Anthrax Awareness Campaign Ramps Up

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Graziers are being urged to find out how to best protect both their livestock and themselves from anthrax by attending an awareness day next week in St George. The workshop is being held Wednesday 30 May 2018 at the St George Cultural Centre and follows concern after recent incidents in the St … [Read more...]

Time to Prepare

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Property owners are being told to prepare for what is shaping up to be a horror fire season this year. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Acting Regional Manager Tim Chittenden says with little rainfall and cooler temperatures, crews had already seen significant bushfires in the Southern Downs and Granite … [Read more...]

It’s Scam Awareness Week

Scam alert

No, it’s not a week where you have to rush out and stage a scam…Rather it’s a week we are all asked to think about ways we can protect ourselves against scammers who are on the march, in big numbers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch website received almost 33,000 … [Read more...]

Homicide investigation, Wilsonton

Murder Investigation

The nine people charged in connection with the death of a a 37-year-old woman in Wilsonton on May 6 have had their charges upgraded to murder. Detectives have charged the nine after the 37-year-old woman was found severely injured at a McGregor Street residence following an alleged serious … [Read more...]

Live Sheep Exports Continue

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All 23 recommendations from the McCarthy Review into the Middle East summer Livestock trade will be accepted by the Federal Government according to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. He has announced that there will be no live sheep export bans during the Middle eastern … [Read more...]

Drought-Declared Area Numbers Fall

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More than half of the state remains in the grips of the long dry spell as Queensland enters its sixth year of the current drought, but numbers of areas drought declared have fallen. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says he’s accepted the recommendations … [Read more...]