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premium_icon Major update in Abott Point wetlands pollution probe

Monitoring was launched over sediment released in floodwaters after Cyclone...

SES crews join search for missing man

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Robert Boettiger, 42, was last seen in Finch Hatton on June 24.

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

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How the Victorian COVID spike could affect Bowen growers

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The picking season is well under way as growers prepare to confront more challenges...

Anglo flags ongoing combustion risk at Grosvenor mine

premium_icon Anglo flags ongoing combustion risk at Grosvenor mine

Second blast believed to have occurred only a month after the Grosvenor...

Jobseekers get leg-up with free service to help find work

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New office opened in Bowen this week with the aim of helping local residents find...

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Seven things our local pollies said and did in Mackay this week.

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Player nabs first league win of the season among exciting match-ups.

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‘What right do they have to do that’: Magistrate questions police search of vehicle...

Fijian hospitality: New face behind Bowen bed and breakfast

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New manager ready to warmly welcome guests to accommodation nestled on top of...

Rove’s new show has ‘full-frontal action’

Rove’s new show has ‘full-frontal action’

Rove McManus to host live life drawing class with nude models on SBS

Details emerge about fatal shark attack victim

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Paramedics performed CPR for more than an hour

Ex-Shark on domestic assault charge

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Saint, sinner, shoosh: Ex-Shark on domestic assault charge

Australia’s ‘selfish’ virus approach blasted

Australia’s ‘selfish’ virus approach blasted

‘Selfish’ Australia should copy Swedish virus approach, says Oxford...

Christensen compares China to Nazi Germany

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George Christensen defends social post on right-wing site

Partner allegedly beat mum-to-be carrying extremely ill baby

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Woman carrying a baby with a heart condition allegedly attacked

How beloved author Brian Falkner could meet your kid

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Students can win $500 book vouchers, chance for Brian Falkner to present exclusive...

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    Police say culture and community attitudes need to change

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      Police descend on airport in border crackdown

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      Police enforce Queensland border declaration pass rules

      NSW adds 189 new cases to tally

      NSW adds 189 new cases to tally

      COVID-19 Australia: NSW adds 189 new coronavirus cases to tally

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        150+ players line up for hit of golf across week

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        Check out the latest results from Proserpine Golf Club.

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        Roll-ups fully booked by players eager to compete on the green.

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          ‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

          ‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

          Raiders forward Sia Soliola shares horrific X-ray as head clash could end season

          Folau makes call on his playing future

          Folau makes call on his playing future

          Israel Folau agrees to one-year extension with Catalans Dragons

          Cricket great held knife to coach’s throat

          Cricket great held knife to coach’s throat

          Pakistan cricket great Younis Khan held knife to coach’s throat

          Six-figure settlement ends racism furore

          Six-figure settlement ends racism furore

          Apologetic Newman made to pay six-figure settlement end to Winmar

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          POLL: Public's opinion sought for purposely coughing penalty

          Magistrate: ‘If there was any signs of spittle on the officer, I would have been...

          First Queenslander to be sentenced for coughing on police

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          THE Rockhampton Magistrates Court set a precedent this week with the first sentence...

          Elderly man victim of attempted armed robbery

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          Elderly man targeted by two youths in Kirwan this morning

          Pohmy lands in court after Anzac Day bender

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          David Pearce escapes conviction after caught almost three times over legal limit

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            Brothels are back in business

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            Gold Coast brothels brace for demand after COVID closures

            Calombaris caught in fresh debt scandal

            premium_icon Calombaris caught in fresh debt scandal

            George Calombaris in fresh scandal as chain refuses to repay debt

            4000 Virgin jobs tipped to be axed

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            Virgin Australia: 4000 jobs could be axed under Bail Capital

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              One week to go: Pork knuckle lovers can rejoice

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              One of Mackay’s most popular new restaurants is about to reopen post-COVID

              Only 7500 people allowed at Bluesfest 2021 (so far)

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              Artist list for next year’s event will be unveiled on July 8

              What markets are back on across the Mackay region

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              The up-to-date list of what markets are up and running and which are waiting on...

              Sexually charged movie to make you blush

              Sexually charged movie to make you blush

              This indie movie was making people blush well before Fifty Shades.

              Lifestyle

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                Libby Powell launches first training program

                Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

                Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

                Americans try microwaving library books amid coronavirus fears

                Mutant virus strain spreading rapidly

                Mutant virus strain spreading rapidly

                Original coronavirus replaced by a new strain

                Pressure mounts after quarantine failures

                Pressure mounts after quarantine failures

                Pressure mounts after boss is removed over quarantine hotel failures

                Entertainment

                  An Aussie comedian has duped a star of the 90s TV show 7th Heaven into giving a shout out to one of Australia’s worst serial killers.

                  Aussie comedian dupes American star

                  7th Heaven star gives serial killer Ivan Milat a shout out

                  Actor Odessa Young goes head-to-head with the star in this week’s gripping gothic biopic Shirley.

                  Elisabeth Moss scarily good in gothic biopic

                  Elisabeth Moss scarily good in gothic biopic Shirley

                  Guy Sebastian went to police after noticing some disparities in payments but only this week learned the details of the charges against his ex-manager.

                  This is how Guy Sebastian allegedly lost $1.15m

                  Guy Sebastian allegedly lost $1.15 million to ex-manager Titus Day

                  He’s written one of the best-selling novels of all time, The Da Vinci Code, but now Dan Brown’s personal life has taken a nasty turn worthy of a thriller.

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                  Ex-wife of uthor Dan Brown alleges he led a double life

                  Real Estate

                    The luxury Sunshine Beach seven-bedroom home sold for $17 million in May, but the buyers’ identity has been unknown until now.

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                    Kevin Rudd revealed as buyer of Pat Rafter's former mansion

                    Waves of southern buyers are expected to flood the Sunshine Coast property market once borders reopen, experts say.

                    premium_icon Waves of southern buyers to flood real estate market

                    Experts predict southern buyer boom as borders reopen

                    New research shows lack of vancant rentals could prove problematic for would-be tentants.

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                    New research shows lack of vancant rentals could prove problematic for would-be...

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                      Despite more than 1.5 million Australians being out of work, there are still occupations that are struggling to find workers.

                      Jobs that Aussies aren’t applying for

                      There are still occupations that are struggling to find workers.

                      Out-of-work women and young people are being told to consider a career change amid a new push to re-skill and refunnel jobseekers into in-demand industries.

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                      New careers sought for COVID jobs casualties in national skills plan

                      This woman has one of Australia’s most gruelling jobs, that deals with heartbreaking life and death decisions on a daily basis.

                      One of Australia’s toughest jobs revealed

                      An immigration lawyer reveals the tough realities of a gruelling job

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                        Beneath the exterior of this luxurious VW SUV lurks a secret that shows it is the real luxury German SUV deal and is packed with value.

                        The secret hidden beneath this VW SUV

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                        The station hand was intercepted driving in Rockhampton with drugs in his system.

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                        Jeremiah Carbine drove while affected by drugs