- Annastacia Palaszczuk has secured a third term as Premier of Queensland following the weekend’s state election. With more than 65 per cent of the vote counted, the Labor leader is set to form a majority government and is predicted to win 52 seats, to the LNP’s 34. More HERE.
- The new government must work alongside industry to achieve our vision for agriculture, or we risk the deterioration of our sector, rather than strengthening this critical economy support structure. Read more HERE.
- The sector’s vision for agriculture can only be achieved by addressing the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities presented, which requires strategic policy from the new government. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- On National Agriculture Day, QFF is co-hosting a breakfast event with the Queensland Branch of Soil Science Australia, titled ‘The Future of Queensland’s Soils’ to celebrate the values that drive our farmers to grow world-class food, fibre and foliage. Register now HERE.
- Join the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance, TAFE Queensland and leading industry partners for a webinar series offering farm information and insights in November. Including sessions on connecting your devices to your paddock, internet accessibility and protecting against malicious cyber activity. Register HERE.
- The latest Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance e-newsletter is now available! Read about the latest news and events including the upcoming Agricultural Work Placement Program and analysis of Queensland’s casual and unskilled labour situation. Read more HERE.
- A 5,750ha Central Queensland pastoral farm producing fodder and cattle could reduce their electricity bills by up to 76 per cent by implementing the recommendations of their QFF Energy Savers audit. Find out how HERE.
- Applications are now open for the 2021 Future Cotton Leaders Program! Are you committed to the future of the cotton industry and have an interest in developing your leadership knowledge, skills and experience? If so, apply today to be part of this exciting leadership program HERE.
- The ACCC has developed a class exemption, due to commence in early 2021, which will allow small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers to collectively negotiate with their suppliers and processors, without first having to seek approval. More information HERE.
- Twenty of Australia’s leading agriculturalists have been awarded prestigious Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships for 2021. These new Scholars will research innovative global concepts, techniques and systems that will create positive change in their own businesses, communities, and the broader agriculture sector. Details HERE.
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