Productivity a worker's best friend

MAINSTREAM Australia needs big productivity gains, and that will require massive investment in public infrastructure, says ANGUS TAYLOR.
MAINSTREAM Australia needs big productivity gains, and that will require massive investment in public infrastructure, says ANGUS TAYLOR.
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AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases. AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases.
THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future. THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen. WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.
ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet. ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet.
CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of
17 Dec 14  1 CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of "unconscionable conduct". | Coles, ACCC to settle supplier case  | Code for cracking supermarket power 
THE reality is that with the new $11 billion deal with Telstra inked, this will be as good as it will get for the foreseeable future.
16 Dec 14 THE reality is that with the new $11 billion deal with Telstra inked, this will be as good as it will get for the foreseeable future. | Rural Aus left waiting for NBN  | Telstra's new NBN win 
WITH public debate raging about bank foreclosures on debt and drought-savaged farm businesses, is the media helping or hindering?
16 Dec 14  13 WITH public debate raging about bank foreclosures on debt and drought-savaged farm businesses, is the media helping or hindering? | Rural debt data delivered  | Katter 'all talk' on rural... 
TAMWORTH grazier and egg farmer Bede Burke was planning to produce free-range eggs, until he heard about avian influenza.
15 Dec 14  9 TAMWORTH grazier and egg farmer Bede Burke was planning to produce free-range eggs, until he heard about avian influenza. | Rock chicks in excess  | Cracking demand for free-range 
IN 38 regional electorates in the past 15 months PAUL FLETCHER has heard a clear message: people want better mobile coverage.
09 Dec 14  3 IN 38 regional electorates in the past 15 months PAUL FLETCHER has heard a clear message: people want better mobile coverage. | Rural Aus left waiting for NBN 
ADAPT or die. How often have we heard that, and how often does it get forgotten as we go about our day-to-day business?
30 Nov 14  30 ADAPT or die. How often have we heard that, and how often does it get forgotten as we go about our day-to-day business? | Rural Aus left waiting for NBN 
THE three FTAs we have secured in Asia are with countries to which we already export - but India is all fresh potential, says MP DAN TEHAN.
24 Nov 14  1 THE three FTAs we have secured in Asia are with countries to which we already export - but India is all fresh potential, says MP DAN TEHAN. | Robb chuffed with ChAFTA  | Aus-China FTA ag outcomes at a... 
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.
23 Nov 14 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. | Green paper whitewashes... 
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  25 BARNABY Joyce's big dam building plans will damage the environment and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector, says LEE RHIANNON. | Hung out to dry as NWC scrapped  | Water plan no dam good for ag 
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.
28 Oct 14  25 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. | Three dead in Victorian rural... 
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.

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Producers borrow way to much and when it all goes bad the bank gets the blame my neighbours
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What amazes me is the constant blindness I see as to what is going on here. Creation of money
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Im getting sick & tired of this tit for tat. Really, all shareholders care about is lower
ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH chairman Wally Newman to dump his membership.19 Dec 14  5 ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH...
THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two parcels of land in the Packsaddle area.19 Dec 14 THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two...