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 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.

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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.

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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”.

 

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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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