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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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