Warrego Highway Accident Results in Murder Charge

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A woman is due to appear Toowoomba Magistrates Court today charged with murder as Police moved to act on a six-year-old investigation. The woman has been accused of murdering a cyclist in 2012 after his body was found on the Warrego Highway at Gatton. The 46-year-old Toowoomba woman has been … [Read more...]

Farmers Ask When?


Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the ACC’S detailed report into power costs but asks the question-When will we see change? President Stuart Armitage says farmers want to know what is going to change and when they will see affordable energy prices. The Australian Competition and … [Read more...]

Pest & Weed Management gets a $9m. Kick Along


A new federal government boost for drought-affected areas of Queensland will see a federal injection of $9 million in available funding to help manage pest animals and weeds. The new funding is on top of $6.6 million announced in the recent federal budget to fight against established pests and … [Read more...]

$$$ For Local Shows

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Queensland’s 129 local shows will be able to ensure the rides keep thrilling and the show bags keep filling and the crowds keep milling, thanks to a $400,000 boost over three years from the State Government’s Show Societies Grants Program. The additional funding comes on top of the annual $2 … [Read more...]

SRR Funding Announced

Small Grants for Rural Communities

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has announced 104 recipients will share in $425,057 in grants of up to $5,000 in Round 33 of their flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program. Recipients include: • Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network Inc, … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Reduce Electricity Prices


The ACCC’s recommendations to significantly improve electricity affordability for consumers and businesses are out in the form of its final Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report. And it’s scathing of government and past government inactions and adds that policies associated with the … [Read more...]

First AgMAC Meeting Sets Agenda

State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner

A round table in Canberra yesterday for Ag organisations with Federal Minister David Littlproud and today it was State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner who had a turn. The State Minister hosted the inaugural meeting of the Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Council (AgMAC) in … [Read more...]

Drought Roundtable – A Good Step


Ag Force has congratulated Agriculture Minister David Littleproud for starting the process with the staging of the drought discussions with industry this week. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the roundtable meeting in Canberra has been a constructive step towards the development … [Read more...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall


The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

Discussions at Drought Round Table

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Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says he has had constructive discussions with farm groups and banks around drought policy at a round table held this week. The key themes of the day were around drought preparedness and resilience, with discussion about how to best help farmers to ride … [Read more...]