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Drought Assistance


If you’re doing it tough in the current drought, the CWA, in partnership with Australian Red Cross, can provide assistance for:

  • groceries
  • vehicle maintenance
  • school expenses
  • utility bills
  • dental expenses
  • medical expenses

You’re not alone. Download an application from here, or call QCWA on (07) 3026 1220.  And check out the Queensland Country Women’s Association and the Australian Red Cross.

A helping hand is waiting.

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Stamford Field Day


Break out of your Prickly Acacia problem at our ‘shed the shackles’ field day at the old school in Stamford, Wednesday, 31st October from 9:30 to 3:00. REGISTER HERE

It’s about:

  • understanding the opportunities to control Prickly Acacia using the new regulatory tools
  • unlocking dramatic savings and efficiencies in Prickly Acacia control

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Seeking Board Members


Desert Channels Queensland is seeking three knowledgeable, connected, motivated and passionate people (Chair and two directors) to guide the organisation for the next three years.  If you think you’re the person for the job, click here for more information.

If you’re passionately committed to sustainable natural resource management and capacity building in the region, and can work collaboratively to ensure that the strategic NRM interests of the region are delivered, then you might be the person for us.  Sound like you?  Click here.

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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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36.5 BILLION PER YEAR


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.

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NIGHT PARROTS NEED YOU!


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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Ayrshire Downs field day shares great ideas and good food.


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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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