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HYDRO TOXIC WASTE

Norsk Hydro's proposal to retain toxic waste on its Kurri Kurri site will send a shiver down the collective spine of Hunter residents.

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IT’S OFFICIAL – ABBOTT’S DROUGHT PACKAGE FAILS FARMERS

Deputy Speaker and Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott has become the second senior Coalition member in a week to bell the cat on the Abbott Government's failed drought package.

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AGRICULTURE AND OUR FUTURE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

NATIONAL FARMERS’ FEDERATION BLUEPRINT FOR AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE FORUM TUESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2014

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET CUTS PLACE AUSTRALIA’S BIOSECURITY UNDER THREAT

The CSIRO has announced that it will need to cut a number of infectious disease research positions at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia’s only facility capable of working with some the world’s most deadly diseases, including Ebola.

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MORE DIVISION AND INEPTITUDE IN COALITION RANKS

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today told us what we already knew – the Government’s response to the drought has been sadly inadequate.

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HOCKEY’S COMMENT A SLAP IN THE FACE IN THE BUSH

Residents in rural and regional Australia are angry about Joe Hockey’s insensitive broken fuel tax promise comments.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S THREE MONTH BUDGET ANNIVERSARY NOT WORTH CELEBRATING

Today marks the three month anniversary of the Abbott Government’s Budget and for rural and regional Australia it is not one which gives rise to celebration.

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NOT BOWLED OVER BY BOOM TALK

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has described the idea that Australia could be an “Asian food bowl” as “ridiculous”.  It was a clear admission that all the talk of a food bowl from senior Government ministers has been just that, talk.

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JOYCE’S COMMENTS ON SUPPORT FOLLOWING RUSSIAN SANCTIONS CONCERNING

Labor stands ready to support the Abbott Government in providing help to farmers following the trade sanctions imposed on agricultural products by Russia.

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FITZGIBBON URGES RESIDENTS TO SIGN

Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon is urging Hunter residents to sign an online petition to support his campaign to pressure the Government and Telstra to deliver better internet access now.

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