Opinion Editorial – Protection for the regions crucial to any net-zero emissions deals (As seen in The Australian)

Three major industry bodies, which have been allies during the decade-long climate debate, have recently backflipped to support net-zero emissions by 2050. Interestingly, they have collectively recognised that the real impact of decarbonising our economy will be felt most acutely in regional Australia. The Business Council of Australia, National Farmers Federation and the Minerals Council…

Liberal and Nationals Government creates history with new Agriculture Visa

The Liberal and Nationals Government has delivered a vital agriculture visa to help secure the future of rural and regional Australia. The Agricultural Worker Visa will provide a long-term, reliable workforce for our critical industries while solving one of the great challenges facing regional Australia in recent history. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria…

Sky News AM Agenda: Agriculture labour shortage, benefits of coal mining and why Australia Post must prioritise the regions

Joining Sky News’ Laura Jayes on AM Agenda to discuss the plight of our agricultural industries from fruit growers to abattoirs from the shortage of labour. While the NSW government today threw a lifeline in offering to foot half the quarantine cost for overseas farm workers, the Victorian Labor government’s dragged the chain to the…