The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from April 22, 2016

Andrew's Message Could Save Lives
Byline: Glenys Kirkwood ABOUT RELAY FOR LIFE Relay For Life is an 18 hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, in support of all Queenslanders affected by cancer. To register...
Bulk Bill Cuts Deal Low Blow; Rocky Resident Speaks out against Federal Government Plan to Slash Pathology Payments
Byline: Amber Hooker amber.hooker@cnqews.com.au LIFE has dealt Jack Chomley and his wife Sandy their fair share of blows. But the Australian Government's plans to cut bulk billing for pathology tests come July 1 is almost too much to bear for...
Coincidental Existence
BETWEEN THE POSTS with Malcolm Wells I'M constantly amazed at how seemingly unremarkable actions can make such an impact on one's life. Last week I read about how an unplanned eye test saved a Mackay man's life. The same thing happened...
Couple Celebrates 50 Years of Marriage This Weekend
Byline: Sue Jacobs "BEING deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu This month, two very special people, Peter and Margaret Jacobs, celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were...
Eddie the Eagle Well Worth It; A Light-Hearted, Fun and Yet Inspiring True Tale of the Never Say Die British Ski Jumper
Eddie the Eagle Stars: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny. Director: Dexter Fletcher Rating: PG Reviewer: Darren Hallesy Verdict: WE love our sport in Australia and we cheer even louder when an underdog gets over...
Editor's Opinion Survey Results a Catalyst for Positive Action
WHEN individual concerns across a region are collected into in a major community survey, those findings carry a lot of weight. Politicians, government department heads and community leaders simply have to take heed of the key issues affecting the...
Emily Stands Up to 'Act' Accusations
Byline: Madeline McDonald madeline.mcdonald@capnews.com.au EMILY Skinner can't remember a day where she hasn't woken up and had to take a big breath to prepare herself for another day in the battlefield. It's a battle she fights every day, every...
Eye-Catching and Intuitive Mazda; Mike Moran Looks at the New, Small SUV That's Blazing Its Own Path
MAZDA'S new small SUV is so on trend it's blazing a new path. My head whips around every time I catch a new Mazda out of the corner of my eye; the present models, with their longish sweeping bonnets, are so well proportioned and sculpted. I even...
FOGS Bring Shield to Browne Park
Byline: Matty Holdsworth matty.holdsworth@capnews.com.au QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters rubbished talk of a Justin Hodges recall, saying it was just a bit of banter between mates. The Maroons mentor was in Rockhampton yesterday showing off the...
Hazel Bites into Rocky Hospital's Waiting List
Byline: Trinette Stevens trinette.stevens@capnews.com.au HAZEL Cooney was living off watermelon and water for more than a week, because it was too painful to eat anything else. The 60-year-old Rockhampton woman has been dealing with tooth troubles...
Incoming Impreza; Fifth-Gen Subaru Impreza Due Late This Year
Byline: Iain Curry SUBARU has unveiled its fifth generation Impreza sedan and hatchback models at the 2016 New York Auto Show, ahead of their Australian arrival towards the end of this year. The incoming Imprezas are particularly important to...
Keppel Park Looks a Picture
Tony McMahon Racing journalist YEPPOON Turf Club (YTC) president Greg Simpson is resigned to a smaller than normal crowd attending Keppel Park, arguably Queensland's most idyllic racecourse, tomorrow. Despite the fact that it is the time...
Kings' Co-Captain to Join Rocky Rockets; Rockets, Cyclones to Take on Mackay in Pre-Season Games at Hegvold Stadium Tonight
SYDNEY Kings' co-captain Tom Garlepp will take the court with the Rockhampton Rockets in their season opener against Gladstone on April 30. The Rockets yesterday announced the signing of Garlepp on a short-term contract in a timely boost for the...
Lest We Forget, Anzac Day 2016
WHEN the sun rises on April 25, the country will commemorate the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Known as Anzac Day, several locations across the Capricorn Coast will host the annual services, including Emu Park, Yeppoon...
Man Hands Himself in after 3 Years
Byline: Madeline McDonald madeline.mcdonald@capnews.com.au IT WAS a rejection from a job position in the Whitsundays that made Mt Morgan's Cameron Paul Johnson hand himself into police for offences he committed three years ago. History caught...
Panama Means a Red Flag for Tax; Senate Told the ATO Should Be Crawling All over Companies Using 'Secrecy Havens'
Byline: Geoff Egan ARM Newsdesk AUSTRALIAN companies who operate out of "secrecy havens" such as Panama should be heavily scrutinised, Australia's Tax Commissioner has told a senate committee. Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan told the Senate Committee...
Pollies Fire Shots over Shoalwater
Byline: Michelle Gately michelle.gately@capnews.com.au Shoalwater Bay Upgrades totalling $150 million will allow area to support new range of military vehicles over 10 years A further $40 million planned from 2025-26 to 2035-36 Upgrades...
Reader Disgust at Mum's Sentence
Kerri-Anne Mesner Online editor kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au READERS have expressed their disgust at the sentence of a woman over her involvement of her partner raping the woman's teenage daughter. The mother whispered in her daughter's...
SMS the Editor on 0428 634 025 with the Word ROCK and a Space in Front of Your Message
ROCK. just what though the greed of the pollies allright 4 them to run when there super an pension is getting attacked what about tax payers who get nothing the joke is on us when we going wake up smell the roses MJCOAST. Sub standard must have...
Special Present Caps off Visit for Young Fan
Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au YOUNG Cooper McKean scored what was undoubtedly the best souvenir of the day at Suncorp's Regional Origin Shield Tour yesterday. On seeing the little rugby league fan sporting a blue cap, Queensland...
Time to Clean and Check Gear
SCOTTY'S FISHING FRIDAY with Scotty Lynch I'M starting to sound like a broken record with another windy weekend forecast. Ten knots early Saturday, turning fifteen and then to twenty five by Saturday evening and well into next weekend....
Truckies over the Moon with Abolishment
EMERALD-based truckie John Duggan is over the moon at this week's abolishment of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. "It's the best possible outcome," said the owner of Duggan's Bulk Haulage. The Federal Government passed legislation through...
What Has Happened to the Lucky Country?
DO you remember when Australia was the beautiful country? Do you remember it being called the lucky country? Now what happened: someone invented politicians, the dictionary says politic, wise, shrewd, expedient, cunning (this is very true) with...
Workers Push for Govt Support
Byline: Emma Clarke and Andrew Thorpe REDUNDANT Cockatoo Coal worker Tony Pyke wants administrators to "pull their finger out" and pay him and his colleagues their entitlements. It is a view echoed by stakeholders across the board who believe...
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