More Farm Maintenance Codes Updated

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Rural producers are being asked for their views on updated guidelines for low-risk essential clearing to maintain their properties. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said three codes --- for weeds, encroachment and necessary environmental clearing --- had been updated with the latest … [Read more...]

Greater energy choice for regional Queenslanders


Regional consumers will be able to return to Ergon after switching to another retailer after the State Government passed new energy laws today. Energy Minister Anthony Lynham says changes to energy legislation brings greater choice for regional Queenslanders. “Previously, the ‘non-reversion’ … [Read more...]

Review into State’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Services

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A wide-ranging review into Queensland’s volunteer marine rescue services will start on Monday (September 24) and will involve regional stakeholder visits to help Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) better understand what is happening at a local, tactical level. Fire and Emergency … [Read more...]

One more Joins the List


Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area. At the same time, he has moved to replace the area's Local Drought Committee. Mr Furner says he had decided to refresh the membership of the … [Read more...]

Calling Champions of Mature Workers

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Do you have someone on the work force who is over 45? Well, maybe they could be a “Mature Workers Mean Business Awards” winner. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on businesses with mature aged employees to share their story and nominate for the Mature … [Read more...]

Shark Attack Victim Critical

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A 46-year-old Tasmanian woman is in a critical condition in Mackay base hospital following a shark attack at Cid Harbour off Whitsunday Island late yesterday afternoon. The attack happened just after 5pm while the woman was swimming near a yacht at Cid Harbour. Emergency Services say she … [Read more...]

Save Ag Education Program

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Queenslanders are being urged to help save a long-running children's agricultural education program facing the axe as a result of State Government funding cuts. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) had been operating since 2004 and engaged with more … [Read more...]

YeS – A Project for Schools


The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new education program, The YeS Project, encouraging young people and teachers to explore online issues including cyberbullying and image-based abuse, sparking important conversations and problem solving in students’ online and offline … [Read more...]

MP’s call for input on aged care

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Aged care providers in the region, as well as seniors’ group representatives, are being asked to provide Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen with input on how the aged care sector can be improved, following the announcement of a royal commission. Mr Christensen says he has already … [Read more...]

Bowen Police Catch High Level Speedster

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A Bowen Police Officer has charged an alleged drink driver after he was detected travelling at speeds of more than 200 kilometres per hour through Ayr last night. It will be alleged at around 10.20pm the officer from Bowen was conducting a TruCam deployment on the Bruce Highway when a white … [Read more...]