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.

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Greens amendments ‘a win for farmers’

31 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens have secured important wins for farmers across the country following discussions with the Government over the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill.

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Greens’ recommendations strengthen Charities Bill

31 Oct 2012

 All of the Australian Greens’ recommendations from the Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission Bill have been delivered via amendmens in the final legislation that has passed through the Senate today.

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Greens propose amendments to break wheat deadlock

24 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens are proposing amendments to break the ongoing political deadlock surrounding reforms to Australia’s wheat industry.

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Tripartite support for foreign land ownership register an important first step

23 Oct 2012

 

The Australian Greens, who have long called for a register of foreign ownership of agricultural land, have called Prime Minister Gillard’s re-announcement today “an important step in protecting our national interest” and vowed to work with the government in implementing it.

 

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Senate acknowledges Australian farmers

09 Feb 2012

The Senate has today acknowledged the integral contribution farmers make to Australian life by passing a motion noting the Australian Year of the Farmer.

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Government should stop spending peanuts on invasive grasses

02 Feb 2012

The Australian Greens say more funding for Indigenous rangers would tackle the issue of out of control Gamba grass, without the need for elephant intervention.

The Australian Greens say more funding for Indigenous rangers would tackle the issue of out of control Gamba grass, without the need for elephant intervention.

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Pricing carbon makes Australia a world leader in action against climate change - WA Greens

08 Nov 2011

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

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Government overlooks overseas wisdom on sustainable agriculture and food planning

18 Oct 2011

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson has raised concerns about the formation of a national food plan when important international efforts have been overlooked by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson has raised concerns about the formation of a national food plan when important international efforts have been overlooked by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Agricultural planning essential for food security – Greens

04 Oct 2011

The Australian Greens have welcomed today’s launch of the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture, highlighting the need for a clear vision for the country’s agricultural future.

The Australian Greens have welcomed today’s launch of the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture, highlighting the need for a clear vision for the country’s agricultural future.

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Liberal Senator should retract live export claims - Greens

15 Sep 2011

The Australian Greens have called for a full retraction from Liberal Senator Chris Back over his allegations that workers at Indonesian abattoirs were paid to mistreat Australian Cattle.

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