Hell no Mexico! FNQ citrus growers slam Fed import plans

Kennedy MP, Bob Katter has slammed the Federal Government’s plan to import limes from Mexico, warning that it will destroy the citrus industry and risk bringing in a number of biosecurity risks. Flanked by Mutchilba citrus farmer, Karen Muccignat and KAP State Member...

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North Johnstone Transfer study gets the green light & $3m

A WATER assessment on the Atherton Tablelands is set to begin, after Member for Hill Shane Knuth was notified by the Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water that the project would receive $3m in funding.  Hill MP, Shane Knuth said he was advised in...

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State Member for Hill Shane Knuth has questioned the government on why the population survey into crocodile numbers in North Queensland has not yet been released to the public. In a ministerial media statement by the previous Minister for Environment on June 1, 2016,...

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Drainage meeting a step closer to a solution

A solution to solving long-standing drainage issues affecting land owners in the Herbert River District is a step closer following a key meeting between Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto, Hinchinbrook Mayor Ramon Jayo and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)...

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Dametto blasts ‘activist’ RSPCA in pro-hunting speech

THE true agenda of the RSPCA has been questioned by Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto in a speech to parliament defending feral pest hunters. Speaking last week on the State Labor Government’s review of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, Mr Dametto said he was...

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