More than 300 guests crammed into the Cloncurry Shire Hall for the Cattleman's Dinner.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the investment would promote mining and exploration in the north west.
Police divers have located the body believed to be missing two-year-old boy Ruben Scott on Friday afternoon.
The 4th placed LNP Senator wants people to vote below the line and make him number one on the ballot.
"I tell them it is not welfare, it is not charity, it is your fellow Australians giving you a hand back up."
Suggesting that Australia reduce its foreign aid and redirect the money to flood damage reconstruction is counter-productive, argues North West Star editor, Derek Barry.
Search over 20,000 rural real estate listings online including farms, rural property and acreage for sale.
Connecting Livestock Buyers & Sellers: Your one-stop shop for livestock news, reports and sale listings.