Last Updated: April 20, 2015

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Walsh v Pulford: bitter exchange

UPDATE: VICTORIA’S Ag Minister Jaala Pulford has shrugged off her social media stoush with Peter Walsh.

Senate split on gun laws

 Potato growers rally together near Ballarat. Bridget McKenzie Nationals Senator for Victoria.
A SPLIT has emerged in the traditionally bipartisan approach to Australia’s gun control laws.

New anti-trawler political party

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FISHERMEN battling to prevent super trawlers operating in Tasmania waters will today launch a political party.

Farmers bid for slice of $2.5b fund

A passenger airliner fly past the city as a coal power station generate smoke in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. Chi...
FARMERS wanting to turn pig manure into power will soon know if their projects are to be funded by taxpayers.

Federal funding for fruit fly

Queensland fruit fly
BARNABY Joyce has accused the former Labor government of neglecting fruit fly monitoring and response systems.

Voluntary euthanasia on the agenda

Dr Philip Nitschke
VOLUNTARY euthanasia is back on the agenda in Victoria.

‘Scare campaign’ on trade deal

Fruit free trade
ANDREW Robb has slammed what he calls an “orchestrated” campaign to derail trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

Madigan woos farm vote

Senate QT
VICTORIAN Senator John Madigan’s new political party would increase subsidies for farmers.

Green groups urge CSG ban

Green groups urge CSG ban
ENVIRONMENTAL and the Greens are calling on the NSW Government to ban coal-seam gas mining.

Regional fund $500m for rural jobs, projects

Daniel Andrews
A $500 million regional jobs and infrastructure package has been announced by the Victorian Government.

Medicare Locals replaced

Minister for Health Sussan Ley
THIRTY-one new Primary Health Networks will replace Labor’s 61 Medicare Locals across Australia.

Abbott wins back voter support

Abbott wins back voter support
TONY Abbott continues to claw back support from voters, the latest polls reveal.

Abbott urged to move on RET

Abbott urged to move on RET
LABOR is calling on PM Tony Abbott to inject some certainty back into the renewable energy industry.

Pollies to tour drought areas

 Cattle farmer Rick Britton surveys the dry conditions on his Boulia cattle station in the far west of Queensland. PIC: Ann B...
QUEENSLAND Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg will visit drought-ravaged parts of the state.

Tasmania flips cage egg policy

We Care about the Chicken and the Egg brunch
TASMANIAN Government departments have switched to buying cage eggs after a policy reversal.

Lambie confident RET deal

Texas Leads Country In Producing Wind Power
SENATOR Jacqui Lambie believes the Federal Government will to strike a deal on the RET.

RET deal edges closer

RET deal edges closer
THE Coalition and Labor might be on the brink of reaching a deal on a pared-back renewable energy target.

Wild dog bounty mutiny

WILD DOG PHOTOS TAKEN ON TWEED COAST PROPERTY
THE Victorian Government has been accused of contradiction on wild dog control.

NFF joins call for Budget reform

 The Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells hands down the 2012 State Budget at Parliament House today.
THE NFF has joined a group of influential lobby groups to urge the Federal Government not to squib on Budget reform.

Showgirl pick tops ag angst for Blair

Emblems Inquiry
THE new NSW Agriculture Minister has likened challenges facing the agriculture sector to a showgirl competition.

Cabinet meeting G-Force: Lib ladies make history

Cabinet Swearing in
GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN and Gabrielle Upton have been sworn in as NSW’s first female treasurer and attorney-general at Government House.

Libs, Nats deal doubt

Liberal Party Convention
THE Victorian Liberals may walk away from a Coalition deal to not contest seats held by the National Party.

Reshuffle Baird’s new cabinet revealed

Emblems Inquiry
NIALL Blair will become the new Minister for Primary Industries and Water in Premier Mike Baird’s new-look cabinet.

New CFA district in Morwell

Generic geelong photos
A NEW CFA fire district has been created in Morwell.

Resigned SA Liberals state director quits

 Former Queensland Liberal Party State Director Geoff Greene, responds to former Indiegnous Affairs Minister Mal Brough at hi...
LIBERAL Party state director Geoff Greene has resigned, effective immediately.

Nats pick teacher

Melina Bath
A SOUTH Gippsland schoolteacher will be the new Nat­ionals’ Victorian Eastern Region Upper House member.

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs
A NEW method of fuel reduction will be trialled across Victoria as part of bushfire prevention.

Mountain cattle Grazing ban battle rages on

 Mountain cattlemen at Merrijig near Mansfield in country Victoria. Charlie Lovick with his grandson Jake and horse Sam at hi...
CATTLEMEN believe they can defeat a plan to permanently ban cattle grazing from Victoria’s nat­ional parks.

Idea not crackpot

Barnaby Joyce
BARNABY Joyce says his agricultural white paper isn’t full of “crackpot” ideas.

Apply tough labelling laws to all

SPC Funding Announcement
SPC Ardmona boss Peter Kelly has urged the Government not to squib on its country-of-origin labelling reforms.

Senate split on gun laws

 Potato growers rally together near Ballarat. Bridget McKenzie Nationals Senator for Victoria.

A SPLIT has emerged in the traditionally bipartisan approach to Australia’s gun control laws.

Pyramid Hill turns 125

Pyramid Hill premiership players

ONLY four men can now claim they are part of Pyramid Hill’s premiership history.

Lake Bolac Grain Storage for sale

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site

A FARMER-owned grain storage facility at Lake Bolac is up for sale.

Handler’s in the mix

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

THE Handler batch mixer is becoming a popular choice for farmers looking for a thorough mix in quick time.

Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.