March 2021

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When rental vacancies tighten, the battlers of our region are the ones at risk, Melanie Whiting writes.

Homelessness guaranteed when rents go up $95 a wk in Mackay

"Hi Steve40, I think this is a case of tarring everyone with the same brush which is unfair. A higher..."

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Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson believes we might have solved the mystery.

We put the Wavelets mystery to bed after great sleuthing

"It does seem to be the popular opinion! "

February 2021

Commented on a story 26th Feb 2021 6:15 AM

It’s an unwritten rule that the longer you live in a town, the more you become an authority on the unofficial things such as nicknames.

What’s in a name? For Walkerston, it’s all Scrubby

"That's a great recollection! And along the same lines as what the locals were telling me when I went to..."

July 2020

Commented on a story 8th Jul 2020 8:33 AM

Got questions about the new Daily Mercury format? We're here to help. The Merc format has changed, but our news is still the same.

Your questions about the new Daily Mercury format answered

"Hi, thanks for the comment. There's no digital edition that replicates the printed paper but there is..."

Commented on a story 8th Jul 2020 8:32 AM

Got questions about the new Daily Mercury format? We're here to help. The Merc format has changed, but our news is still the same.

Your questions about the new Daily Mercury format answered

"Hi there, thanks for the comment. Classifieds and funeral notices are still on the website and are..."

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Got questions about the new Daily Mercury format? We're here to help. The Merc format has changed, but our news is still the same.

Your questions about the new Daily Mercury format answered

"Great news - letters to the editor will be coming back! And we're always looking for more so send in..."

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Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.