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Clive Palmer's troubled Queensland Nickel to face trial

A MAGISTRATE has ordered Clive Palmer's company Queensland Nickel to stand trial on two counts of wilfully contravening its environmental authority.

The charges relate to the alleged overflow of a tailings pond last year at the company's nickel refinery near Townsville.

Peter Davis QC, acting for Queensland Nickel, told a committal hearing in the Townsville Magistrates Court the company would defend the charges.

The ABC reported he said the pond overflow had been the result of extreme rainfall.

Lawyers for the Department of Environment and Heritage accused the company of poor management and reckless conduct.

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Support for palliative care patients in memory of Deb Barrie

LOVING LEGACY: Jim Barrie and Lorraine Hemsworth present a donation in memory of Deborah Barrie to Macksville's Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant Dianne Green and Palliative Care Counsellor Melissa Hilson.

Mr Barrie said his wife was a remarkable woman, always smiling.

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