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Archive for May, 2011

LIBERALS ARE SAID TO BE AT EACH OTHERS THROAT

Split in Liberal ranks widens Jessica Wright May 28, 2011 Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/national/split-in-liberal-ranks-widens-20110528-1f9w4.html#ixzz1NjA0wlC6 LIBERAL Party unity is in tatters, with senior sources claiming leader Tony Abbott’s relationship with his shadow treasurer, Joe Hockey, and rival Malcolm Turnbull is ”poisonous in every way”. The split in the senior ranks of the party deepened after last week’s […]

May 29th, 2011
Topic: POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , ,

DEADLY DISEASE IN NORTH AUSTRALIA CARRIED BY MOSQUITO

KILLER DISEASE IN NORTH AUSTRALIA CARRIED BY MOSQUITO A mosquito-borne virus which killed a Canadian tourist and left a toddler critically ill has prompted a widespread warning for people to cover up and protect themselves from mosquito bites in Australia’s north. A 19-year-old Canadian woman died after contracting Murray Valley encephalitis following a trip through […]

May 27th, 2011
Topic: Mosquito, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , ,

DOLLARS RISE GREAT FOR SOME,BUT….

Dollar’s rise a mixed blessing for Aussie firms: survey Chris Zappone May 20, 2011 – 11:10AM The strong dollar is proving to be a mixed blessing for Australian businesses with some importers saying they’re passing on lower prices while exporters fret they will lose competitiveness abroad. Tiziana Smith of Melbourne-based Mamma Lucia Cheese said the […]

May 20th, 2011
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, INTERNATIONAL MONEY MARKET Tags: , , , , , ,

CARBON CREDITS TO THE FARMER & TIMBER/GRAZING

Timber, grazing and carbon management just a click away News release | 29 April, 2011 A new online tool for managing spotted gum forests is now available for private landholders to calculate their land’s carbon, timber and grazing productivity. The online resource works as a calculator, using specific data related to spotted gum native forest […]

May 19th, 2011
Topic: CARBON CREDITS, Money & Investments Tags: , , , , , , ,

FREE GUIDES TO ESSENTIALS IN LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.GET THEM HERE

FREE Essential Guides The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age FREE Essential Guides are written by journalists who offer integrity, independence and authority. They are intended to act as an introduction to some of the more complicated financial issues faced today and educate you about many of the investment choices available to you. They also […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: BOOKS MAGS PUBLICATIONS, FREE STUFF Tags: , , ,

GOVERNMENT TO HAVE MEETING IN PERTH ON NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

######################################### AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT House of Representatives – Email alert service ######################################### Wednesday 4 May 2011 NBN inquiry goes West The House of Representatives Infrastructure and Communications Committee is conducting an inquiry into the role and potential of the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Committee will conduct public hearings in Perth on Thursday 5 May and […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL INTEREST Tags: , , , , , , ,

BEST METHODS OF MULCHING SOILS SAYS GOV DEPT

THIS RESEARCH SAYS THIS METHOD IS THE BEST FOR MULCHING New Queensland research will take the guesswork out of which mulching method works best (link to release when published). As part of a three-year project, researchers are looking to quantify the productivity, associated water use and labour requirements of using mulch so a full cost benefit […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: MULCHING COMPOSTING, SOILS EROSION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

TURF GRASS HAS THE EROSION RETAINING QUALITIES 100 TIMES THAT OF BARE SOIL

RECENT TURF RESEARCH has clearly shown the value of turfgrass in retaining sediment on slopes and reducing nutrient movement into waterways. As part of a project, it was found that sod was 100 times more effective in keeping soil in place during heavy rainfall than exposed soil. The project monitored soil losses during an eight week […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: GRASSES LEGUMES, GREEN STUFF, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, SOILS EROSION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , ,

WATCH OUT FOR THESE TWO GARDEN SHOWS COMING UP IN QUEENSLAND

Two gardening events coming up in Queensland 1…If you’re a lifestyle horticultural professional, then the NGIQ Spring Green Expo on 2-3 August 2011 is for you. Hosted by the Nursery Gardens Institute of Queensland, this expo is arguably the biggest combined nursery, landscape, turf and cut flower trade event in Queensland. The ‘trade only’ event […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , ,

AUSTRALIAN FLOWER CONFERENCE IS ON SOON.BE THERE..

FLOWER CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN AUSTRALIA Flowers 2011 – “Race to the Top” Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th July 2011 with an Industry tour on Friday 15th July 2011 Sebel & Citigate King George Square – Brisbane Queensland is proud to be the host of Flowers 2011 – The Australian Flower Conference. The conference […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , , ,