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.
Jubilation, elation, relief – grown men and women were shedding tears of joy today when they heard the news that the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had pledged that no landholder will be ‘forced’ to sell their property to the defence department.
With less than a month to go before the Interim Satellite Service makes its last internet transmission, installers, customers and lobby groups have hit the afterburners.
A much bigger crowd than expected turned out for ACCC inquiry into the dairy industry in Toowoomba today.
The Remote Area Planning and Development Board, the body responsible for the Rural Financial Counselling Service of North Queensland, is preparing for an increased demand on its service in the next few months as Farm Household Allowance assistance comes to an end for a number of rural families.
The Department of Defence will look for alternative areas to expand military training grounds in earmarked for Central Queensland.
“We wouldn’t feel comfortable without our landline” – the Butler family at Athol, west of Blackall, is symbolic of many in rural Australia for whom a landline phone is a lifeline to essential services.