Drought Status Revoked for Central Highlands

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Acting Agriculture Minister Anthony Lynham has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council. The latest revocations bring the drought declared area of Queensland down to … [Read more...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

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Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

A Sweet Outcome for Clusters

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The SW NRM ‘HONEYCOMB EFFECT’ for cluster fencing is beginning to come into play as the South West NRM announces approval for six new clusters. This latest round will see the creation of a ‘bonus cluster’ of 148,139 hectares and SW NRM Chair Mark O’Brien is as pleased as punch. “This seventh … [Read more...]

AgForce CEO Charles Burke to step down

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Charles Burke, Chief Executive Officer of AgForce is to step down. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says Mr Burke leaves the position in August after almost five years at the helm of the peak rural industry organization. Mr Maudsley has thanked Mr Burke for his invaluable service, … [Read more...]

Commonsense Decision on NT cattle movements

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Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne's Disease and AgForce is pleased. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss welcomed the "commonsense … [Read more...]

QFF Calls for State Action

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the Queensland Government to follow Victoria’s lead and cut state stamp duty on agricultural insurance. The southern state move has been welcomed by The Victorian Famers’ Federation (VFF), National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Insurance … [Read more...]