Queensland Nationals Senator Susan McDonald has backed her conviction that new Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations will do nothing to improve safety standards for Angel Flight users, going against the government line in the process.
While all eyes in Queensland's north west have been on the ground-breaking chickpea crop planted by a drought-stricken NSW farmer, a sorghum crop beside it has been quietly growing another success story.
A less active cyclone season is forecast this year, with four cyclones expected to form in the Coral Sea.
Eight months after a devastating monsoon wiped out hundreds of thousands of cattle in north west Queensland, producers are looking to the future.
Top End producers are defying the dry, purchasing lines of quality bulls at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
Repeat buyers anchored a "totally satisfying" result for Telpara Hills at the Rockhampton National Brangus Female Sale.
If the Flinders Shire Council can scientifically prove the sustainability of an alluvial water source close to its 15 Mile irrigated agriculture project, it predicts 10,000 to 20,000ha of high value crops could be added to Hughenden's economy.