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Have your say in the future management of the Lake Eyre Basin

How we manage the emerging threats to the Lake Eyre Basin is critical to its future.  This is your opportunity to have your say, so click here.  And be quick, submissions close 30 June, 2017.

Water resource use and development, infrastructure development, land and water degradation, mining and petroleum activities, tourism and recreation, invasive species and climate change were identified as emerging threats in the draft Lake Eyre Basin State of the Basin Condition Assessment 2016 report.


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Be Flood Ready … Flood Safe.

If you live in, or close to, a flood prone area here is a great series of factsheets from the Regional Groups Collective and the Queensland Government on how to prepare yourself, your land, infrastructure and livestock for that inevitable flood.


Overview, People, Planning, Production, Infrastructure, Natural Assets, Natural Assets – Vegetation Clearing, Rubbish and Debris.

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GRAZING BMP (best management practice) – where does your enterprise sit?


“I’ve had a great time and I’m going to go home and definitely look at recording more information and what happens on our property to help us”
“I’m going to make sure our bulls are vaccinated”
“I’ve enjoyed the workshop and it’s been great to be with like-minded people. We are going to implement pain relief and later weaning”
“We’ll look at the breeding program and look closer at the reproductive performance of our herd”
“I am going to digest the information and then try and implement a fair bit of it. Heifer and cow management, bull management and fertility”
“I’m going to let it all sink in and then look closer at the bull management”
“I’ve enjoyed my time here … we are going to look at our bulls and look to get them Pestivirus tested before we buy”
“My take home message will be get a handle on the cost of our production”
“We will be looking further at the whole workplace health and safety issues on our property”
“We’ll be looking at joining our heifers separately as we haven’t done too much of that in the past”
“I’m going to go home and in a few weeks’ time start looking at the action plans”
“I’ve taking lots of advice and direction from all of the modules”
“It’s a little bit daunting of all the things we have to do now”
“What we are taking away is the workplace health and safety aspect as we have probably been a bit too slack for too long”
“What I like about the BMP program is you can go back to it afterwards”
“One thing we’ll do after this workshop is document our actions more”
“The information and content has been really relevant”
“The BMP program has been really effective in focussing me on the areas of the business we need to improve on”
“We have about 4 action items for each module as a result”
“I am now thinking our staff safety and the environment they operate in being far away from town and I’m thinking about putting in some towers for remote communications”
“So we will need to bite the bullet, spend the money and make sure everyone is safe”
“How can we now follow up on our building drought resilience project in this part of the world”

Blackall, 1-2 August

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Work with experts over one and a half days, in a workshop situation, to benchmark your grazing enterprise against whole of industry.

  • Identify and explore your enterprise’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Get the latest on information and legislation to help run a successful grazing business
  • Get technical advice to help give you that extra edge
  • No cost to producers – funded by the Queensland Government’s Building Drought Resilience Project

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We’re celebrating!

The Sesbania field day was a great success.   We celebrated 3 years of incredible advances in our fight to eradicate Prickly Acacia, including an 8-fold efficiency increase, 10-fold cost reduction, 99.96% kill rate, 8-fold grass cover increase, and a 15-fold grass biomass increase.



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Our rare, elusive Night Parrot is under enormous threat from the most ruthless and efficient hunter this continent has ever seen.  Researchers estimate there are 15 million feral cats in Australia, each eating up of 23 native creatures (including insects) per night.  If we dial those numbers back to 10 million cats and 10 creatures per night we still get 100,000,000 victims per night, or 36.5 billion per year.  We cannot afford to allow our amazing Night Parrots to become part of those statistics.  That’s why we’re fundraising for humane cat traps to be located around the only known Night Parrot population, smack bang in the middle of our region.  We’re working with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure the survival of this wonderful bird. Please help by donating here.

Feral cat infographic

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The ground-dwelling Night Parrot is extremely rare.  There is only one known, tiny population, and it is at the mercy of the most efficient and ruthless killer this country has ever seen… the feral cat.

Night Parrots need your help now!

Night Parrot Donate

Your donation will help provide the latest, high-tech, humane, cat traps to ensure Night Parrot territory is feral cat free.

Donate now to keep our Night Parrots safe!


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Prestigious International River Prize


The Lake Eyre Basin Partnerships has taken out the prestigious, $300,000 International River Prize for 2015, beating the River Mur of Austria, and the River Jordan of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

Not only was the Lake Eyre Basin nomination for a whole drainage basin rather than a single river, it was also the first time it history of the award where it recognised prevention rather than cure. (more…)

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Ayrshire Downs field day shares great ideas and good food.


The recent field day at Ayrshire Downs was a great opportunity for landholders to catch up with the DCQ crew, find out the latest on our weed control work, and share experiences and some hearty outback tucker.

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Get Fulcrum; get recording!

Become part of DCQ’s ‘crowd capture’ project. Sign up for your Fulcrum app today, and start recording sightings of feral animals and weeds to help prevent their spread.



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