Unobtainable Commodity: Australia’s Ginger Industry

Australia is being targeted as a key export market for mature ginger from Fiji, as the first consignment of 20 tonnes left earlier this month. Poor production yields in recent years caused by disease problems and bad weather has placed significant pressure on Australian growers, some of which have indicated that a continuation of theseContinue reading “Unobtainable Commodity: Australia’s Ginger Industry”

Meninga to be honoured at Suncorp Stadium

A statue immortalising Rugby League legend Mal Meninga at Suncorp Stadium has been announced today. The State of Origin coach will be honoured in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Queensland as both a player and as a Maroons mentor. Mr Meninga said that he hopes the statue will be a reminder to all QueenslandersContinue reading “Meninga to be honoured at Suncorp Stadium”

Ginger Spices Up Mary Valley

Australia’s ginger industry is set to receive a major boost after Queensland’s largest producer signed a development lease on 223 hectares of land in the Mary Valley this week. Templeton Farming Enterprises (TFE) have leased three lots on Tuchekoi Road, Bollier; previously leasing land at Kandanga on a month-by-month basis. TFE are to establish aContinue reading “Ginger Spices Up Mary Valley”

Langbroek Denies School Budget Cuts

Suspected budget cuts to Queensland state schools flagged by the Queensland Government, has caused uncertainty for parents, said acting opposition education spokeswoman JoAnn Miller. The memo, dated August 8, 2012, proposed cuts of 55 of the state’s 1240 schools. Ms Miller says the speculation could create uncertainty for parents looking to enrol or re-enrol theirContinue reading “Langbroek Denies School Budget Cuts”

QLD Koala Rescue and Rehab Investment

Koala rescue and rehab groups across Queensland will receive almost $280,000 as part of the Newman Government’s Investing to Protect our Koalas policy. Environment Minister Andrew Powell said 11 koala care organisations have been awarded funding from $1200 to $182,000 in this year’s Koala Rescue and Rehabilitation Grants. Grant recipients included Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors,Continue reading “QLD Koala Rescue and Rehab Investment”

Queensland Police thanked for their handling of Queen Street Mall incident

Premier Campbell Newman and Police Minister Jack Dempsey have thanked Queensland Police Service officers for their outstanding work containing the situation in the Queen Street Mall today. “Police have done an exceptional job to contain this person, without injury to any members of the public,” Mr Newman said. “I would like to congratulate them onContinue reading “Queensland Police thanked for their handling of Queen Street Mall incident”

Queensland Tourism Trade Mission to Visit China

The largest delegation ever of Queensland tourism operators will leave for China on March 3 as part of a trade mission running from 3-9 March by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Destination NSW. Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey said the ‘Greater China Mission’ would visit theContinue reading “Queensland Tourism Trade Mission to Visit China”

Recovery Minister Disappointed with Federal Funds

The Australian Federal Government has today announced less than half the amount of money Queensland needs for recovery after the recent floods. According to the Minister of Community Recovery and Resilience, David Crisafulli, the Queensland had asked the Federal Government to match the $140 million for flood security and resilience as a minimum to helpContinue reading “Recovery Minister Disappointed with Federal Funds”