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Plan To Make Miners Stump Up More

Plan To Make Miners Stump Up More

The State Government is considering making mining companies pay even more to establish a mine to ensure taxpayers aren’t left to pay the costs of mine rehabilitation.

Bulk Business Opens It Doors

Bulk Business Opens It Doors

A gap in the South Burnett’s retail business scene was filled on Monday with the re-opening of a bulk supply business to private shoppers.

Wage Theft Costs Queenslanders $1.2b

Wage Theft Costs Queenslanders $1.2b

A parliamentary inquiry into wage theft in Queensland has made 17 recommendations aimed at ensuring workers get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

Survey Helps Shape Power Plans

Survey Helps Shape Power Plans

Queenslanders can have their say on the State’s electricity future from today through the Queensland Household Energy Survey.

State’s Unemployment ‘Worst In Australia’

State’s Unemployment ‘Worst In Australia’

The LNP Opposition has blasted the State Government over the latest jobs data released by the Australian Bureau Of Statistics.

Captain’s Paddock Holds Clearing Sale

Captain’s Paddock Holds Clearing Sale

One of the South Burnett’s most iconic wineries will be holding a clearance sale from Wednesday to Friday this week.

Petition Urges NBN To Fix Speeds

Petition Urges NBN To Fix Speeds

Kingaroy resident Scott Collier has launched an online petition in a bid to get faster NBN speeds in Kingaroy.

Three-Year Warning Before Axe Falls

Three-Year Warning Before Axe Falls

South Burnett residents will get at least three years’ warning of any planned closure of Tarong or Tarong North power stations.

KCCI AGM On November 20

KCCI AGM On November 20

Bill Hull Car Centre in Kingaroy Street will be hosting the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual General Meeting – and last meet’n’greet for the year – on November 20.

Council Drafts $8m Streetscape Plan

Council Drafts $8m Streetscape Plan

The South Burnett Regional Council is seeking $4 million from the Federal Government to get its much-discussed Kingaroy CBD Revitalisation plan off the ground

Where The Jobs Will Be In 2022

Where The Jobs Will Be In 2022

More than 7900 jobs could be created in the Wide Bay-Burnett by 2022, according to the results of a State Government study.

Let Moreton’s Licence Expire: KCCG

Let Moreton’s Licence Expire: KCCG

The Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group will call on the State Government to cancel Moreton Resources’ mineral development licence when it comes up for renewal next February.

Scheme To Subsidise Apprentice Wages

Scheme To Subsidise Apprentice Wages

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien has welcomed a new plan to subsidise the wages of apprentices in regional and rural communities.

Subway Deals Will Help Foodbank

Subway Deals Will Help Foodbank

The Subway shop in Kingaroy will be joining in with fellow stores across Australia in a “Live Feed” promotion on Friday (November 2) to help Foodbank Australia.

$3.9m Fines For Safety Breaches

$3.9m Fines For Safety Breaches

The State Government has ramped up maximum penalties to $3.9 million for mining companies that breach safety regulations.

Kristy Joins RDA Committee

Kristy Joins RDA Committee

BIEDO chief executive officer Kristy Frahm is one of three new faces to join Regional Development Australia’s Wide Bay Burnett committee.

Rolling Stoppages At Tarong

Rolling Stoppages At Tarong

Contractors involved in the current shut-down work being carried at Tarong Power Station are conducting a series of rolling stopworks as part of prolonged negotiations over a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Goomeri Bands Together At Markets

Goomeri Bands Together At Markets

Goomeri residents came out in force on Saturday afternoon to support the inaugural Goomeri Gourmet Event and Twilight Markets.

PCA Goes Nuts In Brisbane

PCA Goes Nuts In Brisbane

Peanut Company of Australia shared the love of Kingaroy peanuts at the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane at the weekend.

Bega Reflects On Big Year

Bega Reflects On Big Year

Bega Cheese – owners of the Peanut Company of Australia – expects to have a court determination in its well-publicised peanut butter dispute with Kraft before next June

Farmers Highlight Power Profits

Farmers Highlight Power Profits

A peak agricultural organisation has slammed electricity network profits, claiming they are pulling in billions of dollars more than necessary.

KCCI Meets Next Generation

KCCI Meets Next Generation

A funeral chapel was the unusual venue for the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s latest six-monthly meet’n’greet.

Regional Unemployment Rises 0.8pc

Regional Unemployment Rises 0.8pc

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has risen from 8.4 per cent to 9.2 per cent over the past year, according to the Federal Government.

Shutdown Boost For Economy

Shutdown Boost For Economy

The $35 million maintenance works currently under way at Tarong Power Station will provide a boost to the South Burnett economy, Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told State Parliament on Thursday.

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