The local paper in Queensland's North Burnett, the Gayndah Gazette, has been forced to close because of a lack of advertising support from businesses hit hard by the recent floods.
The fortnightly publication promotes businesses and informs the local community.
Gazette owner Joanna Dowling has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and says it has been a tough time for the whole community.
"Businesses have been hurting," she said.
"They've gone from a slow economy into a devastated economy whereby they don't know what business is going to be like - it's been slow."
North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh says it is sad the paper has shut down and it has held the community together through tough times like the floods.
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15:19 EST Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the higher prices predicted by livestock agent Kevin Currie would be paid for dressed weight and not live weight bullocks, as was suggested in the original story.