- QFF is encouraging farmers to review their electricity tariffs following the release of the Queensland Competition Authority’s final determination on 2019-20 regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland. Read the media statement HERE.
- Farmers throughout Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Catchments will benefit from six new extension trainees who have recently begun work with various NRM and agricultural advisory groups through the Agriculture Extension Work Placement Program. Details HERE.
- A suitable deterrent must be realised to stop ‘professional protesters’ from unjustifiably interrupting legitimate Queensland business activities. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- Farming groups across Queensland, including QFF industry member CANEGROWERS, have launched an online petition against the Queensland Government’s tightening of regulations on agriculture in Great Barrier Reef catchments. Click HERE for more information and sign the petition HERE.
- The ATO is reminding those impacted by the North Queensland floods that deferred lodgments and payments were due on 31 May 2019. If you were not able to meet this due date, call the ATO on 1800 806 218 or speak with your registered tax professional. More information HERE.
- A new biosecurity web series is calling on locals and visitors to do their part to protect Australia from the biosecurity risk of pest and disease. ‘Country–Handle with Care’ shows that we all have a role to play, watch the web series HERE.
- Digital grants of up to $10,000 have been made available to help small business owners work smarter and make the most of the online business market. Applications close Wednesday, 26 June 2019. For more information or to apply, click HERE.
- The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) has released and is now seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the 2019 Underground Water Impact Report. If you live or work in the Surat CMA, read the report and have your say by Monday, 1 July 2019 HERE.
- Are you a farmer wanting to understand what’s really happening on your farm? The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance and TAFE Queensland are holding Embracing Digital Innovation in the Agricultural Sector workshops in Mackay, Emerald, Bundaberg and Dalby in the coming months. Register now!
- Registrations for the National Symposium on the Beneficial Use of Recycled Organics are now open! The event will be held in Brisbane from 20-21 June 2019 and focus on the application of recycled organics in agriculture, mining, urban environments and infrastructure. Details HERE.
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