Life Without Plastic Bags

plastic shopping bags

The retail sector had committed to working with the State Government to help prepare Queenslanders for life without single-use, plastic shopping bags from mid-2018. Environment Minister Steven Miles says the National Retail Association will launch an awareness campaign to inform retailers of the … [Read more...]

Great Artesian Basin Moves Embraced

Barnaby and Littleproud

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Federal Government announcement of $8 million in top-up funding for water infrastructure improvements in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud made the announcement in … [Read more...]

Gasfields Commission Revamp

Queensland’s Gasfields

Queensland’s Gasfields Commission is set to be revamped to better serve landholders, communities during the next phase of gas development and production. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham says the proposed changes in legislation are part of a package of reforms recommended by an … [Read more...]

The Farm of the Future

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The nation's farmers and land managers can look forward to new pest animal and weed control technologies such as automated traps, thermal sensors and weed spraying robots, with 23 innovative projects to share in $10.5 million of Federal Government funding. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for … [Read more...]

The Bureaucrats Fence Around Cluster Fencing

Dingo Fencing Machine 1

Well, they have a job to do, don’t they? Those Bureaucrats. It seems that red tape is delaying the implementation of cluster fencing programmers and the Longreach Regional Council’s $18m Programme. According to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission these types of fences are … [Read more...]

Go the Bilby – Not the Bunny

easter bilby

Now it has been said that our State Member for Warrego Ann Leahy knows of the finer things in life and good taste, so when it comes to chocolate we should pay attention. She’s urging us all, this Easter, to step it up a notch and by pass the bunny to instead go the Bilby. “If you are buying … [Read more...]