NSW Police Call for Qld Help

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Police investigating the suspected murder of New England man Darren Royce Willis in 2010 are appealing for public assistance to help locate a ute believed to be linked to his disappearance. Strike Force Barca was formed by officers from New England Police District to investigate Mr Willis’ … [Read more...]

AgForce Praise Army Efforts

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The Federal Government's commitment of Australian Defence Force resources to the AgForce-led Emergency Fodder Drop initiative has been warmly welcomed by the group and they say it’s a vital move to save thousands of head of cattle isolated and distressed by the devastating floods in north … [Read more...]

“Too Much Rain” Crisis Team Established

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The potential for catastrophe across a large proportion of the cattle industry has seen AgForce establish a crisis management team to ensure flood and rain affected producers receive the support they need. The immediate focus for many is for fodder to be airlifted to isolated cattle, many of … [Read more...]

Stealing charges, Dirranbandi

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Detectives have charged two men with a number of stealing offences following an investigation into property theft at a farm on Cubbie Road. It is alleged sometime between October 1 and November 27 two men stole a quantity of tools and farm machinery from storage containers on the … [Read more...]

A Call for Bipartisan Approach to Banking Reform 

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AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the extraordinary weather events being experienced across Queensland, underlines the importance of banking reform. Mr Guerin says AgForce is fully supportive of the underlying intent of many of the Banking Royal Commission recommendations to ensure banks involved … [Read more...]

Now It’s Time to Plan Stock Management

Gabbie Pike and Emily Banks are among the drovers moving their stock from the region due to lack of feed.

With drovers and graziers across the Goondiwindi region are really feeling the pinch Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu wants to see some moves on stock management. He says “it’s time” with recent conditions having deteriorated to the point where even the local stock route network … [Read more...]

CASA Upsets the Angels

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority's move to introduce a new minimum safety standard for community service flights has regional and rural communities up in arms as they’re set to impact on the services of Angel Flight Australia. The move has been described as gross discrimination against rural … [Read more...]

Sports Vouchers Available from Next week

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The next round of the Get Started Vouchers opens on Wednesday, 6 February and will provide $150 support for up to 36,000 Queensland kids from low-income families. The vouchers are made available as part of the Get in the Game initiative, which supports grassroots sport and recreation and are … [Read more...]

State Weighs in On Bus Fares

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The Queensland Government will now meet the fares of chaperones who have to travel on those regulated Greyhound bus routes with children between the ages of 12 and 14 who are heading to and from school. The new rule caused outrage in communities when it was introduced last September by the bus … [Read more...]

Access to Specialists is Key in Regional Health Care

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Goondiwindi’s Meditrans service has successfully completed its 12-month trial period and is proving to be more popular than ever. Meditrans’ success means that many local patients are now able to attend the specialist care they might not otherwise have received. Goondiwindi Regional Council’s … [Read more...]