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Speech - Federation Chamber - North Queensland Floods - Thursday, 14 February 2019

Queensland's agriculture minister is former Labor senator Mark Furner, so people here know him well.

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A Shorten Government will fund drought resilience and infrastructure

A Shorten Labor Government will help farmers build defences to drought, lift productivity and secure sustainable profitability while also funding nation building road and rail infrastructure.

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FRDC Chair reveals disturbing dinosaur climate change stance

Former National Party Senator Ron Boswell has hit out in an opinion piece criticising Labor’s policies for tackling climate change.

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Speech - Rural Press Club - Harnessing the forces of change - A sustainably profitable food and fibre sector - Thursday, 7 February 2019

I thank the Rural Press Club for the opportunity to share a few insights into what, if elected, a Shorten Labor Government might look like and what it would mean for rural and regional Australia.

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Education key for future food and fibre production

A Shorten Labor Government will secure the future of Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA).

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Labor connects with dairy farmers in Gilmore

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia Joel Fitzgibbon joined Labor’s candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips in Milton on Wednesday to take part in a kitchen table conversation with South Coast dairy farmers.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Milton - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Dairy industry, climate change policy, Labor preferences, Fiona Phillips’ campaign.

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Senate Inquiry highlights adverse impacts of forced APVMA relocation

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Reference Committee has joined a long line of experts, organisations and farm leadership bodies to express alarm over the forced relocation of the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). 

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Transcript - Doorstop - Gladstone - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

SUBJECTS: LABOR’S RED MEAT STRATEGY DISCUSSION PAPER, LIVE SHEEP EXPORTS, MURRAY DARLING BASIN PLAN.

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Boosting jobs in the red meat sector

Federal Labor launched a Red Meat Strategy Discussion Paper today.

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