Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

Improved Mobile Coverage


Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch is crowing about enhanced mobile phone coverage with 39 4G small cells to be installed over the next year across the state. Ms Enoch says the 4G cells are among up to 50 secured through the Queensland Government’s co-funding … [Read more...]

Police Urge Vigilance

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Police are warning of the resurgence of a scam targeting Queensland residents which has resulted in a Queensland victim losing $20,000. The scam involves a call to the resident’s home telephone from a telecommunications provider. The caller appears very demanding, advising the resident their … [Read more...]

AgForce CEO Charles Burke to step down

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Charles Burke, Chief Executive Officer of AgForce is to step down. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says Mr Burke leaves the position in August after almost five years at the helm of the peak rural industry organization. Mr Maudsley has thanked Mr Burke for his invaluable service, … [Read more...]

Commonsense Decision on NT cattle movements

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Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne's Disease and AgForce is pleased. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss welcomed the "commonsense … [Read more...]

Have A say on the Region’s Future


The North Queensland Regional Plan, which will guide our region over the next 25 years, is being pulled together and locals are being asked to have key input. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke wants to hear from us. “The plan will bring together Charters … [Read more...]

Lung Test Crackdown


Queensland’s 30,000 coal miners will have world-class lung function tests by the end of the year as the government moves to intorduce reform to tackle black lung disease. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says new accreditation standards for facilities and training standards for … [Read more...]

Spread the Facts, Not the Flu

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Queensland Health is urging Queenslanders to get serious about protecting themselves, their loved ones and anyone else they come into contact with against the flu. The ‘Spread the facts, not the flu’ campaign, has been launched this week across the regions and Queensland’s Acting Chief Health … [Read more...]

Life Without Plastic Bags

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The retail sector had committed to working with the State Government to help prepare Queenslanders for life without single-use, plastic shopping bags from mid-2018. Environment Minister Steven Miles says the National Retail Association will launch an awareness campaign to inform retailers of the … [Read more...]