Save Ag Education Program

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Queenslanders are being urged to help save a long-running children's agricultural education program facing the axe as a result of State Government funding cuts. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) had been operating since 2004 and engaged with more … [Read more...]

YeS – A Project for Schools


The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new education program, The YeS Project, encouraging young people and teachers to explore online issues including cyberbullying and image-based abuse, sparking important conversations and problem solving in students’ online and offline … [Read more...]

Now is Really the Time to Tidy

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Now is the time for us all to make an extra effort for Our Towns with the Keep Australia Beautiful Judges due to hit our region shortly. They’ll be casting their eyes and expertise around Our Towns as they size us up for the judging of the 2019 Queensland Tidy Towns Competition. Judges will … [Read more...]

Queensland Welcomes New Land Access Ombudsman

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Landholders and resource companies have a new avenue to resolve disputes over conduct and compensation agreements and make new agreements with the appointment of Queensland’s first Land Access Ombudsman. Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham says the LAO office would … [Read more...]

Contaminated Strawberries


The state health Department say their Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed … [Read more...]

Sports legend Comes to Town


Former Queensland State of Origin player Billy Moore will be visiting the Maranoa region for a series of FREE events with the ex-State of Origin player and now entrepreneur speaking in Surat, Mitchell, Wallumbilla and Injune / Bymount next month. Billy became part of the State of Origin team in … [Read more...]

Backlash to Schools Ag Funding Cut

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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has slammed the Government move to axe funding for a popular children’s agricultural education program in Queensland schools. She’s demanding that the funding be reinstated as a matter of priority. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to cut funding for ag education … [Read more...]

Proposed Maranoa Meatworks – A Step Closer


Maranoa Regional Council has this week, Council granted approval to seek a proposal and quotation to update Council’s Maranoa Meat Processing Facility pre-feasibility report. The move follows a 2016 study commissioned by the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to determine the best … [Read more...]

Trees’ Company

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced a new $20 million-dollar tree planting program aimed at growing a billion new plantation trees. The Federal Government says the move is aimed at ensuring Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry were better prepared for future … [Read more...]