Last Updated: November 21, 2014

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Pauline ‘poison chalice’ for party

NORTHERN Territory One Nation president John Kearney wants Pauline Hanson to keep her hands off the party she founded.

ABC ‘won’t walk away’

APAL energy-saving orchard walks, Ardmona
UPDATE: ABC boss Mark Scott says he’s “not going to walk away” from emergency broadcasting.

State election Poll puts Andrews in front

DANIEL Andrews is on track to win the November 29 Victorian election, according to a new poll tipping a Labor majority of up to eight seats.

Rail extension underfunded

 V/Line train.
LABOR’S plan to extend a Melbourne rail line to Mernda has been exposed as ‘underfunded’.

Hanson giving it 'one last shot'

Hanson giving it ‘one last shot’
PAULINE Hanson has confirmed she will return to politics with One Nation.

Stalled NBN hurts Geelong

Managing Director of Express Promotions & FE Technologies, Robert Reed and City of Greater Geelong Economic Deve...
GEELONG is losing out to regional rival Ballarat because the rollout of the National Broadband Network has stalled, city leaders say.

Country Alliance upper cut

State Election 2006, Liberal Party State Secretary Damien Mantach at the advertisement campaign launch
EXCLUSIVE: COUNTRY Alliance has been accused of “defrauding” Victorian regional voters by preferencing Labor.

$30m drought loans boost

Angus Beveridge
UPDATE: BATTLING western Victorian farmers are being urged to ‘get the ball rolling’ on drought assistance plans.

Premier backs regional Victoria

ELECTION Denis Napthine in rural Victoria.
DENIS NAPTHINE is good for regional Victoria, just ask him.

Grain’s mixed reaction to FTA

Martin Warren. Harvest.
GRAIN growers are pleased with the modest tariff reductions on wheat and other grains achieved in the China FTA.

More trains promised

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.
REGIONAL commuters will see a major boost to passenger rail under a re-elected Coalition.

India FTA to be fast-tracked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Holds Meetings In Australia Following G20 Summit
UPDATE: PRIME Minister Tony Abbott plans to secure a free-trade deal with India within a year.

$1.5m boost for Murray region

DAIRY: Aaron Thomas on farm at Binginwarri.
MURRAY dairy region farmers received a $1.5m boost yesterday to improve pasture production and irrigation.

$250m regional fund promise

ALP State Election Campaign Launch
VICTORIAN towns would be able to access a new $250m infrastructure fund being promised by the Labor Party.

China Dairy on cusp of new golden era

China Free Trade Agreement - dairy farmer David Basham with his family and cows
A MOUNT Compass dairy farmer in South Australia hopes the China free-trade agreement means a sharp long-term lift in the sector’s fortunes.

Beijing boon Historic FTA a fortune cookie

Historic free trade deal a fortune cookie
THOUSANDS of jobs will be created in Victoria’s farming sector after the signing of the free trade agreement between Australia and China.

NFF praises China FTA

NFF praises China FTA
NFF boss Brent Finlay says today’s China free-trade deal cements the sector’s place in “the world’s biggest market”.

Dairy applauds China FTA

Dairy applauds China FTA
THE Australian dairy industry has applauded the successful conclusion of the China free-trade agreement.

FTA: Signed, sealed, delivered

Xi Jinping and PM Abbott
AUSTRALIA has secured a historic free-trade deal with China.

Tariff cuts the key to China deal

Tariff cuts the key to China deal
TARIFF cuts for Australian produce exported to China is the real winner for local farmers.

Nat attacks lack of bush cash

Barry O'Sullivan ,flies to Canberra tomorrow and will become the newest QLD Senator, for the LNP , replacing Barnaby Joyce, a...
NATIONALS Senator Barry O’Sullivan launches attack on “third world” regional telecommunications.

China boost for farmers

Dairy farmer and runner Tania Nevill
UPDATE: THE dairy industry is poised to reap millions of dollars when a China FTA deal is signed.

PUP election launch snubbed

Clive Palmer launches Victorian state election campaign
THE Coalition and Labor has brushed off the Palmer United Party’s entrance into the Victorian election battle.

Commercial netting ban victory

Fishing rally
ANGLERS celebrated bipartisan support for their campaign to ban commercial netting on Corio and Port Phillip bays at a rally in Geelong on Saturday.

PUP barking Palmer spruiks election vision

Clive Palmer launches Victorian state election campaign
CLIVE Palmer kicked off his controversial party’s bid for the balance of power in the Victorian Upper House on Saturday.

Drought help on the way: Joyce

Question Time - House of Reps.
WESTERN Victorian farmers are poised to received Commonwealth support for the worsening drought.

Labor defends RFCS funds

Labor defends RFCS funds
UPDATE: Government must reject calls to cut rural financial counselling funding, Labor says.

CSG reopened Parks out of bounds in new gas rules

Parks out of bounds in new gas rules
COAL seam gas mining will be banned in national parks as the Baird ­government reopens the CSG industry to try to slash ­household bills.

Public spat Lambie....from a PUP to a lone wolf

Senator Jacqui Lambie
CONTROVERSIAL senator Jacqui Lambie has all but quit the Palmer United Party after a sensational public spat with her boss Clive Palmer.

Andrews tries to win support

Daniel Andrews Labour
AN ANGUS heifer and her calf kicked around a dusty ring at a Wangaratta herd dispersal last week.

ABC ‘won’t walk away’

APAL energy-saving orchard walks, Ardmona

UPDATE: ABC boss Mark Scott says he’s “not going to walk away” from emergency broadcasting.

East clubs discuss options

Warburton goal posts

ELLINBANK and District League’s east division clubs are examining their options after a board of management meeting.

JBS to buy Primo

australian ham week

MEAT processor JBS Australia is set to acquire smallgoods operator Primo Group.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Cotton on to Morgan

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

Grow it and they will come

FARM Green Olive at Red Hill

GREG and Sue O’Donoghue started a farm with olives, then added grapes, sheep, chooks, vegies and herbs. Then they opened their gate to visitors.