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...]

Acting Ministerial Arrangements

Mark Bailey MP

Two Ministers will share responsibilities for Energy, Water Supply, Biofuels, Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports following the Premiers’ decision to stand Mark Bailey side as a Minister overnight. Treasurer, Trade and Investment Minister Curtis Pitt will also be Acting Minister for Energy, … [Read more...]

New D/V Funding Boost

domestic-violence-support

Women and children affected by domestic and family violence in the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs and Toowoomba Regional Council areas will have access to new domestic and family violence support services. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman … [Read more...]

Toowoomba Shooting Sequel

police lights

A 23-year-old man will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today facing charges in the wake of that shooting at Rangeville on Wednesday morning. His arrest follows a dramatic Police chase through the streets of Toowoomba. The man is charged with attempted murder, possession of a category … [Read more...]

A Call to Action

truck Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Final submissions are being called for the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper with the Federal government saying stakeholder input is essential to ensure the nation can best take advantage of the growing freight task. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren … [Read more...]

Weapons and Drugs Discovered

AK-47 rounds

A 70- year-old man and five others have been charged with a raft of offences following a series of raids in the Tara, Condamine, Miles and Wandoan areas in the past week. The charges relate to the discovery of thousands of AK-47 rounds, a cache of unregistered weapons and dangerous drugs. The … [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...]

Mental Health Support – Now Available 24/7

Mental health support

Mental health support is now just a phone call away for South West residents through an all-hours phone line. South West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says a statewide support service was available by phoning 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255). “This free … [Read more...]