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Who gets ag?

COUNTRY Victoria is in the dark as to who will be Victoria’s Agriculture Minister should Labor win government.

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Fix plea on drought loans

Angus Beveridge
VFF boss Peter Tuohey says drought support is reassuring, but the process must be fixed “sooner rather than later”.

Cash splash for rural voters

 Tinamba West dairy farmer Alister Clyne with his new irrigation system
RURAL councils will receive a share in $100 million under a re-elected Coalition.

Nationals MP on the way out west

Nationals MP on the way out west
MICRO parties are battling to take the fifth spot from the Nationals in the Western Victoria Upper House.

Sell-off worries dismissed

President Xi Jinping Attends Meetings In Sydney Following G20 Summit
SENIOR Abbott Government figures have play down fears over increased Chinese investment in farmland.

Rural MPs angry at ABC

Rural MPs angry at ABC
UPDATE: RURAL MPs claim ABC is unfairly hitting regional Australia in cost-cutting measures.

Farewell Barry O'Farrell quits

Barry O’Farrell quits state politics
FORMER Premier Barry O’Farrell has quit NSW politics, announcing to a local branch meeting that he was resigning from parliament.

Lambie quits Palmer United Party

AFTER days of infighting, Jacqui Lambie has cut her ties with the Palmer United Party.

NSW govt to lose seats at election

MUST: Major skytrain announcement
A NEW poll says that the NSW government would lose as many as 15 seats at next year’s state election.

NSW voters sick of senate soap opera

Clive Palmer at Parliament
VOTERS in NSW have demanded a snap federal election to end the ­senate soap opera and allow the ­government to govern.

Libs failed SPC: Joyce

Barnaby Joyce
UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says it was the Liberal Party’s job — not the National Party’s — to fight for SPC Ardmona’s future.

Exclusive Lambie leaving Palmer

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JACQUI Lambie has warned her political critics that even a machine gun won’t stop her confirming she will sit as an independent.

Election boost Bishop to the rescue

Bishop and Napthine
JULIE  Bishop will enter the Victorian election campaign on Friday with Liberal strategists describing Tony Abbott as “box office poison’’.

Political poison Pauline ‘poison chalice’ for party

Pauline Hanson on the main street of Hahndorf ahead of her speaking engagement at the Old Mill tonight, invited by the Food P...
NORTHERN Territory One Nation president John Kearney wants Pauline Hanson to keep her hands off the party she founded.

ABC ‘won’t walk away’

APAL energy-saving orchard walks, Ardmona
UPDATE: ABC boss Mark Scott says he’s “not going to walk away” from emergency broadcasting.

State election Poll puts Andrews in front

DANIEL Andrews is on track to win the November 29 Victorian election, according to a new poll tipping a Labor majority of up to eight seats.

Rail extension underfunded

 V/Line train.
LABOR’S plan to extend a Melbourne rail line to Mernda has been exposed as ‘underfunded’.

Hanson giving it 'one last shot'

Hanson giving it ‘one last shot’
PAULINE Hanson has confirmed she will return to politics with One Nation.

Stalled NBN hurts Geelong

Managing Director of Express Promotions & FE Technologies, Robert Reed and City of Greater Geelong Economic Deve...
GEELONG is losing out to regional rival Ballarat because the rollout of the National Broadband Network has stalled, city leaders say.

Country Alliance upper cut

State Election 2006, Liberal Party State Secretary Damien Mantach at the advertisement campaign launch
EXCLUSIVE: COUNTRY Alliance has been accused of “defrauding” Victorian regional voters by preferencing Labor.

$30m drought loans boost

Angus Beveridge
UPDATE: BATTLING western Victorian farmers are being urged to ‘get the ball rolling’ on drought assistance plans.

Premier backs regional Victoria

ELECTION Denis Napthine in rural Victoria.
DENIS NAPTHINE is good for regional Victoria, just ask him.

Grain’s mixed reaction to FTA

Martin Warren. Harvest.
GRAIN growers are pleased with the modest tariff reductions on wheat and other grains achieved in the China FTA.

More trains promised

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.
REGIONAL commuters will see a major boost to passenger rail under a re-elected Coalition.

India FTA to be fast-tracked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Holds Meetings In Australia Following G20 Summit
UPDATE: PRIME Minister Tony Abbott plans to secure a free-trade deal with India within a year.

$1.5m boost for Murray region

DAIRY: Aaron Thomas on farm at Binginwarri.
MURRAY dairy region farmers received a $1.5m boost yesterday to improve pasture production and irrigation.

$250m regional fund promise

ALP State Election Campaign Launch
VICTORIAN towns would be able to access a new $250m infrastructure fund being promised by the Labor Party.

China Dairy on cusp of new golden era

China Free Trade Agreement - dairy farmer David Basham with his family and cows
A MOUNT Compass dairy farmer in South Australia hopes the China free-trade agreement means a sharp long-term lift in the sector’s fortunes.

Beijing boon Historic FTA a fortune cookie

Historic free trade deal a fortune cookie
THOUSANDS of jobs will be created in Victoria’s farming sector after the signing of the free trade agreement between Australia and China.

NFF praises China FTA

NFF praises China FTA
NFF boss Brent Finlay says today’s China free-trade deal cements the sector’s place in “the world’s biggest market”.

Who gets ag?

Labor campaign tour

COUNTRY Victoria is in the dark as to who will be Victoria’s Agriculture Minister should Labor win government.

AFL hopeful returns to the farm

Oscar McDonald

NORTH Ballarat Rebels’ Oscar McDonald heads home as tomorrow’s National Draft draws closer.

Animal welfare overhaul

Australian beef cattle

UPDATE: VICTORIA’s peak farming body has changed the makeup of its animal welfare committee.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

Grow it and they will come

FARM Green Olive at Red Hill

GREG and Sue O’Donoghue started a farm with olives, then added grapes, sheep, chooks, vegies and herbs. Then they opened their gate to visitors.