19 Apr 2018

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will match the State Government’s financial commitment and jointly fund the construction of the Rookwood Weir in central Queensland. QFF President Stuart Armitage said the Rookwood Weir would create further opportunities for high value agriculture and the regional communities the industry...

18 Apr 2018

The incident happened whilst a worker was making a tractor counterweight by welding empty fuel drums to a steel frame. When the worker placed the welder to the top of a drum, there was an explosion, engulfing him. The fuel or ignition source hasn’t been confirmed. The man sustained full thickness burns to more than 95 per cent of his body. He was transported to Cairns Hospital where he ...

13 Apr 2018

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner today announced the release of the Palaszczuk Government’s five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry. Minister Furner said the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy was a blueprint to ensure Queensland remained at the forefront of ef...

12 Apr 2018

Description Information on future job opportunities is useful for a range of purposes. It can help students and career advisors make choices about training pathways, and can help policymakers in their long-term planning of the education and training system. This report provides forecasts of job openings by industry and occupation for new entrants to the labour market from 2017 to 2024....

12 Apr 2018

THE State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development committee made its way around the state this week, holding Parliamentary hearings in five locations to hear the views of stakeholders on the proposed vegetation management legislation amendments. Here’s our rundown from the week. Rockhampton Fourteen landholder speakers addressed the Rockhampton crowd on Tues...

11 Apr 2018

An independent review will look at the interaction between environmental law and the agriculture sector to ensure positive environmental and economic outcomes are achieved. Dr Wendy Craik will undertake targeted consultation to examine areas for possible red-tape reduction and provide the Government with a final report by the middle of this year. Minister for Environment and Energy Jos...

10 Apr 2018

Malcolm Letts, Acting Chief Biosecurity Officer is pleased to announce the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy has been launched by the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner this week. The strategy is the Government’s five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture indu...