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

huge solar farm 2

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...]

Funding Local Environmental Projects

Landcare volunteers

Community and landcare groups are being asked to step up and apply for the latest round of funding grants now available for restoration of local environments through local projects. Applications are now open for groups to share in the $5 million worth of grants, available under the National … [Read more...]

Science Not Politics the Key

regowth vegetation

AgForce is calling on the State Government to give its scientists the resources they need to examine how much vegetation is growing in Queensland not just how much is being cleared. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says current methods being used by government only tell a small piece of … [Read more...]

Basin Plan Disallowed

paraliament house canberra

CEO of the Murray Darling Basin Authority Phillip Glyde has expressed his disappointment at the greens inspired decision by Parliament to disallow amendments to the northern basin plan. Mr Glyde says MDBA stands by the Northern Basin review process, which he says is based on the best available … [Read more...]

Dodgy Science at Play Again

Menindee

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) says it stands by its rigorous and independent assessment of downstream impacts undertaken during the Northern Basin Review after criticism this week from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and The Australia Institute. MDBA claims the scenarios referred to by … [Read more...]