More than 2000 farmers have marched on Parliament House in Canberra in protest against government policies which have eroded their right to use their land without fair compensation.

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THE Federal Government will have nothing to do with a farmers' rally on property rights, saying it will not give in to people who use self-harm to advance their agenda.
THE National Farmers Federation is having nothing to do with Tuesday's farmer rally at Parliament, where at least 1000 protestors are expected to demonstrate for recognition of property rights. But the NFF says it won't be avoiding Parliament House altogether, and will pursue the property rights issue "diplomatically" at a series of ministerial meetings on the inside, while farmers rally outside.
MORE than 2000 people have arrived at Magna Carta Place in Canberra for today's property rights protest by farmers, but already this morning Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has dismissed the issue, saying their problems have nothing to do with Federal policies.
NSW Farmers Association president, Charles Armstrong, says property rights will be big issue for the Federal Government and Opposition in the lead up to this year's Federal election.
Audio from the press conference with NSW Farmers' Association president Charles Armstrong.
Rural Press Canberra correspondent Lucy Knight reports from the protest where the crowds are building.
Crowds are rolling in for today's property rights protest in Canberra, which will include speakers such as Peter Spencer and Alan Jones.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is at a loss about farmers' property rights, saying the protest in Canberra has nothing to do with any Federal policy.
TODAY'S farm rally erupted with a deafening cheer when Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, made a surprise address to the thousands of farmers protesting at the front of Parliament House, pledging his support for fair compensation for lost property rights.
TODAY'S farm rally erupted with a deafening cheer when Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, made a surprise address to the thousands of farmers protesting at the front of Parliament House, pledging his support for fair compensation for lost property rights.
NSW Farmers' Association mining taskforce spokesperson Fiona Simson used Tuesday's protest in Canberra to remind the public the debate was not just about land clearing laws, but how farmers are powerless to stop mining interests from over-running private land.
OUTSPOKEN Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce was not afraid to use the c-word at Tuesday's property rights rally in Canberra.
Nationals Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce's address the protest rally.
AN EMOTIONAL Peter Spencer addressed the property rights rally in Canberra Tuesday, after more than 3000 gathered in the capital to march on Parliament House, inspired by his 52-day hunger strike protest against the theft of property rights.
A wrap up of the property rights protest march in Canberra, featuring interviews with farmers who participated, as well as Peter Spencer and Alan Jones.

  

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