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Fishers & Gladstone Community Urged To Protect Their Patch

Aerial Patrolling.  Image Supplied  Illegal fishing is one of the Great Barrier Reef’s biggest threats, with a new compliance and education campaign calling on residents and visitors in the Gladstone region to protect their patch to help safeguard the World Heritage Area. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Parks and...

Adani In Court As Thousands March For Climate Action

As thousands of people across Australia walk off work and school on Friday to demand climate action, Adani will be in Brisbane Magistrates Court for allegedly providing false and misleading information to the Queensland government covering up land clearing at the Carmichael mine. Rallies for the Global Climate Strike will take place...

Local Fire Ban Extended For CQ Residents

QFES Newsroom Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban through to 2359hrs Friday, 4 October in the Central Queensland region. It will apply to residents in the Central Highlands, Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire, Banana Shire, Gladstone, Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Local Government Areas. Conditions are perfect for bushfires to...

Shark Nets Being Removed From Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Image By Terry Goss, CC BY 2.5 Shark nets are being removed from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a Federal Court decision backed major changes to the Federal Government’s permit allowing Queensland to operate its Shark Control Program. Signage will be installed at relevant beaches so that swimmers are made...

Tamil Family To Remain In Australia For Foreseeable Future

UPDATE | The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a Tamil asylum seeker family. The family has been given a reprieve and will remain on Australian soil for the foreseeable future and their case goes to a final hearing. The Government maintains the Sri Lankan father, mother and two daughters have been found not...

Rescue Chopper Called To Great Keppel Island

Image Credit: RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service  The rescue helicopter has been called to Great Keppel Island on Thursday.   The RACQ Capricorn Rescue crew went to collect a bushwalker who needed to be urgently evacuated from the island. The patient, aged in their 70’s, was walking along the Monkey Beach track when they lost their footing...
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