$17 million For Drought-Stricken Communities

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The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has extended and expanded its Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program to provide support to drought-affected communities across the country over the next three years. FRRR’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, says that from today, community … [Read more...]

Farmers Welcome Improved Water Access

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QFF has welcomed new laws passed by the Queensland Government allowing the temporary release of water reserved for future infrastructure including dams and weirs to provide opportunistic supply. QFF President Stuart Armitage says the changes would ensure farmers would be able to make use of … [Read more...]

AgForce Not Impressed

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Statements made by State Agriculture Minister mark Furner last week in State Parliament have drawn the ire AgForce. The Minister’s claims to the House that the popular school agricultural program that reaches over 10,000 Queensland students a year is “no longer relevant” have been slammed by … [Read more...]

Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

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“No Longer Relevant” is the reason Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has given this week in State Parliament behind the cut to a popular school-based agriculture program. The AG Force run SIPP program is set to be cut from schools across the State from next year by the Queensland … [Read more...]

A Publicity Stunt – The Minister Thinks So

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has joined the growing queue of critics to the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund-, saying it’s nothing more than a farce. The Minister says the Coles 10c/litre ‘milk levy’ and the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund supplies no guarantee the money raised will … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Funds a boost

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AgForce has welcomed the opening of applications for the next round of wild dog exclusion fencing funding, and urged the Queensland Government to ensure the money gets out on the ground as soon as possible. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the continued Federal and State Government … [Read more...]

Minister Weighs in on Glyphosate

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Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, says the science showed the popular farm pesticide could be used safely saying the weight of the objective scientific evidence shows when used in accordance with label instructions, glyphosate can be used safely. Mr Littleproud’s comments follow … [Read more...]

Katter Call – “Tackle Burning Issues”

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says it’s time for the e “burning issues” within Australia’s banking and finance sector to be squarely addressed. He’s calling for the establishment of a reconstruction board, so that the issues that aren’t being tackled by the Banking Royal … [Read more...]