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Tight rental market continues for Central Queensland

The struggle to find a home continues for many Central Queensland renters, with very few houses available in the region.   Rockhampton has one of the tightest vacancy rates in regional Queensland, at just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2021.   The Real Estate Institute of Queensland is demanding the state...

RSL Queensland welcomes Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide

RSL Queensland has welcomed the announcement of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide and the appointment of a National Commissioner responsible for implementing its recommendations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the decision comes after listening to community calls for a national inquiry focusing on the systemic issues faced by...

Truck and car crash causes delays on major highway

Emergency crews are on the scene of a truck and car crash on the Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton. The crash occurred near Clairview at around 6:30am. A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson says a man, in his 20s is being treated for back and shoulder pain. A second patient was not reported to have...

Mining union calling for leaders to be sacked at Grosvenor mine

Calls for the senior leadership team at the Grosvenor coal mine to be sacked are growing.   The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has released a petition, which has been signed by hundreds of workers expressing concerns about the work environment.   It follows an underground explosion at the site in May...

Reinforcements arrive to address farm worker shortage

Reinforcements are on their way to help Central Queensland region farmers, struggling to find staff in the wake of the pandemic. The agriculture industry's facing a worker shortage, due to tens of thousands of backpackers leaving the country. The state government is working with the sector to bring another 550 Pacific workers...
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