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The Nuclear Option … Past & Present

The Nuclear Option … Past & Present

From 1952 to 1963, the British Government – with the consent of the Liberal-Country Party in Australia – conducted open air atomic bomb tests at Maralinga in South Australia, and on the Montebello Islands off WA.

Nuclear Too Expensive: CSIRO

Nuclear Too Expensive: CSIRO

A CSIRO report has found nuclear power is the most expensive way to generate electricity, boosting critics of the Federal Opposition’s proposal that nuclear power  be added to Australia’s energy mix. 

Kewpie To Host Special Field Day

Kewpie To Host Special Field Day

Country music singer – and 4SB personality – Larry Cann will be the special guest at Kewpie Stockfeeds’ special Rural Industry Field Day in Kingaroy on Thursday.

Blackbutt Marks 90th Show

Blackbutt Marks 90th Show

Blackbutt Show celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday … and the second year since it was resurrected after a four-year break.

Artist Takes Up Residence

Artist Takes Up Residence

Award-winning Sunshine Coast artist Jane Ericksen has begun her unique “artist-in-residence” stint at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery.

Council Sinks Pool Pods Plan

Council Sinks Pool Pods Plan

A proposal to spend more than $215,000 on two “pool pods” for the Kingaroy and Wondai swimming pools has failed to win approval from the South Burnett Regional Council.

Warning About Whooping Cough

Warning About Whooping Cough

South Burnett residents are being encouraged to take action to protect themselves against respiratory illnesses including influenza and whooping cough.

Pressure On Hospitals Grows

Pressure On Hospitals Grows

The number of patients presenting to Emergency Departments at Darling Downs Health hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest performance data released.

Asbestos Dumped In Forestry

Asbestos Dumped In Forestry

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking the public’s help with an investigation into illegal dumping of asbestos in the Cherbourg Forest Reserve.

Nuclear Sites Still Under Wraps

Nuclear Sites Still Under Wraps

Nationals leader – and Member for Maranoa – David Littleproud says the Federal Coalition has “six or seven” sites in mind for nuclear power plants around Australia, but has not revealed the locations.

Opportunity For Young Leaders

Opportunity For Young Leaders

The National Farmers’ Federation is inviting applications from under 35s for its development program for young and emerging leaders in Australian agriculture.  

MP Visits Key Local Industry

MP Visits Key Local Industry

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says she has been given a behind-the-scenes insight into the important role the timber industry plays in the South Burnett.

Council Votes For Moratorium

Council Votes For Moratorium

South Burnett Regional Council has called for a moratorium on renewable energy projects in the region unless certain conditions are met – and will ask other Wide Bay-Burnett councils to do likewise.

Eagles Fly In Home Games

Eagles Fly In Home Games

South Burnett Eagles’ juniors were in action in three rugby league games played at T.J. O’Neill Oval in Kingaroy on Saturday.