Tag: Rural

Concern for Tasmania's quarantine services

February 27, 2011 10:16:00

The Tasmanian Government will not rule out any cuts to the state's quarantine and biosecurity service.[MORE]

Tags: government-and-politics, the-budget, political-parties, labor-party, liberal-party, greens, rural, agricultural-crops, fruits, pest-management, quarantine, australia, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250

Mines still recovering from Qld floods

February 27, 2011 09:12:00

Production at Queensland's coal mines is yet to return to normal after widespread flooding this year.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, industry, mining, floods, environment, rural, coal, australia, qld, brisbane-4000, bundaberg-4670, gladstone-4680, longreach-4730, mackay-4740, rockhampton-4700, toowoomba-4350

Flooded town celebrates delayed New Year's eve

February 27, 2011 09:09:00

A belated New Year's Eve party has been held in the Darling Downs town of Condamine after flood waters forced the community to miss the real thing.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, disasters-and-accidents, floods, rural, community-and-multicultural-festivals, australia, qld, condamine-4416

Tassal rejects takeover

February 25, 2011 16:00:00

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has rejected a takeover offer of $1.90 a share.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, industry, food-and-beverage, rural, fishing-aquaculture, takeovers, tas, hobart-7000, huonville-7109, launceston-7250

Queensland wants more carbon tax plan details

February 25, 2011 14:11:00

Premier Anna Bligh says with the details of the carbon tax proposal still unknown, it is not clear what impacts it would have on Queensland's mining sector.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, industry, mining, oil-and-gas, environment, government-and-politics, federal-government, federal-state-issues, tax, rural, australia, qld, gladstone-4680, mackay-4740, mount-isa-4825, rockhampton-4700, toowoomba-4350

Poor harvest prompts poppy fears

February 25, 2011 14:07:00

There are fears a poor harvest will spell the end for some Tasmanian poppy growers.[MORE]

Tags: disasters-and-accidents, floods, rural, agricultural-crops, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250

Flying doctor goes on show in outback Qld

February 25, 2011 11:57:00

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is to develop a new state-wide visitor centre display in Queensland's west.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, doctors-and-medical-professionals, human-interest, people, rural, community-development, rural-tourism, community-organisations, longreach-4730, mount-isa-4825

Fire warning for North West

February 25, 2011 11:55:00

The Rural Fire Service is warning of an increasing fire danger in the Moree Plains, Narrabri and Gwydir Shire Council areas. [MORE]

Tags: emergency-planning, bushfire, rural, weather, nsw

Riverland floodwaters good news for some

February 25, 2011 11:40:00

Rising waters in the Murray have now flooded about 100 shacks at Morgan in the Riverland, but there is a silver lining for the region.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, floods, environment, local-government, rural, rural-tourism, rivers, murraydarling-basin, sa, morgan-5320, renmark-5341

Plan to 'name and shame' insurers

February 25, 2011 11:21:00

The QMBA says Premier Anna Bligh has agreed to work with them to name and shame insurance companies that do not support local industry for cyclone repair work.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, industry, building-and-construction, housing, insurance, regional-development, community-and-society, disasters-and-accidents, cyclones, floods, government-and-politics, federal-state-issues, public-sector, rural, community-development, work, regional, activism-and-lobbying, qld, cairns-4870, cardwell-4849, townsville-4810, tully-4854

Minister investigates cattle grazing in national parks

February 25, 2011 11:18:00

The Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, is on a fact-finding mission in Victoria's high country, where cattle have been allowed to graze in national parks.[MORE]

Tags: environment, conservation, federal-government, rural, national-parks, vic, mount-hotham-3741

Sugar workers offered other jobs as mill closes

February 25, 2011 10:10:00

The Babinda Sugar Mill, south of Cairns in far north Queensland, closes its gates for the final time today.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, company-news, regional-development, community-and-society, unemployment, government-and-politics, local-government, rural, sugar, community-development, work, regional, babinda-4861, cairns-4870

Flying foxes move into Riverina Highlands

February 25, 2011 09:56:00

A local ranger said it is unclear how long a colony of 300 grey headed flying foxes will stay in the Riverina Highlands.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, environment, endangered-and-protected-species, rural, agricultural-crops, fruits, pest-management, regional, batlow-2730, tumut-2720

Port revamp to pave way for magnetite exports

February 25, 2011 09:38:00

Mining giant Xstrata says it has almost completed a multi-million-dollar expansion at the Port of Townsville in north Queensland so it can export more than a million tonnes of magnetite concentrate each year.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, mining, regional-development, community-and-society, rural, community-development, regional, longreach-4730, mount-isa-4825, townsville-4810

Santos unfazed by Wild Rivers declaration

February 25, 2011 09:27:00

Oil and gas producer Santos says it is confident its south-west Queensland operations will continue, despite a Wild Rivers declaration in the area.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, company-news, industry, mining, oil-and-gas, environmental-management, federal-state-issues, law-crime-and-justice, laws, rural, rivers, longreach-4730, mount-isa-4825

Craniofacial services extend reach

February 25, 2011 09:21:00

Craniofacial patients at Port Lincoln and Port Augusta now have outreach services available so they will not have to travel to Adelaide for much of their treatment.[MORE]

Tags: health, doctors-and-medical-professionals, medical-procedures, rural, port-augusta-5700, port-lincoln-5606

$6m profit for agribusiness

February 25, 2011 08:35:00

Agribusiness Tandou will increase it's operations in Menindee after recording a $6 million profit in 2010.[MORE]

Tags: careers, rural, agribusiness, agricultural-crops, cotton, menindee-2879

Tatiara mayor to face neglect trial

February 25, 2011 08:34:00

The mayor of Tatiara District Council in the south-east of South Australia will stand trial for allegedly neglecting more than 400 sheep.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, law-crime-and-justice, animal-welfare, courts-and-trials, rural, livestock, sheep-production, sa, adelaide-5000, mount-gambier-5290

Scone society takes options on Tamworth land

February 25, 2011 07:56:00

Tamworth Regional Council has confirmed the Hunter Valley-based Australian Stock Horse Society has taken out options on land in the northern NSW city.[MORE]

Tags: government-and-politics, local-government, rural, livestock, equine-production, australia, nsw, scone-2337, tamworth-2340

Farmers struggle with crops after heavy rain

February 24, 2011 15:42:00

Farmers in the Darwin River region are struggling to recover crops after huge rainfalls in the past month, a fruit grower says.[MORE]

Tags: floods, rural, agricultural-crops, australia, nt, darwin-0800

Fishermen fined over great white catch

February 24, 2011 13:52:00

Two Whyalla men have been found guilty of unlawfully killing a great white shark to sell its jaws and teeth.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, human-interest, animals, law-crime-and-justice, animal-welfare, courts-and-trials, rural, fishing-aquaculture, sa, whyalla-5600

More locusts tipped for SA

February 24, 2011 13:48:00

Biosecurity SA says it is preparing for another small wave of locusts to hit parts of South Australia in the coming weeks as second generation hoppers begin reaching maturity.[MORE]

Tags: rural, pest-management, sa, port-augusta-5700, port-pirie-5540, renmark-5341