One of the early adopters of the Trucksafe accreditation scheme, Tambo's Gerard Johnson, was recognised at the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland forum in Rockhampton last week.
The legend of the Channel Country is alive and well again along the Diamantina, thanks to the big rain that fell around Kynuna, Winton and Corfield in early February.
North west Queenslanders reeling from February's vicious weather event may be able to take heart from knowing that the region has lost vast numbers of cattle in previous natural disasters and recovered.
Stock losses of 50 to 60 per cent and more were being estimated across a large portion of north west Queensland. Warning: graphic content contained in this story.
The question – what would replace Angel Flight if excessive minimum standards regulations cut its pool of volunteer pilots drastically – remains unanswered.
Rural communities around Australia are outraged at a proposal by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to introduce a new minimum safety standard for community service flights that have the potential to ground Angel Flight Australia.
The agri-terrorism being encouraged by groups such as Aussie Farms is real and it’s happened to Charters Towers producer, Kylie Stretton and her family.
The legend that the brotherhood of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners has become in rural Australia was enhanced in the wider Quilpie region on Saturday when trucks spread out to deliver hay across an area “half the size of Tasmania”.
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