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Health Minister denies job losses for health service

Health Minister Steven Miles. He was critical of the Burnett MP’s statement about potential job losses in the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, and said there were no sackings. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Gosling
Health Minister Steven Miles. He was critical of the Burnett MP’s statement about potential job losses in the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, and said there were no sackings. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Gosling

THE filling of the chief executive position at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is expected to be announced "in the very near future".

The position has been held in an acting capacity by Deborah Carroll, following the termination of former CEO Adrian Pennington last September. READ MORE

 

Parking inspectors may soon return to CBD

Parking inspectors could return to the Bundaberg CBD as early as June 1.
Parking inspectors could return to the Bundaberg CBD as early as June 1.

PARKING inspectors could be giving out parking fines in the central business district within two weeks.

Bundaberg Regional Councillors will decide in their meeting next Tuesday if they should overturn the parking fine relief, which was part of the previous council's COVID-19 stimulus package in March. READ MORE

 

Show us the money: Region's 'shovel ready' projects

SHOW US THE MONEY: It is currently unknown if the Bundaberg region will benefit directly from the funding promised by the State Government. Bargara is a popular destination for Queensland tourists. Picture: Contributed.
SHOW US THE MONEY: It is currently unknown if the Bundaberg region will benefit directly from the funding promised by the State Government. Bargara is a popular destination for Queensland tourists. Picture: Contributed.

AN EMERGENCY tourism fund was announced by the State Government on Tuesday, but the question remains will Bundaberg benefit directly from the funding?

While most industries were impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown which commenced in March, the tourism industry was the hardest-hit, with one in five workers in accommodation, food services, arts and recreation, dismissed without pay. READ MORE

 

Medicine milestone: Green light for medicinal cannabis product

THC Global CEO Ken Charteris.
THC Global CEO Ken Charteris.

AFTER years of hard work, THC Global's medicinal cannabis product is set to be commercially produced and available for prescribing from today.

It all started in Bundaberg with the local growing facility which continues to produce it for the company. READ MORE

 

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