Inland rail that much closer

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The prospect of the Inland Rail is becoming a lot clearer following a round of stakeholder meetings with ARTC at North Star and also at Goondiwindi, Yelarbon and Inglewood now setting future direction. Goondiwindi Mayor Cr Graeme Scheu says it is time to start the drill down. “Obviously, we … [Read more...]

How Well is Our Wellbeing?

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The release this week of the latest Regional Wellbeing Survey highlights the astounding reliance of our communities in regional and remote Queensland. The Regional Wellbeing Survey, now in its 4th year, is undertaken by key researchers headed by the University of Canberra. It examines the … [Read more...]

Other State Budget Snapshots

Budget 2016

Revenue from gaming machines has been forecast to grow from $647 million in 2014-15 to $811 million in 2019-20. There is $15 million over two years to improve mobile phone coverage in Queensland. This is on top of a previous $10 million commitment. Speed camera fines are forecast to rise … [Read more...]

Pitt’s 2nd State Budget

Budget 2016

State Treasurer Curtis Pitt has today handed down his second Queensland Budget and it is one that has regional Queensland at its centre. A hallmark new policy will see a $100 million Regional Back to Work program, aimed at tackling regional unemployment, which in outback Queensland has hit 33 per … [Read more...]

Look Out for Fake Fifty’s.

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If you’ve been to the Sunshine Coast in the last week or so you may want to check any notes you have brought back with you- In particular that ol’ “fifty”. Police say there’s a raft of reports on the coast of fake $50 notes being distributed. Police said they were aware of at least six … [Read more...]