THE supermarket duopoly and its impacts on food producers must form part of the National Food Plan, the Greens said today.
A STUDY shows maverick federal MP Bob Katter's political party is unlikely to gain a Senate seat at the election.
INDEPENDENT MP Bob Katter will move for all government fleet vehicles to be Australian-made.
THE farming sector has welcomed the appointment of an Australian Food and Beverage Supplier Advocate.
VICTORIAN Ag Minister Peter Walsh defends efforts to prosecute operators of a Gippsland abattoir over animal cruelty complaints.
VICTORIAN taxpayers contributed $350,000 to Fleming's winning garden at this week's Chelsea Flower Show.
THE Federal Opposition is under increasing pressure to commit to regional-specific policies well in advance of the election.
SOUTH Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon has applied to the Australian Electoral Commission to register his own political party.
THE Opposition would not privatise the national broadcaster if it won government, Liberal member for Wannon Dan Tehan says.
A FOOD and Beverage Supplier Advocate will form part of the National Food Plan, the Federal Government announced today.
MORE than 1400 homes and businesses in Bannockburn will soon have access to natural gas.
LIBERAL Party supporters remain frustrated in their efforts to contest the federal seat of Mallee.
PREMIER Campbell Newman says if Queenslanders want better flood mitigation infrastructure, they'll have to stump up.
FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan says any future change to the GST will "smash" low and middle incomes earners.
RURAL businesswoman Cathy McGowan will stand as an independent against Federal MP Sophie Mirabella in the electorate of Indi.
FARMERS would have the right to say no to coal seam gas exploration on their land under a federal Greens policy.
THE Liberal Party Victorian state council conference will be held this weekend in Melbourne.
FEDERAL Labor is "totally opposed" to increasing the rate or broadening the GST, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says.
TWO new polls out today show Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are on par as preferred prime minister.
VOTERS believe Joe Hockey is more likely to deliver a surplus Budget, an exclusive Herald Sun/Galaxy Poll reveals.
A NEW opinion poll released today shows last week's budget has had little impact on the way people will vote.
THE Greens vowed today to fight for the carbon tax if the Coalition is elected and urged Labor to defy a double-dissolution election threat.
WARRAGUL Hospital's new emergency department was officially opened today following a $3.7 million upgrade.
AUSTRALIANS will get cheaper power and tax cuts under a Coalition government, Tony Abbott vowed in his Budget reply.
FIRED up western Queensland graziers have taken to the big smoke to garner city support to protect their rivers and livelihoods.
THIS week the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Victorian Farmers Federation announced plans to host a dinner to promote agriculture.
THE Nationals will contest the federal seat of Bendigo for the first time in 15 years.
QUEENSLAND will proceed with its plan to allow starving cattle to graze in national parks despite Federal Government opposition.
FARMERS fear extra regulations after the House of Representatives passed the agricultural and veterinary chemicals bill.
VICTORIA may enter another bushfire season with no new usable fire refuges despite it being a Royal Commission recommedation.
LIVE exports could be banned within three years if a private members bill is successful.
FUNDING drought assistance from the Federal Government's annual allocation to Landcare initiatives has baffled the farming sector.
QUEENSLAND premier Campbell Newman is in talks to ship up to 150,000 live cattle to Papua New Guinea to solve the beef crisis.
A BILL to introduce a new form of disaster assistance has cleared the House of Representatives.
SUSPENDED Labor MP Craig Thomson will contest his NSW seat at the next election as an independent.
A STOUSH between the Vic and Federal governments over who should fund the National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton has deepened.