Call for community to 'dump' domestic violence

IT’S a campaign that’s been successful in Blacktown, Sydney, and now Whitsunday counsellors are calling to “dump domestic violence” because “it’s rubbish”

Propellers of only rescue vessel stolen

REPLACED: The propellers of VMR's only rescue vessel have been stolen and replaced by the offender with damaged ones. Photo contributed.

Propellers on a rescue vessel have been replaced by damaged ones

Curbing local crime

HELP AT HAND: First Aid First owners Andrew and Wendy Barker recommend installing the Emergency+ app.

Curbing local crime

Sales underway at exclusive real estate locations

Funnel Bay, a 55 acre waterfront development, is six minutes from the main street of Airlie Beach. Photo Lucy Smith / Daily Mercury

Residential blocks costing up to $2.25 million

MP questions why bridge work has stalled

Tenders expected to be called this year for Fiery Ck project

Funds not set in stone

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is hoping funds for roads will be allocated in the budget tonight.

Announcements on funds could continue after the budget is announced

Dam divides its stakeholders

Initiative Capital CEO John Cotter, Urannah Station representative Kelvin Dunrobin, Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Bowen Collinsville Enterprise representative David Evans meet in Mackay last week.

Traditional owners plan to fight the proposed Urannah dam project.

Wintermoon Festival turns on a show for 20th year

Perch Creek Band at Wintermoon 2016.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times

Crowds flock to the popular music festival at Cameron's Pocket

Corinn bids the Whitsundays farewell

Corinn Stickland, the popular admin of Whitsundays Amateur Photography page on Facebook is leaving the Whitsundays to start a new adventure up north.

Corinn Stickland founded the Whitsunday amateur photographers' group

You're invited to the Relay for Life Dinner

You're invited to the Relay for Life Dinner and Charity Auction

Throw away the key

BEHIND BARS: Ralph Hill, Tasman Desmond, Ron Petterson, Angela Woods and Megan Williams under the guard of John Dickinson.

Throw away the key

Girl in paradise video evokes Airlie pride

World traveller Nina Wilson, who grew up in the Whitsundays, has made a video showing off the region.

Video captures the beauty of the Whitsundays

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ANALYSIS: Morrison's budget hides gifts, bets on growth

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at press conference in Sydney, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

He is betting on higher employment growth

STRANGE POLITICS: Locked in without an oyster in sight

The catering confirmed they meant business.

A smarter way to beat Australia's $53b congestion

Regional capitals service more than 4 million in Australia

OUR COURTS: Fines loom for late tax returns

Greenhalgh Picard solicitor Shane Ulyatt.

Commonwealth offences carry strict fines and potential jail time

The Captain kicks butt, but...

From left: Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in a scene from Civil War.

Captain America Vs Iron Man in an epic show-down that works for fans

MY SAY: Nothing funny about weddings

Sunshine Coast Daily deputy editor and columnist Damian Bathersby.

HANDS up if you cry at weddings

Turnbull promising $594m for Inland Rail project

The federal government has awarded the first contracts on the inland rail project as Toowoomba looks to become a logistics hub.  Photo Contributed

Turnbull promises $594 million for Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail

Budget puts billions up for grabs for regional dam building

A $6.2m grant to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation was announced in Gladstone yesterday by acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Federal Government opens the floodgates to encourage building dams

WATCH: Axe robbers brutal attack on hotel barmaids

Axe robber knees Central Lane Hotel women in the head.

CCTV footage shows the extent of the brutal and violent actions.

Brenden Abbott will be extradited to Western Australia

 Brisbane Supreme and District courts.

Escapee Brenden Abbott will be extradited to WA after losing appeal

Kleenmaid manager not paid owed fees, court told

The Kleenmaid Appliances dealership.

Former Kleenmaid manager tells court she's owed pay

"Backpacker tax" still in force after 2016 Federal budget

So-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget

Budget 2016: Upper-middle Aussie will get the rewards

Smokers will be hit with hefty increases in taxes over the next four years.

Small businesses and big earners to get tax cuts

James Hird loses bid for insurer to cover legal costs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: James Hird, coach of the Essendon Bombers looks on during the round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

James Hird has lost a bid to have insurer pay his legal bills

Wreck of Captain Cook's HMAS Endeavour may have been found

Researchers believe they have found the wreck of the Endeavour

Leicester City in 5000-1 Premier League victory

Leicester City supporters celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, in Leicester, Britain.

The two sides drew 2-2, giving a remarkable victory to the Foxes

Jihadi who killed hundreds for Isis killed in Syria

Raphael Hostey (centre), 23, left Manchester to join Isis in 2013 and became a key recruiter of British fighters and jihadi brides for the terror group Twitter

Hostey a key recruiter of British fighters and jihadi brides

Weddings, funerals, movement banned in North Korea

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

Worker’s Party of Korea having its first congress in 36 years

Top 10 most successful boys and girls names

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Wooli wreck's colourful past traced back to French theft

BATTERING: Each high tide the surf batters the exposed deck of the yacht.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Washed up yacht matches description of vessel stolen from France

Is it the end of the five cent coin cluttering our wallets?

Brad Fitzgibbon with 5 cent pieces. Photo: Bev Lacey/The Chronicle

Tonight's budget may see the end of the five cent piece

Is this the Apocalypse?

One of the starving children in Syria.

Is this the Apocalypse?

ORLANDO'S RIGHT: Here's five CQ stunners.

Orlando Bloom

Did Orlando Bloom really say that about Rockhampton girls?

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Julia Roberts's 3m payday

Julia Roberts earned $3 million for four days of work.

Kanye West's criminal record expunged

Kanye West

Kanye West's conviction has been erased from his record

Spoilers: Kit Harington apologises to fans

Kit Harington has apologised to 'Game of Throne' fans for lying to them.

"Half-sister" making claim to Prince's estate

A woman is claiming to be Prince's half-sister

The McClymonts heading for home for 10 Years of Hits tour

THE McCLYMONTS: Mollie, Sam and Brooke are coming home to play at the Saraton Theatre in August.

WATCH: The McClymonts popped into the DEX to play a homegrown hit

Bindi takes Steve Irwin fundraising to America

Bindi Irwin targets LA for Steve Irwin fundraising.

Steve Irwin Gala Dinner will now held in America

Coast gets none of Bruce Hwy upgrade money

The Bruce Highway has free flowing traffic at Glenview at 3pm, depsite it being the last day of Easter holidays.

No money to improve the rail line between Beerburrum to Nambour

Lawyers: Carmichael emissions 3x more than reduction target

Australian Conservation Foundation chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy speaks to media outside Federal Court in Brisbane ahead of court hearing between ACF and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt over the approval of the Carmichael Mine.Photo Pamela Frost

Court hears Carmichael emissions 3x more than reduction target

RBA drops rates down to 1.75%

RBA drops cash rate by 25 basis points

Carmichael mine ‘makes perfect sense’

G&S; Engineering Services founding shareholder Mick Crowe believes Adani's Carmichael coal project makes 'perfect sense'. Photo: Emily Smith

“It makes sense to me on a strategic level": Mick Crowe

WATERCOOLER: Are holiday penalty rates too costly?

A rally over penalty rates in Ipswich on Monday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

It is a costly task to pay the double time penalty rates to staff

BEAN COUNTER: Business and babies are not so far apart

Award winning financial planner and Daily columnist Scott Baker, director of Mobbs Baker Wealth.

New dad Scott Baker muses on parenthood and business.