Our Local Queens’ Baton Bearers Announced


After a selection process that began over 6 months ago, the lucky locals who will carry the Commonwealth Games 2018 Queens’ Relay Baton through the streets of Our Towns have been announced. They join with 3,800 other Australians who will carry through their towns and cities the precious Baton … [Read more...]

Don’t Hang Around After a Snake Bite


The long held belief that about the importance of identifying the colour and type of snake following a bite has been overturned by new research conducted by the RFDS. The new study has the organization back flipping on its long-standing advice because it says recent advances in medication … [Read more...]

KAP Calls for Urgent Action on Crocodiles

Robbie Katter

Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth has joined with KAP State Leader Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter to call for urgent action from both sides of parliament to support the KAP Safer Waterways Bill. Mr Knuth says it is time Queenslanders can have the tools they need to reduce crocodile … [Read more...]

No White Spot Virus Found in Latest Tests


The latest extensive state-wide testing of thousands of prawns and crabs for the virus that causes white spot disease indicates the virus has not spread to other parts of Queensland and may not be established in Moreton Bay. Acting Fisheries Minister Anthony Lynham says the negative results were … [Read more...]

Power Companies surge support for SES


State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers around the state will be better equipped to assist the community with Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) and Powerlink today announcing they will extend a partnership with the Queensland SES for another 12 months through the Energizing Qld SES Equipment … [Read more...]

The Hunt for Gas Grows


More than 19,000 square km of Queensland will be released for exploration and to identify new-age minerals needed for the next technology and renewables boom. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham today released the Annual Exploration Program for 2017-18, including thousands of … [Read more...]

Gun Laws Tightened

farmers and guns

Gun laws in Queensland have been strengthened after a disallowance motion brought by the Katter’s Australian Party to halt the Weapons Legislation (Lever Action Shotguns) Amendment Regulation 2017 was voted down in State Parliament. Lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of up to five … [Read more...]