Rail network lease unveiled by committee

BROOKFIELD Rail is unlikely to pursue legal action against the WA government for publishing the lease and other critical contract documents underpinning management of the State's grain rail network.
BROOKFIELD Rail is unlikely to pursue legal action against the WA government for publishing the lease and other critical contract documents underpinning management of the State's grain rail network.
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FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA. THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA.
RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales. RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales.
TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress. TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress.
THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across rural WA crowding into the Varley Hall.
Groups travelled from as far afield as Darkan and Ongerup to participate in a day of networking, information sessions and brainstorming.
1:00 AM THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across...
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of WA.
20 Oct 14 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of WA.
RED meat industry leaders have broken new ground with a series of workshops seeking regional priorities for the industry's next five years and beyond.
20 Oct 14 RED meat industry leaders have broken new ground with a series of workshops seeking regional priorities for the industry's next five years and beyond.
THE Lewis family's renowned Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino stud has been purchased by the Ledwith family's Kolindale stud as a going concern.
19 Oct 14 THE Lewis family's renowned Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino stud has been purchased by the Ledwith family's Kolindale stud as a going concern.
A TREND away from sheep and into cropping in the past decade has left sheep numbers perilously low in WA, particularly with new markets demanding more protein.
19 Oct 14  1 A TREND away from sheep and into cropping in the past decade has left sheep numbers perilously low in WA, particularly with new markets demanding more protein.
CONTROVERSY has again erupted over a planned aerial cull of feral horses in the Kimberley, with Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) accusing the RSPCA of blocking the move.
18 Oct 14 CONTROVERSY has again erupted over a planned aerial cull of feral horses in the Kimberley, with Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) accusing the RSPCA of blocking the move.
18 Oct 14 AROUND the Waite's dinner table, at their Windmere farm, Waddy Forest, the second youngest of four children, Carris Waite (25) is helping to move the farming operation in a new direction.
FREE-SPENDING commercial buyers ignited the Angenup ram sale that sizzled from start to finish giving the stud one of the best results of the selling season.
18 Oct 14 FREE-SPENDING commercial buyers ignited the Angenup ram sale that sizzled from start to finish giving the stud one of the best results of the selling season.
BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality, sappy, white-woolled Poll Merinos slip through their fingers at last week's Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup.
18 Oct 14 BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality, sappy, white-woolled Poll Merinos slip through their fingers at last week's Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup.
18 Oct 14 THE name Coolcalalaya conjures up images of a station homestead perched on the banks of the Murchison River with shady lawns stretching to the edge of the water.
BARLEY variety La Trobe is on track to obtain malt accreditation by its March 2015 target, said Syngenta head of cereals Ben Miles.
18 Oct 14 BARLEY variety La Trobe is on track to obtain malt accreditation by its March 2015 target, said Syngenta head of cereals Ben Miles.
ACHIEVING Malt 1 barley status with Bass and Commander will not be trial and error, when the results of a study into nitrogen rates and timing are released.
Department of Agriculture and Food's (DAFWA) Katanning research facility is hosting one of four barley trials spread across the State, to find the right mix without sacrificing yield or grain quality.
18 Oct 14 ACHIEVING Malt 1 barley status with Bass and Commander will not be trial and error, when the results of a study into nitrogen rates and timing are released. Department of Agriculture...
SINCE 2010 the demand for sheep meat in China has skyrocketed according to Department of Agriculture and Food research, but one WA (DAFWA) processor says it won't last forever.
17 Oct 14 SINCE 2010 the demand for sheep meat in China has skyrocketed according to Department of Agriculture and Food research, but one WA (DAFWA) processor says it won't last forever.
IT was a bittersweet moment when the final hammer fell at the last Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset ram sale.
17 Oct 14 IT was a bittersweet moment when the final hammer fell at the last Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset ram sale.
WA growers are demanding a major overhaul of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) including cutting government funding from the researcher's annual budget of about $200 million.
17 Oct 14  3 WA growers are demanding a major overhaul of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) including cutting government funding from the researcher's annual budget of about $200...
WA'S predicted seasonal grain harvest for 2014/15 is continuing to slide against last year's record return of 15.8 million tonnes.
17 Oct 14  1 WA'S predicted seasonal grain harvest for 2014/15 is continuing to slide against last year's record return of 15.8 million tonnes.
TODAY'S youth are often labelled slack, uncommitted and self-entitled, but for Kojonup farmer Sam Jackson this couldn't be further from the truth.
17 Oct 14 TODAY'S youth are often labelled slack, uncommitted and self-entitled, but for Kojonup farmer Sam Jackson this couldn't be further from the truth.
WELLARD Group says its vessel, the Ocean Drover, will be out of action for up to three months after a fire broke out on board last week.
17 Oct 14 WELLARD Group says its vessel, the Ocean Drover, will be out of action for up to three months after a fire broke out on board last week.
WA landholders should have the right to veto requests for coal seam gas (CSG) fracking on their land, creating a more equal relationship with resource companies.
17 Oct 14  7 WA landholders should have the right to veto requests for coal seam gas (CSG) fracking on their land, creating a more equal relationship with resource companies.
A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine its grain freight strategy and develop associated policies to ensure the State’s freight infrastructure will meet future requirements.
16 Oct 14  1 A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine its grain freight strategy and develop associated policies to ensure...
THE roll out of the new $10 million investment in WA's sheep industry will be overseen by Bruce Mullan.
16 Oct 14 THE roll out of the new $10 million investment in WA's sheep industry will be overseen by Bruce Mullan.
ISSUES at the Muchea Livestock Centre have come to a head with Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) on the search for a new chief executive officer.
16 Oct 14 ISSUES at the Muchea Livestock Centre have come to a head with Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) on the search for a new chief executive officer.
CAN the WA grains industry pull together to implement a business plan that will double the industry's overall value in one decade?
16 Oct 14 CAN the WA grains industry pull together to implement a business plan that will double the industry's overall value in one decade?
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THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across rural WA crowding into the Varley Hall.
Groups travelled from as far afield as Darkan and Ongerup to participate in a day of networking, information sessions and brainstorming.1:00 AM THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar...
A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine its grain freight strategy and develop associated policies to ensure the State’s freight infrastructure will meet future requirements.16 Oct 14  1 A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine...