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The Caxton Legal Centre’s longstanding publication is now available online and free of charge. It is a comprehensive user-friendly legal information website written by more than 50 Queensland experts. It offers plain-English advice about legal rights and responsibilities and where to go for further assistance. If you are experiencing legal problems this is an excellent resource.
Agricultural Web Sites
We hope these websites will be useful for the Agricultural community.
Twitter – a website that according to Wikipedia “offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default; however, senders can restrict message delivery to just their followers. Users may subscribe to other users’ tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers.
There are a number of Australian Agricultural companies that use twitter but do take the time to investigate the #agchatoz feed on twitter. Its a great way to connect with farmers and those that have an interest in Australian agriculture. Highly recommended.
A new twitter feed we also recommend is #RuralMH this feed deals with mental health issues for rural Australia. Follow @RuralMH.
Web sites listed below
Agriculture industry associations – You can get connected with other businesses in the agriculture industry by contacting your industry association. They often arrange events, seminars and networking opportunities where you may be able to find suppliers, make contacts, and generate new business. https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/agriculture-associations
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – This Queensland government department aims to provide an efficient, innovative, and resilient agricultural sector by managing community resources, applying science to improve production and products and leading the fight on animal and plant pests and diseasest. https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – This Federal government department aims to build a more profitable, more resilient and more sustainable agriculture sector, and to support the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/
Land Use and Management Information for Australia – This is an information hub to assist land managers, planners and others who need to know more about land use, land management practices and land cover data and information for Australia. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/aclump
NQ Dry Tropics – NQ Dry Tropics is a leading delivery agent of land and water management change across the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. The company has a dedicated Sustainable Agriculture section committed to helping growers and graziers achieve results. Find out more about NQ Dry Tropics and how they work in the Burdekin Dry Tropics.
Website – http://www.nqdrytropics.com.au/
Pest Advisory Forum – https://plus.google.com/communities/103997795278894462777
AgriFutures Australia (formerly Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation – RIRDC) – A research and development organisation for established industries that do not have their own Research & Development Corporation and to accelerate the establishment and expansion of new rural industries. http://www.agrifutures.com.au/
Farm Online – Agricultural & rural farm news from Fairfax Media. http://www.farmonline.com.au/
COmmunity Response to Eliminating Suicide (CORES) – Suicide and self-harm continue to be major issues in rural communities throughout Australia. CORES educates community members how to be proactive to prevent somebody taking their life, or harming themselves.Visit the CORES Queensland Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CORESQueensland “You never know who you could help”
Aussie Helpers – Aussie Helpers stays in touch with 100’s of farming families to ensure their well being and survival through good and bad times. https://aussiehelpers.org.au/
Buy a Bale – Farmers in Queensland and Northern NSW need our help to keep their cattle, sheep and horses alive through one of the worst droughts in living history and after the cessation of live cattle exports, no wet season and fires. Buy a Bale works to ensure they receive the fodder they need and the support to get them through this tough time. https://www.buyabale.com.au/
Mental Health Resources for Rural Australians
Mental Health Resources for Rural Australians
•Managing the Pressures of Farming Handbook – Farmers have put this manual together with the help of researchers, rural counsellors and health workers as part of the Farm Family Business Project. It is based on information that farmers in north-west NSW have provided about the impact of common pressures they face in their farm family businesses. The manual aims to point to the things we can do as a business, family and by ourselves to manage the pressures in farming.
•On Track aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. Making services available online means that more people will be able to get help for their mental and physical health concerns. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.
•Mental Health First Aid – First aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
•Suicide Prevention Australia – Under Resources is this organisation’s Statement on Responding to Suicide in Rural Australia.
•The Mental Health of People on Australian Farms – The information contained in this booklet summarises currently available data relating to mental health issues in farmers, farm families and others in the agricultural industries in Australia.
•Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.
•Reach Out Australia provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health.
•Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
•Australian Centre for Agricultural Health & Safety
•Lifeline’s Mental Health Resource Centre
•Lifeline’s Service Finder
•SANE Australia – 1800 187 263
•Beyondblue – 1300 22 46 36
•Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
•MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78
•Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
•Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
•Garnaut Review: Rural Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change
•National Rural Health Alliance – Suicide in Rural Australia Fact Sheet
•Centacare – Counsellors can visit farms to provide family and relationships advice and support.
•Australian Red Cross Community Services
•St Vincent de Paul Society
•The Salvation Army
•Royal Flying Doctor Service
More useful websites
The Burdekin Community Association Inc. (BCA) is a not-for-profit, incorporated association which strives to fulfil the unmet social, welfare and health needs of the Burdekin community.
A wide variety of community services are delivered by the BCA to the Burdekin Shire including the following:
•Burdekin Centre for Rural Health
•Burdekin Mental Health Foundation
•Community Visitors Scheme
•Home Care Services
•Housing & Community Support Service
•Seniors Support Service
•Home Care News Publication
The Online Books Page – listing over 2 million free books on the web.
The weather forecast for Ayr – Local weather
Cemetery records – Searchable burial register for Ayr and Home Hill cemeteries.
Australian War Memorial – A wealth of information on the military history of Australia
Australian Bureau of Statistics – National and regional statistics, year books and research papers
Queensland Government Statisticians Office – Statistics and other information about Queensland.
Australian government portal – Helping you find Commonwealth government information and services.
Australian postcode search – Comprehensive listing of Australian postcodes with search function.
Wikipedia – Free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world.
Wikipedia Australian portal – Useful entry-point to Wikipedia content on Australia.
Google earth – Explore the far reaches of the world, right in your browser.
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Information on space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
Australian Dictionary of Biography – Descriptions of the lives of significant people from Australian history.
Dictionary – Find definitions, meanings, and word origins as well as help with writing, spelling, and grammar
Thesaurus – An online dictionary of synonyms and antonyms – words of similar and opposite meaning
Websterworld – a free online encyclopedia with Australian content