SHEEP CENTRAL: No WoolQ revenue after $6.3 million spent over five years

(*Watch Senator McKenzie’s exchange during senate estimates with AWI chief operations officer John Roberts here.) By Terry Sim AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has spent $6.3 million in growers’ levy funds on the WoolQ Market platform over the past five years but it has failed to generate any revenue, Senate Estimates was told yesterday. Rural and Regional…

Weekend Australian (Inquirer feature): PM faces ideological battle for climate control

By Paul Kelly The tasks facing Scott Morrison in 2021 are the immunisation of 25 million Australians and navigating a policy transition to net-zero carbon emissions at 2050 — with the message from parliament’s opening week being that his chief dangers come from populist conservatives and regional Australia. Morrison’s ambitious effort to move his government…

Weekend Australian: Nationals ready to bargain on net zero emissions

Senior Nationals party figures have warned Scott Morrison they want agriculture, mining and manufacturing protected in any Australian policy transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and they will cross the floor to protect regional Australia and their party’s identity. The warning is sounded strongest by former leader ­Barnaby Joyce and former deputy leader…