Northern insurance costs targeted

THE cost disparity between insurance premiums in northern Australia comparative to the rest of the nation has caused considerable debate in recent years.
THE cost disparity between insurance premiums in northern Australia comparative to the rest of the nation has caused considerable debate in recent years.
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THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected. CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
With less than a week until the Charters Towers Rural Crisis Summit, Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth said he has felt a groundswell of interest.
28 Aug 15 With less than a week until the Charters Towers Rural Crisis Summit, Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth said he has felt a groundswell of interest.
THE 16th annual PBR Troy Dunn Invitational bull ride is primed to rock Townsville with the best local and international bull riders set to go up against some of the most fearsome bulls in the nation in a quest to obtain the prestigious buckle.
28 Aug 15 THE 16th annual PBR Troy Dunn Invitational bull ride is primed to rock Townsville with the best local and international bull riders set to go up against some of the most fearsome bulls...
A TOTAL of 21 high quality horses have been catalogued for the ninth annual Hayes & Co Nebo Working Horse sale being held on September 19 at the Nebo Undercover Arena from 12pm.
27 Aug 15 A TOTAL of 21 high quality horses have been catalogued for the ninth annual Hayes & Co Nebo Working Horse sale being held on September 19 at the Nebo Undercover Arena from 12pm.
JAMES Cook University business students Brittany Fell and Rachel Day have been thrown head-first into the goings-on at a professional sporting club with internships at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.
27 Aug 15 JAMES Cook University business students Brittany Fell and Rachel Day have been thrown head-first into the goings-on at a professional sporting club with internships at the North...
26 Aug 15 A HISTORIC Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday by the Port of Townsville Ltd (POTL) along with the Port of Qinzhou in China.
TWO Burdekin junior sporting representatives have received a 2015 Wingate Properties North Queensland Sport Encouragement Bursary during a presentation at Burdekin Shire Council.
26 Aug 15 TWO Burdekin junior sporting representatives have received a 2015 Wingate Properties North Queensland Sport Encouragement Bursary during a presentation at Burdekin Shire Council.
GRANULAR Products Pty Ltd, has stationed a Bell 206B III Jetranger helicopter in Queensland, to support their network of accredited aerial operators.
25 Aug 15 GRANULAR Products Pty Ltd, has stationed a Bell 206B III Jetranger helicopter in Queensland, to support their network of accredited aerial operators.
IF you’re travelling out west this week and spy a colourful convoy of vehicles being driven by a cast of gaudily-dressed drivers than you’re probably about to be passed by the Mystery Box Rally fleet.
22 Aug 15 IF you’re travelling out west this week and spy a colourful convoy of vehicles being driven by a cast of gaudily-dressed drivers than you’re probably about to be passed by the Mystery...
OVER the last three years through a $100,000 project funded under the Queensland Government’s Everyone’s Environment Grant program, Barron Catchment Care (BCC) has been targeting Turbina corymbosa an introduced species from Tropical America.
21 Aug 15 OVER the last three years through a $100,000 project funded under the Queensland Government’s Everyone’s Environment Grant program, Barron Catchment Care (BCC) has been targeting Turbina...
CANE growers and millers in the Burdekin region received some sweet news yesterday with the announcement of a draft Bill designed to resolve current sugar marketing issues.
20 Aug 15 CANE growers and millers in the Burdekin region received some sweet news yesterday with the announcement of a draft Bill designed to resolve current sugar marketing issues.
SOME of the most isolated students in the Northern Territory welcomed cowboys and a rodeo queen into their classroom during a special Katherine School of the Air assembly on August 14.
20 Aug 15 SOME of the most isolated students in the Northern Territory welcomed cowboys and a rodeo queen into their classroom during a special Katherine School of the Air assembly on August 14.
A MAREEBA-based Ergon Energy work crew have been thanked by Queensland Police for their quick thinking and assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Cape York earlier this month.
19 Aug 15 A MAREEBA-based Ergon Energy work crew have been thanked by Queensland Police for their quick thinking and assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Cape York earlier this...
SUGARCANE growers preparing for spring planting are being urged to use the free online resource QCANESelect to help choose the right varieties for their farm.
19 Aug 15 SUGARCANE growers preparing for spring planting are being urged to use the free online resource QCANESelect to help choose the right varieties for their farm.
Rather than worrying about the steer he was about to ride in the Katherine Clean ‘Em Up Rodeo, Eli Bee was more focused on finding ham for a last-minute sandwich.
18 Aug 15 Rather than worrying about the steer he was about to ride in the Katherine Clean ‘Em Up Rodeo, Eli Bee was more focused on finding ham for a last-minute sandwich.
AN estimated 2500 enthusiastic punters converged at the Innisfail Turf Club for the Australian banana industry-backed race day on the weekend.
18 Aug 15 AN estimated 2500 enthusiastic punters converged at the Innisfail Turf Club for the Australian banana industry-backed race day on the weekend.
THE Brahman stud cattle section proved to be a popular drawcard for Ekka visitors with 47 of the breeds’ top bulls, cows and heifers judged in the show ring.
12 Aug 15 THE Brahman stud cattle section proved to be a popular drawcard for Ekka visitors with 47 of the breeds’ top bulls, cows and heifers judged in the show ring.
AFTER a big fortnight of rodeo in the north-west of Queensland, the Australian Professional Rodeo Association heads to the Northern Territory for the final two rodeos on the Northern Run.
12 Aug 15 AFTER a big fortnight of rodeo in the north-west of Queensland, the Australian Professional Rodeo Association heads to the Northern Territory for the final two rodeos on the Northern Run.
ORGANISERS of this year’s Isa Rodeo are confident the event is the biggest in its 56-year history.
11 Aug 15 ORGANISERS of this year’s Isa Rodeo are confident the event is the biggest in its 56-year history.
A CONFIDENT hoop and a six-year-old gelding have paired up to change the fortunes of connections by claiming an unlikely win in the 2015 Katherine Cup on August 8.
11 Aug 15 A CONFIDENT hoop and a six-year-old gelding have paired up to change the fortunes of connections by claiming an unlikely win in the 2015 Katherine Cup on August 8.
07 Aug 15 IT WAS with the aim to improve on-property operations efficiency including the associated cost-saving benefits that saw Collinsville grazier Bruce Smith decide to call on the expertise...
07 Aug 15 EXPECTANT mums in Lockhart River are set to benefit as Apunipima takes delivery of its latest ultrasound machine.
NORTHERN beef producers are encouraged to register for a field day being held at Wambiana Station near Charters Towers on Saturday, August 29.
07 Aug 15 NORTHERN beef producers are encouraged to register for a field day being held at Wambiana Station near Charters Towers on Saturday, August 29.
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ROADS from all states will head to Mt Isa on August 7-9 for the richest rodeo on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association circuit, the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo.
06 Aug 15 ROADS from all states will head to Mt Isa on August 7-9 for the richest rodeo on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association circuit, the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo.
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Pleased that common sense has prevailed. Being close to the policy makers cannot be underestimated
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JohnCarpenter, The lamb and mutton job is going okay- we must be doing some things right.
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Spot on X. Let the Chinese buy as long as we can buy freely in China
A STATE-of-the-art water treatment plant built in Marian will provide an increased and more reliable supply of water to Marian and Mirani residents.31 Jul 15 A STATE-of-the-art water treatment plant built in Marian will provide an increased and more reliable supply of water...
THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory government’s premier training awards for 2015.03 Jul 15 THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory...