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Nationals tensions force Morrison to open the door for more 457-style visas

With Nationals leadership tensions hitting fever pitch, Scott Morrison has capitulated under pressure from his Coalition counterparts to loosen the rules of Australia’s 457-style visa program.

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Another week has passed and the forestry industry continues to be left in the dark

Another week has passed and the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Colbeck has missed another opportunity to provide further details about the outcomes of the internal review into the Carbon Farming Initiative Water Rule.

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Cessnock Multipurpose Children's Centre gets high tech

The children who attend Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre are reaping the benefits of their brand new Tech Zone after receiving a $16,330 grant under the Stronger Communities Grants Program.

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ABARES predicts further falls in farm gate milk price

The annual Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook Conference has heard farm gate milk prices will continue to fall until at least 2024.  Many of our struggling dairy farmers cannot survive that long.

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Morrison Government cover-up on animal welfare and biosecurity

Today Labor calls on the Morrison Government to come clean and release both the Heat Stress Risk Assessment for live exports review report  and the Independent Pegasus report into the Biosecurity Import Levy.

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The Morrison Government is a Serious Threat to Australia’s Biosecurity

The Morrison Government is in chaos and its dysfunction now poses a threat to Australia’s biosecurity, the most important issue for the agriculture sector.

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Forestry industry continues to be left in the dark

This week I sent a Freedom of Information request to the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Colbeck to obtain the letter he sent to both Minister Price and Minister Littleproud detailing the outcomes of the internal review into the Carbon Farming Initiative Water Rule.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - RN Breakfast - Thursday, 28 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s dairy announcement; dairy industry crisis in Australia, changes to Parliamentary advertising expenses framework.

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Dairy farmer consultation

Today I continued my on farm consultation with Australia’s dairy farmers. On a farm just outside Denman in the Hunter Valley, I received the same positive responses to Labor’s Minimum Farm Gate Milk Price proposal as I did visiting dairy farmers in Milton on the NSW South Coast.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Singleton Bypass - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s commitment to the Singleton Bypass, Hunter’s road infrastructure.

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