Rain remains the key to west's fortunes in 2018

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
December 26 2017 - 8:00pm
Ongoing dry: Paddocks unable to support stock, such as these in the Blackall district, have meant cashflows and employment opportunities have remained negligible throughout 2017. Picture: Sally Cripps.

It’s been another tough year for people running businesses in western Queensland despite buoyant commodity prices, thanks to a drought that won’t go away.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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