Qld irrigation community facing bleak future

26th January 2007The useful rains falling throughout large swathes of outback Australia have been of little consolation for small irrigation communities like the Cunningham District Irrigators Association in southern Queensland.Association spokesperson, Gary Cooper, says the future for irrigators continues to look “very bleak” until there’s a good general wet across parched broadacre paddocks, requiring at … Read moreQld irrigation community facing bleak future

Qld irrigation community facing bleak future

26th January 2007The useful rains falling throughout large swathes of outback Australia have been of little consolation for small irrigation communities like the Cunningham District Irrigators Association in southern Queensland.Association spokesperson, Gary Cooper, says the future for irrigators continues to look “very bleak” until there’s a good general wet across parched broadacre paddocks, requiring at … Read moreQld irrigation community facing bleak future

Qld irrigation community facing bleak future

26th January 2007The useful rains falling throughout large swathes of outback Australia have been of little consolation for small irrigation communities like the Cunningham District Irrigators Association in southern Queensland.Association spokesperson, Gary Cooper, says the future for irrigators continues to look “very bleak” until there’s a good general wet across parched broadacre paddocks, requiring at … Read moreQld irrigation community facing bleak future

Southern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water

18th January 2007Southern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water By LUCY SKUTHORP and PENNY WATTS – AustraliaThursday, 18 January 2007 The NSW Government, just days after it was threatened by an irrigator class action, is today expected to announce a $20 million drought assistance package for southern irrigators who lost carryover or purchased water … Read moreSouthern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water

Water and rates price relief for drought-affected Qld farms

5th December 2006The Queensland Government will provide a 50pc rebate on municipal rates for eligible drought-stricken farmers, plus a water rebate on management tariffs for irrigators.AgForce president Peter Kenny has welcomed the State Government’s move, saying it is a Christmas present that will ease the financial pressures on many farm businesses.AgForce has strongly lobbied the … Read moreWater and rates price relief for drought-affected Qld farms

More help for workers in drought-affected areas

20th November 2006The Federal Government has changed the Drought Force program to make it easier for those who have lost their jobs in Exceptional Circumstances areas to do volunteer work on private farms and receive a pay packet from the Government.Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, says the changes mean that people in receipt … Read moreMore help for workers in drought-affected areas

More help for workers in drought-affected areas

20th November 2006The Federal Government has changed the Drought Force program to make it easier for those who have lost their jobs in Exceptional Circumstances areas to do volunteer work on private farms and receive a pay packet from the Government.Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, says the changes mean that people in receipt … Read moreMore help for workers in drought-affected areas

More help for workers in drought-affected areas

20th November 2006The Federal Government has changed the Drought Force program to make it easier for those who have lost their jobs in Exceptional Circumstances areas to do volunteer work on private farms and receive a pay packet from the Government.Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, says the changes mean that people in receipt … Read moreMore help for workers in drought-affected areas

Hands off Gulf and Cape York Peninsula: Qld farmers

27th September 2006 Queensland Natural Resources Minister, Henry Palaszczuk, has undertaken to seriously amend the Wild Rivers Legislation, according to Property Rights Australia (PRA). The undertaking comes in response to a far north Queensland Local Government deputation on Friday. PRA chairman, John Purcell, said, “The Wild Rivers Legislation is a disgraceful and totally impractical document. … Read moreHands off Gulf and Cape York Peninsula: Qld farmers

PRA Meeting- St George

24th October 2005 Property Rights Australia (PRA) attracted over 150 people to its Public Meeting in St George on Saturday 22 October. Attendees came from as far west as Wyandra and north to Bowen. Guest speakers were Senator Barnaby Joyce and State Opposition Spokesman on Local Government Howard Hobbs. PRA speakers were Chairman John Purcell … Read morePRA Meeting- St George

Can’t see the forest for the liesanother government cover up!

8th October 2005 Another bomb shell was dropped on the Qld State Government during the regional sitting of Parliament in Rockhampton this week. The attack did not come from across the floor from the Qld Opposition but indeed from outside the makeshift state parliament altogether. As 300 vocal rural and regional landholders converged on the … Read moreCan’t see the forest for the liesanother government cover up!