Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 7th of September 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 7th of September 2018

As Anti Adani protestors descend on Brisbane, Whitsunday’ MP Jason Costigan wants to make it clear coal is far from dead. He has come forward after Anthony Albanese recently made comment that the industry is on another downwards spiral. Mr Costigan says Anthony Albanese is selling out coalminers


Local Councils and the PCYC are being urged to apply for funding to help with safety and crime prevention. Member for Dawson George Christensen has put out the call to apply for up to two million dollars in funding for infrastructure or early intervention crime prevention strategies. The Safer Communities Fund has been boosted by an additional thirty million dollars from money confiscated by the Commonwealth as proceeds of crime


Two thirds of Mackay’s parents admit their child does not know what to do when they feel unsafe. Act for Kids is hoping to open up that conversation for Child Protection Week. Regional Director Thomas Mcintyre says it's important kids have adults they can trust. A Child Protection Week Colour Run will be hosted tomorrow at Proserpine State High School.


Despite a momentary plan to train the men Meteorettes coach an Haughton is staying put. The Mackay Police Officer says it was a matter of commitment and when he had asked that from his team how could he jump ship himself. Mackay Basketball business development manager Wade Rebetzke is excited to welcome him back in 2019.

Nation's best bullriders are converging on Mackay. The 2018 PBR Tour is bringing its mobile stadium to town tomorrow with some of the toughest athletes on the dirt