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16 May 2024

Discussing rural mental health and the main stressors impacting farmers

In recent years several initiatives have successfully raised awareness and promoted discussions around rural mental health. These campaigns have encouraged conversations in farming communities, and...
9 May 2024

Growing fire ant threat a stark reminder that biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility

The agriculture sector is deeply concerned by the latest biosecurity breakdown involving fire ants after more than one hundred nests were recently discovered on an Australian Defence Force base in...
2 May 2024

Say hello to QFF at Beef 2024

Next week QFF will be heading to Rockhampton for Beef Australia’s Beef 2024, joining the wider agricultural community in celebrating Australian beef and the associated agriculture supply chain on a...
25 Apr 2024

Increased land valuations lead to rate rise concerns for Queensland farmers

On 26 March 2024, the Queensland Valuer-General issued a total of 675,000 new land valuations spanning some 712,000 square kilometres across 20 local government areas (LGAs). These valuations are in...
18 Apr 2024

Grocery Code of Conduct Requires Greater Grower Protections

Last Monday the Australian Government released the Interim Report of the Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct. The Independent Reviewer, Dr Craig Emerson, handed down eight firm...
11 Apr 2024

QFF lead e-petition calling on the Queensland Government to protect the GAB from CCS

The EIS decision regarding Glencore’s proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) proposal in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is expected to be handed down in early May. As this date approaches, the...
4 Apr 2024

Industry led programs play important role in achieving sustainable agricultural outcomes

Queensland farmers are the Great Barrier Reef’s biggest asset when it comes to improving water quality, and Queensland agriculture continues to lead the way when it comes to underpinning...
28 Mar 2024

Add your voice to the campaign against Carbon Capture in the Great Artesian Basin

QFF, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the Queensland Conservation Council, have come together to demonstrate the unified community and industry position against the proposed...
21 Mar 2024

Commercial airline services are failing our regions

Commercial airline travel to regional, rural, and remote areas of Queensland is in a state of turbulence that will further exacerbate social and economic divides between the regions and metropolitan...
14 Mar 2024

Basin Plan must maintain “willing seller / willing buyer” principle for water recovery

Last week QFF and Cotton Australia provided submissions to the Federal Government regarding its draft framework for delivering the 450GL of environmental water called for by the Restoring Our Rivers...
7 Mar 2024

Eradication of fire ants is still possible but changes must be made to the current response

This week representatives from QFF and members Canegrowers and Cotton Australia, appeared at a public hearing as part of an ongoing inquiry into Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) in Australia. RIFA is...
29 Feb 2024

New Australian Feature Film Shines Spotlight on Mental Health in Rural Australia

A new Australian feature film is shining a spotlight on the critical issue of mental health in rural Australia. "Just A Farmer" is a compelling drama that portrays the impact of suicide on a rural...