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.


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.


Coalition’s Landcare plan back to the Future

26 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that new ideas and commitments are few and far between in the Coalition's plan to merge Landcare and Caring For Our Country.


Greens protect farmers from GM contamination

24 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have launched a new initiative to address the growing threat from big GM companies to our farmers, environment and consumer choice, to give farmers and consumers genuine choice and control over what they grow and eat.


Northern Australia needs responsible investment, not exploitation

15 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that critical investment in communities and infrastructure in Northern Australia needs to be based on clean, green industries, not a short term rush to exploitative resource development and unsustainable intensive agriculture.


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.

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