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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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JOYCE ONLY PUTTING BACK THE $40 MILLION HE TOOK OUT OF LABOR’S CONCESSIONAL LOANS SCHEME

Barnaby Joyce is today boasting of an additional $40 million allocation to drought affected farmers in Queensland and New South Wales. 

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LET'S RISE ABOVE POLITICS FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION

The Land Newspaper blog

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LABOR TEAM VISITS WARKWORTH MINE

Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray joined Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon on a visit to Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine sites today.

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RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA GOES TO THE TOP OF LABOR’S AGENDA

Rural and regional issues went to the top of Labor’s agenda today with the first meeting of the new Country Caucus.

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JOEL FITZGIBBON - TRANSCRIPT - PRESS CONFERENCE - CANBERRA

E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014 CANBERRA

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AG IN POLITICAL WILDERNESS

I’ve been waiting for Barnaby Joyce to take the credit for the Nick Kyrgios win over Rafael Nadal - he seems to have already claimed just about everything else.

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RURAL AUSTRALIA DESERVE CERTAINITY IN DROUGHT FUNDING

Labor is calling on the Abbott Government to immediately rule out more cuts to drought concessional loan funding following the Treasurer’s announcement today that he is looking for more cuts to rescue his shambolic Budget.

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