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Nov 17, 2020
Mental health support for business owners

Mental health support for business owners

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is encouraging small business owners who may be struggling after a tough year to take advantage of the extended MIW Business Wellbeing Service. The MIW Business Wellbeing Service provides free mental health support to Mackay Isaac Whitsunday small business owners. “As we move towards the end of the year it is a season that is difficult and stressful for m...

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Nov 10, 2020
Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac Regional Council has approved a million-dollar COVID-19 strategic recovery plan to be implemented over the next two years. Mayor Anne Baker said the plan, unanimously adopted at a recent council meeting, had 50 separate strategies to be applied across the Isaac region. “This longer-term strategic recovery plan complements our shorter-term tactical and strategic COVID response and re...

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Oct 30, 2020
Anglo American chips in for children

Anglo American chips in for children

A $140,000 donation from Anglo American will help fund a playground with learning facilities for Moranbah children.  The donation means the not-for-profit Simply Sunshine Childcare can open a second Moranbah facility to support local demand. “This contribution has helped us to provide more Moranbah families with access to quality childcare,” director Amanda Stephan said. “We...

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Oct 02, 2020
Welcome boost to thin blue line for Clermont

Welcome boost to thin blue line for Clermont

Isaac Regional Council has welcomed State Government plans for a new $3.5 million police station in Clermont, which is facing additional demands from having Adani’s Carmichael coal project in the region. “Clermont certainly needs a bigger police station, particularly with the ongoing protest action against the Carmichael coal project which draws police from the town,” acting Mayo...

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Sep 29, 2020
Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Isaac Regional Council has welcomed the approval of the $1 billion Olive Downs project as a vote of confidence in the future of Queensland coal mining. “There is a lot of discussion about the future of coal – and of course demand and prices will always fluctuate – but investments like this show it has a strong long-term future,” acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea said. “The Isaac Regi...

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Sep 16, 2020
Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart of Australia’s HEART 1 truck has made its first visit to the towns of Middlemount, Moura, Theodore and Banana as part of the organisation’s expanding service areas. Since commencing operations in October 2014, Heart of Australia has provided life-saving health services to regional Queenslanders aboard its customised specialist medical clinics-on-wheels, affectionately known a...

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Sep 16, 2020
Day of reflection takes new format in COVID-19 era

Day of reflection takes new format in COVID-19 era

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be livestreamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. The official 2020 Miners Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the State Miners Memorial at Redbank on Saturday, September 19 at 10.30am. A closed-set, professionally staged production of the service will be live-streamed to the public as a Resources Safety &...

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Sep 16, 2020
Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

The State Government is funding business cases for the expansion of the Mackay Base Hospital and redevelopments at Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to strengthen public healthcare in the region. The announcement came after the Queensland Resources Council this week urged the State Government to prioritise the upgrade of Moranbah Hospital for local residents and industry, including mining operation...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million in taxes and royalties. Nationwi...

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