Heffernan in controversy
NSW LIBERAL Senator Bill Heffernan finds himself in familiar territory this week embroiled in another major controversy.
Ag spared slashing, but still no vision
JOHN Cobb may not have been right about savage cuts to ag in the Budget, but he was right about there being little vision, writes COLIN BETTLES.
A political career with a bit of colour
DON’T underestimate the symbolism of an Australian political legend named Brown standing down as leader of the Australian Greens on Black Friday.
Need activists? Who you gonna call?
FOREST Rescue Australia is trying desperately to make a name as a band of activists for hire, writes COLIN BETTLES.
What is CBH worth to growers?
THIS story is one of those hypothetical ones reliant on a few what if’s, some staunch buts and several crystal-balling maybes thrown in for good measure.
ABOVE all else, 2011 will forever be remembered for the Indonesian live exports fiasco which will never be described as a political highlight.
River health is key for everybody
INDEPENDENT MP Tony Windsor is once again urging calm in the heated battle over Murray Darling Basin water planning, as he did when the Guide was released October, believing a win-win solution beyond politics is achievable.
Credit where credit's due for MDBA
IN a world where praise for State and Federal politicians and government bureaucrats is scarce and often viewed as something suspicious or unusual when it’s actually handed out, I felt it was appropriate to give credit where credit’s due this week.
Stunning the first step in industry solidarity
OF ALL the areas of dispute between animal rights groups and those who believe the live export trade has a real future, the practice of stunning Australian animals prior to slaughter in live export markets, appears to generate the most common ground.
Greenpeace must be subject to rule of law
QLD Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has rightly questioned Greenpeace's fundraising rights, saying environmental groups that destroy public property should not be entitled to receive taxpayer concessions.
Drawing the line on 'humane' treatment
LIVE exports debate is about so much more than whether you would sell your Kelpie, writes COLIN BETTLES.
Poor form in convoy clunkers
THE Federal Government looks like it's intentionally trying to make itself unpopular with rural Austalians, writes Canberra bureau chief Colin Bettles.
GREENPEACE have finally crossed the credibility line in Australia, moving past the point of no return, after activists destroyed GM wheat trials at CSIRO facilities in Canberra last week (July 2011).
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