Long Paddock Revamp

The long paddock

Queensland farmers will have better access to climate data to help them make decisions about their properties, following updates to the Long Paddock website. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner says the upgrades are all about aiming to improve drought preparedness and … [Read more...]

Funding Local Environmental Projects

Landcare volunteers

Community and landcare groups are being asked to step up and apply for the latest round of funding grants now available for restoration of local environments through local projects. Applications are now open for groups to share in the $5 million worth of grants, available under the National … [Read more...]

Both Brain Barrels for Flying Foxes

flying foxes

Charters Towers Regional Council and the State Government are loading up the brains armoury in an effort to solve the bat invasion issue. Charters Towers Regional Council is establishing a Flying Fox Advisory Group to investigate future strategies to avoid Flying Fox Invasions into Our Towns … [Read more...]

Crocodile Rock This Christmas


In what’s being hailed as one of the most bizarre Christmas messages ever, new Environment Minister Leanne Enoch wants the people of North Queensland to play nicely with crocodiles this year. She has asked boaties, fishers and people camping near waterways in northern Queensland croc country … [Read more...]

Killer bats hold Charters Towers hostage

flying foxes

Federal member Bob Katter says the Premier of Queensland needs to understand that this time he’s very serious. Mr Katter says he is in legal discussions about prosecuting the Qld Premier and Health Minister on the first available illness case, that is likely to fall from the current bat … [Read more...]