- QFF has called on the Queensland Government to increase the punishments for activists trespassing on farmers’ properties after an animal rights charity published the location and contact details of farms around Australia. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- It is time that governments took a harder stand against the actions of animal activists and ensure that the legal protections and the punishments reflect the crimes. Disobeying ‘unjust laws’ is still breaking the law. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- John Coward from QFF industry members Pork Queensland and Queensland United Egg Producers appeared on Sky News last week to condemn Aussie Farmers’ radical and unjustified actions and their effects on farmers, their animals and Australia’s biosecurity. Watch HERE.
- Have you registered for QFF, AgForce Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorologyand the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ climate and weather workshops in Rockhampton, Taroom and Gayndah next month? Let us know you’re coming HERE.
- The Australian Government has released its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the Regulation of Australian Agriculture. The report focused on identifying unnecessary red tape and other constraints on farm businesses. Details HERE.
- The Australian Government has committed to funding 50 per cent of the proposed Emu Swamp Dam and will work with the state government and local growers to facilitate the project ahead of a visit to the Southern Downs site this week. More information HERE.
- The Productivity Commission has released the first five yearly assessment report on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The report makes findings on progress to date in implementing the Basin Plan and recommendations on actions required to achieve Basin Plan outcomes. More HERE.
- The Queensland Government has recently developed end of waste codes for coal and combustion products, foundry sands, coal seal gas drilling muds, biosolids and sugar mill by-products. These codes are now in force. For more information or to read the codes, click HERE.
- Queensland property owners can register their unwanted or obsolete agricultural and veterinary chemicals for Agsafe’s ChemClear collection which is hitting the road in June. Property owners have until 19 April 2019 to register their unwanted chemicals by calling 1800 008 182 or clicking HERE.
- The Bureau of Meteorology has lowered its ENSO Outlook to El Niño WATCH after recent observations and climate model outlooks suggested the immediate risk had passed. However, there remains an increased likelihood that El Niño will develop later in 2019. Details HERE.
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