THE Tweed is shaping up as a key federal political battleground, with high-profile politicians visiting the region this week to begin the war for northern NSW.
Most of the Federal Nationals team arrived on the Tweed yesterday for a two-day blitz of the region, with leader Warren Truss making it cle... ...more
By Mairi Manley
FEDERAL Nationals leader Warren Truss will take the Nationals parliamentary team on a two-day blitz of the Richmond and Page electorates, starting on Monday.
"It will start with a party room meeting in Tweed Heads then take to the road through both electorates," said spokesman f... ...more
Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been urged to visit communities in the Murray-Darling Basin so she can hear first-hand how a draft management plan will affect them.
Senator Hanson-Young was absent from meetings in Hay and Mildura this week when a Senate committee took evidence from... ...more
AUSTRALIAN Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been urged to visit communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.
This is so she can hear first-hand how a draft management plan will affect them.
Senator Hanson-Young was absent from meetings in Hay and Mildura this week when a Senate committee took ev... ...more
By TOM CLAPIN
02 Apr, 2012 01:00 AM
WITH foreign investment in agriculture already occurring in Australia, many with in the agricultural industry beli... ...more
THE Nationals have stepped up the offensive against dubious practices by fuel companies in NSW.
Oxley MP Andrew Stoner has urged motorists to report misleading petrol price advertising and signage, while Senator Fiona Nash has flagged that companies’ failure to meet the NSW mandate for a 6 per cent... ...more
By PETER MARTIN
THE Coalition will propose a much tougher line against foreign takeovers of Australian farms in a discussion paper to be unveiled within weeks.
Detailing the approach for the first time yesterday, the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, said the present threshold below which takeovers ... ...more
THE University of New England’s autumn graduations started over the weekend, bringing with them a major windfall to Armidale.
Council estimates reveal that at least $3 million will be injected into the region’s economy during the autumn graduations.
About 260 people graduating from the Schools of ... ...more
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