The Queensland government will administer a federally-funded compensation package for SES volunteers and volunteer firefighters.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dramatically upped his bushfire response for the second time in two days
The author of a book into politics in rural Australia has told country communities not to wait for government to make policy for them.
In this week's The Gauge, Moree farmer Oscar Pearse says farmers can be part of the climate change solution but need payment for their environmental stewardship.
A Charleville grazier convicted of illegal tree clearing will only have to pay $10,000 in fines and costs instead of $112,000 after the Court of Appeal deemed that the penalty would have been "a crushing burden" on him and his family.
The peak body representing Queensland councils has joined western Queensland natural resource management group Desert Channels Queensland in expressing frustration at the zero outcome from the parliamentary committee report into invasive weeds and their control in the state.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be in the spotlight of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee next year.
The Hon. Shane Stone AC QC will lead the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency.