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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.

R U OK? North West Queensland

Saving a person’s life could be as simple as starting a conversation about mental health this R U OK? Day, and that is just what Gidgee Healing Programme Officer Quiana Busch intended when she organised the Deadly Choice event with Headspace and Mob Fm. R U OK? Day is dedicated to reminding everyone to ask…

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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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