Bureau of Meteorology Confirm Severity and Speed of Cyclone Marcia

Officials from the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the unique acceleration of Tropical Cyclone Marcia from category 1 to category 5 in record time.  Read more

Greater Scrutiny of Foreign Purchases of Agricultural Land Welcomed

Rockhampton-based Senator Matt Canavan has welcomed the increased scrutiny and reporting of foreign purchases of agricultural land announced today by the Commonwealth Government. Read more

Senator Welcomes Continued Strong Cattle Sales

Rockhampton-based Senator Matt Canavan has welcomed the continued strong demand for cattle seen in recent sales in North Queensland. Read more

Shorten Must Explain Why Labor Would Rob Central Qld Jobs and Growth

Labor’s Bill Shorten must today explain why his party wants to rob Central Queensland of 10,000 new jobs and future export growth, by failing to back Queensland’s biggest-ever coal and rail project. Read more

ABC Vote Compass “Push Polling” Queensland Electorate

Queensland Senator Matt Canavan has accused the ABC of “push polling” in its online election questionnaire, Vote Compass. Read more

Cuts to Beef Tariffs Give CQ Producers Something to Celebrate

Tariff cuts of up to 20% on Australian beef exported to Japan from next week will give Central Queensland producers something to celebrate. Read more

Business Startups Booming in Queensland

New data showing business startups in Queensland are the highest on record bodes well for the State’s economic future, Queensland Senator Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Turtles Already Considered in Connors River Dam Approvals

There are no outstanding environmental issues blocking construction of the proposed Connors River Dam, Queensland Senator Matt Canavan said today. Read more

“Reef, Beef and Teach” Investment Plan could be Massive Earner for CQ

Central Queensland can be a powerhouse of jobs and income for Queensland – provided vital infrastructure is built. Read more

‘Ice’ the First Priority for Government’s Reshaped Drugs and Alcohol Council

The Australian Government has tasked its reshaped advisory council on drugs and alcohol to examine as a priority the issues facing Australia from methamphetamine use, and in particular the rising use of the drug ice. Read more


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