Sky News Afternoon Agenda: How The Nats Tripled Female Representation Without Quotas and more

Great to catch up with Sky News’ Kieran Gilbert to talk about the government’s latest ministerial reshuffle and boost in female representation around the cabinet table; why the Nationals advocate against quotas having tripled female representation without them; and the Nats work with industry in the Hunter region focusing on manufacturing, jobs and opportunities. Watch…

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WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN: Recruiting the ‘backbone’ of the community in rural and regional towns

Caption: Susan McDonald, Michelle Landry, Kay Hull, Bridget McKenzie, Anne Webster and Perrin Davey. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage New Nationals federal president Kay Hull is setting out to recruit the women who are the “backbone” of Australia’s rural and ­regional towns for parliament, as the junior Coalition partner’s growing number of female MPs…

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STOCK AND LAND: Wool industry reminded to beware trading with North Korea

(Watch the senate estimates exchange between Senator McKenzie and AWI CEO Stuart McCullough here.) By Chris McLennan Australia’s wool industry was given a slap on the wrist in Federal Parliament yesterday for inadvertently planning to breach trade sanctions against North Korea. Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough came under tough questioning in a…

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ABC RURAL: North Korea highlighted as emerging market by Australian Wool Innovation

(*Watch estimates exchange between Senator McKenzie and AWI CEO Stuart McCullough here.) By national rural reporter Kath Sullivan Australia’s major wool research and marketing body has been forced to back down after identifying North Korea as an emerging market for Australian producers in a strategic document. The taxpayer and farmer-funded Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) listed the rogue…

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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…

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