Labor Candidate for Dawson, Belinda Hassan, has allegedly been the target of a suspected arson attack. Police reported a singed plastic bag was found in her fuel tank yesterday morning. Political opponent George Christensen released a statement condemning the attack.
A dog has been stolen from a South Mackay home. The owner was sitting inside their Kindermar Street home when they heard their two dogs barking in the front yard. Shortly after they allegedly heard the side gate opening and one of the dogs cry so they quickly went outside. Once in the yard the owner noticed their Sharpei-cross-mastiff was missing. If you have any information call Crimestoppers.
Dozens of Mackay lawyers will be taking part in today's Queensland Legal Walk. It's a feature of Law Week, celebrating the legal profession's commitment to access of justice for the most vulnerable members of the community. This year's event is also raising funds to meet the legal needs of flood victims in Townsville.
In the lead up to the May 18th Federal Election, the Australian Trucking Association is calling for more rest areas and improved facilities across Mackay and The Whitsundays. The ATA wants new, more frequent and better equipped rest areas including toilets, lights, drinking water and shade, to meet the needs of those driving the likes of the Bruce Highway. CEO Ben Maguire says trucking is now highly regulated when it comes to driver rest breaks, but facilities just aren't there.