$10 million in Agriculture Grants

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Local jobs in rural and regional Queensland will receive a boost with a new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program. Applications are now open for “shovel-ready” projects. The funds will be awarded to successful projects across regional Queensland that add value to … [Read more...]

A Mulga Feed Block

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The State Government has blocked an attempt to make it easier for drought-stricken farmers to feed mulga to starving livestock. In a vote along party lines in state parliament the Labor Government voted 47 members to defeat the motion introduced in parliament which was also supported by Greens MP … [Read more...]

Two men charged for $20m fraud offences

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Two men have today been charged by the Toowoomba Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) for their alleged involvement in fraud offences totalling a financial gain of over $20 million. It is alleged between April 2010 and September 2017, the 43-year-old owner and director of a farming business … [Read more...]

New PM is Drought Country Bound

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Prime Scott Morrison has announced he will tour drought-stricken Queensland next week as his first official visit in his new role. The Prime Minister, who in his inaugural media conference as Prime Minister yesterday, cited the Drought as a priority, met today with deputy prime minister Michael … [Read more...]