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 Plan to Support local Community Broadcasting

19 Aug 2013

Today on Perth community radio station RTR FM, the Australian Greens launched a $27million package to support our independent and diverse community media sector.

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Greens to protect Australian land and water

17 Aug 2013

The Greens will protect our land and water and keep them in Australian ownership.

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Looking out for food security

17 Aug 2013

Australians need to track purchases of our food-producing land and water, and for us to make sure that their purchases are in the national interest.

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Why the frack would we frack? - Western Australians to rally against fracking

16 Aug 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam will join protestors rallying in Fremantle tomorrow - Saturday 17 August - against the controversial method of underground gas extraction known as fracking.

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Gas and oil debate ignores Western Australia’s solar potential

16 Aug 2013

"While the Premier attacks the Prime Minister for supposedly threatening his gas ambitions, and Kevin Rudd talks about making Perth an oil and gas headquarters, both Labor and the Liberals are ignoring Western Australia's huge solar potential," said Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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Northern Australia needs responsible investment, not exploitation

15 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that critical investment in communities and infrastructure in Northern Australia needs to be based on clean, green industries, not a short term rush to exploitative resource development and unsustainable intensive agriculture.

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Ban on fracking needed in WA urgently as Parliamentary inquiry is yet to begin

14 Aug 2013

A moratorium must be placed on hydraulic gas fracking at least until a Parliamentary inquiry on the impact of fracking on land and groundwater is completed, the Greens warned today.

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Better Country of Origin Labelling

14 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan to simplify Country of Origin food labelling will back farmers, support local jobs, and help us all choose Australian grown and manufactured food.

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Our Food Future: Greens’ plan to secure future of regional Australia

08 Aug 2013

In what is believed to be an Australian first, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne will launch a key election platform online: the Greens' plan for Australia's food security. The comprehensive plan includes seven fully costed initiatives totalling over $600 million in commitments over the next four years.

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Our Food Future: the Greens' plan for Australia's food security

08 Aug 2013

The Greens choose a healthy, sustainable and fair food system for Australia, and we've written a roadmap for how we'll get there.

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