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Ripple effect: Whitsunday operators hit by cancellations

Premium Content Ripple effect: Whitsunday operators hit by cancellations

Businesses are already reporting cancellations from Queensland and interstate...

Whitsunday businesses to be hardest hit when JobKeeper ends

Premium Content Whitsunday businesses to be hardest hit when JobKeeper ends

The looming end of the welfare program has brought to light the businesses that are...

‘Cruel’: MP wants JobKeeper extended for Mackay Whitsundays

Premium Content ‘Cruel’: MP wants JobKeeper extended for Mackay Whitsundays

She has appealed to Dawson MP George Christensen to reconsider the decision to end...

Cheap business loan program extended for those off JobKeeper

Premium Content Cheap business loan program extended for those off JobKeeper

Mackay Isaac Whitsunday businesses who reduce JobKeeper to zero by the end of this...

Discounted Whitsunday flights to boost tourism industry

Premium Content Discounted Whitsunday flights to boost tourism industry

Flailing businesses to benefit from share of 800,000 cut-price tickets into the...

Tourists sent back to Melbourne as border controls ramp up

Premium Content Tourists sent back to Melbourne as border controls ramp up

Airport chief says Queensland Police and Queensland Health are interviewing...

Whitsunday boat owner claims he was unaware of lockdown rule

Premium Content Whitsunday boat owner claims he was unaware of lockdown rule

He was found on his boat with eight other people after gatherings had been banned...

More COVID fragments found in Airlie Beach sewage

Premium Content More COVID fragments found in Airlie Beach sewage

‘A positive sewage result means that someone who has been infected was shedding the...

Kiwi wanderlust to turn our backyard into the next Fiji

Premium Content Kiwi wanderlust to turn our backyard into the next Fiji

Travellers from across the Tasman will soon be touching down in the Whitsundays and...

Turning sugar into soap: The ‘future' of the industry

Premium Content Turning sugar into soap: The ‘future' of the industry

As industries are being told to ‘pivot’, Proserpine Canegrowers manager says the...

What second sewage result means for the Whitsundays

Premium Content What second sewage result means for the Whitsundays

Health Minister Steven Miles addresses the COVID fragment found in Airlie sewage.

$2m lifeline to save ‘mum and dad’ business falls short

Premium Content $2m lifeline to save ‘mum and dad’ business falls short

Young family says funding shortfalls could mark the end of their marine business.

Calls to extend visas to bolster next year’s picking season

Premium Content Calls to extend visas to bolster next year’s picking season

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association president said the industry had ‘just managed to...

Sales sliced ‘in half’ after return of paid parking

Premium Content Sales sliced ‘in half’ after return of paid parking

The free parking scheme ended just one week ago, but business owners say they are...

More testing will safeguard Whitsunday tourism

Premium Content More testing will safeguard Whitsunday tourism

A positive COVID fragment found in sewage has prompted a push to visit one of the...

ALERT: Sewer sleuths find virus in tourist hotspot

Premium Content ALERT: Sewer sleuths find virus in tourist hotspot

A new fever clinic will open up in Airlie Beach today.

Campers not forced to fill out COVID contact forms

Premium Content Campers not forced to fill out COVID contact forms

Fears raised over campers not filling out virus paperwork

Chairman shares key to Bowen’s post-COVID recovery

Premium Content Chairman shares key to Bowen’s post-COVID recovery

Bowen Collinsville Enterprise chairman says there are plenty of opportunities the...

Staff turnover of 1000 makes JobKeeper expansion critical

Premium Content Staff turnover of 1000 makes JobKeeper expansion critical

Hamilton Island CEO calls for a ‘one out, one in’ approach so support can be given...

‘It’s dire out there’: JobKeeper expansion not enough

Premium Content ‘It’s dire out there’: JobKeeper expansion not enough

The border closure teamed with a transient workforce has amplified calls for...

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