May 2016

Commented on a story 26th May 2016 4:25 PM

BUSINESS owner and long time resident of Dysart discusses Cornetts Supermarkets decision to close one of two stores in his town.

Cornetts CEO says store closure is 'not all doom and gloom'

"Unsurprisingly Glenden's circumstances are similar to Dysart "where half the families have left"....."

Commented on a story 26th May 2016 1:34 PM

Follow our live coverage of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister's visit in Rockhampton today here.

TURNBULL IN ROCKHAMPTON: Prime Minister backs Fair Go

"Why is the George Christensen in Rockhampton? The PM's Rocky visit should be focussed on Capricornia..."

Commented on a story 20th May 2016 11:22 AM

THE epicentre for Mackay’s next jobs boom is likely to be felt more strongly in Paget than the Bowen Basin.

LISTEN: Industry twice as large as mining sector to boom

"More tired spin by the Mining Industry mouth-peice... Ultimately Mr Roche can call (largely)..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2016 5:11 PM

MACKAY Regional Council has thrown its support behind an open cut coal mine that could create about 400 jobs.

LISTEN: Councillor speaks about 400 jobs for the region

"Hillalong is within sight of Glenden town, but apparently it will be more or less 100% DIDO. "

Commented on a story 6th May 2016 1:15 PM

CRACKS on Peak Down Highways and old bridges the focus of tour to the region

Focus on region’s roads upkeep

"There are plenty of roads and bridges in the State Seat of Whitsunday that Costigan ignored and didn't..."

Commented on a story 5th May 2016 8:58 AM

THE ALP released its Climate Change Action Plan last week, which commits it to 50% of Australian energy being produced from renewables by 2030.

OPINION: Do we need base load power?

"Well if Victoria closes the dirty brown coal plants they will need more and likely won't have any super..."

Commented on a story 3rd May 2016 10:35 AM

REPORTS forecasting a sustained dependence on coal into the future have some believing the Carmichael coal mine “makes perfect sense”.

Carmichael mine ‘makes perfect sense’

"Fair Dinkum Mick, how the hell does Carmichael "make sense" in the context of enabling Indian PM Modi..."

Commented on a story 2nd May 2016 10:38 AM

ADANI’S eligibility to apply for a new loan facility remains unclear even though the legislation underpinning that facility is due to hit the senate today.

Adani’s ability to access new loan unknown

"No way should scarce Australian Tax Payers money be spent underwritting Adani... full stop..."

April 2016

Commented on a story 22nd Apr 2016 8:31 AM

UPDATE: "This will possibly be my last post. It appears the battle was lost long before it had begun," Lesley Keegan said on Facebook.

Battle to sink the HMAS Tobruk off Mackay may be over

"Does Mackay need any more heavy metal junk.. One could send half of the mining metal sitting about..."

Commented on a story 18th Apr 2016 5:43 PM

ALMOST 80,000 square metres of medium to heavy impact land is available in the Gracemere Industry Park ready for the incoming Adani FIFO hub to Rockhampton.

Bulk land available for Adani FIFO hub at Gracemere

"Well they'd be a spare 80,000 hectares out near the mine-site that could be turned over to do on-site..."

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