Category: Rural

Smokers could soon be paid to quit

By Bella Rigley, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia is spending a total of $31.5 billion on the effects of smoking, but a new Tasmanian project thinks there is a more cost effective method for quitting, by offering small money

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Queensland farmers outraged at proposed land-clearing laws

Hundreds of farmers picketed State Parliament today, over proposed new land-clearing laws. The farmers say the laws are unfair and will ruin their livelihoods. But green groups are applauding the changes. Gemma Niwa reports.

Farmers take to social media to fight new vegetation management laws

By Claire Boughey Queensland farmers assembled outside Parliament House in Brisbane this morning following months of social media campaigning to fight against the new proposed vegetation management laws. Farmers from around the state have been sharing their stories via social

20 years on, Government still fails to implement Stolen Generation recommendations

By Lily Nothling Online production by Joseph Lam An Indigenous support organisation is calling for compensation and support for the Stolen Generation after the Government has failed to implement its recommendations from the 1997 Bringing Them Home national inquiry.

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Small town turns into cinematic hub

Independent filmmakers and students are heading bush for Australia’s outback version of the Cannes Film Festival. The Outback Film Festival is back. And this year, it’s celebrating women. Laura English reports.

City kids get a taste of the country

Around a 1000 young city students have experienced what it’s like to be a country kid. It’s a taste of what’s to come at this year’s EKKA. Marisa Kuhlewein reports.

Royal Flying Doctor honoured as local hero

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has honoured those who work behind the scenes to keep the organisation airborne. It coincides with the Flying Doctor’s 89th anniversary. Phoebe Powell reports.

Woodford Folk Festival to cap numbers

The Woodford Folk Festival has announced a cap on the number of attendees as well as increasing ticket prices for this year’s festivities. By Caitlin Archbold Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien

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Jumping on board the recycling train

Australian Railways are on their way to getting an environmentally friendly upgrade. by Jenny Archdall Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien

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Protesters question Adani mine clean-up plan

Written by Maudy Veltema Produced for online by Reece D’Alessandro Mine rehabilitation plans for the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine in central Queensland, could pose a risk to the environment and ultimately the tax payer, according to anti-mine group Lock the