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New Uni Scholarship Opens

New Uni Scholarship Opens

First year uni students from Yarraman and Cooyar will be eligible to apply for a new scholarship next year at the University of Southern Queensland.

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

More than 50 farmers along Barambah Creek have been issued with new groundwater licences allowing them to irrigate their crops and water their stock.

Federal MP Resigns

Federal MP Resigns

Member for Groom John McVeigh announced on Friday morning he is resigning from Federal Parliament, effective immediately.

Telehealth Rebates Extended

Telehealth Rebates Extended

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, has welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare rebates for telehealth consultations until March 31 next year.

Council To Call Ringsfield Tenders

Council To Call Ringsfield Tenders

South Burnett Regional Council will call for tenders from community groups interested in operating Nanango’s historic Ringsfield House as a museum and/or tourism destination.

Deadly Ways Reaches Out To Families

Deadly Ways Reaches Out To Families

The Deadly Ways crew from the University Of Southern Queensland usually host camps for Indigenous high school students to allow them to enjoy a taste of university life.

Pools Reopen After Winter

Pools Reopen After Winter

South Burnett swimming pools that were closed over winter will be re-opening on Saturday, just in time for school holiday fun.

One New Case In Qld

One New Case In Qld

One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Queensland on Thursday – a healthcare worker linked to the Ipswich Hospital cluster.

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Farmers and farm-related small businesses have until September 30 to take advantage of two-year interest free loans from the Regional Investment Corporation before the drought-related loan terms change.

TRC Cuts Wivenhoe Costs

TRC Cuts Wivenhoe Costs

Toowoomba Regional Council will save about $71,000 a month after negotiating a new contract linked to its use of water from Wivenhoe Dam.

NATSILS Plea After Latest Death

NATSILS Plea After Latest Death

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS) is calling for urgent national leadership and action following the latest death in custody.

Standpipe Prices Trimmed … For Now

Standpipe Prices Trimmed … For Now

South Burnett Regional Council will reduce its standpipe water prices from $10 to $6 per kilolitre for potable water – and $5 per kilolitre for non-potable water – until December 31.

Funding For Emergency Power

Funding For Emergency Power

Cherbourg Council is one of 17 councils across Queensland that will receive State Government funding to help “disaster-proof” the community.

COVID-19 Restrictions Relax

COVID-19 Restrictions Relax

COVID-19 restrictions in the South Burnett have been relaxed back to the level which existed prior to the recent Toowoomba scare.