A year of Barney: wins and losses
HEFTY advances in agricultural trade, especially live export markets, have boosted the Coalition’s performance rating on agriculture. But one year on from the 2013 federal election, failure to deliver greater detail on key agricultural promises - like the additional $100 million promised for R&D spending - has tempered the government’s overall rating. Read more
One year in: live exports
ONE of the Coalition’s biggest areas of agricultural self-satisfaction has been major advances in the live export trade and the opening of new markets, since coming into office 12 months ago. Read more
Where's the FDI register?
SHADOW Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has questioned the whereabouts of the Coalition government’s promised register of foreign investment in agricultural land and agribusiness assets. Read more
One year in: where we stand
OPINION:THIS government’s promise to rural and regional Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – increase profitability and build strength for the future – and we are delivering on that promise says BARNABY JOYCE. Read more