Flawed Laws Create Farmer Anger

'Healthy Environment, Healthy Agriculture

Flawed vegetation management laws re-introduced into the Queensland Parliament won't deliver the best outcomes for the environment, will make it harder for farmers to produce food and will shut down new agricultural development, AgForce has warned. General President Grant Maudsley says … [Read more...]

Funding approved for Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade


The Australian Government has signed off on more than $400 million to upgrade and improve the flood immunity of 14km of the Bruce Highway, including three major watercourses. The Queensland Government is contributing more than $100 million to project, improving flood immunity, safety and … [Read more...]

Off to Vote – AGAIN


It’s off the polls for Charters Towers residents following the resignation from Council this week of Brett Maff. A by-election will now be called. Councillor Maff says he’ll be resigning form his position on Council following the next general council meeting on March 21 and he says he’s … [Read more...]

Cloncurry Green

Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell and Bob Katter - Credit to Anne Pleash

Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter says he’s mighty impressed with a green project underway in the Cloncurry region that makes the most of well, all sorts of things. Mr Katter met with Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell this week to push the next stage of the promising biofuels trial which … [Read more...]

Community Heritage Grants Round Opens

Community Heritage Grants 2

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as museums, libraries, archives, genealogical and historical societies, and Indigenous and multicultural groups. The grants are designed to assist community organisations in the preservation and protection of locally owned … [Read more...]

Finalists Announced for Rural Women’s Award

RIRDC | AgriFutures Australia | Sub-Brand – Rural Women's Award

Four innovative rural businesswomen from north, central and southern Queensland have been announced as the finalists for the prestigious AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner congratulated the finalists of the award during … [Read more...]

Australia takes the Minerals Cake

Set of valuable metals ingots isolated on white. 3D photo rendering.

If ever there was any doubt as to where the strength of the Australian Economy really rests latest statistics clearly indicate that as well as agriculture, mining in rural and remote areas of the country are its back bone. The latest statistics on Australia’s vast mineral resources show … [Read more...]