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Rural and Regional Queensland gets a voice on the ABC Board

Monday, 27 Feb 2017

The appointment of AgForce’s South East Queensland Regional Director Georgie Somerset to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board ensures that rural and regional Queensland has a voice on the national stage, AgForce said today.

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Defence plan process highlights need to better protect ag land

Thursday, 23 Feb 2017

The flawed master planning process for the Department of Defence’s proposed expansion of military training areas in Central and North Queensland highlights the importance of preserving agricultural land for agricultural use, AgForce said today.

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Job creating rail project a ‘game changer’ for Qld grains industry

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Hundreds of construction jobs will be created and more than 20,000 trucks will be taken off regional roads as a result of a proposed grains industry project that could secure the viability of the agricultural rail network in Queensland for decades to come.

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Access, affordability and reliability key issues for telecommunications inquiry

Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

Queenslanders living in regional, rural and remote areas desperately need more accessible, affordable and reliable phone and internet services, AgForce said today.

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Mission accomplished! Defence land grab retreat welcomed

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

Dozens of farming families in Central and North Queensland are breathing a sigh of relief today after the Federal Government confirmed it was abandoning plans to force graziers off their land to expand military training areas.

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Videos prove Defence lagging with land management

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

AgForce is demanding the Australian and Queensland Governments work together to ensure the Department of Defence better manage their military training grounds.

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Study on Defence plan’s impact on beef supply chain underway

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017

Work is now underway on a study assessing the impacts of proposed military training area expansions on the beef supply chain, agribusinesses and local communities in Central and North Queensland, AgForce said today.

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Farmers call for better roads, rail and land use laws as Cabinet visits CQ

Monday, 30 Jan 2017

Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet meets in Rockhampton today.

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Minister confirms farmers’ land still in Defence firing line

Monday, 23 Jan 2017

The Defence Minister has today confirmed dozens of farming families could still lose their land so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia, but has committed to fast-tracking a final decision so landholders know their fate within four weeks.

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2017 looking bright for Queensland sheep and wool producers

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Queensland sheep and wool producers are the most positive they have been in years following a good winter, strong commodity prices and the continued rollout of wild dog fencing, AgForce Sheep and Wool President Alan Rae said today.

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Applications now open for agriculture student bursary

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Southern Inland Queensland students working toward a career in agriculture or agribusiness can now apply for a special bursary to assist with their studies.

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Teaching the teachers about advances in agriculture

Monday, 9 Jan 2017

A pork cooking demonstration from renowned Australian chef Fast Ed and tours to a cotton farm, a cattle feedlot and a winery are among the highlights of a special four day conference for agricultural educators being held in Brisbane this week.

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Defence land grab the last straw for frustrated farmers

Monday, 9 Jan 2017

A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for food production, AgForce said today.

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Uncertain Christmas for farming families in Defence firing line

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016

Dozens of farming families face an uncertain Christmas and an unhappy New Year as a result of continued confusion about the Department of Defence’s plan to expand their military training areas in Central and North Queensland, AgForce said today.

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Defence land buy-up to have massive impact on state’s cattle industry

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

An expansion of military training areas in Central and North Queensland could see more than a hundred thousand head of cattle lost to the state’s beef industry and farming families that have managed properties for generations forced off their land, AgForce warned today.

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