Spell Out the Ag. Impact

Low-Emissions

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has some key questions for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as the ALP reaffirms its commitment to a 2030 reduction in emissions of 45%. Mr Littleproud says Labor has not explained where those cuts would come from and in particular, how it plans to … [Read more...]

Rockets Fire in the West

Black Sky Aerospace

Westmar became the scene for a launch of Queensland into the space race with leading aerospace company Black Sky Aerospace successfully testing their Sighter190 rocket there this week. The Sighter190 research rocket is the first in Australia to catapult a commercial payload sky high. The … [Read more...]

#GrowForGood

where food comes from

It’s National Agriculture Day on 21 st of November- a day we should all stop to consider how agriculture makes the world a better place. Using incredible scientific advancements farmers feed more people, more sustainably with every passing year. As a result, the Australian community enjoys … [Read more...]

Telehealth Brings Drug Trials to The Regions

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An Australian-first partnership between North Queensland hospitals is bringing potentially life-saving cancer drug trials to rural patients. The tele-trial model is a breakthrough for regional and remote patients and will mean that for the first time all North Queenslanders will have access to … [Read more...]

QFF Renews Calls to Remove Stamp Duty

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland after the South Australian Government passed legislation to remove stamp duty on multi-peril crop insurance policies. QFF President Stuart Armitage says Queensland agriculture wants … [Read more...]

Should we tax red meat to save our health?

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“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey’s Term Extended

Honourable Paul de Jersey

Her Majesty the Queen has approved a two-year extension of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as Governor of Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says His Excellency had made a significant contribution to Queensland since he was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Queensland on … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program Announced

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$1.5 million in funding has been announced by the State Government to continue a veterans’ memorial program and for further funding to support veterans. Applications will open by the end of the month, with the first round to close on 10 March 2019. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is … [Read more...]