Trashing Queensland: How the Newman Govt made the state into NSW’s dump – @Qldaah #qldpol

A policy decision in 2012 has led to a 210,000 tonne jump in the volume of interstate waste being tipped in Queensland.

Newman Government obstinacy – Fire ants march on Gold Coast: @Qldaah #qldpol

Fire ants march on Gold Coast Fire ants. A tiny creature with a detrimental impact to Queensland’s South-East and potentially Northern New South Wales. Last week the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) confirmed nests had been found on the Gold Coast near Yatala. The ant is native to South America and first appeared in Queensland in the Brisbane suburb of Wacol in 2001. Infestation of land makes habitation impossible for livestock, pets and humans. Bites from thousands of tiny jaws develop into great welts and pain. Instances of young animals dying have been recorded. In 2012, the Newman Government slashed in half funding for the fire ant […]