Eradication Program Rounds Up Weeds

weed eradication

Biosecurity Queensland’s war on weeds has chalked up a significant victory with 21 species of high-risk weeds having been eradicated from around the state. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says Biosecurity Queensland officers, working in close partnership … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Reduce Electricity Prices


The ACCC’s recommendations to significantly improve electricity affordability for consumers and businesses are out in the form of its final Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report. And it’s scathing of government and past government inactions and adds that policies associated with the … [Read more...]

Discussions at Drought Round Table


Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says he has had constructive discussions with farm groups and banks around drought policy at a round table held this week. The key themes of the day were around drought preparedness and resilience, with discussion about how to best help farmers to ride … [Read more...]

Federal Labor Land Laws Loom

Red tape

As Queensland farmers continue to deal with the State Labor’s vegetation management laws, AgForce is turning additional attention to planned Federal Labor plans. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin has spoken with South East Queensland farmers at the weekend and the organisation has manned booths in the … [Read more...]

MDBA 2018-2019 Priorities


Maintaining the Murray–Darling Basin's rivers and wetlands through dry conditions will be a main priority for watering in 2018-19. Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Acting General Manager Science and Evaluation, Dr Matt Coleman, says water managers will aim to bank the progress made in … [Read more...]

MDBA Sets Out the Work


The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has published the Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact, which sets out an agreed workplan for governments and the MDBA. The Ministerial Council agreed at its December 2017 meeting to develop a Compliance Compact as one of the key recommendations from … [Read more...]

Renewables Don’t Dent Coal


Despite claims from renewable energy advocates, the world is sticking with coal as the preferred fuel of choice for power generation. While green advocates would have us believe the fossil fuel is dead, coal sales are booming with BP analysis show shows that over the past 20 years renewable … [Read more...]