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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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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Barnaby’s backflip a perfect ten on foreign investment

03 Oct 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne says the hypocrisy of new Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce on foreign investment has already been exposed, after his miraculous change of heart on the buy up of more than 5,500 square kilometres of cattle station in northern Australia by Indonesian agribusiness. "I never thought of Barnaby Joyce as a gymnast, but this stunning backflip has sold out his constituents with a perfect ten," Senator Milne said.

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Abbott should protect Australian farming land

12 Sep 2013

Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert said reports the Indonesian Government is planning to buy one million hectares of Australian farm land should set off major alarm bells.

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Greens earmark Collie for renewable energy boom

02 Sep 2013

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam was in Collie today talking with locals about the Greens' plans for Collie as a renewable energy generation hub. Senator Ludlam, who earlier this year released Energy 2029 - a costed, technical plan for how WA's main electricity grid could switch to 100% renewable energy generation - said Collie should be one of five regional Renewable Energy Zones as it had key attributes that made it the right place to generate renewable energy.

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Greens propose to grow modular housing industry for South West

02 Sep 2013

The Greens today launched a plan to address the affordable housing crisis by creating a new local prefabricated housing industry in WA's South West.

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Kitchen Gardens in Schools

30 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan to put 800 kitchen gardens in schools, to help all Australian children learn how to grow, buy and cook good food.

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Standing up on GMOs

30 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan for improved Genetic Modification assessments, labelling and farmer protection.

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