RURAL AND REGIONAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

Working in high bushfire risk areas

  • October 18, 2019
  • FENCiT
Do you work in or travel through high bushfire and grassfire risk areas over summer? CFA has developed a new online bushfire safety awareness workshop for people who work in...

Sheep industry goes from death-knell to global star in just…

  • October 14, 2019
  • FENCiT
Just 20 years ago the Australian sheep industry was in dire straits – today its worth more than $8.6 billion per year, an increase of almost 50% compared to when...

Predator proof fencing vital for conservation

  • September 27, 2019
  • FENCiT
The critically endangered Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby has been successfully reintroduced into a large feral predator proof fenced area within Pilliga State Conservation Area, near Narrabri. The release of the Bridled...

Beware backburning near power assets

  • September 24, 2019
  • FENCiT
Energex and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are urging property owners to take extra precautions while conducting controlled burns near the electricity network. Energex Safety Advisor Kevin Hore warns there...

Bushfire assistance for northern NSW communities

  • September 9, 2019
  • FENCiT
Disaster assistance is now available for communities in the Armidale, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha Local Government Areas that have been affected by bushfires since 31...

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival returns

  • September 5, 2019
  • FENCiT
The Victorian Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone...

Tuna champions caring for prized catch

  • August 23, 2019
  • FENCiT
Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Victorian Minister for Fishing and Boating...

Safer rural intersections across Gippsland

  • August 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
Nineteen of Gippsland’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of the Victorian Government’s state-wide blitz targeting rural and regional Victoria’s most dangerous intersections. In...

$2 million to insure farmers against drought

  • August 15, 2019
  • FENCiT
The National Farmers' Federation has welcomed the NSW Government's $2 million to explore options for developing financial risk management tools that help farmers manage drought. "Drought continues to severely impact...

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