Workforce shortage an issue

PORT LINCOLN TIMES By Lauren Dinning IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister and deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie with member for Grey Rowan Ramsey in Port Lincoln on Wednesday. FEDERAL agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie visited Port Lincoln on Wednesday to meet with primary producers and she says she wants Australians to know more about the domestic seafood…

Fighting for growers rights in Brisbane

AUSTRALIAN CANEGROWER  IMAGE: L-R Canegrowers Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg, Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie, Canegrowers Director Allan Dingle.  CANEGROWERS Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg and Director Allan Dingle had a busy Queensland Day on June 6 representing growers in Brisbane. The pair met with the new Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to introduce her…

Gender inequality change ‘overdue’

THE LAND IMAGE: The 2019 Diversity participants with Ag Minister Bridget McKenzie. From left; Kelly Pearce, Linda Lee, Rachel Carson, Ms McKenzie, Natalie Sommerville, Alison Southwell, Allison Harker, Cathy Oates, Jacqui Cannon and Leonie O'Driscoll. Absent Robbie Davis. A GROUP of Australian agriculture's most influential organisations have called time on the lack of women in…

100 Days of Action

Delivered a win on the ‘Backpacker Tax’ ensuring our agricultural industry remains competitive and maintaining Australia’s status as one of the most competitive destinations for working holiday makers. Delivered the first Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Register report to protect Australian farmland. Investing $100 million under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme bringing the total…

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Australia investigates anti-competitive claims against the red meat processing industry

Pic source: beefcentral.com BY Kalyan Kumar  Following complaints of anti-competitive practices in the red meat industry, the Australian government has launched an investigation into the industry's practices. A senate inquiry recently quizzed the representatives of Meat Industry Council on the goings on in the sector. The panel is expected to submit its recommendations by…