Timely announcement from Uni Southern Queensland

The university issued an update yesterday on drought resilience planning by the Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, pointing to 60 per cent of Queensland still being in drought

The university tweeted the story as “an update on the Regional Drought Resilience Planning programme, a key part of @ausgov’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund.”

The centre is a collaboration of  Uni Southern Queensland, CQU, James Cook U and Uni Queensland and is jointly funded by the state and national governments.

It is chaired by Uni Southern Queensland’s John McVeigh who joined the university after serving in federal parliament as a Liberal National Party cabinet minister, representing Uni Southern Queensland’s local electorate of Groom (CMM September 30 2020).