Secret plot shows Shorten continues to sell-out coal jobs for CQ families

A secret plot by Labor leader Bill Shorten to revoke Adani’s coal licence - should he become Prime Minister - would sabotage jobs for local families, CQ federal MPs warned today. Read more

Statement on Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce leaves as Nationals leader with a long list of accomplishments. As leader and before, he helped pull the Nationals back from the grave. Just a decade ago it was commonly accepted that the Nats would have to merge with the Libs to survive. Within a decade the Nats helped save a Coalition government from a first term defeat, in part due to Barnaby's strong leadership. Read more

Guarding Northern Australia against pests and diseases

Northern Australian livestock industries will benefit from a ‘northern guard’ to strengthen the surveillance of diseases and pests such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and screw-worm fly. Read more

Federal Government invests in resources innovation

Eight projects to boost cross-industry innovation, collaboration and sustainability in the resources sector will share in $2.1 million of government funding. Read more

Labor’s commitment to Rookwood Weir questioned by Australian Senate

The Senate (Parliament House, Canberra) has questioned why Labor continues to stall the construction of Rookwood Weir near Rockhampton. Senator Fraser Anning posed the question on the floor of the Senate. Central Qld Senator and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan spoke to it.   Read more

Australia's tropical medicine expertise to grow in 2018

Thirteen medical researchers and projects tackling critical health issues across northern Australia are the latest to receive funding through the Coalition Government’s HOT NORTH program. Read more

Governments need to just get on with drought proofing CQ. Federal government willing to work with Qld on Rookwood

The Turnbull-Joyce Government continues to be willing to work with Queensland to build Rookwood Weir near Rockhampton – potentially providing 2,100 jobs, the Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Why limit spending on northern tourism?

Labor’s plan to strip funds from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for a separate “tourism fund” has been criticised for potentially limiting Commonwealth spending on the sector. Read more

Australia’s underwater wonder in never-before-seen detail

The Australian Government has released the first high-resolution map of the sea floor of the entire Great Barrier Reef. Read more

CQ MPs and industry bosses get sneak peak at boosted rescue service

Maintaining public rescue services is best achieved through a shared financial effort between governments and private industry, according to central Queensland MPs. Read more


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