Last Updated: January 28, 2015

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Extend CSG ban: Lib MP

LIBERAL MP remains fiercely opposed to CSG mining in her regional Victorian electorate.

NSW deer numbers out of control

There are reports of large groups of feral deer in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The Adelaide Uni which runs the park fears...
PRESSURE for states to declare feral deer a pest species and adopt plans for control and eradication.

Vic CSG ban to be extended

gas wells , drilling rigs , pipes and mining infrastructure, run by QGC ,as the area and people copes with the massive expans...
EXCLUSIVE: VICTORIA’S moratorium on coal-seam gas exploration is likely to extend beyond July.

Farmers want wage review

Liberal Party State Council
PENALTY rates, the minimum wage and foreign workers are the focus of government review.

Vale Whitlam minister Tom Uren dies

NWN Library
TOM Uren - prisoner of war, champion boxer, and minister in the Whitlam and Hawke governments - died this morning aged 93.

Labor president Labor MP to fight against ISIS

Jock McLeod
BILL Shorten has condemned the Northern Territory’s Labor president for travelling to Syria to fight against ISIS, saying it will achieve nothing.

Tragic loss MP says goodbye to teen daughter

‘One final squeeze, then she was gone’
THREE months after her shock cancer diagnosis, 13-year-old Sinead died. Her mum had just fought a state election and been made a Victorian Government minister.

Qld votes Qld Premier's election plea

Campbell Newman
WITH just seven days to go in the fight of his political life, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has admitted that he made mistakes.

Qld farmers seek party plans

Moyston Fires
THE Liberal National Party and Labor have no new plans for agriculture, Queensland farmers say.

Campaign trail Hanson put to test

SEEKING a meet and greet in a country town, Pauline Hanson was told she just had to answer one question.

Lib leadership rumours ‘nonsense’

Abbott at 3AW
TONY Abbott has cited the toppled Baillieu-Napthine government in Victoria as evidence of what happens to parties that change leaders.

‘We don’t need you up here’

CAMPBELL Newman has defiantly declared he doesn’t need any federal MPs to fight with him in the Queensland election.

Kroger to be Liberal president

Kroger to be state Liberal president
MICHAEL Kroger will be the next president of the Victorian Liberal Party after Andrea Coote withdrew her nomination.

‘Nats have forsaken bush’

 announcing Peter Mailler as the NSW KAP Senate candidate at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
AUSTRALIA’S youngest political party says it will announce its first policies within a week.

Councils warned on rates

Money Generic
RURAL councils have been warned not to raise municipal rates ahead of changes to be implemented in 2016.

Trade talks with India a success

Trade talks with India a success
AUSTRALIAN agriculture was successfully promoted in India last week, the Agriculture Department says.

Factions Kroger bid for top job splits Liberals

Kroger bid for top job splits Liberals
MICHAEL Kroger has ignited a factional storm by announcing he will stand for Victorian Liberal Party president.

PUP launch Palmer steps out of PUP spotlight

CLIVE Palmer was missing in action again when his Palmer United Party had their election launch on the Gold Coast this morning.

Pulford to court farmers

Jaala Pulford, State Agriculture and Regional Development Minister
VICTORIA’S new Agriculture Minister will set off on a regional tour this week to mend bridges with the $11b industry.

Retired MP Coote set for top Liberal post

 Andrea Coote. Victorian MP. Member of Parliament. Legislative Council.
RECENTLY retired upper house Liberal MP Andrea Coote is set to become Liberal Party state president.

POLITICS Hanson not fazed by drama

Pauline Hansen
ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson says her party has a realistic chance of winning seats in North Queensland.

‘We won’t bag ag’

Jaala Pulford, State Agriculture and Regional Development Minister
VICTORIAN agriculture representation will not be diluted through the abolition of the DEPI.

Pulford to push ag forward

Jaala Pulford, State Agriculture and Regional Development Minister
WHAT new Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford lacks in on-farm experience she makes up for in enthusiasm.

Fuel prices Fuel flow a no go

Unleaded Max E10 bowser, or petrol pump, at Metro Petroleum service station at Randwick in Sydney, NSW. The price of fuel wit...
THE Federal Government is “curious” lower fuel prices are not flowing to regional Australians.

Cattlemen may enter politics

 Mountain cattleman Charlie Lovick, who runs Lovick's High Country Adventures, with his horse Dobbbin in the bush near Merrij...
MOUNTAIN cattlemen are considering fielding their own political candidates at the next Victorian election.

State election Labor, where’s your economic plan?

Annastacia Palaszczuk
THE Queensland election campaign has descended into a policy-free fight.

Alpine grazing debate reignites

 Victorian high country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick with his daughter Kellie, herding cattle on his Merrijig property near...
VICTORIA’S environment minister will visit the high country as amid continued lobbying over alpine grazing.

Poll says ... Queenslanders turn away from LNP

Campbell Newman
A NEW poll has revealed one in three voters are poised to vote against the Liberal National Party in the Queensland election.

PM to tour SA bushfire zone

SA Fires
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott will tour communities ravaged by a major bushfire in the Adelaide Hills.

Pre-polling claim Election invalid, PUP member says

 n06hb240b1 Author Maria Rigoni with a copy of her book.
A PALMER United Party candidate for the Victorian election wants the result declared void, saying too many people were allowed to vote early.

Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: UP to 20,000 children are being ­illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Rhiann makes dad proud

Rhiann makes dad proud

RHIANN O’Donnell has been a fixture around the Mildura West Cricket Club since an early age.

Dry brings vine intervention

Grape picking begins in the Hunter

VICTORIAN wine grape growers have experienced one of their earliest harvests on record.

Hands-free without a hitch

Hands-free without a hitch

JOHN Deere’s fully automated three-point linkage connection system has earned it a SIMA Innovation Award.

Twins all fired up

 Twin sisters Sally and Kerry Reiners 22yrs have been abseling out of hovering helicopters as part of DSE rappellers training...

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.