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    Free green waste disposal marks middle of the wet season

    The second free green waste disposal of the year starts this weekend. Residents are urged to take advantage of the free disposal period to continue tidying up their yards following significant rainfall in the first half of the wet season. Residential green waste can be dropped off free of charge from 17 to 25 February at the Portsmith, Smithfield, Gordonvale, and Babinda Transfer Stations, seven days a week, from 8.30am to 5.15pm. Residents taking advantage of this month’s free green waste disposal period are encouraged to make a voluntary gold coin donation at waste transfer stations, which will support Far

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    Looking for love online? Don’t let scammers leave you achy breaky this Valentine’s Day

    Queenslanders warned to be wary of romance and dating scams this Valentines Day Almost $5m lost to romance and dating scams in 2023 Queenslanders looking for love online should be on high alert this Valentines Day, as new figures show almost $5 million was lost to dating and romance scams across the state last year. The Miles Government is urging those looking for companionship and love online to be wary of scammers targeting victims using a range of digital platforms, including social networking, dating sites, apps and instant-messaging platforms. According to Scamwatch, 836 Queenslanders reported $4.8 million in losses to

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    Two new magistrates appointed to Cairns

    Mandy Bowen and Scott Luxton appointed to Far North Queensland. Both possess broad experience in regional areas and circuits. Two hard-working acting magistrates with extensive

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