Life Without Plastic Bags

plastic shopping bags

The retail sector had committed to working with the State Government to help prepare Queenslanders for life without single-use, plastic shopping bags from mid-2018. Environment Minister Steven Miles says the National Retail Association will launch an awareness campaign to inform retailers of the … [Read more...]

The Farm of the Future

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The nation's farmers and land managers can look forward to new pest animal and weed control technologies such as automated traps, thermal sensors and weed spraying robots, with 23 innovative projects to share in $10.5 million of Federal Government funding. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for … [Read more...]

Might Start to get Dry… Again

el-nino-watch

The BoM says chances of an El Nino developing later in the year remain with its latest update saying there’s around a 50 per cent chance of an El Nino evolving in 2017, about twice the normal likelihood. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean have warmed in recent months, … [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...]

Go the Bilby – Not the Bunny

easter bilby

Now it has been said that our State Member for Warrego Ann Leahy knows of the finer things in life and good taste, so when it comes to chocolate we should pay attention. She’s urging us all, this Easter, to step it up a notch and by pass the bunny to instead go the Bilby. “If you are buying … [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...]

Don’t forget the West

stockman drought force

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...]