New Vegetation Laws are “Nothing to Fear.”

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In what’s proving to be ‘news’ to residents and farmers in Our Towns, Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says farmers and townships have nothing to fear from the State Government’s new vegetation management laws. He’s mobilized Vegetation Officers from the Department to regional … [Read more...]

Rural Women Driving Safety On Farms

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It’s a reality - Women play an important role as drivers of safety change on farms, according to Farmsafe Australia Chairman Charles Armstrong and he says this National Farm Safety Week females on farms are key. He’s asking women to follow the lead of two South Australian’s who have been busy … [Read more...]

It’s National Farm Safety Week

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In 2017, tractors and quads bikes were the leading causes of on-farm fatalities- 68 on-farm fatalities, higher than the previous year which recorded 63. Nine of those 68 deaths involved a child aged under 15 years. An additional 179 non-fatal on-farm injuries were recorded. This farm safety … [Read more...]

State’s Grey Nomad Tax to slug South West Tourism

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A “direct blow” to Western Queensland tourism is the label member for Warrego Ann Leahy is giving to the new State on Campervans and Motorhomes, that commenced on 1st July 2018. Ms Leahy says the tax will hurt regional tourism across the South West Region. "The regions are hoping for a … [Read more...]

Grants Now Open

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The FRR/ANZ Seeds of Renewal program, which aims to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, is now accepting applications for a share of $250,000 in funding. The program is open for communities with few than 15,000 people. This year applications are open to community groups in … [Read more...]

Drug Operation-Toowoomba

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More than 60 people have been charged with more than 150 offences following a police operation targeting drug activity and property crime in Toowoomba. Officers from the Toowoomba Tactical Crime Squad, assisted by other local officers and drug detection dogs from Brisbane, executed 21 search … [Read more...]

More Support for Farmers in Drought

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The Federal Government is launching a newly created Farm Liaison Officer role based in Longreach to assist farmers, business and communities to better connect with existing drought support measures available. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says The Farm Liaison Officer work with … [Read more...]

Seen This Woman?

Police want to find this woman

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a woman who escaped custody at Dalby Magistrates Court. The 30-year-old woman had just attended sentencing around 12.25pm on Wednesday and was given permission to attend the restrooms before she allegedly fled. The woman was restrained by … [Read more...]