ACCC 2015-16 Water Monitoring Report

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its seventh annual Water Monitoring Report, covering 2015-16, and says it shows the effects of structural changes in the Murray-Darling Basin. ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes says this year’s report highlights that operators and … [Read more...]

Green Waste Contamination


Goondiwindi Regional Council is urging people to take more care with green waste. Council says it’s experiencing significant issues with contamination of Green Waste at the waste management facilities right across the region. Council’s Waste Management Portfolio Representative Councillor Rob … [Read more...]

New Guide for Weed Reduction

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A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. AgForce weeds committee chair Ivan Naggs says demand for fodder had skyrocketed as a result of the ongoing drought, and it was important … [Read more...]

Life Without Plastic Bags

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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


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...]