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Latest Incentive in Queensland aims to attract 3,000 new mining jobs

Bowen Basin targeted The Queensland Government is getting behind a pilot program that, together with an industry group, is hoping to bring thousands of mining equipment and services positions to the Bowen Basin within the next decade. The METS Ignited Bowen Basin Cluster Program is a joint initiative between the state government and METS Ignited, an […]

October 10th, 2017
Topic: EMPLOYMENT, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES, MINING OIL GAS, Queensland Tags: , , ,

Sustainable Agriculture Forum Event by Fraser Coast Regional Council Qld.Sept 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Forum Fraser Coast Regional Council is proud to present the Sustainable Agriculture Forum with world renowned biological farming expert, Dr Arden Andersen from the 25-27 September at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough. Qld. This event is a must attend for all be it for one, two or all three days! Dr Andersen is a […]

September 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, PEOPLE, Queensland, TOWNS & CITIES Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Launceston and Townsville are to receive special development funding from federal government

A tale of two cities- Media release The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will appear before the Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee in Canberra tomorrow to discuss the Australian Government’s plans to develop Launceston and Townsville. At opposite ends of the country, the two cities are both subject to City Deals which aim […]

August 14th, 2017
Topic: GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, Queensland, Tasmania Tags: , ,

Banana skincare, Qld flour company to expand into overseas markets

A far north Queensland farmer, who turns waste bananas into flour, skincare and cosmetics, has struck an international deal that will see his business expand globally. Rob Watkins got into the banana industry over 15 years ago, growing ladyfinger bananas, and soon realised the large amount of product not suitable for supermarkets. Natural Evolution Foods […]

July 6th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Bananas, FOOD DRINK, IMPORT EXPORT, MANUFACTURE PROCESSING, MARKETING PROMOS, Queensland, SUPERMARKETS, VIDEOS AUDIOS, WASTES DUMPS STORAGE Tags: , , ,

Singapore’s military could force fourth generation farmers to leave Queensland

BY 2021, rural towns lining the Bruce Highway in central Queensland will look nothing like they do now. Quiet plains home to fourth generation farmers and thousands of head of livestock will be cleared and transformed into military battlegrounds where tanks roam rather than cattle. Thousands — estimates suggest as many as 14,000 — foreign […]

January 12th, 2017
Topic: ARMED SERVICES, Queensland Tags: , , , , ,

Panama-infested Queensland banana bought out by Australian government

A Queensland banana farm ruined by the devastating Panama disease last year has been bought out. The Tully farm, owned by the Robson family, was the first Queensland property to be found with Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4), a soil-borne fungus which attacks banana plants. The Robson family signed off on a $4.5m buyout of […]

October 31st, 2016
Topic: Bananas, BUYOUTS AQUISITIONS TAKEOVERS, DISEASES, GOVERNMENT, Queensland, REAL ESTATE Tags: , , , , ,

Bender family says 1000 pigs died from pollution caused by Linc Energy

The family of George Bender have blamed the deaths of 1000 pigs on pollution caused by Linc Energy’s underground coal gasification project at Chinchilla. The Bender family’s submission to the Senate inquiry into CSG regulation showed graphic images of animals affected at their piggery, which was run by George Bender up until his suicide last […]

April 11th, 2016
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, ENERGY PRODUCTION, FARM PROPERTIES, INJUSTICES, MINING OIL GAS, Pigs, POLLUTION, Queensland, STRANGE WIERD ODD, SUICIDES, UNDERGROUND Tags: , , , ,

Why Australian banana lovers should be worried by deadly disease

A new strain of Panama disease threatens banana crops. Disease threatens the commercial banana The banana farmers of yore would have known the grim signs of an outbreak. Surveying their luscious plantations in the hot, wet air of far north Queensland, they would have seen the insidious disease take hold, inch by toxic inch. Growers […]

December 7th, 2015
Topic: Bananas, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Queensland Tags: , , , ,

Ingham Nth Qld bio-mill funding option may be a better deal for growers

North Qld Bio – Energy (NQBE) chairman Robert Carey said under the alternate model raised, NQBE’s advisors, NAB Advisory, shareholders could be both growers and millers. Farmers would receive considerably more revenue than they do under the current NQBE INGHAM sugarcane farmers could retain an increased ownership percentage in the $520 million North Queensland Bio-Energy […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES, Queensland Tags: None

LYCHEE SEASON IS IN FULL SWING IN QUEENSLAND WITH BUMPER CROPS

Photo: Kaimana lychees ready for packing. (Zara Margolis) Map: Yeppoon 4703 It’s harvest time for lychees on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. Ian Groves and his family have been growing tropical fruit on their Bungundarra property since the early 1980s, including lychees, mangoes, and avocadoes. For the next eight or nine weeks, the Groves family, with the […]

December 19th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING, Lychees, Queensland Tags: , , , , , ,