AgForce calls for the grubby tactics to stop

Wombinoo Station

AgForce is calling on the State Government to stop the grubby political tactics and instead provide producers with workable Vegetation Management mapping. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the media reports that the owners of Wombinoo Station have been fined for illegally clearing 132 hectares of … [Read more...]

Unique Summer Safety Campaign Kicks Off

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Hopefully you won’t be engaged in the real thing, or have to witness a one…but the Government is hoping that you’ll be remind of just how bad things can get when you spot the constant and moving road safety campaign launched today on the Downs. From today and across the state a 25m iOR … [Read more...]

Mayor Welcomes Abattoir Decision

Goondiwindi council meeting (002)

Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu says it’s an exciting time for Goondiwindi with the Council formally ratifying approvals for the construction of the $100 million abattoir near the township. Mayor Scheu says the project, set for completion at the end of 2018 will provide a … [Read more...]

A Struggle This Christmas?

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Help is just a phone call away for Queensland families struggling with the financial pressures of Christmas and school holidays this year. Organisations including Saint Vincent de Paul, Wesley Mission, Seventh Day Adventist Church, The Salvation Army, Lutheran Community Care, a number of … [Read more...]

New Jobs come to Town

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336 full time jobs will be created once work is completed on $85 million Fucheng International Abattoirs which has now been given the green light by the Goondiwindi Regional Council. Council has granted development approval for the proposed beef facility which will be located on the outskirts … [Read more...]

Mortgage Brokers Now Included in Royal Commission

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Leading property Analyst and Developer Chris Anderson has welcomed the news that the federal government has confirmed that mortgage brokers will be included in the Royal Commission into alleged misconduct in Australia's banking, superannuation and financial services industry. Mr Anderson says … [Read more...]

Fraud charges, Springsure

drought relief subsidies

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Rockhampton Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) have charged a Springsure primary producer with 26 fraud related offences. It will be alleged the 31-year-old woman fraudulently obtained drought relief subsidies by forging and uttering invoices when … [Read more...]

What’s Your “Plan B’ this Festive Season?

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Queensland drivers are being asked to have a ‘Plan B’ ready as they celebrate the festive season. The new Christmas safety campaign highlights the dangers of drinking and driving and an increased presence of random breath testing operations. Transport Minister Mark Bailey says sadly, we have … [Read more...]

Councils – Better Cycleways Await

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Local government leaders are being reminded to get on their bikes and apply for cycling infrastructure funding before it’s too late. The latest round of grant funding is available up until December 20 this year, and can be accessed by the 48 councils with an endorsed Principal Cycle Network … [Read more...]