'I never thought I'd say it but right now, I am ashamed to be a Queenslander.'
The Federal Government has provided $2.7m in emergency aid to help Australia's major farm machinery field days survive coronavirus.
The restrictions came into effect at 8am on Monday for the Toowoomba Regional Council area as well as the Southern Downs, Western Downs, Goondiwindi, South Burnett and Cherbourg shires.
News that the Queensland government will not give any quarantine exemptions for rural NSW families wanting to bring their children home for holidays in three weeks time has devastated hundreds of families and their schools overnight.
The growing distress at the critical circumstances facing a number of boarding school families as mid-semester holidays approach has prompted nine school principals to make an urgent joint appeal to the state government.
The government has launched a dual-pronged approach to tackle the upcoming labour shortage the ag industry faces.