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13 Nov 2019

It’s not goodbye, but see you later

Agriculture as we know it in Queensland is again heading into unchartered territory with some areas of our farming communities entering their eighth year of drought. Combined with the threat of...
11 Nov 2019

Liquid Life and Leisure Magazine: Travelling and local spending for drought

By QFF CEO Travis Tobin Many would be familiar with Dorothea Mackellar’s famous lines “I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding...
6 Nov 2019

Politics must be for the people ahead of next election

Written by Travis Tobin, QFF CEO With the state election now less than 12 months away (31 October 2020), the political parties will be turning their focus towards getting elected. Recent surveys...
30 Oct 2019

Everybody loses in political point scoring on drought

The persistent drought conditions across Queensland are challenging many farmers from various agricultural industries. The visual impacts, such as dry dams, bare paddocks and hungry stock have led to...
23 Oct 2019

Water metering consultation flows

Last week I attended the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy consultation meetings with irrigation stakeholders in Southern Queensland on new policy proposals to improve the standard...
16 Oct 2019

Agriculture around the world

We often hear about how different agriculture is in other parts of the world and as Australian farmers, it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger global picture as we plan for our businesses into...
9 Oct 2019

Ploughing through mental health stigma – Mary O’Brien of Are You Bogged Mate?

According to the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, people living in rural and remote Australia are up to twice as likely to die by suicide as people living in major cities, with rates of...
2 Oct 2019

National Water Grid Authority gets to work

This week marks the first day of business for the National Water Grid Authority. Announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack during the 2019 election campaign and officially launched...
25 Sep 2019

Water policy raising more questions than answers

Following months of drought and the recent passing of onerous Reef regulations, farmers in the Bundaberg region have been dealt another blow with the Queensland Government announcing this week that...
19 Sep 2019

Courier Mail op-ed: Reef Regulations not the solution

The Reef Bill returned to the Queensland Parliament this week and while at the time of writing it hadn’t yet passed, it will. Despite farmers and their representative bodies actively engaging in...
18 Sep 2019

Farmers face challenge of cumulative ag policies

The Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 came back to the Queensland Parliament this week with no changes to the Bill itself. It...
11 Sep 2019

Bipartisanship sought on animal activists

This week has the potential to be a turning point in realising greater legal protections for farmers, and more appropriate punishments and deterrents for the disruptive and extreme actions we have...