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LOOKING SKYWARD: The Bonner family is waiting for rain to fall on their bushfire and drought-damaged pastures.INSET: The fire destroyed 6km of boundary and division fencing.

Battle to get drought aid hits home

DROUGHT assistance packages are in place to help struggling farmers through these tougher times, but often the stress of applying stops people from even trying.

The life of a butcher's wife...

Born and bred in Murwillumbah, Isobel, who was born eighth in a family of 12, married her husband Jim, one of 10 siblings, just shy of her 17th birthday.

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Aerial view of Fisherman's Landing and the bund wall in Gladstone Harbour.

Engineer backs claims about bund wall issues

AN engineer who worked on the failed bund wall in Gladstone harbour has backed the findings of a confidential report on the wall's issues.


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This is from one published in Crikey in March 2012: When UNESCO delegates flew out of Australia on Wednesday, hopefully the passionate plea of a Gladstone Regional councillor would have been ringing in their ears, along with the spectacle of a lone...



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