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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

BORDER MAIL: Barnawartha bombshell

Pic source: vff.org.au BY John Chanter THE owners of Barnawartha’s NVLX saleyards knew weeks in advance that at least one processor would boycott its first sale in February, they told an inquiry sitting in Canberra this week. The admission was made by Regional Infrastructure managing director Gary Edwards during a Senate Inquiry into the effect…

Details