Agriculture and 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.


Solar thermal one step closer for Port Augusta

03 Jul 2014

The Greens have congratulated Alinta Energy for their decision to proceed with a feasibility study into a solar thermal power station with storage, in Port Augusta. 



Greens call on the ALP to stand behind ag vet chemical reforms

20 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the ALP to stand behind newly implemented reforms to the APVMA, which radically improve the reassessment process for a range of highly toxic chemicals and pesticides.


Greens say Northern development must be sustainable and collaborative

10 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens said today that further development of the north has to be sustainable and in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Estimates reveals no funding for Landcare grants

29 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that Landcare groups around the country would be shocked to learn that there is no funding available for Landcare grants over the four years of the Federal Budget.


Greens respond to Steve Marsh decision

28 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the campaign to protect people against the threat of GM crops will continue, despite the disappointing verdict in the case of organic farmer Steve Marsh.


Greens reject call for ABF takeover of biosecurity

27 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that biosecurity operations should not be collapsed into the new Australian Border Force (ABF) as part of Government cost cutting measures.


Green Army no replacement for Landcare and NRM cuts

20 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Agriculture Minister was trying to downplay cuts to Landcare and natural resource management by spruiking the merits of the Green Army. 


Landcare cuts another broken promise – Greens

14 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today the Government has broken another promise in cutting funding to Landcare, and have expressed deep concern about the impact of the cuts on NRM efforts.


Landcare funding shouldn't be cut

02 May 2014

The Australian Greens are dismayed that National Landcare program has been targeted for a 50% cut in the Commission of Audit report.


Audit cuts to rural SA will have human cost

02 May 2014

Huge cuts to rural and regional services will have drastic mental health consequences if adopted by the Abbott Government, Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright has warned.

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