The Federal Government has received a backlash from northern cattle industry stakeholders and political opposition over its decision to hand over $20 million to Indonesia to help local farmers increase their beef output.
On Thursday, trade minister Craig Emerson, speaking after a meeting with his I... ...more
By LANAI VASEK and CHRISTIAN KERR
26 March 2012
TONY Abbott has hardened the Coalition's stance on foreign investment amid infighting between Liberal and Nationals MPs over the issue.
The Opposition Leader told Sky News's Australian Agenda that, while it was "very important" for Australia to rem... ...more
By SUE NEALES
24 March 2012
COLEAMBALLY grain farmer John Ward has taken a stand.
He decided early this year not to sell a family cropping and sheep farm in Griffith, NSW, to the Chinese or to a... ...more
NSW Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash, said fuel companies must be made to comply with the state’s six per cent mandate for ethanol in fuel.
Figures from the Department o... ...more
NSW Nationals Senators Fiona Nash and John Williams have condemned Labor plans to provide $20 million to Indonesian beef producers to increase their output.
The senators said th... ...more
THREE coalition senators have moved that the Labor government be more proactive in addressing the worsening shortage of agriculture graduates and skilled workers.
Senators Fiona Nash, Chris Back and Bridget McKenzie introduced the motion that was supported by the Greens and Independent senators.
14 March 2012
Senator Bridget McKenzie, pictured with state MP Peter Crisp outside the Merbein horticulture research facility closed under Federal Labor, is calling for the government to increase opportunities in agricultural science.
The Se... ...more
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By JAMES MASSOLA
THE Nationals are mounting a renewed push within the Coalition for a commitment to zonal taxation, with some urging support for Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme to be used as a bargaining chip.
By NICK HEYDON
18 Feb, 2012 04:00 AM
LACK of interest has forced one of only 11 universities in Australia offering undergraduate agricultural science to suspend its intake of ag students for 2012.
The University of Western Sydney’s (UWS) Hawkesbury campus received less than 10 applicatio... ...more
THE agricultural industry has reached a crisis point that can no longer be ignored.
This is the assessment of Charles Sturt University (CSU) research professor and secretary of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture (ACDA) Jim Pratley who is actively pushing to ensure the number of gr... ...more