“Considered Approach” Needed

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The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years

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It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]

A Call for More Foster Carers

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A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]

QFF Encourages a Money Saver

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Queensland farmers are being encouraged to sign up the Agricultural Tariff Trial to get a better understanding of their electricity usage and to save money on their electricity bill. Any farmers located in the Ergon Energy area can join the trial, with registrations closing Tuesday,2 May. The … [Read more...]

Katter Fires Up on Gas

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17% of gas output in Queensland is owned by Chinese companies and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the time has come for Federal Parliament to act. “We will be moving yet again in the Parliament for a Reserve Resource Policy. The producers can give 0.5 percent of their production to Australia, … [Read more...]

Visa Restrictions Welcomed

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Maranoa MP David Littleproud has welcomed the Federal Governments’ move to abolish the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers saying the move will safeguard Australian jobs. He says the abolition moves will also see the creation of a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills … [Read more...]

Inglewood Makes a splash

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The swimming 'off season' has begun but things aren’t too quiet around the Inglewood pool as the refurbishment of the amenities and kiosk building is completed. The project is funded by Council and the Queensland Government Get Playing Plus Program to improve the opportunities for sport and … [Read more...]