The Federal Government’s National Commission of Audit (NCOA) is in the final stages of receiving submissions on possible areas of cost savings, additional revenue and more efficient administration. This is part of the new government’s plan to address debt and deficit and safeguard what it calls the long-term integrity of the budget. The National Retail Association has lodged a submission with the NCOA which is supported by Marine Queensland. It focuses on what we believe to be one of the greatest challenges to retailers in Australia today – the Low Value Import Threshold (LVT) which provides a GST exemption for overseas purchases worth less than $1000.
Fishers heading to Fraser Island to catch tailor next week can get involved in scientific monitoring by allowing their catch to be measured and by donating their fish frames (skeletons).
Fisheries Queensland biologist Jason McGilvray said biologists will be collecting biological data from tailor and other beach caught species at Fraser Island from 28 September to 4 October.
Visitors and exhibitors at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show, have given the decision to return to the RNA Showgrounds a big thumbs up. The four day show which straddled the federal election held on the Saturday, featured more than 60 major exhibitors and 50 different boat brands, including some marques being unveiled for the first time.