Report into powering the Daintree released

Options for supplying power to the Daintree community have been investigated in a report released today by energy market experts Sunverge. The analysis, supported by $180,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, examined five options to power the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. These included single and multiple electrical micro-grids with high renewables uptake and a…

Government invests $1.5 million towards local indigenous languages and arts projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today nearly $1.5 million for local projects as part of the federal government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Mr Entsch said the highly-successful program supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art. “Arts and language play an essential role…

E-beef and smart cane the farming future for the north

Far North Queensland beef and sugarcane producers will use new technologies to learn about better grazing, land management and sustainability to improve profitability for their industries. The $4 million E-beef Smart Farm project will include three properties across North Queensland to showcase the latest land management technologies so farmers can see the benefits for themselves.…