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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Green Army could pass the Senate next week

13 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens have expressed concern that the Government's Green Army legislation may pass the Senate next week, saying it does not deliver quality long term environmental or employment outcomes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Budget cuts and new food markets

28 May 2014

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson has raised the decision to axe the Leveraging Australia's Brand for Food Program in Senate Estimates today, amid concerns the decision could undermine important business opportunities for farmers and growers as the international market for clean and green food increases.

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Program cuts could undermine access to new food markets

28 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the decision to axe the Leveraging Australia's Brand for Food Program could undermine important business opportunities for farmers and growers as the international market for clean and green food increases.

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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.

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Nanomaterials report gives cause for concern

22 May 2014

The Australian Greens have expressed concern over a new report which finds Australia’s food regulators are not testing for nanomaterials in food and agricultural chemicals.

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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. 

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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.

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