NBN broadband for Catani and Bayles

More than 250 residents in Catani, Bayles and surrounds will soon be able to access superfast-broadband as the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across the region.  I am pleased that fixed wireless broadband construction has started in these townships. Residents should be able to connect broadband and phone services through the NBN within 12…

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50th anniversary of a defining moment for Australian Indigenous civil rights

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR HON NIGEL SCULLION, MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Fifty years ago today, the Indigenous civil rights protests at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool forever changed and influenced Australia’s Indigenous civil rights movement and the future of Aboriginal Australians. “The significance of events at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool is…

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Schools recognised for environmental action to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is recognising Reef Guardian Schools across Queensland for positive, on-ground environmental actions in their schools and communities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Each year five schools receive $1000 from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, rewarding their environmental projects over the past year. Ten Reef Guardian Schools also receive…

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Green Army Round 3 now open for applications

Community organisations, environment groups and local councils around Australia are invited to nominate new Green Army projects to support practical environment and conservation activities in their region – with Round 3 of the programme now open for applications. The Green Army gives Australians aged 17-24 years the opportunity for training and experience in environmental and…

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