New Guide for Weed Reduction

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A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. AgForce weeds committee chair Ivan Naggs says demand for fodder had skyrocketed as a result of the ongoing drought, and it was important … [Read more...]

Adani Coal Pollution- “Exaggerated”

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A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Report has found that activist claims that Adani had polluted beaches near its Abbot Point coal port are an exaggeration. The Department has released its report into the discovery of coal sediment samples Dingo Beach, off Abbot Point, following … [Read more...]

NQ MPs Urged to Stick Up for Jobs

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It’s time for State Labor MPs to look after their constituents, rather than allowing Labor’s left-leaning inner city green faction to derail the vital project, with Adani now deferring their final investment decision on a go-ahead. That’s the blunt message from Federal Member for Dawson George … [Read more...]

Life Without Plastic Bags

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The retail sector had committed to working with the State Government to help prepare Queenslanders for life without single-use, plastic shopping bags from mid-2018. Environment Minister Steven Miles says the National Retail Association will launch an awareness campaign to inform retailers of the … [Read more...]

WET WET WET from Today

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The Coast will start to feel it from Wednesday, and inland will begin to see rain and more rain from Thursday. An initial Flood Watch has been issued for Queensland coastal catchments from Cairns to Gladstone and it extends inland to include parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments. Bureau … [Read more...]

The Farm of the Future

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The nation's farmers and land managers can look forward to new pest animal and weed control technologies such as automated traps, thermal sensors and weed spraying robots, with 23 innovative projects to share in $10.5 million of Federal Government funding. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for … [Read more...]

Free Post-Cyclone Mulch

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Residents in the Whitsundays are now able to access free mulch from the many stockpiles located across the region as a result of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Mayor Andrew Willcox says the delay in releasing the mulch has been ensuring the mulch had reached 65 degrees over a number of days so that … [Read more...]