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Battle to get drought aid hits home

DROUGHT assistance packages are in place to help struggling farmers through these tougher times, but often the stress of applying stops people from even trying.

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The life of a butcher's wife...

Born and bred in Murwillumbah, Isobel, who was born eighth in a family of 12, married her husband Jim, one of 10 siblings, just shy of her 17th birthday.

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Police were forced to close streets as Mosque protesters clashed.

Mosque protesters warn of 'beheadings' at rally

NEW PHOTOS, VIDEO: A dozen police had to keep anti mosque protesters and supporters apart at an emotion-charged rally on the Sunshine Coast today.


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flyboy - Maroochydore

I was at the demonstration and it was generally pretty peaceful but very vocal at times. There were a quite a number of uniformed police and surprisingly also plain clothes detectives who gave themselves away with their ...

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Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation president, Brian Tessman.

Chinese markets tipped to save our dairy industry

IN AN industry fighting a mass exodus of producers, the Asian market could represent a saving grace.


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Atrax - Maroochydore

Not when the farms are being sold to Chinese. The water is being sold to Chinese. Run by Chinese, Employing only Chinese, all profits and produce going to china, on Chinese ships. What a Plucked Goose of a country we have become.


Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane at the Launch of the 2015 Energy & Mining Expo.

Coal seam gas good for farmers: MP

THERE has been no better thing to happen to western Queensland than the rampant development of the coal seam gas industry.


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john.jenkyn - Nimbin

Good for us did they say, well you can no longer drink your rain water, nothing will grow on the dam water and you have been buying drinking water and hay for live stock that is the one's that haven't yet died from drinking toxic run off, you cant sleep...



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