Changes to a raft of business taxes are expected to spark a round of new investment in farm machinery, and make it easier for farmers to pass the properties on to their children.
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10 May 06 Changes to a raft of business taxes are expected to spark a round of new investment in farm machinery, and make it easier for farmers to pass the properties on to their children.
Tonight's budget will deliver a massive funding boost for Government programs aimed at improving the health of the Murray River. But Labor's environment spokesman, Anthony Albanese, says the mooted $500m funding boost will not deliver the volume of water needed to restore the river to full health.
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09 May 06 Tonight's budget will deliver a massive funding boost for Government programs aimed at improving the health of the Murray River. But Labor's environment spokesman, Anthony Albanese, says the mooted $500m funding boost will not deliver the volume of water needed to restore the river to full health.
There were few surprises for rural Australia in this year's Budget after the big spending initiatives were leaked to the media. Instead, Treasurer Peter Costello made massive tax cuts the showstopper of his 11th budget. But Labor says taxpayers will need every cent of relief they get in order to pay for higher interest rates and rising petrol prices.
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09 May 06 There were few surprises for rural Australia in this year's Budget after the big spending initiatives were leaked to the media. Instead, Treasurer Peter Costello made massive tax cuts the showstopper of his 11th budget. But Labor says taxpayers will need every cent of relief they get in order to pay for higher interest rates and rising petrol prices.
This year's budget has received a mixed reaction on key issues to the bush, with particular criticism for the lack of investment in ethanol. But on the whole, the budget has been welcomed by the NFF as Treasurer Costello's most positive effort yet for rural Australia.
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09 May 06 This year's budget has received a mixed reaction on key issues to the bush, with particular criticism for the lack of investment in ethanol. But on the whole, the budget has been welcomed by the NFF as Treasurer Costello's most positive effort yet for rural Australia.
08 May 06 Rural voters want the best of both worlds in tomorrow night's Federal Budget, with a with a straw poll of people at last week's Beef Australia 2006 in Rockhampton finding the farming community evenly split between using the surplus to deliver tax cuts or greater spending on infrastructure and services.
Treasurer Peter Costello is keeping everyone guessing on the fine detail of tomorrow night's budget, saying
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08 May 06 Treasurer Peter Costello is keeping everyone guessing on the fine detail of tomorrow night's budget, saying "wait and see" to questions about whether or not there will be tax cuts.
05 May 06 Angus Australia and Elders have used Beef Australia in Rockhampton to launch a new system of monthly specialist Angus sales dubbed Angus Plus, which promises buyers unprecedented levels of detailed information.
Trade Minister Mark Vaile is still hopeful that a deal can be reached in the behind-schedule Doha Round of negotations, following signals from Europe that it may improve its offer on agricultural market access.
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05 May 06 Trade Minister Mark Vaile is still hopeful that a deal can be reached in the behind-schedule Doha Round of negotations, following signals from Europe that it may improve its offer on agricultural market access.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile unveiled new research at Beef Australia in Rockhampton today, which quantifies the benefits to the beef industry of the Meat Standards Australia grading scheme. It is estimated that between 1999 and 2005 MSA delivered $159m in gains to the industry.
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05 May 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile unveiled new research at Beef Australia in Rockhampton today, which quantifies the benefits to the beef industry of the Meat Standards Australia grading scheme. It is estimated that between 1999 and 2005 MSA delivered $159m in gains to the industry.
The big hitters of the beef world have descended upon Australia's beef capital, Rockhampton, this week for the industry's biggest event.
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04 May 06 The big hitters of the beef world have descended upon Australia's beef capital, Rockhampton, this week for the industry's biggest event.
Australian Wagyu Association president, Tony Fitzgerald, says the burgeoning local industry is taking some key steps to protect the integrity of its product as supplies struggle to keep pace with the booming demand from Asia.
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03 May 06 Australian Wagyu Association president, Tony Fitzgerald, says the burgeoning local industry is taking some key steps to protect the integrity of its product as supplies struggle to keep pace with the booming demand from Asia.
Telstra Country Wide managing director, Geoff Booth, is demanding a please explain from the Government after conflicting statements about its intent to regulate Telstra's new 3G mobile network. He says the confusion adds uncertainty to Telstra's $1B investment in upgrading its CDMA to 3G technology, which will also provide wireless broadband to the bush.
