With Labor claiming sending AWB's Brendan Stewart to Iraq to save the wheat trade was like sending a burgler back to the house he has robbed, both the Prime Minister and the NFF have backed Mr Stewart's inclusion for his experience and the lack of evidence pointing to wrong doing.
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16 Feb 06 With Labor claiming sending AWB's Brendan Stewart to Iraq to save the wheat trade was like sending a burgler back to the house he has robbed, both the Prime Minister and the NFF have backed Mr Stewart's inclusion for his experience and the lack of evidence pointing to wrong doing.
The rift between the Commonwealth and the States over GM crops has again opened after the <i>Creating Our Future</i> report recommended moratoria be lifted to keep farmers competitive.
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16 Feb 06 The rift between the Commonwealth and the States over GM crops has again opened after the Creating Our Future report recommended moratoria be lifted to keep farmers competitive.
Labor's foreign affairs spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government ignored up to 14 warnings that AWB was misusing the Oil for Food program, which has now cost innocent growers one of their best markets.
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13 Feb 06 Labor's foreign affairs spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government ignored up to 14 warnings that AWB was misusing the Oil for Food program, which has now cost innocent growers one of their best markets.
Labor has backflipped on its claim that it has found the 'smoking gun' linking the AWB scandal to Government Ministers, leaving Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd to defend the party's credibility to the press.
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10 Feb 06 Labor has backflipped on its claim that it has found the 'smoking gun' linking the AWB scandal to Government Ministers, leaving Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd to defend the party's credibility to the press.
On the back of criticisms from Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan, Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd has joined the attack on the WEA for failing to detect AWB's kickbacks but says the ultimate responsibility for this lies with the Agriculture Minister.
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10 Feb 06 On the back of criticisms from Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan, Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd has joined the attack on the WEA for failing to detect AWB's kickbacks but says the ultimate responsibility for this lies with the Agriculture Minister.
Australian Outback Development Corporation chair, Bruce Campbell, explains why Rural Press is a natural fit for the Year of the Outback's goals and what the bush means to him.
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09 Feb 06 Australian Outback Development Corporation chair, Bruce Campbell, explains why Rural Press is a natural fit for the Year of the Outback's goals and what the bush means to him.
Former Agriculture Minister Warren Truss has been drawn into the AWB scandal after the Wheat Export Authority revealed it had investigated AWB's Iraqi contracts and the use of a Jordanian trucking company.
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09 Feb 06 Former Agriculture Minister Warren Truss has been drawn into the AWB scandal after the Wheat Export Authority revealed it had investigated AWB's Iraqi contracts and the use of a Jordanian trucking company.
Rural Press, as part of the newspaper industry, has committed to a five-year National Environmental Sustainability Plan, which aims to increase recycling rates to above 76pc.
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08 Feb 06 Rural Press, as part of the newspaper industry, has committed to a five-year National Environmental Sustainability Plan, which aims to increase recycling rates to above 76pc.
John Williamson's song <i>Sing You the Outback</i> has once again been selected as the official anthem of the Year of the Outback.
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08 Feb 06 John Williamson's song Sing You the Outback has once again been selected as the official anthem of the Year of the Outback.
In a special rendition for Rural Press and FarmOnline, bush broadcasting legend Col Munro recites the official poem of the Year of the Outback 2006 as written by Leighton B Watts.
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06 Feb 06 In a special rendition for Rural Press and FarmOnline, bush broadcasting legend Col Munro recites the official poem of the Year of the Outback 2006 as written by Leighton B Watts.
Executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Dr Cary Fowler, has praised Australia's $15m investment in a seed preservation program, saying it will help breeders combat future diseases and changing conditions.
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01 Feb 06 Executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Dr Cary Fowler, has praised Australia's $15m investment in a seed preservation program, saying it will help breeders combat future diseases and changing conditions.
Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran says the wheat export single desk will remain, but its structure is likely to change depending on the recommendations of the Cole Inquiry.
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01 Feb 06 Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran says the wheat export single desk will remain, but its structure is likely to change depending on the recommendations of the Cole Inquiry.
In this special video report, see first hand the divide between the poor farmers protesting against the WTO, and the plush surrounds of the conference aimed at helping the nations those farmers hail from.
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21 Dec 05 In this special video report, see first hand the divide between the poor farmers protesting against the WTO, and the plush surrounds of the conference aimed at helping the nations those farmers hail from.
An intense all-night meeting of key ministers has yielded a couple of late changes to the draft text for the WTO agreement, including an end date of 2013 for all export subsidies which Trade Minister Mark Vaile says is a major win for Australian farmers.
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18 Dec 05 An intense all-night meeting of key ministers has yielded a couple of late changes to the draft text for the WTO agreement, including an end date of 2013 for all export subsidies which Trade Minister Mark Vaile says is a major win for Australian farmers.
National Farmers' Federation president Peter Corish says EU farmers should not be so fearful of losing their tariff and subsidy protection as it will lead to stronger economies in the long run, even though there will be short-term pain for rural families.
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16 Dec 05 National Farmers' Federation president Peter Corish says EU farmers should not be so fearful of losing their tariff and subsidy protection as it will lead to stronger economies in the long run, even though there will be short-term pain for rural families.
Trade Minister Mark Vaile has bagged the EU's strategy of raising peripheral issues as a distraction, saying it fails to address the most important issue of all of creating new trade flows by cutting its tariffs on agricultural imports.
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15 Dec 05 Trade Minister Mark Vaile has bagged the EU's strategy of raising peripheral issues as a distraction, saying it fails to address the most important issue of all of creating new trade flows by cutting its tariffs on agricultural imports.
Under attack from the EU which wants an end to all monopoly export companies, Trade Minister Mark Vaile has hit back saying there is no proof the activities of firms like AWB is trade distorting.
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14 Dec 05 Under attack from the EU which wants an end to all monopoly export companies, Trade Minister Mark Vaile has hit back saying there is no proof the activities of firms like AWB is trade distorting.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has hit out at the EU for not doing enough to assist developing countries, saying increased aid 'means zip' without those poorer nations also having access to sell farm produce in the wealthy EU markets.
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14 Dec 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has hit out at the EU for not doing enough to assist developing countries, saying increased aid 'means zip' without those poorer nations also having access to sell farm produce in the wealthy EU markets.
13 Dec 05 US Trade Representative Rob Portman says he is ready to do what it takes to get a result at the WTO talks in Hong Kong, but says the EU must open its agricultural markets if there is to be success.
US Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns says the first shipments of beef to Japan could be on their way within 10 days, pending the outcome of final abattoir inspections by Japanese officials.
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13 Dec 05 US Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns says the first shipments of beef to Japan could be on their way within 10 days, pending the outcome of final abattoir inspections by Japanese officials.
Nationals Leader Mark Vaile has thrown down the gauntlet to his Coalition partners in the debate on tax cuts, pushing for cuts for lower paid workers who largely live in regional areas.
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07 Dec 05 Nationals Leader Mark Vaile has thrown down the gauntlet to his Coalition partners in the debate on tax cuts, pushing for cuts for lower paid workers who largely live in regional areas.
Labor's trade spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government has admitted to having sent staff to accompany AWB to the Middle East for negotiations with Iraq for the sale of wheat.
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06 Dec 05 Labor's trade spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government has admitted to having sent staff to accompany AWB to the Middle East for negotiations with Iraq for the sale of wheat.
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