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Refugee advocate, Lou Walsh, shares her story

Refugee advocate, Lou Walsh, shares her story

Lou Walsh is a warm and familiar figure for many children at Maleny State School where she has been a teacher for almost 30 years, but it is her work as a refugee advocate over the last nine years that many would know nothing about. by Jacqui Hensel Brimming with...
100 years of service from Maleny Butchery

100 years of service from Maleny Butchery

It is always interesting to learn more about the heritage buildings across the hinterland, whether homes, shops or halls. Writer, Gay Liddington, recently delved into the history of the Maleny Butchery, celebrating an impressive 100 years of operation this month....
Bikies – We love ’em!

Bikies – We love ’em!

In the fight against organised crime, certain Queensland bikie gangs have been declared a risk to society. As Natalie Brown reveals, not all bikies are villians, in fact, every week these easy riders on our winding Hinterland roads – are simply tourists. by...
Pattemore House: the House of Stories

Pattemore House: the House of Stories

by Dale Jacobsen  After four owners and four eras of Hinterland history, the restoration of this council owned asset is capturing as many memories as it is relics. “If these walls could talk…” Never has a cliché been more apt than when talking about Pattemore House....
Confidence returns to the Valley

Confidence returns to the Valley

After the disruption caused by the Traveston Dam and collapse of agriculture in the Mary Valley, community forces are reinvigorating an industry that was once the lifeblood of the region. Dagun resident and  Churchill Scholarship recipient, Elaine Bradley shares the...
What is the role of the CMC ?

What is the role of the CMC ?

THIS IS PART ONE of a two part article dealing with the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). Whilst this article explains the role of the CMC the second article will explore how a complaint is made to the CMC. The CMC was established in Queensland in 2002 as an...