Paving the Way to Market

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Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia's entire agricultural supply chain with an update to data based on modelling cross the country. The CSIRO researchers have applied the logistics tool TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) to 98 … [Read more...]

Stay water safe these School Holidays

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Pulling out the Boat for the school holidays at any time? If so Police are asking one simple question - Do you know how to use your? Senior Sergeant Thiry says with a large number of different brands and types of safety equipment now available to boat owners, it is important to take the time … [Read more...]

Share the Road

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Road Hogs be warned - We’re all watching you today. As part of Road Safety Week, the focus for today is on Sharing the Road. Today’s theme sees Police encouraging Queenslanders to share the roads with others – be patient, move over and off as needed, let somebody in, give a wave of thanks to … [Read more...]

Timely Warning for Tourists

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With the tourist season now well and truly underway Police are asking visitors to the area to be a little mindful of the ‘Road hazards unique to Our Towns and Region. Police say tourists need to be aware that in some areas roads are narrow, and those roads need to be shared with Road … [Read more...]

Quad Bikes Recall

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Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

Rest area Upgrade – Peak Downs Highway

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Work begins this week on a $1.3 million rest area on the Peak Downs Highway to improve fatigue management options for transport operators and a well-appointed rest point for all motorists. Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey says the rest stop near the Wuthung Road intersection, … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

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Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]