Stay Safe this Fatality Free Friday

Fatality Free Friday

Road Users across the region are being urged to pay particular attention to road safety ahead of Fatality Free Friday next week. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s deeply concerned this year’s road toll was higher than at the same time last year. As of Wednesday, of this … [Read more...]

The Old Bag Runnin’ Out of Time

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48 days-Then that is it. Plastic bags with our shopping will be no more, set to go the way of those old, big re-enforced paper bags we phased out decades ago. That move was taken in an effort to save the environment from tree felling. This move also targets environmental concerns with … [Read more...]

Rock Melons – Please

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The Queensland rockmelon industry is ready to bounce back, as the North Queensland season kicks in and growers are keen to spread the message that Queensland rockmelons have not been affected by the recent listeria outbreak in New South Wales. To that end Minister for Agricultural Industry … [Read more...]

Rail-Say

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An opportunity to put forward local thoughts and ideas about the inland rail route will come the regions’ way next week. Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Yelarbon residents are being asked to take part in community information sessions to be held and locals are also being asked to provide input via … [Read more...]

A New Gas Industry Snapshot

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A new 19-page snapshot developed by the GasFields Commission has been released aimed at providing real facts about the operations of Queensland petroleum and gas industry. Data collection and dissemination was one of the recommendations of the Scott review into the GasFields Commission in 2016 … [Read more...]

New pontoon floats the boat for Goondiwindi locals

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Works remain on track for the new $240,000 pontoon on the Macintyre River and Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s pleased with progress. The work is currently being carried out by Queensland contractor Pacific Pontoon & Pier, with construction scheduled to be completed … [Read more...]

Vegetation Law changes-The Politics

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The new tree clearing and Vegetation Management Laws have passed in the Queensland Parliament despite opposition from the LNP, KAP and One Nation. The State Government says the vote delivers on a major election commitment from Labor. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says the reforms … [Read more...]

Dark day for Queensland Agriculture

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The controversial Vegetation Management Laws have passed state parliament overnight. The sweeping changes to tree clearing laws was passed in a fiery session of the House the bill passed along party lines. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says the changes return the ban on land … [Read more...]

Support Grows for Farmers Protests

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As hundreds of farmers gather outside Parliament House in George St Brisbane to protest at the State Governments’ proposed Vegetation Management law changes support continues to mount across the state for their stance. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have condemned … [Read more...]