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.


Landcare & NRM at Senate Estimates

19 Nov 2013

Recent Government announcements have cast doubt on funding for Lancare and NRM.


Senate Inquiry into GrainCorp takeover to continue

14 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Senate's decision to continue the Inquiry into ownership arrangements of grain handling, examining the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by Archer Daniels Midland.


Senators reject opportunity to oppose GrainCorp sale

13 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that growers would be disappointed by the failure of MPs to match their public comments on GrainCorp with action in Parliament.


Another Coalition backflip puts Australian farmers at risk

12 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that farmers have been let down by another election backflip from the Agriculture Minister, which targets the nation's front line defence against invasive species.


GrainCorp Senate Inquiry needs completing before takeover decision

08 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that a Senate Inquiry into the proposed takeover of GrainCorp needs to be completed before the Treasurer makes his decision on the acquisition.


Coalition’s backflip on Landcare undermines long term drought strategy

06 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the Coalition's backflip on Landcare funding was counter-productive to efforts to reduce the impact that drought and climate change is having on Australia's farmers.


Abbott should protect Australian farming land

12 Sep 2013

Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert said reports the Indonesian Government is planning to buy one million hectares of Australian farm land should set off major alarm bells.


Standing up on GMOs

30 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan for improved Genetic Modification assessments, labelling and farmer protection.


Greens launch soil health plan to help farmers and agirculture

30 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have announced a new initiative to protect Australia's agricultural productivity from soil degradation.

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