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Australia’s poorest town: Mungallala, Queensland — On show pics & info

Welcome to Australia’s poorest town: Mungallala, Queensland — average annual income $3,148 Updated 13 Jun 2016, 2:55pm External Link: Story Hunters on ABC iview: Australia’s poorest town Map: Mungallala 4467 The residents of Mungallala, in Queensland’s mid south, take home an average salary of a little over $3,000 a year according to the Australian Taxation […]

August 8th, 2016
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, Nsw, POVERTY, TOWNS & CITIES Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Darling Downs schoolgirl’s post on drought goes viral

A DARLING Downs schoolgirl has used a heart-breaking story of a drought-affected farmer pushed to the point of suicide to argue why the government needs to support rural people. Luci Bain’s post about an Australian farmer went viral and has been shared more than 25,000 times. She started by writing about a farmer with no […]

July 16th, 2016
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, PEOPLE, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Dairy woes hit Australian farmer confidence with a Dry autumn

In its monthly outlook report, Rabobank said dairy farmers would respond to the price cuts by reducing herd sizes, which would reduce milk production. Farmer confidence has eased due to the dry start to autumn, coupled with the significant challenge to dairy farmers in parts of the country’s south east after steep price cuts. A regular survey by Rabobank […]

June 1st, 2016
Topic: DAIRY MILK, DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , ,

India’s Deadliest Epidemic for Farmers

More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves since agriculture was liberalized. On May 14, Ramnariam Barma woke up determined to end his life. He had long been pondering this decision, and the government’s refusal to compensate him for the loss of his harvest was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “We had been […]

October 22nd, 2015
Topic: DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, DROUGHTS FLOODS, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Farmers ask Government to tackle drought as natural disaster

Photo: John Lethbridge tries to sell his Hughenden farm land due to lack of income. Farmers are warning the Queensland beef industry is on the brink of collapse and the dire and enduring drought needs to be declared a natural disaster. Around 75 per cent of Queensland is drought-declared and graziers are coping with their […]

May 3rd, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, PEOPLE Tags: , , , ,

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None

CATTLE BY THE HUNDREDS ARE BEING SHOT IN WEST QUEENSLAND BECAUSE OF THE DRAUGHT

DEBBIE Viney loves her cattle to death. OOO Audio: Drought affected grazier says shooting cattle the only humane option (AM) Ms Viney says they barely survived the move there and will not survive the move back. “It’s heartbreaking when you see the poor old cow and she can’t get up and you’ve got to put […]

December 23rd, 2014
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , ,

DROUGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR DOING THE ROUNDS OF QUEENSLAND TO HIGHLIGHT FARMERS PLIGHT

Drought photographic exhibition tours Queensland to raise awareness of farmers’ plight   Photo: Cattle running in the sunset. (Supplied: Centacare CQ) Map: Longreach 4730 It is hoped an exhibition of photographs from one of Queensland’s most drought-affected regions will hang in Brisbane’s Parliament House to raise awareness about the impact of the dry. The welfare […]

December 18th, 2014
Topic: CAMERAS PHOTOS, DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , , , , , , , ,

ANZ moratorium on farm foreclosures in drought-hit regions of Queensland and NSW is welcomed by farmers but other banks have not made any moves to do the same.

The ANZ Bank will soon introduce a 12-month moratorium on forced farm sales in areas of crippling drought throughout Queensland and New South Wales. But the National Australia and Commonwealth Banks have fallen short of matching ANZ’s pledge. There’s still concern that banks haven’t done enough to help farmers in drought. Northern Gulf Graziers Group […]

December 14th, 2014
Topic: BANKS CREDIT UNIONS, DROUGHTS FLOODS, MORTGAGES, REPOSSESSIONS Tags: , , , , , , ,

NASA satellite set up to assist farmers in combating drought

NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale. Once operational, data from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could be used to better inform farmers in agricultural decision making, providing unprecedented levels of detail on moisture trends with an efficiency and speed unattainable […]

August 25th, 2014
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, SPACE, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , , , , ,