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...]

Police Praise Behaviour

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Take every local, add over six thousand visitors and throw a party and you have what Police would be fair in thinking might be a headache. But they are singing the praises of organisers, locals and visitors alike with no major incidents reported or occurring at Winton’s The Way Out West … [Read more...]

Regional Air Fares Investigation Close

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The release of the independent assessment of service levels and regulation into regional airfares is expected to be delayed now until mid-2017, according to transport Minister Jackie Trad. The report was slated for release at the end of March but the Minister says the assessment, while now … [Read more...]

Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

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The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre gets underway this week and the start has been marked by a visit to town by Local Government Minister Mark Furner and Federal MP David Littleproud. They joined with Winton Mayor Butch Lenton, and the local community to … [Read more...]

Tourist Hot Spots Given A Roads Boost

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Eighteen major tourist and culturally significant sites in Western Queensland will benefit from a funding injection of almost $6 million to improve transport and road access. The funding comes from round one of the Transport and Tourism Connections (TTC). Minister for Transport Mark Bailey … [Read more...]

North Qld MP’s Put the Bite on The Budget

Shane Knuth and Robbie Katter

KAP MP’s Shane Knuth and Robbie Katter say they’ll block the Queensland government's budget if it does not agree to support culling crocodiles. Katter's Australian Party is drafting legislation that will introduce culling, safari hunting, crocodile removal and egg collection initiatives. The … [Read more...]

NWQ Infrastructure Boost

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An Easter boost for North West communities has been delivered by the State Governments’ Building our Regions program with $1.67 million worth of projects achieving funding in round 2. Projects in Boulia, Croydon, Hughenden and Richmond will now be delivered in partnership with Boulia, … [Read more...]

Who am I? And Where the HELL Are We?

Lost and Confused Signpost

Travellers confusion - and those forgotten “things” we may forget to include in the caravan - can come back to bite us during a holiday. That’s the warning from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) who are asking Queenslanders to kick off the ‘pre-back to school' holiday break … [Read more...]