Anthrax Awareness Campaign Ramps Up


Graziers are being urged to find out how to best protect both their livestock and themselves from anthrax by attending an awareness day next week in St George. The workshop is being held Wednesday 30 May 2018 at the St George Cultural Centre and follows concern after recent incidents in the St … [Read more...]

Time to Prepare


Property owners are being told to prepare for what is shaping up to be a horror fire season this year. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Acting Regional Manager Tim Chittenden says with little rainfall and cooler temperatures, crews had already seen significant bushfires in the Southern Downs and Granite … [Read more...]

Live Sheep Exports Continue

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All 23 recommendations from the McCarthy Review into the Middle East summer Livestock trade will be accepted by the Federal Government according to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. He has announced that there will be no live sheep export bans during the Middle eastern … [Read more...]

Drought-Declared Area Numbers Fall

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More than half of the state remains in the grips of the long dry spell as Queensland enters its sixth year of the current drought, but numbers of areas drought declared have fallen. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says he’s accepted the recommendations … [Read more...]

Rock Melons – Please

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The Queensland rockmelon industry is ready to bounce back, as the North Queensland season kicks in and growers are keen to spread the message that Queensland rockmelons have not been affected by the recent listeria outbreak in New South Wales. To that end Minister for Agricultural Industry … [Read more...]


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An opportunity to put forward local thoughts and ideas about the inland rail route will come the regions’ way next week. Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Yelarbon residents are being asked to take part in community information sessions to be held and locals are also being asked to provide input via … [Read more...]

Murray-Darling Basin Plan Good to Go


Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced that agreement has now been reached with the Labor Party on the Murray darling Basin Plan. The Minister says that now means that despite green opposition, the plan can proceed. “We'll deliver the entire Murray Darling Basin Plan, … [Read more...]

Vegetation Law changes-The Politics

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The new tree clearing and Vegetation Management Laws have passed in the Queensland Parliament despite opposition from the LNP, KAP and One Nation. The State Government says the vote delivers on a major election commitment from Labor. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says the reforms … [Read more...]