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I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories and articles I feel are worth writing about.

The effect illegally dumped waste has on our City, environment and society

Illegal dumping of garbage is fast becoming a major issue in Mount Isa after the State Government imposed Waste Levy was introduced at the beginning of July, and despite Mount Isa City Council pouring enormous resources into managing the waste at the upgraded Waste Management facility, it hasn’t deterred some people from finding their own…

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Bring the Buzz Back

One thousand Australian Jelly Bush trees arrived at the Mount Isa airport this week in a united effort by the Council, community groups and local businesses to help save all bees. Beekeeper Bluey the Bee Man said he is gravely concerned about the near non-existent bee population in Mount Isa. “As a way to bring…

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Mysterious microbes with a cool name may hold the key to mitigating Climate Change

According to scientific research microbes live deep inside earth’s crust in a labyrinth of tunnels and shafts making one of the biggest biomes on the planet. Despite extreme heat, darkness, limited nutrition and intense pressure, scientists estimate the Earth’s subsurface is teeming with more than 40 billion tonnes of micro-organisms. This treasure trove of life…

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