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Pokie machines pumped hard in regional areas

REGIONALS areas are funnelling huge sums of cash into poker machines, with Queensland’s resource-rich towns pumping the equivalent of more than $550 per person into the games over the past 12 months.

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Santa Seeney gives Livingstone belated present - road funds

ALL Livingstone Shire’s Christmases came at once last week when Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney announced funding for the new Northern Strategic Link Rd project.

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Mr SEENEY, I would like you to know that Queensland extends further than your Electorate and Rockhampton. I've observed over the past couple of years where your Government has prioritised road works and there has been nowhere near has much spent north...

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Retirement uncertainty leaves business owner in limbo

HAVING the security of owning a business has done little to quell the fear John Mack holds for life after retirement.

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Absolutely right on, Robert. Anyone half serious about getting a decent return on their money wouldn't touch retail super funds with a bargepole. Unfortunately, as you say most people are like sheep -- and they actually believe the lies dished out by...

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"We are unwittingly backing anti-local employment policies"

MINING advocate and former Fitzroy MP Jim Pearce shares APN's FIFO views, penning his thoughts in a Letter to the Editor.

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It’s about time someone told the other part of the story. The Govt provides taxpayer’s dollars in subsidy’s to the tune of $4.5 billion The Federal Government also exempts coal companies from fringe benefits tax, on such things as accommodation and...

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