Red Tape Reduction Revs Up for Farmers

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The removal of outdated regulations restricting the movements of heavy vehicle agricultural combinations is around the corner with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and participating states and territories reaching a policy agreement position. The moves should see the removal of red tape … [Read more...]

Meet the Texas Australia Day Ambassador

CEO of Youngcare and Queensland Greats Award recipient Anthony Ryan.

The 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for Texas has been revealed as CEO of Youngcare and Queensland Greats Award recipient Anthony Ryan. Mr Ryan took the helm at Youngcare in November 2016 and leads the team in supporting some of the most impoverished and disempowered people in Australia: young … [Read more...]

Cool Kids Needed Across the Regions

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State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington is calling on the State Government to back the LNP plan to air-condition all state schools over two terms as the countdown to "back to school” begins in a summer that is seeing the mercury rise. Education Minister Grace Grace says the move however … [Read more...]

Google Goes West

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Get those Google Maps right- That’s the message to the tech giant from Acting Premier Cameron Dick who says the government wants Google to urgently fix its Maps app for places outback and west. Mr Dick says the maps app currently inflates travel times and that’s impacting on tourism numbers to … [Read more...]

Katter furious ANZ pulling services from Aus Post

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is furious ANZ Bank has cancelled its Bank@Post services, hurting small businesses and regional residents who have no access to a local branch. Mr Katter says ANZ’s failure to reach an agreement with Australia Post about its Bank@Post services … [Read more...]

Fire Review Ignites Anger

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As AgForce continues to be critical of the State Governments’ review into the causes of the state’s recent bush fires they’re criticism has been enhanced with a lack of faith in the process by the Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland. The organisation’s General Manager says the review by … [Read more...]

Swansong for Another Ag Ed. Program

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While the State Government scrambles to justify the closure of the Longreach and Emerald Ag Colleges in the face of widespread local and industry opposition, today sees the end to a unique home-grown program developed by the agriculture industry - To teach school kids about where their food comes … [Read more...]

Manufacture of Weapons Arrest, Harristown

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A man has been charged in relation to the alleged manufacture of weapons following a search of a Harristown home. Police say that around 8.45am yesterday, officers from the Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a Stephen Street address. A search of the … [Read more...]

The Climate Report Card

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The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Annual Climate Statement, showing 2018 was slightly warmer than 2017 and rainfall totals were the lowest since 2005. The temperature numbers show overall, Australia saw its’ third-warmest year since 1910- which is the year from which the Bureau now … [Read more...]