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Canberra Report: Poor judgement not rare in politics

Poor judgement is not a rare thing in politics.

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OPINION PIECE: Live trade sector must make improvements

Another unacceptable incident in the live trade sector made an already busy week considerably busier for me last week.

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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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