Have Your Say on Old Mine Sites

Old mine site

The State Government has released its Abandoned Mines Discussion Paper today and they’re asking for feedback from communities on how to manage old mine sites. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says Queensland has a rich mining history, but with that comes a legacy of old mine sites which need … [Read more...]

The Old Bag Runnin’ Out of Time

plastic shopping bags

48 days-Then that is it. Plastic bags with our shopping will be no more, set to go the way of those old, big re-enforced paper bags we phased out decades ago. That move was taken in an effort to save the environment from tree felling. This move also targets environmental concerns with … [Read more...]

AgForce Calls for Facts

social-economy

AgForce is calling on the State Government to order an independent study into the social and economic impacts of new vegetation management laws after it was revealed last week that none has been undertaken and none are planned. The call follows last week’s meetings and rallies across the state … [Read more...]

World Water Day & the MDBA

World-Water-Day (1)

Scientists working at more than 30 research institutions are contributing every day to improving the delivery of the Basin Plan, that's the message from the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) for World Water Day. MDBA Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Fury Builds

Palaszczuk Government

Queensland farmers' fury is building over the impact harsh new vegetation management laws will have on food production and the "rushed and ridiculous" way the proposed laws are being rammed through. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the public hearing schedule for the Parliamentary … [Read more...]

Engaging the Regions with MDBA

md3

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is reinforcing its commitment to work with Basin communities by making the Regional Engagement Officer network a permanent feature. MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde, says the pilot program, which had employed six officers across the Basin, had been … [Read more...]

Qld Opens Land for Gas

Central Petroleum

Two local producers have won the latest domestic supply only tender for more gas to feed the Australian Market. Two junior producers - Central Petroleum and Armour Energy - will start exploring for more gas to develop on a total of almost another 400 ha just north of the townships of Miles and … [Read more...]