The Greens Murray Darling Basin spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, would have heard how water cuts in the basin would devastate farming communities had she attended this week’s hearings in Hay and Mildura.
The senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport references committee travell... ...more
BY COLIN BETTLES
12 Feb, 2012
THE federal opposition started the new parliamentary year this week by accusing the Labor government of abandoning agriculture.
Shadow Agriculture Minister John Cobb was highly critical of a new mission statement developed by the Australian Department of Agriculture,... ...more
Nationals Senator Fiona Nash questioned Labor’s commitment to agriculture, with a track record of neglecting the sector.
“Just this morning is the latest example with the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, not even mentioning agriculture as among those industries significant to the national economy, that... ...more
Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash, commended the many life savers who dedicate their summer to protecting lives.
“Thousands of people travel to the coast and other water tourist spots for holidays over the summer holidays making the job for surf life savers challenging,” Senator Nash said.
“These are ... ...more
14 December 2011
by MELANIE SIM
Farmers and politicians are saying it loud and clear: "Compensation just isn't good enough for farmers affected by Coal seam gas activities."
That was one issue of many raised at a meeting yesterday at Mullaley, west of Gunnedah.
It was organised by the Marys Moun... ...more
Prime News Tamworth reports on a forum on Coal Seam Gas mining held yesterday at Mullaley in north-west NSW.
See story and interview with Senator Nash -au.prime7.yahoo.com/n2/video/-/watch/27569684/support-for-tighter-controls-on-csg/ ...more
1 December 2011By JAMIE WALKER and BEN PACKHAMFARMERS and other property owners would reap 1 per cent of the value of coal-seam gas extracted from their land under a proposal by Nationals senators to appease rural anger at the industry.The "default agreement", to put a floor on the income paid by CS... ...more
30 November 2011By JADE MARTINhttp://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/griffith-residents-fight-for-their-water/2375569.aspxGRIFFITH residents yesterday rolled up in force to show just how badly the planned water cuts brought about by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan would affect their... ...more
RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT INQUIRY - THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MURRAY DARLING BASINOn 28 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report.The management of the Murray-Darling Basin, and the development and impl... ...more
BY MELODY MONTAGUE
For story/pic, go to: http://www.areanews.com.au/news/local/news/general/nationals-pledge-to-continue-fight/2375812.aspx
SHADOW water minister Barnaby Joyce pledged his support to irrigation communities during a visit to Griffith yesterday.
Mr Joyce was in the MIA ... ...more