Something Fishy About This

fish stocking

Recreational fishers throughout Queensland are set to reap the benefits of more than three million fish to be stocked in Queensland dams and weirs over the coming year. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne says almost $800,000 would be reinvested back into the Queensland Government’s … [Read more...]

South-West – We Do Wombats Well

Wombat

A south-west Queensland nature refuge is celebrating the arrival of the first endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat joey in the state in five years. The wombat joey emerged from its mother’s pouch at the Richard Underwood Nature Refuge near St George to the delight of staff and … [Read more...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

mining rehabilitation

A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

ACCC 2015-16 Water Monitoring Report

water report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its seventh annual Water Monitoring Report, covering 2015-16, and says it shows the effects of structural changes in the Murray-Darling Basin. ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes says this year’s report highlights that operators and … [Read more...]

New Guide for Weed Reduction

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A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. AgForce weeds committee chair Ivan Naggs says demand for fodder had skyrocketed as a result of the ongoing drought, and it was important … [Read more...]

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...]