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.


Greens launch soil health plan to help farmers and agirculture

30 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have announced a new initiative to protect Australia's agricultural productivity from soil degradation.


Old parties flip-flopping on foreign ownership: too little, too late

29 Aug 2013

"Kevin Rudd's awakening on foreign ownership of agricultural land, just hours after his agriculture minister announced no change to the current lax regime, should fool no-one," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said. "Mr Rudd might be ‘anxious' about foreign ownership of agricultural land, but the fact remains that his government has done nothing about it.


Coalition’s Landcare plan back to the Future

26 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that new ideas and commitments are few and far between in the Coalition's plan to merge Landcare and Caring For Our Country.


Penny Wright on Sky News mental health panel

25 Aug 2013

Senator Penny Wright with Ian Hickie, Patrick McGorry and Sky News's Peter Van Onselen talk about mental health and the lack of policy from the old parties so far in the 2013 election on Sky News Agenda.


Greens protect farmers from GM contamination

24 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have launched a new initiative to address the growing threat from big GM companies to our farmers, environment and consumer choice, to give farmers and consumers genuine choice and control over what they grow and eat.


Greens to deliver millions for rural mental health care

21 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens' plan to  invest more than half a billion dollars in mental health services across rural and regional Australia will save lives and build stronger communities, say Senators Penny Wright and Peter Whish-Wilson.


Better rural mental health services: caring for country Australians

20 Aug 2013

One in five Australians experience mental ill-health in any year. The consequences of mental ill-health in rural and regional areas are far greater than in urban areas given that access to mental health services is substantially lower.


Rural mental health tour report: Voices & Experiences

20 Aug 2013

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health, Senator Penny Wright, is pleased to launch the Report “Voices and experiences: Improving mental health services in country Australia”.



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.


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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