Extreme Weather & Asthma


Asthma Australia has launched a new campaign that is offering support and information to Australians to Breathe Better in Extreme Weather, recognising the impact severe weather can have on people with asthma. By following six key steps, The Breathe Better in Extreme Weather campaign highlights … [Read more...]

Stay Vigilant – High Temps Coming Our Way


Maranoa Regional Council has issued a reminder to all residents and visitors this afternoon asking all to please stay vigilant over the weekend regarding fires. With temperatures expected to reach 42 degrees Celsius on Sunday and dry winds to continue over the weekend, conditions are very … [Read more...]

‘Ho, Ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys


The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018. OFT is pleased with the level of compliance and understanding of product safety laws shown by most stores. Of the 4,968 toy lines inspected state-wide, … [Read more...]

Dangerous Fire Conditions Forecast for the Maranoa


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has forecast an unprecedented multi-day event with the potential for dangerous fire weather conditions for the Maranoa region. Very dusty, dry westerly winds combined with hot conditions, have resulted in dangerous fire conditions. If a fire … [Read more...]

Maranoa Regional Council Meeting


Maranoa Regional Council has met this week. Here are the highlights. Annual Pool Safety Campaign To promote the importance of swimming pool safety and encourage compliance, Council will offer residents free pool safety inspections during the months of December 2018 and January 2019. Kids on … [Read more...]

Prepare for Extreme Weather


Health authorities are warning Queenslanders across all regions of the state to be on alert, as the extreme weather events sweep in. Queensland Health has stood up the State Health Emergency Contact Centre and activated the State-wide Heatwave Response Plan. Queensland Acting Chief Health … [Read more...]

A Quiet Green Light

china stone mine

A new mega-mine worth $ 7 Billion has been green lighted by the State Government for the Galilee Basin. In a move that failed to produce even a media release the Minister Queensland’s independent Co-ordinator-General has approved MacMines Austasia Pty Ltd.’s proposal to construct and operate … [Read more...]

Spell Out the Ag. Impact


Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has some key questions for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as the ALP reaffirms its commitment to a 2030 reduction in emissions of 45%. Mr Littleproud says Labor has not explained where those cuts would come from and in particular, how it plans to … [Read more...]