Drought Roundtable – A Good Step


Ag Force has congratulated Agriculture Minister David Littleproud for starting the process with the staging of the drought discussions with industry this week. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the roundtable meeting in Canberra has been a constructive step towards the development … [Read more...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall


The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

Discussions at Drought Round Table


Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says he has had constructive discussions with farm groups and banks around drought policy at a round table held this week. The key themes of the day were around drought preparedness and resilience, with discussion about how to best help farmers to ride … [Read more...]

It’s National De-Sexing Month

National De-sexing month

‘Not Again!”… That’s this years’ theme for National De-sexing Month and we’re all being asked to heed the message and act to prevent unwanted animal breeding. Animal Welfare League Qld’s National De-sexing Network Strategic Director Dr Joy Verrinder says once the cat breeding cycle starts, it … [Read more...]

‘Code of conduct’ the Key


A code of conduct for hosts and guests along with a limited number of “strikes and you’re out” policy will be central to Queensland’s response to short-term letting. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones says the industry reference group round table on short-term letting will now … [Read more...]

Grants Open in NAIDOC Week

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During 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups throughout Queensland are being encouraged to apply for a share of $500,000 in State funding. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch has opened applications for the 2018-19 Looking after Country Grants Program – the … [Read more...]

Tourism Helps Drive Queensland’s Economy

Southern Queensland Country

Tourism has solidified its position as a pillar of Queensland’s economy according to new data released today that shows the industry now employs nearly 220,000 people and generates more than $25 billion for the state. Tourism Research Australia’s 2016-2017 data revealed more than 2 % growth in … [Read more...]

QRRRWN is Hunting for Strong Women

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Nominations for the QRRRWN Strong Women in Leadership Awards close very soon and Board Director, Davida Melksham, is calling for more nominations. “Traditionally, many nominations come flooding in the day before and the day of the closing date for nominations, to ensure that your nomination … [Read more...]

Three-year Licensing for Racing Trainers


Queensland’s thoroughbred, harness and greyhound trainers are set to benefit from an improved licensing system which will deliver three-year licensing and online licence renewal. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says the changes from the previous annual licensing system were a win for … [Read more...]

Shearing Away to A Future

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It’s a novel approach… But ONE that is paying dividends for local youth…It’s sheep shearing. Police Liaison Officer (PLO) Laurie Bateman works in Cunnamulla assisting local police officers with community and cultural engagements to foster co-operation and understanding. Three years ago, PLO … [Read more...]