AgForce outlines State Budget wish list

drought-rock

An investment in road and rail infrastructure to help reduce the cost of transporting farm produce from paddock to plate, additional assistance for drought-affected communities and the continued roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing top AgForce's wish list for next week's State Budget. AgForce … [Read more...]

Flooding, North Queensland – Update

HERBERT RIVER FLOOD

Police and emergency services are assisting residents in North Queensland as they deal with the impact of major flooding. Residents in Halifax and Ingham are advised that flood waters continue to rise on the Herbert River. There are reports that people continue to drive through flood … [Read more...]

Re-Think Disaster Funding

bushfire-rural-fire-service

The Queensland Framers Federation wants a re-think from Governments on the way they deliver Natural Disaster funding. QFF President Stuart Armitage says with the State Election just days away, now is a perfect time for reforms to the way governments assist and support farmers before and after … [Read more...]

No White Spot Virus Found in Latest Tests

prawn-supply1

The latest extensive state-wide testing of thousands of prawns and crabs for the virus that causes white spot disease indicates the virus has not spread to other parts of Queensland and may not be established in Moreton Bay. Acting Fisheries Minister Anthony Lynham says the negative results were … [Read more...]

Insurance Claims Won’t Delay Disaster Clean Up

flood-damage

You can press ahead with “clean up” without needing insurance assessors to first inspect the extent of damage. The Insurance Council has confirmed that Policyholders can clean up but they should take photos of the items they are discarding and they should also contact their insurer before doing … [Read more...]

Boat Ramp Surveys

Proserpine River boat ramp

Regular boat ramp surveys are now being conducted at locations across the state and including our region with an aim of providing government with important data on recreational fishing. Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne says recreational fishers are being asked to spend a small amount of time at the … [Read more...]

Bob backs Kev

Kevin Rudd 2

Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter Snr, has thrown his weight behind former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s bid to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Mr Katter says a Rudd appointment into the global chair would not only be a great honour for Australia and bring great … [Read more...]

Early voting centres

Australain-federal-election

Early voting for the federal election opens tomorrow for most of the country. But unless you want to head to Mackay or Townsville, here in the Whitsundays local pre-polling centres won't become available for at least another week. So if you do want to beat the crowds and get in early, here are … [Read more...]