New Tourism Push for Outback Queensland

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A new tourism campaign encouraging travellers to discover the Queensland will be rolled out by Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Department of State Development and input from Sunlover Holidays, QantasLink and the Outback Queensland Tourism Association. The campaign aims to … [Read more...]

Another Blow to Ag Education

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The School to Industry Partnership Program, an education program designed to give Queensland children interested in a career in agriculture some insight, will see its state government funding cancelled at the end of this school year. The 14- year-old program had been attracting $181,000 in … [Read more...]

New take on Sepsis Awareness

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On World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division says the video series features four patients who have experienced … [Read more...]

Foot on The Gas

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Brisbane’s Armour Energy is the latest player to join Queensland’s potential domestic market gas suppliers after being awarded an authority to prospect for gas for the domestic market only in the Surat Basin. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says the ATP meant Armour Energy could now seek out gas … [Read more...]

Queensland pulses with new chickpea variety

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A new variety of chickpea launched today in Emerald is set to further boost Queensland’s chickpea industry. Acting Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Anthony Lynham says the new ‘PBA Drummond’ chickpea variety was destined to become synonymous with Central Queensland. “PBA … [Read more...]

Regional Rail Fail Hits Drought Affected Towns

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State Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar has come out swinging today over the proposed closure of Aurizon’s Longreach facility which he says will cripple Western Queensland rail freight services. “Earlier this year workers at the Longreach facility were visited by an Aurizon executive. He told … [Read more...]

A Saturday Knock on the Door – Could Save a life

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) staff and volunteers will be among thousands of emergency services personnel door-knocking homes across Queensland this Saturday (September 15), with a collective goal of building community resilience. Operation Knock Knock kicks off this weekend … [Read more...]

Youth Justice – What Do You Think?

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In the wake of the recommendations of the Atkinson Report into Youth Justice in Queensland the Government is seeking community feedback. The broad community consultation will play a key role in the finalisation of a new the Youth Justice Strategy. The key findings of the report were that … [Read more...]

Schools Set to Benefit from Container Refund Scheme

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Education Minister Grace Grace has committed $100,000 to support P&Cs Qld’s plans to roll-out the Container Refund Scheme (CRS) in Queensland state schools. Ms Grace made the announcement at the annual P&Cs Qld state conference in Brisbane today. “As many people would be aware, the … [Read more...]

Major Drug Ring Shut Down

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Police officers from Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) say they have closed a major drug network in South West Queensland. Operation Barracuda was coordinated by Warwick CIB and conducted with the assistance of Stanthorpe CIB, Goondiwindi CIB, Toowoomba CIB, Tactical Crime Squad … [Read more...]