Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

The Queensland Government has been warned it may struggle to meet its renewable energy target if it pushes ahead with its controversial proposal to tighten tree clearing laws. The $1.6 billion sugar industry has been touted as a central plank in the Government’s clean, green energy agenda, in particular its …

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Food safety guidelines will be ramped up to try to win back consumer confidence following the outbreak of listeria in rockmelons, the Australian Melon Association says. Six people have died as a result of the outbreak identified in February, and despite authorities assuring consumers that rockmelons now on sale are …

ABC News Quiz: There’s no AI to catch you out in this week’s news quiz

ABC News Quiz: There’s no AI to catch you out in this week’s news quiz

Posted March 23, 2018 08:56:10 This week we discovered Australians have shocking dental hygiene, artificial intelligence is being used to crack down on jaywalking, and there’s another celebrity running for office. Let’s see what you can remember. Topics: human-interest Source link

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

The world’s growing demand for protein has led to record investments in northern Australia’s cattle industry over recent years. Australian and international companies have spent millions of dollars buying cattle stations, and millions more on improvements and innovations. As hundreds of cattle producers gathered in Alice Springs this week for …

Cardinal George Pell committal: ABC journalist Louise Milligan ordered to transcribe notes for court

Cardinal George Pell committal: ABC journalist Louise Milligan ordered to transcribe notes for court

Updated March 21, 2018 16:23:23 Photo: Cardinal George Pell strenuously denies the charges against him. (AAP: James Ross) ABC journalist Louise Milligan has been ordered to transcribe shorthand notes of conversations she had with Cardinal George Pell’s alleged victims after his defence barrister claimed they were “unreadable”. The award-winning journalist …

Sando review – an outrageously good performance in a hit and miss new ABC comedy | Television & radio

Is Franco Cozzo an internet sensation yet? Melburnians of a certain age will recognise that name, its mention triggering recollections of low-rent, late-night furniture ads starring the boisterous silver-haired local celebrity. Cozzo’s catchphrase is two words repeated again and again, with the subtlety of those frenzied late-night ads that implore …

Helicopter crash off Whitsundays leaves two dead, ABC understands

Helicopter crash off Whitsundays leaves two dead, ABC understands

Updated March 21, 2018 21:31:00 Photo: The helicopter pontoon at Hardy Reef, where a chopper crashed on Wednesday afternoon. (cqplanespotting.blogspot.com.au – file image) Two people have died after a helicopter crashed on a remote Barrier Reef pontoon off the Whitsunday islands in North Queensland, the ABC understands. It is believed …

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Despite a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory, onshore conventional gas exploration is ramping up in Central Australia. While industry and residents wait for the NT Government to make a policy announcement on hydraulic fracturing, expected at the end of this month, onshore exploration …

Kicking in danger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Kicking in danger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Updated March 20, 2018 12:55:29 It’s no secret that Tasmanian footy is battling. Fewer boys are playing the game and clubs are folding. Can the code come back from the brink? Photo: As the women’s game looks set to power on in 2019, many local Tasmanian clubs are struggling. (ABC …