Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)


Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)


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December 1: A boy, 9, is lucky to survive after he is hit by a drink-driver on a dark suburban street at Slade Point.

December 2: Shockwaves are felt through the Junior Rugby League community with revelations that $100,000 is missing from the association's coffers.

December 3: Tony Zarb, father of Tony Zarb Jnr, who was brutally bashed calls for tougher laws for violent crimes.

December 4: Member for Dawson James Bidgood takes photos of a protester who threatened to set himself alight outside Parliament House in Canberra.

December 5: It is revealed Bob Silman died of a heart attack at his Pleystowe home after the ambulance went to the wrong address.

December 6: Bradman Drive residents who were hit by the February flood finally move back into their repaired homes.

December 8: A 42-year-old man is stabbed three times outside the Surf Life Saving Club at Harbour Beach.

December 9: Two mine workers are in a critical condition after lightning strikes their lunchroom roof causing it to collapse at Lake Vermont Mine on the Golden Mile Road, about 10km from Dysart.

December 10: City-based Mastermyne are putting on more than 70 new staff in the midst of the global financial crisis. The work equates to about $21.1 million.

December 11: Vandals desecrate the nativity scene at Iona West Uniting Church, with Satanic symbols.

December 12: The Mackay branch of the Queensland Police Union of Employees organises industrial action and a public rally to protest the "dire" state of its frontline police numbers.

December 13: Mackay people caught in the eye of Storm Financial's investment troubles may lose everything including the family home.

December 15: A 19-year-old Sarina man, Broden Chisler, dies after plunging four metres from a boat viewing platform onto a pontoon at the Mackay Marina during a birthday celebration. …

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