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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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Erosion Control Workshops


Got an erosion issue?  Along tracks, fence lines or in the paddock?

REGISTER HERE to be at one of our free, Soil Saver workshops with erosion control specialist, Darryl Hill.

If you’re a producer who wants to get the most from your land, a station employee, contractor or council plant operator, block out at least one of the 1st, 4th or 5th of June in your calendar.

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AUDREYSTONE FIELD DAY


Feed your mind: feed your body… be inspired and informed – and get a free feed – at DCQ’s Audreystone Field Day, Barcaldine, on Wednesday, 21st March from 8 to 5 (follow the signs on the Saltern Creek road). And BYO chair. REGISTER HERE!  

Like all our field days, there is no associated charge… this one is funded by the National Landcare Program and Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program.

Find out about: 

  • gidyea encroachment control
  • total grazing management – impact of stock and kangaroos
  • feed budgeting – maximising returns while managing grass
  • land condition assessment – measuring the impacts of your decisions

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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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Soil Carbon and Gidyea Management


Practical information for western Queensland on managing gidyea for pasture productivity, including fire and grazing practices; soil carbon and what it means to your enterprise; the carbon economy, the role of the Emission Reduction Fund, and insights on how to put together a project; and the virtues of the DCQ Prickly Acacia eradication program.

Barcaldine, Tuesday 30th May, Ken Wilson Pavilion at the Showgrounds – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm

Register now!

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Feral Pig Control Workshops


Learn the secrets to successful feral pig control

…with feral pig authority, Dr Jim Mitchell.

  • How to site, make and bait traps
  • The keys to successful baiting campaigns
  • When to shoot and how to shoot
  • Feral pig behaviour and habits
  • Recording and using data to improve your management campaigns
  • Legislation and obligations
  • Tips and tricks to increase your likelihood of success

Register now!

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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.

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

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2017 Annual General Meeting


Members and friends, don’t forget our AGM in the DCQ conference room, 92 Galah Street, Longreach, at 2:00 pm on Friday, 24th November, 2017.  Pop in out of the heat and cast your vote (if you’re a member) or just say g’day to our board and tell they what you think are the priorities for natural resource management action in your part of the region – they value input from all parts of the community.

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