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Closing the Gap

A growing number of young Indigenous Australians are rising through the ranks of the electrical trade thanks to the work of local entrepreneur, Michael Prien, who is using his business to open doors to the industry.  Townsville CBD Electrical, which started in Townsville in 2013, was founded with the key purpose of breaking down socio-economic […]

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A Taste of Africa

A new refugee-run restaurant has recently opened its doors on Ross River Road in the hopes of sharing their love of Somali food and culture with the broader Townsville community. Samoosa East African Cuisine, which opened in June of this year, is hoping to appeal to Australians’ passion for culturally diverse food by serving a […]

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MUNGALLA STATION: A Refuge For All Who Encounter It

During the 1880’s in North Queensland, Mungalla Station became a safe haven for Indigenous people when confrontation between European settlers and local Nywaigi Aboriginal people was hostile. In the 1920’s Mungalla was declared a sanctuary for the protection of native birds and animals, and now thanks to their popular tourism ventures, the Nywaigi Aboriginal Land […]

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Shining a Light on Local Jobs

Townsville CityLibraries are shining a spotlight on employment as it rolls out the new Raintree Zoom Room and free sessions with Mas Careers advisors to get locals job-ready. The brand new Raintree Zoom Room at Aitkenvale CityLibrary is a dedicated space for CityLibraries users to attend digital meetings like job interviews, lectures, business meetings, and more.  Community […]

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Holding Key Ground

Townsville based defence industry experts are mapping out ways to stimulate the local economy as the Federal Government continues to build its capabilities in the region, amid growing military tensions in the Indo-Pacific. North Queensland’s strategic and geographical importance dates as far back as World War II when the region also proved to be a […]

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