Contaminated Strawberries

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The state health Department say their Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed … [Read more...]

Backlash to Schools Ag Funding Cut

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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has slammed the Government move to axe funding for a popular children’s agricultural education program in Queensland schools. She’s demanding that the funding be reinstated as a matter of priority. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to cut funding for ag education … [Read more...]

Second Headless Croc Carcass

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Police in North Queensland are investigating the discovery of a second decapitated croc. The discovery comes just weeks after a headless croc body was discovered on the banks of Lake Moondarra near Mt Isa. The latest, a four-metre headless carcass, has been found at the Herbert River near … [Read more...]

Trees’ Company

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced a new $20 million-dollar tree planting program aimed at growing a billion new plantation trees. The Federal Government says the move is aimed at ensuring Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry were better prepared for future … [Read more...]

Carmichael Coal Project on track

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Adani is now expected to begin construction work on its Carmichael Mine before Christmas Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is welcoming the news. He says The company’s new plan announced this week to essentially halve the length and capacity of rail line needed for the coal Project … [Read more...]

New Tourism Push for Outback Queensland

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A new tourism campaign encouraging travellers to discover the Queensland will be rolled out by Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Department of State Development and input from Sunlover Holidays, QantasLink and the Outback Queensland Tourism Association. The campaign aims to … [Read more...]

Another Blow to Ag Education

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The School to Industry Partnership Program, an education program designed to give Queensland children interested in a career in agriculture some insight, will see its state government funding cancelled at the end of this school year. The 14- year-old program had been attracting $181,000 in … [Read more...]

New take on Sepsis Awareness

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On World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division says the video series features four patients who have experienced … [Read more...]

Schools Set to Benefit from Container Refund Scheme

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Education Minister Grace Grace has committed $100,000 to support P&Cs Qld’s plans to roll-out the Container Refund Scheme (CRS) in Queensland state schools. Ms Grace made the announcement at the annual P&Cs Qld state conference in Brisbane today. “As many people would be aware, the … [Read more...]

Drought affected farmers urge rethink on land use laws

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AgForce is calling for a rethink on land use laws that have made it more complicated and difficult for farmers to feed their animals during times of drought. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says overnight vote in the Queensland Parliament which saw debate on the LNP Opposition's motion … [Read more...]