QFF Condemns Committee’s Vegetation Management Report


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have condemned the Parliamentary committee recommendation that poor and unbalanced vegetation management legislation should be enacted into law without changes. QFF President Stuart Armitage says the process has failed. “While many … [Read more...]

Pit Pony Festival to Draw Crowds

Pit Pony Festival

Collinsville is gearing up-for what promises to be a huge event-The second annual Pit Pony Festival. Due to take place over the May long Weekend – Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 – the festival celebrates Collinsville's mining heritage with the iconic Clydesdale, fondly known as "The Pit … [Read more...]

Council Crackdown on Boaties

Abell Point Marina

Boaties crowding public jetties are about to get a blast from the Whitsunday Regional Council. Council says it will be monitoring the use of public jetties within the region to ensure all boaties have fair use of those facilities. Council met recently with regional marine jetty stakeholders … [Read more...]

KAP Leader Calls for Boycott of State Ministers


Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has issued a brutal warning to the State Ministers that they will not be welcome in North Queensland unless they address the crocodile explosion which continues to see the beasts creep into populated waterways. The warning comes after reports of a three-metre … [Read more...]

Farmers Anger Bubbles Up


Queensland farmers are angry, bitterly disappointed and have "hit the end of their rope" according to AgForce General President Grant Maudsley who says the Parliamentary committee recommendation to proceed with flawed vegetation management laws is a disgrace. Mr Maudsley says the … [Read more...]

Farmers Ignored


The Parliamentary Committee established to review the State Government’s new vegetation management laws has given them the green light, despite massive opposition to the changes. In a 147-page report tabled the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee … [Read more...]

More Bank Focus to Regional and Remote Areas


Senator Barry O’Sullivan, one of the main advocates for the Banking Royal Commission, says it’s now time for the banks to set up and restore their credibility by re-engaging with people from the bush. He says the banks need to provide products and services that ‘work’ for rural enterprises and … [Read more...]

New leadership at Racing Queensland

racing qld

Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has welcomed the appointment of Brendan Parnell to the position of CEO at Racing Queensland. Mr Hinchliffe says Brendan Parnell is a respected racing executive with strong experience at the highest levels of industry. “I look forward to working with … [Read more...]