“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...]

A Big Wig Kicks Around the Region

Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack

Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has been kicking around the southern parts of the Maranoa electorate taking the pulse of small business at a series of round table forums and meetings and he has one clear message. “A cut in the company tax rate – to its lowest level in half a … [Read more...]

Locals called to Tender

currawinya-national-park

The Government is calling on south west Queensland companies to tender to design and construct two residences at the Currawinya National Park at Hungerford near the Queensland/New South Wales border. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni says he’s keen to see the job go to local … [Read more...]

Locals Encouraged to Nominate

QTA nominations closing soon

Time is running out to nominate for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards, with the closing date of March 31 fast approaching. Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath is urging locals to enter for a chance to be recognized for their contribution to the state's vocational education and … [Read more...]

Business Owners Beware

Scam alert

Police are warning of a scam e-mail doing the rounds. The pictured email is targeting Australian businesses and is in circulation around the region per Police. While it presents with an apparently authentic ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) logo and the Australian … [Read more...]