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Boost For Three Groups

Boost For Three Groups

Three South Burnett associations have received grants under a special supplementary round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants scheme.

MP Ejected After Suicide Query

MP Ejected After Suicide Query

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington was ejected from State Parliament during Question Time on Wednesday morning after querying the level of mental health services planned at the new Kingaroy Hospital.

Incentives Unveiled For Developers

Incentives Unveiled For Developers

South Burnett Regional Council is hoping to supercharge development over the next 18 months by slashing charges and streamlining its planning and development processes.

State Budget Disappointing: MP

State Budget Disappointing: MP

Tuesday’s State Budget has not delivered on many important projects for the South Burnett, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said on Wednesday.

‘Clock Ticking’ For Private Hospital

‘Clock Ticking’ For Private Hospital

The “clock is ticking” for the future of the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in Kingaroy, says the chairman of the not-for-profit foundation charged with raising funds to support it.

Podcast Explores Death In Custody

Podcast Explores Death In Custody

A six-part ABC podcast, prepared by Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist Allan Clarke, is exploring the events surrounding the tragic death in custody of Wakka Wakka dancer Daniel Yock in November 1993.

ACCC Alleges Alkaloids ‘Cartel’

ACCC Alleges Alkaloids ‘Cartel’

A company with key operations in the South Burnett has been targeted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which alleges it is part of a cartel involved in international price-fixing.

USQ Prof Recognised In Awards

USQ Prof Recognised In Awards

Well-known climate researcher Roger Stone – and head of the USQ’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences at Toowoomba – received a national award on Tuesday night recognising his leadership in outreach to the community.

Road Projects Identified In Budget

Road Projects Identified In Budget

The State Budget has confirmed funding for a number of road projects in the South Burnett region, although some of the dollars have been allocated simply for preliminary planning.

Boost For Proston Men’s Shed

Boost For Proston Men’s Shed

The Proston Men’s Shed will receive $59,972 from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal as part of its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program for drought-affected communities.

Few Surprises In State Budget

Few Surprises In State Budget

Queensland is the only Australian State, other than Western Australia, to record positive economic growth this financial year, Treasurer Cameron Dick told State Parliament on Tuesday.

New Leadership For MBDA

New Leadership For MBDA

Leo Geraghty – the man who led Murgon’s Business and Development Association (MBDA) for the past 14 years – has stepped down as president.

Goomeri Didn’t Forget Christmas!

Goomeri Didn’t Forget Christmas!

COVID may have led to the cancellation of this year’s Pumpkin Festival but eased restrictions meant Goomeri’s Christmas Carnival could go ahead on Saturday night.

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