The latest visit to western Queensland by the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners has reignited the debate over whether money should be spent on carting hay or whether it would be serve a better purpose given as cash.
Seven more regions in Queensland have been drought declared, meaning more than 87 percent of the state is now officially in drought.
AWI has been told the priority use for woolgrower levies must be to develop profitable and enduring markets for woolgrowers.
Top Charolais genetics were in demand selling to $18,500 at the Palgrove Showcase Female Sale on Saturday.
The Better Internet for Rural Regional and Remote Australia advocacy group has renewed its call for an nbn notification and call centre in the wake of technical faults that left around 65,000 Sky Muster satellite customers without internet for two hours on Monday evening.
Attempts are being made to scuttle the industry-wide roll-out of the objective carcase management system DEXA.
Drought-stricken graziers are looking to the material and psychological lift promised by the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
Gun owners lobby group, the Shooters Union, is anticipating the issue of firearm classifications will be a key debate when state parliament resumes this week.
The Shooters Union has accused deputy Premier Jackie Trad of using the tragedy of the Lindt Café siege to score political points against the LNP and to target law-abiding firearm owners.