ROLLING: Mine regulator struggles to recruit inspectors

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Rolling coverage: Full witness list for the coal mining board of inquiry

Wet weather will sweep through but clear by weekend

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Showers between Bowen and Mackay could bring as much as 20-50mm of rain.

Meet 30 of Mackay’s top junior sports stars

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Mackay aged care homes prepare for potential lockdowns

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‘This is the best way we can protect the lives of Queenslanders’

Three men illegally crossed Queensland border

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk set to update the state on the latest COVID-19...

‘More Qld jobs will go’ if JobSeeker pain not addressed

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‘More Qld jobs will go’ if flexible industrial relations arrangements not extended...

Training key to keeping post-COVID recovery on track

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Boosts to TAFE facilities in Bowen and Cannonvale will help strengthen the region’s...

Crash, fire, false alarm are all in a day’s work

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No two days have been the same for these auxiliary firefighters and now they want...

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Cowboys bombshell: Current NRL coach applied for job

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A current NRL coach is at risk of being outed after secretly going behind the back...

‘LNP wanted border open 64 times’: Minister’s stinging reply

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Health Minister Steven Miles has fired back at Deb Frecklington’s criticism of the...

Cancer faker jailed, forced to repay $30K for fraud

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A woman who faked having cancer to scam the Townsville community of almost $55,000...

‘Hannah’s Place’: Park to become Clarke family memorial

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The park that hosted a massive vigil to the victims of the Camp Hill tragedy could...

Dad faces court accused of murdering son Beau

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Supporters packed the court gallery as the 24 year old was formally charged with...

Teenager killed in horror highway rollover

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Three other young people have been rushed to hospital

Teenage bull rider trampled by animal in CQ

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Teen took on a beast in at a bull riding school

Man survives freezing night trapped under tractor

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A man in his 60s was treated for hypothermia

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NAME AND SHAME: Bowen’s drink and drug drivers face court

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Magistrate reveals the dangerous chemicals found in illicit drugs as offenders...

Off-road event entries skyrocket past last year’s numbers

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    Mayor and Federal MP go head to head at Proserpine State High School for the...

    IN COURT: 38 people appearing in Proserpine court today

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    CORONAVIRUS

      Stage 4 lockdown would create ‘frigging mess’ for businesses

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      Trio charged with lying about Melbourne visit

      premium_icon Trio charged with lying about Melbourne visit

      Three men will face court after allegedly travelling from Victoria

      Revealed: How ‘non-consular’ quarantine fiasco unfolded

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      Details about how a man managed to skip quarantine by using a consular official...

      Jetstar responds to COVID flight contact tracing concerns

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      Authorities want domestic flights off limits for people returning from overseas...

      Sport

        Record-breaking weekend with Muddies back in business

        premium_icon Record-breaking weekend with Muddies back in business

        The Bowen side were relentless in their weekend clash against the Kuttabul...

        ‘Tough’ call made on our Melbourne Cup of the water

        premium_icon ‘Tough’ call made on our Melbourne Cup of the water

        The decision comes just days before Hamilton Island is set to reopen.

        Footballers finally back in action after unplanned hiatus

        premium_icon Footballers finally back in action after unplanned hiatus

        Juniors and youth squads notch up strong return with multiple teams chalking up...

        Players hold firm in close game before one charges in front

        premium_icon Players hold firm in close game before one charges in front

        Check out the latest results from the Airlie Beach Darts Club.

        National Sport

          Langer Cup livestreaming: Round 2 preview

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          Langer Cup round 2 livestreaming will continue tomorrow and subscribers will be...

          Real reason Folau refused to kneel

          Real reason Folau refused to kneel

          Israel Folau decision to stand during Super League re-start revealed

          New Warriors favourite as Payten eyes top Aussie job

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          Warriors coaching job turned down by Todd Payten but he stays in running for...

          Freak coincidence stuns football world

          Freak coincidence stuns football world

          Ross County goalkeeper squad of Ross’ leaves Scottish Premier League in stitches

          Cancer tragedy inspires man’s 2000km bike ride mission

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          Sam Cooke lost his mother Gloria to cancer and is riding 2000km to raise money.

          Second alleged 'border hopper' hid out near Gympie

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          The man has been remanded in custody by a Gympie court after allegedly breaching...

          Put aged care blame where it belongs

          premium_icon Put aged care blame where it belongs

          Readers have their say on the aged care crisis exposed by COVID-19

          Lawrence Springborg ‘devastated’ by daughter’s death

          premium_icon Lawrence Springborg ‘devastated’ by daughter’s death

          Megan Springborg was missing for days before her body was found on Saturday.

