Paving the Way to Future Development

town planning

Goondiwindi Regional Council has adopted its new planning scheme at a Special Meeting this week, replacing the three existing planning schemes for the former Goondiwindi Town, Waggamba Shire and Inglewood Shire Councils. All new development applications lodged with Council will now be assessed … [Read more...]

Time to Focus on Heavy Vehicle Law Changes

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The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator's new chain of responsibility laws for Australia's heavy vehicle industry will swing into effect midway through this year and bring with it impacts onto livestock producers. The new laws require every producer and vehicle operator to understand their own … [Read more...]

Telstra Promises to do Better


46 projects delivering new or improved mobile coverage for communities living, working or traveling in the Darling Downs and Western Queensland region swill be undertaken by Telstra. The communications giant has re-committed to providing more access and connectivity to the regions with the … [Read more...]

All the Flappin’ About a Flag

Eureka Stockade flag

Federal MP Bob Katter wants us to brush up on our National History - It seems the argument, debate and counter debate about the moves by the Queensland Teachers Union to have the Eureka Stockade flag displayed in every school to support the construction unions is based on historically incorrect … [Read more...]

Premier announces State Recovery Co-ordinator


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the appointment of a State Recovery Co-ordinator to work with communities affected by flooding in North Queensland. Brendan Moon will begin work immediately to assist local Councils and communities in the recovery effort following this flooding … [Read more...]

Where’s the Evidence?

Qld parliament

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members are frustrated and disappointed with this weeks’ reintroduction of vegetation management legislation into Queensland Parliament and say the move comes without any science behind it. QFF President Stuart Armitage says the legislation … [Read more...]