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Labor panders to dairy farmers with 'harebrained' milk proposal

Labor panders to dairy farmers with 'harebrained' milk proposal

Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.

A proposal for real change in rural Australia

A proposal for real change in rural Australia

We don't need any more proof the system is broken. It's time for a total renegotiation of relations between city and country.

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and more effective, ways of achieving the same goal have been ignored by governments.

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.

This is an issue of national survival

This is an issue of national survival

The Murray-Darling fish kill is horrifying, but not surprising. It is the logical result of our toxic politics.

Deregulated to death: the Coalition's neoliberal logic of boiling animals alive

Deregulated to death: the Coalition's neoliberal logic of boiling animals alive

The fit of deregulation that led to the live export debacle in Australia barely saved taxpayers $30,000, but it was good business for the Coalition and their donors.

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Some farmers may fear the needle attack could stop consumers buying strawberries, but the contamination crisis is unlikely to make a major on impact growers’ woes.

Canavan unleashes flood of hate on avo-munching, anti-dam hipsters

Canavan unleashes flood of hate on avo-munching, anti-dam hipsters

A report touting the benefits of building dams in Northern Australia says anything but, despite the efforts of Matt Canavan to spin it.

What drought? The relief fund that's overflowing with farmers' cash

What drought? The relief fund that's overflowing with farmers' cash

While NSW and Queensland are apparently gripped by drought, farmers are pouring billions into a taxpayer-funded drought resilience scheme.