Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 11th of October,2017

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Multi-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway yesterday afternoon at Kuttabul left three people with injuries. A truck and car collided sending the smaller vehicle off down the embankment and into someone's front yard. The car narrowly missing a house.

 

There's calls to take the blue card approval decisions away from Brisbane and to Community Justice Groups in Mackay. The K-A-P will put a bill before parliament that will see the C-J-G's be part of the decision making process for indigenous people being approved. Currently the system is seeing some of them not being able to access meaningful employment because of their past. State Leader Rob Katter says it's hurting a lot of Indigenous people across the region.

 

Dawson MP George Christensen will today officially open the David and Irie Dalrymple House. The Mackay- Buscasia Road address will act as a respite service with five bedrooms available for those suffering from a disability.

It was seven years in the making  but finally the Fiji Greenhouse exhibition and artist in residence program has launched in Mackay. Its open to the public until the 27th featuring local artists' interpretations between the Australian and Fijian cultures. Curator Fiona Vuibeqa says the exhibition was fully embraced on the weekend.

 

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