Agriculture & Rural Affairs

The long-term sustainability of agriculture is essential for Australia’s society, economy and environment. Many threats are facing the sector, including climate change and competition for farm land. Rural Australia faces complex agricultural, environmental and social challenges that the Greens are strongly committed to addressing.

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Ignoring climate change turns the White Paper into a white elephant

09 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the agriculture White Paper promises to be a white elephant unless it addresses the threats posed to agriculture by climate change and helps the sector prepare accordingly.

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Australian Greens present pesticides petition to Senate

03 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens today tabled a petition in Parliament on behalf of Pesticides Action Group WA calling for further investigation into the use of pesticides including the illnesses and environmental harm that these products cause.

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Greens welcome rejection of GrainCorp takeover

29 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the decision by the Treasurer to reject the takeover of GrainCorp by Archer Daniels Midland.

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Estimates reveals uncertainty over the future of Landcare & NRM

20 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Senate Estimates has confirmed the huge uncertainty that hangs over the future of Landcare, natural resource management, drought prevention and sustainable agriculture programs.

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Landcare & NRM at Senate Estimates

19 Nov 2013

Recent Government announcements have cast doubt on funding for Lancare and NRM.

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Senate Inquiry into GrainCorp takeover to continue

14 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Senate's decision to continue the Inquiry into ownership arrangements of grain handling, examining the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by Archer Daniels Midland.

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Senators reject opportunity to oppose GrainCorp sale

13 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that growers would be disappointed by the failure of MPs to match their public comments on GrainCorp with action in Parliament.

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Another Coalition backflip puts Australian farmers at risk

12 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that farmers have been let down by another election backflip from the Agriculture Minister, which targets the nation's front line defence against invasive species.

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GrainCorp Senate Inquiry needs completing before takeover decision

08 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that a Senate Inquiry into the proposed takeover of GrainCorp needs to be completed before the Treasurer makes his decision on the acquisition.

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Coalition’s backflip on Landcare undermines long term drought strategy

06 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the Coalition's backflip on Landcare funding was counter-productive to efforts to reduce the impact that drought and climate change is having on Australia's farmers.

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