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31 August, 2015
NFF: China-Australia FTA great for Australian jobs, industry groups say
http://www.nff.org.au/read/5047/china-australia-fta-great-for-australian.html AUSTRALIA risks missing out on a surge in jobs and export opportunities if the Parliament delays approving the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), prompting three major industry groups to today launch a nationa... Read more
27 August, 2015
VFF: Ratification needed on ChAFTA say Victorian farmers
http://www.vff.org.au/vff/Media_Centre/Latest_News/MEDIA_2015/Farmers_FTA.aspx VICTORIAN farmers are urging the Federal Parliament to ratify the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) as soon as possible. Victorian Farmers Federation President Peter Tuohey said Australia’s FTA wit... Read more
27 August, 2015
WEEKLY TIMES: JBS, Teys flatly deny allegations of collusion and price transferring
http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cattle/jbs-teys-flatly-deny-allegations-of-collusion-and-price-transferring/story-fnkeqfz1-1227501055598 By NATALIE KOTSIOS AUSTRALIA’S two largest beef processors have flatly denied allegations of collusion and price transferring. Teys Austra... Read more
26 August, 2015
MEDIA RELEASE: Overcoming barriers to higher education for local students
Identifying ways to support regional Tasmanians into higher education has been the focus of a forum today in Campbell Town. Federal Member for Lyons Eric Hutchinson hosted the Regional and Higher Education Forum to further understand the needs of the community. “We had a fantastic tu... Read more
26 August, 2015
Warrnambool Standard: Rural teachers tackle mortar board blues
http://www.standard.net.au/story/3304533/rural-teachers-tackle-mortar-board-blues/?cs=72 BY Alex Sinnott RURAL school leavers are struggling to overcome financial barriers blocking their path towards tertiary education, regional leaders claim. Transport, accommodation and other living away fr... Read more
24 August, 2015
 The government has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of the lever-action shotgun, prompting concerns that it will destroy Australia's gun laws. Among those disappointed by the move is Port Arthur massacre survivor, Carolyn Loughton,... Read more
22 August, 2015
http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/coffs-education-forum-shows-high-costs-regional-st/2749276/ CHAIR of the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment, Senator Bridget McKenzie, visited Coffs Harbour on Friday for a regional higher... Read more
21 August, 2015
An emotional forum in Coffs Harbour today heard how hard it really is for regional students to get to university. Parents, students and school teachers told their stories, in the hope something will change. https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n1/news/a/-... Read more
21 August, 2015
A higher education forum held in Coffs Harbour today has been labelled as a vital tool in working to provide easier access to the independent youth allowance. Speakers talked about the hardships encountered by regional students relocating to stu... Read more
13 August, 2015
WHYALLA NEWS: Forum to tackle barriers to education
http://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/story/3276694/forum-to-tackle-barriers-to-education/ Residents are being encouraged to voice their ideas on how the federal government can better support students to gain a university degree. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, senator Bridget McKenzie and educati... Read more
15 January, 2015
The Australian - On the free trade route with Andrew Robb
  BY Rowan Callick Asia Pacific Editor, Melbourne ANDREW Robb may seem an unlikely saviour of the Abbott ­government, but the Trade and ­Investment Minister is shaping the narrative for a Coalition that continues to struggle with its economic message.      And he is doing it... Read more
14 January, 2015
The Australian - India FTA is Andrew Robb’s mission for 2015
BY Amanda Hodge South Asia Correspondent, New Delhi TRADE Minister Andrew Robb says he will keep returning to New Delhi this year until negotiations over a free trade agreement with India, the fourth under his tenure, are concluded.      Mr Robb finalised a free trade agreeme... Read more
12 January, 2015
Gippsland Times - Cattlemen want High Country rethink
Pic source: globaltravelwriters.com AT the weekend's Cattlemen's Get Together at Mitta Mitta Mountain Cattlemen's Association president Charlie Lovick called on supporters to pressure the government to improve the level of care for the High Country. He told the crowd they had to accept the reality... Read more
12 January, 2015
Border Mail - A little mud won’t stop cattlemen
Pic source: MCAV By TAHLIA MCPHERSON A WEEKEND of rain wasn’t enough to dampen the atmosphere at the Mountain Cattlemen’s annual get together in Mitta. About 4000 people occupied the 28-hectare flat surrounded by bush hill to the north and the Mitta River running to the south for th... Read more
10 January, 2015
Border Mail - Mountain cattle ‘part of heritage’
Photo source: Visit Victoria website  By NATALIE KOTSIOS  MOUNTAIN cattlemen should be recognised nationally as a “living culture”, Victorian senator Bridget McKenzie says. The Nationals senator, who is attending this weekend’s Mountain Cattlemen Association annual... Read more
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