ABC's Relationship with Regional Australia a Long Distance One

Figures released to the Senate Committee on Environment and Communications have revealed that only 14 per cent of ABC journalists are based outside capital cities and 40 per cent are based in Sydney.  Read more

Canavan Favours Divestiture Penalties to Deter Abuse of Market Power

The Competition and Consumer Act should be amended so corporations abusing market power could be broken up, Queensland Senator Matt Canavan argues in a just-published Senate committee report. Read more

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


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