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Telstra August Update

Telstra recently announced plans that could see up to $1 billion of investment and co-investment to grow and enhance its regional mobile network over the next five years. The Federal Government also announced Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program late in 2016, with...

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Sunshine Coast Branch August Report

The last few months have been particularly busy for the Sunshine Coast Branch.  Queensland Garden Expo is a big focus for our branch in June and July. This was followed by our General Meeting in early August and the Trade Day held at Nambour Showgrounds for the...

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Fire ants detected in Lowood

Red imported fire ants (RIFA) have been detected west of Brisbane after ten nests were found on vacant land in Lowood. This is the first time fire ants have been found in the Somerset region six kilometres outside the current fire ant biosecurity zone. Biosecurity...

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF BIOSECURITY

You can now have your say on the draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy: 2017-2022 to help set the future direction for biosecurity in Queensland. Your feedback will help determine whether the draft strategy reflects industry and the community’s vision for...

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How to meet your biosecurity obligations

By Frank Fox, Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) & Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Biosecurity Officer The new Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 recognises that growers must be in a position to form a reasonable judgement when a...

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Data the key to national industry voice

Case study compiled by Nursery & Garden Indsutry Australia (NGIA) of which NGIQ is a member https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoDazK-NZAk&feature=youtu.be The collection and use of data is critical to Hamish Mitchell’s business of growing...

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NGIQ farewells Steve Hart

After 11 years of working at NGIQ we are sad to say that Steve Hart is leaving NGIQ at the end of April. Steve has been a reliable, enthusiastic and technically proficient expert, and his skills and knowledge will be missed by NGIQ.  Steve said “This has not been...

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Your Levy at Work Update

EcoHort gives Scotsburn a marketing edge Scotsburn Nurseries owner, Peter Douglas, has a philosophy of making the most of modern technology with a priority on the environmental benefits. Scotsburn Nurseries is Victoria's first EcoHort™ certified seedling nursery...

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