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IRON and manganese extraction is the latest environmental battleground for the small north Queensland community of Georgetown. Amidst the protests around drinking water filtration is the question of whether resident’s health is at risk.

Dirty water won't wash  

IRON and manganese extraction is the latest environmental battleground for the small north Queensland community of Georgetown. Amidst
LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States.
Back in Australia, on the weekends, Christine wakes up to her farm in Moura and during the week she wakes up to her house in Rockhampton. 4:00 AM LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States. Back in...
LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8. 20 Sep 14 LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality...
AVO growers with common concerns will lobby hard for major reforms during the Senate inquiry into the national levy system. 20 Sep 14 AVO growers with common concerns will lobby hard for major reforms during the Senate inquiry into the national levy...
WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes. 20 Sep 14 WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for...

HIGH calibre speakers were in full force at the recent 2014 Beef Producers Field Day which was held at the Malanda High School on the Atherton Tablelands.14 Sep 14 HIGH calibre speakers were in full force at the recent 2014 Beef Producers Field Day which was held at the Malanda...
CHIEF Minister Adam Giles has launched celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of the Port of Darwin.10 Sep 14 CHIEF Minister Adam Giles has launched celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of the Port of Darwin.
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally. PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his...
LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8.20 Sep 14 LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality...
CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease.19 Sep 14 CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease.

LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8.20 Sep 14 LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality...
WITH the Westech field days held only every third year in the central west town of Barcaldine, the Twilight Bull Sale regularly draws a large crowd of buyers and onlookers as a major attraction and social event.13 Sep 14 WITH the Westech field days held only every third year in the central west town of Barcaldine, the Twilight Bull...
DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c higher. DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c...

WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.20 Sep 14 WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for...
ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.19 Sep 14 ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark...

WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.20 Sep 14 WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for...
WILMAR should be 'ready for a fight on a scale not seen before' in the Australian industry, says industry group Canegrowers.
23 May 14  13 WILMAR should be "ready for a fight on a scale not seen before" in the Australian industry, says industry group...
JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the world’s fastest earthmover. JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the...

EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia producers finally able to align solid yields with good prices.10 Sep 14 EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia...
FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30 this year.10 Sep 14 FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30...
A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for sale by receivers.15 Sep 14 A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for...
THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an asking price of between $11-$12 million.15 Sep 14 THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an...

LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States.
Back in Australia, on the weekends, Christine wakes up to her farm in Moura and during the week she wakes up to her house in Rockhampton.4:00 AM LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States. Back in...
CAIRNS entertainers Tony George Entertainment presented their “Nearly Diamond” show at this year’s Outback Moon Festival held at Lake Fred Tritton on Saturday. Locals are raving that it was the best entertainment that has hit the Lake Fred Tritton shores17 Sep 14 CAIRNS entertainers Tony George Entertainment presented their “Nearly Diamond” show at this year’s Outback Moon...