          Business News

            Overseas workforce set to come to NT farmers’ rescue

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            Overseas workforce set to come to Northern Territory mango farmers’ rescue

            Cheaper home loan deals that will save you thousands

            premium_icon Cheaper home loan deals that will save you thousands

            The best home loan interest rates that can save you tens of thousands of dollars

            ATO threat to hit rorters with double fines

            ATO threat to hit rorters with double fines

            ATO threatens to fine superannuation rorters $25,000 for false early release...

            We’ve made 24,000 face masks in three weeks

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            Supplies for face masks are flying off store shelves

            What's On

              Wrecks for sale: How to buy a car for $5

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              Here’s how you can buy a car for less than a cup of coffee, but council has warned...

              MACKAY FISHING: Weekend tides, weather and pro tips

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              Tackle World Mackay reveals the best spots for fish right now plus where to pump...

              Community diary: What’s on this week in Mackay

              premium_icon Community diary: What’s on this week in Mackay

              There’s something for everyone including senior friendship groups, tree planting...

              Battle of Blues and Maroons will play out on the water

              premium_icon Battle of Blues and Maroons will play out on the water

              Airlie Beach Race Week is powering on with an age-old rivalry set to play out.

              Lifestyle

                How many lives stage three saved

                How many lives stage three saved

                Victoria’s stage 3 lockdown may have saved hundreds of lives

                Woolies staff walk off job over virus scare

                Woolies staff walk off job over virus scare

                Woolies says union virus scare action ‘incredibly disappointing’

                Victoria records 439 new cases, 11 more deaths

                Victoria records 439 new cases, 11 more deaths

                Another 11 Victorians have died and 439 coronavirus cases confirmed

                ‘Ken Doll’s’ jaw-dropping bikini photo

                ‘Ken Doll’s’ jaw-dropping bikini photo

                Transgender star Jessica Alves stuns in bikini after $54,000 bum lift

                Entertainment

                  Nicole Kidman has finally been reunited with her 80-year-old mother, having not seen her for eight months due to the global pandemic.

                  Nicole Kidman’s emotional family reunion

                  Nicole Kidman’s emotional family reunion after eight months apart

                  Kanye West’s recent behaviour and his presidential aspirations are “a nightmare” for Kim Kardashian, a source has claimed.

                  Kim Kardashian ‘looking for a way out’

                  Kanye West’s recent behaviour is a ‘nightmare’ for Kim Kardashian

                  They were responsible for some of the most iconic songs of the ’80s – but the Go-Go’s imploded in a mess of infighting and drug abuse.

                  Girl group’s vicious, drug-fuelled collapse

                  Inside hit girl group the Go-Go’s vicious, drug-fuelled rise and fall

                  Real Estate

                    Former professional cricketer Brendon Ansell has brushed off a neighbour’s bouncer and may push forward with a new Burleigh project.

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                    Founder of Velocity Property Group is a Burleigh fan

                    One of Qld’s best known beef producing families has put their huge western Qld pastoral operation on the market and it’s expected to generate strong interest.

                    premium_icon 77,000-ha up for grabs: Prominent family sells up

                    One of Queensland’s best known beef producing families has put their huge western...

                    More than 20 Queensland suburbs have seen house prices jump at least 400 per cent in the past two decades. Is yours one of them?

                    premium_icon 400 per cent jump: Qld’s hottest 100 growth suburbs revealed

                    More than 20 Queensland suburbs have seen house prices jump at least 400 per cent...

                    Jobs

                      By December, millions of unemployed Aussies won’t know where their next meal will be coming from. But this organisation has a solution.

                      6.5m unemployed Aussies to go hungry

                      Coronavirus Australia: 6.5 million unemployed Aussies to go hungry

                      Aussies under 35 have suffered a “lost decade” of income and had their careers “scarred” in ways they may never recover from.

                      ’Lost decade’ of income for young Aussies

                      Aussies under 35 have suffered a “lost decade” of income

                      ‘These young men and women have got a lot of life left after they’ve finished roles in defence so why shouldn’t they have a meaningful job to get up to.’

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                      ‘These young men and women have got a lot of life left after they’ve finished roles...

                      Motoring

                        This year our road toll is higher than the same time last year.

                        Don’t invite fatigue on your road trip

                        This year our road toll is higher than the same time last year.

                        After getting some extra external muscle last year the Mitsubishi Triton can now add athleticism to its resume

                        premium_icon Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

                        After getting some extra external muscle last year the Mitsubishi Triton can now...

                        The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been the benchmark hot hatch for years, but a new contender from Ford could knock it off its perch.

                        Best affordable hot hatch revealed

                        Hot hatch comparison test: Ford Focus ST v Volkswagen Golf GTI