RFDS Funding in Focus

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The campaign to reinstate vital funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service took a step forward this week with Senator Barry O’Sullivan hammering home some realities in the national capital. As part of its budget saving measures, the federal government cut the funding it makes available to the … [Read more...]

Solar Transformation Underway

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Two 70-tonne transformers are being installed at the Strathmore Substation near Collinsville as two new North Queensland solar farms prepare to join the electricity transmission network. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says the transformers were the most significant pieces of equipment needed … [Read more...]

Farmers Plan to End Debate on Vegetation Laws


With the new Queensland Parliament sitting for the first time this week, AgForce General President Grant Maudsley is calling on the State Government to work with farmers to ensure Queensland remained the number one agricultural state in the country. He says land management plans with defined … [Read more...]

Ready for A Scorcher

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With another heatwave looming, the State Government says Queensland’s electricity system is ready. The independent Australian Energy Market Operator forecasts that Queensland will have more than 2000 megawatts of generation in reserve over the coming week, despite the heatwave forecast. … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Commits to Negotiations Around Flights


Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner is keen to find a solution to reinstate Tigerair domestic flights from Brisbane to the iconic tourist destination. His comments follow the announcement on Wednesday that Tigerair had suspended their Brisbane to Whitsundays service, which Mr Turner said is … [Read more...]

$100K up for Grabs to Celebrate Qld Seniors Week

Seniorsv Week

Community organisations and local councils can shortly apply for a subsidy of up to $1000 to host events and activities across the state during Queensland Seniors Week. With the funding opening on 1 March, Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke is encouraging eligible organisations to get on board … [Read more...]

Tigerair suspends Brisbane Services


Tigerair Australia has today announced it will suspend services between Brisbane-Whitsunday and Brisbane-Perth from 1 March, 2018. Whitsunday Coast Airports General Manager Airports and Commercial Infrastructure, Brian Joiner, says it was important to note that the flights were only suspended at … [Read more...]