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 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.


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.

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