NQ Councils Appoint New Chair

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The five-member councils of the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQROC) has appointed, Burdekin Mayor Lyn McLaughlin as the new chair of the organisation. Councillor McLaughlin takes the reins from Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and says she is looking forward to her role. The … [Read more...]

Unfair Licencing Charges in the Spotlight

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Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar and Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki have toured Western Queensland pubs this week to discuss the unfair commercial hotel licencing rates charged to small Western Queensland pubs. While Western Queensland was struggling under seven years of unending … [Read more...]

Queensland AgTech Targets Drought Resistance

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A Queensland start-up that’s developed plant-breeding technology that could make many of the world’s crops drought and virus resistant has received backing from the State Government to rapidly progress its technology to export overseas. Nexgen Plants recently received approval by US government … [Read more...]

Prepare for The Weeks Ahead

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A recent run of wildfires right across the State has prompted Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford to remind Queenslanders to be on alert and ensure they have prepared their properties. Mr Crawford says the state is in the grip of a brutal bushfire season and several recent … [Read more...]

AgForce to Transition to New Leadership Team

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AgForce Queensland will transition to a new leadership team later this year with South Burnett cattle producer Georgie Somerset to become the new General President after Grant Maudsley chose not to re-nominate for the position following four years in the top job. The changeover will take effect … [Read more...]

Mental Health Support Welcomed

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AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Premier's announcement of funding for mental health and financial counselling services in drought-affected communities. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says drought declared and the prolonged nature of the drought is taking an enormous financial, emotional and … [Read more...]

New Donors – More Cash

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More than $525,000 in grants are available from The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal for rural, regional and remote communities to address local community priorities. The organisation says the generous support from more than 15 partners, including new or returning donors Australia … [Read more...]