Vale Lady Flo: A Statement from Federal MP Bob Katter

Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen

My last memory of Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen was driving her home from the funeral of the most powerful man in the National Party at the time. The man had played a pivotal role in ousting her husband from the Premiership. I said, “Florence you are definitely a Christian”. Her reply was, “Oh … [Read more...]

AgForce calls for the grubby tactics to stop

Wombinoo Station

AgForce is calling on the State Government to stop the grubby political tactics and instead provide producers with workable Vegetation Management mapping. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the media reports that the owners of Wombinoo Station have been fined for illegally clearing 132 hectares of … [Read more...]

Unique Summer Safety Campaign Kicks Off

life flight crash scene 1

Hopefully you won’t be engaged in the real thing, or have to witness a one…but the Government is hoping that you’ll be remind of just how bad things can get when you spot the constant and moving road safety campaign launched today on the Downs. From today and across the state a 25m iOR … [Read more...]

Mayor Welcomes Abattoir Decision

Goondiwindi council meeting (002)

Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu says it’s an exciting time for Goondiwindi with the Council formally ratifying approvals for the construction of the $100 million abattoir near the township. Mayor Scheu says the project, set for completion at the end of 2018 will provide a … [Read more...]

A Struggle This Christmas?

poor family struugle

Help is just a phone call away for Queensland families struggling with the financial pressures of Christmas and school holidays this year. Organisations including Saint Vincent de Paul, Wesley Mission, Seventh Day Adventist Church, The Salvation Army, Lutheran Community Care, a number of … [Read more...]

Crocodile Rock This Christmas


In what’s being hailed as one of the most bizarre Christmas messages ever, new Environment Minister Leanne Enoch wants the people of North Queensland to play nicely with crocodiles this year. She has asked boaties, fishers and people camping near waterways in northern Queensland croc country … [Read more...]

Mortgage Brokers Now Included in Royal Commission


Leading property Analyst and Developer Chris Anderson has welcomed the news that the federal government has confirmed that mortgage brokers will be included in the Royal Commission into alleged misconduct in Australia's banking, superannuation and financial services industry. Mr Anderson says … [Read more...]

What’s Your “Plan B’ this Festive Season?


Queensland drivers are being asked to have a ‘Plan B’ ready as they celebrate the festive season. The new Christmas safety campaign highlights the dangers of drinking and driving and an increased presence of random breath testing operations. Transport Minister Mark Bailey says sadly, we have … [Read more...]

Councils – Better Cycleways Await

bike path way

Local government leaders are being reminded to get on their bikes and apply for cycling infrastructure funding before it’s too late. The latest round of grant funding is available up until December 20 this year, and can be accessed by the 48 councils with an endorsed Principal Cycle Network … [Read more...]