“Considered Approach” Needed

meat-processing

The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

QFF Encourages a Money Saver

Agricultural Tariff Trial 1

Queensland farmers are being encouraged to sign up the Agricultural Tariff Trial to get a better understanding of their electricity usage and to save money on their electricity bill. Any farmers located in the Ergon Energy area can join the trial, with registrations closing Tuesday,2 May. The … [Read more...]

Power Trial Extended

demand-based electricity tariffs

The application deadline for farmers to join a trial of off-peak and demand-based electricity tariffs has been extended to Tuesday, 2 May. Energy Minister Mark Bailey says the extension of the deadline was a result of the devastation and flooding which followed TC Debbie across much of regional … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Support a Must

wild dog exclusion fencing

Queensland sheep and wool producers are calling for continued government investment in wild dog exclusion fencing to help revitalize the industry, create jobs and boost regional economies. AgForce Sheep and Wool President Alan Rae says the job was not yet done. Mr Rae says he applauds the … [Read more...]

Qld Govt needs to Listen Up

Red tape

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has called on the Queensland Government to heed the Productivity Commission’s Report recommendations into the over-regulation of the agricultural sector and stop toying with tree clearing legislation. “Labor’s delivered a kick in the guts to rural Queensland with its … [Read more...]

Time for a Quad Safety Re-Think

Quad bike ride-ready

With Queensland claiming the sad mantle of being the state with 25% of the nation’s Quad Bike fatalities in 2015, it’s time, according to the Queensland Coroner’s Office for us to re-think quad safety. Peter DeWaard from the Coroner’s Office says mandatory helmet wearing is key. He says … [Read more...]

Don’t forget the West

drought-rock

As Rockhampton and near areas have their moment with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie the call is ringing out to Queensland - Don’t forget the still drought affected west. The huge amounts of rain seen along the coast and near inland has for the main, bypassed the west and as headlines focus on … [Read more...]