Pest & Weed Management gets a $9m. Kick Along


A new federal government boost for drought-affected areas of Queensland will see a federal injection of $9 million in available funding to help manage pest animals and weeds. The new funding is on top of $6.6 million announced in the recent federal budget to fight against established pests and … [Read more...]

$$$ For Local Shows

Roma Show rides

Queensland’s 129 local shows will be able to ensure the rides keep thrilling and the show bags keep filling and the crowds keep milling, thanks to a $400,000 boost over three years from the State Government’s Show Societies Grants Program. The additional funding comes on top of the annual $2 … [Read more...]

SRR Funding Announced

Small Grants for Rural Communities

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has announced 104 recipients will share in $425,057 in grants of up to $5,000 in Round 33 of their flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program. Recipients include: • Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network Inc, … [Read more...]

New Ultrasound for Injune after Cunnamulla Trial

Ultrasound Injune (002)

A new ultrasound machine has been delivered to the Injune Multipurpose Health Service as part of a program to give local doctors improved emergency assessment tools. South West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Linda Patat says the new $60,000 ultrasound was part of a health … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Reduce Electricity Prices


The ACCC’s recommendations to significantly improve electricity affordability for consumers and businesses are out in the form of its final Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report. And it’s scathing of government and past government inactions and adds that policies associated with the … [Read more...]

First AgMAC Meeting Sets Agenda

State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner

A round table in Canberra yesterday for Ag organisations with Federal Minister David Littlproud and today it was State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner who had a turn. The State Minister hosted the inaugural meeting of the Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Council (AgMAC) in … [Read more...]

Drought Roundtable – A Good Step


Ag Force has congratulated Agriculture Minister David Littleproud for starting the process with the staging of the drought discussions with industry this week. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the roundtable meeting in Canberra has been a constructive step towards the development … [Read more...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall


The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

It’s National De-Sexing Month

National De-sexing month

Maranoa Regional Council is urging all pet owners to heed the messages of National De-sexing month and act to prevent unwanted breeding of animals. Last year, approximately 252 animals were collected as strays or surrendered to Maranoa Regional Council’s Impound Facility alone. Councillor … [Read more...]

‘Code of conduct’ the Key


A code of conduct for hosts and guests along with a limited number of “strikes and you’re out” policy will be central to Queensland’s response to short-term letting. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones says the industry reference group round table on short-term letting will now … [Read more...]