NSW Police Call for Qld Help

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Police investigating the suspected murder of New England man Darren Royce Willis in 2010 are appealing for public assistance to help locate a ute believed to be linked to his disappearance. Strike Force Barca was formed by officers from New England Police District to investigate Mr Willis’ … [Read more...]

AgForce Praise Army Efforts

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The Federal Government's commitment of Australian Defence Force resources to the AgForce-led Emergency Fodder Drop initiative has been warmly welcomed by the group and they say it’s a vital move to save thousands of head of cattle isolated and distressed by the devastating floods in north … [Read more...]

Further Disaster Assistance

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The North Queensland monsoon trough continues to cause major and widespread flooding across parts of the state, prompting the further expansion of disaster assistance for the impacted local government areas of Carpentaria, Mornington, Winton and Yarrabah. Assistance is being provided through the … [Read more...]

Emergency Hardship Grants Flowing

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Almost $1.2 million has now been distributed by the State Government to residents across North and Far North Queensland who have been affected by devastating flooding, to help them cover the costs of essential items such as food, clothing and medication. Communities Minister Coralee O’Rourke … [Read more...]

“Too Much Rain” Crisis Team Established

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The potential for catastrophe across a large proportion of the cattle industry has seen AgForce establish a crisis management team to ensure flood and rain affected producers receive the support they need. The immediate focus for many is for fodder to be airlifted to isolated cattle, many of … [Read more...]

A Call for Bipartisan Approach to Banking Reform 

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AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the extraordinary weather events being experienced across Queensland, underlines the importance of banking reform. Mr Guerin says AgForce is fully supportive of the underlying intent of many of the Banking Royal Commission recommendations to ensure banks involved … [Read more...]

More Mineral Exploration

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More land is being unlocked across Queensland to identify the next generation of resources projects and future jobs. The Government has announced the successful tenderers for minerals and coal tenders in the state’s world-leading North West Minerals Province and the Bowen and Surat … [Read more...]

Severe Weather Warning Not going Anywhere Soon

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The Weather Bureaus’ severe Rainfall remains in place today for parts of the region and extends to North West and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands. And they say there’s the likelihood of … [Read more...]

CASA Upsets the Angels

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority's move to introduce a new minimum safety standard for community service flights has regional and rural communities up in arms as they’re set to impact on the services of Angel Flight Australia. The move has been described as gross discrimination against rural … [Read more...]