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 food plan increases farmer and consumer power

28 Jul 2013

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne today announced an $85 million plan to help farmers bypass the big two supermarkets and sell direct to consumers. "People care about where their food comes from and that local farmers get paid a reasonable price for it," Senator Milne said.


Imported grapes a threat to WA - Greens

26 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens are very concerned over the risks posed to WA's grape and wine industry, after the WA Government opened the door to importation of grapes from California.


Greens concerned over chemical registration regime amid a new Four Corners report

22 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens have expressed concern over reports that significant levels of dangerous ingredients, long thought to be eliminated from manufacturing process of weed killer, have been found in some generic brands of herbicide.


Rachel's Ag-Vet Chemicals Speech

28 Jun 2013

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill has just passed the Senate and is a significant win for the environment.


Abbott's northern push shows little understanding of responsible development

24 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's plan for Australia's north shows how little he understands about the importance of responsible, sustainable development.


Poor assumptions undermine efforts to protect agriculture from climate change

28 May 2013

Australia's key agricultural forecaster has stood by its prediction of a 30% increase in agricultural productivity by 2025, despite admitting in Senate Estimates that it's modelling only factors in a modest impact from climate change and severe weather.


Woodside withdrawal from James Price Point – could signal a big win for Western Australia

11 Apr 2013

Reports that Woodside is shelving its planned Browse gas project at James Price Point could signal a big win for the Kimberley and the environment alike, the Greens said today.


Barnett and Woodside cling to obsolete plan to wreck James Price Point while industry leaders move on

09 Apr 2013

Woodside and Colin Barnett's plan to wreck James Price Point is looking increasingly obsessive as leading companies turn their backs on obsolete onshore processing, the Greens said today.


Proposed biosecurity bill fails Australian farmers and the environment

08 Feb 2013


The Australian Greens today released a letter sent to Minister Ludwig detailing our strong concerns about the backwardness of the Government's biosecurity bill.


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