QFF Renews Calls to Remove Stamp Duty


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland after the South Australian Government passed legislation to remove stamp duty on multi-peril crop insurance policies. QFF President Stuart Armitage says Queensland agriculture wants … [Read more...]

Should we tax red meat to save our health?


“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

South-West Continues to Draw Gas Investment

Armour Energy

More gas development looms for the south-west, with Armour Energy and a Shell/Santos joint venture winning rights to explore more than 900 square kilometres of land near Surat. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says Armour had won a tender to explore 457 square kilometres of land 10 kilometre … [Read more...]

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey’s Term Extended

Honourable Paul de Jersey

Her Majesty the Queen has approved a two-year extension of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as Governor of Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says His Excellency had made a significant contribution to Queensland since he was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Queensland on … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program Announced


$1.5 million in funding has been announced by the State Government to continue a veterans’ memorial program and for further funding to support veterans. Applications will open by the end of the month, with the first round to close on 10 March 2019. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is … [Read more...]

Drought Relief for Stock Water Usage


Maranoa Regional Council is expanding its discounted water usage for rural residents to include the use for watering of stock, in the Maranoa region. Council says that stock watering will be charged at $1.50 per kilolitre and the maximum amount of water to be taken for stock watering is 200kL … [Read more...]

2019-Tech Pain Eases for Students


Key on line services for rural and remote school students and their families will, from 2019, no longer form part of monthly data allowances on the Sky Muster satellite broadband services. The new wholesale plans won’t count the use of monthly data allowance towards essential internet services … [Read more...]

Next Gen of Ag Leaders

AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum

Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will be recognised at the upcoming AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum in Brisbane, which will showcase agri-technology and investment in Queensland agriculture. This year’s AgFutures 2018 event would coincide with … [Read more...]

South West: Chief Health Officer’s report


A new health report shows the South West has among the highest average childhood immunisation rates in the state and the most active kids. The 2018 Chief Health Officer’s report found 97 % of five-year-olds in the South West were fully immunised in 2017, compared to 94 per cent for … [Read more...]