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.

media-releases

SA farmers must have right to refuse fracking

13 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens have moved to protect South Australian farmers from shale gas fracking, as community concern grows over unconventional mining on farming land.

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Indigenous consultation needed for Woomera mining proposal

13 Feb 2014

Senator Wright's speech on the proposal to open the Woomera Protected Area to mining and the appalling lack of consultation with the traditional owners of the land.

motions

Call to give farmers the legal right to refuse fracking

13 Feb 2014

Motion noting concerns of communities in South Australia and Western Austraia about shale and other unconventional mining on farming land

estimates

Will the government rule out axing telephone access for all?

12 Feb 2014

Is it still anticipated that TUSMA would retain its independent status as the delivery mechanism for the USO in this brave new world that we are entering? What is this current government’s policy on the universal service obligation?

media-releases

Greens call for GM law changes to protect farmers and consumers

09 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens have called for the reinstatement of the moratorium on GM crops in WA and changes to the laws governing liability and food labelling in order to protect the choices of farmers and consumers across the state.

media-releases

Fracking will further industrialise the Kimberley - Greens

30 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today that shale gas fracking would further industrialise the Kimberley, despite serious and ongoing community and environmental concerns.

media-releases

Government must maintain focus on wheat stocks information

24 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the report of the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce report on its inquiry into wheat stocks information but cautioned that the Government shouldn't take their eye off the ball on this important issue.

media-releases

Caring for our Country gutted to pay for Royal Commission

17 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens say the Federal Government is treating natural resource management with contempt as it cuts $6.7 million from Caring for our Country to pay for part of the Royal Commission into home insulation.

media-releases

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.

media-releases

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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