What’s Your “Plan B’ this Festive Season?


Queensland drivers are being asked to have a ‘Plan B’ ready as they celebrate the festive season. The new Christmas safety campaign highlights the dangers of drinking and driving and an increased presence of random breath testing operations. Transport Minister Mark Bailey says sadly, we have … [Read more...]

Councils – Better Cycleways Await

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Local government leaders are being reminded to get on their bikes and apply for cycling infrastructure funding before it’s too late. The latest round of grant funding is available up until December 20 this year, and can be accessed by the 48 councils with an endorsed Principal Cycle Network … [Read more...]

Killer bats hold Charters Towers hostage

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Federal member Bob Katter says the Premier of Queensland needs to understand that this time he’s very serious. Mr Katter says he is in legal discussions about prosecuting the Qld Premier and Health Minister on the first available illness case, that is likely to fall from the current bat … [Read more...]

5-year Basin Plan report card


Many positive results, but hard yards ahead The Murray–Darling Basin Authority's (MDBA) progress report on implementation of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan shows the Basin Plan is working, but there is still much more we need to do. MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde, says the 2017 Basin … [Read more...]

QFF Eager to Get to Work with Ministers


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has congratulated all newly sworn in Ministers appointed to the new 18-member State Cabinet and says it’s eager to get moving on working with them. President Stuart Armitage says there’s seven key portfolios that QFF will target during the next term in … [Read more...]

Inland Rail Committee to meet in Qld

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Four Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees will meet for the first time in Queensland, following a commitment by the Government and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). Following a nomination process, and consultation with the local Members of Parliament and community leaders, … [Read more...]

New Ministers urged to visit the Farm

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin

AgForce is extending an invitation to Palaszczuk Government Ministers to visit farms in regional Queensland to gain a better understanding of the importance of agriculture and how their decisions influence the lives and livelihoods of the state's primary producers. The invitation comes after the … [Read more...]

Basin Plan Deserves Support


Cotton Australia has called for ongoing, bipartisan support for the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The call follows the announcement by Assistant Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, of a six-point Implementation Agenda in order to complete the … [Read more...]