The drought declared area of Queensland has reduced from a record 87.47 percent to 69.75pc, after the State’s agriculture minister accepted recommendations from local drought committees for revocations in several shires.
June 2016 was Australia’s second-wettest June on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the start of the new Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) funding round, which will deliver national coverage for rural communities and clients in need for the next three years.
The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed overnight that 2015 saw the global average temperature climbing to 0.90°C above the 20th-century average of 13.9°C. The record has been confirmed by the UK Met Office.
Last week BOM released a new assessment report on our national water availability and use. Water in Australia 2013–14 examines climatic conditions and the physical hydrology to create the most recent national assessment of our water resources. Here’s the main findings.
Australia is the land of drought and flooding rains, and a recent paper shows that has been the case for more than 500 years.
A recent Outback CEO Business Summit in Brisbane focused on developing strategies to help producers access capital for restocking and herd rebuilding when the drought breaks.
Being ‘investment ready’ will be one of the keys to financial recovery after rural Australia emerges from drought, rural valuer Shaun Hendy told an Outback Business Summit held at Brisbane’s Parliament House on Friday.
The #BootTheDrought dinner hosted by the Rural Press Club of Queensland on the Speaker’s Green at Parliament House on Friday night has raised $40,000 for rural charities helping families and communities in drought affected regions across the state.
Some of the driest areas of Australia have received good storm rain totals in recent days, but one western Queensland stock agent says the falls are a long way from the drought breaking event desperately needed