Glorious floral displays at the Blackall racecourse many years ago earnt it the title of the Flemington of the West, and now a rare hibiscus is giving the outback Queensland town a similar distinction in Canberra.
The Queensland Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association annual conference has endorsed calls from its branches to lobby for specific primary production units to be included in the national curriculum.
Ongoing concerns that the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association was left off the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce continued to be voiced strongly at the recent conference in Winton.
Geographically isolated families deep in the grip of Queensland’s ongoing drought are still awaiting a clear indication from the state government of whether they can continue to access the drought subsidy component of the Living Away From Home Allowance.
As someone who had a baby 10 weeks ago, here are just a few things I’d rather have than a few nappies, books and a sleeping bag.
Originally from a Dawson Valley cotton farm, Tammie Irons is the new president of the Queensland Council of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association.