Last Updated: July 05, 2015

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White Paper well received

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

Groom hails wind farms

mining conference
TASMANIA’S Energy Minister Matthew Groom says more infrastructure needs to be built.

Fight on to thwart food GST

 Katter Country. Mildura and district farmers and local residents looking at an alternative party to vote for in the up comin...
FRESH food must be exempt from any rise to the goods and services tax.

Phone black spots Mobile phone black spots fixed

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.

Farm watchdog win

 QLD Senator Barnaby Joyce , speaks about the approval of the sale of Cubbie Station to the Chinese ,with an storage dam, on ...
THE Federal Government is poised to appoint an agriculture watchdog.

Black spot win for Indi

Wangaratta
THE independently held electorate of Indi in Victoria has gained a staggering 30 new mobile phone towers.

Gas hearings begin

Gas hearings begin
AN INQUIRY that could determine the future of Victoria’s onshore gas industry will host its first public hearing today.

Foreign-owned farms on watch

 bales of cotton , during the latest record crop of cotton to be picked on Cubbie Station , after 3 years of good rains . Cub...
FOREIGN investors will be required to declare their interests in Australian agricultural land from Wednesday.

Libs preselect Mirabella

Libs preselect Mirabella
SOPHIE Mirabella has won Liberal Party support for another tilt at Indi at the next federal election.

No easy solution to ice scourge

No easy solution to ice scourge
AUSTRALIA can’t “arrest its ways out of” its ice problem.

Closer China ties pledge

Closer China ties pledge
GET used to seeing Victoria’s premier in China.

Coalition’s no deal on port

Coalition’s no deal on port
THE Victorian Coalition will oppose legislation in parliament to lease the Port of Melbourne.

Wind farm go ahead

Wind farm go ahead
UPDATE: THE Victorian Government may struggle to offer its own RET after last night’s Senate vote.

Back ban on gas mining

FARM Colin and Sally's Organic Lamb and Beef
VICTORIAN farmers have been urged to back a five-year ban on mining and exploration of onshore gas.

TAFE merger failure

TAFE merger failure
QUESTIONS are being raised about a $40m Victorian Government grant after the failed merger education providers.

Community keen for freight details

 Michael O'Callaghan, Wakefield Grain Export Services chief finance officer & grain facility project manager for...
UNDERBOOL and Murrayville locals are holding out for the Government to confirm its rail investment plans.

Wind farms Wind farm delay

Windfarm
THE Senate will likely vote on the Renewable Energy Target today.

Nats to stand in Indi

 09 Oct 2004 Smiling Opposition leader Mark Latham voting at Ingleburn Public school in Sydney. picDavid/Geraghty elections f...
THE battle for the federal seat of Indi has heated up with the National Party officially throwing its hat into the ring.

Robb in India for free-trade talks

Andrew Robb
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has arrived in India for negotiations on a free-trade deal.

Farmers to reap China FTA rewards

BlazeAid fencing
AUSTRALIAN farmers hope the value of their farm produce and food exports to China will double.

Tougher scrutiny on wind farms

Windfarm
WIND farms could face greater Federal Government scrutiny.

Nat anger over MP stance

Damien Birss talks to local National candidate Darren Chester (R) on the streets of Heyfield before the upcoming by-election ...
SOME Nationals members are upset Darren Chester didn’t consult the party before supporting same-sex marriage.

Wind farms PM cold on wind energy

Panthers talk about small biz and potential for local biz
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott does not like wind turbines.

Asian FTAs jobs bonanza

Asian FTAs jobs bonanza
A STAGGERING 178,000 jobs will be created through Australia’s free-trade agreements with its key Asian partners.

Shots over $15m investment trigger

FOCUS: Warakirri Dairies - Prime Movers.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are being discriminated against in the Federal Government’s crackdown on foreign investment.

Move on better origin labels

Ian Mcfarlane Presser -White paper
FARMERS have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to improve country-of-origin food labelling.

Ag gets new chief

Pictured at the Sydney Masonic Centre the National Broadband Network Committee meets.Peter Harris and Daryl Quinlivan talk.
FORMER Productivity Commission boss Daryl Quinlivan will head the federal Department of Agriculture.

Govt talks Spending review

Pakenham Station
THE Victorian Government’s review of its rural spending is almost complete.

Joyce draws the line

Minerals
A BAN on foreign governments owning Australian farmland sends the wrong signals to the world, says the VFF president.

Greens try to amend RET legislation

Greens try to amend RET legislation
THE Greens will try to change Federal Government legislation that slashes the renewable energy target.

White Paper well received

Launch of Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Woolsthorpe

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

Hamilton salutes Walsh

Adelaide Crows training _ Phil Walsh

UPDATE: HAMILTON Kangaroos will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Dismay at degree of decline

Dismay at degree of decline

A DECREASE in the number of horticulture students has been described as “horrific.”

First man up for the Challenger

First man up for the Challenger

A SOUTH Australian farmer is the first in the country to take delivery of a new Challenger MT800 series tractor.

Chance of rare winter cyclone

Chance of rare winter cyclone

A TROPICAL low poses a risk of developing into a rare out-of-season cyclone in the Coral Sea.