Mobile phone black spots funding a boost for the bush

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

AgForce has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement today that a further $60 million will be invested in fixing mobile phone black spots in regional, rural and remote Australia.

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North Qld’s development crippled by new vegetation laws

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

High value agricultural development and job opportunities will be lost in North Queensland as a result of proposed changes to vegetation management laws, AgForce said today.

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AgForce outlines Federal Election priorities

Monday, 9 May 2016

Better telecommunications connections and services, effective drought and climate policies, and more investment in transport infrastructure are among the key priorities for AgForce in the upcoming Federal Election.

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Survey highlights urgent need for better telecommunications in the bush

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A new survey investigating internet access in the bush has highlighted the urgent need for better telecommunications services to support business development, enhance children’s education and maintain social connections, AgForce Queensland said today.

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‘No frills’ Federal Budget offers few surprises for agriculture

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Federal Budget was a ‘no frills, steady as she goes’ Budget for agriculture that focussed mainly on delivering and building on commitments already made such as support for new water infrastructure and securing rural financial counsellors to help farmers battling drought, AgForce said today.

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AgForce welcomes inquiry into telecommunications in the bush

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016

AgForce has welcomed today’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry examining how the telecommunications market is evolving in regional and remote Australia.

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Federal Labor’s vegetation management intervention ‘disgraceful’

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016

Federal Labor’s announcement it would override states to introduce tougher vegetation management restrictions was purely a political ploy to shore up Greens preferences, AgForce Queensland said today.

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AgForce welcomes new reef funding

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016

AgForce has welcomed new Federal Government funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying the money will help farmers in reef regions continue to improve their land management practices.

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More time to have a say on vegetation laws

Friday, 22 Apr 2016

Landholders wanting to have a say about the Palaszczuk Government’s proposed changes to vegetation management laws now have more time to do so after the deadline for submissions on the laws was today extended to next Friday 29 April.

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Weapons Forum welcome but must not be a one-off talkfest

Friday, 22 Apr 2016

AgForce has welcomed the establishment of a new Queensland Government Weapons Consultation Forum, but stressed it must be the start of regular discussion with industry stakeholders on firearms policy not just a one-off talkfest.

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Road safety tribunal abolition welcomed

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016

The abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will deliver certainty to Queensland farmers and allay fears of massive hikes in transport costs, AgForce General President Grant Maudsley said today.

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Landholders urged to sign petition opposing vegetation laws

Sunday, 17 Apr 2016

Landholders are urged to sign a new petition being launched today to express their opposition to new vegetation management laws that take away farmers' property rights and jeopardise jobs in regional Queensland.

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Cape York development uncertainty must be removed

Friday, 15 Apr 2016

AgForce has welcomed the State Government's commitment to develop large-scale business and tourism ventures in remote indigenous communities, but said planned changes to vegetation management laws must be scrapped if the Government is serious about job creation in Cape York.

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Thankyou Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

Monday, 4 Apr 2016

AgForce Queensland thanks Brendan Farrell and everyone involved in the weekend’s hay run to Ilfracombe on behalf of the struggling producers they have brought hope to.

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Palaszczuk attacks farmers

Friday, 18 Mar 2016

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last night showed she was no Friend of Ag, introducing laws that will harm Queensland's economy and hurt consumers.

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