Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years

ANZAC-Day-2

It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]

Roadworks to Kick Off

Kennedy Development Road

Construction is likely to start in the next couple of months on four projects that will see upgrades for the Kennedy Development Road and Flinders Highway. The $95 Million worth of work will include $50m to progressively seal the Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd – Hughenden), $25m to upgrade … [Read more...]

A Call for More Foster Carers

foster carer campaign-message

A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]

QFF Encourages a Money Saver

tractor planting

Queensland farmers are being encouraged to sign up the Agricultural Tariff Trial to get a better understanding of their electricity usage and to save money on their electricity bill. Any farmers located in the Ergon Energy area can join the trial, with registrations closing Tuesday,2 May. The … [Read more...]

Buy Smart to Win

Buy Smart Competition

As Term Two gets underway in Queensland, the State Government is reminding school teachers, parents and students about the annual Buy Smart Competition. The competition offers students and schools the chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of cash prizes. The competition was launched in … [Read more...]

Re-born copper mine gains red tape reduction

Capricorn Copper Mine

A revived copper mine has gained special status to cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in north-west Queensland. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham has granted prescribed project status to the $152 million project to refurbish and re-open Capricorn Copper Mine, 125km north of … [Read more...]

Katter Fires Up on Gas

gas exports

17% of gas output in Queensland is owned by Chinese companies and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the time has come for Federal Parliament to act. “We will be moving yet again in the Parliament for a Reserve Resource Policy. The producers can give 0.5 percent of their production to Australia, … [Read more...]