Should we tax red meat to save our health?

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“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey’s Term Extended

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Her Majesty the Queen has approved a two-year extension of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as Governor of Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says His Excellency had made a significant contribution to Queensland since he was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Queensland on … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program Announced

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$1.5 million in funding has been announced by the State Government to continue a veterans’ memorial program and for further funding to support veterans. Applications will open by the end of the month, with the first round to close on 10 March 2019. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is … [Read more...]

2019-Tech Pain Eases for Students

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Key on line services for rural and remote school students and their families will, from 2019, no longer form part of monthly data allowances on the Sky Muster satellite broadband services. The new wholesale plans won’t count the use of monthly data allowance towards essential internet services … [Read more...]

Next Gen of Ag Leaders

AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum

Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will be recognised at the upcoming AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum in Brisbane, which will showcase agri-technology and investment in Queensland agriculture. This year’s AgFutures 2018 event would coincide with … [Read more...]

Locals Urged to Celebrate National AgDay

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What’s your plan for Wednesday, 21 st November? It’s National AgDay and a great opportunity for all to celebrate farmers' role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says National AgDay is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the good farmers do, and … [Read more...]

Waste Levy Should be Deferred

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Councils across Queensland are calling on the State Government to push back the date of the introduction of its new waste levy. The Local Government Association of Queensland wants to see the date moved to 1 July 2019 to allow local councils to enable Councils to be better prepared to reduce … [Read more...]

Do not swim in Cid Harbour

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More signs will be installed re-enforcing that no one should swim in Cid Harbour under any circumstances. Tourism Minister Kate Jones says following conversations with the local mayor and the local tourism industry, even more advice telling people not to swim in Cid Harbour would be fast … [Read more...]