Paving the Way to Future Development

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Goondiwindi Regional Council has adopted its new planning scheme at a Special Meeting this week, replacing the three existing planning schemes for the former Goondiwindi Town, Waggamba Shire and Inglewood Shire Councils. All new development applications lodged with Council will now be assessed … [Read more...]

Closing the gap on Indigenous oral health


More than 400 indigenous children under the age of nine were admitted to Queensland hospitals last financial year with severe tooth decay and this year Oral Health for aboriginal and Torres Strait island communities a key focus for National Close the Gap Day - Today. The State’s Chief Dental … [Read more...]

More Drug Raids in The South West


An operation across St George, Roma and Miles this week targeting drug related crime has led to the arrest of 39 people. The operation Oscar Quebec Density involved South West District detectives, officers from the Roma Patrol Group, Major and Organised Crime Group, Road Policing Command and … [Read more...]

Engaging the Regions with MDBA


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...]

Rural Students Urged to Get Snapping


Young photographers are being asked to get clicking and capture images to attract new teachers to regional, rural and remote areas. Education Minister Grace Grace today launched the Teach Queensland Style Student Photo Competition. The Teach Queensland Style campaign aims to feature short … [Read more...]

More Green Pressure for Palaszczuk


As Ag. fury mounts over the State Government’s controversial new vegetation management laws, World Wild Life Foundation has revealed its next step in its march against farmers. WWF campaigner Martin Taylor is tacking the property map of assessable vegetation (PMAVs) system claiming up to a … [Read more...]

Time to Focus on Heavy Vehicle Law Changes

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The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator's new chain of responsibility laws for Australia's heavy vehicle industry will swing into effect midway through this year and bring with it impacts onto livestock producers. The new laws require every producer and vehicle operator to understand their own … [Read more...]