Man Charged Over Weekend Break In and Assault

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Detectives have charged a man following a violent burglary that occurred yesterday morning in Goondiwindi. The 24-year-old Goondiwindi man will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court today, charged with one count each of enter dwelling with intent, robbery and deprivation of liberty. Police … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

A Sweet Outcome for Clusters

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The SW NRM ‘HONEYCOMB EFFECT’ for cluster fencing is beginning to come into play as the South West NRM announces approval for six new clusters. This latest round will see the creation of a ‘bonus cluster’ of 148,139 hectares and SW NRM Chair Mark O’Brien is as pleased as punch. “This seventh … [Read more...]

Improved Mobile Coverage

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Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch is crowing about enhanced mobile phone coverage with 39 4G small cells to be installed over the next year across the state. Ms Enoch says the 4G cells are among up to 50 secured through the Queensland Government’s co-funding … [Read more...]

Police Urge Vigilance

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Police are warning of the resurgence of a scam targeting Queensland residents which has resulted in a Queensland victim losing $20,000. The scam involves a call to the resident’s home telephone from a telecommunications provider. The caller appears very demanding, advising the resident their … [Read more...]

AgForce CEO Charles Burke to step down

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Charles Burke, Chief Executive Officer of AgForce is to step down. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says Mr Burke leaves the position in August after almost five years at the helm of the peak rural industry organization. Mr Maudsley has thanked Mr Burke for his invaluable service, … [Read more...]

Commonsense Decision on NT cattle movements

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Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne's Disease and AgForce is pleased. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss welcomed the "commonsense … [Read more...]

Spread the Facts, Not the Flu

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Queensland Health is urging Queenslanders to get serious about protecting themselves, their loved ones and anyone else they come into contact with against the flu. The ‘Spread the facts, not the flu’ campaign, has been launched this week across the regions and Queensland’s Acting Chief Health … [Read more...]