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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Greens announce plan to cut Tasmanian farm power bills with clean energy

24 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens' plan to lower on-farm energy bills would help farmers in Tasmania, said Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today on his visit to award winning Top-Qual Calthorpe orchard in the Tamar Valley.

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WA’s Goldfields could be a renewable energy world leader under Greens plan

23 Jul 2013

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam was in Kalgoorlie today convening a meeting of business and industry leaders to plan the Goldfields' renewable energy future.

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Greens concerned over chemical registration regime amid a new Four Corners report

22 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens have expressed concern over reports that significant levels of dangerous ingredients, long thought to be eliminated from manufacturing process of weed killer, have been found in some generic brands of herbicide.

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Lowering On-Farm Energy Bills

16 Jul 2013

The Greens will fund grants to energy-intensive farms, to install renewable energy for intensive operations and to help farmers save energy & money.

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Greens to lower on-farm energy bills

16 Jul 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has announced a plan to lower on-farm energy bills with $100 million in grants for efficiency and infrastructure on energy-intensive farms.

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Rachel's Ag-Vet Chemicals Speech

28 Jun 2013

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill has just passed the Senate and is a significant win for the environment.

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Old parties ignore shale gas risks

27 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens have emerged as the only party concerned about protecting WA's water supplies from a future shale gas industry.

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The Greens Protecting Our Farms and Food

27 Jun 2013

The Greens Protecting Our Farms and Food

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Abbott's northern push shows little understanding of responsible development

24 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's plan for Australia's north shows how little he understands about the importance of responsible, sustainable development.

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Minister, Protect the Burrup with World Heritage Listing

19 Jun 2013

"In May 2012, the AHC reported to Environment Minister Burke that the Dampier Archipelago meets UNESCO's World Heritage List criteria. It's time the government delivered," Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said.

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