Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

Water restrictions at Warwick nursery

BEN HARDEN The ongoing drought in the Darling Downs area is bringing out the kindness of strangers, with people around the South East working together to come to the aide of drought-stricken communities by donating thousands of litres of drinking … [Read more...]

Local businesses give Stanthorpe a hand

Mount Marlay in Stanthorpe

LAUREN MARTIN Organisations and local business owners are working to help Stanthorpe residents deal with the ongoing dry conditions the area has been facing, as well as the continuing threat of bushfires.   Owners of two local … [Read more...]

Farmers struggle through drought

Farmer Graham Wilson

MICAELA ABOODY The current drought across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and inner Western Australia has left cattle and crop farmers struggling to keep their farms viable. Farmers and support organisations have said while the current … [Read more...]

Local boy brings hope to farmers’ kids

Sabre and the Parcels of Hope donations

TYLER HOWLETT When five-year-old Sabre Fazel said he wanted to bring hope to the children living on drought-affected farms, no one could have predicted that this simple idea could have such a big impact. But Sabre’s mum, Sarah Yip, decided they … [Read more...]

New “drought breaking” technology on trial

CHELSEA MAPPAS Power costs and water consumption could potentially reduce thanks to a new research facility opened at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus. The facility aims to conduct research into hybrid cooling technologies aimed … [Read more...]

Queensland drought loans in waiting

RACHAEL SCHUMACHER Drought and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans for Queensland are stuck in administration fee negotiations. With over 80% of the state drought declared, farm businesses are waiting for this cycle's concessional loans to … [Read more...]