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 back recommendations on grass-fed cattle levies

09 Sep 2014

Australian Greens Senators Rachel Siewert and Pete Whish-Wilson have supported the Senate Inquiry report into Industry structures and systems governing levies on grass-fed cattle, and tabled some additional comments to the Committee to address issues that will have long term bearings on the industry.


Greens urge cautious approach to developing Northern Australia

04 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens said today that we need to take a cautious approach to development in Northern Australia, saying a priority must be placed on protecting the region's people, environment and diverse economy.


Greens to oppose disallowance of mushroom, mango and onion levy changes

21 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens have announced that they will oppose moves to disallow increases and amendments to the levies paid by mushroom, mango and onion growers when the matter comes before the Senate next week.


WA to face 40% decrease in rainfall, as Tony Abbott moves to repeal the Clean Energy Package

14 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens said today that a new research paper pointing a severe drop in rainfall for Perth and the south west of the state shows the deep flaws in the Government's plan to abolish the clean energy package.


Greens stand firm as Senate caves on Ag Vet chemical reforms

14 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government and Opposition have weakened the nation's chemical and pesticide safety regimes by repealing reforms to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.


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 back strong regime for Ag-Vet chemical assessments

17 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens have tabled a dissenting report as part of the Senate Inquiry into the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014, recommending that the Senate not pass the legislation.


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.


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.

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