Does rural Australia have a gun problem?

RECENT tragedies may give the impression rural communities have a higher than average incidence of gun-related violence - but the issue is not a simple one.
RECENT tragedies may give the impression rural communities have a higher than average incidence of gun-related violence - but the issue is not a simple one.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
WELL it happened. All of the hype surrounding an imminent free trade agreement with the population Titan of the world - China - is finally at a stage where people can rejoice properly.
1:00 AM WELL it happened. All of the hype surrounding an imminent free trade agreement with the population Titan of the world - China - is finally at a stage where people can rejoice properly. | Naracoorte: hot, hot, hot!  | Blue ribbon sale hope 
THERE is a concept called responsibility. It means we are all answerable not only for our actions but also for the consequences of our actions.
02 Nov 14  39 THERE is a concept called responsibility. It means we are all answerable not only for our actions but also for the consequences of our actions. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | Feeding farmgate along supply chain 
NOT many people – including Coalition MPs – understand the details of the government's Direct Action plan.
31 Oct 14  18 NOT many people – including Coalition MPs – understand the details of the government's Direct Action plan.
31 Oct 14  1 THE government's new innovation and competitiveness agenda sends a positive message to foreign investors interested in Australian agribusiness.
BARNABY Joyce's big dam building plans will damage the environment and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector, says LEE RHIANNON.
29 Oct 14  23 BARNABY Joyce's big dam building plans will damage the environment and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector, says LEE RHIANNON. | National Water Commission to be...  | Hung out to dry as NWC scrapped 
THE PM is counting on foreign investors to achieve the structural change that he is not prepared to engineer himself, says ALAN MITCHELL.
27 Oct 14  15 THE PM is counting on foreign investors to achieve the structural change that he is not prepared to engineer himself, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Green paper whitewashes...  | Trade Minister hosts TPP talks 
TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.
26 Oct 14 TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.  | Good support for Leawarra  | Paramount rams make $1000 four... 
ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
15 Oct 14 ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
15 Oct 14 LAST week, during Mental Health Week, NSW Farmers launched the Glove Box Guide for Mental Health in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and The Land.
MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
12 Oct 14 MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture.
10 Oct 14  2 SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture. | Abbott dispels 'Asia's food...  | Abbott's line in sand on China FTA 
FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box.
04 Oct 14  2 FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box. | Australia Post must act, to the... 
PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us.
29 Sep 14  4 PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us. | Forestry industry in recovery:... 
WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out.
28 Sep 14 WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out.
THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR.
26 Sep 14 THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR. | Pip past the post for Rural... 
AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
24 Sep 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception.
24 Sep 14  8 THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception.

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Nico on numerous occasions you bag on about following the money trail. Well perhaps you should
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We should pump as much CO2 out as we can - get sea levels rising as quick as possible - more
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Interesting that the mega Corporations like Coles, so vigorously fight for free and open markets
THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.22 Nov 14 THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.
A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership.22 Nov 14 A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food...