Watch Out for Dodgy Portable Gas Cookers

Active & Co and Jackeroo brand cookers

A new warning has been issued about more potentially dangerous “lunchbox” gas cookers as Queenslanders head off on holidays. Active & Co and Jackeroo brand portable single burner butane stoves sold at Kmart between December 2015 and April this year have been recalled by the Australian … [Read more...]

North West Regions GET $$$

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The next round of funds from the State Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program have been released and regions across the North West are picking up $15.25 million investment for community infrastructure. Projects funded include: • Mount Isa City Council will receive $2.91 … [Read more...]

Time to Shine for Rural Women

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Queensland women in agriculture are encouraged to enter the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award, for a chance to win a $10,000 project bursary. Queensland Department of Agriculture Director-general Dr Beth Woods says the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is right behind the Awards … [Read more...]

Stay water safe these School Holidays


Pulling out the Boat for the school holidays at any time? If so Police are asking one simple question - Do you know how to use your safety equipment? Senior Sergeant Thiry says with a large number of different brands and types of safety equipment now available to boat owners, it is important … [Read more...]

Scam alert – ATO impersonation scam

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Police have received a large volume of calls from the public regarding a phone scam involving intimidation and threats of arrest. The ‘ATO impersonation scam’ involves members of the community receiving a phone call from the Australian Federal Police stating a warrant has been taken out for their … [Read more...]

AgForce welcomes report into Defence impact


AgForce has welcomed the release of a Senate report recommending the Defence Department improve its communication processes in the wake of a land grab saga that caused enormous heartache for Queensland farming families. The Senate inquiry report followed a now abandoned proposal for the … [Read more...]

Investigation into Cross-Border Waste Transport Opens


The independent investigation into the cross-border transport of waste to Queensland landfills is open for public submissions. Retired Supreme Court Judge, The Honourable Peter Lyons QC will lead the investigation following a roundtable last month chaired by the Premier and Environment Minister … [Read more...]