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National Party slush fund passes House of Representatives

Regional road projects were the big losers yesterday when, despite Labor's best efforts, the legislation to establish the National Party’s latest slush fund was passed.

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Forestry industry deserves better

The forestry industry will be shaking it’s head at the political games the Morrison Government is playing.

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Further evidence the dairy crisis needs new thinking

Dairy Australia’s Situation and Outlook Report provides further evidence that the dairy industry is in real crisis and needs new thinking as milk production in Australia continues to decline and the forecast for 2018/19 milk production has been adjusted to reflect a 7% to 9% decrease.

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Transcript - Interview - ABC 1233 Newcastle - Thursday, 21 February 2019

SUBJECTS: GLENCORE, COAL PRODUCTION, HUNTER’S ENERGY FUTURE.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - 2GB - Thursday 21 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s dairy announcement; dairy industry crisis in Australia.

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Senate Estimates reveal RIC boondoggle failing

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Estimates Committee last night exposed that the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), a trademark Barnaby Joyce boondoggle, is failing to deliver on time farm business concessional loans and still has not received one loan application for water infrastructure projects.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Canberra - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s dairy announcement; dairy industry crisis; Joe Hockey; QLD floods; Christmas Island.

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Transcript - Television Interview - ABC News Breakfast - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s dairy announcement, dairy industry crisis.

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Labor will investigate a floor price for dairy farmers

Our dairy farmers are caught in a long-running cost-price squeeze that is being compounded by drought and Morrison Government inaction.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Canberra - Tuesday, 19 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Minister David Littleproud’s call for a consumer boycott of Coles and Aldi, Dairy crisis, David Littleproud’s declared pecuniary interests in Woolworths, mining industry.

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