Swansong for Another Ag Ed. Program

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While the State Government scrambles to justify the closure of the Longreach and Emerald Ag Colleges in the face of widespread local and industry opposition, today sees the end to a unique home-grown program developed by the agriculture industry - To teach school kids about where their food comes … [Read more...]

Radar Revamp

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Four ship-tracking radars at key sites along the Queensland coast are to be replaced in a $4 million upgrade. Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Ryan says the Maritime Safety Queensland project would provide greater reliability for Queensland’s maritime industry and a higher level of … [Read more...]

The Climate Report Card

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The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Annual Climate Statement, showing 2018 was slightly warmer than 2017 and rainfall totals were the lowest since 2005. The temperature numbers show overall, Australia saw its’ third-warmest year since 1910- which is the year from which the Bureau now … [Read more...]

Positive Visitor Indicators

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In the year from September 2017 – September 2018 the highest growth in local tourism has been in domestic overnight expenditure and total domestic holiday visitors and those numbers have Tourism Whitsunday happy but itching to do more. Domestic overnight expenditure was at $651 million up 43.2% … [Read more...]

State’s Bush Fire Survey Slammed

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AgForce says it remains a little baffled as to how the State government can claim to be staging an inquiry into last year’s bush fires without engaging with its members as part of any investigation. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford says independent research company, MCR, will … [Read more...]

One Million Reasons to Play Golf – Outback

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An innovative new, multi-location golf event for Outback Queensland, including a million-dollar hole-in-one challenge will become one of the centre pieces for Queensland Tourisms Outback push in 2019. The Outback Queensland Masters, a concept created by Tourism and Events Queensland in … [Read more...]

Summer Flu Bites Hard – ‘Top Up’ vaccinations

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A summer flu resurgence continues to sweep across the state, according to health experts with the number of confirmed cases in December as high of what we saw during the peak of the 2018 influenza epidemic. There’s been 1950 ‘official’ flu notifications in Queensland in December 2018. … [Read more...]

Received a Faulty Christmas Gift?

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There’s little, if anything that is worse, than receiving a faulty Christmas gift…And it would seem many more of us did just that this time round. The ACCC says this festive season they’ve seen increasingly more people contacting them about issues with faulty products and services. ACCC Acting … [Read more...]

New Year Changes We All Face

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Happy New Year - And with Day One of 2019 there comes a raft of changes to welfare, health, education and many other living expenses. FAMILY COURT From today the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia will be amalgamated to form the Federal Circuit and Family Court of … [Read more...]

Key Job into The New Year

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AgForce says it’s now up to farmers….with Agriculture Minister Mark Furner failing to deliver the Christmas gift his industry wanted. An opportunity to save the State's agricultural colleges. AgForce says it will now convene a community steering committee to develop a plan. General President … [Read more...]