Torres Strait to test duo

THE thought of being surrounded by ocean with nothing more than your kayak, best mate and five litres of fresh drinking water would spur many people to reminisce of movie scenes involving Tom Hanks and a sturdy volleyball named Wilson.
THE thought of being surrounded by ocean with nothing more than your kayak, best mate and five litres of fresh drinking water would spur many people to reminisce of movie scenes involving Tom Hanks and a sturdy volleyball named Wilson.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
QUEENSLAND legal pioneer, Vicki Jackson of Rockhampton, has been named this year's Agnes McWhinney Award winner.
3:00 AM QUEENSLAND legal pioneer, Vicki Jackson of Rockhampton, has been named this year's Agnes McWhinney Award winner.
A COWBOY from Proserpine and cowgirl from Wandoan lead the rookie standings after the first half of the APRA season.
22 Nov 14 A COWBOY from Proserpine and cowgirl from Wandoan lead the rookie standings after the first half of the APRA season.
OUTBACK Queensland tourism operators have been recognised at the Outback Queensland Tourism Awards, which were held on Saturday, November 15, in Charleville.
22 Nov 14 OUTBACK Queensland tourism operators have been recognised at the Outback Queensland Tourism Awards, which were held on Saturday, November 15, in Charleville.
AUSTRALIA'S newest full-scale commercial airport opened at Toowoomba on Monday, ushering in a new era of passenger travel and export freight opportunities for the Darling Downs.
22 Nov 14 AUSTRALIA'S newest full-scale commercial airport opened at Toowoomba on Monday, ushering in a new era of passenger travel and export freight opportunities for the Darling Downs.
MORE than 25,000 jobs are set to disappear from the Surat Basin as the coal seam gas industry transitions from the construction to production phase.
21 Nov 14 MORE than 25,000 jobs are set to disappear from the Surat Basin as the coal seam gas industry transitions from the construction to production phase.
CLERMONT district beef producers have been left reeling at the Newman government's decision to bankroll infrastructure needed to transport coal from Indian-owned Carmichael mine to Abbot Point.
21 Nov 14  1 CLERMONT district beef producers have been left reeling at the Newman government's decision to bankroll infrastructure needed to transport coal from Indian-owned Carmichael mine to Abbot...
BLAIR Angus is exhausted after a long day processing heifers in the yards on Carpentaria Downs in Queensland's Gulf, but the seasoned cattleman and Beef Australia chairman can still muster enough energy to express how he feels about the free trade deal (FTA) signed with China.
21 Nov 14  1 BLAIR Angus is exhausted after a long day processing heifers in the yards on Carpentaria Downs in Queensland's Gulf, but the seasoned cattleman and Beef Australia chairman can still...
Cattle - Beef
SALLY Carson enjoys nothing better than the hustle and bustle of shearing on the family property Burrabaranga in the traprock country at Gore, west of Warwick.
20 Nov 14 SALLY Carson enjoys nothing better than the hustle and bustle of shearing on the family property Burrabaranga in the traprock country at Gore, west of Warwick. | GALLERY: Burrabaranga's shear delight
Sheep - Wool
SPARKS are flying within the coalition as fiery Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan takes aim at Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for subjecting rural communities to
20 Nov 14  4 SPARKS are flying within the coalition as fiery Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan takes aim at Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for subjecting rural communities to...
THE Young Beef Producers forum is back again for 2014 in Roma on November 20 and 21.
19 Nov 14 THE Young Beef Producers forum is back again for 2014 in Roma on November 20 and 21.  | VIDEO: Susan Bower's YBPF elevator pitch
Cattle - Beef
LANDHOLDERS bordering the tick line in the south Burnett would like to see more regulation - not less - as suggested in the proposed changes to biosecurity regulations for Queensland.
19 Nov 14 LANDHOLDERS bordering the tick line in the south Burnett would like to see more regulation - not less - as suggested in the proposed changes to biosecurity regulations for Queensland.
HEREFORD producers are set to value add their cattle with the launch of two new beef brands early next year.
18 Nov 14  2 HEREFORD producers are set to value add their cattle with the launch of two new beef brands early next year.
Cattle - Beef
THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.
18 Nov 14 THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.
FRESH fruit and vegetables that can't be grown at home in the bush are often cast aside as urban luxuries. That is, unless you live in Cunnamulla.
18 Nov 14  1 FRESH fruit and vegetables that can't be grown at home in the bush are often cast aside as urban luxuries. That is, unless you live in Cunnamulla.
NORTH-west NSW grain growers John Woods and his mother Peggy Boazman have defied the vagaries of a difficult winter cropping season to win the local field wheat competition with a crop of Gregory that yielded 5 tonnes/hectare.
18 Nov 14 NORTH-west NSW grain growers John Woods and his mother Peggy Boazman have defied the vagaries of a difficult winter cropping season to win the local field wheat competition with a crop...
THE Roma community is rallying behind the owners of the historic Royal Hotel which was destroyed by fire at about 6pm on Saturday evening.
17 Nov 14 THE Roma community is rallying behind the owners of the historic Royal Hotel which was destroyed by fire at about 6pm on Saturday evening.
TWO of Queensland’s leading beef producers have been appointed to the RNA Council.
17 Nov 14 TWO of Queensland’s leading beef producers have been appointed to the RNA Council.
Cattle - Beef
COME hell, high-water or - worse - lack of private investment, the Queensland government is going to make sure the Galilee Basin is
17 Nov 14  3 COME hell, high-water or - worse - lack of private investment, the Queensland government is going to make sure the Galilee Basin is "open for business".
HONEYCOMB or cluster fences that join up will be the solution to Queensland's wild dog problem, according to Barcaldine grazier David Counsell.
17 Nov 14 HONEYCOMB or cluster fences that join up will be the solution to Queensland's wild dog problem, according to Barcaldine grazier David Counsell.
LEASES within the Gladstone State Development Area have been frozen while investigations are made into how they were awarded.
17 Nov 14 LEASES within the Gladstone State Development Area have been frozen while investigations are made into how they were awarded.
DANNY Hayes has always liked working with his hands. 
Tinkering away in a little tin shed in his backyard at Burpengary, north of Brisbane, Danny is deep in concentration as he hand-makes a custom-order leather dress belt.
16 Nov 14 DANNY Hayes has always liked working with his hands. Tinkering away in a little tin shed in his backyard at Burpengary, north of Brisbane, Danny is deep in concentration as he...
SPECIAL contingents of celebrities, civic leaders and service personnel are preparing to deploy to Winton in outback Queensland next April for an Anzac centenary commemoration set to rank among Australia's most memorable.
16 Nov 14 SPECIAL contingents of celebrities, civic leaders and service personnel are preparing to deploy to Winton in outback Queensland next April for an Anzac centenary commemoration set to...
GOOD coffee can be hard to get at country events. Steve Alden and Renee Hatty are changing all that - one cappuccino at a time.
15 Nov 14 GOOD coffee can be hard to get at country events. Steve Alden and Renee Hatty are changing all that - one cappuccino at a time.
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Nico on numerous occasions you bag on about following the money trail. Well perhaps you should
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Qld is open for [big] business. But some [small] businesses may be run over the top of.
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We should pump as much CO2 out as we can - get sea levels rising as quick as possible - more
THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.18 Nov 14 THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry...
FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans to produce Australian beef to feed the growing demand in China.13 Nov 14 FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans...