State’s Grey Nomad Tax to slug South West Tourism


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


The FRRR/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?

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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...]

Warrego Highway Accident Results in Murder Charge

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A woman is due to appear Toowoomba Magistrates Court today charged with murder as Police moved to act on a six-year-old investigation. The woman has been accused of murdering a cyclist in 2012 after his body was found on the Warrego Highway at Gatton. The 46-year-old Toowoomba woman has been … [Read more...]

Farmers Ask When?


Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the ACC’S detailed report into power costs but asks the question-When will we see change? President Stuart Armitage says farmers want to know what is going to change and when they will see affordable energy prices. The Australian Competition and … [Read more...]

Pest & Weed Management gets a $9m. Kick Along


A new federal government boost for drought-affected areas of Queensland will see a federal injection of $9 million in available funding to help manage pest animals and weeds. The new funding is on top of $6.6 million announced in the recent federal budget to fight against established pests and … [Read more...]

$$$ For Local Shows

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Queensland’s 129 local shows will be able to ensure the rides keep thrilling and the show bags keep filling and the crowds keep milling, thanks to a $400,000 boost over three years from the State Government’s Show Societies Grants Program. The additional funding comes on top of the annual $2 … [Read more...]