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Canberra Report: Our farmers need better alternatives

Last week's 60 Minutes program put the live export trade back in the public spot light.

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Canberra Report: Public dental funding cuts a kick in the nation's teeth

Recent data showing that Australia's oral health is in a shocking condition highlights the Rgrowing need to invest in rural and regional health services.

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Canberra Report: Now I've seen and heard everything

In energy only four things should matter to Hunter residents: affordable and reliable power, local jobs, and the health of our natural environment.  

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Canberra Report: Ending a costly loophole for the wealthy

Under Bob Hawke's leadership, Paul Keating remodelled the Australian economy.

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Canberra Report: Cool heads must prevail over tariffs

Donald Trump has put "free-trade" back on everyone's mind. Free trade is international trading free of tariff barriers.

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Protecting environment protects food and profits

Last week's episode of the ABC's 4 Corners must surely shake the stub born, ignorant and lazy out of their slumber and denial.

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Canberra Report: Sobering reality of climate policy inaction

This week's episode of the ABC's Four Corners program must surely shake the stubborn and ignorant out of their slumber and denial.

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10 point plan for Australian agriculture

What’s in a number? In 2013 the National Farmers’ Federation released its “Blueprint for Australian Agriculture”.

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Restoring trust the only hope for fragile deal

The Murray Darling Basin is Australia's main food bowl. The health of the basin is critical to our food security and food exports.

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Canberra Report: Kristina will do a great job

If all the paperwork comes through in time, former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally will be sworn in as Senator tomorrow. She will replace Labor's Sam Dastyari.

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