomba), Matthew Craven (Bundaberg), Michael O’Shannessy (Mackay) and Laith Ogden (Gladstone) have wrapped up training in Townsville and joined the teams at their new depots. Queensland’s newest electricity industry professionals are starting to learn the ropes...

Activist Defies Premier’s Lock-On Laws On Adani’s Carmichael Site

Image Supplied  A climate activist has locked himself to machinery on the site of Adani’s Carmichael mine on Wdednesday, ignoring the Queensland’s Government’s move to outlaw lock-on devices. Emu Park-based father John Williams locked himself to a drill rig – stopping work on the controversial project a day after Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk promised...

Adani Confirms Global Engineering Firm Has Severed Ties

A global engineering firm has severed ties with Adani, under mounting pressure from protestors. Aurecon has told Adani Australia that it will finalise its working relationship with it. An Adani Australia spokesperson said “Aurecon has notified Adani Australia that it will finalise its working association with Adani, following a relationship with Abbot...

Resources Council Supports Crack Down On Rail Protests

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement of new powers to crack down on extremist activists who are risking their own lives and the lives of others with their reckless tactics. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the new offence to prevent dangerous devices being used to shut down...

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