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Tue 9 Mar 2021

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Hollywood movie to be filmed in Whitsundays

Premium Content Hollywood movie to be filmed in Whitsundays

The project will bring two Academy Award winners to the region and create more than 270 jobs for local cast and crew.

New $1m cash splash to pay visitors to see the Reef

Premium Content New $1m cash splash to pay visitors to see the Reef

Just a day after offering $200 to visitors of the Great Barrier Reef, the State government has unveiled a $1 million bid to get even more Queenslanders there.

Greenie anger as state drags the chain on SMART drumlines

Premium Content Greenie anger as state drags the chain on SMART drumlines

Conservationists who won a battle to end lethal shark control measures in the Great Barrier Reef marine park say the state has stalled on a court-ordered SMART...

Whitsunday landmarks may be stripped from heritage register

Premium Content Whitsunday landmarks may be stripped from heritage register

Three Whitsunday landmarks could be removed from the heritage register if a motion before the council is approved this week

SES says it is cannot effectively respond to emergencies

Premium Content SES says it is cannot effectively respond to emergencies

The volunteer organisation has reached ‘crisis’ point with underfunding and membership stooping to levels not seen since the 1970s

Whitsunday airport to explore export market potential

Premium Content Whitsunday airport to explore export market potential

New economic opportunities for agriculture, tourism and small business through freight markets will be investigated if the Whitsunday council secures a funding...

FULL LIST: Bowen Magistrates Court appearances today

Premium Content FULL LIST: Bowen Magistrates Court appearances today

Here is a list of matters listed at Bowen Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Mon 8 Mar 2021

Bowen shooter on the run as victim released from hospital

Premium Content Bowen shooter on the run as victim released from hospital

A 50 year old suffered a bullet wound to the leg after someone fired a gun into a suburban home.

Son enters plea over Airlie Beach mum’s cold case killing

Premium Content Son enters plea over Airlie Beach mum’s cold case killing

He is charged with murder over the 1996 death.

Anglo confirms Grosvenor staff will not appear at inquiry

Premium Content Anglo confirms Grosvenor staff will not appear at inquiry

A second tranche of hearings exploring the Grosvenor Mine blast starts Tuesday in Brisbane.

3 incredible Whitsunday experiences waiting to be explored

Premium Content 3 incredible Whitsunday experiences waiting to be explored

Think Whitsundays and what instantly comes to mind is the azure blue waters, idyllic islands and of course, the Great Barrier Reef. But there’s plenty to do beyond the...

$19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Premium Content $19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Drivers at five high-risk road spots are disobeying speed limits and running red lights to the tune of $19 million. SEE THE LIST OF LOCATIONS

The wonder women who kept Qld safe during pandemic

Premium Content The wonder women who kept Qld safe during pandemic

They’re the unsung female heroes who researched, guarded, strategised, swabbed, tested and catered to the hungry during the pandemic.

How much JobKeeper Qld got for every man, woman and child

Premium Content How much JobKeeper Qld got for every man, woman and child

As Treasurer Josh Frydenberg visits the state’s battered north, the full scale of JobKeeper support for Queensland has been revealed.

Hospital EDs smashed as record numbers of people seek help

Premium Content Hospital EDs smashed as record numbers of people seek help

‘Demand has increased across the board with more traumas, more seriously unwell people and increased mental health presentations’

Proserpine Magistrates Court appearances today

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Here is a list of matters listed at Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday.

Sun 7 Mar 2021

More money for five million pensioners

Premium Content More money for five million pensioners

Five million Aussie pensioners will see extra money flowing into their wallets from later this month. Find out how much extra you will receive.

Heart attack research breakthrough

Premium Content Heart attack research breakthrough

Men are twice as likely as women to have a heart attack but new research may lead to gender-based therapies.

Where $200 tourism vouchers could go next

Premium Content Where $200 tourism vouchers could go next

The Palaszczuk government has left the door open to expanding its $200 voucher scheme to other parts of the state.

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