World Water Day & the MDBA

World-Water-Day (1)

Scientists working at more than 30 research institutions are contributing every day to improving the delivery of the Basin Plan, that's the message from the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) for World Water Day. MDBA Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Fury Builds

Palaszczuk Government

Queensland farmers' fury is building over the impact harsh new vegetation management laws will have on food production and the "rushed and ridiculous" way the proposed laws are being rammed through. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the public hearing schedule for the Parliamentary … [Read more...]

Engaging the Regions with MDBA


The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is reinforcing its commitment to work with Basin communities by making the Regional Engagement Officer network a permanent feature. MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde, says the pilot program, which had employed six officers across the Basin, had been … [Read more...]

Flawed Laws Create Farmer Anger

'Healthy Environment, Healthy Agriculture

Flawed vegetation management laws re-introduced into the Queensland Parliament won't deliver the best outcomes for the environment, will make it harder for farmers to produce food and will shut down new agricultural development, AgForce has warned. General President Grant Maudsley says … [Read more...]

Qld Opens Land for Gas

Central Petroleum

Two local producers have won the latest domestic supply only tender for more gas to feed the Australian Market. Two junior producers - Central Petroleum and Armour Energy - will start exploring for more gas to develop on a total of almost another 400 ha just north of the townships of Miles and … [Read more...]

One Solar Bitten – Twice Shy

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Like Lightning - Solar Farms on prime agricultural land won’t be able to strike twice in the Central Highlands with the Regional Council giving the land devouring power source the flick. Mayor Kerry Hayes says the region has one such farm approved and that he says is being set to be established … [Read more...]

Long Paddock Revamp

The long paddock

Queensland farmers will have better access to climate data to help them make decisions about their properties, following updates to the Long Paddock website. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner says the upgrades are all about aiming to improve drought preparedness and … [Read more...]