Mobile phone reception? 50 millimetres of rain? These are just some of the things farmers are wishing for this Christmas.
There’s plenty in western Queensland totally ‘jack of the drought’ but at Yaraka on Saturday afternoon, 120 people got to raise a glass and share some Christmas cheer for free, all thanks to the patrons of a Gladstone pub and an initiative by the same name.
The enormous outpouring of goodwill seen earlier this year for Australians in the grip of drought is reaching its mark this month as Rotary Club members visit small communities across the west to share donations and Christmas cheer.
The future of agriculture in north-west Queensland was the focus of a forum held in Hughenden this week.