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.


Food For Thought

14 Mar 2014 | 6:30 pm

You are invited to join Senator Rachel Siewert for a discussion of food issues in the South West. 


PM’s drought plan won’t help farmers long term

26 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens have welcomed increased drought support for farmers, but say action on global warming must be part of any effort to protect rural communities. The Greens have announced a plan to support farmers facing global warming in the long term.


Agriculture cuts could pay for election promises

25 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens said today it is likely that the Agriculture Department will be required to make a range of damaging cuts to pay for the government's election promises on biosecurity and R&D.


Greens call for GM law changes to protect farmers and consumers

09 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens have called for the reinstatement of the moratorium on GM crops in WA and changes to the laws governing liability and food labelling in order to protect the choices of farmers and consumers across the state.


Fracking will further industrialise the Kimberley - Greens

30 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today that shale gas fracking would further industrialise the Kimberley, despite serious and ongoing community and environmental concerns.


Government must maintain focus on wheat stocks information

24 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the report of the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce report on its inquiry into wheat stocks information but cautioned that the Government shouldn't take their eye off the ball on this important issue.


Caring for our Country gutted to pay for Royal Commission

17 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens say the Federal Government is treating natural resource management with contempt as it cuts $6.7 million from Caring for our Country to pay for part of the Royal Commission into home insulation.


Ignoring climate change turns the White Paper into a white elephant

09 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the agriculture White Paper promises to be a white elephant unless it addresses the threats posed to agriculture by climate change and helps the sector prepare accordingly.


Australian Greens present pesticides petition to Senate

03 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens today tabled a petition in Parliament on behalf of Pesticides Action Group WA calling for further investigation into the use of pesticides including the illnesses and environmental harm that these products cause.


Greens welcome rejection of GrainCorp takeover

29 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the decision by the Treasurer to reject the takeover of GrainCorp by Archer Daniels Midland.

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