Our Hospitals are under more stress than ever with methamphetamine-related cases jumping 23 times since 2010. According to Queensland Health statistics- admissions rose from 2 to 124 in Mackay. That's in compared to a 99 case increase in Central Queensland and 388 on the Gold Coast.
Mackay Senior Constable Steven Smith is warning residents of the real risk their card could be skimmed this Christmas. They've had reports of 20 scams in just minutes...four of them for skimming. There's some ways to prevent this happening though....like closely inspecting ATM's prior to use and limiting the funds on the bank card which you use while you are out and about. Constable Smith says while you’re shopping up a storm… scammers are out in force.
AND....Dawson MP George Christensen will be officially opening the Mackay Aqua Park and Andergrove Lakes today. The project solely funded under the federal Government's Community Development Grants program.