Global demand for Australian beef rising

Australia’s market share in Japan and Korea is continuing to lift as the United States emerges as the number one export destination for beef in Q1 2024, according to a new global market update from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). MLA’s latest Global Beef Market Update (GBMU) has shown that […]


Bobbie weaves magic into every band

Late at night while her family sleeps, Bobbie sits quietly, gently weaving bands, not just to soothe her soul but to help provide a future for her beloved family. The Bundjalung woman who was raised in the Yuin lands, lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and in early 2019 […]

Photo from the True Grit obstacle course at Kooralbyn 2023.

True Grit back at Kooralbyn

True Grit, Australia’s locally owned and operated military-inspired obstacle course race, is returning to Kooralbyn for its third year. Celebrated for its physically demanding courses and emphasis on mental resilience, True Grit aims tospotlight the picturesque township of Kooralbyn and the stunning Scenic Rim region. Scheduled for August 17-18, True […]


Queensland races to new record

Queensland’s racing industry contributed a record $2.4 billion towards the state’s economy in 2022-23, including $81 million in the Logan-Beaudesert region. Racing Queensland has released its latest independent economic data delivered by IER – a specialist in the tourism, events and entertainment industries – which demonstrates an increase of close […]

Mitre 10 Beaudesert reopened Sunday taking cash payments

How the global IT outage affected Beaudesert

At 3pm on Friday 19 July, the world was hit by an unprecedented IT outage, and Beaudesert was no exception. While for some it was a minor inconvenience, for others it caused major disruption to business. Woolworths Beaudesert had problems with fresh produce coming into the store. Mitre 10 Beaudesert […]

Foundation students from Beaudesert State High School. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

Celebrations galore during B150

As Beaudesert’s 150 year anniversary events continued with today’s Family Fun Day, there were celebrations galore amongst those present. Beaudesert State High School was also celebrating their 60th year, with many of the foundation students attending and two foundation staff members – John Fault and Don Tanner. Amongst the stallholders […]


AMTA warns Aussies to act now as 3G network closures edge near

With just six weeks to go before Telstra and Optus begin to turn off their national 3G Networks, theAustralian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today warned all Australians to act now and upgrade their 3G mobile device if they have not yet done so. Once all three Australian network mobile operators shut down […]

Steve Moriarty

Councillor Comment – Cr Stephen Moriarty 

Budget As Scenic Rim’s Portfolio Councillor for Sport and Recreation, it is pleasing to see Council’s 2024-2025 Budget supporting projects and programs that contribute to a healthier and more active community. My commitment is to ensure that Council continues to provide financial and logistical support to the many volunteers and […]

McAuley College is participating in the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry project.

Program a gateway to rural jobs

A small group of colleges in the Scenic Rim region have enlisted along with 78 other schools in a government initiative aimed at encouraging young students to become part of tomorrow’s agriculture workforce. Jimboomba based Emmaus and Flagstone State Community colleges joined McAuley College in Beaudesert and Boonah State High […]


Making use of waste

Food producers throughout the Scenic Rim are finding innovative new ways to limit losses and create alternative uses for waste, as evidenced in a new report titled “Crop loss/waste on Australian horticulture farms, 2022–23” . The report was commissioned by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, […]