More Farm Maintenance Codes Updated

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Rural producers are being asked for their views on updated guidelines for low-risk essential clearing to maintain their properties. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said three codes --- for weeds, encroachment and necessary environmental clearing --- had been updated with the latest … [Read more...]

Greater energy choice for regional Queenslanders

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Regional consumers will be able to return to Ergon after switching to another retailer after the State Government passed new energy laws today. Energy Minister Anthony Lynham says changes to energy legislation brings greater choice for regional Queenslanders. “Previously, the ‘non-reversion’ … [Read more...]

Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Extended

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Three more upgrades to Warrego Highway are set to be funded with works on the Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement project, along with further upgrades between Dalby and Miles and between Oakey and Miles. The upgrades are part of $635 million program for the Highway improvements. 15 projects … [Read more...]

One more Joins the List

Western-Downs

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area. At the same time, he has moved to replace the area's Local Drought Committee. Mr Furner says he had decided to refresh the membership of the … [Read more...]

Calling Champions of Mature Workers

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Do you have someone on the work force who is over 45? Well, maybe they could be a “Mature Workers Mean Business Awards” winner. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on businesses with mature aged employees to share their story and nominate for the Mature … [Read more...]

Save Ag Education Program

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Queenslanders are being urged to help save a long-running children's agricultural education program facing the axe as a result of State Government funding cuts. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) had been operating since 2004 and engaged with more … [Read more...]

YeS – A Project for Schools

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The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new education program, The YeS Project, encouraging young people and teachers to explore online issues including cyberbullying and image-based abuse, sparking important conversations and problem solving in students’ online and offline … [Read more...]

Queensland Welcomes New Land Access Ombudsman

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Landholders and resource companies have a new avenue to resolve disputes over conduct and compensation agreements and make new agreements with the appointment of Queensland’s first Land Access Ombudsman. Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham says the LAO office would … [Read more...]

Contaminated Strawberries

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The state health Department say their Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed … [Read more...]