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JCU scientists have witnessed severe coral bleaching in the coral reefs off the shore of Rockhampton.

First reports of severe coral bleaching

AS ocean temperatures continue to rise in the Great Barrier Reef this summer, scientists from James Cook University (JCU) have reported areas of moderate to severe coral bleaching offshore from Rockhampton.
Variable interest rates on all concessional farm business loans is set to rise at the start of February.

Farm loan interest rates to change

THE variable interest rate on several concessional farm business loans is set to rise from 1 February including AgriStarter, Farm Investment and more.
Kennedy MP Bob Katter has slammed the Australian Government’s recent decision to not provide compensation to aggrieved cattle graziers.

Government turns back on cattle industry

FAR North Queensland MP and former cattleman Bob Katter has slammed the Federal Government for turning their back on the cattle industry.
Kate, Andrew, Trudy, Hugo and Emily Pilmore on their West Range property in South Australia.

Farm loans give families a lifeline

THE Australian Government low-interest farm business lender, RIC (Regional Investment Corporation) has reached a new milestone of settling 3,000 farm loans.
Katter’s Australia Party member Shane Knuth, Leader Robbie Katter and Deputy Leader Nick Dametto.

KAP calls government’s seafood decision “backflipping”

KATTER’S Australia Party (KAP) MPs have labelled the Queensland Government’s recent decision to introduce national seafood labelling laws as “backflipping” as gillnet fishing along Queensland’s coasts is still in the firing line.
Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto standing in a harvested cane field.

Sweet success for 2023 sugar season

AS the 2023 sugar cane crushing season draws to a close across the Hebert River District, local MP Nick Dametto has praised the efforts of all involved with getting this year’s crop off in time for Christmas.

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