Fighting pests with their own genetics

The fight against pests, diseases, feral animals and weeds and the threat they pose to Queensland’s agricultural production is being aided by the latest genetic analysis technology. Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne said a $400,000 Next Generation Sequencer is significantly speeding up the development of new diagnostic tests and providing scientists with insights not previously available.…

Senator Hanson’ Racial Discrimination Law Amendment (Free Speech)

Senator Hanson’ I have listened to some comments in this chamber today and all I hear about is racism. Let me make my point very clear. When I first came into parliament I stood on the ground of equality for all Australians—equality regardless of race, colour or creed. Also, what I have tried to make quite…

$117 MILLION IN NEW HOMELESSNESS FUNDING

The Turnbull Coalition will deliver $117.2 million to support frontline services addressing homelessness. Around 85,000 people, particularly women and children affected by domestic violence and vulnerable young people, will be supported through 757 frontline services through the Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The agreement, which has been extended through until June 2018, will…

Putin’ Presentation of senior officers appointed to command positions

Vladimir Putin met with senior officers promoted to higher positions and awarded higher military (special) ranks. I welcome you to the Kremlin and congratulate you on your appointment to senior positions and conferment of higher military and special ranks. I hope that your new status and powers will help you to resolve more complex and large-scale tasks and achieve in your respective areas the results the country needs. It is important to continue – and we will…

Obama” Over 100 Companies Sign the Equal Pay Pledge

Growing up, I never once thought that my gender could influence my perceived worth. I was lucky that my mother and father set a standard for me that as long as I worked hard and earned it, I could do anything or be anyone that I wanted, and expect to be treated the same as…

The Athlete’s Foot Australia

The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) commenced operations in Australia under licence from a US-based master franchisor. As the years passed, The Athlete’s Foot had less and less to do with the master franchisor, and the Australian business model diverged extensively from that of The Athlete’s Foot stores in other countries. The Athlete’s Foot Australia operates online…

NSW Rural Doctors Network office opening

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) today opened new offices in Newcastle that will become a hub for rural health practitioners and organisations to the benefit of thousands of rural and remote communities across New South Wales. The RDN, and other Rural Workforce Agencies, are playing a key role in the Government’s rural health reforms, building…

A new phase of resource investment in Northern Australia

The Australian Government is supporting the development of the next wave of mineral, energy and groundwater resources, with work now underway on the $100 million Exploring for the Future program. “Australia’s wealth of natural resources has underpinned our economic success for decades,” Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said. “To ensure the resources…

Magnetic Island’s new Henry Lawson Walking Trail now open

The new Henry Lawson Walking Trail in north Queensland’s Magnetic Island National Park is now open to members of the public. The Queensland Government funded the new $175,000 walking trail, which also includes new steps and signage at Horseshoe Bay. National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles said the trail was opened this week through the…

FULL EVENT: President-Elect Donald Trump Rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina

On November 10, President-elect Trump had a first meeting with President Obama to discuss plans for a peaceful transition of power. The meeting was notably cordial, with The New York Times stating: “It was an extraordinary show of cordiality and respect between two men who have been political enemies and are stylistic opposites. Trump’s transition…

Queensland and China to share health expertise through new agreement

Queensland is set to collaborate with China on health service design, training for health care professionals and more following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Province of Sichuan. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today witnessed the signing of the MoU by Queensland Health with Sichuan Province in Brisbane.…

Release of the first Open Government National Action Plan

The Government has finalised Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan, setting targets to further improve transparency, accountability and open data. The Plan’s 15 commitments will help strengthen our democracy and deliver a more agile, innovative and collaborative nation. We will: deliver better protections for whistle blowers in the tax and corporate sectors,  work with people…

New exhibition’ Hadron Collider’ at the Queensland Museum

Opening today at the Queensland Museum will give visitors a tremendous opportunity to experience the power of science, just in time for school holidays. Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said Hadron Collider: Step inside the world’s greatest experiment, unveiled the inner workings of the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. “The exhibition,developed by the Science Museum…

​Commonwealth to extend loans to National Dairy Products suppliers​

The Coalition Government has agreed to extend much-needed support to Victorian dairy farm businesses affected by the retrospective pricing decisions of National Dairy Products (NDP), through Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalition Government is standing by dairy farmers affected by retrospective cuts…