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02 May 06 Telstra Country Wide managing director, Geoff Booth, is demanding a please explain from the Government after conflicting statements about its intent to regulate Telstra's new 3G mobile network. He says the confusion adds uncertainty to Telstra's $1B investment in upgrading its CDMA to 3G technology, which will also provide wireless broadband to the bush.
Braford breeders from across the world gathered in Rockhampton, Queensland, this week for the triennial World Braford Congress. As part of the congress, Don Nicol, with Breedlink in Brisbane spoke of the future of the breed as producers look ahead to 2020.
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02 May 06 Braford breeders from across the world gathered in Rockhampton, Queensland, this week for the triennial World Braford Congress. As part of the congress, Don Nicol, with Breedlink in Brisbane spoke of the future of the breed as producers look ahead to 2020.
MLA Korea regional manager, Glen Feist, says a successful marketing campaign emphasising Australia's
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27 Apr 06 MLA Korea regional manager, Glen Feist, says a successful marketing campaign emphasising Australia's "clean and safe" image has given our industry an edge ahead of the inevitable return of US beef to the Korean market. But he warns there will be an impact on Australia's prices and market share.
With import tariffs of 40pc on fresh beef and 72pc on processed beef, Korean consumers are eating less beef than ever due to the price pressures the Government policy is placing on the family budget. And given the clout of Korea's farm lobby, there is little chance of change.
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26 Apr 06 With import tariffs of 40pc on fresh beef and 72pc on processed beef, Korean consumers are eating less beef than ever due to the price pressures the Government policy is placing on the family budget. And given the clout of Korea's farm lobby, there is little chance of change.
Reports tip an extra $1B for road upgrades in next month's Federal Budget. But NRMA president Alan Evans says more money needs to be spent on all highways across Australia, with at least $8B needed to upgrade the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway.
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25 Apr 06 Reports tip an extra $1B for road upgrades in next month's Federal Budget. But NRMA president Alan Evans says more money needs to be spent on all highways across Australia, with at least $8B needed to upgrade the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway.
NRMA president Alan Evans says an E10 blend should not be mandatory for all fuels, but argues every petrol station in Australia should be required to have at least one E10 bowser to give motorists the choice of supporting sustainable fuels.
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24 Apr 06 NRMA president Alan Evans says an E10 blend should not be mandatory for all fuels, but argues every petrol station in Australia should be required to have at least one E10 bowser to give motorists the choice of supporting sustainable fuels.
Old man drought is again biting the eastern states, with almost half of NSW drought declared and a number of Queensland areas this week granted exceptional circumstances assistance. See first hand the ravages of drought and a wild dust storm in this video from the Hughes family, 'Autumnvale', Thargomindah, Qld. 21 April 2006.
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21 Apr 06 Old man drought is again biting the eastern states, with almost half of NSW drought declared and a number of Queensland areas this week granted exceptional circumstances assistance. See first hand the ravages of drought and a wild dust storm in this video from the Hughes family, 'Autumnvale', Thargomindah, Qld. 21 April 2006.
Although Asia has embraced western fashion, technology and lifestyle, it has been slow to change its culinary tastes, still preferring chicken, pork and seafood over Australian beef and lamb. 20 April 2006.
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20 Apr 06 Although Asia has embraced western fashion, technology and lifestyle, it has been slow to change its culinary tastes, still preferring chicken, pork and seafood over Australian beef and lamb. 20 April 2006.
MLA is using the Hong Kong market as a gauge for potential consumer reaction elsewhere in Asia to the return of US beef and so far Australian sales are holding up well.
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19 Apr 06 MLA is using the Hong Kong market as a gauge for potential consumer reaction elsewhere in Asia to the return of US beef and so far Australian sales are holding up well.
Australia is the first nation to regain accreditation to supply halal beef to the Malaysian market after it toughened the rules in January for halal slaughter methods. FarmOnline spoke with MLA regional manager Tim Kelf about the issue while in Kuala Lumpur last week, just prior to the Malaysian Government's announcement.
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09 Apr 06 Australia is the first nation to regain accreditation to supply halal beef to the Malaysian market after it toughened the rules in January for halal slaughter methods. FarmOnline spoke with MLA regional manager Tim Kelf about the issue while in Kuala Lumpur last week, just prior to the Malaysian Government's announcement.
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