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CQ mine cuts jobs

GLOBAL re­sources gi­ant Glen­core is pre­par­ing to sack hun­dreds of work­ers at the Hail Creek mine, west of Mackay. In March, Glen­core pur­chased Hail Creek coal mine and the Va­le­ria coal de­vel­op­ment project from Rio Tinto for

$1.7 bil­lion. The mine’s work­force of about 1360 is ex­pected be cut to 930 – ax­ing 430 jobs in what it has dubbed a “re­struc­ture” of its op­er­a­tions. Staff were in­formed of the changes at meet­ings on Mon­day, more than 30 per cent of work­ers left un­em­ployed.

Oz Day awards

NOM­I­NA­TIONS for the 2019 Ba­nana Shire Aus­tralia Day Awards are now open. The an­nual cel­e­bra­tions will be hosted at the Than­g­ool Race Track. The awards recog­nise and hon­our the out­stand­ing achieve­ments of res­i­dents. You can sup­port by nom­i­nat­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: Ci­ti­zen & Young Ci­ti­zen, Cul­tural, Vol­un­teer, Sportsper­son, Sports Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Com­mu­nity Group or Team, Com­mu­nity Event. Nom­i­na­tions close on Novem­ber 30.

90 years of ten­nis

CAL­LIDE Val­ley Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion is gear­ing up to cel­e­brate its 90th an­niver­sary. In prepa­ra­tion for the mile­stone next March, the as­so­ci­a­tion is com­pil­ing a book on its his­tory and is en­cour­ag­ing con­tri­bu­tions. In­cluded in the ac­count will be old pho­tos and rec­ol­lec­tions of the club’s ac­tiv­i­ties on and off the court. The hunt is on for pic­tures of play­ers, courts or build­ings, mem­o­ra­bilia, tour­na­ment re­sults, score sheets or team lists. If you have some­thing to share or would like to spon­sor the book, call Sharon 0407 024 032 or Clarice 4995 1128.

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