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Mackay Daily MercuryPair to face court after altercation with policeMackay Daily MercuryIt's alleged the South Mackay man and the Andergrove woman were passengers in a taxi when travelling along Willetts Rd, as they have passed a police vehicle one has placed their hand out of the window and made a hand gesture to the officers. The taxi ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryRace delivers drought reliefMackay Daily MercuryHORSERACING: Mackay Turf Club's chief executive officer Ross Prowd is confident tomorrow's drought relief race day will be a hit with the Mackay community. The turf club is hosting the event in conjunction with the Aussie Helpers charity to raise funds ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryNew fund to boost biofuels in MackayMackay Daily MercuryPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced plans for a Biofutures Industry Development Fund after the second Biofutures Cabinet Committee in Mackay. "We know that access to start-up capital and early investment is often what holds many commercial ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryHistoric first: Scientists finally detect gravity wavesMackay Daily MercuryThe signal detected with LIGO, an observatory with sites on both sides of the United States, was very clear and there was no room for doubt that it was direct evidence of the waves, said Bruce Allen, who is acting director at Germany's Max Planck ...and more [...]
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Mackay Daily Mercury'I hate her, I want to stab her': fresh murder evidenceMackay Daily MercuryPREVIOUSLY unheard details surrounding the murder of Shandee Blackburn have emerged in Mackay Magistrates Court. The proceedings centred around three witnesses who are to give evidence during a committal hearing scheduled to start Monday. [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryHigh profile solicitor to give back to professionMackay Daily MercuryHe may be based in Brisbane, but Mr Potts is a regular visitor to the Mackay Courthouse through his work. "I've got a good life out of being a lawyer and I thought it was probably time that I put something back into the legal profession," Mr Potts said ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryTwo hours less drinking time for Mackay party goersMackay Daily MercuryThat was the message from State Minister for Mines Dr Anthony Lynham during a trip to Mackay on Wednesday. He said proposed lockout laws would give people less time to "pre-load" before hitting the town. The proposed legislation, due to go before ... [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryTropical Cyclone Tatiana not expected to pose a threat: BOMMackay Daily MercuryEARLIER: At 10 am AEST Thursday, a Tropical Low with central pressure 999 hPa was located over the central Coral Sea near latitude 16.5 south longitude 157.2 east, which is about 990 km east northeast of Mackay and 1220 km east of Cairns. The low is ...and more [...]
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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 [...]
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