Robot aircraft to terminate Queensland’s weed infestation

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland government will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on missions to more accurately drop payloads of herbicide on noxious weeds including prickly acacia, mesquite, parkinsonia and rubber vine to help halt their spread across the state. Commonly referred to as “drones”, the machines better known for firing lethal payloads at enemy […]

Queensland frees flood maps to ease premiums pressure

By Julian Bajkowski Flood affected councils and residents in Queensland are hoping that a landmark deal brokered by the Newman Government to give insurers access to free flood map data will place heavy downward pressure on premiums that skyrocketed after successive floods. Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister, Andrew Cripps, has announced that a much […]


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