Challenging times ahead for Gladstone as roller-coaster ride continues

Industry is the Gladstone Region’s life blood and has been considered for decades as the centre of Queensland’s sporadic industrial prosperity. But the intermittent cycle of industrial projects in Gladstone creates instability within the region’s economy and often leaves local businesses struggling to survive. The Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) recently released their […]


Probe into $7m council refund to miner

An order that Broken Hill City Council pay $7 million to a mining company for overpaid rates was in the spotlight this week as a NSW parliamentary inquiry into state-wide land valuations began hearings. Head of the inquiry, state MP Matt Kean, told a media conference in Broken Hill on Wednesday the NSW Valuer-General did […]


Private sector jobs under threat – Opposition

Job reductions in the public sector will threaten thousands of jobs in the private sector, according to the Queensland Opposition. Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament Premier Campbell Newman’s “slash and burn” approach to government was “not only costing thousands of government jobs but also threatening thousands of jobs in the private sector”. Mr Newman […]


Dairy Farmer drops sponsorship of Townsville stadium

Dairy Farmers won’t be renewing naming rights sponsorship of Townsville’s stadium at the end of 2012. The government-owned stadium, home of the North Queensland Cowboys, will be seeking a new sponsor prepared to pay the several hundred thousand dollars a year for naming rights. Lion, the company that owns Dairy Farmers milk, has revealed it […]


Two rail corridors to service coal mines

The State Government will restrict rail services to new and existing coal mines in the Galilee and Bowen Basins to only two corridors. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney told Parliament the plan would replace the eight railways proposed by the previous government. There would be an extension for the east to west corridor on the existing […]


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