New Service Helps Victims

Legal Service

Sexual assault victims can access free legal help to protect their private counselling sessions from becoming public in court proceedings, after Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today officially launched “Counselling Notes Protect”. The service is run by Legal Aid … [Read more...]

New Faces for MDBA


The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today announced 12 new members of the key community advisory body which helps guide the Basin's management and implementation of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. The new members will serve for three years, and will join four existing members Karen Hutchinson, … [Read more...]

Jim-Jams Go Down Town


Don’t be surprised if this Friday you spot someone at work in their PJ’s or kids at school all “Jim Jammed up” …There’s a reason…You see it’s National Pyjama support of the Pyjama Foundation. That’s an organisation that does incredible work helping vulnerable children learn to love … [Read more...]

Looking for The ‘Best and Brightest’


AgForce is urging the 'best and brightest' in broadacre agriculture to put their hands up to represent their fellow farmers and drive policies that take rural Queensland forward. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says nominations opened today for positions on AgForce boards and regional councils for … [Read more...]

Calls for Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program


AgForce is calling on the Queensland Government to establish a quad bike safety rebate program to help save lives and prevent accidents on farms. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the focus of National Farm Safety Week (16 - 22 July) is on innovative ideas and practices to promote … [Read more...]

Secret World of the Internet of Things Opens up

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Young people have the chance to learn about creating Internet-connected devices, thanks to a financial boost from the Energex-Ergon Community Fund. Canvas Coworking Toowoomba is seeking applications for a series of 12 free workshops starting next month that will show participants how to set up … [Read more...]

New Vegetation Laws are “Nothing to Fear.”

Grazing land

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

Quad bike ride-ready

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...]