Think of Your Furry Family Members

Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

With the long weekend upon us and hot hot weather we’re being urged to think beyond ‘self’ and include pets in our planning. Acting Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development Leeanne Enoch says with Queensland expected to have some of the hottest days on … [Read more...]

Stay water safe these School Holidays


Pulling out the Boat for the school holidays at any time? If so Police are asking one simple question - Do you know how to use your safety equipment? Senior Sergeant Thiry says with a large number of different brands and types of safety equipment now available to boat owners, it is important … [Read more...]

Dog Control a Priority

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Maranoa Regional Council has begun its 2017/18 ‘blitz’ on dog control. Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Community Safety says Council is dedicated to improving dog control across the region. Councillor Chandler says the program highlights include funding for five animal control / … [Read more...]

A Warning to Dog Owners – Restrain Your Pets

stray dogs

There have been 13 dog attacks cross Maranoa region in as many weeks, Council says enough is enough. Maranoa dog owners are being told to take responsibility for their animals or face heavy penalties – dogs must be kept under control at all times. Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for … [Read more...]

Is Council Barking Up the Right Tree?


Well on this one for Roma - Council Wants your thoughts… Would you like a designated place close-by to let your dog off the leash to run, play and socialize? Council is seeking feedback from the Roma community to see whether there is any support for an off-leash dog park in Roma. A possible … [Read more...]

Pet Owners on Notice


As the region swelters through some of the hottest weather on record, and in the wake of the death this week of a working Police dog from heat stress, the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) are warning owners that current summer heat is taking a toll on dog. At most risk are some … [Read more...]

Transport Minister Resigns

stirling hinchcliffe

Minister for Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe has resigned from the ministry. His resignation follows the South-East Queensland train Roster debarkle which saw mass disruptions to rail services throughout the South East since late last year. Mr Hinchliffe … [Read more...]

No Place Here for Puppy Farms

malnourished dog

The discovery of malnourished dogs, some in need of urgent veterinary care, at a remote rural property near Goondiwindi, has firmed the State Government stance on puppy farms. Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says there’s no place in Queensland for cruel and unethical exploitation of dogs for … [Read more...]