TASMANIA’S Energy Minister Matthew Groom says more infrastructure needs to be built.
FRESH food must be exempt from any rise to the goods and services tax.
Phone black spots Mobile phone black spots fixed
MANY rural communities will be disappointed with the construction of 109 mobile phone towers to fix Victoria’s black spots.
THE Federal Government is poised to appoint an agriculture watchdog.
THE independently held electorate of Indi in Victoria has gained a staggering 30 new mobile phone towers.
AN INQUIRY that could determine the future of Victoria’s onshore gas industry will host its first public hearing today.
FOREIGN investors will be required to declare their interests in Australian agricultural land from Wednesday.
SOPHIE Mirabella has won Liberal Party support for another tilt at Indi at the next federal election.
AUSTRALIA can’t “arrest its ways out of” its ice problem.
GET used to seeing Victoria’s premier in China.
THE Victorian Coalition will oppose legislation in parliament to lease the Port of Melbourne.
UPDATE: THE Victorian Government may struggle to offer its own RET after last night’s Senate vote.
VICTORIAN farmers have been urged to back a five-year ban on mining and exploration of onshore gas.
QUESTIONS are being raised about a $40m Victorian Government grant after the failed merger education providers.
UNDERBOOL and Murrayville locals are holding out for the Government to confirm its rail investment plans.
Wind farms Wind farm delay
THE Senate will likely vote on the Renewable Energy Target today.
THE battle for the federal seat of Indi has heated up with the National Party officially throwing its hat into the ring.
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has arrived in India for negotiations on a free-trade deal.
AUSTRALIAN farmers hope the value of their farm produce and food exports to China will double.
WIND farms could face greater Federal Government scrutiny.
SOME Nationals members are upset Darren Chester didn’t consult the party before supporting same-sex marriage.
Wind farms PM cold on wind energy
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott does not like wind turbines.
A STAGGERING 178,000 jobs will be created through Australia’s free-trade agreements with its key Asian partners.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are being discriminated against in the Federal Government’s crackdown on foreign investment.
FARMERS have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to improve country-of-origin food labelling.
FORMER Productivity Commission boss Daryl Quinlivan will head the federal Department of Agriculture.
Govt talks Spending review
THE Victorian Government’s review of its rural spending is almost complete.
A BAN on foreign governments owning Australian farmland sends the wrong signals to the world, says the VFF president.
THE Greens will try to change Federal Government legislation that slashes the renewable energy target.
ALEX SAMPSON A DECREASE in the number of horticulture students has been described as “horrific.”