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Mackay Daily MercuryGroups denied audience with the Prime MinisterMackay Daily MercuryPOLITICAL groups and anti-development protesters have been denied entry to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's afternoon tea with community groups in Mackay on Monday. Dawson MP George Christensen said the event was for community groups and not ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryWet start to the day with unstable weather continuingMackay Daily MercuryUPDATE 1.15pm: A tropical low has formed in the Coral Sea off Mackay but it is no threat to the coast of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. At 11am, a tropical low about 990km east northeast of Mackay. The low is moving east at about 10 ...and more [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryBOMB THREAT: Schools in Queensland and NSW locked downMackay Daily MercuryMackay State High School in Central Queensland was emptied after the school received threats shortly after 9am. Students were sent from their classrooms but are now returning to their desks. In New South Wales, Goulbourn State High school students are ...and more [...]
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Court hears horrific details in 2yo Moranbah toddler's deathMackay Daily MercuryThe lawyer told the court the report also said there had been other injuries to the child's body such as bruises. The Mackay Magistrates Court was told that on March 25 last year an ambulance attended a Moranbah home. Ireland had been responsible for ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryMackay school evacuated after threat receivedMackay Daily MercuryUPDATE: A Department of Education spokeswoman has confirmed Bowen State High School, Emerald State High School and Mackay State High School have been evacuated. A number of Queensland state schools today received calls of a threatening ... [...]
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Mackay Daily Mercury'Leave their pumpkins alone' says magistrateMackay Daily MercuryHe was caught on the business property on his way back and the police were called, the Mackay Magistrates Court was told yesterday. The food items were returned. The 49-year-old Mackay man pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court to trespassing and ... [...]
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OPINION: Mackay uses sun to power up homesMackay Daily Mercury"WE make it great in the Sunshine State" went the old Queensland Government slogan in the 1970s and we are certainly doing a great job of using our sunshine in Mackay. The world-wide demand for solar power has been growing exponentially in the past ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryRocker returns after 56 yearsMackay Daily MercuryAUSTRALIAN rock'n'roll legend Lonnie Lee rose to fame in the '50s and '60s with his rockabilly hits Starlight Starbright and Yes Indeed I Do. This month he'll perform live at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Will you be performing solo ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryFunding announced for Andergrove public housingMackay Daily MercuryMORE than $15million in funding will add another three Mackay projects to the State Government's fast-tracking list. In Mackay yesterday Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced more than $6million in funding would be brought forward to build public ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryMackay man pleads guilty to grievous bodily harmMackay Daily MercuryIn January 2014 Mooney, then 32, had gone to the man's West Mackay address with another unknown man about 3am. He offered the victim $20 for a lift but the man refused. Mooney kept asking but the man kept refusing and sat down on his bed. He told ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryMackay's junior outriggers to represent AustraliaMackay Daily MercuryOUTRIGGING: Mackay's Malanuka Outriggers have qualified for the Va'a World Sprint Titles and will represent Australia. Four juniors from the club, Kane Rainsford, Kai Millen, Ashley Bowen and Johahn Strecker, have qualified for their team events in the ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryGreens offer olive branch on tax reforms, with conditionsMackay Daily MercuryDaniel Burdon Daniel Burdon is APN Australian Regional Media's Canberra bureau reporter, covering federal parliament and politics. He was previously a rural and general news reporter at the Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton and worked in Alice Springs ...and more [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryApp may reduce waiting times for patientsMackay Daily MercuryMinister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch today announced $50,000 of funding to Mackay GP Dr John McIntosh to develop the app for commercialisation. "This is a great idea and I think those of us who have ever spent time in ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryState Government allocates more than $5m to Smartcane BMPMackay Daily MercuryA cane farmer for 41 years, Mr Schembri operates three family cane farms with his brother in the Mackay region and is also director of Canegrowers Mackay and Canegrowers Queensland Policy Council. "Paul is leading by example, working towards ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryPremier announces fast tracking of Mackay projectsMackay Daily MercuryQUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the fast-tracking of more Government-funded capital works projects in the Mackay region. The Premier said $15 million worth of projects had been identified, bringing the total value of ...and more [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryBiofuels could help Queensland economy: PremierMackay Daily MercuryMs Palaszczuk made the announcement following the second meeting of her Biofutures Cabinet Committee, the second held in Mackay. "I've said it before and I'll say it again: biofuels could have the same transformative effect on Queensland's economy as ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryPremier announced fast tracking of Mackay projectsMackay Daily MercuryQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the fast-tracking of more Government-funded capital works projects in the Mackay region. The Premier said $15 million worth of projects had been identified, bringing the total value of ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryON THE GREEN: First Shield up for grabsMackay Daily MercuryClubs that have joined Souths Suburban for this year's event are Sarina, Mackay, North Mackay, Northern Beaches, City, Seaforth and Marian. A blind draw will be held before play on Saturday and the winners of the two sections will play the final at ... [...]
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ABC LocalMackay council pleads for Queensland Government to approve planning schemeABC LocalThe Mackay Regional Council says it has been waiting for more than a year for the Queensland Government to approve its new planning scheme. Councillor David Perkins said the plan was drafted in 2012 and after extensive public consultation submitted to ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryPete Evans' city pit-stop in MackayMackay Daily MercuryOwner of the Paleo Cafe, Michael Harris, is giving Mackay diners an invitation to dine with the blue-eyed chef who lives a Paleo lifestyle. "He is the ambassador for Paleo Cafe and he does our menu specials. People love him," Mr Harris said. The Paleo ... [...]
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