THE National Centre for Farmer Health will likely see a funding commitment from the state and federal governments when their budgets are unveiled next month.
PLANNING changes will ease the burden on fire-affected communities rebuilding but details have been revealed.
NSW Labor boss Jamie Clements yesterday backed federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s break with the union movement.
VICTORIAN Health Minister David Davis yesterday admitted there was a clear need for better health services in Geelong’s north.
AUSTRALIA will spend $12.4 billion bolstering its air combat capability with a new order of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
AUSTRALIANS could be driving at higher speeds if the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has its way.
THE Palmer United and Australian Motoring Enthusiast parties will make a push for the bush.
NSW Premier Mike Baird says his new-look cabinet balances experience and renewal.
A CO-PAYMENT of $6 for bulk-billed visits to GPs will be included in the Abbott government’s first budget.
CLIVE Palmer has warned he will sink the government’s direct action climate change plan in the Senate.
GEELONG’S flamboyant mayor Darryn Lyons held on for dear life when his horse bolted during a tourism campaign ad.
TRADING volumes between the Australian dollar and the renminbi are expected to be one of the major beneficiaries of a FTA.
UPDATE: MIKE Baird is the new premier of NSW after he was elected unopposed by the Liberal party room in the wake of Barry O'Farrell's shock resignation.
SHOPPERS will notice the price of Italian canned tomatoes rise after an anti-dumping duty determination.
GOVERNMENTS committed more than $11m to the development of a Health Star Rating food labelling system before a cost-benefit analysis was done.
A NEW $11.78 million agricultural precinct is set to generate businesses and jobs in Golden Plains.
AUSTRALIA is going to cook and people will die through global warming, West Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam says.
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THE Victorian Government has promised to complete a key strategy in a bid to reduce the learning gap between city and country students.
UPDATE: FORMER NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has faced ICAC for a second day after his shock resignation this morning.
THE Health Department sent Fiona Nash a submission giving her up to seven days’ notice that it was launching a controversial food ratings website.
PETER Walsh has come under fire for his response to the Federal Government’s FTA with Japan.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers feel let down by both their agriculture ministers — both federal and state.
THE Federal Government is “stalling” on its promise to deliver a foreign ownership register, Peter Tuohey says.
THE Victorian Opposition will fund just a portion of what the Government now spends on fixing rural roads.
FERAL bees have been all but wiped out in South Australia, putting the state’s agricultural industry at risk, a Senate inquiry has heard.
FEDERAL MP Andrew Wilkie had intended travelling cattle class to Indonesia as part of a fact-finding mission on live animal exports.
LABOR has branded reports the government could cut the country's peak science agency funding as an attack on scientific research.
TONY Abbott’s razor gang is eyeing tougher income rules for the aged pension and a crackdown on disability support pensions.
FOR Tony Abbott it was his first trip to China as Prime Minister.
LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.