Overwhelming Response to Renting Consultation

rental contract

In just two and a half weeks, more than 29,000 Queenslanders have had their say on renting a place to live. Minister for Housing Mick de Brenni says the response to the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation had to date been overwhelming. “By bringing everybody together we can find … [Read more...]

Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

SIPP Agforce

“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...]

P&Cs Qld Backs Cyberbullying Moves

Cyber Bullying

P&Cs Qld has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that all 29 recommendations of the report had been accepted and $3.5 million would be committed towards tackling the issue. President Gayle Walters, herself a member of the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce says parents, students and … [Read more...]

Queenslanders Urged to Support Yellow Ribbon Day

yellow ribbon day2

Today, we’re being urged to show their support for Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers in Our Towns. It’s Yellow Ribbon Day-The Day we can recognise the commitment and applaud the efforts of these volunteers by wearing a yellow ribbon. Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland (RFBAQ) general … [Read more...]

A Publicity Stunt – The Minister Thinks So

Coles 10c litre milk

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...]

40 years of Helicopter Rescue Service

RACQ Life Flight

There’s little doubt that LifeFlight provides one of Queensland’s most important services - At any time of the day or night, at least three LifeFlight doctors are in the air somewhere. The organisation celebrated its 40th anniversary and 25 years of RACQ sponsorship at the weekend. Premier … [Read more...]

New Round of Heritage Grants Open

Heritage-Grants-Open

Owners of heritage-listed places in Queensland, and not-for-profit organisations that manage such places, can now apply for the third round of heritage conservation grants. Valued at $950,000, this latest funding package is part of the $12 million Community Sustainability Action Grants Program, … [Read more...]

Education is Key in Crocodile Country

Crocodile

It’s working - That’s the word from Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch who says the Government’s Crocwise education program is proving vital in keeping Queenslanders safe near waterways in crocodile country. The Minister says figures show more people are becoming … [Read more...]