- QFF is looking for bipartisan action from the Queensland Parliament to increase and implement effective punishments for animal activists trespassing on farmers’ properties. Read the media statement HERE.
- With more than 350,000 items of biosecurity concern intercepted across the country in 2018, it is imperative that all Australians and visitors adhere to biosecurity requirements both on-farm and in general and report suspected breaches to Biosecurity Queensland immediately. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- To prevent a possible African swine fever incursion, the Australian Government is promoting biosecurity messages through a new national website to improve the community’s access to information. Check it out HERE.
- Following continued advocacy from QFF and industry members, the Queensland Government has delayed the introduction of their Reef Regulations Bill. Read the QCL story HERE.
- The Australian Taxation Officeis to continuing to provide assistance to those affected by the flooding in North Queensland. People having trouble with their tax or super affairs, can call the ATO on 1800 806 218 so they can help you find a solution. More information HERE.
- The latest Turf ‘n’ Surf podcast from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries explores how Queensland’s strawberry growers are recovering after the 2018 tampering crisis. Hear how industry and government have worked together to help our strawesome industry bounce back HERE.
- According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, natural disasters and the impact of climate change will put unprecedented pressure on the stable availability of food supplies. QFF has created a policy framework for disaster resilience planning for the state’s agriculture sector. Read it HERE.
- Farmers want to be certain that their land management is both profitable and sustainable with certainty of water, affordable energy and access to markets. All that is needed now is for the regulatory and policy settings to be an enabler and not a constrainer. Read The Conversation story HERE.
- Knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are currently in demand within the Australian agriculture sector. The University of Southern Queensland is researching the motivating factors that attract and retain agriculture professionals in their jobs. Participate in the survey HERE.
- Join the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network for the 2019 APEN Conference. An international meeting for rural and community advisory practitioners, researchers, and academics who combine the best extension research and practice from developing and developed countries. Details HERE.
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