RURAL AND REGIONAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

New working group on drought measures

  • December 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
Minister for Drought David Littleproud won support through the Ministerial Council for a new working group to try and integrate Commonwealth, State and Territory drought relief programs and report back...

States need to step up on drought

  • December 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
Minister for Drought David Littleproud is calling on all states to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their farmers and regional communities, who have been facing the worst drought on record. “All state...

Set & forget weed control for fencelines

  • November 28, 2019
  • FENCiT
Keeping weeds down in crops is a high priority on most farms, yet herbicide resistance can quietly increase along fencelines. Having a 'set and forget weed control option for these...

Sheep industry goes from death-knell to global star

  • November 28, 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 2001....

Fencing infrastructure immediate tax deductions

  • November 26, 2019
  • FENCiT
Immediate tax deductions for fencing infrastructure and on-farm water storage for farmers doing it tough in the drought. The Australian Taxation Office is reminding taxpayers struggling in drought-affected communities to...

Mental health support for bush fire affected communities

  • November 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
Communities affected by the NSW bush fires are encouraged to access available mental health and counselling services. Major events such as the current NSW bush fires that cause widespread loss...

First landholders sign up to WDEF special rate scheme

  • November 14, 2019
  • FENCiT
The first landholder agreements for the Balonne Shire Council’s Special Rate Scheme for the wild dog exclusion fencing (WDEF) program were signed. Acting Mayor Fiona Gaske said Council had now...

Australia Post assist Australian Red Cross to help bushfire affected…

  • November 12, 2019
  • FENCiT
Australia Post outlets across Australia will be accepting donations for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support bushfire affected communities. All donations made will help Red Cross...

Disaster assistance available for Queensland communities impacted by bushfires

  • November 11, 2019
  • FENCiT
Disaster assistance has been made available in the Livingstone and Noosa Shires to assist communities hit by November’s (2019) Queensland bushfires. Assistance is provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster...

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