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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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Nov 09, 2020
South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship

South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship

South32 Cannington has renewed its sponsorship of JCU Townsville Fire for this season’s Women’s National Basketball League championship. The 2020 WNBL season gets under way on November 11, with JCU Townsville Fire tipping off against Perth Lynx in Mackay. The season is following a revised format due to COVID-19, with all 60 games played during a six-week period entirely in North Q...

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Oct 30, 2020
Lady Loretta puts out the welcome mat

Lady Loretta puts out the welcome mat

Employees from Glencore’s Lady Loretta mine had the opportunity recently to meet with neighbouring landowners and key local stakeholders as part of its annual Neighbours Day. Stakeholders made the 280km round trip by bus for an opportunity to see the high-grade, zinc-lead-silver underground mining operation first-hand. A surface tour was followed by an operational update presented by ...

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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 15, 2020
Port thinks pink to help cancer cause

Port thinks pink to help cancer cause

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) employees are adding a pop of colour to their uniforms this October with a pair of pink gloves to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Statistics from the National Breast Cancer Foundation reveal that eight women lose their life every day to the disease, while this year alone 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is not the first ti...

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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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