Police Launch Road Safety Winter Blitz

Driver Phone use

Drivers distracted by mobile phones will be the key target with police today launching its Winter School Holidays traffic blitz across the region. QPS’ Road Policing Command says the three-week campaign, Operation Cold Snap 2017 will see a bigger Police presence on our roads and they’ll be tough … [Read more...]

Quad Bikes Recall

polrais quad bike

Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

Power Price Pain Continues to Grow

power and cane

Canegrowers are the latest primary producers to join the swelling chorus of industry howling down the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) latest electricity prices for irrigated agriculture. The price jump is up to 5.1% and Canegrowers CEO Dan Gallgan says enough is enough. ‘This will do … [Read more...]

$34 million more for Local Councils.

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North Queensland councils will recive an extra $34 million over two years allocated through the Works for Queensland Program. Every council in the region will benefit with additional funds allocated to: • Charters Towers Regional Council – $2.84 million over two years • Townsville City Council … [Read more...]

The Need for Speed

internet speed

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is calling on residents to volunteer to be part of a new program that will measure and compare broadband speeds across the region. The Nation-Wide program will install hardware-based devices in around 4,000 households over four years. These … [Read more...]

QFF – Budget Critical


The Queensland Farmers Federation says the State Governments’’ 2017-18 Budget falls disappointingly falls short of delivering upon the hype. President Stuart Armitage says Queensland’s agricultural sector is unanimously underwhelmed with a Budget that lacks vision and overlooks the importance … [Read more...]

Cattle Producers Win

Johne's disease

Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne's disease. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss says many producers were only … [Read more...]