Farmers Ask When?


Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the ACC’S detailed report into power costs but asks the question-When will we see change? President Stuart Armitage says farmers want to know what is going to change and when they will see affordable energy prices. The Australian Competition and … [Read more...]

Pest & Weed Management gets a $9m. Kick Along


A new federal government boost for drought-affected areas of Queensland will see a federal injection of $9 million in available funding to help manage pest animals and weeds. The new funding is on top of $6.6 million announced in the recent federal budget to fight against established pests and … [Read more...]

$$$ For Local Shows

country show

Queensland’s 129 local shows will be able to ensure the rides keep thrilling and the show bags keep filling and the crowds keep milling, thanks to a $400,000 boost over three years from the State Government’s Show Societies Grants Program. The additional funding comes on top of the annual $2 … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Reduce Electricity Prices


The ACCC’s recommendations to significantly improve electricity affordability for consumers and businesses are out in the form of its final Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report. And it’s scathing of government and past government inactions and adds that policies associated with the … [Read more...]

First AgMAC Meeting Sets Agenda

State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner

A round table in Canberra yesterday for Ag organisations with Federal Minister David Littlproud and today it was State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner who had a turn. The State Minister hosted the inaugural meeting of the Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Council (AgMAC) in … [Read more...]

Drought Roundtable – A Good Step


Ag Force has congratulated Agriculture Minister David Littleproud for starting the process with the staging of the drought discussions with industry this week. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the roundtable meeting in Canberra has been a constructive step towards the development … [Read more...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall


The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

Discussions at Drought Round Table


Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says he has had constructive discussions with farm groups and banks around drought policy at a round table held this week. The key themes of the day were around drought preparedness and resilience, with discussion about how to best help farmers to ride … [Read more...]

It’s National De-Sexing Month

National De-sexing month

‘Not Again!”… That’s this years’ theme for National De-sexing Month and we’re all being asked to heed the message and act to prevent unwanted animal breeding. Animal Welfare League Qld’s National De-sexing Network Strategic Director Dr Joy Verrinder says once the cat breeding cycle starts, it … [Read more...]

‘Code of conduct’ the Key


A code of conduct for hosts and guests along with a limited number of “strikes and you’re out” policy will be central to Queensland’s response to short-term letting. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones says the industry reference group round table on short-term letting will now … [Read more...]